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Back to Nature - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

September 28 to October 19, 2024 Yoga Teacher Training - Return to the Divine Feminine. Back to the ways of Mother Earth. We practise an embodiment of Nature through movement, meditation, breathwork and nutrition.

Back to Nature - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Back to Nature - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Time & Location

28 Sept 2024, 17:00 – 19 Oct 2024, 14:00

Tara Nature Retreat, Vocabolo I Fossi, 20, 06059 Todi PG, Italy

About the Retreat

Back to Nature - 200hr Universal Yoga Teacher Training is a 3-week holistic immersion in the beautiful Italian countryside.

Back to Nature supports us in coming back to wholeness, back to intuition, seasonal living and the wisdom of natural cycles. If we are intuitively connected, the body will know what to do. This is natural. This is an universal wisdom that can be channelled by anyone. A practice of breathing, thinking, eating and moving the body with awareness and knowingness. Knowing what is right for you, what feels good for your body, what is needed. To listen to your body, to respect your boundaries, to feel your emotions, to honour your intuition.

The core of our offering is about returning back to the Divine Feminine. Back to the ways of Mother Earth. We practise an embodiment of Nature through movement, meditation, breathwork and nutrition. It is not based on one asana style, teaching or philosophy, but rather combines ancient wisdom while working with the energy and teachings of the Five Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit/Ether). We explore the wisdom of Nature while exploring our inner climate and restoring ourselves to natural balance. By harmonising the yin/yang, feminine/masculine energy within us, we can find a natural rhythm that aligns with our most authentic Self.

This is a holistic practice founded on a wide variety of trainings and practices that Jelena & Caroline have experienced over the past 10+ years. Together they bring elements of playfulness, loving attention and empowerment to those who practise with them. This teacher training is meant to fill you up with a joyful, loving, fun, meaningful, transformative and empowering energy. The yoga is mainly based on Hatha Yoga principles, yet encompasses various styles - such as Tantra Yoga, Elemental Yoga, Sivananda & Vinyasa Yoga - and includes various other practices such as Dance, Shakti Rising, Emotional Release, Energy Clearing, Essential Oils & Thai Massage. This is a deeply intuitive and nurturing form of yoga and movement medicine.

Along with learning how to teach asana, create powerful sequences & flowing classes, planning a yoga retreat, developing your voice as a teacher, combining music & dance, guiding meditation & visual journeys, and moving energy through subtle techniques; this teacher training is also a healing experience. In an overly Masculine world, working with the Feminine brings us back to balance. This helps to soften the body and mind, while strengthening our relationship to Mother Nature and ourselves. This is a practice that turns into our own inner medicine. And then expands into an offering to share with others.

Whether you are called to become a yoga teacher, looking to deepen and enrich your current yoga path, feeling lost or out of balance, or looking for an immersion to empower and reconnect to yourself, this will be a powerful healing journey for all! You will receive the tools and training to create a regular intuitive Yoga practice for yourself, and if you feel called, to share this with others in classes and retreats. Sharing a style of yoga that is universal to all.

This training is for ALL. There is no experience requirement, gender or age limitation. Inviting every-body to move, dance and explore Nature's Wisdom with us. All are welcome!

Language: The main teaching language will be in English. However we do offer some translation in German, Dutch and Italian if needed.

Included in your Stay:

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Nourishing vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily guided yoga classes (Morning Yang/Evening Yin)
  • 200hrs of guided teaching - see curriculum below
  • Fire Ritual & Cacao Ceremony
  • Singing circles & Ecstatic dance
  • Excursions: visit Todi & hike to river
  • 3-week Immersion in Nature
  • Italian sunshine & a tranquil space for learning
  • Opportunity for deep transformation & healing
  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

Included in the Curriculum:

  • 2x Daily Guided Universal Yoga Practices (Yang mornings / Yin evenings)
  • Asana - alignment, demonstration & adjustment
  • Pranayama & Meditation techniques
  • Anatomy & Physiology (chakras, nadis, kosha layers)
  • Meridians - The Twelve Primary Energy Channels
  • Ayurveda & Nutrition - Learn Your Dosha Type, Seasonal Eating & Sattvic Diet
  • Buddhist Philosophy & Lifestyle: The EightFold Path, Mindfulness, Compassion & Loving Kindness
  • Balancing the Divine Feminine & Sacred Masculine
  • Communication & Developing Your Voice as a Teacher
  • Practice Teaching with Feedback
  • Structuring & Sequencing a Class
  • Hosting a Retreat
  • Business of Yoga & Yoga in Business
  • Authentic Relating - Embodying your unique Self
  • Awakened Leadership

Full Price:

Shared Room - €3.900 *FULLY BOOKED

Private Room- €4.500  *FULLY BOOKED

Reservations for 2025 now open! 

Early Bird Discount -€300

Need some support?  Support Ticket (single moms, students, low income ect.) €3.300

Want to offer support? Supporter Ticket (contribution to Support Ticket) + €300

About the Teachers:

About Jelena

Jelena landed into this world dancing. After many years exploring the realms of professional dance, choreography and teaching a variety of styles it is her greatest joy to guide people into deeper connection to their body and heart to witness expression of truth. Previously a dance/ yoga studio owner she now shares “Embodiment & Empowerment as Medicine” all over the world in the form of Workshops, Coaching, Trainings & Retreats.

