The Inner Peace Sanctuary was born out of Love.
Love for Silence. Love for Nature. Love for Deep Rest and Connection. Love for Peace and Home.


A space for meditation, contemplation, yoga and conscious harmonious living, the Sanctuary accommodates personal retreats, dark retreats, workshops and yoga teacher trainings, as well as meditation retreats for up to 12 guests.


Tuscany Sanctuary Meditation
Sunset meditation


This over 200-year old intimate haven is nestled on its own ten hectares of chestnut forest on a hill top with expansive views all the way to Corsica.


Chestnut Forest


As you arrive, you enter a different world, a world of peace and quiet where you are welcomed by the forest dwellers: deer, foxes, porcupines and elfs. The Sanctuary is located in one of the hidden off-the-beaten-track parts of Tuscany called ‘The Switzerland of Pescia’ in the foothills of the gorgeous and abundant Apennine mountains.


sanctuary view


We are only one hour away from Florence and Pisa, the beach and even ski slopes as well as only 40 min from beautiful Lucca with many tranquil, picturesque and quaint medieval borgos (fortified towns) nearby offering a truly magical experience.


Barga Tuscany
Barga, fortified town nearby, is a great excursion destination


The meals we serve are wholesome and delicious Italian, Indian and Middle Eastern fusion cuisine, crafted with organic locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. Most dairy products we use are artesanal and from nearby small farms, ensuring the respectful and loving attitude towards animals and the production process.


Pomegranate budding


Please note that as the intention of this space is to be a non-violent harmonious and conscious spiritual sanctuary there is no meat/fish, alcohol, drugs and tobacco being used on the premises.


Italian Potatoes


The Tantric Way Series 

The Tantric Way 3-week Series

21-day process with Gaia Ma

9 – 29 June 2019

Immerse yourself into a spontaneous and carefully crafted process of exploration & expansion that will allow you to connect intimately with your purpose, lifeforce and deepest truth.

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To inquire or book feel free to contact [email protected]

Love · Evolve · Awaken™ RYT-200 Tantrik Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Love Evolve Awaken YTT200

6 Jul – 8 Aug 2019 – with 4-day Silent Meditation Retreat

3 Sept – 6 Oct 2019 – with 4-day Bhakti Module

From EUR 2599 including 32 nights of accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals, Tantra intro workshop, weekly sauna nights and weekend trips into Tuscan towns & surroundings. Rates going up 6, 3, 2 and 1 month in advance.

One of the longest RYT-200’s in the world with 250h total. Go deep and get empowered for success in your new life as an inspiring yoga instructor.

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5-day Silent Hridaya Meditation Retreat

Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat

20-25 October 2019

Dive deeply into the Spiritual Heart with us for a full week of various meditation techniques, slow Hatha Yoga, inspiring discourses, beautiful Sufi poetry and lots of Silence.

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Would you like to enter a space of Stillness & Contemplation, going deep into your own Heart to find Presence and Truth?

We will sit together immersed in the teachings & practices of Advaita Vedanta, non-duality, the core & destination of all spirituality, evoking Oneness Consciousness directly through the path of the Spiritual Heart.

There will be several sessions of meditation each day, guiding you gently through a number of techniques from Advaita, Kashmiri Shaivism, Tibetan Buddhism and other mystical traditions, complemented by a daily Hatha Yoga session, dharma discourse and plenty of Sufi poetry to inspire us all to go deeper.

Hridaya signifies our Ultimate Nature that we can learn to rest in as the Self that is eternal and invincible.

This retreat if open to both, beginners and seasoned practitioners on the path of meditation.


The tuition of the retreat is by donation, while for accommodation and all vegetarian meals we ask the following:

6-bed shared room: EUR 300

Small private single room: EUR 500

Double room (price for 2 people): EUR 800

Triple room (price for 3 people): EUR 1100

Apply now if you feel the call of the Spiritual Heart.

Partial scholarships available for lowest-income participants.

Contact & FAQ

For any enquiries, feel free to contact us at

[email protected]

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The Sanctuary will open for guests in June 2019, feel welcome to read the reviews of our ashram in Guatemala to get an impression of the experiences we offer.

Frequently Asked Question

  1. How do I get to the Inner Peace Sanctuary?

We will send you detailed directions with your booking confirmation. This way we minimize spontaneous visits and ‘drop-ins’.

  1. What’s the climate like?

We are at an altitude of about 700m/2000ft , which affords us a nice breeze in summer while keeping it pleasant from spring to autumn.

  1. What to bring?

– Comfortable clothing including something warmer for the mornings & evenings, swim suit if you are planning to join the steam room or sunbathe
– Your personal products and supplements; as we are using some of the grey water for the gardens, and in any case all of it goes into the earth, we ask to use only nature-friendly body care products
– We encourage you to bring your own yoga mat. However, simple yoga mats and meditation cushions are also available
– Comfortable shoes for hiking around the forest
– Slippers for inside the house
– Flashlight/headlight
– Notebook and a pen
– Any sacred objects you would like to have with you
– We’ll make weekly trips to Tuscan cities nearby so having some “city clothes” if you prefer

  1. What not to bring?

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  1. Can I just come on a personal retreat?
  2. Do you have Wifi?
  3. Do you have yoga mats & cushions or should I bring my own?
  4. Do you offer work exchange or Seva?
  5. Are there any shops nearby?