Italy·September 24 - 30 2023
Nourish your mind, body, and soul while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Italian countryside.SOLD OUT
Escape to the heart of Tuscany, Italy, with Outrun Gravity's Wellness Retreat, a transformative journey that combines the best of wellness, culture, and cuisine. Nestled in the picturesque Tuscan countryside, this retreat offers a holistic experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul. One of the key highlights of this retreat is the celebration of Tuscan cuisine and wine. Participants will immerse themselves in the rich culinary traditions of Tuscany through a hands-on cooking class led by local chefs. Delight your taste buds as you savor the flavors of freshly prepared Italian dishes and enjoy wine tastings showcasing the region's world-renowned vintages. As you explore the stunning landscapes and charming countryside, you'll be enchanted by the beauty of Tuscany. Short hikes through vineyards and olive groves will allow you to reconnect with nature, fostering a sense of serenity and mindfulness. In addition, a truffle hunting excursion will introduce you to the region's culinary treasures. A day trip to Florence offers a cultural immersion, where you can admire Renaissance art and architecture, and experience the city's vibrant history and contemporary charm. Outrun Gravity's Wellness Retreat in Tuscany is the perfect blend of relaxation, exploration, and indulgence, promising an unforgettable and revitalizing experience for all participants.
You will feel brand new after treating yourself to a week focused on mindful activities and connecting with nature. Nourish your mind, body, and soul by fueling your body with fresh, organic foods and drinks that optimize your energy and health.
Transform your mindset and learn to approach any challenge with purpose by establishing healthy routines like morning movement, organic eating, and gratitude practices. Our certified coaches will guide you through mobility and mindfulness exercises that give you the tools to create a confident, fulfilled lifestyle.
Dare to challenge yourself by participating in unfamiliar activities, such as truffle hunting, hiking in new locations, and trying new foods. Learn how you can thrive when pushed out of your comfort zone. Participate in challenges that allow you to become your best self while empowering others around you to rise with you.
Courtney founded Outrun Gravity in 2019 and is a certified personal trainer, life coach, group fitness instructor, and philanthropist with over 17 years of experience in the industry. His passion for seeking meaningful experiences was sparked by a cruise vacation trip where he found himself surrounded by unhealthy options and limited social connections that left him feeling unclear, lethargic, and guilty. These feelings created a desire to promote health, wellness, and community, which are the core values of this retreat.
Elise joined the Outrun Gravity team in 2020 and is an educator, certified life coach, and 200RYT Yoga instructor. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Elise began her career in education in the Dominican Republic, where she helped establish athletic programs and volunteered in the local clinic. Her education and public health background provide a strong foundation for supporting clients in the fitness community and working toward the holistic development of youth. Elise has led various exchange programs throughout her career, traveling abroad with students to provide cultural experiences and guiding them through volunteer work and outdoor adventures. Elise believes life is a team sport and that the strength of a community is essential to wellness. We all move together!
Arrive at the airport where our team member will greet you will a smiling face, ready to escort
you to La Fattoria Lavacchio, our stunning retreat location. Take your time to settle into your
room and then join the group for a tour of the property and a glimpse of what your next week
in paradise will look like. We will all meet for a rejuvenating post-travel yoga session before a
delicious, farm-to-table dinner where we can make our introductions and get ready for the days
The second day is where you can truly get a sense of the beauty of our retreat location, beginning the day with our usual morning bodyweight strength and conditioning class led by Coach Courtney, followed by a restorative yoga session with Coach Elise. Experience the Italian countryside like a true Tuscan by joining the group for truffle hunting, an activity that involves identifying areas where the truffle plant grows. The group will reconvene for a scrumptious dinner in the evening, where we will reflect on our first full retreat day and get excited about our next adventure.
After the regular morning workout and restorative yoga, we will be replenished and ready to truly bask in the glory of the Tuscan countryside by following a guided tour and hike of the property. Retreaters are free to spend the rest of the day exploring and reflecting before meeting again for our group dinner to conclude the night.
We will continue with our empowering morning movement routine on day four, and then we begin to step into the Italian mindset as we learn how they grow and prepare their food. Italy is famous for its organic everything, from the produce you cook with to the wine you drink, and with our inclusive cooking class with an Italian chef, we can learn how we can take a piece of Tuscany back to our home kitchens. If all goes well, we will use the truffles we gathered earlier in the retreat to experience the true meaning of farm-to-table.
We will be energized and ready to explore the historic city of Florence after our classic morning exercise, so be ready to hop on the train and get to know a new part of Italy. Whether you like to shop at local markets, admire European architecture, or hit up restaurants, there is a place for you in Florence
Italy is famous for its organic wines that are locally mined, so on day 6 of our wellness retreat, you will get to enjoy a wine-tasting tour and learn how wines are produced and perfected. Whether you are a wine newbie or fanatic, there is something for you in this unique, natural selection.
Day trip to Florence
Transport to FLR airport
Daily room cleaning
2 Glasses of wine with each dinner
Swimming pool access
At la Fattoria, we are forerunners in organic farming methods and producing sulfite-free wine.
We were also the first of the Chianti Rufina winegrowers to cultivate the land according to these principles. We have always strived to promote biodiversity and sustainable development. These principles are found in our motto: “Organic Lifestyle”.In keeping with this approach, Faye is turning her attention to the dictates of biodynamics, laid down by Rudolf Steiner, and is slowly beginning to apply their rules.
Outrun Gravity outdid itself at the Italy Retreat. OMG what an experience! From the yoga, to the hikes, to the wine tasting, it was all top notch. The location in Tuscany was to die for. The views from every angle was amazing. I couldn’t stop taking pictures. The most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. Thanks Courtney and Elise for the trip of a lifetime!
The very best of Tuscany and its way of life.
La Fattoria Lavacchio is the place for relaxing, being spellbound, treating yourself, having fun and taking full advantage of unique experiences. Enology, stays, gastronomy, activities, unforgettable excursions and milestone events, your Lavacchio travel diary reflects the very best Tuscany and its lifestyle have to offer
Florence (FLR) is the closest airport, we recommend flying into and out of FLR
Your purchase includes your room, breakfast, lunch, dinner, transportation to and from the airport, yoga, fitness classes, workshops, truffle hunting, cooking class, wine tasting, day trip to Florence and meditation classes.