HEAL YOURSELF BY CONNECTING WITH NATURE AND DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE IN OUR MARVELOUS HILL-TOP FARM.
SIX DAYS, FIVE NIGHTS OF COMPLETE IMMERSION IN OUR VERY OWN RURAL ESCAPE, PRACTICING YOGA DAILY AND RECONNECTING WITH NATURE THROUGH HERBALISM AND SELF CARE.
As you unwind and ground yourself with a gentle, rebalancing Hatha Yoga & Yoga Nidra daily practice, we will guide you to rediscover and connect with nature. You will learn to recognize and work with the plants and medicinal herbs spontaneously growing around Maraviglia. A routine of nature walks and potion cooking will teach you the power and the benefits of making your own natural remedies.
The yoga practice during this retreat is all about unravelling and grounding into the home of our body. We start our mornings sitting in nature, sipping our own picked herbal tea before we listen to the call of stillness asking the mind to settle. Through meditation, breathing practices and moving through solid shapes – we will connect with nature and embody the earthy qualities of Maraviglia’s surroundings.
Our herbal journey will consist of daily explorations and nature walks where you will be mesmerized by the quantity of natural remedies that grow spontaneously around us. Nature is powerful and finds its way in the most unexpected places, these precious learnings can be brought home and applied even if you’re not living in the lush tuscan countryside. Indeed you will also learn to make your very own natural products during 3 different workshops.
Furthermore there will be time to schedule a naturopathic wellness consult with Dr. Maria Geyman. Feel free to discuss health and lifestyle concerns and explore ways to move forward using nutrition, botanicals, and natural medicine.
Based on the weather and on what our heart desires we can choose to take a group trip to a couple hidden pearls of tuscany… Either a dive into some Thermal Baths with a spectacular view and charming little town to explore, or a hike to visit a monastic hermitage in the forest where the monks make their own herbal remedies.
Through mindful listening and an open hearted approach Sophie Fleur naturally guides people through the process of peeling away the layers, and ultimately shows them their authentic loving self.
Her classes are playful and energizing, and emphasize on the power and feeling of your own body. Moving through forms, with the structural integration of body, mind and breath, internal space is offered for healing. Expect to leave class feeling open, flexible, and centered with a strong core, and calm mind.
Sophie Fleur also teaches Restorative, Yin and Nidra classes , allowing the body to travel deeper into the connective tissue and joints.
Last year Soleil opened a restaurant where she creates nourishing dishes from the herbs she collects. By sharing stories with her visitors she wants to acquaint people with the plant’s healing powers. The Wildians is her latest project in which she offers a complete plant-based supplement.
Her dream is to expand the use of plants even more. To make people comfortable adding herbs into their lives. To let them see their value, feel connected and treat herbs as living beings.
Maria Geyman ND is a board-certified naturopathic physician with a practice in New York City. She focuses on natural approaches to common health care concerns ranging from skin care and digestion to anxiety and hormonal issues. Her herbal tea, Masha Tea is in shops and cafes in New York City and Los Angeles. In additional to her clinical work, she teaches Nutrition, Pathology, and Anatomy at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan.