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2017 Announcement

We are proud to announce the launch of our 2017 Yoga Retreat.


Nourish - mind, body and soul

We’ll nourish your mind, body and soul in a unique seven-day yoga and meditation retreat with Claire Murphy. It will run from Saturday 9 September to Saturday 16 September 2017.

We’ll nourish your soul on rural walks and visits to ancient walled towns and hilltop villages, castles and convents. You’ll also savour the relaxed atmosphere of la bella vita italiana in local cafes, shops, restaurants and markets.

We’ll venture a little journal writing and painting in The Watermill studio overlooking the river or under the shade of the vine verandah to nourish your mind.

And we’ll nourish your body with fresh, home-cooked, nutritionally balanced meals lovingly prepared by the Watermill cooks, with many of the ingredients freshly picked from The Watermill’s own gardens. There will be vegetarian options for every meal, of course. Private sessions with a local Shiatsu practitioner are also available, at cost, on request

Yoga, meditation and massage have been a way of life for Claire Murphy for more than 25 years and she’s passionate about teaching them. Together we’ve created a unique seven-day programme. You can find out more about Claire and the programme by visiting our 2017 Yoga Programme page for the programme and the Yoga Itinerary page for the itinerary

Everything is included in the cost of the retreat: workshops, accommodation (including all linen and towels), tours, pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants), painting materials and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca). You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest! We’ll take care of every detail so you can relax, renew, and spend the week being kind to yourself.

You don’t need to have any prior experience with yoga or meditation, and we will make each experience work for all levels. You can be assured of personal attention, too, as the group will be no bigger than 12 or so.

Come and join Claire and The Watermill team and nourish you mind, body and soul.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

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We would love you to join us.

Your hosts at the wtaermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon


Bring your partner!

Why not bring your non-participating partner as well? There’s a generous £250 discount for him/her if they share a room with you — and there’s plenty for them to do. Have a look at our suggestions by visiting our Activities for Non-participating Partners page.