Yoga Retreat: A Journey through the Five Elements
Time & Location
01 Jul, 16:00 – 07 Jul, 13:00
Tara Nature Retreat, Vocabolo I Fossi, 06059 Todi PG, Italy
About the Retreat
Come back to your natural Element! A yoga retreat guided by the Five Elements and teachings of Nature as we flow through Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit. Providing a safe space for you to step outside of your daily life and reconnect to your most natural Self! This intimate yoga holiday in Italy provides a warm home to retreat to and enjoy the lovely Italian countryside, while reconnecting deeply with Mother Nature and yourSelf. A place to heal the soul and recharge through Elemental yoga, good food and laughter. We offer daily yoga, fun workshops, healing massage, a beautiful hike to a river to keep you active, and also rituals and moments of reflection to find silence and depth in your retreat.
Elemental Yoga is the embodiment of Nature through movement, meditation and nutrition. It is not based on one asana style or philosophy, but rather combines ancient wisdom while working with the 5 Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit/Ether) A holistic practice founded on Tantric Hatha principles, yet encompassing various styles (such as Kundalini and Vinyasa) and including various ancient natural medicines (Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Zen Shiatsu). Elemental yoga is all about feeling your own energy and what affects it. It's about listening to your body, knowing your limits and practicing self-compassion. It emphasises trusting your own natural wisdom and has the potential to be deeply therapeutic. Whether you are recovering from illness or a period of intense stress, feeling out of balance or disconnected to yourself, or just looking for a week to recharge, relax and be present with the beauty that is life, come join us to get back into your element!
We welcome yogis of all levels, no previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Materials for classes are provided, bringing your own mat is optional. Really all you need is comfy clothing and a smile :)
7:30 - 9:00 Morning Yoga
9:00 Nourishing Breakfast
10:30 - 12:00 Workshop or Excursion
13:00 Delicious Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Free Time for siesta, relax by the pool, reflect in the garden or book a massage
17:30 - 19:00 Evening Yin Yoga
19:00 Wholesome Dinner
*20:00 Some days there may be an evening activity like Yoga Nidra, a Fire Ritual or Movie Night
Included in Your Stay:
· 6 nights accommodation
· Delcious vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner
· Daily morning & evening Elemental Yoga classes
· Fire Ritual & Cacao Ceremony
· Ecstatic dance
· Workshops: Cooking & Seasonal Balance with the Elements
· Excursions: hike to river & trip to Todi
· Free Wifi (though we recommend to take a break from it...)
· Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day
There are three accommodation options:
· Guesthouse Shared Room (twin beds in a spacious room)
· Guesthouse Private Room (double bed in a smaller room)
· Garden Private Glamping (comfy tent set up with mattress & furniture)
Private Glamping - 1,195 EUR
Shared Room - 1,195 EUR
Private Room - 1,495 EUR
*Payment in multiple instalments possible
About the Teachers:
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 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 favourite 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 and writings aim 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 loves ecstatic dance, chess, good food, philosophical conversations and his heart warms when guiding singing circles around a campfire.
We look forward to journeying through the Elements with you!