YOGAMEA organizes Meditation Yoga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Italy and India, offering programs in Rishikesh and in Misano Adriatico

Yoga Retreats (3)

Videos (9)

Instructors (5)

Timea Vitez

Tom Philippe

Narendra Gusain

Sabrina Piermaria

Donatella Colucci

Reviews (66)

Nicola Williams

from Great Britain, August 2020


I really enjoyed this trip. Timea is an excellent yoga instructor and practicing on the beach was fantastic, they also took us to a monastery to practice one afternoon which was definitely a highlight. The location is convenient in terms of travel from bologne airport by public train and is great as plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. Davide set up a WhatsApp group for all the members so it was easy to arrange things as a whole group.

Valentina Stinchetti

from Italy, May 2019

"Lovely Experience"

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.

Mersiha Husagic

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!

Berween Younes

from Switzerland, October 2021

"This is NOT a yoga retreat"

- The location is good

- The hotel was also quite ok

- The food was very very good and better than expected

- Pretty much all facilities were above my expectations especially that looking at other "retreats", it is actually quite cheap for what is offered.

I decided to add to the bad I have below because there is no room below so please read the bad one before you go to this one. This week I went was the exam week for those students who were taking their training. All of them are not experienced, stressed because they are being rated by instructors the whole class which defeated the whole purpose of a yoga retreat. Those students were busy with their their theoretical tests. They had prepared talent show and gifts to go for everyone who stayed that one month and were about to leave. The 3 of us felt outsider and were not sure what each class will entail. There were no postures or poses for people with any injuries. There were no moments of reflection or really anything that calls this a yoga retreat. I had to start enjoying my time seeing the town and other towns while doing the yoga or else the whole 6 days would have been very bad. We always felt like it was a competition and these students informed us they had to cover all yoga postures to be able to pass the tests and take their certificate which made things really really bad. If I am managing the yoga retreat website, I will certainly take this group totally off.

Viktoriya Getova

from Belgium, September 2021

"Great place to relax and let go"

Really nice place to relax, a bit remote, but this is what makes it special! The food, the accommodation and the yoga classes were all very good value for the money!

Thank you, Timea and Davide!

Julie Nicolini

from France, August 2021

"Good Experience"

I was happy with the place and location and also my big bedroom, very comfortable. I love the people I met while staying, from the yoga trainees to the staff and the teachers, really beautiful human experience.

We had 4 hours of yoga everyday with different teachers which made the experience really interesting. They offered us a few outdoor activities that week and even though I didn't attend to these activites, it was good to have the option.

Alexandra Turner

from Great Britain, October 2020

"Excellent taster for Yoga Teacher Training "

Had the best week trying out the 50 hour teacher training before committing to 200 hour somewhere. The yoga team and people on the course were all amazing and will remain friends! It is in a good location on the beach and we were so lucky with the weather being nice. Thank you for everything and we might be back next summer!!


from Italy, August 2020

"Il mio primo yoga retreat"

Sono tornata ricaricata e rigenerata dal mio primo ritiro yoga. Ho conosciuto persone molto belle in primis la mia insegnante Timea che ho adorato.

Laura Harkema

from Netherlands, August 2020

"The best gift you can give to yourself"

The yoga-retreat of Yogamea is amazing. I met such wonderful people, the location on the beach in Misano Adriatico is perfect and the yoga classes are so good and healing! Timea is a lovely teacher who pays attention to individual needs and progress. Also, she has the ability to create yoga classes that are suitable for different levels of experience. This vacation really was a transforming experience for me personally and I definitely hope to come back next year ❤

Ana Rangel

from Switzerland, July 2020

"Gem of a teacher, inspiring, experienced, encouraging! "

The classes at the beach were fabulous, the teaching was very enjoyable and challenging which was great!

Aradhana Baghel

from Switzerland, July 2020

"Aradhana from Lausanne, Switzerland. "

Timiea, our yoga trainer is superb as a trainer and as a human being. Very humble, very spiritual.

I would love to go her next time.


from Germany, October 2019

"Lovely, very dedicated people - facilities could be better"

Timea, Tom, Davide, all lovely people with their hearts very much in the right place. The Retreat-only class with Tom was excellent. We very much enjoyed our stay doing yoga, walking on the promenade, sneaking out for a romantic meal and, on the way there, driving through San Marino and San Leo - really worth seeing...

