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Storytelling & Transformational Play - Trickster in Italy

September 7 to 13, 2024. Spark your creativity as the Storyteller; awaken your inner genius.

 Storytelling & Transformational Play - Trickster in Italy
 Storytelling & Transformational Play - Trickster in Italy

Time & Location

07 Sept 2024, 15:00 – 13 Sept 2024, 11:00

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

About the Retreat

If you want to create atmosphere and reveal wisdom, be curious about the Storyteller. If you want freedom, presence and resilience, find the Fool.  If you want to positivity and joy, play with the Troubadour. 

Join Angela Halvorsen Bogo – a seasoned troubadour with 35 years of experience – on a playful exploration of the Trickster archetype, a potent force for disruption, truth-telling, and boundless creativity.  Timothy Patey - co-founder of Tara Nature Retreat and the Swiss Ecstatic Dance Festival - will support in guidance in movement, qi gong, and gentle yoga.

This retreat is for you if you are:

  • curious about how Storytelling creates an atmosphere in which wisdom reveals herself,
  • seeking the freedom of the Fool who is present, spontaneous, simple, resilient, grounded and at ease with not-knowing,
  • seeking to expand and transmit warmth, brightness, lightness and joy of the Troubadour and announce the new world.

Here's what sets the Trickster Course apart:

- Free Your Inner Trickster: Embody the playful wisdom of the storyteller, fool, and troubadour to ignite a creative fire within.

- Awaken Your Artistic Voice: Develop your artistic expression through embodied play, storytelling, and improvisation in a safe and supportive environment.

- Embrace Joyful Transformation: Reconnect with your inner delight and experience life with fresh eyes, fostering deeper connections with your fellow creatives.

- Join a Visionary Tribe: Find your kindred spirits and co-create a community dedicated to artistic changemaking and building a world fueled by possibility.

This course is more than just a retreat; it's a catalyst for transformation. Get ready to tap into the power of intelligent disobedience, cultivate a playful spirit, and ignite your creative fire.

Included in your stay

* 6 nights accommodation.

* Nourishing meals: full board.

* 5 movement, qi gong, and yoga practices.

* Inspiring workshops.

* Evening storytelling performance with Angela Halvorsen Bogo.

* Excursions: nature hike with Qi Gong at our local river.

* Fireside Storytelling and singing.

* Social Presencing Theatre - transformational practice.                  

* Story walk in nature.                                                                             

* Creative writing.

* Open access to cool pool and sun batheing area.

* Free Wifi (though we recommend to take a break from it...).

* Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day.

* Optional online four week integration.

* Three months post retreat membership of Angela's online Mythic Life Community.

* And more to come...

What's not included: Travel & other insurances, Air/Train/Bus/Travel fees (Note: clear instructions to arrive at our forest paradise is described on our webpage. Budget and private taxi options are available).

- Very early bird discount - Book by June 15 and save 125 EUR off the registration cost.

- Early brid discount - Book by June 30 and save 100 EUR off the registration cost.

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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...


7:30 Morning Yoga


9:00 Nourishing Breakfast


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


19:00 Wholesome Dinner & Dessert!


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


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


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


Private Glamping
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


"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


"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

Photos & Impressions

About the Teachers & Founders



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.



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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