Denise hatch and Paulette Bodeman are long studied, E-RYT 500 yoga teachers as well as teachers of meditation and ceremonial practices. Through their intentional collaboration, home in the mystic heart, the school of mystery and manifestation has been born.

The sacred land of Umbria continues to call them back because of its healing nature and the transformations that await those who visit. Their initial connection to Lex Ulibarri, another studied yoga teacher, who teaches and runs retreats in Umbria, has become a heart connection.

Join us for a special eight-day retreat and immerse in the mystic nature of Umbria. This is magical yoga Experience in the Italian countryside, much more than a yoga retreat or an Italian vacation, in the sacred hills of Umbria, we will not only be deeply supported in the yoga practice, but we will immerse ourselves in local culture, food, wine, and history.

From the moment you are picked up at the train station in the nearby medieval town of Spoleto, you will be taken back in time, and pampered with all the generosity of the Italian provinces. The resort where we hold the retreat is a renovated 14th century olive oil mill and village, nestled under the watchful eye of an 11th century castle, the practice spaces and rooms are rustic and elegant. Service and food are done in the tradition of Umbrian Natural slow food, the local olive oil and wines are part of that tradition. This is a popular retreat, so sign up early!

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The 8 day and 7 night all-inclusive retreat Includes almost everything except your airline Ticket. For registration and information contact

  • yoga sessions and meditation, all levels and non-yogis welcome

  • all farm to table meals

  • 7 nights lodging at “Borgo della Marmotta”

  • transportation to and from the Spoleto train station

  • a hike and meditation in the sacred forest of Montelucco

  • A visit to Antonelli Winery for a delectable wine tasting lunch, followed by shopping in Bevagna, where you will find the best cashmere in the world

  • a walk through the historic town of Spoleto for sight seeing and shopping. Then off to the olive mill for olive oil tasting at the mill that has been pressing oil for 6oo years!

  • tour of Assisi and the “porziuncula” in Santa Maria Degli Angeli, the Basilica of San Francesco, and lunch and shopping in Assisi.

  • wine tasting and oil tasting dinner, visit to the historic sacred spring, “Fonti del Clittuno”

  • plenty of free time for walks, meditation, connection and surprises!

  • Organized by Denise Hatch and Paulette Bodeman; hosted by Lex Ulibarri,

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Per Person
  • $1000 deposit, limited availability
  • $300 non-refundable administrative fee
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Per Person
  • $1000 deposit, limited availability
  • $300 non-refundable administrative fee
Buy Now!

Deposits now to hold space; Full payment by Sept. 30, 2022 – Check exchange rate Euro to Dollar