Yoga in Tuscany…NEW!

July 8 – 14 and/or July 15 – 21, 2018, with Monica Voss
*Sorry, both weeks are full, add your name to the waiting list.
From $900 (not including transportation, meals)

Benvenuti a Saletta – A Florentine farmhouse
Enjoy comfortable, characterful accommodations at Saletta, a historic working olive oil farm in the hills above Florence. Two large, remodelled farmhouses with modern amenities and spectacular views of Florence and surrounding vista are an ideal base for regional sightseeing ( or a quiet idyll. Saletta is a scenic, 30-minute drive from Florence city centre, four kilometres outside Fiesole, a small town with a beautiful Roman amphitheatre, restaurants, specialty shops, and a supermarket. Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Perugia, Assisi, the Chianti region,  and Bologna are all accessible by car or train.

*Please note the first retreat begins in Italy at 4:30pm on July 8 and concludes after breakfast July 14. The second week begins July 15 at 4:30pm and concludes after breakfast on July 21. For the first week, travellers from North America must depart July 7 or earlier and can return July 14 or later. For the second week, they must depart on July 14 or earlier and return July 21 or later.

Monica Voss has been a student and teacher of yoga for over 35 years. In addition to co-owning and teaching at Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally.

Your payment is broken into two parts. The fee for twice daily yoga instruction of $500 is made directly to Esther Myers Yoga Studio. EMYS accepts cash, cheques, debit, Mastercard, and Visa. For room assignments and more information contact Monica Voss,

Following registration with the Studio, contact Kevin Choong at Merit Travel (, 416 345-9726 x5317, TICO-registered #50017684) to pay for your assigned accommodations at Saletta. The following prices include 6 nights accommodation.
Shared room (pp)…$400
Single room…$600
The houses all have three bedrooms and an extra sitting room that could be a bedroom.  All bathrooms are shared – there are 2 in one house and 3 in another. These are family homes, not guesthouses or a yoga retreat centre. Each house can accommodate 5 people and although there are single rooms, they are few – one or two per house.
Prices listed are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes and agent’s fees. Please bring your own yoga equipment for yoga indoors and out.

Meals and housekeeping will be arranged once the group has formed. The costs are unknown until that time, but will be shared, reasonable and paid in euros in Italy.
A rental car or two will be useful for shopping and excursions.

Flights can be booked with Kevin Choong at Merit Travel, through your own travel agent or on the web.

If you must cancel your trip, the yoga portion will be refunded by EMYS upon receipt of written notice, according to the following timelines:
– More than 120 days prior to departure date, 50% refund
– Less than 120 days prior to departure date, no refund.

Please contact Merit Travel regarding their cancellation policies and to purchase travel and medical insurance.

Esther Myers Yoga Studio is not responsible for any refunds for transportation, accommodation or meals.