Frequently Asked Questions







Pricing for inclusive retreat packages are based on selected accommodation, and the total cost shown includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for each retreat, unless specified otherwise.

Our pricing is based on sole occupancy for each room type. If you wish to share your room, as a double or twin room booking for two people, please get in touch to receive more information about discounts.

Retreat prices include all the daily activities (such as yoga classes, cold water swimming, forest therapy, breathwork, guided hiking and cookery classes) listed in the retreat programme (please refer to individual retreat programmes for detailed included activities).

Yes we require all guests to be a minimum of 18 years old.

Yes, guests can choose to stay for additional days, either arriving earlier or later than the specified retreat dates. Please contact us for adjusted pricing. Luxury camping accommodation and the 'rustico' one bed apartment are available to book outside of the retreat dates. Contact us with your requested dates and requirements.

Yes, we offer a discount of 10% for group bookings of 2 persons or more. Our retreat package prices are based on sole occupancy of rooms, tents or apartments. If you wish to share your room, as a double or twin, please let us know and we can offer an additional 10% discount. 

You have the option to cancel free of charge up to 60 days before the retreat start date. Cancellations within the 60 day period will be charged for the deposit (€400). In some special cases such as illness or family emergency, we will partially or fully refund the deposit, or move your booking to a later retreat date.

Booking confirmations can be made via the website deposit payments page and also by email, where we provide a booking form requesting your information. The deposit payment page requests you to select your accommodation type first, then retreat details will follow.

Full and final payments are requested by direct bank transfer. A booking deposit is required (€400pp); once this is received, your place will be confirmed via email. Final payment will be requested 30 days prior to the start date.

There is a WiFi connection available to use, however, we do encourage guests to disconnect from technology as much as possible. WiFi is available in the Villa Accommodation and in specific limited locations on the retreat site. It is not available on the camping meadow or inside the Rustico Apartment. Due to the remote location, internet connections can be unreliable.

No, there are no extra or hidden charges for the inclusive retreat packages. Tea, coffee and water are provided in the villa and meadow kitchens. Water is provided during meal times. Additional speciality drinks, such as mocktails, matcha latte, cacao and kombucha are available on a chargeable drinks menu. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Guests are responsible for their own transport costs, such as flights and car hire. Transfers are available (subject to availability) from Nice or Genoa Airports (€65 per person, one way, min. 2 persons) and local train stations (€20 per person, one way, min. 2 persons). Please refer to our Terms & Conditions with regard to accidental damage, breakages etc.

For winter retreats between November and April, we recommend guests bring clothing suitable for outdoor yoga, including warm jumpers, hat and gloves. We also recommend additional thin layers, suitable trousers for hiking, walking boots, slippers (stone floors),swimming costume, and several pairs of warm socks. Hiking and swim wear are not provided. Water shoes and scuba gloves are useful for cold-water swimming.

For summer retreats, we highly recommend guests bring sun protection including SPF30, a sun hat, insect repellent, long sleeves and trousers.

Equipment for Yoga and Breathwork will be provided (including mats, bolsters, blocks, blankets etc). Large beach towels for cold water swimming are also provided.

All accommodation includes fresh bedding and bath towels.

Guests are welcome to bring any personal snacks or beverages. Teas, coffee and water are available in the accommodation, and spring water is provided during meals. We provide additional speciality drinks, such as match latte or kombucha, on our in-house menu. 

Upcoming retreats for Spring, Summer & Autumn 2023 offer a maximum of 8 - 10 spaces. We are a boutique retreat and camping space, aiming to provide an intimate and tailored service to meet individual needs.

No. There are no shops, bars or restaurants in Trastanello. The nearest town of Pieve di Teco offers a range of shops, boutiques, delicious restaurants and lively bars. We can provide lifts to town for guests who wish to visit (only 10 minute's drive). Pieve is approximately 1.5hr walk through beautiful woodland, and we are happy to pick you up later. The nearest large coastal ttown, the city of Imperia, is only a half hour drive away, providing access to stunning beaches and ports, gourmet restaurants and glamorous shopping.



Our retreat packages offer a range of accommodations with well-furnished villa rooms with shared facilities, or self-contained apartments with private facilities, both located in our picturesque medieval village. Our luxury meadow camping options open in Spring 2023. All rooms and pricing for retreat packages are based on sole occupancy. Discounts are available for twin and double room bookings for two people sharing.

