Bagno Vignoni, Italy, September 16, 2017 — Some things obviously belong together: peanut butter and jelly, Popeye and Olive Oyl, shoes and socks, black and white, ham and eggs and, of course, Tuscany and spas. To do otherwise would be unnatural, and the Adler Thermae in Tuscany is as “natural” as it gets.
Situated between the Italian wine regions of Montepulciano and Montalcino, the Adler Thermae Resort and Spa features 90 luxurious room and suites, all of which have a balcony or terrace overlooking the Val d’Orcia.
Val d’Orcia features pristine, untouched landscapes filled with rolling hills covered with vineyards, sunflowers and grain surrounding the Orcia River which are the hallmark of this yet to be discovered region in southern Tuscany.
Owned and operated by the Sanoner family which has been in the hotel business since 1810, the Adler Thermae Resort and Spa is one of four resorts managed by the Sanoners, with the other three located in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy.
Now in the family’s seventh generation of ownership, Adler Spa is as beguiling as it is welcoming with hospitable charms which set it apart with a distinctive flair.
The Adler Thermae Resort is more than a spa, however. The Sanoners are pioneers in wellness and relaxation featuring a menu of more than 120 treatments that combine superb natural products with state-of-the-art equipment to provide the maximum in homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition and alternative healing techniques.
As 2017 comes to a close, three popular aspects of the Adler Thermae are the innovative yoga-based holiday packages which have been designed to accommodate all levels of experience. The yoga programs complement the five-star property’s 1,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor pools, baths and saunas that even male the ancient Roman baths at Caracalla pale by comparison.
Yoga workshops will be held in November and December with each program led by English speaking experts in their field. The seminars are open to spa guests from all levels of knowledge.
Yoga Experience – The Goddess Whisperer (November 26 through 30: from approximately $1,060 per person) will be led by Anna Lisa Tempestini, who will work with guests looking to reconnect with their female energy by, “exploring feminine mythology and archetypes and learning asana sequences to refine the perception of energy in the body.” Tempestini, who lives near the Montalcino region in a 16th century villa, is also a winemaker and cooking instructor. The four-day retreat begins on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
The retreat includes:
• Seven 90-minute yoga classes with Anna Lisa (two daily between Monday and Wednesday, and a final morning class on Thursday)
• One €100 spa gift certificate
• One Adler welcome gift
Yoga-O (December 3 through 7; from about $1,170 per person) will help participants start their yoga practice anew (the “O” stands for zero, or “new beginning”) with yoga instructor Massimiliano D’Apolito. The yoga workshops will focus not only on traditional poses, but also encourage guests to practice proper alignment in their daily activities, whether they’re driving, sitting at a desk or lounging on a couch. Ayurvedic specialist Dr. Nahrendu Babu will also be available to share expertise on diet, exercise, meditation and more.
The program includes:
• Four 90-minute daily yoga classes
• Two yoga massage sessions, with the instructor both assisting the student in various poses and performing massage techniques
• One private session with Dr. Babu to define the dosha, or mind-body type that’s responsible for physiological activity
• One Euro €100 voucher discount for treatments recommended by the practitioners
• One Adler welcome gift
Ashtanga Yoga & Ayurveda (December 10 through 14; from $998 per person) will be led by Elena De Martin, director of the Ashtanga Yoga School in Milan. Ashtanga is a vigorous, physically challenging style of yoga that synchronizes breath and movement and helps strengthen all areas of the body, especially the core.
De Martin spent many years studying with and assisting Lino Miele, one of Italy’s leading yoga teachers who was a direct disciple of Ashtanga founder K. Pattabhi Jois.
• Half board (breakfast and one other meal)
• Seven two-hour yoga classes with Elena (two times daily between Monday and Wednesday, and a final morning class on Thursday)
• One 50-minute Ayurvedic treatment (guests may choose the Abhyanga Massage, a full-body treatment using warm sesame oil; the Udvarthana Massage with deep-cleansing herbal pastes; or the Haki Flow massage to support proper body alignment, performed in thermal water)
• One Adler welcome gift
Adler Thermae’s three yoga packages are the ideal way to relax between Thanksgiving and Christmas in the glorious surroundings of Tuscany.
The Adler Thermae Spa is guaranteed not to be your “last resort.”
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