Caimeli is a retreat center set in the green hills of Umbria where yoga teachers and students arrive from all over the world to practice yoga in nature and tranquility.

Testimonials 5

Maly S

The Sanctuary by Caimeli

A retreat at Caimeli is close to what it must feel like to be in heaven. The food is just amazing. James treats cooking like an art and is extremely skilled at it. He uses local, organic, seasonal produce and makes everything from scratch. We dined on home-made Middle Eastern dips, Asian soups, European desserts and home-made Italian lasagna (vegetarian, of course!). Then there is the fresh air and sound of birds. Situated far from the road, you don't hear anything but nature. At night time, everything is completely quiet and after a day of yoga, hiking, meditating, eating nourishing food, and lazing around with a book on the lawn - you sleep like a baby (or an exhausted adult, retreating from the world). It's a really great experience. The only word of warning I have is that in spring and autumn, the house is still quite cold from the winter. So, bring your warm layers with you!

a traveler

Azienda Agraria Caimeli Yoga Retreat website

I attended the Oregonian Pilates retreat at Caimeli. Fall is the perfect time to visit this area of Umbria. Our host James went above and beyond our expectations. We plan to visit again; the accommodations, culinary presentations, and flavors were over the top. Our host was very helpful in giving us direction in the immediate area and other parts of Italy to visit.


Azienda Agraria Caimeli Yoga Retreat website

I spent three days at a yoga retreat at Caimeli, a beautiful location in Umbertide. I loved it: beautiful view, super refined rooms, and outdoor details. But mostly the owner, James, and his cooking: a pampering experience.


Azienda Agraria Caimeli Yoga Retreat website

The first weekend of October, I joined a three full day yoga retreat in beautiful Caimeli and, despite the hectic daily routine life that followed since those days, I can still feel the benefits of the experience and of this amazing place. In fact, I realized on my way home on Sunday, not only the good yoga, the great teacher, the nice company, and the amazing massages made the weekend unique. Caimeli is filled with its own unique energy and James the owner allows you to discover it with your own times. I must say, the biggest surprise, in fact, was him and his delicious recipes. As one of the girls was vegan James prepared special recipes and every meal was a pleasant new surprise. We fell in love with his cuisine and while practicing we could smell it... we could not wait to know what he had prepared! (I want to go back to learn how to cook vegan food, a real new world to me). The location is strategic, you are literally in the middle of the greener country and the only things you hear are birds, bees, roosters, horses... The village is not far and I am sure a pleasant walk can take you there in no more than 20 minutes. The casale is big, comfortable, clean with simple but stylish and essential furniture. Shower is great as well as the beds. It rained the whole time and it was humid outside, but still the place was super cozy. On the last day the sun came out and I can still see James waving goodbye to us with sweet Tia (the smiling dog!) seating next to him. Grazie, James, I will surely be back!

Melanie B.

Azienda Agraria Caimeli Yoga Retreat website

I had the opportunity to go to a yoga retreat and it was so fantastic; very comfortable, the rooms very clean and James is a great host and incredible cook and we feel he is preparing his food with love. I loved so much this place and I have to reserve my place for April. Thanks, James.

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