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Umbria, Italy, 2017

Optimal Health, Happiness and Yoga Retreat with Nathalie Croix

Discovering Your Best Self

Seven days of rejuvenation, adventures, new and old friends, fantastic food, in beautiful Umbria, Italy.

When: June 28 – July 5th

In this retreat we will have daily vinyasa yoga practice, guided runs and hikes, meditation, journaling and afternoon workshops : including chakra healing practices and how to align ourselves with a higher purpose to achieve the life of our dreams with our most authentic Self.

Finding Balance, Health and Happiness 



Do Yoga

Go For A  Long Run Or Hike,

Take A Cooking Lesson

A  fantastic week in a magnificent part of our Planet in which I am thrilled to explore with you!

A message from your retreat leader, Nathalie :

” Our retreat will include going deep into the journey of the Self with the highest S, through journaling, meditation and chakras workshops I will guide you into deeper layers of awareness tapping into higher frequencies to be awaken through y by you! 
The journey and path of Self discovery and transformation leads us to 
Universal Truth : Unity and Love ♥  Join Me! “
Who Can Come?
Anyone can come! Anyone who wants to embark on a fun adventure in Italy.
Yoga knowledge is not required.
Yoga practice during this retreat is optional and not mandatory.
We will have an expensive program for all likes!

Yoga Practitioners of All Levels Are Welcome

email : for more info and to register

* space is limited



Other activities will also be available throughout the week such as horse riding, cooking lessons , wine tasting, tours, massage, and more!

Nathalie focuses on prana flow, breath and alignment. 

Nathalie is a yoga teacher and trainer with a 200 and 300 Hours Yoga Alliance Registered training school and has led many adventure retreats around the world. Yoga teachers may use the time in the retreat as continuing education for their 200 and 300 Hours certifications with YACEP. (continuing education) – a certification for this program will be provided upon student’s requests.

For more information on Nathalie visit

Listen to Nathalie’s Podcast interview at RAW talk with Sheena HERE

Package Includes:

shared room
morning vinyasa yoga classes
afternoon workshops
meditation sessions
guided runs

Package price $975 Euros per person based on a double occupancy room

single occupancy available upon request and at an additional price

Airfare is not included

About Our Retreat Center : Caimeli


Set within the gentle hills of Umbria and touched by the scented winds of the Apennines, Caimeli is composed of a large manor house dating back to the 18th century and a smaller farmhouse. Each farmhouse is a mix of modern and traditional with a high degree of elegance and comfort. The interiors were renovated faithfully to reflect the Umbrian tradition of wooden beams and terracotta floors. Both, the villa and the guesthouse have wonderful views of the olive groves and the serene rolling hills of the plantation.

Villa Caimeli

The villa has been painstakingly restored to its original splendor of the 19th century. It is furnished according to the dictates of elegant sobriety, the choice of the terracotta floors, the warmth of the wood and the neutral colors of the interior all reflect the grandeur of the villa. The villa is composed of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which can accommodate 10 persons.

Casale Caimeli

This is an intimate and peaceful cottage on the property that has been fully restored to its original charm. The casale is composed of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can accommodate 4 persons.

Yoga Studio
Indoor 65 sq. meter studio with a wooden floor.


Fully equipped kitchens with dishwasher
LCD TV with satellite,DVD
WII in Villa only
Washing machine
Central heating
Internet connection with WiFi

Organic garden

The Pleasures of a Caimeli Retreat  

Set amidst acres of olive trees and green mountains it is no surprise that most of our guests spend a large part of their experience outdoors.
We offer you a number of ways to soak up the natural beauty of this unforgettable location within our on site facilities
On the property we have an infinity swimming pool of
17 x 4 metres, and for the children a trampoline and balance lines.

Circumventing the property, we have hiking and running trails galore for the beginner to the experienced. For the indoor person we could entice you with individual cooking, language, or even yoga classes for your enjoyment all by appointment only.

The area around Caimeli is called “The Alte Tevere” which is stepped in history and culture. Caimeli has a myriad list of unique tours and adventures, which could provide you and your family the perfect opportunities to explore.

Whether its shopping, visiting hill top villages, or hiking through Monti Sibilini you are sure to find one of our many activities satisfying to your thirst for adventure, culture or even relaxation.


