What's a bespoke retreat?

Choose an Italian villa or any location in the world

You decide where you want to be and I’ll come to you.   I’ll craft a retreat based on your personal needs.  I have a number of Italian villas to choose from, or you can choose any location in the world.

I’ll help you to look and feel refreshed, and completely relaxed.

I’ll show you how to eat for your constitution and make sure your diet is serving you and not depleting you.

I’ll teach you special breathing techniques and yoga practices all designed to bring you back into balance and help you sleep well.

I’ll guide you on how to get a youthful glow and look ten years younger.

You’ll be empowered to take control of your personal wellbeing.

The retreat is just the beginning

After your retreat with me, there are many different options for your continued journey with me.

We can continue to work together in your home or online whichever works for you.

I’ll craft a personalised programme that will give you step by step, day by day instructions on lifestyle, food, yoga, breath work and meditation.

Your programme will include rejuvenation practices that will will transform the way you look and feel.

The quality of your skin will improve as your vitality grows.

You’ll finally be able to enjoy better quality sleep, wellbeing.

Choose your villa

from my featured villas

La Cerque, Marche, Italy

La Cerque is an ideal villa for a retreat.  Plenty of open spaces inside and outside for workshops, yoga sessions and private one-to-one consultations.

A stunning restored villa in the Italian countryside in Le Marche. La Cerqua has breathtaking panoramic views over medieval hilltop towns and rolling fields towards the sea. It sits resplendently on a hillock surrounded by rural countryside, with the woodland backdrop of Monte Acuto. La Cerque has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 8 people.

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What others say

Denise Budworth

This retreat has surpassed all my expectations. I’m a much happier person taking much more care of myself

Mandy Deakin Snell

I’ve been to many of Anandi’s retreats, but this was the best yet. I’ve learned so much about the benefits of Ayurveda and I can take home some great tips and advice for better well being and sleep

Antonia Skelton

I feel renewed, changed and great. I’m SO glad I came – I have been raving about it to everyone since I got back. It’s an incredibly special experience. Anandi is an amazing teacher. The programme is incredibly well thought out and takes us on a journey. Loved the daily theme!

Lesley Davies

Beautiful and enriching and life changing. The workshops were excellent and fascinating. Definitely exceeded all my expectations and I am so glad I came.

Lesley Davies

You made it such a special experience for us all Anandi - I learnt so much and understand so much more about achieving balance and well being in my life. You made it all so authentic, natural, spiritual and moving. And such Fun! I really don't know how to say thank you except to say that I feel so happy, relaxed and full of energy and optimism now, and that's down to you!

Tina Burton

Amazing, possibly life changing experience. I gained a wealth of knowledge from Anandi that I can take away with me and implement into my daily life at home. A positive and enjoyable 5 days

Jane Corani

Anandi is a very spiritual lady and has a way of teaching that encompasses everything. A truly special experience and journey that I intend to continue. I came for peace and tranquillity and Anandi’s amazing workshops and meditations replenish my soul. It has been simply beautiful. Thank you!”

Katie Foster

All in all fabulous. Anandi manages to combine extensive knowledge, skilful teaching techniques with a warm and empathic management of ‘everything’. Her generosity of spirit towards the whole group was remarkable

Kaisha Margaret Turner

Thank you so very, very much for the greatest opportunity to experience this very special time with you all, in such a caring nurturing environment, it was all so beautifully planned, full of life supporting information spent amongst like minded souls in peace and tranquility. You are the most magnificent facilitator, Please put me down for the next one! I really had a breakthrough with the Ayurvedic system, well in fact several breakthroughs! A truly five star experience.

