Experience rich landscape of Val D’Orcia, Tuscany through the lens of a camera during this adventurous photography workshop and yoga retreat.
You'll spend your days shooting landscapes and architecture, taking an electric cycling tour through the Tuscan countryside to scout for photographic locations, visiting the natural thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni, and doing daily restorative morning Yoga sessions.
Your workshops will take place by the gardens of your luxurious countryside villa, during which you'll review your daily images on-screen and receive helpful suggestions. Instruction will revolve around better composition, finding the best light for your images and answering technical questions to help you master your equipment.
- 5 nights luxury accommodation
- vegetarian brunches & dinners made with locally-sourced ingredients
- photographic workshops
- daily yoga
- e-cycle tour and visit to Bagno Vignoni thermal baths
- mindful walk to Pienza
- transportation from & to Siena train station
Ben is an award-wining wildlife photographer recognised as one of Britain's leading professionals. His spectacular images have earned him numerous prestigious international awards including the British Wildlife Photography Award and the Windland Smith Rice Awards USA between many others. A regular contributor to the BBC Wildlife, Birds Illustrated, Birding (USA), Birdwatch, Living Edge, The Countryman, Cheshire Life, to name a few. He is the Vice-President of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and enjoys teaching wildlife photography workshops around the world.
This villa has six bedrooms, living rooms with three kitchens, dining room, a gym/Yoga Shala and vegetable garden.
Hand-painted tiles, old oak wood floors and hand-made coat hangers maintain the atmosphere of a typical Tuscan country home, but you'll stay comfy with AC, central heating, double-glazed windows, heated pool, WiFi and fully equipped kitchens.
There are many outdoor patio spaces to enjoy the stunning views and fragrant agapanthus, lavender and roses surrounding the villa.
This is a sample of what a day on the retreat might look like. All activities are optional and all levels of Yoga practitioner are welcome.