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Nourish retreats
feed your soul

A Weekend Yoga, Meditation, & Plant-Based Wellness Retreat
October 25-27, 2019 in Umbria

Yoga - Meditation - Nature - Movement - Healing Cuisine

Nourish is a two-night retreat in the heart of the Umbrian countryside designed to create a sanctuary to take pause from your everyday life and deeply nourish the body, mind, and soul.

Yoga and meditation sessions will be offered twice daily by Sheila Chacko. Delicious and beautiful plant based meals (vegan and gluten-free) will be crafted with love by Morgan Witkin, who will also hold an interactive “Morganic Kitchen” cooking class on the final day of the retreat. 

There will be ample time for rest, hiking or walking in the surrounding forests, and should you choose to participate- horseback riding.

Beyond a deep experiential immersion during this weekend, we will be touching on theory and sharing practical information about how to integrate the practices of  self care into your daily life. You will walk away with valuable tools that will support the creation of daily habits that nourish all levels of your being.

Come. Slow down and find your joy. Give yourself space for healing and transformation. It’s already underway…..

Let us Nourish you.


The Venue

La Casella is an agriturismo located on 350 hectares of land in Umbria —known as the Green Heart of Italy. It is located near the border with Tuscany and Lazio, giving it a very central location to visit many of the incredible artistic, cultural, spiritual, and gastronomic towns and cities in this part of Italy. 

La Casella is a natural oasis that invites you to step out of your normal life routine, slow down, and connect to and be nurtured by the Earth.  The nights are dark and silent and the days are filled only with these sounds of birds and bees and children’s laughter. There are many kilometres of paths for walking, running, biking, or horseback riding.

Daily Schedule

Friday October 25th, 2019

15-17: Arrival and Check-in
17: Opening Circle and Welcome
19:30: Dinner
21:00: Evening Circle

Saturday October  26th, 2019

7:30  Dawn Yoga/Meditation Session
9:30  Breakfast
10:30 Free time for hiking, horseback riding, spa, relax
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Free Time
16:30-18:30 Dusk Yoga/Meditation Session
19:30 Dinner
21:00 Evening Circle

Sunday October 27th,, 2019

7:30  Dawn Yoga/Meditation Session
9:30 Breakfast
10:30 Free time for hiking, horseback riding, spa, relax
12 Nourish Cooking Class by Morganic Kitchen
13:30 Lunch
15 Retreat End

Retreat will be taught in English and Italian.

Who we are

American born, Italian imports. We are two women who found each other through our passion for wellness and our enthusiasm to empower ourselves and others.

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Morgan Witkin - Morganic Kitchen
Morgan Witkin is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living in Rome, Italy. With American roots and international experience, she brings her knowledge of multiple cultures and cuisines to her plant-based, whole foods kitchen. Adding to her growing list of qualifications and training, she recently completed a certification in Plant Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell center at Cornell University.

Morgan founded “Morganic Kitchen” in 2015 and has provided cooking classes and workshops for both groups and individuals. She has worked as a consultant on various menus in luxury food and beverage establishments and opened an organic café and juice bar in the center of Rome last year. With her Health Coaching practice, Morgan’s aim as a mentor is to help individuals execute diet and lifestyle changes in order to promote overall sustainable wellness.

Morgan notes, “The more I learn, the more I become convinced of the fact that our bodies have the perfect capacity to heal themselves through food. Morganic Kitchen is the place in which healthy, wholesome and delicious food is created and recipes are shared. I believe that food should nourish us from the inside out. Food should be genuine and kind: kind to our bodies and kind to nature. Although Morganic Kitchen is strictly vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free, I make sure that my recipes are full of flavor and variety while nourishing. With Morganic Kitchen, I hope to both inspire and teach so we can all become the best versions of ourselves while living lives full of joy, wellness, serenity and satisfaction.”

*All of Morgan’s recipes are gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free. The ingredients, when possible, are local and seasonal.

*The meals offered throughout the retreat can be modified to adhere to special dietary needs and allergies.

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Sheila Chacko 

Sheila Chacko is a yoga teacher and health coach who has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years. While she now lives in the Umbrian countryside of Italy, she is American born with university and graduate studies  in sociology, biological science, nutrition, and natural health. She has trained with teachers in various disciplines of yoga and spirituality around the world. Her style of teaching is based on her recognition of the innate genius of the human organism and focuses on learning to listen to the way our bodies, and ultimately our souls, speak to us through sensations and emotions. She teaches how to enter into dialogue with our bodies in a respectful way as the doorway into opening our hearts and expanding our consciousness. Her yoga classes encourage listening, softening , and receptivity while simultaneously activating inner power, self- responsibility, and sovereignty. The result: bliss and spaciousness in body and mind.

Sheila teaches group and private yoga classes and especially loves to guide people through deep transformation during retreats and immersions.  She is a natural health advocate and offers online programs and in-person coaching guiding individuals and groups towards radiant health and empowered living.



Shared room € 360
Single room € 400

Which includes:
- A private or shared room with private bathroom 
- Full board of an all plant-based, organic, detox meals by Morganic Kitchen
- Tea and herbal infusions during the day
- 4 yoga/movement/meditation sessions
- An interactive cooking class with Morgan
- A guided nature practice on Saturday
- Free daily access to the Relax Area (Spa) and Jacuzzi

Places are limited to ensure an intimate setting for deep work, claim your space now.