Heart Of The Divine: Meditation Retreat in Italy - Bliss Body Journeys
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To ensure the utmost privacy of our guests during their stay, we disclose the exact location of the retreat upon arrival. Our beautiful venue is a 14th century mansion in Tuscany, Italy
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Our guests can arrive into our neighbouring airports or train stations where many taxis can be found to transport you to the retreat venue. From Pisa Airport (about 90 kilometres): The train from Pisa airport to “Castellina in Chianti - Monteriggioni” takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. From Florence Airport (about 60 kilometres) From Rome Airport (about 300 kilometres)
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The main focus of this retreat is to immerse yourself into meditation and Yogic practices and so we recommend arriving earlier to explore Tuscany or Florence and experience the incredible land. Or planning some time aside after the retreat for excursions.
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Our plant-based menu is full of nourishing and delicious Vegan masterpieces specially designed and curated for our retreat. Read more about our holistic experience in Italy here
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Our talented plant-based Chefs strive to nourish our guests with a variety of delicious food with a farm to table approach. A holistic Vegan breakfast and lunch will provide the necessary fuel for your day, before we conclude with an evening snack, preferring to skip a heavy dinner and go to bed with a light stomach. A range of herbal teas and fruits will always be available in the living area.
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To keep the space sacred, we don’t serve alcohol during this retreat to enable true holistic healing. You may enjoy a wide range of seasonal fruit juices and herbal teas.
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As we strive to create a holistic container, guests are not allowed to smoke on the venue and during the retreat.
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Our Chefs aim to accommodate all food preferences or intolerances throughout your stay. Please specify any specific requirements in your pre-arrival questionnaire. Our main menu is vegan and gluten free, if you have any other specifications, please let us know in advance
blank Is this retreat suitable for beginners to Yoga and meditation?
The Heart of the Divine Retreat is a welcoming experience for guests at all stages in their spiritual journey. Whether you are new to Yoga and meditation or infrequent practice, Vlada and our team will support you during your journey.
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Our daily Yoga sessions are 90-minutes and include asana and kriya practice as well as pranayama and long restorative rest. The perfect length to still the mind and reconnect to the body.
blank What is the style of Yoga taught at the retreat?
We offer a unique and balanced blend of Hatha, Yin and Embodied Movement.
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Journey-like meditations will take you into a state of light transe where you will explore your energy, subtle body, chakra system and creativity of imagination. Every meditation includes grounding and deep inner relaxation of the mind. Meditations are guided and easy to follow.
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As we recommend a digital detox to enable you to reconnect to your essence and find harmony during your stay, the exposure to Wi-Fi will be limited to one common area.
blank What is your policy in relation to COVID-19?
We are following precautionary measures and regulations in relation to COVID-19 - please explore our policy : https://blissbodyjourneys.com/covid-info/
blank How many guests will I share my experience with?
Our retreats have a maximum of 10 guests to ensure peace, seclusion and tranquility are at the forefront of your experience.
blank If I am a single guest will I share a room?
We consider our retreats to be a sacred space and so all guests will enjoy the privacy of their own luxury bedroom. Bathrooms will be shared with one other room. Shared occupancy is available only for close friends, family and couples upon request.
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Due to the ancient plumbery system and Italian regulations to preserve the architecture, the mansion keeps its original layout with a shared bathroom throughout the villa. Usually during the retreat two bedrooms share one bathroom.
blank What is your booking and cancellation policy?
Please refer to our booking terms and conditions here : https://blissbodyjourneys.com/terms-conditions/
blank Are there any other activities possible to arrange during the retreat?
As we strive to mainly focus on meditation and asana practice, we recommend to use free time for reflections and journaling, yet there will be a possibility to arrange an Energy Healing Session with Vlada De Sousa for a more deep healing journey.
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Welcome to the sacred space of embracing the sweetness of your heart’s centre.

Uneaerth your greatest expression and rediscover your relationship with the divine in the soul-stirring surroundings of Tuscan nature.

Journey Embraces


Seven day & six night stay in an exquisite private estate

Holistic vegan dining

Heart awakening meditation sessions

Restorative Yoga practice

Emotional & spiritual reconnection

Healing ambience of Tuscan nature

For those seeking to reconnect with their essence, this heart awakening retreat has been designed to nourish a state of internal Spring and renewal through ancient spiritual practices. Guided meditative journeys restore balance of the heart centre and cultivate joy.

Meditation retreatsuitable for all levels

Our private experiences pave a unique path for our guests, with personalised guidance every step of the way.

Experienced teachers guide our guests through their process, introducing beginners to new realms and deepening advanced practitioners capabilities.

It´s an intimate journey that can be experienced alone, with a friend or as if it was a couples retreat.

Looking inwards expands the heart space and ignites the sparkle of hope and faith to freely give and receive Love.

Created By

Vlada de Sousa

Bliss Body Journeys Founder and Spiritual Teacher


“An invitation to truly fall in love with life.

When we activate our heart centre and start living from a place of heart awareness, we connect to the endless spiritual elixir of love.

Our transformational and healing retreats are grounded in the ancient methods of Yoga, energy work, meditation and spiritual psychology to embody the teachings of love and heal from emotional suffering.”

Bespoke Program

A sacred container to facilitate the life-changing possibilities born through living and connecting with an open heart.

Bespoke step by step guidance into the wisdom and hidden jewels of the spiritual centre makes this retreat an exciting explorative experience.

We were inspired by the most beautiful Sufi poetry, ancient practices and our presence as ‘human beings’ to create a one in a lifetime heart-opening experience.


Set amongst enchanting forests and undulating hills, our Tuscan villa is a charming agriturismo where silence, earthy colours and fragrances effortlessly blend nature with simple interiors.
Rooms are designed to capture the ambience of the lux rustic villa, with many boasting views to the magnificent landscape. Absorb the healing energies of nature in the heart of the Italian countryside.


All-inclusive Journey

The Programme

Stay in an exquisite private estate

Pre-retreat support and guidance

Welcome Kit

Post-retreat support package

Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Guidance Daily Sessions

Heart Awakening Meditation Journeys

Restorative Yoga Practice

Pranayama & Sound Healing

1:1 Session with Vlada de Sousa

Holistic Vegan Dining

Gourmet Holistic Breakfast

Gourmet Holistic Lunch

Sunset Tea Sessions

Sacred Experiences

Sacred Fire Ritual “Agni Hotra”

Healing & Meditative Nature Walks

Reconnection with Nature & Elements

Seekers Testimonials

Book Your Sacred Journey

5-11 June, 2022

Heart Of The Divine


Starts from USD 1980

*shared occupancy

Schedule a Intro Call with our Host