We had such an amazing time at our 7 day retreat in Italy. The venue and surrounding area were indeed spectacular, the hosting family are such heartwarming people, Italian hospitality to the core. We all felt part of a great big family.

We humbly feel that our Mindfulness in Nature program was indeed a success. We are very proud of what Emma and I have put together. Each day had a theme. We did our Shinrin-yoku sessions in different forested areas around the area. Twice right next to the farm, one in a national park a short drive away and the last one at a very special and inspiring valley just a few minutes away. Nature and Mindfulness was indeed all around us.

Some photos and feedback from this amazing week:


Gli orti de Bertin

“A week’s retreat Forest Bathing with Carlos and Emma in Italy was a unique, enjoyable and memorable experience, one not to be missed”

“I was travelling alone, however I never felt alone as Carlos gave me step by step instructions and from the moment I enquired about the trip I felt connected, cared for and supported all the way through to arriving in the country, Carlos proved to be a very reliable and trustworthy person”


A sundowner by the sea

“It is evident that Carlos and Emma share their passion for forest bathing and have knowledge of the benefits and research. The simple sensory practices bring new awareness and insights to an experience in the forest and can be quite profound, I look forward to repeating these when I’m back home and enjoying a more sensory and connected relationship with nature”


The frame game

“The programme was very well thought out with a variety of forests bathing trips to different forests, visits to local places of interest and mindfulness meditation”

“I feel refreshed, renewed, relaxed and empowered to return to life after only one week away! I wish you all the best for the future and hope this one gave you a good start in many more successful retreats”


A cloud in the forest

“Carlos shared his interest of dream yoga, which I found inspiring and couldn’t wait to go to sleep to see what happens! Emma shared her passion for creative writing which was infectious and fun, her calm and gentle presence comes across at all times, particularly through her guided meditations”


Campo Ligure

“I found Carlos and Emma to be the warm, kind, caring and interesting to talk to. I feel forever grateful for their knowledge and well put together programme that gave me a memorable experience always to be remembered”



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2 Comments on “What a great joy – Liguria retreat 2019

    • Brenda! great that you found us. Thank you for your comment. Hope you guys can join us in one of our retreats!

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