Immerse yourself in the rolling green hills of Umbria, and come into harmony with your elemental nature at this unique eco-friendly wellness center. Situated in the heart of Umbria, surrounded by lush gardens and woods, this setting offers the opportunity to explore the elements of nature both in the world around you as well as within you.

Daily yoga, meditation, and āyurveda sessions will help bring the elements to life for you. While ample opportunities to explore the gardens or float in the unique spring water pool will reconnect each participant to their true inner nature by reconnecting them to the natural elements. We will explore the elements through practice, food, and environment, and each participant will learn their personal āyurvedic constitution and how to work with the elements within to find true balance and harmony in their life.

Carrie’s intention is that you leave this retreat feeling more connected to the natural elements, more connected to each other, and more connected to your Self!

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day (excluding alcoholic beverages) 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, meditation practices and Āyurvedic Sessions
  • Italian Cooking Class
  • Full Day Oriveto Excursion
  • Herbal Workshop
  • One Additional Group 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. This charming farmhouse has been restored according to the principles of bio-architecture and is ideal for those interested in truly retreating 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 remote Tuscan farmhouse is the perfect place for a nature holiday in the green heart of Italy, with its untouched landscapes lined with historic towns. The closest village is a 15 minute walk. The retreat center is available year-round, giving you access to Italy throughout all of its breathtaking seasons.

Carrie Klaus

Inspired by many knowledgeable and respected teachers from many different traditions, you’ll find Carrie’s classes to be a mix of serious yoga focus and light-hearted fun. Carrie believes that every person can practice yoga and will help you find your most comfortable pose through the use of props and various modifications. Carrie’s classes also include a good dose of yoga philosophy. Pairing the sister sciences of yoga and āyurveda, Carrie understands that just as nature has her cycles, so do we. Her classes will help you find true balance by honoring the natural cycles of life.

Carrie began her yoga practice in 2006 after the birth of her second daughter. She started yoga as a way to get her body in shape after pregnancy, but quickly realized that yoga had so much more to offer. While continuing her physical practice she began to deepen her knowledge of yoga. As a result of experiencing greater peace in her life, Carrie decided to begin sharing her love of yoga with others. She enrolled in teacher training and has been sharing her love of yoga ever since.

Carrie completed her 200 hour teacher training at Eternal Health Yoga under the guidance of Shelli Carpenter, and an additional 300 hours of Advanced Yoga Studies at Asheville Yoga Center. In addition to holding a 500 hour certificate and being registered with Yoga Alliance, Carrie also holds a teacher training certificate in Yin Yoga Practice and Theory which she received under the guidance of Paul Grilley. Carrie is also a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute.  Carrie has practiced under many amazing teachers including Sharon Gannon, David Life, Doug Swenson, Anna Ferguson, Julie Kirkpatrick, Michael Johnson, Desiree Rumbaugh, Saul David Raye, Libby Hinsley, Leslie Kaminoff, Kathryn Templeton, and many others. With over 5,000 hours of teaching experience, and hundreds of hours of training, Carrie’s classes are rooted in a solid foundation and understanding of the practices of yoga and āyurveda and their evolution and application to our modern experience.  Carrie has owned and operated Element Yoga and Ayurvedic Wellness since its inception in 2013. She is also the lead trainer of the Element Yoga 200 hour yoga teacher training program.

When she isn’t teaching yoga or watching her daughter compete in diving and gymnastics you’ll find her out in nature hiking or foraging for mushrooms. Carrie also enjoys cooking, creating recipes, reading, and enjoying live music.

Testimonials

“My retreat experience with Carrie in Ireland was so amazing! The location was perfect, and Carrie did an exceptional job crafting an experience that was beyond fun and restorative, exceeding all expectations. The accommodations and food were terrific, and the activities were expertly planned to ensure we had plenty of time to explore and be in nature, relax, do yoga, and learn more about Ayurveda. Making this investment in myself has been life-changing. I have memories to cherish for the rest of my life, which motivated me to make some really positive lifestyle changes. I am forever grateful and can’t wait to go on future retreats with her!”

– H. Mathis

“I attended Carrie’s Yoga Retreat in Ireland. This was my first Yoga retreat out of the country. There were many wonders and magical experiences that I experienced during my time on this retreat. This retreat was filled with a safe and fulfilling grounded energy. Carrie’s approach was caring and attentive to any concerns that I may have had. I have never felt so connected to myself before. Everything felt amazing from the mindfulness practices, connecting with nature, nourishing food, and journaling has a given me more clarity and my overall wellbeing renewed. I highly recommend Carrie’s retreat’s to anyone who is looking for a week to relax and restore. It is a perfect opportunity to focus on your practice in a breathtaking environment and reflect on what yoga means to you.”

– V. Robertson

There are so many beautiful and wonderful adventures you can take advantage of during your stay. This venue is located in the beautiful countryside of Umbria. The closest village is Castel Giorgio; a 15 minute walk. 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 Class
  • Wine tasting on an Italian vineyard
  • Olive oil tasting at a local olive grove
  • Day tours of local villages and historic sites
  • Herbal Workshop
  • And more!

*Price of some activities are not included in tuition. Please go to the “What’s Included” page to see what is included in your tuition.

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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. 

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!

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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.

If you select Deposit Payment, depending on when you registered, your remaining balance will be processed with your credit card on file on the dates indicated on your Confirmation Letter.

  • Registering 6 months or more prior to the retreat date your balance will be broken into 2 payments (6 months prior to retreat + 3 months prior to retreat)
  • Registering less than 6 months prior to the retreat, payment of the full remaining balance will be processed 3 months prior to the retreat.
  • Registering less than 2 months prior to the retreat, full payment will be required upon registering.

**Additional payments can be made at any time through your account up to the final auto payment date.

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

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.

*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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