Italy Nia Retreat - Journey to the Sacred Heart

Next Retreat TBA

Suspended due to COVID 19

Leave the busyness of your life behind, slow down and nestle into your heart space, nurtured by the rolling hills of the Italian country side. Virginia and Taryn will guide you within, to deepen your connection to self through mindful stillness, Nia, Yoga and conscious movement practices.
Be nourished by the warm hospitality and delicious food of an Italian home. Wander the cobblestone streets, olive groves and forests of Assisi - universally celebrated as the City of Peace.
Walk the ancient pilgrimage paths and visit the sacred sites of St Francis, to embody his messages of universal love, peace and compassion.
Held in the Sacred Heart of this land, open to the peace and Joy that exists within, as you soften into the opening of your own Sacred Heart.

Includes: Full retreat program, 7 nights accommodation, 3 vegetarian buffet meals per day prepared with love and Italian passion for food (vegetarian + mostly organic), transport for local excursions.

Prices: Super early bird prices until March 11:
Triple share: $2250
Double/Twin Share: $2450
Single: $2650
After March 11 add $100
After August 11 add $150
All prices are AUD.

Secure your place by paying deposit of $500 to
Taryn Pallister. Account, 22318937, BSB 728-728

Location: Le Torracce Agriturismo Olistico, Valfabbrica, Italy
The center is located 9 km from Assisi, along the ancient Path of Saint Francis, a walking trail that has been followed over the past 8 centuries by many pilgrims inspired by the life of St Francis of Assisi.

Your facilitators: Taryn and Virginia are experienced retreat facilitators who’s passion is to guide people into deeper connection to self, to experience more freedom, personal power and Joy.

Virginia Woods is a somatic psychotherapist (Hakomi trained), dance-movement and creative arts therapist. She is a spiritual seeker, has had a long practice of meditation, and trained in Shamanic healing. Through personal exploration in dance and movement she has experienced a deepening of health in body, mind and spirit. Virginia is an experienced therapist who confidently supports people to work through old patterns into being in their true experience of self. She enjoys inviting others to experience the joy and freedom of moving from their essential self: their “True Heart Dance"

Taryn Pallister is a Nia Black Belt, Yoga, Yin teacher + Kahuna Bodywork therapist. She is passionate about creating space and supporting you to enhance your connection to yourself. She will guide you deeply into your body, inviting you to feel to heal and to live your life as a reflection of the truths you sense in your body.

Address: Le Torracce Retreat Center
Strada Francescana
06029 Valfabbrica

Le Torracce is inspired by the principles of holistic philosophy: for this reason the structure has three large halls dedicated to personal growth courses and two pools, one outdoor and one indoor, ideal for moments dedicated to physical and spiritual wellness and relaxation.
All rooms are decorated with typical Umbrian “arte povera” style furniture. Each room has a private bathroom and is free of eletronic devices for a peaceful night of sleep. Free wifi is available in the lobby.

Getting There: Travel arrangements are the responsibility of participants.
Book your flight or train travel to Rome, Florence or another Italian city. We advise you to do this as soon as possible to ensure options.
your can take the train from Fiumicino Aeroporto (FCO) to Assisi. You can also rent a car at Fiumicino Aeroporto, and drive up to Assisi.

To get from FCO to Assisi by train requires one change of trains in Roma Termini (Rome’s train terminal). The train from Fiumicino Aeroport to Roma Termini takes only 32 minutes and the train from Rome to Assisi takes approximately 2.5 hours. The train from Florence (Firenze) takes approximately 3.5 hours.
If you are coming from another time zone, allow at least one extra day for acclimating to the different time zone.

I recommend Dannielle Goncalves for a travel agent. She has lived in Italy and is now based in Sydney and will help you devise your perfect trip at the best price possible price, with great customer service. She is awesome!,

Taxi Service from Assisi Train Station:
Le Torracce is about 15 minute drive from the Perugia Airport and the Assisi Train station.

For more info + registration:, 0410 964 806, 0409 576 285

EveryBody Welcome!

Cancellation policy: We highly recommend you take out travel insurance upon booking.

By registering, you acknowledge acceptance of our CANCELLATION POLICY:
All cancellations incur a $100 administration fee
Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund
2 weeks – start date – 25% refund
No show - no refund