This retreat took place from Saturday 17- Friday 23 June 2023  - In the rolling hills of Sabina, a world away from modern life, yet within reach of Rome and its airports

The power of time off. Spring retreat in the rolling hills of Sabina, a world away from modern life, yet within easy reach of Rome and its airports.

Reset and Reconnect 

Understanding people and creating connections, including with ourselves, is one of the most important new aspects of life. Top performers often face information overload and time pressure and there is always a high pressure to deliver the best results.

A common – unconscious – strategy is to work and live without compassion and disconnected from others and out of touch with ourselves. Short-term dissociation is a very useful strategy to deal with a time of crisis and if there is a high pressure to deliver results. Long-term dissociation leads to possible disconnection from ourselves, disconnection from the ones we love and from the ones we work or collaborate with; our team, our clients, our business partners.

To reconnect with yourself and the people around you need to become still inside. This retreat is described as a complete internal reset to take leadership of your personal and professional life. Revitalize in nature, with simplicity and healthy food, in combination with body movement and  mind training, silence and deep relaxation.



We developed this retreat after 25 years of creating experiences in order for our (corporate) clients to live and work more conscious, with more compassion and creating a deep connection with themselves and with the people around them. These skills are more relevant than ever before.

This retreat is now open to anyone who understands the impact of self-awareness, self-care and training human-skills. It contributes to a more human world and it is thé way up towards health & happiness, peak performance & professional influence and sustainable friendships, partnerships and alliances. A deep transformational experience to elevate your life!

This the power of time off retreat will be led by Daniella Konopasek and Ingrid Valks, facilitators for conscious leadership and international certified yoga and meditation teachers. Daniella is  a certified nature therapy guide and coach. Ingrid is the initiator of the power of time off and she brings over 20 years of expertise in creating experiences with impact to reconnect people and organisations.

The power of time off

A the-power-of-time-off retreat is a complete internal reset to take leadership of your personal and professional life and to develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence. The retreat forces introspection and for the mind and body to reach a distinct state of clarity. The retreat gives you the opportunity to lose yourself and to find yourself.

‘The title the power of time of refers to my belief that we need to make time for mind and body towards heightened consciousness and deepened understanding for oneself. From the day I started working I took time off regularly. Ten minutes every day, one hour every week, one week every year and one year every seven years.’ Ingrid Valks, initiator. Spending time in stillness, in wild nature, eating simple and healthy food, in combination with experiences to reflect, relief stress, clear your mind and learn to relax will help you recharge and find inner-peace.


About the retreat

Attendees will be invited to detox digitally, to refrain from reading books and participate in sessions of silence. Finding time to do nothing and be still gets more and more challenging each day. But stillness helps to calm and tame the weary mind. Daily journaling- and nature experiences, meditations and mindful (simple) yin practices will help heal mind and body. One will take a journey up the spine and take the seven steps to stillness to re-balance the energy centers in mind and body. Restoring and re-aligning the natural and necessary curves of the spine helps release tension and generates a fresh aliveness in how you move, feel and think.

These days we escape to the rolling hills of Sabina  with its ancient forests and medieval hilltop towns. A world away from the rush and bustle of modern life, yet within easy reach of Rome and its airports. ‘Keep close to nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while spend some time in the woods and wash your spirit clean.’ John Muirnaturalist, author, environmental philosopher. Attendees will participate in a solo-in-nature experience and swim in the pool to feel at one with nature. When you take time off to spend time in nature away from distractions it will improve your general well-being and improve the ability to connect with nature, yourself and others.


Collective practice

The retreat fosters a sense of collectivity as we do it together with others which will awaken impactful energetic exchanges in the group. The retreat is centered around attendees’ individual journeys but the group will be an important tool and support too. There will be time for reflection and attendees will participate in activities that are revitalizing, unleashing the potential to reach clear minds in calm bodies. Egos will be left behind, unleashing inner wisdom to realize your objectives and dreams in life.

When you arrive, everything is important.

Give this retreat as a gift to your partner, your friend or your employees

- A complete internal reset to boost personal satisfaction, performance and productivity

Upon leaving, you'll feel that nothing is.


In a lush, enchanting valley you are being welcomed to reset and replenish in tranquil surroundings, to absorb the healing energy of this magical landschap and to bask in the unique spirit of the rolling Sabina hills.

Two rustic, ancient stone farmhouses have been restored with exquisite artistic detail combining the whimsical and the refined. 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. 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 splendour 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. The beauty of this unspoiled, undulating rural landscape has attracted a diverse community of writers, artists and those who wish to reconnect with self and with nature. Off the beaten track, Sabina remains an unsung, secret gem in the heart of the resplendent Italian countryside, within easy reach of Rome and its airports.


Normal prices

Room for single use € 1975,-

Room for double use € 1775,-

Tent for single use € 1675,-

For companies prices are excl BTW.


Last minute offer 

Now 10% OFF!

Bring a friend and 25% OFF for BOTH of you!

You can reserve your spot and pay your deposit online


This investment is all inclusive. Including the power of time off retreat program, a journey to fully recharge and find inner-peace. All meals prepared by a private chef and accommodation of your choice are included. You only have to arrange your travel to/from the retreat location. We will help you with the airport transfers.


  • Attendees do not need any yoga or meditation experience.
  • It is an invitation to switch off cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices or connect on fixed time(s) of the day with the outside world.
  • Gentle detox with healthy meals and herbal teas prepared by the private chef.
  • From Saturday 17 June – Friday 23 June 2023


Here you can read personal stories from participants in the power of time off experiences.


Book this retreat

To book your place in the retreat in nature is very easy; select your date, room and payment. Fill out your name and contact details. Agree with terms and conditions and pay online. If you never make time, you never have time!