Tuscan Retreats





Sisters Carol and Heather Newmarch invite you to join them in the beautiful mountains of Lucca Province in Northern Tuscany.

They work together to bring you opportunities to step outside of your day to day lives and take some quality time for yourself to focus on your own creativity, health and fitness.

Groups are limited to a maximum of six to eight people to ensure you recieve personal attention and a bespoke retreat holiday experience. 


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Heather is a qualified and experienced Yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, health & fitness coach and personal trainer. Her philosophy is that health and fitness should be part of your normal routine and a natural result of a balanced lifestyle,  good eating and having fun.


With over 20 years of financial management experience in private sector enterprise, Heather is also a business mentor and coach. 

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Carol is an artist, potter,  Relational Dynamics coach and Action Learning facilitator.  Her philosophy is that finding time for exploration of our unique creative expression is an essential ingredient for the enjoyement of good health, and a happy creative mind.


Carol has over thirty years of experience delivering group work, training and coaching for healthy and creative lives and business.







Our retreat venue is situated in the hills above the historic spa town of Bagni di Lucca, in the vicinity of the Garfagnana region, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fresh air and mountain views will restore and sustain you.


Our nearest city is the historic walled medieval city of Lucca and we are within easy reach of Florence


Carol and Heather will sometimes be joined by other inspiring leaders in health, fitness, environment and the arts ensuring that every retreat experience is tailored to your particular needs. Our retreat programmes can include, for example, yoga, walking, meditation, ceramics, visual art, creative writing and voice work. 

Casa Rosa Retreat guests are offered follow up coaching sessions after you return home, by skype or telephone, giving you personal support for any life changes you decide to make as a result of your time on the ‘healing mountain’

Retreat Holidays  start in Spring and continue through until the the end of November. There will also be some additional opportunities to join us for ‘Ecowarrior‘ weeks at particular times in the year. Please get in touch if you have anything you want to ask, or if you wish to book in as a group, or arrange a bespoke retreat or holiday. We are very freindly and approachable!



Time Out in Tuscany. Walking Holidays for Women. Great Company. Experienced Leaders. Fabulous Scenery. Quality Time for You. Single Women Welcome.


Time Out in Tuscany: Women’s walking holidays  

Saturday April  21st to Thursday April 26th 
Saturday April  28th to Thursday May 3rd
Saturday June 16th to Thursday June 21st
Walking to suit your fitness level. Fresh air and mountain paths.
Good food and good company.
We are joined by experienced health and fitness coach Sheila McGill, and each new day will take us to a different destination.  The week includes a city walk around the nearby beautiful Medieval walled Lucca. Your holiday will offer options for other activies, such yoga based exercise to support our journeying, swimming in the local outdoor pool, art and pottery workshops and local sight seeing.
 Yoga in Tuscany. Retreat Holidays for Women. Great Company. Experienced Leaders. Fabulous Scenery. Quality Time for You. Single Women Welcome. Casa Rosa Tuscan Retreats.Women’s Yoga Retreat  
Saturday June 9th to Thursday June 14th
Each day will focus on Yoga based exercise,  either on our beautiful terrace, or in our fitness studio.  The programme includes time for meditation and mindfulness practice, and time for you to spend as you wish.
As with our other retreat holidays, we include a city visit and optional supplementary activities.
Cost of  Womens Walking and Yoga Retreat Holidays: £950 
Inclusive of programme, food & accommodation, pick up from local rail station and transport during the week.
An early bird discount of 10% will given for bookings before the end of February 

Coming up later in 2018
(dates to be confirmed, but please do contact us for more info and to register  your interest)
Wildish Women: As we journey through our lives, we reach times of transisition. In this fabulous landscape we will explore our female energy and access our inner strength.  Using art & voice work, writing and ritual, ceramics and fire, we will explore our creative, spiritual anLooking down the hill at Casa Rosa In the sunshine with Wysteria on the Terraced archetypal female power. Are you interested in joining us on this journey? Next date: Summer TBC  


Playing with Fire: Exploring our fire energy and eating fire food to take us through Autumn into winter. Using drawing and clay to explore our creative process, firing our work in outdoor eco-kilns, using local materials as the Etruscans did. No experience is necessary for this retreat, but all levels are welcome from beginner to expert! Next dates for 2018: Autumn TBC 




Figures of all Kinds: Do you enjoy self assessment? If not, this is an unusual opportunity to bring your bookkeeping with you and learn how to manage it with ease. If you’re already confident, bring it anyway and do it here, with fabulous surroundings, good food and good company!  Our retreat will give you the opportunity to get your tax return done months ahead of time!  Bite sized info and support, sandwiched between yoga based exercise, walking and time out for local culture. Both you and your business will be fitter by the end of the week! Next dates for 2018: TBC

EcoWarriors: An invitation to informally share and learn skills about living sustainably and developing the land with permaculture principals. This will be a ‘working’ retreat, and participants will therefore be contributing to creation a sustainable centre for creativity and health. We welcome you whatever level of knowledge or experience you have.

Ecowarriors Cost: £350 covers your bed and full board for the week,  plus you share your skills for a fixed number of hours a day.   Next dates for 2018: March/April & September/October (please get in touch for details)

Individual Artist’s Retreats: Casa Rosa is the perfect inspiring place to stay.  If you need quality time to focus on your creative practice, be our guest!  We can offer to simply look after you with traditional accommodation, a room with a view and good food, or we can offer coaching support or a structured learning environment for your creative exploration.

Bespoke Retreats and Events: If you have an existing group who would like to come together, or you have an event or special celebration for which you would love to be in Italy, we can organise it for you. Get in touch and we can discuss your particular needs or ideas for a bespoke experience

Training and Team Building: Where better to develop the potential of your business? For further details of our bespoke training, mentoring, coaching and action learning, please get in touch.


For further information about the content of individual retreats, further dates, making a booking or to be added to our mailing list, please email us, using our contact page 

Or get in touch with Heather direct: 0044 (0) 7899 915 143  

For another perspective on Bagni di Lucca through the seasons, check out this award winning blog: Bella Bagni di Lucca

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