Summer Breathwork & Yoga Retreat
July 6 to 12, 2024. Feel your feelings, celebrate the 'Rainbow of Life'! Breathwork & Yoga Retreat in the heart of green Italy.
Time & Location
06 Jul 2024, 17:00 – 12 Jul 2024, 14:00
Tara Nature Retreat, Vocabolo I Fossi, 20, 06059 Todi PG, Italy
About the Retreat
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 our breath and all that is 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.
Yoga is for all levels. No experience with breathwork nor yoga required - all levels welcome. Are you a veteran in yoga or breathwork? Then come and receive new insights on your personal practice.
By the end of this retreat, will be able to:
- Use your breath to connect to your intuition, instincts, and to all your feelings. Expand your capcity to feel your full spectrum of emotions, i.e. the rainbow of Life :).
- Develop your own individual, daily practice that supports your life and is accessed with ease.
- A renewed appreciation of life and nature.
- Enjoy an authentic, summer holiday in majestic nature while having done something really good for your life and all those around you.
- Learn tools and practices to foster a more loving relationship with yourself and your loved ones.
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 ...
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
* 4 Morning Breathwork sessions
* 6 Nights accommodation
* Nourishing healthy morning snack, brunch, and dinner - with fruits available all day.
* 2 Singing circles around the fire
* 1 Ecstatic dance & cacao ceremony
* 1 Nature hike & qi gong session beside a flowing river
* 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 :)
Early Bird discount of 100 EUR until March 30, 2024
Shared Room - 1'175 EUR
Private Room - 1'675 EUR
*Payment in multiple instalments possible
To support 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. 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.
Giulia is a senior breathwork teacher and an embodiment enthusiast and practitioner. Her passion lies in helping people feel alive, safe and free in the body. She uses breathwork, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, and movement to support regulation of the nervous system, and reconnect with our inherent source of health, and vitality. Based in London and with italian roots, Giulia loves sharing the power of the breath in her motherland. Giulia’s mission is to empower people to self-regulate and cultivate resilience towards a fuller life. At the heart of her purpose is the willingness to contribute to a world where there is more connection, more freedom, more truth and more love. More on her offerings at www.giuliavaccari.com/about.
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 directing the 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.