Caimeli is a retreat center in the hills of Umbria, where yoga teachers and students arrive from all over the world to practice yoga in nature and tranquility.
Yoga Retreats (4)
Nico is a professional dancer, actor, and physical theatre performer who has been working on his body most of his life. He came to yoga 13 years ago and has been practicing many different styles since then; mainly Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Jivamukti, Iyengar, and Yin. Yoga has had a huge impact on his life and been of crucial support after multiple injuries over the course of his dance career. Nico believes that yoga not only helps and restores the physical body but it can also safely guide and shape the mind and soul, enabling you to discover your inner self and become your own teacher.
Maria will be your instructor.
Jürgen is a professional Triathlete. He was at the IRONMAN Hawaii 8 times and finished in the top 20 three of those times. In other IRONMAN competitions, he placed 3rd place in Australia, 2nd place in Lake Placid, New York, 3rd place in Brazil, 5th place in Canada, and 1st place at the German Championship. Now he is head of Bikedoctor Metzingen and has led successful cycling holidays in Italy and Germany for over 10 years.
Francesca has been practicing Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga for over 20 years. She was certified in London with the BWY and Yoga Alliance and has studied with major international teachers. She has traveled to India to study at KPJAYI and to New York at the JIVAMUKTI Yoga Centre. She has translated several yoga books in Italian for OM Edizioni and is the author of her book “Tracce di Yoga”. She teaches ongoing classes in Follonica, Tuscany, where she often hosts famous yoga teachers.
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!