YOGAMEA organizes beach Yoga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Italy, currently offering programs in Misano Adriatico in the Province of Rimini.
Yoga Retreats (16)
Timea discovered yoga after having a serious car accident many years ago. She began studying and practicing on her own from an old book a friend had given her. Discovering a great passion for Yoga, a few years later she ventured towards her first trip to India where she took part in a Yoga Teacher Training program of 200 hours at The Rishikesh Yog Peeth School. Happy with her first experience, but eager to go more in depth, she returned to Rishikesh several times over the next few years and repeated the same course experience numerous times. Now she's HR-RYT (Highly Recommended, RYT)
Mimi is an international yoga instructor & creator of transformational experiences. She is a featured guest on Expert Profiles Atlanta & Make Everyday YourDay podcasts. When she’s not hosting her own podcast, SHIfT HAPPENS, Mimi loves traveling & teaching yoga. Mimi received her 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow, & Ashtanga yoga in Costa Rica. After receiving her 300-hour certification from Rishikesh Yogpeeth in 2016, Mimi began teaching yoga anatomy & physiology & asana in Rishikesh, India. Mimi is also trained in Ayurveda and holds two degrees in Naturology.
Tom's spiritual journey started very early. He was born into a family that promoted being aligned with yourself as being the best way of living life. Taichi was his first real practice in 2009 with Sebastian Lee in Switzerland, Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) in Miami, & Bad ischl (Austria). 2012 was his first major trip to China to train Kungfu till 2015. After a first YTTC, Tom start teaching full time for the next 3 years. In 2018 he went to Rishikesh to follow a 500hrs TTC and deepen his Yogic knowledge. Tom is still learning under the guidance Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.
from Great Britain, September 2019
"Perfect and relaxing 5 days! "
After reading some very varied reviews of Yogamea I was a bit apprehensive of the experience but my worries were unnecessary because the entire 5 days were absolutely perfect!
I went to Yogamea in Misano Adriatico with 2 friends for 5 days (4 nights) and stayed at the Hotel Arno which is about a minutes walk from the beach. The hotel is lovely and clean and our room was quiet and comfortable. I was worried about the food because I am vegan but it was incredible with a large selection of grilled vegetables, beans, salads and bread and you can request pasta too. We had coffee every morning but I think no one was doing yoga teacher training so no one minded us having it. The staff at Hotel Arno were all so lovely, helpful and friendly. Misano also has some really good bus and train connections to other towns like Riccione so you can take day trips, which we did as Misano was quite quiet :)
The yoga was amazing too and I feel so spiritually energised and relaxed after our stay. The classes were really well run and Timea was so encouraging and knowledgeable. I genuinely feel like my yoga practice has improved so much from the classes.
We had 2 morning yoga classes on the beach (the others on the roof due to rain) and they were so nice. Hearing the sea, feeling the sand, it was gorgeous
The evening classes were held on the roof of Hotel Arno and they were also so fun and special.We also had a beautiful meditation class which felt so connected.
10/10 loved every minute <3
from Germany, September 2019
The instructors Timea and Sabrina are great. They are kind and professional.
Learned a lot from them during the week.
The food is excellent and suitable as well for vegans as for vegetarians as for "omnis".
I liked the location very much, especially the lessons at the beach.
from Austria, August 2019
"Great Yoga Experience"
The instructors are great, doing yoga by the ocean in this Italian town was a great experience!!!
from Great Britain, August 2019
"Perfect short break to energise the soul"
A friendly and professional set-up within a simple, clean setting with beaches on the doorstep.
The teachers were supportive, knowledgable and approachable. Fellow retreaters and students were lovely to chat with at mealtimes.
from Canada, August 2019
"YogaMea - not really a retreat but rather a yoga getaway"
I enjoyed the yoga teachers - both Timea & Tom were very knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive. They would make adjustments sometimes - would have preferred more - and their energy was very positive and calming. The retreat location was great because it was a few mins walk to the beach - hard to leave for the 430 yoga class! I wish yoga was at 530, then meditation, followed by dinner at 730 so there wasn’t any time to fill in between.
from Great Britain, August 2019
"Lack of communication, needs improvement!"