We will direct you to the prestigious luxury brands in our area; Prada in Montevarchi, Brunello Cucinelli in Solomeo, Unoaerre in Arezzo and Vestri in Arezzo. If it is antiques , then we can suggest a trip to the antique market in Arezzo (1st week of the month; Saturday and Sunday).

Cooking and Cheese making Classes

Why not spice up your holiday in Umbria by taking the opportunity to prepare some authentic, seasonal Italian dishes. We offer cooking and cheese making classes.

Wine Tour and Tasting

We can offer you a wine tour to the famous cellars of Montefalco; Paolo Bea, Tabarrini, and Scacciadiavoli or Montalcino; Avignonesi or Caparzo or even Montepulciano; Poliziano, or Salcheto.


There are many different walking paths and they all culminate back at Caimeli by the warmth of a lit fireplace and a bold glass of Montefalco red. Maps available


Mountain and Road Racing Bikes on request/availability.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding Center is located 20 minutes away for both English and Western style. They also organize excursions, trekking from 1 to 3 days, a riding school with certification and pony games.


Indoor and outdoor tennis courts are located in Umbertide. Lessons are also available by appointment.

By appointment only.

Cultural Tours

Whether you prefer the churches, museums or even Etruscan excavations we have all of it in Umbria. We can arrange tours based on your interest or we can suggest and create specific tours for you with a private driver.

Check Out Our Retreat Page HERE


Puerto Rico Retreat

with Nathalie Croix and Karina Pivik in Utuado, Puerto Rico

4 nights in Utuado, Puerto Rico
Fri Nov 11 – Tue Nov 15, 2016

Register here :

Join your top-tier yoga instructor for an incredible week of relaxation and rejuvination at La Calma. With expert instruction, fresh, locally sourced cuisine, daily beach visits, cenotes (underwater caves) to explore, and loads of other activies, this trip is the perfect way to relax and re-energize.

  • Daily yoga with top-tier instructor in a stunning studio overlooking the Mayan Jungle
  • Accommodations at eco-lodge and professionaly designed La Calma
  • Fresh, delicious BIO cuisine from locally sourced ingredients
  • Beach, hikes, and adventures


Yoga * Meditation * Chakras and Sound Healing

at the Beautiful Mago Retreat


Nathalie Croix , Sheena Maninna and sound healing master with Anthony

Peace and Love

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Sedona 2016 Spring Yoga Retreat

Italy 2015

Yoga and Horseback in Italy

Tulum – Mexico – May 2014

Join us in Tulum, Mexico. One of the most amazing beaches in the world.

Tulum Yoga Retreat 
* * * * * * * *   May * 21-25 * 2014    * * * * * * * *
Dear Yoga Community Friends

I am very excited about this upcoming retreat in Mexico, Tulum.

Just this past year I was in Tulum twice and I fell completely in love with it.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 
Join me in May, 2014,  for a fantastic trip to the Yucatan Peninsula, on the Caribbean Sea, discover the Mayan Ruins and Temples. 
Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayans. 
Come cleanse, renew the Spirit, rejuvenate the body and soul
Relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, enjoy the sunset 
and /or 
Explore the Pueble (town), cenotes, jungles and archaeological sites.
Daily vinyasa yoga practice in the mornings, our own personal chef, property on the beach.
Less than 2 hours flight from New Orleans. 
When :  May 21-25, 2014
Where: Tulum, Mexico
What: Yoga Retreat
With Who: Nathalie Croix
Spaces are very limited for this trip 
double occupancy studio garden view $750 (per person)
single occupancy studio garden view $950 
double occupancy bungalow ocean view $850 (per person)
single occupancy bungalow ocean view $1300 
Price includes
daily yoga, breakfast, dinner, lodging 
Price does not include
transportation to and from airport
If you are interested in this Yoga Retreat 
please email 
Check Out Our Retreat Center in Tulum Beach
About Nathalie Croix

Nathalie is 500Hours E-RYT Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher.

She is certified in SmartFLOW by her mentor and teacher Annie Carpenter. Has an undergrad in Dance Kinesiology, having danced and toured for many years in Europe, the US and South America.

Nathalie began her yoga training over 10 years ago with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, her first teacher, who she studied from in India on several long trips as well as during Jois world tours.

While in India Nathalie studied transcendental meditation (TM) with professor Narasimha, who is a direct disciple of Maharishi Mahesh.

