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Intermediate ✺ 4-10 August 2024 ✺ In Sabina, Rieti, Italy

What is strength? And is it true to say its opposite is softness and opening?

Gradually we come to realise that true strength is what sustains us from within. It is an everlasting well of nourishment through the magical, the transitional, the turbulent, and the transformational experiences of this human life. Throughout our week together, we will explore the meaning of strength, the soft well of inner knowing that powers it, and the tools yoga offers us to unlock the dormant power within.

Each morning will start with chanting, meditation, and pranayama, followed by a deep and purposeful asana practice interspersed with supportive assists, personal insights, spoken word, and uplifting music. Jivamukti yoga not only nurtures physical strength and flexibility but also encourages a mindful and compassionate approach to life, fostering a sense of interconnectedness and harmony with the world. Each practice is designed to empower a greater connection to your physical strength and inner resiliency, and you can expect deeper insights as well as a cohesive and supported flow through the week.

Our afternoons will be a harmonious fusion of physical and spiritual practices designed to explore specific aspects of strength and power in more detail. Chanting and yoga philosophy will serve to deepen and contextualize these themes. This retreat is an invitation to explore the boundless power you hold within yourself—a journey that transcends the physical, leading to a profound awakening of your inner strength and resilience.


Rowena Johnson

Rowena is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and a 200hr & 300hr teacher trainer, who has been practicing yoga since 2008.

With a personal practice of Ashtanga and Jivamukti, Rowena’s classes are strong, purposeful and interspersed with personal insights, spoken word and uplifting music. The alchemy created is inspiring and potent, far beyond the mat.

Whilst based in Berlin, Rowena teaches internationally on yoga teacher trainings, workshops and retreats.

If you want to take a class with Rowena you can find her at Three Boons Yoga in Berlin (also online classes) or try the yoga video we’ve  recorded with her last year.

Yoga Video with Rowena

Rowenas website


Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. - The Bhagavad Gita

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retreat offerings
○ 6 nights in a countryside house in Torri In Sabina
○ 9 yoga sessions
○ jivamukti yoga in the mornings
○ yoga philosophy, chanting & workshops in the afternoons
○ vegan food 3 times/day
○ a guided hike
○ water, tea & coffee
○ practicing on the famous yoga deck

not included
○ flight or train to Rome
○ airport transfer to In Sabina
○ ceramics workshop & massages
○ dinner on friday at the local pizzeria
○ travel insurance (recommended)

from 1300€

group size

a typical day

8.30 Yoga

11.00 breakfast

reading 〰️ ceramics 〰️ massage 〰️ walks

14.30 lunch

17.30 yoga

19.30 dinner

arrival day (sunday): check-in from 16.00,
afternoon snack, no yoga class,
19.30 dinner, 21.00 welcome circle

departure day (saturday): no yoga class,
8.30 breakfast, check out until 10.00


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all yoga equipment is available at the retreat location, as well as towels & bed linen. bring old sneakers or water shoes for the hike in the river & a pool towel. we’ll let you know again what’s good to bring, a few days before your retreat.

check- in on Sunday from 16:00, fruit snack waiting for you and dinner at 19.30 // check- out on Saturday until 10:00 after breakfast

arrival & departure: group pick ups & drop offs will be organized (only) from Rome Fiumicino airport & drop offs to Fiumicino & Ciampino airport and Termini train station. costs: 35-55€/person/way

please take a look at our faqs or send us an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.

about the place

It doesn’t seem possible that In Sabina is less than an hour’s drive from the crowded streets of Rome. With lush, abundant grounds of its own, along with a natural spring and a magnificent wooden yoga platform which overlooks the valley below, this is a truly magical place that’s ideal for spiritual practice, slowing down, and plunging oneself into nature. More

© Yoga Spirit Circle 2024


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