The location was good to explore, Riccione, San Marino from there.
from Denmark, July 2019
"Not a good experience"
I liked that the people that attended the retreat was so inspiring and from all over the world. I made a lot of new friends :-)
from Croatia, July 2019
"An amazing transformative experience"
Everything we did in the training was was a part of a bigger picture. The teachers were all very different and all amazing educators and people. All the people attending the training were amazing people.
from Great Britain, July 2019
The yoga instruction was fantastic and very authentic, I enjoyed opening and closing the classes by chanting mantras.
During my stay I felt my practice improve, I also learned breathing & meditation techniques.
I booked a private economy room which was very comfortable & spacious, my balcony had a beautiful view towards the sea.
This retreat is very good value for money.
from Romania, July 2019
"Good yoga, everything else disappointed. Not worth the money"
The actual yoga and younger instructors (Mimi/Tom) were very competent and lovely. Yoga on the beach was both challenging and brilliant. Almost made up for the rest of it.
from Great Britain, July 2019
"Great value for money, lovely people, fantastic instructors"
I enjoyed everything about the experience. The yoga instructors are fantastic, the beach where you do the yoga is beautiful, Yogamea are really helpful, the meditation sessions were amazing. The other people I met on the retreat were absolutely fabulous. I got some additional treats such as a massage and a boat trip. Can't wait to go back :)
from Portugal, June 2019
"Better than i expected"
Yoga classes were great. Tom is a super professional teacher focused on our improvement and always available to help and correct each of us, making everyone feel special. Great yoga week
Davide kept asking us ways to improve our stay, always caring about our confort and expectations.
The beach is perfect for relax and get some sun tan. Warm water and lots of sun, just 3-5 minutes away for the hotel
Lunch and dinner were delicious. Fresh veggies, some variety and good presentation
Hotel was fine, my bedroom and wc was a lot better than someone could expect for a 2 star accomodation. Slept wonderfully every night
Great deal for the price. Defenitely, I ll be back
Nuno Pietra Torres
from Great Britain, June 2019
"Enlightening and life affirming!"
I cannot begin to describe how wonderful my experience with Timea, Davide, Tom and Mimi was at Yogamea. The location is fantastic, the teaching was just brilliant and the people were truly inspiring. Whether you want to lose weight, improve your practice, teach or tone up there is no better place and it is superb value for money
from Canada, June 2019
Beautiful area of Italy and the place on the beach where we did yoga was lovely.
from Italy, June 2019
"Great location "
Great location, teachers were good and it was lovely to meet people from all over the globe.
from United States, May 2019
"Highly recommend this retreat and these teachers!"
This was a very enjoyable experience. From the beginning, Davide was very helpful answering questions and offered to pick me up when I arrived in town. My room was nice, and I could look down the street from my balcony to see the Adriatic Sea. The yoga classes with Timea and Mimi were wonderful. They are both very sweet women and have a deep understanding of yoga and the asanas. They safely guided us through each class and explained everything thoroughly along the way. When the weather was nice we even got to have class on the beach. It was also great to have the meals included in the retreat, the food was delicious and always had a nice variety to choose from. I traveled alone and it was a pleasure meeting and getting to know the other people there as well, having class and meals with people from all over the world. Overall it was a very lovely experience and I hope to see these people again, who I now consider my friends. Thank you all for such a rewarding week!
from Italy, May 2019
I loved the whole experience, I had an amazing time, I will be back soon and would recommend this retreat to everyone. Thank you to my instructors I got so much out of my time with you.
from Italy, May 2019
Timi is one of the best instructors I have ever had. Practice with her was so empowering and really challenging for me from both a phisical and mental point of view. I really enjoyed it and will surely be back.
from Russia, May 2019
Mimi is amazing teacher! Thank you!
Organization was good and all guys were very friendly and helpful.
Mind that retreat participants have the same classes as teacher training students. As I could see, YOGAMEA's main focus is at Yoga Teacher Training.
from Great Britain, May 2019
"A Perfect escape "
From the minute I arrived, I was greeted with friendliness and an eagerness to ensure I was well looked after. They ensured I was picked up from the station as well as going above and beyond to ensure I found the right bus on my departure. Given the price, I wasn’t sure what to expect of the facilities. The room was very basic, but everything you needed, the food was incredible and everyone was exceptionally friendly. As a beginner at yoga, I was unsure how I would go during the classes, both the instructors were understanding and helpful in correcting my poses. I feel blessed to have been able to find this little escape and to have been surrounded by such friendly people who make you feel very welcome. Exceptional value for money!
from Great Britain, May 2019
"The best thing I ever done for myself "
Everyone is so helpful, kind, warm and welcoming that makes your stay a real pleasure. I didn't expect so much since the price was so affordable compared to other retreats, but feel very lucky and grateful for discovering this place and super keen to join them again in the near future. Instructors are excellent, friendly and very supportive. Accommodation is pretty basic, but food was great and considering the beach is just 2 minutes away, you can spend all your free time there. Overall great value for money!
from Germany, October 2018
"A wonderful experience, especially for a first yoga retreat."
