Together let’s discover the beauty, art, and creativity in the hills of Umbria. This most auspicious area of Italy lies between Rome and Florence where the hills of green and the light of the sky will embrace your heart and your practice. We will discover, rejuvenate and refine our yoga on and off the mat. Threading together each day with meditation, yoga and lots of joy and laughter.

In many ways, I feel I am returning home, my lineage as an Italian American. A place where my two grandfathers were born to see and understand their experience as children. To be in a beautifully restored farmhouse surrounded by ecstatic blissful views, and sharing the cuisine of Italy which is so delicious. We know how amazing yoga is, you wouldn’t be reading this page if you didn’t feel that already, together let’s pulsate with nature on this soulful journey of yoga, Italy, and the 5 elements which will surround us there and share it all with each other.

The daily excursions will include visits to these ancient villages, exploring, reflecting and being inspired by all that this area of the world offers.

The daily schedule will be announced closer to the departure date and will include meditation each day and 2 daily yoga classes with time for excursions each day.

Anusara Yoga… Opening to Grace…To Align with the Divine

  • 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 Practices
  • 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 Calcagno

Carmel is a certified Anusara Yoga Instructor since 2003. She began her journey in 1989 when a book fell on her head at a local bookstore. The book, “Initiation” changed her life and her direction to become a student of yoga. After studying for 7 years she taught her first yoga class and has been a teacher since 1996.


“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

Illuminative nature!
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

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.

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.

Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

True Nature Travels and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full-service travel agency which offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive airfare deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly:

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. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.

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!

Save $200 on full-price (shared only) of $2195 until January 1, 2020!

Shared Accommodations $1995 USD (Full price $2195 )

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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