Jelena discovered her passion for teaching at a very young age and became a primary school teacher when she was 21. After that her journey begun as a dancer, performer and yoga teacher. She has completed over 2’000 hours of different yoga and dance trainings and facilitated classes, workshops and retreats all over the world for the last 15 years. In 2019 she created her own Facilitator Training called Shakti Rising. This training is for women who wish to step fully into their feminine essence and share sacred spaces with others through movement & embodiment practices. Learn more about Jelena here.

About Caroline

Travelling the world, Caroline discovered yoga at 19 and continued with a dedicated personal practice that gave her a sense of stability in all her movements. Recognising the powerful transformation that happens during a retreat, she has spent the past six years hosting her own yoga retreats and immersions in Italy and Bali. As a certified 500hr Elemental Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, passionate foodie and holistic health coach she has found her soul work in creating healing retreats, offering one-on-one coaching sessions and writing.  

She has written two books: This is for You and Nature's Calling. With a new cookbook -Nourish: Seasonal Cooking-  just out! Growing up in East Africa, Caroline was raised with a deep respect for Mother Nature and has deepened this connection through her travels, way of life and, now, the manifestation of Tara Nature Retreat. Her favourite colour is green, she loves mangoes and singing Disney songs. 

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What a Day Looks Like

Wake up to the sound of birds and stillness, enjoy a cup of tea before walking to the outdoor yoga deck surrounded by oak forest. Take a deep breath and relax...

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7:30 Morning Yoga

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9:00 Nourishing Breakfast

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10:30 Workshop or Excursion

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13:00 Delicious Lunch

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14:00 - 17:00 Free Time

Enjoy a siesta, relax by the pool, reflect in the garden.

*For the 200hr Teacher Training there will be an afternoon session from 15:30-17:00

17:30 Evening Yin Yoga

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19:00 Wholesome Dinner & Dessert!

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20:00 Evening Activity

Some days there may be an evening activity such as Yoga Nidra or a Fire Ritual.

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Deep Sleep & Sweet Dreams

Rooms & Prices

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Shared Room
1.175 EUR

Shared Room in the Guesthouse, with twin beds in a spacious room and a shared bathroom.

Our Shared Rooms are:

Moon, Water, Earth & Spirit

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Private Room
1.675 EUR

Private Room in the Guesthouse, with double bed in a cozy room and a shared bathroom.

Our Private Rooms are:

Sun, Air & Fire

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Private Glamping
1.1
75 EUR

Outdoor clamping in our spacious garden, with mattress and a shared bathroom in the guesthouse. Our Glamping Options are: African Tent or

Bring your own tent

*Only available from June -Sept.

Guest Experiences

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"I visited this magical place with my partner and it's exactly as expected, and more. A true nature retreat where the stillness and beauty of the natural environment can be felt and seen. If you're looking for a place to rediscover the connection with mother earth and yourself then this is a perfect choice. Caroline and Tim are some of the kindest, most knowledgeable hosts and I would highly recommend visiting them for a retreat. There's yoga, wholesome nutrition, mindfulness practice, joyful togetherness, peaceful sunrises. Exactly what we all need to recharge!"

— Jade

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"Tara Nature Retreat is an exceptional retreat center located in a serene and quiet area, surrounded by the beauty of nature. From the moment I arrived, the warm and kind-hearted people welcomed me, creating a sense of belonging. The picturesque setting, with lush greenery and vibrant flora, provided a tranquil ambiance for yoga sessions. The skilled instructors guided us through practices suitable for all levels, fostering growth and self-discovery. This is a sanctuary for those seeking a nature-filled escape with loving people and enriching experiences. My time here left me rejuvenated and grateful, and I'm eager to return soon."

— Tommy

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About the Teachers & Founders

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Caroline

Travelling the world, Caroline discovered yoga at 19 and continued with a dedicated personal practice that gave her a sense of stability in all her movement. Recognising the powerful transformation that happens during a retreat, she has spent the past five years hosting her own yoga retreats and immersions in Italy and Bali. As a certified 500hr Elemental Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, passionate foodie and holistic health coach she has found her soul work in creating healing retreats, offering one-on-one coaching sessions and writing.  She has written two books: This is for You and Nature's Calling. With a new cookbook just out! Growing up in East Africa, Caroline was raised with a deep respect for Mother Nature and has deepened this connection through her travels, way of life and, now, the manifestation of Tara Nature Retreat. Her favorite colour is green, she loves mangoes and singing Disney songs.

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Timothy

Timothy's journey to personal transformation began with a wander through India in 2003. This was the pivot point for years of training in the yogic, shamanic, and buddhist traditions. He has completed over 500hr Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra certified trainings, and is a passionate educator in both yoga and in the natural sciences at the university of his PhD. Timothy integrates psychology, non violent communication, and buddhist philosophy into his guidance, coupled with his intuition and sense of personal truth. His guidance aims for improved understanding of our inner experiences, our habitual interactions all around us, and with building the grit and volition necessary to bring about personal transformation within this lifetime. Timothy's favourite colour is blue, enjoys ecstatic dance, chess, good food, philosophical conversations and his heart warms when guiding singing circles around a campfire.

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