Be a happy human being that lives through love and purpose. This is the way of the yogi.
Yoga teaches that within each human being there resides a great power that when known, generates a strong magnetic energy field. When you unlock your own innate power, through a consistent and dedicated yoga practice, you will experience powerful changes in your life and the way you live. You can think of this as unlocking your own Super Power that connects you to the flow of the universe. When you are connected your mind becomes clear, your body energized and strong and you have a deep sense of purpose for your life.
Regardless of where you are in your yogic journey, there are always places you can uncover within you that will lead you to a deeper connection to yourself and into the richness of life. This beautiful retreat in Italy will help to strengthen you, both inside and out, create spaciousness within your body so you can expand into the fullness of yourself, and help to relax and quiet your mind. Giving you an inner radiance, a feeling of happiness and satisfaction about life, and connecting you to your highest purpose.
In our 7-day retreat in Italy, we will practice each morning for approximately two hours in a Fusion Yoga style that combines Hatha alignment techniques, slow flow movements, and Kundalini breath and meditation. We will end with relaxation allowing you to settle and be present to fully enjoy your day! We will have a late afternoon practice that is restorative and meditative.
Morning Practice: Fusion Yoga: Hatha, Slow Flow, Kundalini
Afternoon Practice: Gentle, Relaxation and Breath
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- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day 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
- 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.
Marisa Toriggino is a preeminent and pioneering yoga teacher with more than three decades of experience teaching yoga. Marisa blends yoga traditions with the current culture of today and offers yoga classes, retreats, training and yogic lifestyle tips online and in person to help everyone experience the power of yoga for today’s needs. She also developed one of the first prenatal yoga training for yoga practitioners and teachers. Pregnant and postpartum women are welcome in all of her offerings.
As a mother of two daughters, a native Californian and splitting her time between California and in her ancestral country, Italy, she is able to lead individuals with an interest in the benefits of the practice of yoga. Yoga truly is for everyone-regardless of experience, ability, personal identity and beliefs.
Marisa was co-founder and owner of Yoga Garden of San Francisco, a studio she ran for 15 years.
Her credentials have helped her to understand yoga in order to better help others experience its power and capacity to transform.
- Marisa is a certified yoga instructor and has the following credentials with Yoga Alliance: E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP.
- In 2008 she was among the first to write a prenatal yoga training curriculum that was honored by Yoga Alliance.
- As a result YOga for Motherhood™ is a credentialed Prenatal Yoga School and all students have the opportunity to be Registered Prenatal Yoga Teachers upon completion of her program.
- She has a BA from UC Berkeley.
- UCSF Osher Center training in Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Training for Health Professionals.
- Certified by Rudolf Steiner College in Administration for Spiritually based organizations.
- Active Member of the Association of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health where she is completing their Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Program.
“The mini yoga retreat I participated in with Marisa Toriggino gave me a sense of both closure and renewal. The feeling we experienced through the yoga embodied our intact selves and our expansive potential.
Returning to the studio, we entered a deeper meditative space accompanied by the resonance of a thumb piano and a quietly narrated relaxation. To end a new year and to begin again.” – Previous Retreat Participant
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
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.
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 email@example.com and let us know how we can help!
Shared Accommodations – $2095 USD
Single Accommodations – $2495 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.
Sign Up with No Risk
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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