Villa Chimera, Tuscany, Italy

FIERCE GRACE RETREAT with Michele Pernetta

Week 1: 
2nd - 9th July 2018

Week 2:
12th - 19th July 2018 

  • Classes on this retreat will be taught by Fierce Grace founder Michele Pernetta
  • Each retreat will be a small group of approx 14 people

This Fierce Grace retreat is set in a stunning valley at La Chimera, a 600-year-old village fortress that has been recently lovingly restored. Relax by the pool and enjoy the breath-taking views from one of the terraces. Stay in beautiful bedrooms with antiques and enjoy yoga on our outside wooden shala or evening meditations on the infinity deck looking out over acres of valley. Spend evenings in the bustling markets, at movie nights in the home cinema or local restaurants. Enjoy incredible food made from the freshest local ingredients, local wine, cheeses, truffles and outing to see the local walled towns and shops. 

Tuscany House Details:

  • 8-12 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Cabina sleeps 2 (has ensuite)
  • Woodland yoga deck
  • 1 - 2 Pools (depending on retreat size)
  • Most bedrooms with ensuite bathroom
  • 2 Dining Rooms
  • 4 Terraces, including Dining Terrace
  • 4 Living Rooms
  • Walks and Gardens

Why not rent this beautiful house for a private vacation with your family or friends? For more information about the house and surrounding area visit 

On the retreat enjoy: 

  • All the Fierce Grace classes with personalised instruction from one of Europe's most highly regarded and experienced teachers
  • Alignment workshops, personal instruction and adjustments, meditation and breath sessions, partner stretching PLUS other surprises
  • Gourmet food and other treats
  • Stunning surroundings and trips to nearby beaches and towns 
  • Judgment-free atmosphere, enjoy a drink or a lie in!

Excursion package:

  • The retreat also includes a trip to the famous medieval walled town of Cortona for dinner and shopping and coffee in the Citta Di Castello Market - the film "Life is beautiful” was filmed here.
  • Local trattoria for simple Italian dinner (best steak and pizza in the area).
  • Morning Italian Market in Citta Di Castello, medieval walled town for shopping (excellent for gifts) coffee, internet and seeing a real Italian market, clothes, plants, cheeses, honey.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Perugia airport from Stansted with Ryanair
  • Train Station Information: PERUGIA - Stazione Sant Anna, Piazzale Bellucci, 14-16, 06121 Perugia, Italy (halfway up the hill, just off Piazza dei Partigiani) - this is the most central train station in Perugia and is at the base of the escalators from the old City. If you are coming in to a train station please discuss with us first as it will require extra arrangement. CORTONA: CAMUCIA- we can arrange to collect you.


  • £995 (based on 2 sharing)
  • £875 (2 sharing) room without ensuite
  • Single supplement £315 (limited availability, depending on final numbers)

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation, meals (except for two dinners out), tea and coffee, some alcohol with meals, all yoga tuition.
  • Prices based on 2 people sharing.
  • Price excludes: flights, airport transfers, dinners out (although the local restaurants are very inexpensive) and cost of excursions. Total cost for 2 airport transfers, transport to dinners out and excursions: £100 (approx. €135). Payable in cash on arrival.



Named one of the best summer retreats by Pebble Magazine in March 2017.

Read Drew a Fierce Grace West regular and routine retreat attendee's review of the Italy Retreat.

"Michele and Terry are wonderful hosts at their villa located in the middle of a valley scooped out of the Tuscan hills.  It is a wonderfully peaceful setting which allows for a relaxing time and provides an ideal backdrop for a great retreat. Michele’s energy, enthusiasm, passion and knowledge tests and expands limits to new levels in classes and posture sessions. Her experience over many years of teaching many people means she has a complete and uncanny understanding of where an individual is - which can be unnerving for a while until you realise through her gentle (and sometime not so gentle) persuasion a weekend or longer spent on a retreat here can be one of the best ways to ensure a greater depth of practice is achieved; more is learned about it and, (maybe) more about yourself. " - Russell Whithair 

"Thank you for the most incredible 5 days - it has been packed with everything I love and the inspiration, adventure, food & fun has been endless" - Katie Young