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Explore your Universe

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About Essenza

Ever since I joined a life changing retreat in Spain, I dreamt of organizing my own retreats under the Mediterranean Sun - envisioning a  warm and inspiring space where you can safely explore and embrace yourself through a variety of practices. Mixing and matching different lenses to discover and awaken the elements of your true nature.

After a successful first ESSENZA edition in Tuscany, we expanded to the South of Spain for our GROUND and SPACE retreat.  Now, after a little break, we are back with our brand new SAPORI retreat with fresher than fresh perspectives. 


Thursday Oct 10th - Monday Oct 14th 
Puglia, Italia

Forget limoncello — this is the digestivo you really need. Join us in Italy where we will mix our unique perspectives to help you digest all tastes of life, even the bitter


Gas, bloating, pain, heaviness, constipation, lack of appetite, acid reflux… let’s not even talk about the smelly part. The way we digest our food shows the way we digest our life. All that we take in and experience, from the concrete to the subtle, rushes through our internal highway. Are we able to absorb and TRANSFORM what life is feeding us? Can we appreciate all TASTES (sapori, as the Italians say) of life, not just the stuff we like? Do we allow ourselves to be fully NOURISHED (malabsorption) or are we afraid to REST and let go (constipation)?

In this 5-day retreat we are taking you on a journey to see your digestive capacity and connection to taste from a life changing perspective. We may not like the bitter and sharp, but these tastes of life help us to grow up and mature our awareness.

We’ll dive deep into your individual, ancestral and cosmic constellation for a profound understanding of how to heal and support yourself. To give yourself the right nourishment you need to continue forward in this play called life. And the more we feed ourselves from the inside (spiritual practice), the less we need to be ‘fed’ from the outside, leaving enough space to effectively rest and digest in our busy lives. 

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What to expect

Digestive tools:
Physically - Ayuryoga, bodily massages, nourishing food

Energetically - Family and cosmic constellations, human design

Mentally - Yoga nidra, neuroplasticity (rewiring the brain)

Your main takeaways from this retreat:
- Long lasting insight into your personal constellation on individual, family and karmic level
- A practical way to understand how your digestion affects all systems of the body
- How to read your digestive capacity on a daily basis (the first step to remedy it)
- Exploring the different tastes and their effects on body, mind and spirit
- Many practical, affordable and implementable tips that can change the quality of your life  

Side note:
This is NOT just a yoga retreat. We’ll be serving you different bites of wisdom combined with modern and ancient ingredients like family constellations, neuroplasticity (rewiring the brain), Vedic Astrology, Ayurveda, Yoga and Human design.

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08:30- 10:00 Morning practice


10:30 - 12:00 Brunch


12:00 - 15:00 Free time


15:00 - 18:00-ish Workshop

18:00 - 19.00 Free time


19:00 -20:30 Dinner

*Aperitivo/tapas-style snack is served around 15:00


Because we truly believe in the power of rest and digest, you have lots of free time to integrate the effects of our menu ;) . You can choose to work on your tan by the pool, go for a walk or practice dolce far niente like a pro. We want you to feel free to do whatever it is that you need the most. It’s your time.

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Our Puglia location offers double rooms with a luxurious private bathroom. Private rooms available on request. 

Double room with private bathroom: 1495 euro

Private room with private bathroom: 1995 euro

To create an intimate atmosphere we have limited spots available for our retreats. Maximum of 12 participants.

Included: Daily meditation, yoga classes and workshops. All food and one alcoholic beverage during dinner. Excluded: Plane tickets and transfers. 

Optional: Airport transfers to and from the retreat location. Costs depends on the number of people. Please contact us before booking your f lights. 

Please make sure you have your own travel- and cancellation insurance. Cancellations must be made 90 days prior to the retreat as all sales are final and non-refundable. 



The Essenza retreat was incredible. The love & dedication from the teachers and their connection together made this retreat a unique experience. It's so much more than just doing yoga and meditations. The program is very well thought out with a lot of variation in the yoga classes, workshops and ceremonies. They all perfectly intertwine and build up to the last day <3 . I definitely recommend an Essenza retreat!

The GROUND retreat was magical! During all parts of the program I learned a lot about myself while there was also room for fun, laughter and lightness. Kim and Joanne are great guides in letting you explore in every sense of the word! Also, the group was amazing, I felt so much love and respect! When can we go back?!

The GROUND retreat was a very special experience for me. I didn't really have any expectations beforehand because this was my first retreat, but I did have a feeling that it was going to be special. And it certainly was! For me, the weekend was perfectly balanced between the yoga classes, meditations and workshops. The things I've learned I will take with me for the rest of my life, and the people I've met will forever have a special place in my heart!



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