Aleksandra Ilic

from Serbia, September 2019

"Everything was better than I expected"

The people, food, stuff, instructors, venue (OMG!!), also the accomodation, absolutelly everything was beyond my expetacions! Really hope to see everybody and that beach again, very soon 😃

Nicola Künzl

from Germany, September 2019

"Amazing holiday"

We were a small group of people from different parts of europe.

Different ages, different countries, cultures,etc and in the end we were a little family.

It was such a nice holiday. The yoga was so nice! We had a lot of little sessions from different kinds of yoga, such as hatha, yin, etc.

For this price everything was perfect and our guides made it a really heartwarming and beutiful stay

Elspeth Mercer-moss

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Wonderful retreat "

Timea, Sabrina and Tom were so welcoming and encouraged our individual strengths without pressurising us to attempt anything outside our comfort zone.

The hospitality we received from Davide, the reception staff and all of the lovely people in Misano was exceptional.

Practicing yoga on the beach is magical especially with such a wonderful group of people. When I got cold at the end of our last session Davide was kind enough to tuck my feet into a spare mat🤣!

Basically a fantastic retreat and coming home relaxed, toned, tanned and with a greater understanding of yoga is a welcome bonus.

Sandra James

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Extremely knowledegable instructor, holistic approach"

The instructor is very accommodating with location, agreed by the class where we practised. She challenged the class but never forced anyone to do what they were not comfortable in doing. She was generous in sharing her experiences and knowledge of the overall philosophy of Yoga.

I would say that the classes are really set for intermediate ability but Timea brought in extensions for those who wished to advance their practise - she is inspiring to watch her when she is demonstrating.

The time of year (September) was great because the beaches and the town was practically empty and was a lovely environment to be able to grab some peace. There are some lovely places nearby to visit and you have plenty of time around classes to do some travelling. Lots of people in this area ride bikes and these are available from the hotel. The staff are very helpful and welcoming throughout the hotels.

Rowan Earlam

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

Katrin Fischl

from Germany, September 2019

"Great retreat"

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.

Alejandra Villada

from Austria, August 2019

"Great Yoga Experience"

The instructors are great, doing yoga by the ocean in this Italian town was a great experience!!!

Charlotte Ansell

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.

Lisa Metallo

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.

Zia Wiltshire

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 :-)

Sanja Nikolic

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.

Rachael A

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.

Kirsty Lockwood

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.

Mary Mckenna

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 :)

Nuno Torres

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

Highly recommended

Nuno Pietra Torres

Paul Musgrave

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

Emily Vardy

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.

Kristen Griffin

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!

Jonathan Taylor

from Italy, May 2019

"Amazing "

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 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.

Marlee Schofield

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!

Gabriela Georgieva

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!

Jessica Otto

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.

Karine Malerbaud

from France, July 2021

"Une formation au delà de mes attentes "

Ce qui m’a plu: tout!!!

la qualité de l’enseignement aussi bien pratique que théorique, L’implication des professeurs: Ils sont compétents ( oh combien!), à l’écoute, disponibles , prévenants. Ils ont cherché à nous apporter le meilleur et le maximum. Ils ont su créer pour notre groupe une fantastique et chaleureuse « bulle de Yoga ».

notre petit groupe était hétéroclite, chaleureux, soudé!

Ce fut une expérience exceptionnelle, un autre regard sur la vie.


from Great Britain, November 2020


Topp Kurse mit Timmi !!!

Roswitha Eggenberger

from Switzerland, November 2019

"Gutes Hatha-Yoga"

Yoga -Unterricht am Strand war super

Susanne Bender

from Germany, October 2019

"Einfach mal abschalten"

Ich fand das Konzept von Leuten, die Jogaausbildung machen und normalen Jogaleuten, die nicht so lange da sind super. Da hat man eine gr. Vielfalt und kann auch mal sehen wie weit man selbst kommen könnte.

Alexandria Bott

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!

Marie-pierre Machon

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 !! 🤩😂😂

Namasté 🙏

Adam Maraoui

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

Ina Höfel

from Germany, August 2019

"Erstes Mal ☀️ - Yoga Retreat 🧘‍♀️"

Yoga 🧘‍♀️ ❤️

Sarah Koyro

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

Patricia Bassi

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 :-)

Julia Isermenger

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.

Agnieszka Kurowska

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!

Bérénice Berre

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.

Sandrine Pesce

from France, May 2019

"amazing training"

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