Nathalie teaches weekly yoga classes at  Shanti Yoga Shala

” Let The Beauty We Love Be What We Do ” 

Recent Past Retreats:

* Tulum, Mexico  – October 2013

Vinyasa Yoga

* Cerritos Beach, near Los Cabos, Mexico – June 2013

Yoga and Surf Retreat

* Hawaii – Big Island – May 2013

 Vinyasa Yoga

* Brazil Yoga Retreat – Buzios -October 2012

 Vinyasa Yoga

Hawaii Yoga Retreat with Nathalie Croix and Melanie Fawer 

 August, 18-24, 2012 

Come relax on the magical and pristine island of Maui for a week of transformation and rejuvenation while deepening your yoga practice, swimming in the ocean, horseback riding through unspoiled landscape, touring volcanos and medicinal gardens, taking beautiful hikes, sitting in meditation and enjoying delicious organic foods.

Melanie and Nathalie have a long history of working and playing together, from trips to India and Brazil to extensive yoga training and practice time.

Melanie will teach traditional Ashtanga classes and Nathalie will teach Vinyasa Yoga classes.

Together they will lead the group through dharma and sutra talks and immerse the group in aspects of yoga and asana that daily life does not leave much time to explore.

The week includes accommodations, two yoga classes a day, breakfast and dinner.

The Early Bird cost is $1500 per person based on a room with double occupancy.

For a single occupancy room Early Bird cost is $2000

Early Bird if paid by July 25, 2012.

After July 25th, the cost is $1700 for a double occupancy room

$2200 for a single occupancy room.

Purchase Hawaii Yoga Retreat Online today, reserve your spot and get the Early Bird Special click here

If you choose to stay in a double occupancy room we will assist in pairing the rooms to best suit your needs.

To take a closer look at the beautiful retreat center go to:

* Reserve your spots soon! Space is limited.

For now, to learn more about Melanie and Nathalie visit our websites:

Melanie at

Nathalie at

If you’d like to reserve your spot please email

or call   310.435.6098

We hope you will join us for an unforgettable retreat to cap off your Summer!!



Come join us in an environment of peace, beauty, reflection, acceptance, joy and fun.

Journaling, guided and process meditation, yoga, breathwork, and self-reflection will be available in a relaxed format to experience your desired outcome.

The retreat will be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Retreat Center at St. Joseph’s Abbey outside of Covington, LA.  This wonderful retreat begins with registration at 9:00am on Thursday, December 30, 2010 and concludes on Saturday, January 1, 2010 around 3:00pm.  An all inclusive price of $385.00 non-refundable must be paid in full by December 17, 2010. After December 10th, please call to inquire about availability. All sessions, meals, private room and bath are included.  Enrollment is limited.

For more information on St. Joseph’s Abbey please click here.

Paulette Lucas and Jack Anthony Fontana are the facilitators.

For more information and registration call:

Paulette at 320-203-7928

* All major credit cards accepted

Make checks payable to:

Jack Fontana

PO Box 7218

Metairie, LA 70010


Paulette Lucas

1051 29th Ave N

St Cloud, MN 56303

Hope you can make it.



Yoga Workshop with Senior Teacher Tim Miller  Nov. 12-14

TIM MILLER has been studying and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over thirty years and was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Tim has a thorough knowledge of this ancient system, which he imparts in a dynamic, yet compassionate and playful manner. “My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice. The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher.”

This is a special opportunity to practice with an established master of Ashtanga Yoga.  Read more about Tim here.

The workshop is open to to all yoga practitioners.

Friday 11/12  $50
6:00 – 8:30 pm A discussion of the Yoga Sutras focusing on the first chapter followed by a light practice that demonstrates the fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga.   The evening will establish a relationship between yoga philosophy as presented in the Yoga Sutras and the practical methodology of the Ashtanga System.

Saturday 11/13  $50
9:00 – 11:30 am An introduction to the prerequisites for a successful sadhana as presented by Patanjali in chapter two followed by a Led class.

Saturday 11/13  $60
1:00 – 4:00 pm “Asana Doctor” — an opportunity for people to ask questions about practice pertaining to particular asanas, injuries, adaptations, yoga mythology, and philosophy.

Sunday 11/14  $50
9:00 – 11:30 am An introduction to Second Series and an introduction to Pranayama.

Full Workshop $210

Number of participants is limited!

Please Register here at the Ashtanga Yoga Room

For more information please contact Melanie Fawer at

Registration offline:
Mail your check to:
The Yoga Room
4905 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115


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