Essential Self

All Level ✺ 18 - 24 August 2024 ✺ In Sabina, Rieti, Italy

We invite you to step away from the busyness of daily life and immerse yourself in the ancient practices of yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Our aim is to guide you in rediscovering your fundamental being by stripping away the unnecessary layers that have accumulated over time.

During our retreat, we will encourage you to go within and explore the infinite realm of potentiality that exists within each of us. Through the practice of quieting the mind and simplifying our lives, we will connect with the power of the breath as the basis of our practice. We believe that the breath is the doorway to the mind and the key to unlocking our full potential.

Together, we will journey breath by breath, shedding the dense layers of old beliefs, conditionings, patterns, and fears. Our aim is to reveal the lightness of the self that exists beyond these limiting factors. We will guide you to connect with your essential self, the part of you that remains constant and unchanged through all of life’s experiences.

Zarah Boden

Always fascinated at the grace and intelligence of the human body and guided by Spirit, Zarah has explored movement through yoga and dance for over 20 years.  Coming from a background in ballet and jazz dance, she completed her first Yoga TTC in London,  going on to travel and further her learning in India with intensive studies of Astanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Pranayama and Indian Philosophy and various forms of bodywork and energy healing. She has also studied and practices Integrative Breathwork which incorporates breath awareness and conscious breathing for healing, growth, personal awakening and transformation.

Zarah greatest source of inspiration is the breath which you feel as she carefully weaves it into each of her classes.  The breath as a companion to unearth the depths of our being, a way to strip back the layers into our most authentic version and a path to cultivating balance of body and mind, to shine light on the infinite potential within.

Zarahs website 


Zarah Boden Yoga Teacher

“What we most need is what we already are: our essential self. There is no escape; there is only coming home"
Kabir Edmund Helminski


retreat offerings
○ 6 nights in a countryside house in Torri In Sabina
○ vegan food 3 times/day
○ 9 yoga sessions
○ vinyasa yoga in the mornings
○ pranayama & breathwork techniques
○ one conscious connected breathwork session
○ chakra workshop
○ yin & yoga nidra in the evenings
○ 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 1150€

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



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

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