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Yoga Retreats

Nourishment for body, mind & soul

Come back to your natural Element! Our intimate yoga holidays provide 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. 

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Our mission is to give you a nurturing, relaxing and fun holiday that allows you to reconnect to yourself and nature. We want you to feel at home during this retreat, so we offer a rustic, authentic experience full of heart and soul. We offer the chance to immerse nature and dive deeper into yourself. We offer down-to-earth Italian hospitality combined with vibrant spirituality. We offer healthy comfort food, playful yoga, deep meditation and warm hugs. And we look forward to sharing all this with you! 

Yoga Retreats

Good food,

Good people,

Good vibes.

Life's too short for anything less.
 

 

 

What is Elemental Yoga?

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). The Elemental approach allows us to explore the wisdom of Nature while exploring our inner climate and restoring ourselves to natural balance. By harmonizing the 5 Elements and yin/yang energy within us, we can find a natural rhythm that aligns with Nature's cycles and our most authentic Self. 

 

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. A healing experience that balances the elements to stabilise the mind and strengthen our relationship to ourselves. A practice that turns into our own inner medicine. In short: a magical system of moving energy, healing and harmonizing that allows us to reconnect to ourselves and Mother Nature. But the best way to truly understand what Elemental Yoga is, is to try it!

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!

"Yoga is not about

touching your toes,

it is what you learn

on the way down."

-Jigar Gor

 

Elemental Yoga

Meet the family

Your Yoga Week

During your stay with us you will have plenty of opportunities to deepen your practice. We offer yoga sessions daily; the morning classes are more energetic, yang strengthening while the afternoon classes are gentle yin or meditation. Throughout the week we will move through the five elements. Starting with the element of earth for a sense of grounding and inner stability, flowing through water to connect to emotions and stillness, fire for core work and courage, embracing air to let go of what no longer serves and finally spirit for trust and acceptance. The week will end with a five element balancing class and shared advice about how to incorporate elemental yoga at home - including seasonal attunement and recipes. 

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!

Read what previous guests say here

Caroline yoga teacher

Caroline

A playful yoga teacher, foodie and traveller, Caroline is a free-spirit with a deep love for natural healing and Mother Nature. She will nurture you through your retreat with loving yoga, warm hugs and delicious meals that are sure to put a smile on your face. As an Elemental Yoga Therapist she teaches from the heart and can help care for any muscle soreness with a healing massage!

Martina Elemental Yoga Teacher

Martina

Architect by day and superwoman the rest of the time! Martina is an Elemental Yoga Therapist with an incredible passion for healing and nutrition. Her delicious creations will provide fuel and nourishment to support you through the week. You also might be lucky enough to join her for a kitchen dance party! Or a private yoga therapy session.  

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Timothy

Timothy is an enthusiastic practitioner and guide of yoga, meditation, and non-violent communication. He produces ecstatic dance festivals and his heart leaps when guiding singing circles around campfires. He supports others in accessing their intuition and deep intentions through yin yoga and yoga Nidra.

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Support Team

Each retreat is supported by a karma yogi who helps behind the scenes to keep the retreat flowing with ease. This includes helping in the kitchen, caring for the animals and general assistance with retreat activities. Without this support our retreats would not be possible, extending deep gratitude to the beautiful souls who join our team in this supporting role!

NEW DATES!
Spring/Summer 2023 Retreats

April 7-13

Spring Cleanse &

Rebirth Retreat

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July 2-8

Elemental Journey

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June 3-9

Women's Retreat

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September 10-16

Couples Retreat:

The Practice of Love

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Women's Retreat

3 - 9 June    

Sisterhood, Healing, Magic

 

Coming together as Women we will explore our Feminine power through the Elements, yoga, meditation, dance, women's nutrition, herbalism, the moon cycle and hormonal balancing. This is an opportunity to deepen your relationship with Mother Nature, connect with other sisters, while empowering your own inner Wild Woman and Goddess! Flowing through the Five Elements we connect with each in deep layers. Earth for our physical body, inner Mother and topic of nourishment. Water for our emotional body, Medicine Woman and topic of self-love. Fire for our psychological body, Wild Woman and topic of transformation. Air for our intuitive body, Inner Child and topic of freedom. Spirit for our spiritual body, Wise Woman and topic of womb wisdom. We gather in circle as equals, learning from each other as sisters, being guided by Mother Nature. Remember who you are.     

Inviting all mothers, daughters, friends, sisters, sages, witches, wild women. Retreating to a safe space in the beautiful Italian countryside to gather in circle, to hold and be held, to laugh and to cry, to empower and to heal, to relax and to fully celebrate being woman! 

EARLY BIRD OFFER:

195 euro off

*Valid till March 8th 2023 

 

All-inclusive price: 

Private tent   1,195 euro

Shared room 1,295 euro

Private room 1,695 euro

*Payment in multiple instalments possible 

Included in Your Stay

  • 6 nights accommodation  

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • Daily morning & afternoon Elemental Yoga classes

  • Fire ritual, cacao ceremony, sharing circles & ecstatic dance

  • Workshops: Women's Nutrition, Smudge Stick Making, Moon Wisdom

  • Excursion: trip to Todi & hike to river

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

  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

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Treat yourself to
an Elemental immersion of breathing, stretching, tasting, exploring, laughing and
pure living!

