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13 - 19 JUNE 2020


Join Tim Groen (E-RYT 500), advanced Hatha Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga teacher from New York,
for an immersion in a yogic lifestyle for all men* who have at least some yoga experience.
Deepen your practice, with a teacher who is loved for his warmth and lighthearted approach.
Make new friends with whom to share your love for yoga in a beautiful, safe environment.
Enjoy locally harvested, delicious, vegan meals to further reset your system.
You’ll leave with confidence in your yoga practice, feeling peaceful, clean and light.

*Straight, Gay, Bisexual & Trans men.


Join us on this 7 days full-immesion of yoga to deepen and refine your practice in a safe and spectacular setting with other men.
We will start the day with a soothing morning meditation, and you will enjoy two yoga classes a day, a late morning and an evening yoga class. The yoga practices will be for all levels of practitioners (some experience of yoga will be required to take part in the retreat), and with lots of personal attention from Tim.
Three workshops will be devoted to specific yoga topics, such as inversions, breath and ancient yoga philosophy.

In between scheduled activities you’ll have plenty of time to get to know fellow participants, enjoy the beautiful medieval hamlet of Querceto – a 1000 years old hamlet nested in the heart of Tuscany’s largest national Park, Monte Rufoli – relax by the beautiful infinity pool in the spectacular olive grove, take a walk in the national park that surrounds the hamlet, or hit  the nearby secluded Mediterranean beaches. There’s no shortage of activities to choose from in or around this prime location!

Daily activities will include:

Morning & afternoon yoga classes in a beautiful converted barn at the top of the hamlet where you can enjoy spectacular views over the valley
Meditating in the garden overlooking the national park
Workshops on: Pranayama (yogic breath); the ancient philosophy of the Yoga Sutras (the sacred yoga texts), and inversions (upside-down yoga postures)
– Enjoying breathtaking sunsets dinners in a private square overlooking the hamlet
– Eating healthy, vegan meals and snacks
– Relaxing by the infinity swimming pool in the olive grove overlooking the valley
– Evening sound baths & circle gatherings

Optional activities:

– Professional massages on site
– Individual (Private) Yoga classes
Hiking through Monte Rufoli national park
Walking meditation, extra meditations (with Tim)
Mini Yoga workshops on requested subjects with Tim
Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea
– Visiting local hot springs for an evening soak
Guided tours of nearby medieval and renaissance townships, like Volterra, Pisa or San Giminiano

In order for Tim to give every participant personal attention the retreat will be limited to a maximum of 16 participants.
YOGA LEVEL: some experience required. Get in touch with Tim directly if you have any questions (email address: tim@timgroen.com).
If traveling from afar, we recommend arriving a day or two ahead of the retreat in order to minimize the impact of jet-lag. In this case, we strongly recommend staying in Florence or Rome, visiting these Renaissance and Baroque jewels of a city with their marvelous architecture and some of the World’s finest classical art.

Tim is a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Certified Continuing Education Provider) and this retreat can be accredited towards your continuing yoga education. If you would like a certificate of attendance please let Tim know.

Arrival:  13 June between 2-4pm
Departure: 19 June between 10-11am


06.30 – 07.00  |  Morning meditation & Pranayama
07.00 – 08.30  |  Morning Yoga Class
08.30 – 09.30  |  Breakfast on the terrace
09.30 – 11.45  |  Free Time*
11:45 – 13.30  |  Philosophy & Meditation
13.30 – 14.30  |  Lunch
14:30 – 16:30  |  Free Time*
16.30 – 18.00  |  Evening Yoga Class
18.00 – 19.00  |  Chilling together
19.00 – 20.00  |  Dinner

*”Free time” includes as of yet unscheduled activities and classes with Tim or others.
One afternoon will be ‘free time’ after lunch so activities can be scheduled that take longer: beach, excursion, etc


Tim Groen Yoga Teacher

Tim Groen is an Amsterdam-born, New York-based yoga teacher (RYT 500). He is a Jivamukti Yoga certified teacher and an Advanced Hatha Yoga teacher trained in India and the US. He started his practice in the late 1990’s. Tim teaches workshops in New York and Amsterdam, has led public meditations in New York City’s Highline Park for the past three years, and teaches regular classes at various yoga schools, including the renowned Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. In Tim’s classes and workshops you’ll learn traditional yoga techniques rooted in ancient philosophy, but taught in a current and applicable way. Students love Tim’s classes for his warm, easy-going style and clear, thorough instructions. His motto is: “Stretch the mind, calm the body.”
The traditional belief that the postures are most beneficial when combined with meditation and breath awareness is the foundation for Tim’s teachings. His goal as a student and a teacher both is to create an easeful body and a peaceful mind – and to have a good time getting there! “Deepening your practice starts with having fun with it!”
Tim is a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Certified Continuing Education Provider); his courses and workshops’ teaching hours count towards continuing education credits for Yoga Alliance certified teachers (see above).

For more information: timgroen.com

“Never without humor, the excitement in Tim’s sessions aims at inner poise and clarity.
Tim’s mastery of the poses, his flexibility, strength, and elegance of demonstration
make a helpful model to observe and learn from.
But more important is his personal attention to each student.
I would add that some of his training in the Yoga traditions comes from his study in India,
which, however important for him, emerges in class subtly and not didactically.
I learn something new every time…”

Joseph M, NYC


Single roomYou will stay in the renovated historical apartments of Querceto, a millenary hamlet purched on the edge of Tuscany’s largest National Park, Monte Rufoli. Located on the Etruscan Coast, Querceto is just a short drive away from beautiful and secluded Mediterranean beaches. The closest train station is Cecina, a short train journey from Pisa airport. We organise airport transfers from PIsa and pick-ups from Cecina station.


The diet on these retreats will be a delicious fusion of Eastern and Western cusines with a strong Tuscan influence.
All meals will be Vegan (with Gluten-free options) as Veganism best embodies the contemporary meaning of Ahimsa [‘non-violence’] – the very first observance on the path of Yoga.
All meals are prepared using primarily local, seasonal ingredients sourced by local organic farmers.





€ 599.oo

Price per person.
Two people sharing two single beds.
Includes all meals.

(Payment plans available)

€ 799.oo

Sleeps one person.
in a single or double bed.
Includes all meals.

(Payment plans available)

€ 1099.oo

One bedroom apartment.
Double occupancy: €1499.
Includes all meals.

(Payment plans available)


For all inquiries relative to the course CONTENT please contact:
TIM GROEN: tim@timgroen.com

For all inquiries pertinent to BOOKING a place on the retreat, accommodation and travel, please contact:
KIM BIZZARRI: info@healinginthewillows.com


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