Head to Hearts Essenza Retreats


connecting hearts


Ever since I joined a life changing retreat where I came home to myself, I dreamt of organizing my own retreats in bella Italia. I wanted to create a safe and nurturing space where you can compassionately explore and embrace yourself through a variety of practices to provide different perspectives and insights to build deeper connections from within - both with yourself and others. This little seed eventually bloomed into Essenza Retreats - retreats to come home to the heart, tomen to yourself.

After a successful first ESSENZA edition in Tuscany, we expanded to the South of Spain for our GROUND. and S P A C E retreat.

This year we have a brand new experience for you to free your mind in Bella Italia. Join us in the mesmerizing cliffs of the Amalfi Coast for an epic journey to find your own way.

Peaceful Warrior Journey - A unique experience to find your own way.

Our programs are based on the energy of the seasons and designed in alignment with each other in order to create a year round journey for those who would like to continue to grow and evolve from the space of the heart, from their essence.

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The Essenza Network

meet our teachers

I'm slowly expanding my network to explore and combine new and interesting perspectives (and people) in order to design unique programs that are always a combination of our combined essences to create a variety of retreats - offering you different journeys and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Are you interested in working with me? Let's connect!


maraviglia, Tuscany Italia

Maravilgia is Italian for marvel. We definitely understand why! Maravilgia is truly a marvelous location. Their mesmerizing yoga shala is surrounded by lush green Tuscan landscapes and the infinity pool is perfectly situated to enjoy the beautiful Italian summer sunsets.

We plan on returning to Maraviglia in the Summer of 2023. Stay tuned!

Finca Serrato, málaga Spain

Finca Serrato is situated on the edge of Montes de Málaga, a vast natural park with an extensive diversity of flora and fauna. The 200 year old finca is surrounded by olive and almond trees, cacti, wild flowers and herbs - the perfect GROUND and SPACE to enjoy high quality, slow living, and endless peace & nature.

The yoga platform gives spectacular views onto the valley below and the infinity pool feels like a dream where you can dive straight into Malaga’s beautiful essence.

the food

The food at both our locations is absolutely incredible. Maraviglia has a land/farm-to-table philosophy which is definitely recognized in their fresh, simple and perfectly put-together dishes. Of course, each tasty dish includes loads (and loads) of their very own meraviglioso olive oil.

At Finca Serrato our amazing chef Sander keeps surprising us with his Spanish inspired vegetarian dishes. Can we go back to his version of paella please?

Each day of the retreat includes a vegan brunch, a midday aperitivo/tapas-style snack and a heartwarming dinner. Fresh fruit, water and tea will also be available throughout the day. And for those who fancy a glass of wine with dinner, we’ve got you covered! After all, life is all about balance, especially in Italy and Spain!

Gluten-free options are available with advanced notice.


example day

08:30- 09:00 Meditation

9:00 - 10:15 Morning practice

10:30 - 12:00 Brunch

12:00 - 17:00 Free time*

17:00 - 19:00-ish Workshop

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

Possible evening activity

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

Because we truly believe that life is all about balance, you have the whole afternoon to yourself. You can choose to work on your tan by the infinity pool, go for a walk & immerse yourself in the earthly landscapes or practice dolce far niente or your siesta skills like a pro. We want you to feel free to do whatever it is that you need the most. It’s your time.


Both our locations offer various accommodation types and pricing. Just hit the retreat of your choice in our menu for more information.

To create an intimate atmosphere we have limited spots available for our retreats so don't wait too long!

Included: Daily meditation, yoga classes and workshop(s). All food and one alcoholic beverage. Transfers from and to the airport (fixed times).

Excluded: Plane tickets. Other alcoholic beverages.

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. Cancellations made for proven COVID-19 travel restrictions are fully refundable.


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There was only one race left to run, the one from my head, to my heart.