Summer Breathwork & Yoga Retreat
15-21 July, Celebrating "la Dolce Vita" (The Sweetness of Life)
Time & Location
15 Jul, 16:00 – 21 Jul, 13:00
Tara Nature Retreat, Vocabolo I Fossi, 20, 06059 Todi PG, Italy
About the Retreat
Special Video - Meet the Teachers: Instagram Video
In this week-long retreat, we enjoy the very best of Italian living and take a break in nature to relax, unwind, and reconnect to the lightness within.
The setting is Tara Nature Retreat – a hill-top Italian villa, immersed in an oak forest, with all the comforts of home and the peace of nature. It is filled with pleasant shade, swinging hammocks, a large, 15 metre swimming pool, and various walks to a cool river, a roman bridge or an Italian hamlet atop of the valley. The local, organic food will be served to cleanse the body and support healthy eating habits. The centre is far from any noise sources, yet less than 2 hours from Rome, and easily accessible by car, train, or plane.
Our cool summer mornings begin with our group breathwork session. A bountiful brunch awaits afterwards. Your afternoon is free and you may want to enjoy a siesta, walks in nature, reading in the hammock, swimming in the pool, connect with other participants or simply enjoy time by yourself. We meet again at 4 PM for some gentle & restorative yoga, followed by an optional workshop. After dinner optional group activities – such as singing around the summer fire, ecstatic dance or relaxation (Nidra) yoga - can be joined.
07:00 Morning tea & fruit
11:00 Bountiful Brunch
12:30 Freetime - writing, enjoying the cool pool, hike, siesta, book a 1:1 coaching session / massage ... fruit is available in the community room.
16:00 Yoga - gentle & restorative
17:30 Workshops (optional) - with Jayasri (2), Timothy (2), and Caroline (1)
19:00 Wholesome Dinner - outside with the setting sun
20:30 Evening activity or freetime - e.g. relaxation yoga, singing around the fire, ecstatic dancing, or movie night.
Included in your stay:
* 5 Morning Yoga Classes
* 5 Morning Breathwork sessions
* 6 Nights accommodation
* Nourishing breakfast, lunch & dinner
* 2 Singing circles around the fire
* 1 Esctatic dance
* 2 Relaxation / yin yoga sessions
* 5 Group discussions and workshops: Breathwork integration and non violent communication
* Free Wifi (though we recommend to take a break from it...)
* Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day
* Organic fruits and healthy snacks
* Refreshing tea and drinking water
* Quiet setting surrounded by nature to relax and enjoy the summer :)
Shared Room - 1,297 EUR
Private Room - 1,597 EUR
*Payment in multiple instalments possible
Jayasri E. Romang
About a decade ago during her first breathwork session in Costa Rica, Jayasri had an unexpected experience: She realized who she is in essence, who we all are in essence, beyond self-image, concepts, thoughts and the roles we tend to identify with in life. It was such a liberating experience that she decided to train as a breathwork practitioner.
Jayasri’s breathwork sessions offer a safe space to connect with your true nature, clarity and aliveness. It's a relaxed space free of the pressure "to achieve something" or "o be someone". The deep transformation a simple breathing process can offer, continues to humble and fascinate her, even after guiding +3000 people from different walks of life through their breathwork journeys in 1:1 sessions, groups and retreats during the past years. As a trained Massage Therapist (LMT (Educating Hands, School of Massage, Miami Florida) she ran a successful bodywork practice near Zurich for 10 years. She’s the founder of Essentially Peace – Healing at the root, a practice for Breathwork, Coaching and the creator of The Rise in Love Journey, a 12-week Relationship-Coaching Program for single women.
Her work is influenced by her insights from immersing herself for many years into Non-Duality/Mediation during Satsang and Seva with Advaita teacher Mooji (Rishikesh and Portugal) as well as her training in The Work of Byron Katie, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and The Oneness Deeksha Blessing Initiation through the Oneness University, India. Jayasri is passionate about all approaches that are simple, deep direct and sustainable and offer healing at the root. As a life-long student she continues to learn. In 2021 she got certified in the MAP Coaching Method, a gentle and highly effective neuroscience -based coaching method that neutralizes subconscious block and uses the brain's capacity for neuroplasticity to reconsolidate and rewire long-term memories that are not helpful to our happiness, inner peace, expansion and success.
More background info on Jayasri at www.essentiallypeace.ch.
To create more loving relationships for humankind with itself and with Nature, Timothy guides personal processes towards increasing compassion towards the self and towards others. This mission is inspired by a decade-long journey from a career as a scientist within the Swiss system, to a yogi and co-founder of a nature retreat in the Umbrian forests of Italy. Timothy's journey was driven by Joseph Campbell's maxim, "Follow your bliss", which manifested in one creative project after another, including the founding of conscious dance festivals, co-authoring an artbook on the beauty of human needs, "What is Alive in You?", and the foundation of the Tara Nature Retreat with his life partner, Caroline Willebois.
Timothy's dive into Yoga began over 20 years ago on a journey to Rishikesh, India, in 2002. He has over 500 hours in certified, yoga teacher's training programs, and is an advanced practitioner of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra. Parallel to his career as a renewable energy scientist, he guided yoga classes at studios and institutions throughout Swityerland. He is also deeply inspired by Buddhist meditation practices and shamanic traditions of the Amazon.
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 with all around us, and with building the grit and volition necessary to change. He is an independent scientist with a PhD in the natural sciences from the ETH Zürich where he is a private lecturer. He is a former university lecturer, and has guided Non Violent Communication workshops within Industry, Academia, and at festivals. He is inspired by the art of storytelling and enjoying the guitar around the fire in shared song within circles.
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 on the way! 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.
Caroline will be sharing her natural talents in cooking & cuisine at this retreat. She is author of the seasonal cookbook, Nourish, and will be sharing many dishes, some within a playful, cooking workshop.