Head to Hearts ESSENZA


a retreat to come home to the heart


next retreat: summer 2023

Are you living primarily in your head? Are you feeling a bit lost? Not sure where life is taking you? Are you looking for answers and don’t quite know where to start? Or do you just want to spend an amazing week in bella Italia in order to wind down and relax?

This retreat has been carefully crafted to guide you back to the heart, back to your essence. We will take you on a beautiful journey, no matter your starting point. A journey to slow down, to unfold with loving compassion, to surrender to the softness of your heart, and to allow every uncertainty you may have to be answered from that intuitive space which already lies deep within you. Welcome back home to your heart.

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meet Joanne, Kim & Lynn

For this retreat, I’m partnering with Kim from Unfold Your Yoga and Lynn from Ahimsa Wellness Co.

These two beautiful women truly embody the soft strength and intuitive wisdom of the heart and their warm and kind energies will immediately make you feel at home. We have combined all of our unique specialties to create a very special program for you, full of love (and lots of fun!) and cannot wait to share it with you. So, are you ready to embark on this beautiful adventure with us? We would be honored to help guide you back home to your wise & everlasting heart.

Curious to find out more about us? Click the button below for a full introduction so you can get to know us a little better.


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.

You can best reach Monte San Savino by train from Florence or Perugia airport. From Arezzo you can either transfer to Monte San Savino or take a taxi straight to Maraviglia. Complementary pick up is available from the Monte San Savino train station. Taxi fare from Arezzo train station is around €35.

OPTIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICE: We also offer a group pick up service at fixed times from either Perugia or Florence Airport to Maraviglia. Please contact us for more information and pricing before booking your flights.

Check-in: from 15:00u

Check-out: before 10:30u

the food

The food at Maraviglia is just absolutely buonissimo. Their land/farm-to-table philosophy 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.

Each day of the retreat includes a vegan brunch, a midday aperitivo-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 bella Italia!

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*

16:00 - 18:00-ish Workshop

18:30 - 20:30 Dinner

Possible evening activity

*Aperitivo-style snack is served around 15:00

Because we truly believe that life is all about balance, you have the whole afternoon to practice dolce far niente like a pro: the art of doing nothing. You can choose to work on your tan by the mesmerizing infinity pool, go for a walk to enjoy some Tuscan landscapes or even book a complimentary specialty session with one of us. We want you to feel free to do whatever it is you need the most. It’s your time.


Double caravan with outdoor bathroom

Double glamping tent with outdoor bathroom

Double room with private bathroom

Single rooms are available on request

To create an intimate atmosphere we have limited spots available. Maximum of 9 participants.

Included: Daily meditation, yoga classes and workshops. All food and non-alcoholic beverages. Complementary pick up from Monte San Savino train station.

Excluded: Plane tickets. Transport to and from the airport. 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.