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The historic Sabine Hills northeast of Rome, Italy will inspire and soothe you as you take time for rest and self-discovery
OCTOBER 21-28, 2023

Katherine and Dana have designed a week of deep exploration using the spiritual tools of Yoga, Art, Color, and Meditation to guide you on a sacred journey of healing. 


This week is dedicated to opening new perspectives and creating space for healing and transformation. 

No yoga or art experience required at this retreat.


A haven of repose and revival, a place to feel safe and supported. Where the space and time needed to look within is possible, to make peace with the present and choose next steps with intention. Our needs are anticipated and we have everything for daily life provided. We move about with freedom and curiosity.

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Embodiment practices that bring us home to our true selves through movement. Thoughtfully prepared group sessions with a focus on the power of color, its connection to our innermost nature, and the universe. The opportunity for process-based creative play. 

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Peace. Calm. Time. These bring about the ability to process, recognize patterns, and begin to move forward. We set our intention in the present moment, creating with mindfulness and inspiration. Healing is about transformation; it is an alchemical process. 


  • Seven nights' lodging

  • Three full meals daily 

  • Group transportation to/from venue

  • Daily yoga and meditation for all levels

  • Daily sessions: color healing, immersive artmaking

  • Incredible beauty in the Italian country

  • New mentors, friends and perspective



The rolling hills of Sabina, with its ancient forests, medieval hilltop towns, castles and abbeys, are a world away from the rush and bustle of modern life, yet within easy reach of Rome and its airports.

The beauty of this unspoiled, undulating rural landscape has attracted a diverse community of writers, artists and those who wish to pursue spiritual practice and live in tune with nature.

Off the beaten tourist track, Sabina remains an unsung, secret gem in the heart of the resplendent Italian countryside. 

The extensive grounds are cultivated with care and reverence for nature with shaded terraces, intimate hideaways and quirky nooks which surprise, delight and inspire visitors, many of whom return year after year. 


The magnificent outdoor platform designed by Marco Antonini, perches on the hillside overlooking the valley and brook below, surrounded by stunning views and the natural splendor of cypresses, olive groves, and walnut trees. 

The restful, refreshing swimming pool, the myriad outdoor and indoor spaces for leisure and practice, the simple, elegant, distinctive bedrooms with artworks by local and international artists are all designed to nurture, soothe, inspire. The local surroundings abound in natural springs, rivers and streams, countryside walks and nature reserves. 

Sabina’s historic villages, with breathtaking panoramic views, artisanal traditions, gastronomic delights and a variety of creative and culinary activities are all within easy reach, with the Roman Forum only a heartbeat away.

  • Massage

  • Excursions

  • Ayurvedic consultations

  • Creativity / business coaching

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I'm an artist, historian, preservation advocate and event planner. My "superpower" is human connection and I'm proud of my strong network of friends and colleagues. Many of the people in my circles I've met through volunteering and community activism. In 2016, an art/history residency outside of Florence, Italy changed my trajectory and led me toward collaborations I couldn't have imagined. My cousins in Italy have helped me stay connected to my heritage, and I am so excited to share the beautiful countryside with you there.


I have planned this retreat with you in mind, and selected our teachers and venue with great care. I look forward to meeting each of you individually during a coaching session, or one of our unstructured meal or down times.



Katherine is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Chopra Health Instructor, Chopra Mind-Body Zone Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500, Global Retreat Leader, and a Master Reiki Practitioner. She is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Yoga Alliance. As a lifelong student of holistic health modalities, she loves to share the teachings with her clients, friends and family.


Kathy began her yoga journey in the fall of 2000 at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City after being diagnosed with hyperthyroid. A passion for Yoga and Ayurveda have led her to pursue certifications in both, in an effort to be of better service to family, students and wellness clients. Her fluid yoga style is sometimes referred to as a “dance", linking one pose to the next with each breath. Her studies and health experiences with Yoga, Reiki, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda, have led her to teach in a way that blends all of these practices.


Kathy loves to teach and empower women to take control of their health with a holistic approach based on the ancient practice of Ayurveda. Through online and local programs, she teaches how to use Ayurveda to maintain wellness, prevent illness and restore health of the mind, body and spirit.


Currently living in Orlando, Florida with her family, Kathy loves the beach, nature, walking, yoga, traveling, eating food made with LOVE, and all things wellness.


Favorite quote: “The more you let Ayurveda and Yoga become the basis for your living, the easier living gets.” - Myra Lewin

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This experience of a lifetime, built for all skill and experience levels, is $2,995 USD per person. This is the rate for shared indoor accommodation, including your room, three meals per day, and transport to/from the airport.


If you wish to do some "glamping" and occupy the caravan camper, please pay the deposit below then message us to specify that preference. 

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $400 and $40 payment processing fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the retreat.

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Dana Saylor


Katherine Yannucci

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