Elemental Journey

3 - 9 July 

 

Harmonising the Five Elements  

Nature is always seeking balance. The sun and moon, summer and winter, day and night, high tide and low. This same balancing cycle flows within us. Yin and yang energy, doing and being, giving and receiving. By finding harmony with the Five Elements, we can naturally rebalance ourselves. Journeying through the five elements- Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit- we will dedicate one day to explore the medicine of each Element in detail. Truly experiencing and embodying the qualities, nutrition, seasonal attunement, chakras, meridians and healing practices that each Element offers. This retreat is about diving deep into Mother Nature's wisdom and healing through her teachings.

Exploring these natural energies through yogic practices, shamanic breathwork Ayurveda, rituals, massage, emotional release, nourishment and nutrition. We will be guided by the Five Elements and teachings of Nature, experiencing daily yin and yang practices as we dip into the lightness and shadow of each Element. We provide a safe space for you to step outside of your daily life and reconnect to your essential Self. Offering time for reflection and self-healing as you are guided and nurtured into a higher state of self-love. Together we journey into the depths of what makes us human, returning to our most natural state within a supportive tribe who are on a similar path.

 

All are seen, all are heard, all are welcome.  

EARLY BIRD OFFER:

100 euro off

*Valid till March 15th 2023 

 

All-inclusive price: 

Private tent   1,195 euro

Shared room 1,295 euro

Private room 1,695 euro

*Payment in multiple instalments possible 

Included in Your Stay

  • 6 nights accommodation  

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • Daily morning Yang & evening Yin Yoga classes

  • Fire ritual & ecstatic dance

  • Workshops: Your Ayurvedic Dosha, Elemental Balance

  • Excursions: hike to river 

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

  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

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For more details please see our NEW WEBSITE

*Availability is limited please contact us as soon as possible

Couples Retreat: 

The Practice of Love

10 - 16 September

Expansion, Healing, Connection

In this 7-day couple’s retreat in Nature, you will experience quiet, space, and guidance to connect and communicate authentically with yourself and your partner. All of this with delicious, clean food, enjoyed within a private Italian estate completely surrounded by trees, birds, and long views over wild, Umbrian forests.

 

In these changing times, we offer a space immersed in Nature to rediscover inner and outer balance. We guide both active and passive practices to support you in accessing your inner resources, so that you can take empowered action in support of your values, and also to restore & recover from the noise of the world.

 

This retreat awakens the Divine Feminine and Masculine within us and within our relationships. Exploring these yin and yang energies through yogic practices, breathwork, conscious communication, ecstatic dance, rituals, massage, emotional release, nourishment, and nutrition. We provide a safe space for you to step outside of your daily life and reconnect to your natural Self. Offering time for reflection and healing as you are guided and nurtured into a higher state of love and connection. Together we journey into the depths of what makes us human. Restoring, refreshing and reigniting the love between you and your partner!

*This is a deep & intimate retreat for couples, therefore we limit availability to 7 couples.

All-inclusive price: 

3,300 euro per couple, shared double room

(Payment in multiple instalments possible)

*Book by March 1st 2022 and receive EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 300 euro off! 

Included in Your Stay

  • 6 nights accommodation  

  • Delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • Daily morning & afternoon Yoga classes

  • Guided, conscious movement & open dance 

  • Women’s / Men’s Circle

  • Workshops: Non-Violent Communication, Partner Massage & Tantra Connection

  • Group excursion: hike within Nature

  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

  • Access to 15m outdoor, swimming pool overlooking the Umbrian forests

  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

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For any questions and bookings please write us at

info@taranatureretreat.com

"I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Nepi on this beautiful retreat. It was my first ever one, and have to say it was and still is one of the best experiences I have ever had. Caroline has a gift like no other, and I was made to feel so welcome by her. The food was absolutely beautiful, that is said from a non vegetarian. I truly didn't miss meat at all. The people I met there were also amazing, each on their own journey. It was beautiful and very emotional, I would do it all again tomorrow if I could. If this will be your first or fiftieth retreat, it will take you on a journey you will never forget!" 

- Kelly 
Elemental Yoga Studio
 

The Elemental Guidebook 
Nature's Calling

This is an invitation to answer Mother Nature’s call. To return her pending messages with a full-hearted “YES”! Journeying through the Five Elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit – intimately exploring the wisdom and magic of them all. Within the essence of each Element, we will discover how they individually manifest through the inner layers of the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual body. Expanding further in the outer dimension, we will observe how they manifest in the seasons, natural cycles and the wider world. 

 

This book is full of little snippets of information and inspiration, poetry and storytelling, tools and practices, for you to choose what resonates and what you might want to adopt into your daily life. But ultimately, it is a journey of returning to your intuition and natural knowing. A journey that is about coming home to your most natural Self. Returning to your place in the wild. Not wild in the sense of uncontrolled or feral, but rather wild in its original meaning: to live a free, natural life. A wildness which flows with the moon and attunes to Mother Nature and her cycles. That which allows for grieving and the shedding of skin, makes space for ecstatic joy and sexual expression, welcomes growling, howling and fits of loud laughter. All of this is encouraged within these pages. Offering a humble collection of Elemental teachings, in service to whoever feels ready to answer Nature’s call! 

Preview and order your copy here!
 

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