Help & Info About our Retreats

Q. Why an Elixir Resorts & Luxury Yoga Retreat?

Easy, it's the retreat of your dreams. Sheelagh and her team are the heart of everything to ensure high standards and relaxed atmosphere are maintained.  You will experience yoga, meditation and great food in Tuscany, alongside other mindful people, and find complete relaxation in our boutique resort. Elixir Resorts & Luxury Yoga Retreats has been put together with a vision to fully deliver your expectations of a dream-holiday and retreat combined.

This is not a hotel setting, you will be the only guests so it will be comfortable, exclusive, and just like your own home.

 

Q. What’s the itinerary?

 

Each retreat is slightly different, but the essentials of yoga, relaxation, food, and fun are combined in each one. We have a dedicated HOT yoga room (40 degrees & 40% humidity), a Wellness Spa by Jacuzzi, Salt infinity pool, & tennis court. Great food, all inclusive beverages, and a day trip to one of the nearby towns…be surprised, it could be Siena, Florence, Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano to name a few! Plus, a trip to the nearby thermal baths. Ad-hoc activities include hiking, biking, relaxing in a secluded spot in a hammock and more. You are only guaranteed delicious food - we are not a restaurant, there is no menu, just local produce to feed your soul and your belly. (see below).

 

Q. What’s the cost? 

 

We offer 2 rooms in the main 17th century Libertine Villa, and 3 more spacious suites in the annex, and one budget room in the owner’s apartment. Please contact us directly for the budget option and availability! Rates range from €1850 - €5200 per person depending on your choice of room/occupancy. Please check the retreat pages for the current rates, early bird specials etc. Bookings will open once we have a timeframe for the necessary renovations to the property.

 

Q. Is the retreat all-inclusive? 

 

TOTALLY: Yoga, train station transfers (Chiusi Scalo), cuisine, spirits, wine, beer (local), excursions. The only extras are merchandise from our small boutique.

 

Q. Where is the villa, which airport do I fly in to, and how do I get to you?

 

L'isola che non c'è is located in Tuscany, in a strategic position close to the historical centre of Chiusi (2,3km). Fly to Rome, Perugia, Florence or Pisa then take a train to Chiusi Scalo and we’ll collect you. The villa is 8 minutes from the train station. Or fly and book a rental car. Once you book, send us your travel details (We can arrange an airport pick up at extra cost email contact@elixir-resorts.com). If you are in Europe maybe you would prefer to take a road trip. The Villa boasts breath-taking panoramic view of the Southern Valdichiana countryside and the natural park of Mount Cetona. Montepulciano, Pienza, Cetona, Sarteano, Assisi and the thermal centres of Chianciano and San Casciano dei Bagni are all very accessible.

 

Q. I have an allergy or a specific dietary requirement. How does that work? 

 

We aim to have everything sourced locally or home grown on the estate.  Therefore, please communicate any food requirements before the retreat so we can be prepared and confident to offer you the best we can. Wherever possible we will cater for all needs.

 

Q. I’m not a yogi, can I come?

 

Yes, why not immerse yourself in ‘a week in the life of a yogi.’  Yoga is life, and we want you to enjoy your time-out from reality to the full. Here you can learn to slow down, stretch, feel good, enjoy spa treatments, and sink into the perfect relaxing holiday. Do as much or as little yoga as you like. Learn to be kind to yourself.

 

Q. I’m a yoga teacher. Should I do this? 

 

Absolutely. As well as practicing yoga together, you will always find someone to chat yoga with. Likeminded people doing what they love most is the ideal harmony. Deepen your knowledge, and take advantage of the heated yoga room, and plenty of outdoor options to drop to your mat. You can immerse yourself, learn and share from each other and all in a relaxed light-hearted atmosphere.

 

Q. Can I come with friends? 

 

Yes, please do. We have one quadruple room in our annex as well as smaller rooms for sharing. Email us contact@elixir-resorts.com for special arrangements and booking options.

You can also opt to do your own bespoke Retreats and customize your own private luxury yoga experience. Contact us for more options.

 

Q. Is the weather good?

 

Outstanding! L'isola che non c'è sits on the top of a hill with far reaching views across the world-renowned Tuscan rolling countryside. Being at this height means we have beautiful fresh air & an abundance of beautiful Tuscan sunrises and sunsets. Plenty of photo opportunities for you social media junkies!

 

Q. Do you have mats/towels/props?

 

 Yes. 

 

Q. Laundry?

 

We have a laundry room at your disposal. Bed linen will be changed twice during your retreat. 

Q. How do I pay?

 

Please pay 50% deposit here on the website to reserve your space. We will contact you within 24 hours to introduce and share travel, and other information. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks (42days) prior to your retreat. (If you are booking within 6 weeks, select the pay in full option from the drop-down menu on each retreat page).  Bookings cannot be held without payment. All credit card payments are subject to a 2.9% processing fee. You can contact us to pay via bank transfer with no fee.

 

Q. What are the terms?

 

All payments are non-refundable, and no postponements are possible. You may transfer your booking to another person who is a new guest to ELIXIR and is not already booked on any retreat.  Please see our Waiver & Registration below.