La Bella Vita💚🤍❤️Life is Good! 7 nights Yoga retreat Umbria, Italy

Perugia, Province of Perugia, Italy

Julie Murphy
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Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16
La Bella Vita💚🤍❤️Life is Good! 7 nights Yoga retreat Umbria, Italy
Perugia, Province of Perugia, Italy

Julie Murphy
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2 reviews

Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

We sold out September, so we've added this 7-night retreat in August! 😊

Soothe your soul and revitalize your spirit, in Umbria, the “green heart of Italy“, known for its medieval hillside towns, magnificent forests, and delicious cuisine. 

Our private villa (all to ourselves) is set in acres of lush gardens in this land of sun-touched rolling hills. A place where peace, silence and nature abound. Put simply, it is heaven on earth

The Retreat 🧘🏽

Join us for yoga, meditation, laughter and connection. A reminder that “Life is Good!”, as you release stress and reconnect to living with more meaning and joy. (Sign up now, space is limited) 

A boutique retreat experience with a small group, in a peaceful and private setting. A special time of nature, laughter and making memories, as we breathe and renew.

Beginners and seasoned yoga students are welcome. You’ll feel supported and encouraged as you connect body, mind and spirit through ancient yoga practices.

About Your Retreat Hosts

Known as the pioneer of Yin Yoga in South Florida, Karen Pagano’s instruction focuses on energy patterns; releasing and opening to one’s True Essential Spirit. 

Karen’s light-hearted delivery is grounded by multiple teaching certifications she has earned in over 30 years of practice. 

Since 2015, Karen and Julie have co-created many heartfelt and inspirational yoga retreats in fabulous destinations around the world.

Julie Murphy discovered yoga in her home country, South Africa, and enjoyed the balance it brought to her demanding business career. She has several teaching certifications from the US and India. 

Julie is recognized for her meditation teachings, particularly Yoga Nidra, enjoyed by thousands on Insight Timer, Spotify and other platforms. 

Her wish is to contribute to a kinder world, through the balance and the peace that meditation can bring; inspired by contemplative self-inquiry as a path to positive personal transformation. Website:

You're welcome to read some of our testimonials (and enjoy the photos!) from previous retreats - CLICK HERE


Peaceful, unspoiled, elegant … our boutique hotel has charming rooms with large windows that open up to stunning views of the unspoiled hills of Umbria. We will be lovingly looked after in the great tradition of Italian hospitality, as the chef spoils us with healthy, organic cuisine.

Walls of stone, aged by the centuries. Gardens of manicured lawns and olive trees. The scent of lavender and rosemary filling the air. Walk the numerous paths running through the woods, down to the stream in the valley below. 

No wonder it was named one of “20 Best Places to Stay in Umbria” (— The Times)


If you’ve been with us on retreat before, you’ll know we blend activity with relaxation, whether in peaceful solitude or in the community of likeminded souls.

Optional excursions plus plenty of time to enjoy the salt-water swimming pool, or relax and read, or delight in the outdoor Jacuzzi with breathtaking views of the valleys below. 

You might hike through the olive grove and then let your tensions melt away in a Turkish bath, or enjoy the treat of a massage in the Moorish-style spa

Sip an aperitif on the verandah while watching the setting sun. Find the calm of tranquil nights under a star-filled sky. It’s all on offer here, in our peaceful haven. 

✨What Makes This Special ✨

This is more than yoga retreat. This is more than an Italian vacation. 

We’ve designed a holistic experience, focusing on mind and body wellness, setting the foundation for positive personal transformation.

We always retreat to places where our group can enjoy comfort and that little extra special something as we make time for rediscovering the joys of life.

Other Important Info ✅

Transfers To/From Our Retreat Center ✈️ 🚙

The cost of transfers is not included.

Check in time is 3pm on Saturday, August 27. 

Check out time is 10am on Saturday, September 3.


The closest airport is Perugia, with the option of taxi (approximately 17 miles, 45 mins) to our retreat center. If you’re confident traveling on your own by train, or hire car, that is also an option. Please check the train schedules from/to Perugia Stazione Centrale at



As Rome tends to be a popular international flight connection, we’ll provide information for an optional group shuttle from Rome international airport, Leonardo da Vinci (FCO). 


We strongly advise comprehensive travel insurance to include trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, accident, emergency  assistance and medical assistance. We cannot be held responsible for any cancellations, whatever the reasons or circumstances, as costs have already been committed to the venue.


A 50% non-refundable and non-transferable deposit secures your spot. 

The full balance is due March 28, 2022.