The instructors were excellent, kind and very supportive. The accommodation was good, basic, but clean. The food was ok. The breakfast could be better, lunch and dinner was buffet style, where some dishes were excellent and others not so good. It was still good value for money. The area is quite touristy, but due the season being over it was very quiet, which was good. The surrounding area and countryside is beautiful. I will definitely go back.
from Germany, October 2018
"Best Yoga Retreat ever!"
I didn't expect too much since the price was so affordable compared to others hehe But I ended up surprised and feel very lucky that I ended up in this particular retreat . The instructors were so friendly and competent. Timea could do all those crazy advanced poses I've only heard of and her instructions were so good many in the class could do some by the end. Her, David and the other instructor Umish (spelling?) were really laid back and the 4 hrs of yoga per day didnt seem so hard. By the end, I felt really in my body and mellowed out. They take great care in choosing a location and to make sure the food is good, so all the accommodations were excellent as well. In short, I got a lot of bang for my buck and I highly recommend! I definitely will be a repeat offender in the future. Thank you Yoga mea for making me feel welcome and helping me deepen my practice!!xx
from Greece, September 2018
"A rewarding and satisfactory experience"
The instructors were excellent.
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Best Yoga School ever !!!!"
This experience was life changing. I learned so much!!! The teachers are truly inspirational, knowledgeable, patient and understanding. I have found loads of friendships and positive energy there. The location at Misano Adriatico has been fantastic: a great hotel, nice beaches, and amazing food.
Thanks a lot! Lots of love!! Namaste
from Israel, December 2017
"Amazing experience "
Timea & Davide are very welcoming and worm people, they let me feel at home from the first moment. The practice was very professional, I learned a lot about yoga and my body. Timi & Davide spend time with me and made sure I am having a good time and everything is good. I defiantly recommend this retreat!
from Italy, November 2017
Yoga on the beach
from Great Britain, August 2017
"Really pleased amazing teachers meet nice people"
Like the atmosphere peace relax poaitive friendly
Nicole Van Logtenberg
from Italy, August 2017
"GREAT PEOPLE GREAT FOOD AWESOME YOGA"
The yoga classes exceeded expectations the teachers are very qualified and great with injury prevention and focusing on alignment. Every time you walked in the door there was always warm welcoming smiling faces to greet you!
from Germany, July 2017
"Lovely people-Lovely place"
I had a great time in Cesenatico surrounded with really nice people, great beach and unforgettably tasty food! The teachers are really experienced and they definitely pay attention to our personal needs. I could just recommend to everyone who would like to get away from the everydays, learn more about yoga, people and cultures. If I can, I would definitely go back again. ☺️
from Great Britain, June 2017
"Lovely retreat "
I really enjoyed my three night stay at Yogamea. The staff are so hospitable and go to great lengths to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Sandrina leant me her bicycle so I could cycle into town on my last day and I was made a packed lunch for my journey home because I was missing lunch. The retreat is good value for money and is very cheap compared to others. The food and accommodation are basic but as expected for the price. The location is amazing as you're right on the beach and a short ride/half hour walk from the centre of town.
from Austria, August 2019
I liked the exzellent expertise of the yoga teacher Timea Vitez!
Also the Organisation of Davide Benedetto was brilliant.
All in one: it was great!
from France, August 2019
"Un esprit saint dans un corps sain ! "
Une expérience humaine enrichissante.
Des rencontres, une amitié profonde...
2 semaines intenses pour avoir un maximum de connaissances sur le yoga . Un mélange de pratique et de théorie encadrés par des profs compétents . L'intérieur du corps est tout aussi important que l'extérieur. Un rituel dés le matin avec un thé indien, un nettoyage des narines , des exercices de respiration pour une meilleure hygiène de vie . Se sentir bien dans sa tête et dans son corps c'est important. Il faut trouver cet équilibre et ces 2 semaines m'ont fait comprendre que l'un ne va pas s'en l'autre. La méditation est un moment important pour lâcher prise et vivre le moment présent . Voilà, venez tenter l'expérience !! Vous ne serez pas déçu ! A l'année prochaine pour finir les 200 h 😜🤩🤸🤸🤸.
Merci à David pour toute l'organisation et un grand merci à Timéa pour toutes les séances et à Tom pour avoir supporté mon énergie débordante et mon anglais pourri !! 🤩😂😂
from France, August 2019
"A refaire "
Cours de haut niveau. Bonne ambiance.
Professeurs attentifs et bienveillants.
Retraite yoga bénéfique que nous allons renouveler
Daphne De Bruin
from Netherlands, August 2019
"Perfect yoga retreat"
Good classes, warm atmosphere, openminded guests, nice town at the beach and a hotel where they provides everything you need. What else could you wish for? We (my husband and I) had a inspiring week during our Holliday. Thanks so much Tom, Time and Davide for your mindful lessons full of joy. It was challenging and really strechted our bodies and our minds. We still think of you and this lovely yoga week! Daphne and Paul
from Germany, August 2019
"Erstes Mal ☀️ - Yoga Retreat 🧘♀️"
Yoga 🧘♀️ ❤️
from Germany, August 2019
"A fantastic time with fantastic people"
This yogaretreat was great. Timea & Tom are amazing teachers and everyone who has the oppurtunity to be one of their students will have a great time with them. The yogaclasses were difficult for me in the beginning but they gave me the possibility to improve my practice. And it was just fun to join the classes. A perfect mix of relaxing & building strength.
The members of the retreat were connected via an whatsapp-group, so it was really easy to get every information you need.
Davide is also one of the nicest persons I ever met. When you have a problem he will be there to help you; he really cares for his yogis.
The beach is only a few minutes away, the people in Misano are really nice. Also there are a lot of bars & restaurants around the hotel. The members of the retreat have an own table in the restaurant, where you can choose between a lot of tasty & healthy vegetarian meals. I had a room for me alone, it was really nice. The airconditioning does a great job and you have a small balcony. Sometimes it is a little bit noisy, but I bought earplugs and the problem was solved. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean & everyone is friendly.
After this vacation I felt really relaxed and I built a lot of strength. I'm happy that I found this retreat. Thank you for everything :) <3
from France, July 2019
"Bons cours de yoga !"
Les cours de yoga sur la plage où sur le roof top étaient très bien, tout comme la méditation. Les professeurs et organisateurs sont accueillants et sympathiques
from Luxembourg, July 2019
"Yoga, beach, italian lifestyle and great yoga teachers"
For a yoga beginner like me, it was really a great experience. The warm welcoming was so nice that I felt directly comfortable. Thank you so much Timi and Tom for all the detailed explications of Asanas. Thank you Davide for your Organisation. Our small group was also great :-)
The mix of 3 hours yoga classes the day and the wonderful italian lifestyle (beach, sun, food, happiness, ...) were just perfect. Namaste :-)
from Germany, June 2019
Everyone is super friendly, helpful and lovely. I felt very well treated all the time and enjoyed the nice atmosphere of our yoga group and the other yoga groups.
The yoga classes at the beach are really good and it doesn’t matter which level you are. I will come back, thanks for habing me!
from Germany, June 2019
"Good price-performance ratio with some weaknesses"
I really liked the staff of Yogamea, everyone was really friendly, nice and caring. The teachers were really good and inspiring, I also really liked the fresh, tasty food at lunch and dinner. I also liked the location close to the beach and the yoga classes right at the beach :) Back at home I've fully realized how restored I feel after only some days. And the price-performance ratio is great and allows people with a small budget to attend a Yoga retreat at the beach, which in my opinion is very yogic and must be considered when talking about weaknesses - you mustn't expect a five star luxury retreat for that little money. I like the fact that Yogamea makes yoga accessible to people of all wages.
from Netherlands, June 2019
"Great retreat with Yogamea, the best gift to yourself!"
I recommend this yoga retreat to everyone! Timea is one of the most knowledgeable and committed yoga teachers I've ever met.
I really enjoyed her yoga classes and the hints she gave me I'm still applying in my yoga practice.
I also must share that I joined this retreat on my own, during the Easter holidays that many people spend with their families and both, Davide and Timea, that I've never met before, made me feel from day 1... that I'm visiting my familiy.
I'll definitely come back again!
from France, June 2019
Très bons professeurs, à l’écoute. Le personnel de l’école et de l’hôtel a été parfait. Les cours très bien. Pouvoir faire le yoga sur la plage est très sympa. Suite à une annulation de vol, je suis arrivée un jour en retard, et ne suis restée que 4 jours au lieu de 5. Si j’ai l’occasion de revenir, je resterai plus longtemps. Je recommande
from Germany, June 2019
"Great atmosphere, bad organisation "
The retreat has a cozy family vibe. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
Yoga on the beach is awesome!
Great Ashtanga practice.
from France, May 2019
i join the training for one week (50h teacher training) . the organisation of the week were great and the staff was really answering to all our needs. the teachers were really intersting on teaching, phylosophy and physiognomy aspects.I really recommand
from United States, October 2018
"Excellent teachers in poor location"
I loved the funny Prahlad teacher who made me even smile at the hardest postures. Timea is a very experienced and skilled yoga teacher. Sara at the reception is the most helpful person.
from Netherlands, May 2017
"As a bieginner it was a wondeful inspiring week that made me aware of the power of the trinity between mind body and inner self."
The teachers were totaly committed to each student in the geoup. Namaste!
Vilde Sæther Haagenrud
I attended the 200 hrs yoga teacher training last summer with Yogamea in Italy. The accommodation was simple and nice, without too many distractions. If there were any problems, Davide would run and fix it immediately. The food was perfect, after a month I still wanted more, it was so tasty and fresh. All the teachers were amazing. The teachers were so skilled and experienced, and I really learned a lot! And I really felt that they saw our needs and struggles, and helped us to get past those, both yoga related and personal.
But most important, the energy was so positive and inspiring. I met many amazing people that will always be my friends, and I would love to go back and do it again. I am so grateful for everything I have learned, both the philosophy and the physical aspect of it. I have taught yoga once a week after I came back to Norway, and the students always say that they like the good and relaxing energy in the class, and I can thank the teachers from Yogamea for this. Also I think this yoga course was perfect as a start, and perfect as a base for future courses. Actually a guy who attended the same class as me took the whole course again, and I was thinking about going back just a feew weeks after I came back to Norway. Just to describe how much we liked it! I am filled with gratitude for everything, and the experience had a huge impact on me. I will give it a 10!
Philip and Roberta
from United States,
We would Love to share our experience in Italy, last August..15 days of absolute relaxation at Yogamea in Cesenatico. The always plentiful and tasty vegetarian food, very polite staff, always at our disposal, our accommodation was simple in rigor with the promoted style, but still basic and clean, unfortunately it was particularly hot at the time and was not present a plant air-conditioning, but the management has provided us with a fan specially bought for us that made our nights more pleasant. In addition, the Yoga masters are really prepared and very careful in following each of us..We really want to thank Yogamea and all the staff for the warmth and the wonderful experience spent with them. Greetings and we hope to return as soon as possible.
I had a fantastic time! The team were helpful from the very start of my trip to Italy to the very end. It has really inspired me to take up yoga on a regular basis. Sandrina is an excellent teacher and I learnt a lot. I would definitely recommend going to Cesenatico for a yoga retreat.
I greatly enjoyed my stay at the Yoga retreat in Cesenatico. Davide, Sandrina, Timea and Vinee ji are managing the place with professionalism and a great commitment. I booked the place for two weeks to get away from my daily routine and wanted a low budget place not to far from home. For 50 Euros a day, 3-4hours yoga a day, 3 meals a day, 1 massage per week, the beach and the lively surroundings were a great deal. The Adriatic coast is beautiful, the food was good and the yoga classes were given with care. Plus being able to have gelato everyday was also part of the highlights of my stay. Cesenatico is a place that has a lot going on in summer. It's a place where you will find Italian tourists rather than international tourists. If you are looking for absolute quietness and the price-quality ratio that you find in south-east asia for yoga retreats and daily costs for example, this is not the right place to go. I was surprised to hear how high other guests expectations were in this regard. I didn't expect luxurious rooms with AC and sea view, so I was very happy with the Yogamea school. I would advice the place to anybody who wants to learn yoga, go to the beach, hang out in the evenings, enjoy the sea climate and have nice Italian food.