Yoga is an ancient practice that comes from India, involving body, mind and breathing. Here, at San Ottaviano, we offer weekly innovative Yoga Classes (during the high season) surrounded by the peaceful nature of the estate's valley. You will work with Yoga asana (poses), breathing techniques and meditations during each class to help you to reconnect with your true nature through sensitivity and awareness. All are welcome and encouraged to join, whether you have been practising yoga for years or are a total newcomer curious about Yoga. Classes are in English and Italian.
About the Teacher
Gaia Ceccarelli: Born in 1979, in Tuscany, Italy. Movement and the body as an instrument to create harmony have always been an integral part of Gaia’s life. Her teaching style, emphasizes body awareness and alignment in a dynamic way, focusing the attention on cultivating sensitivity, honesty and concentration on the mat and in life. Her motto is ‘Become who you are’. Gaia is a 500 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga 4 All, Restorative Yoga, Sup Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation.
Traffic-free, winding, picturesque roads make San Ottaviano the ideal place for a get-away on two wheels. Our central location allows you to reach the famous medieval cities of San Gimignano, Volterra, Bolgheri, Massa Marittima, Castagneto Carducci, San Vincenzo, and Campiglia Marittima in short, beautiful day trips. Our street is paved and we are happy to offer you advice on our favorite motorbike tours! For longer motorcycle trips, we suggest the Argentario, the island of Elba, Siena, the hot springs of Saturnia and many other ideal spots for a two-wheeled adventure.
San Ottaviano has several basic mountain bikes available for our guests. These bikes may be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask that you take the bikes from their designated area (behind the woodfire oven) when you are ready to use them and that you return them to this area as soon as you are finished with them so that other guests may enjoy them as well.
We also offer the possibility to rent all types of bikes including professional street and mountain bikes. These bikes can be picked up off site or, if booked ahead, delivered right to the farm for your arrival.
There are several loop trails that start and finish from the farm. They are marked with different colored arrows. Please see the map provided at our reception for general descriptions, distances and difficulty.
Each trail is meant to be followed in one direction. The trails are great for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.
The routes can be downloaded to Google Maps on your cell phone.
In about 25 minutes by car, our guests can reach the sea where there are several facilities to rent gear for surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and much more.
We are very happy to book lessons for these activities at our reception desk.