Sharon McLaughlin

A great experience, I’ll definitely be back for more

Maria Locke

Thank you Anandi, I’ve come back to my real self and motivated to make the changes I need

Margaret Mackie

“Just superb. Anandi is so gifted in this and so giving of her time in all ways. It differs from other retreats in that it is so so unique and also intimate because of small numbers which allowed us to really get to know each other and also have a good laugh. I know what I need to work on for better sleep and I am definitely on track”

Tina Fotherby

“The retreat is an experience like no other. It was a relaxing yet action packed 5 days of physical and mental coaching in the vast field of yoga. My mind has expanded as well as feeling chilled, I am armed with exercises to use when I get home. Anandi is a very generous and giving individual and gave special attention to everyone in our group. It’s been completely perfect. Namaste”


“I have been to a number of Anandi’s retreats and will keep coming to them because they are such a refreshing escape from the demands of a busy life. Anandi is a fantastic yoga master and sleep expert and I would highly recommend any of her retreats just to experience the quality of time for yourself in the presence of a wonderful teacher”

Linda Heagerty

“Absolutely lovely and exceeded my expectations”

Jane Famous

“Enlightening, informative, restorative and inspirational”

Keeley Poore

“A magical place ambience and location. Perfect setting for a teaching focused on breathing. No-one could possible not feel tranquil and relaxed in this most eco friendly ‘switch off’ from the world. Namaste, I’ll be back”

Shahara Jagrati Mattingly

Founder / Delicious Awakening

Anandi is a fabulous yoga teacher. Her patient energy infused with her gentle, soothing voice made it easy to relax. Her knowledge and expertise of anasa and pranayama as well as yogic philosophy made her classes more personal and informative than most. She is a master teacher and wonderfully compassionate spirit.

Sabrina Ramcharan “


Maria Locke

I love the structure of the retreat

Jane Famous

Anandi is so giving of her time inside and outside of the workshops. She created immediately a welcoming, informal and safe place so I could instantly relax and open up to this incredibly supportive experience

Jane Eggington

This is the most impressive retreats I’ve been to, and I’ve been to a lot. It’s four retreats in one: yoga, Ayurveda, sleep, philosophy and lifestyle. Such deep wisdom and knowledge with such an incredible amount of love. It’s life changing for everyone or anyone who wants to improve and transform their waking life and anyone who wants to improve their sleep. I loved, loved, loved it

Keeley Poore

The most authentic experience humanly possible

Sarah Webb

I loved the retreat, it touched so many things. It was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. I feel rested and rejuvenated. Anandi put so much effort and such attention to detail

Talia Gale

Anandi’s retreat has provided me with an overview of Ayurveda and has given me the enthusiasm to practice yoga. It has opened up a new part of my mind and helped me to become more balanced and grounded.

Judy Boyce


I left Anandi’s retreat able to breathe more deeply and relax more fully as a result. I know that it will help me sleep better. Along with the practices I learned at this beautiful retreat, I highly recommend Anandi’s teaching to anyone anywhere

Alison Francis (Anandi)

Your host

I’ve been passionate about natural healing ever since my twenties when I was a fitness instructor and esthetician.  As the years rolled on, I realised that I didn’t need to pound the streets, or lift weights in the gym to be healthy and look good, what I needed was balance.  I found that balance through yoga, breathing and Ayurveda.  In fact, it changed my life.

I went from a seasoned insomniac to someone who sleeps normally and feels amazing most of the time using the tools I’m teaching now.

Many people asked me about how I used the breath to take away the prison of insomnia, so I decided to write a book which I’ve recently published, ‘Breathe Better, Sleep Better’.  I wanted to share one of the most important lessons I learned about life through the breath.  The more you try to control the breath, the more you restrict the breath. You get less not more.  That applies to life too.  In order to be healthy and sleep well, you need more space, less control and to be more present.

One of the fundamental reasons I started running retreats was because I realised that people needed the space and time to let go of the stress they accumulate through sleep deprivation and over work.  It’s very difficult to do it alone and it becomes too tempting to turn to drugs for respite from sleeplessness.

I believe that health and good sleep is possible when you are in balance.  You don’t need drugs. The only way to achieve balance is to learn how to make the right lifestyle choices and rituals that keep you healthy.

My professional credentials are:

Ayurveda Wellbeing Coach

NLP instructor and hypnotherapist

Chopra-certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor

Registered Senior Yoga Teacher (Approved by The Yoga Alliance)

Mentee of the late Georg Feuerstein for one year

Graduate of 800hrs diploma in yoga history and philosophy with Georg Feuerstein

Akhanda Yoga Teacher Trainer

Breathwork facilitator trained by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu

Author Breathe Better, Sleep Better

Esthetician since 1987


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