Yoga and Mindfulness in Italy
Umbria, Italy Retreat with Amanda May


We hear Italy and think: art, food, wine. The idea alone evokes a timeless quality that is simultaneously grounding and expansive. Rich with tradition and culture and filled with architectural splendor highlighted by peaceful, pastoral countryside, join us for a feast for the senses and renewal for the heart. There is old, sweet, magic in the ancient springs and rolling hills of central Italy, and no one who comes here leaves without feeling that energy has seeped into your skin and touched your soul. 

Spend a week with Amanda, tapping into the breadth and depth of that energy, for rejuvenation on every level of your being. Prepare for both exploration and rest, deep connection to nature and to community, and a profound opening of your senses and awakening of your creative muse. 

You’ll enjoy a daily yoga practice, a day-long excursion to Pitigliano & Sovana, and a traditional Tuscan cooking class included with your tuition.

Optional excursions such as hot springs, wine tasting, bodywork and sound healing will be available if you are interested.

There’s plenty of space if you prefer down time and to simply rest in the beauty of this pastoral setting. 

Single, double or triple accommodations available.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Rome International Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Cooking Class
  • Full Day Pitigliano & Sovana Excursion
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

In the heart of green Umbria, this hidden gem is tucked amongst the rolling hills of Tuscany. This charming farmhouse has been restored according to the principles of bio-architecture and is ideal for those interested in a change to truly retreat from the world. Get closer to nature and spend your retreat coming into harmony with the natural rhythms of life at this eco-friendly wellness center. With 17 historic rooms, a pool of vitalizing water, three stunning yoga rooms, a restaurant with wonderful vegetarian cuisine, and lots of beautiful outdoor space to enjoy this is a venue not to be missed! 

The interiors of the farmhouse are in typical Umbrian style, with terracotta floors and exposed beams and bricks. The center is furnished with an original mix of classic and ethnic, which gives charm and elegance to your retreat experience. In their luscious park, surrounded by oaks trees, the swimming pool of natural waters is an amazing privilege. The pool is in the form of a natural pond, surrounded by volcanic boulders, and consists of three basins connected to each other by a system of rocky cascades. It is a place to rejuvenate and find true wellness, with a large Jacuzzi in the center. 

This Tuscan farmhouse is the perfect place for a nature holiday in the green heart of Italy, with its untouched landscapes lined with historic towns. This retreat center is available year-round, giving you access to Italy throughout all of its breathtaking seasons. 

Amanda May

After suffering a childhood injury to her spine, Amanda grew up living with chronic pain. She began practicing yoga and meditation in 1994, which transformed her body, heart and life from the inside out. Yoga was her pathway to healing. She quickly discovered the intimate and inextricable connection between what we think–emotionally, intellectually and spiritually–and how it is reflected in our bodies. 

Amanda has taught yoga and meditation for over 15 years, and is passionate about sharing this transformative experience with others. She is an experienced instructor, and has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training in Kundalini yoga, as well as through a comprehensive Yoga Alliance certification at the 500-hour level (RYT500).  Amanda continues to study and practice multiple forms of healing. She has a Masters in Psychology, is a Duke University-trained Integrative Health coach, a shaman, a reiki master and an experienced sound healer with the gong. 

Amanda has lived and worked all over the world, including Italy, where she lived with her family and raised her children for multiple years. She is now settled in North Carolina and is excited to shepherd this upcoming retreat in Umbria.

To learn more about Amanda, check out her website AmandaMayWellness.com

There are so many beautiful and wonderful adventures you can take advantage of during your stay. While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Italian cooking course
  • Wine tasting on an Italian vineyard
  • Olive oil tasting at a local olive grove
  • Day tours of local villages and historic sites
  • And more!

*Price of activities are not included in tuition

Please be sure to review Our Policies.

Registration

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Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There 

You will be booking your flights for the Rome International Airport (FCO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 2 hours.

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Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. 

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at info@truenaturetravels.com and let us know how we can help!

Shared Double Accommodations – Full Price $2795 USD

Shared Triple Accommodations – Full Price $2395 USD

Single Accommodations – $2995 USD

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Sign Up with No Risk

In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2023 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

True Nature Travels is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.

Cancellation

  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to info@truenaturetravels.com.

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