Escape the bustling streets of Brooklyn and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Umbria, Italy, for a journey of self-discovery, relaxation, and cultural exploration. Our “Umbria Unplugged” retreat is your opportunity to unplug from the demands of daily life and reconnect with your inner self while savoring the breathtaking landscapes and rich culture of this enchanting region.

Come, embrace the magic of Umbria, and return home with a renewed sense of self and a heart filled with cherished memories. Space is limited, so book your retreat today to secure your spot in this life-changing adventure.

Type of Yoga, meditation, chanting, etc.

Vinyasa Flow: Vinyasa is a dynamic and flowing style of yoga that links breath with movement. It’s suitable for various levels, including beginners and experienced practitioners. Vinyasa classes can be tailored to be more vigorous or gentle, depending on the group’s preferences.

Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga is all about relaxation and rejuvenation. It involves holding passive poses for an extended period, typically using props like bolsters and blankets. It’s perfect for stress relief and deep relaxation.

  • Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation and relaxation practice. It’s deeply restorative and helps participants reduce stress, anxiety, and insomnia. This can be a wonderful addition to your retreat to encourage deep relaxation.
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Sessions: In addition to physical yoga classes, offering meditation and mindfulness sessions can help participants connect with their inner selves and the peaceful surroundings of Umbria.
  • Pranayama and Breathwork: Incorporating pranayama (breath control) and breathwork sessions into your retreat can help participants develop a deeper understanding of the breath’s role in yoga and relaxation.

Sunrise and Sunset Yoga: Offering classes during these times can provide a magical experience as participants practice amidst the stunning Italian landscapes and the changing light of the day.

Mat Pilates: Mat Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on improving flexibility, strength, posture, and overall body awareness. Some things you will work on in a mat pilates class include Core Strengthening, low-impact full-body exercises, body awareness, breathing, flexibility & posture improvement:

Zumba: Zumba is a popular fitness program that combines dance and aerobic exercise elements with music, creating a fun and high-energy workout. Zumba can be an enjoyable way to get in shape, improve cardiovascular health, and have a great time dancing to lively music. It’s a fitness program that can be a good fit for those who enjoy group exercise, dance, and a social atmosphere.

What to Expect

  • Rejuvenate in Nature: Nestled amidst rolling vineyards, olive groves, and historic villages, our retreat offers a natural haven for you to unwind and find balance. Daily yoga and meditation sessions will take place in both indoor and open-air settings, allowing you to connect with the earth beneath your feet and the Umbrian sun above. Breathe in the crisp, clean air, and let the tranquil surroundings restore your vitality.
  • Explore Italy’s Beauty: Umbria is renowned for its stunning landscapes, and you’ll have the chance to explore them fully. Guided hikes through the picturesque countryside, visits to charming medieval towns, and leisurely rides are just some of the ways you’ll connect with the beauty of Umbria. We’ll also visit renowned vineyards and savor local wines, immersing ourselves in the region’s culinary and oenological heritage.
  • Embrace Italian Culture: Umbria is a treasure trove of art, history, and culture. During your retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to experience local traditions and savor authentic Italian cuisine. We’ll organize cultural excursions, and visits to historic landmarks, enabling you to connect with the heart of Italy.
  • Unplug and Reconnect: Our retreat is designed to encourage a digital detox. Leave your screens behind, disconnect from the chaos of the modern world, and focus on self-care. You’ll find tranquility, inner peace, and a profound sense of rejuvenation as you let go of the digital noise and embrace the simplicity of life in Italy.
  • Community and Wellness: This retreat is not just about self-reflection but also about forming lasting connections with like-minded individuals. Share the journey with fellow participants, build meaningful relationships, and find support and encouragement in your practice.

  • 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 practices, Mat Pilates, and Zumba Classes 
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
  • Group Day Excursion to Orvieto 


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 oak 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 Italian 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.

Samantha grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She has a profound love of cats and  Mexican Food. She has hopes of traveling to New Zealand to see the filming sights for Lord of the Rings. After discovering Yoga as a movement form to help with injury recovery, she focuses on inclusivity and functional range of movement therapy in her teachings. Regardless of experience, shape, age, level of fitness, perceived flexibility, or lack thereof, she will make the practice yours. Studying with her, you can expect an open-flow practice with modifications for varying experience levels. She approaches her classes holistically, and includes opportunities for physical practice, breath work, and meditation, all with a sense of humor and jubilance.

Her decision to become an instructor, and ultimately open her own studio, was one she didn’t approach lightly. After receiving her 200 and 300-hour certifications studying under Claudia Debs with the Scared Vessel at Brooklyn Vindhya Yoga and doing more than 100 hours in fellowship programs with Jivamukti, she was planning on going back to school to receive a Doctorate degree in Archaeology but felt pulled to serve and help heal her local community with the ancient practice of Yoga. However, she understands that Yoga isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so when choosing to open her own studio, she knew she wanted to have a movement form for everyone to enjoy. So, she received additional certifications in Zumba, Pilates, YOD, and Kettlebell AMPD, she reached out to the best instructors she knew, and Pure Life Movement Studio was born!


Samantha is an exceptional yoga and Zumba (and other classes) teacher. She runs a homey, friendly studio where everyone of all ages and levels feel comfortable.“

”Came in for my first class and it was great. Samantha was great at communicating and explaining every move. Very comfortable environment.”

”I love coming to the studio weekly for both yoga and pilates taught by Samantha. She never makes me feel nervous or uncomfortable when trying new poses and techniques. She is warm and nice to all of her students.”

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

*The price of additional activities is not included in the tuition

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 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 and let us know how we can help!

Shared Accommodations – $3095 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.

*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

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