In the unfortunate event that you have to cancel your trip, if we are able to fill your spot by July 27, 2022, you will be issued a refund less $108 admin fee. There will be no other refunds made at any time.

If the retreat center cancels due to COVID, your payment will be applied to a rescheduled retreat within 12 months.

In the event that you would like to transfer your fully-paid spot to someone you know, we can happily accommodate this, at no charge.


We live in an unpredictable world, and many things are out of our control. If an activity or excursion is canceled, we will use our discretion and our best efforts to substitute it with an alternative option where possible. 


When you complete your registration and make your first payment, you will be asked to agree to our Terms and Conditions, which you can review beforehand by CLICKING HERE

A Love Affair With Italy 🇮🇹

You’ll be in the region of Umbria and Tuscany, close to the famous spots of Assisi, Perugia, Siena and countless other historic towns, which you're welcome to explore before or after our retreat. 

And if, like us, you’ve been to Italy many times, this’ll be an om-coming for you. Italophiles, here is your chance to reconnect with this stunning country in the quintessential Italian countryside, with likeminded souls.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    7 nights
  • Meals
    3 nutritious, delicious, healthy Italian meals a day, prepared by private chef. Most dietary requests (upon booking) can be accommodated.
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    Our “From Stressed to Blessed” workshops will ease your body and put a smile on your face. Gentle yoga, Yin Yoga, breathing & relaxation techniques, Face Yoga, EFT Tapping, and Yoga Nidra meditation
  • Yoga Shala
    Use of yoga studio and all props
  • Gubbio Excursion
    A trip to Gubbio, on the day of their famous market. Shop the local boutiques and ceramic shops. Explore this well-preserved medieval hill town overlooking beautiful countryside.
  • Castle Excursion
    Delicious lunch and wine tasting in a beautifully restored castle. Fine wines, olive oils, truffles, cheese, salami; the typical products of Umbria.
  • Cooking Class
    Regional and authentic Italian cooking class on site
  • On-site Amenities
    Unlimited access to jacuzzi and chlorine-free saltwater swimming pool. Moorish-style spa with massage and Turkish bath.
  • Walks and Hikes
    Explore nature in the vast grounds of our retreat space
  • Internet
    (but we hope you’ll unplug as much as possible!)
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Transport
    Air fare, airport transfers or other modes of transport are not included. Info about an optional group transfer from ROME airport will be provided (price depends on number of passengers)
  • Wine
    Alcohol is not included but it is available should you wish to enjoy a local vintage, or bring your own and pay a corkage fee.
  • Travel Insurance
    We don't often use the word "mandatory", but we STRONGLY recommend comprehensive travel insurance
  • Gratuities
    Gratuities are shared by staff, housekeeping or other employees who help to make your stay memorable.

Available Packages

Double Room, (private bath) per person
Available until July 11, 2022only 2 left

This cozy option is perfect for good friends and yoga buddies. Bring your roommate. Pricing is per person.

Your room is only confirmed when both people have completed their registration. Please let us know your roommate's name. 

Deposit: $1,575
Single Private Room (shared bath)
Available until July 11, 2022only 1 left

The privacy of your own room, sharing a bathroom with one other person. 

Deposit: $1,787
Single Private Room (private bath)
Available until July 11, 2022only 2 left

This option is perfect for extra privacy. Your own room, your own bathroom.


Your Organizer

Julie Murphy
2 reviews
I’m originally from South Africa and in a former life I was a business exec. Yoga Nidra meditation is ‟my thing” - I am thrilled at how my recordings are enjoyed by thousands around the world, particularly on the Insight Timer app (search "Yogaressa") In my spare time, you may find me cuddling dogs, sipping fermented grape juice, and watching Dancing With The Stars (true confession) It's exciting, fun, and hugely fulfilling when my dear friend, Karen Pagano, and I get together to create yoga retreats in fabulous destinations. Join us!


Julie and Karen created a fabulous trip for us. Every detail had been meticulously planned and executed. Lake Atitlan was truly magical and beautiful. The yoga classes in the gorgeous room looking at the lake were unbelievably spiritual and moving. The food, accommodations and the special bond with a great group of people made for a very special trip. Thank you Karen and Julie for a wonderful time
By Judy B for * SOLD OUT * GUATEMALA YOGA RETREAT - Celebrate Life! on 08 Jan, 2019
It was a wonderful experience and the place was fantastic. The view was amazing and the accommodations were perfect. A perfect experience
By Martha H for * SOLD OUT * GUATEMALA - Ignite Your Spark! on 11 May, 2018