Yoga Retreats
Yoga Retreats
OUR VISION

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. Our approach differs to many other yoga holidays because we strongly believe in offering a rustic, homely experience with the flexibility to do your own thing, such as swimming at Lake Bracciano, exploring ancient Etruscan ruins or simply reading a book in our peaceful garden. We offer daily yoga, fun workshops, healing massage, a beautiful hike to a waterfall 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! 

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

NEW DATES!
Summer 2022 Retreats

Elemental Women's Retreat

Nepi, Italy 

3 - 9 July    

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! 

All-inclusive price: 

1,111 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: Cooking, Women's Nutrition, Smudge Stick Making, Moon Wisdom

  • Excursions: visit Nepi, hike to waterfall & trip to Lago di Vico

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

  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

  • Lunch at Agritourismo La Sorgente 

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

Inner Balance Retreat

Nepi, Italy 

17 - 23 July 

 

Harmonising the Feminine and Masculine  

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 within our Feminine and Masculine energy we can naturally rebalance ourselves. Whether you identify as being woman or man, we all carry both Yin/Feminine and Yang/Masculine energy. Our masculine yang-driven energy comes from a place of strength and propels us to take control, act with confidence and achieve. It is motivated by logic and action. Our feminine yin-driven energy comes from a place of gentlesness and encourages caring for others, seeking creative solutions and being compassionate. It is motivated by emotion and the need to nurture. To live in a balanced environment, we need both. To live in harmony, we need both. 

This retreat is about reawakening the Divine Feminine and realigning the Sacred Masculine within each of us. Exploring these yin and yang energies through yogic practices, shamanic breathwork ecstatic movement, rituals, massage, emotional release, nourishment and nutrition. We will be guided by the Five Elements and teachings of Nature as we flow through Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit. 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. 

This can be a particularly powerful retreat for couples to participate together. 

All-inclusive price: 

1,111 euro per person

*Payment in multiple instalments possible

Included in Your Stay

  • 6 nights accommodation  

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • Daily morning Yang & evening Yin Yoga classes

  • Fire ritual, shadow party & ecstatic dance

  • Womens/Mens Circles

  • Workshops: Non-Violent Communication & Elemental Being

  • Excursions: hike to waterfall & trip to lake Bracciano

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

  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

  • Lunch at Agritourismo La Sorgente 

Join us on an unique journey of harmonising the Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine!

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Image by Aarón Blanco Tejedor

For more details please see our room options here

*Availability is limited please contact us as soon as possible

Awaken Your Inner Healer 

2-Week Immersion in Bali

9 - 23 September

Expansion, Healing, Empowerment

This year we are expanding our Elemental Yoga Retreat into a magical immersion in Bali! For two weeks we will call a beautiful mountain retreat near the ocean in Northern Bali our home. Gaia Oasis is a special place close to our hearts where we have returned to multiple times, attracted to the spirit, power and healing forces of the land. Mother Nature speaks very clearly in this place. The accommodation is beautiful, offering high standard rooms with traditional Balinese style. There are private single and shared double rooms available, a salt water swimming pool, free shuttle to the beach and a serene Yoga Shala that is open to the Elements. As part of our journey, we will explore a nearby waterfall and receive a Balinese blessing ritual at an ocean temple. And half-way through the immersion you will have a day-off to relax and do your own thing. Surrounded by lush tropical flowers, cacao pods, mango trees, ocean breeze, fresh mountain air and birdsong, this is the perfect place to immerse into the Elements!

This Awaken Your Inner Healer Immersion combines a relaxing yoga retreat with a meaningful training and deepening of natural self-healing. In addition to our usual offerings- daily yoga, meditation, rituals, workshops and excursions- we will be going much deeper into Elemental theory and healing practices. Journeying through the five elements- Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit- we will dedicate two days 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. Additionally we will also tap into rituals and magic, for those that feel called to learn more about spell casting and Elemental witchcraft. This retreat is about diving deep into Mother Nature's wisdom and healing through her teachings. To awaken, empower and embody your own inner healer! Including a detailed guidebook to learn more about your Elements and how you can apply this natural wisdom to your daily life. This immersion will primarily support your own journey and inner-healing, but the experience you gain can also profoundly support your loved ones and perhaps clients if you are a healer, therapist or yoga teacher seeking to strengthen your offerings with some Elemental magic.

 

Nothing is required. No previous experience is needed. All are welcome. Whether you have done an Elemental Retreat before, or this is your first interaction with the Elements, you can expect a magical, insightful and profoundly healing experience. 

 

We look forward to nurturing you on the Island of the Gods!

All-inclusive price: 

2,850 euro for single private room

2,550 euro for shared double room

(Payment in multiple instalments possible)

*Book by March 1st 2022 and receive EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 200 euro off! 

Included in Your Stay

  • 14 nights accommodation  

  • Delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner 

  • Daily morning & afternoon Elemental Yoga classes

  • Daily lectures or workshops

  • Element rituals & magic-making 

  • Ecstatic dance & cacao ceremony

  • Balinese Temple blessing ceremony

  • Excursion to waterfall

  • One Day Off to relax at the beach 

  • Nature's Calling Guidebook for the Elements

  • Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day

  • Transport to Gaia Oasis from Ubud 

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For any questions and bookings please write us at elementalyogaretreat@gmail.com 

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.  

*Co-Hosting Women's Retreat

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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.

*Co-Hosting Yin Yang Retreat

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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!

"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
 
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WOMEN'S
RETREAT

JULY 3-9

From:

€1,111

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YIN YANG
RETREAT

JULY 17-23

From:

€1,111

Image by Artem Beliaikin

AWAKEN YOUR INNER HEALER

SEPTEMBER 9-23

From:

€2,550

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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