A heart-centered yoga, breath & meditation retreat
with Carmel Calcagno & Kim Kemper
Plan ahead and join Carmel & Kim in the beautiful setting of the Tuscany area of Italy
The week will be filled with empowering, yoga, meditation and breath practices. With opportunities to enjoy the many excursions available. Days filled with relaxation, delicious food, and enjoying the breath. Enjoy taking vistas of the region of Umbria.
Expect to be nourished as you unplug and plug into the Currents of Grace.
Your retreat will include:
- A beautiful room
- Meals sourced locally
- Daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork practices will include a group breathwork experience.
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practice
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
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.
Carmel took her first yoga class in 1989 and started teaching in 1996. She was Certified in Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003 by John Friend on the top of a mountain in Utah at Inner Harmony Retreat Center. She has studied Tantric Philosophy and Neelakantha Meditation with Paul Mueller-Ortega. Her greatest joy is the experience of sharing all that she has learned in her decades of study with these amazing teachers. She is eternally grateful for all the gifts these practices they have brought into her life.
“Carmel’s yoga sessions are medicine for the mind and body. Completely uplifting and freeing.
I recommend for all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels.
She will make you feel completely welcome and empowered.” ~Stacey H., Student
An authentic practitioner with knowledge and experience …..Decades of study.
Embodies the eight limbs of yoga.” ~Patrick R., Student
“Carmel is an amazing teacher who massively improved my yoga practice! I highly recommend!” ~Leila S., Student
“Carmel is a gifted and patient teacher- so knowledgeable, kind and friendly.” ~Michelle B., Student
Kim is a certified, registered yoga teacher, breath-work facilitator and nutritional healthcare educator, with more than 30 years of knowledge, education and life experience. Steeped in wisdom, she offers high-caliber instruction that optimally aligns the body, mind and heart in celebrating the human spirit.
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
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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.
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.
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). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
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Save $400 on full-price (shared only) of $2195 USD until February 1, 2021!
Shared Accommodations – $1795 USD (Full Price $2195 USD)
Single Accommodations – $2395 USD
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.
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In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 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.
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