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Italy Yoga Retreat

There are no words that could capture the beauty and spiritual presence that awaits you. The golden light of autumn harvest signals the time of new olive oil, breads, wine and other wonderful sacred tastes from the earth. This connection can be brought directly to your practice as you travel throughout Umbria to touch the sacred land, and feel the intention placed on such an ancient and mystical place.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Enjoy the various excursions and shopping trips
  • Relax at a premier resort nestled in the Umbrian hills
  • Savor eating the farm to table meals included in the package
  • Explore Umbria through the retreat's guided tours
  • 8 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The accommodation is included as a part of the retreat and is arranged on a single or double occupancy basis at the hotel Borga della Marmotta.

Home in the Mystic Heart Yoga Retreats in Italy Itinerary

Thursday, November 3

Arrival at Borga della Marmotta. There will be a presentation on the spiritual and mystical land of Umbria and an evening practice on sacred ground.

Friday, November 4

In the morning, there will be a meditation and yoga practice for beginner, intermediate and all levels. There will also be an optional evening fire ritual.

Saturday, November 5

Excursion to the sacred forest of Monteluco and the Grotto and monastery of St. Francis. You will also visit Valnerina and the ancient monastery of San Pietro in Valle. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Spend your day hiking through the beautiful town and countryside.

Sunday, November 6

In the morning, there will be a meditation and yoga practice for beginner, intermediate and all levels. Enjoy an evening talk with Daniela Cittadoni about Saint Clare, the Sacred Feminine and the Spoleto Valley.

Monday, November 7

Practice Asana meditation in the morning and a trip to Assisi. Enjoy a guided tour by Daniela Cittadoni at the finest winery in the valley with wine tasting. After lunch, proceed to Bevagna and walk through its artisan shops. Pranayama practice will then take place.

Tuesday, November 8

In the morning, there will be a meditation and yoga practice for beginner, intermediate and all levels. Enjoy the shopping excursion to Foligno and experience the wonderful Italian tradition of “passagiata”.

Wednesday, November 9

There will be an excursion to Gubbio, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Umbria. Shop and explore its alleys and piazze, have a wonderful local lunch and enjoy your free time.

Thursday, November 10

Practice Italian translation for local students and hike to Lex Ulibarri’s house and Villa della Genga Italian gardens. There will be a closing circle practice.

Friday, November 11

Check-out from Borga della Marmotta.

Included excursions

  • Bevagna
  • Foligno
  • Grotto and monastery of St. Francis
  • Gubbio
  • Guided tour through the finest winery in the valley with wine tasting
  • Lex Ulibarri’s house
  • The ancient monastery of San Pietro in Valle
  • The sacred forest of Monteluco
  • Valnerina
  • Villa della Genga Italian gardens


Denise Marie Hatch
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Anusara Yoga)
Denise Hatch, founder of Yoga Sports Performance, is a licensed hypnotherapist, certified Anusara yoga teacher E-RYT 500, and leads the way for the Global Feminine Potential Movement. Denise studied finance, nutrition, and exercise physiology at UNC. She earned all-American honors in springboard and tower diving, and competed in the world championships in outrigger canoeing. She has also worked at the Mayo Clinic as an instructor in a pilot program that explored the healing effects of yoga on sleep. disorders and anxiety.
Paulette Bodeman
Paulette is the founder and creator of The Worth System. She is known to have a profound capacity for reigniting a bold new brilliant you. She has been studying with world renown yoga scholars and teachers for 20 years, and has been teaching for over 15. Through her program, Paulette teaches that “yoga is not about mastering the perfect pose, but about embracing our imperfections.” Her breakthrough coaching program celebrates the perfection in human's imperfections. Paulette is a Reiki Master in the Usui method, and is certified in the systems of Anusara yoga and integrative yoga therapy.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Umbria, Italy.



  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Hiking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour


  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property


  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot


All meals are included in the retreat. There will be a wine tasting tour on the 5th day of the retreat.

What's included

  • All meals
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Excursions
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
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