Federica Clemente is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor who has practiced and studied Mysore, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and other forms of yoga. With a background in professional dance, craniosacral therapy, and shamanic healing, Federica brings to her classes, workshops, and retreats a wealth of background information in the mechanics of alignment, dynamic movement, energy flow, and effective healing techniques. Most importantly, she teaches with an attitude of fun, playfulness, and open acceptance.
Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)
Yoga Body Soul movement retreat was amazing, interesting, inspiring and unique experience. I was searching for something like this, deep and capable of touching my soul. I feel that something inside of me has changed.
Federica is incredible woman and teacher, full of energy, able to feel each one of participants and also all group. She has been great inspiration during all retreat and gave me instruments to go profound.
This retreat is the best gift any woman can give to her self.
Sharon Ireland / Neuchatel, Switzerland
Federica’s retreats are special and like nothing I have experienced before . One of the girls I met at the retreat said to me that Federica is the nearest thing to an angel that she has observed and I agree. She is a healer, a teacher, a mother and a friend. I feel blessed that I was guided to meet this beautiful woman. I can honestly say my life has changed for the better. She has a natural ability to tap into the deepest emotions in a kind and safe way. Yoga, dance and woman’s circles are all amazing and of course the fabulous food prepared by Natascha and Alessandro as well as Joshua’s support with travel etc. and Lamine’s support at the retreat center. Thank you and namaste
Federicas retreat is something extraordinary. Federica is someone extraordinary. I don't know how else to put it. She has a rare intuition and manages to see every single person for who she is.
To watch this magic unfold, while being part of it, is unreal. This is so much more than a yoga retreat, although yoga is a big part of it, but expect to nurture your soul as well as your body. We were a large group of ladies who very quickly bonded and dared to open up to each other, and from that and with Federica guiding us, we grew so much. I am determined to keep this with me, being back in my daily life. I am in no doubt that going to Italy for this New Year's retreat, was one of the biggest presents I have ever given myself.
The location is fantastic, I loved that we were alone there with no disturbances and still at close proximity to the ever so gorgeous village of Ostuni and the sea. I thought I would have loads of time for book reading and what have we, but days went quickly, with a routine you soon get the hang of and get to enjoy. The food was outstanding and the love that you're embraced with will stay with you.
Highest recommendations to anyone open for going that one layer deeper while improving your yoga-bod and general health.
I travelled all the way from North America for this retreat – and it was easily the best money I have ever spent. If you live in Europe, do not even think twice about it – go.
It is hard to know where to begin to describe the experience I had in Puglia on Federica’s retreat. It was a completely life-changing trip. I arrived closed up and wounded; I had been dealing with serious childhood trauma, as well as a recent divorce. I find the winter holidays to be difficult. I was taking steps at home towards healing, but I had gone through such a difficult time that I wondered whether I would ever come out on the other side.
When I came across the retreat, I somehow knew it was for me. I booked everything at the last minute – and it was the best decision I have ever made. I mean that literally. I have made plenty of good decisions! This one, though, will stay with me for my entire life.
The retreat itself brings together women from all over the world – and that alone is a powerful and amazing thing. I made friendships that will last a lifetime. But on top of that, Federica is a perceptive and talented leader. That does not even begin to describe it. She is truly amazing. She can tell when you hold back, or are not in your body. I feel more in my body now than I ever have, in my entire life. The yoga and the movement classes were incredible; I feel both grounded and strong. The meditation was also wonderful; I had not meditated much before, but I came to love it and will be continuing the practice here at home.
Don’t get me wrong; I will continue the work that I began in Puglia. The retreat didn’t fix me. But it did provide me with a solid foundation, which was something I feel I didn’t quite have before. It filled up my love tank – all these amazing women, being open and supportive. It felt like being a kid in a loving family. I am now home, and while I am experiencing some sadness – I wish I could go back in time a bit! – I am also, for the first time, feeling like I don’t need anything. I don’t feel alone in the world, anymore. I am going to start a woman’s circle where I live, because it’s clear to me that there is such a need for this kind of thing, all over the world.
The food was fantastic and plentiful.
In short, I went on this retreat full of hope that it would help me change. Amazingly, it did. I am different. I am open to the world in a way I haven’t been since I was very, very little. I learned a lot of yoga, and that was wonderful – and I also learned a lot about life. Federica is incredibly wise; I would encourage anyone to go on a retreat with her. As for me, I’ll be back!
*A practical note: I did NOT pack enough. If you go on the retreat in Italy (in the winter), it can be cold. Coming from North America, I was not practical enough about this. Don’t pack light for this trip – I did, and thankfully Federica loaned me some long-sleeved shirts!