Cooking & Yoga Workshop in Florence

Cooking & Yoga Classes in Tuscany

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Want a fabulous weeklong getaway with daily cooking, yoga, and meditation classes, along with excursions throughout beautiful Florence and Tuscany?

Cooking Classes in ItalyStart the sunny season out right and take a trip to beautiful Tuscany this May with me and my friend Anna Fidz, yoga teacher and kindred spirit who trained in the Integrated Sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Aryuveda yoga tradition at YogaWorks in New York City.

You can bask in the sun, enjoy the private pool and daily yoga and cooking classes, relax, socialize and explore the many beautiful and tasty offerings that this gorgeous part of Italy has to offer. Tour includes sightseeing trips to Florence, culinary walking tours, and a tour of a winery with wine-tasting and lunch.

Since there’s limited space (12 people), please let me know right away if you’re interested to participate.

Situated in the heart of Chianti wine-making region, just 10 Km south of Florence and within easy reach of most popular tourist attractions in Tuscany, the estate offers convenient and comfortable accommodations for those seeking an unforgettable holiday amidst amazing views of Florence and its surroundings hills.

Feeling tired after all the Florence museums visits? Chill on one of the relaxing and panoramic porches while tasting a glass of Chianti wine, then give in to the inviting private pool and bathe in the sun rays.

For outdoor and adventure loving guests, we can also organize trips to some of the most idyllic hidden natural and historic locations in Tuscany.

Date & Venue

May 26 – June 2, 2012
Villa Poggio
10 km south of Florence

Retreat Features/Highlights

  • Daily cooking lessons with a focus on healthy foods. Beginners welcome.
  • Yoga/meditation classes twice a day. Beginners will be accommodated.
  • Free time to use the swimming pool, take walks or alone time
  • Culinary walking tour of Florence, browsing/shopping at the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale
  • Tuscan wine-tasting excursion with lunch


Cooking Class FlorenceVilla Poggio’s terraces and rooms sit atop a majestic hill giving you one of the most spectacular views on Florence and the Chianti hills.

It contains a large kitchen, dining room, sitting room with satellite TV, relaxing garden with fish pond and a private swimming pool. It is situated in the heart of Chianti winemaking region, just a few kilometers south of Florence. Pricing is for double-occupancy rooms (separate beds and own bathroom).

About Anna Fidz

Trained in the Integrated Sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Aryuveda yoga tradition at YogaWorks in New York City, Anna moved to Ireland a few years ago, building a huge, dedicated following in Dublin.

Her classes infuse breath and movement in a healing and transforming way. She has led workshops and retreats in France, Turkey, Ireland and the US, as well as conducts corporate events and private sessions.

About Jennifer Iserloh

Jennifer IserlohFor those who don’t know me, I am a trained chef, author and health expert — having created thousands of delicious recipes, articles, and blogs posts for TV, print and web publications including The Today Show, Living Well With Montel, SELF, Prevention, In Style, People, First For Women, AOL KitchenDaily, and LiveStrong.

It’s been my mission to show people that healthy cooking can be fresh, fun and flavorful – including techniques from professional kitchens to empower you to take on a bigger role in your own health while enjoying life more.

Package Details & Pricing

Limited to 12 people, all ages welcome. Package price includes daily yoga, meditation and cooking classes, meals and accommodations for 7 days/nights with arrival & departure on Saturday noon. Wine-tasting with lunch at regional winery. Culinary tasting and shopping at the San Lorenzo market. Use of private pool, art room. Tour guides for select trips. Excluded are airfare and transportation to/from airport. Wine will be available at cost. Transfers between villa and train station can be arranged.

Retreat fee: 985 Euro (1300 US Dollar)

To reserve your spot, we will process a 300 Euro deposit through the Paypal button below. For more info/detailed schedule, please email Anna or Jennifer.

Thinking About Participating?

Since there’s limited space, please let me know right away if you’re interested to participate. Once you have confirmed availability with Anna or Jennifer, please click on the PAY NOW button below to submit your 400 USD deposit to reserve your space. Payments are securely processed through Paypal — though you do not need a Paypal account to complete your payment.


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