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.
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!
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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."
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!
Summer 2020 Retreats
Included in Your Stay
7 Day Elemental Immersion
August 30 - September 5
This summer we want to offer you an Elemental Yoga Retreat with more. More magic, more healing, more movement, more practice, more laughter, more delicious food, more connection, more love, more depth! In addition to our usual offerings- daily yoga, meditation, journeying through the five elements, workshops and excursions- we will be exploring Ayurveda, nutrition, ecstatic dance and a cacao ceremony. And for even more personal depth, this retreat also includes a complimentary private session to learn more about your dosha type and Elemental balance. We look forward to nurturing you and diving into new depths together!
1,930 euro per person
6 nights accommodation
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Daily morning & afternoon Elemental Yoga classes
Rituals, cacao ceremony, sharing circles & ecstatic dance
Private session to determine your Ayurvedic dosha and Elemental balance
Workshops: Cooking, Nutrition, Smudge Stick Making, Elemental Wisdom
Excursions: visit Nepi, 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
Complimentary airport transfer to/from Ciampino Airport
For more details please see Rooms & Prices
*Availability is limited please contact us as soon as possible
Yoga, Diving & Turtle Conservation
Retreat in Mexico
Dates to be confirmed in 2021
In collaboration with Diving Prestige and their homely guesthouse in the jungle Villa Mexicana, we are super excited to share this new Elemental Yoga Retreat with you! A 10 day immersion in the beautiful Yucatán Peninsula where we will journey through the Elements, Mayan culture and spectacular marine eco-system. Flowing with Mother Nature and sinking deep into the ocean, ancient Mayan tradition, and yourSelf to fully experience a powerful rebirth and summer holiday of a lifetime!
This incredible retreat in paradise includes daily Elemental yoga, delicious vegetarian Mexican meals and a wide variety of cultural, spiritual and marine excursions including snorkelling in a mangrove cenote, exploring ancient Mayan pyramids, traditional Mexican sauna ritual and helping hatching baby sea turtles! A full yet intimate and relaxing program, where you can do as much or as little as you feel and are always taken care of. Absolutely no previous experience is needed, yogis and divers (or non-divers) of all levels are welcome. We look forward to nurturing you in the Mexican jungle :)
All inclusive price on twin sharing basis:
1,599 euro per person
Treat yourself to
a immersion of breathing, stretching, tasting, exploring, laughing and
Included in Your Stay
9 nights accommodation at Villa Mexicana
Breakfast, snack & dinner
Daily yoga & meditation classes
Elemental Rituals & Cacao Ceremony
Temazcal traditional Mexican sauna
Workshops: Mexican Cooking & Mayan Mandala
Excursions: snorkelling, Xpu-Ha Beach with lunch, Coba climbing, Tulum Pyramids day tour
Night excursion: witness the magic of sea turtles laying eggs & help protect newly hatched babies
Marine Conservation talk
Free Wifi (though we recommend taking a break...)
Tea, water and fresh fruit available all day
Airport transfer from Cancun
Flights to Cancun
Scuba Diving (Certified diver $75, Discover Scuba $90)
Private Yoga Therapy 90 min ($70 per session)
Massage treatment 60 min ($50 per session)
A playful yoga teacher, foodie and traveller, Caroline is a free-spirit with a deep love for the ocean 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 :)
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.
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!