Accommodation options include:

  • Villa rooms, twin or double rooms, with shared kitchen, bathrooms & terraces
  • One bedroom apartment, double room with private kitchen, bathroom & terraces
  • Two bedroom apartment, with private kitchen, bathroom & terraces
  • Bell or Cabin Tents, with private terraces, shared meadow kitchen & bathrooms

Please refer to the Accommodation page for more information.

- How far away are accommodations, yoga terraces and camping meadows?

The main site is located in a very small Medieval village. The villa rooms and two-bed apartment are a 5 minute walk up to the yoga terraces and meadows. The rustico apartment is located adjacent to the main house, and a 2 minute walk to the yoga terraces and meadows. The camping accommodation is approx. 3 minute walk from the bathrooms.


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Our retreat packages offer a range of accommodations with well-furnished villa rooms with shared facilities, or self-contained apartments with private facilities, both located in our picturesque medieval village. Our luxury meadow camping options open in Spring 2023.




Our plant-forward and anti-inflammatory menu is designed for gut health, and suitable for most dietary requirements. We are of course able to cater for any allergies (such as coeliac or nut-free) or food preferences (such as vegan). It is essential that guests advise us of their dietary requirements at the time of booking.

We recommend that guests bring additional snacks and drinks, including any alcohol, according to their own preferences.



Transfers can also be arranged with us from Nice and Genova airports (1.5-2 hrs) or local train stations (30-45 mins) to our location. Please refer to retreat details for more details and costs. Independent car hire is also available at this airport location (also from Turin or Milan),and free parking is available on-site.

Price does not include flights or transfers. Flights can be booked to Nice or Genoa from various UK airports (including Manchester, Stansted and Gatwick) with Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling. Websites such as Sky Scanner can be useful in
finding cheaper flights.

We are in a remote location, and the roads from Pieve di Teco to our retreat are fairly narrow and steep. We recommend that self-drive guests park in the village car park where there is plenty of space. It is a 3-4 minute walk to the property and we are happy to bring any bags up to the campsite in our 4x4. We also have on-site parking available for several vehicles and recommend this for guests with suitable vehicles.

Full details for each specific retreat is provided on the Retreat page.

No! We understand that different people have different experience levels with yoga and mindfulness. Our teachers are here to provide an enjoyable relaxing experience and do not expect you to push yourself beyond your physical limits. They are experienced in supporting people to their own abilities. This can be discussed further if you feel you are not confident with your capability.

The classes are suitable for all levels of experience, from beginner to experienced. Yoga classes last approximately 1.5 hrs. Guests can choose to take part in any or all of the classes available during their retreat package.

Each retreat has a specific programme of activities. Please refer to the Retreats page for more details.


  • Yoga classes include one morning rejuvenating yoga class and one evening regenerative yoga class. Our retreats currently focus on Iyengar and Hatha yoga.
  • Biodynamic breathwork consists of a 2hr guided session with an experienced teacher.
  • Cold water bathing takes place at a local riverside, utilising the Wim Hof method. Alternatively to cold water swimming, guests can focus on ‘Shinrin-Yoku’ / forest-bathing mindfulness.
  • Guided hiking and biking to nearby mountain refuges and viewpoints. Independent hiking and biking is also available, where we can supply guides and maps for nearby trails. MTB and electric bike hire is available locally in Pieve di Teco.
  • Cookery classes take place in the meadow kitchen, where guests have the opportunity to learn to cook several different dishes and enjoy al fresco lunch together.

There is plenty of room for flexibility in activities and preferences. We want you to enjoy every moment of your experience! Guests can choose to take part in as little or as much as preferred.

When you are physically or emotionally stressed, it affects how you breathe. Breathwork helps to calm your stress and bring balance to your body. People have been practicing breathwork for thousands of years, and it has roots in yoga practice. The physical health benefits of breathwork may include:

  • Balanced blood pressure
  • More time in deep sleep
  • Reduction of PTSD and feelings of trauma
  • Stronger respiratory function
  • Improved immune system function
  • Release of stress hormones from your body
  • Anti-inflammatory effects

The emotional benefits may include:

  • Fewer feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Better mental focus
  • Decrease in addictive behaviours
  • Allowing emotional scars to heal
  • Better outlook on life
  • Contentment and joy

Studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers, and together with breathwork can enhance the body & natural healing systems. Mindfulness and breathwork can help reduce anxiety, depression, irritability, and exhaustion.


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