Elements of Italy: Yoga + Ayurveda Retreat
Tuscany, Italy Retreat with Kara Aubin

Where will yoga take you?

On an Ayurvedic elemental retreat situated on a historic estate centered in the Tuscan countryside. We’ll gather in the picturesque surroundings of an elegant 800-year-old villa amidst rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves.

Connect with your elemental nature on the beautiful hiking trails woven throughout the estate or floating in the gorgeous saltwater pool under orchards and cypresses. Soak up the Tuscan sun. Nourish your body and mind with asana, pranayama, meditation, and nidra in the delightful yoga shala.

And the food. Did we mention the food? Invite your senses to partake of the 5 elements and six tastes of astounding Italian cuisine from a local organic and biodynamic farm.

This journey is one of exploring the elemental medicine of Tuscany. Nourishing Yoga practices, Ayurvedic teachings, days spent relaxing on the estate, excursions exploring historic Tuscan cities. All in the company of friends on the path.

“One’s destination is rarely a place… but a new way of seeing things. ~ Henry Miller”

  • 7 days/6 nights guided Yoga + Ayurveda retreat
  • Boutique accommodations in a renovated Tuscan farmhouse
  • Daily Ayurvedic Yoga practices (asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra)
  • delicious Italian cuisine from a local organic and biodynamic farm
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • A group excursion to Siena, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy
  • Group transfers from and to Florence airport on 04.21.24 and 04.27.24


Discover the beauty of Tuscany and embrace the laid-back-lifestyle of the Italian countryside. This stunning farmhouse has been renovated to create the dream retreat center. This remote location offers a peaceful and tranquil experience for those looking to unwind and rejuvenate. Retreat and relax in the wild natural beauty of the landscape. Enjoy living in this private villa where you will have comfortable, spacious accommodations, delicious and authentic Italian cuisine, breathtaking views of Tuscany, and a gorgeous yoga hall overlooking the rolling hills. During your free time, enjoy lounging by the pool, visit nearby Sienna, sip wine from the local vineyards, and learn what makes Italy a top destination for travelers worldwide.

Kara Aubin

Kara Aubin CAP, E.RYT is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga educator based in Michigan. Kara brings 20+ years of sharing the spirit and science of Yoga & Ayurveda: leading in-depth study programs including Sva Sadhana; practicing and teaching clinical Ayurveda, and leading retreats. She teaches what she identifies as capital “Y” Yoga from rich lineage based traditions, and invites her students into ever-deepening relationships with the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. Her mission is to guide students toward their bright inherent potential, as well as their right to radical wellness and balance.

Kara guides students on retreat as a means to know oneself better via the experience of travel. She believes learning from the rich cultures of the world makes us better global citizens. She has also been witness time and again to the transformative power of retreat – and is committed to offering these opportunities for growth to students on the path.

Kara’s retreats are filled with community, ceremony, and exploration, each with a unique flavor of the locale. Her retreats are for those who want to go, and want to go deeper.


“Kara did an outstanding job looking out for all of us. From planning self care, pre-flight, excursions, events, keeping an eye on us all, post-flight or whatever else came up, she was on it all the time. So intuitive for the needs of others. Such a beautiful gift she has and was such a pleasure for me to witness someone with such love and caring for her group. Kara is the best guide, teacher, that I have ever seen. I would highly recommend going with Kara on her retreats anywhere, anytime. She is that good.”

“Kara has the genuine ability to know exactly what her students need to nurture themselves. The yoga and meditation practice supports both the mind and body, the food, talks and excursions furthers that support while deepening the experience. Her support doesn’t end when daily sessions or the retreat comes to a conclusion but continues in as much or as little as the individual is ready for.”

“Retreats are an opportunity to grow. Kara will take you deep in ways you won’t expect…you always come out of a retreat a better, stronger, more grounded human.”

There are so many beautiful and wonderful adventures you can take advantage of during your stay. The retreat center is located in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. There are trails onsite for walks, however there are no villages or towns close to the center. While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in wonderful group excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Tours of local villages and historic cities
  • Local shopping
  • Onsite bodywork therapies
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Visiting a natural thermal lake
  • Local museums

*Group excursions are optional and the price is not included in tuition unless noted.

Please be sure to review Our Policies.


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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 Florence Airport (FLR). 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. 

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 Accommodations – $3195 USD

Single Accommodations – $3395 USD

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

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


  • 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.

Tuscany Yoga Retreat

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