The Essence of Yoga


COVID-19 update:

From 3rd June onwards Italy allows travel from other European countries. Travellers don't have to go into isolation or quarantine anymore. Please check the laws of the country you want to return to, so nothing keeps you from enjoying your time with us.


The Essence of Yoga Retreat is part of a holistic community in the heart of Italy. We promote the spirit of unity, support and kindness and would be happy if you want to join us for however long you wish to! Here you can find quiet and stillness as easily as fun and activity!


All classes are held in English language and open to all levels! We are especially happy to host beginners who are curious about starting their yoga and awareness journey in a profound and educated way!


The retreat takes place close to Pescosolido, Italy, at the edge of the Abruzzi National Park, Italy's oldest National Park, and surrounded by its beautiful mountain ranges and unspoiled nature! It is conveniently located between Rome and Naples (both about 2 hours away). Hikes take you into the mountains to waterfalls and gorges or to the nearby villages.


The retreat house lies off the beaten tourist track amidst nature, so you can easily immerse yourself in relaxation and find peace and inspiration. We offer regular visits to Sora, the nearby town, where you can find all the necessary amenities if you need anything.


We have two lovely and gentle dogs, Zeus and Clementine who are not allowed inside the house, but live on the property.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Drinks


Enjoy three healthy meals a day, consisting of local and organic products as much as possible. Meals are buffet style, vegan with vegetarian options, freshly made and supply you with all that your body and mind need. Lunch will be available during midday without a fixed time, so you can help yourself to it whenever you like. During hikes and activities we provide snacks and picnics.


One day a week you can take part in a common meal preparation with Paul. Have fun and learn how to prepare beautiful, easy and nutritious meals. No previous cooking experience is required.


Daily Yoga, Meditation and Activities!


The Essence of Yoga is an ongoing retreat that you can join any time you like for any amount of days! Our schedule varies every day of the week and offers you many different activities like Yoga classes, hikes and trips to local sights with enough breaks and time for yourself to relax and enjoy the wonderful nature around the retreat house.


All classes and activities are optional, giving you the full freedom to decide what you want to do with your time! There are Yoga classes every day for those who want to dive deep into their practice, and weekly changing activities for long-stayers.



7:00 - 7:30 - Morning Meditation

7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Visit of Community Projects

16:30 - 17:45 - Peak Pose

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner


7:30 - 8:30 - Multi-Style Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Free Time

16:30 - 17:45 - Yoga Anatomy

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner

20:00 - 20:20 - Candlegazing Meditation


7:00 - 7:30 - Morning Meditation

7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Waterfall Hike with Picnic

16:30 - 17:45 - Yin Yoga

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner


7:30 - 8:30 - Vinyasa Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

10:15 - 17:45 - Trip to Sora with visit of the market and the Castello

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 - Yin Yoga with Yoga Nidra


7:00 - 7:30 - Morning Meditation

7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Flow

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Free Time

16:30 - 17:45 - Strength and Balance

18:00 - 21:00 - Movie evening


7:30 - 8:30 - Hatha Yoga

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

10:15 - 14:15 - Mountain Hike with Picnic

16:30 - 17:45 - Weekly changing activity

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner


10:15 - 12:30 - Brunch

16:30 - 17:45 - Beginner-friendly Ashtanga

18:00 - 19:30 - Dinner at local restaurant


Prices include all retreat activities, daily yoga classes, meditation classes, three meals a day, water/tea/coffee throughout the day, accommodation, group excursions, hikes, evening events, Wifi and transportation during the retreat.


Book now as places are limited!

Private Room with Shared Bathroom

Price per day per person:

120 €

Private Double Room with Shared Bathroom

Price per day for two people:

188 €

Shared Room with Shared Bathroom

Price per day per person:

100 €

Shared Dorm with Shared Bathroom

Price per day per person:

80 €