Retreat Centre in Italy. Our dream project

Our Mission

The goal of the dream project, now named L’Altra Riva, is to become a part of an existing farming community. We add a place that is a sister to our You Can Yoga schools that also provides local food and retreats but focuses on self-reflection, inquiry, personal growth, and development at the same time. Like our schools, L’Altra Riva will follow no spiritual dogma and is open to humans from all walks of life. Every member will add value to the greater good of others and join and support the community as a whole.

The system in which we live has failed many of us. As a society, we lack a sense of community, human connection, and true support for personal development or just a space to let go. L’Altra Riva will be a place where this will be the central point of focus as a community: to sustain and support ourselves while reconnecting to our symbiosis with each other and nature, which we so deeply crave, consciously or not. 

We are also a yoga school, bakery, restaurant, hotel and part of the local farming community. We work together with them and create a center for the community to come together and also help maintain a regular yoga practice. We are open to guests, short or long-term, as well as running regular retreats and trainings, allowing many possibilities for anyone wanting to stay for a peaceful, natural retreat experience, whether it be individual or group.

…the time for change is now!

Where we are now…

We have acquired the perfect building for our needs and it has the view that you see in the photo above. It’s going to take us some time to renovate the space and get the appropriate permits but thankfully we have a team on the ground there to keep the ball rolling for us. Plus we have the full support of the local community. We are currently working closely with the municipality to finally make this dream a reality. If all goes well we should be able to open the bakery and cafe and start hosting guests by next summer. 

Does this sound like a dream to you too?

We are currently a team of five and are open to finding another partner and community member to take a larger role in our group. If you are looking to change your life, do something big, or just invest in something promising, feel free to reach out to us. 

Would you like to get involved?

We hosted guests and volunteers all summer this year and will be started off with just the basics, like deconstruction and painting. The building has several guest rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a yoga space.. all facing the mountains. There is a lot of work in the beginning so we will be in need of volunteers to help us get the place up and running next spring. Of course, there will also be group meals and yoga practice every day while we do this. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in reaching out to us as well. 

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