I normally wouldn't tell my best friend to come to Tuscany to attend a yoga seminar. I love yoga and thankfully there is a wide choice for any of its practices all around. And yes, it sounds great to spend a week bending and stretching with awe-inspiring views over the rolling hills. But it sounds sad - at least to me - to have to forego Tuscany's fabulous wine and food whilst you're out here because of all that downward facing dog.
To make sure I can at last recommend a yoga seminar in Tuscany, the people from It's Yogafirenze and Villa Le Pianore organize a joint venture stretch with plenty of chances to taste, eat, drink and explore some of the area's best in food, wine, culture and nature.
VINYASA WINE AND WALKING AT LE PIANORE
Daily Ashtanga yoga, organic winery visits, great food, guided countryside walks, sightseeing (e.g. Sant'Antimo Abbey, Tuscany's Romanesque treasure) and a hot dip in Bagno Vignoni.
Join the troupers from September 24 to 28, 2014 (or just for a day if you happen to be in the area) at gorgeous Villa Le Pianore in the green hills near Monticello Amiata in southern Tuscany. More info on the seminar and its fees via email@example.com.
Have more time? Stay on and party along during the yearly wine harvest festival in Cinigiano.