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What is so special about this holiday?

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My name is Ilze. Me and my family live in Copenhagen, Denmark. First time I traveled to Tuscany in 2010 and I absolutely fell in love with it. There was something magical in the scenery that takes your breath away every time you see it. The green hues of grass covered hills, sunshine, stone built villas and stunning lines of cypress trees. And the food of course, the Italian hospitality, the history and culture, and the man I fell in love with was born here. From that time, my heart belongs to Tuscany. Since then I’ve always encouraged my friends and family to travel there and experience it themselves. No wonder so many poets and artists have been inspired to their most famous works living around here. Now I’m inviting you, come and let us take care of you!
I am first time mother myself to a wonderful boy and always coming to Italy with him I’ve been overwhelmed by humble attitude towards kids here. They are everything. Just look at the kids food aisle in supermarket, no wonder Italians teach  healthy and good food importance to their kids. And the sunshine here is always plentiful, they have never heard about giving vitamin D drops to their babies.It’s all about the family here.

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“My favorite thing to do on this retreat is to take a hike in our serene private forest with my baby in baby carrier, I particularly like to carry him around in it and feel so close to me, then on the way back do the last bit with bare feet, I find this incredibly energizing, the connection between me and the earth, and then soak my feet in our spacial luxurious foot detox bath enjoying a cup of tisana (Italian name for herbal tea). Absolute bliss!”

As mothers we have put together this holiday for you with everything we are and were longing to do ourselves while on maternity leave and beyond. We took our experience and put it in handpicking a safe, serene location in hills, gentle yet effective exercise to help you strengthen your body, beauty treatments, babysitting, exploring local culture and towns, indulge in local cuisine and wine and meet like-minded mothers to share your experiences or just talk about your babies. We know we can do that for a while. Come and have an EASY holiday! So what’s so special about this holiday? It’s you and your baby.

Come and enjoy yourself what Italians mean by *”Dolce far niente”
*The beauty of doing nothing

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How will you benefit from yoga?

 “As mothers your body has, and continues to, endure a lot. It deserves a bit more attention now than ever before. Yoga is an ancient practice used to enhance the performance of the mind and body. It is used as a tool to learn how to control the mind through physical movements. Yoga is not only great for your mental well being but it also has endless advantages to your body. There are numerous proven medical benefits, which include; increase in brain activity, increase motion in joints, improves posture (especially after carrying a child), increases muscle strength and energy levels, while toning the body, improves sleep, stabilizes and reduces weight, can help lower blood pressure (many mothers suffer from increased blood pressure after giving birth), decreased stress levels, helps ease migraines, and improves digestion and balances metabolism. Although being a new mom takes up most of your time it is incredibly important to get involved in some sort of physical activity. Yoga is a great way to get your body healthy again that is gentle enough for your body yet challenging and energizing.”

If you are at advanced level or beginner our yoga instructor will make sure you are comfortable and challenged enough on a mat.  

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We have different guest yoga instructors joining us for each retreat week. Check your weekly agenda for exact teacher and full program.


 Meet Anete

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She is our good spirit around here. She will make sure there is no dull moment for you or your little one during the holiday. Anete is a professional events manager based in Bristol, UK and besides industry work also organizes corporate events and retreats, private parties and weddings.
“Having quite stressful lifestyle I was once introduced to yoga and I have to say it was the best decision I ever made. It calms me and helps me concentrate so I can look at things with fresh perspective. I love Italian food and culture, and there is so much to see! DolceMama is exciting holiday and I’m very happy to be part of it. When providing moms with holiday options, we try to understand every mums lifestyle, preferences, needs and assure them that  they and their babies are in good hands. The location of this holiday is amazing, I just love Tuscany, it’s my favorite holiday destination.”

 

 

“Go for authentic italian gelato in San Gimignano in gelateria Dondoli (raspberry and rosemary flavor is a must). DolceMama is the best holiday option you will find in Tuscany  for you and your baby and definitely the best value for money. I recommend it to every mom, who likes to feel special, treat her body and soul in beautiful location while meeting other moms from all around the world.”


Meet Rita

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Our certified beautician.
All the treatments are performed with local Eco hypoallergenic products. All massages are performed with freshly pressed virgin olive oil. We handpicked our brands to provide you with the real Italian beauty
experience. From high quality Eco cosmetics for your face, to olive oil and rosemary bath for your feet. Indulge in relaxing back massage, facial cleansing or chocolate massage (yes we offer chocolate massage!) .You can book your treatments on arrival, directly with her or later in the week.

“Every woman loves to be pampered and special, whether it’s facial treatment or massage. The feeling of someone taking care of us makes us feel special . And it’s the key to happiness.”