• San Flaviano Retreats of Abundance

    Are you looking to relax your mind, body and soul in the fresh mountain air of Italy?

    Excited to explore small medieval villages and healthy heart filled food?

    Location: San Flaviano Monastery, Perugia, Italy

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  • San Flaviano Ancient Spiritual Centre

    “… a place of LOVE. The love is seen and felt through the beauty of the 15th Century surroundings”

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  • Sacred Healing Center

    To stand out means to be unique, special. We are in both of our retreats, yoga & trauma

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Tess Hunneybell, Owner

Please call me for a chat to see if we are a good fit for you.

Welcome to my home San Flaviano, The Land of Light Where the Doves Meet.

I am delighted to be hosting our 8th year of retreats at San Flaviano Monastery. This summer I am expanding my trauma therapy offerings to include 7 day healing retreats along with our famous yoga retreats.

In the heart of Umbria, San Flaviano sits nestled in the foothills of the Appennine Mountains. A deeply sacred spot for over a millennium. My home is the former church and monastery visited by many as a place to be held and meditate on their pilgrimage to Assisi over the centuries.

Abundance Yoga Retreats

Our teachers are of a well balanced yoga life and well qualified. You get to chose the pace and either way it will be memorable

  • 6 Nights/7 Days Accommodation in 15C San Flaviano
  • 3 Daily Home Cooked Vegetarian Meals
  • Fresh Health Juices, Mountain Spring Water, and Perugian Chocolate.
  • 2 X 2 Hour Yoga Classes daily
  • Meditation Sessions
  • Healing Energy Workshop
  • Mountain Hikes
  • Excursion to Assisi (optional extra), the medieval birth place of St Francis
  • Luxury Thermal Day Spa (optional extra)
  • Healing Therapies available at extra cost


12th to 18th September 2022


  1. Two Adults Friends & Family Package €2790, Early bird €1795
  2. Shared room with private bathroom €1,395, Early bird €995
  3. Single Occupancy room with private bathroom €1,595, Early bird €1,395

Conversations with Tess 7 Day Healing Trauma Retreat

Warm, gentle qualified support in helping you resolve your past & help to create a clear way to the future of your desires

  • 6 Nights/7 Days Accommodation in 15C San Flaviano Monastery
  • 3 Daily inclusive vegetarian meals
  • Daily Workshops
  • Mediation practice daily
  • Somatic Body Practices
  • Morning gentle awakening and guided stretching
  • Silent mountain walks
  • Luxury thermal spa afternoon (optional extra)
  • Day excursion to walk the path of your Sacred Heart in Assisi the home of St Francis (optional extra)
  • Time for reflections

*Individual Therapy Sessions with Tess & Paola available at an extra cost.
*Nearest Airports Perugia and Rome. Pick-up and drop-off service available.

The Retreat is limited to only 8 places


31st May to 6th June 2022 (Fully Booked)

16th to 23rd June 2022 (Fully Booked)

30th June to 6th July 2022

1st September to 7th September 2022 (Fully Booked)

12th  to 18th September 2022 


  1. €4310 Early Bird €3240
    2 Adults Friends & Family Deal
  2. €2400 Early Bird €1800
    Single Bed in Shared room with bathroom
  3. €3590 Early Bird €2700
    Single in private room with bathroom

Your host

Tess Hunneybell – Psychologist

Tess has returned from Senegal, West Africa where she runs her child slave rescue charity ‘Every Kid Counts – Senegal’ to swing open the doors of her home San Flaviano for an 8th season of summer retreats. She is know for her kind generous holding spirit and will be heading all retreats, teaching emotional healthcare and cooking up a festive storm in the kitchen.

Yoga Teacher

Amber Seale Voss

Amber Voss is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500-hour yoga instructor trained in the Pranakriya and Kripalu yoga lineages, with training and teaching hours totaling over 1,000 plus hours each. She is also a certified 200-hour Instinctive Meditation instructor.

She brings an authentic, non-judgmental and accessible teaching style to her students. She recognizes that yoga and meditation isn’t a one-size-fits-all practice. Amber continually encourages her students to trust that they are their own best teachers and explore what works for them. While she teaches all styles of classes, her specialty resides in offering gentle, yin, and restorative practices that nourish and restore the body/mind/spirit connection.

Amber is a quailified masseuse who is available for private sessions.

Retreat Manager

Paola Garm – Life Coach

For over 25 years Paola has powerfully and with commitment helped her many clients to create a life of passion, desires and the abundance that they themselves have been seeking. Having trained in Shadow Process she is passionate about the results this form of work can create particularly in life coaching.

Paola has also owned a luxury furniture company. She will be offering her coaching services and taking very good care of you. She will be delighting us with her Italian cooking skills.

This beautiful woman grew up in Roma!

A Life Changing Beautiful Experience at San Flaviano Retreat Italy!

THE Europe retreat 2022. There are many retreats in Europe but not with such a remote feeling in an unspoiled natural setting, yet relatively easy to access, . Retreat Italy. Retreats In Italy Just Got Better.

Mountain Air
All Inclusive
Free Wifi
Perugia Airport
ECO Friendly

What Shall We Eat?

We are abundantly blessed to be surrounded by the soil and by the lands of Umbria. You will often find one of us in the garden or the market choosing with love and care that which will nourish not only your body but your very essence.

When you visit it will be the time of year when the land is giving us all of our bounties, fragrant fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, etc. We will harvest and bring to the table that which will fill you,
We have worked with our vegan nutritionalist to create recipes which aid healthy digestion and preparations of food that are easy to understand and take away with you. It is a peace filled way of dining, and in community.
Herbal teas, fresh waters will be available throughout the day. You will find little refreshing treats about as you pass throughout the day. A nibble here, a nibble there, but our meals will enjoyed in community. They will be vegetarian and there will of course be coffee…….. After all it is Italy!

Our reviews

“… there was a beautiful candlelight ceremony that we all participated in, followed by a wonderful meal prepared by one of the guests and shared by all. It was truly special to be a part of this.

I would highly recommend San Flaviano to anyone privileged enough to get an invitation. The location is secluded and beautiful, but day trips into the surrounding towns are easy and fun. The rooms are clean and simple, and the bedding luxurious. Fresh food prepared with love and eaten outdoors is good for your body & soul. And being in the company of Tess & Kevin in their home is priceless.”

Gail SimardOwner and Professional Life Coach at Rawsome Experience, CanadaRawesome Experience

“… a place of LOVE. The love is seen and felt through the beauty of the surroundings, the peacefulness and the owners welcoming gesture. The retreat is beautifully renovated with attention to detail yet the original features are well preserved. If you are looking for a place to unwind and reconnect with your soul, this is the place!”

Grace TodenesImmigrant Children Welfare Officer, Norway