The Center For Higher Knowledge

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Customer Testimonials

                                                                                     August 2017

I participated in a 4 day retreat with Tanya and Michael and as a retreat first timer the experience exceeded my expectations. Hotel Marcucci is beautiful, with spectacular views, fabulous food and very friendly staff. The thermal pools were amazing, especially the midnight float under the stars! I only recently began my spiritual journey and it was mainly curiosity that led me to the retreat with Tanya and Michael. I really feel like I have gained a new perspective from their guidance. We started our day with yoga followed by a meditation session in the beautiful morning sunshine beside the steaming thermal pools, it was peaceful and surreal and an absolutely perfect way to start the day. I had a Reiki healing treatment with Michael which was very relaxing and I believe removed energy blocks and set me up for my spiritual healing session with Tanya. This was an incredibly special session, we were outside on her covered balcony with nature providing the perfect backdrop in the way of a very strong thunder and rain storm. Incredible. Tanya is an amazing soul, full of love and light and on first meeting with her I felt very drawn to her, simply by standing near you can feel love and positive energy emanating from her. She has incredible healing and intuitive abilities. In my session with her she brought to me validation on “strange things” I somehow have always known without knowing how I knew and she also released a big emotional block/baggage of which I hadn't been aware I was carrying but made perfect sense to me afterwards and now. Since my connection with Tanya I am full of positive expectations, belief and consistently feel like I’m in a little love bubble with life. Good things to come! I will definitely be back and look forward to meeting with Tanya and Michael again. Sending a big hug to you both.

 Lisa, Ireland/Brasil xxx

July 2017


I would like to thank you, Michael and Tanya, for this life changing experience. There is no words that could express how grateful I am to have met you both. Thank you for your love, for your compassion and for your teachings. I will always remember you and you will continue to inspire me for a long, long time. When I booked this 4 days retreat, I did not know what to expect. I had some questions about myself, about my life, and I was feeling very tired and stressed. I needed time for myself and for self-introspection. I did never hear about Bagno Vignoni before but I could not dream for a better location for such a retreat. The atmosphere in this small village of Tuscany is truly special. I found there was something mysterious and magical in this place where time seems to have stopped. An open door to let go and to be present. The Posta Marcucci hotel is lovely: beautiful room, awesome meals, warm, friendly and professional staff. Tanya and Michael are two beautiful souls, very inspiring, non-judging and compassionate. Tanya is, to me, the incarnation of love. I immediately felt safe and confident with her. She is beautiful, gentle, shining like the sun. Everything she does contains love. Through her teachings, her healings and her love, Tanya gave me confidence in myself and in life. She answered some deep questionings I had about myself, helping me understand some of my big emotional blocks. She has amazing capacities. The meditation sessions with Tanya are very powerful. She has a voice that immediately carries you away from space and time and guides you towards your inner self, to your heart. Adding a spiritual dimension to the meditation and yoga practices was an amazing experience. My practice has taken a complete different sense since then. Michael is an incredible man. He is so knowledgeable. He has a simple way to explain complicated things. Through his teachings, he releases mental beliefs, bringing your mind at a higher level of consciousness, challenging things you were certain about. I loved our discussions and his teachings. Michael’s healing gift is powerful. I have never experienced such a deep level of relaxation than during and after reiki and de-stress water sessions with him. I was able to let go very quickly. It gave me an incredible sense of confidence and left my mind clear and quiet. I was in the now, it was an amazing gift. At the end of the retreat, I felt so grateful. I have learnt so much about myself. Tanya and Michael guided me with love to the path to my inner self and I will be grateful for this gift all my life. I came back home with new eyes, full of energy, with a sense of confidence in everything that is and everything that will be; with an understanding of the deep connection we have with the universe and how important we all are. I am now continuing my spiritual work by meditating and practicing yoga. I hope I will meet Tanya and Michael again, maybe in Goa :) 

With love, Jessica


July 2017

The retreat by Tanya and Michael in the beautiful hidden paradise village Bagno Vignoni really did me well. Going through large life changes I felt I wanted to go somewhere where I could get proper guidance by professionals and this I really got. Tanya and Michael really complements each other and were excellent hosts . There was time for your own reflections and the schedule was of perfect balance. I also enjoyed time with the other people who were their for their individual journey. I now feel that I have more tools than I had before and can see my path more clearly. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to relax, heal, develop and grow. The surroundings and the village Bagno Vignoni is a place I will return and I loved the hotel and food. See you soon T & M 
With Love Maria, Sweden

July 2017


Dear Tanya and Michael.
Thousand thousand thanks for a such a fantasitc trip to Tuscany and your very nice place.

I am delighted and thankful to have been with you for these days in Bagno Vignoni ... your hospitality and the cooperation we have been in, is life-giving in every way, and has opened up for blocks in my spirituality, which I - very long - have been longing for having flow in. There is flow now .... heartfelt thanks for the cooperation.

I am SO happy to know you and have been with you in Tuscany...

Tanya, I am deeply glad you have so clear and clean a soul and contact to the universe - and that you have shown me paths to walk with your presents and especially with your femininity. I'm SO happy to have met you and your loving way to look at life - thankful that I do not need to explain and fight for being understood. 
It means a ot to me that you are so mild, and as well insistent and arguing to follow the power of yoga and meditation in the way to reach higher levels of consciousness. I can feel the power and the depth ... Thank you, Tanya because you are here !!

Michael ... from my heart thank you because you are so clean, honest and warmth-hearthed in your way of being human and man. You have an openness, spontaneity, directness, and love for people you meet, which is an invaluable gift for all - and especially people who have low self-esteem, I feel. Perhaps you do not see the great value yourself, but I feel the very strong flow from you to the outside world. I am very pleased that you showed me how a man can be handsome and powerful at the same time.

The Hotel Posta where I stayed for the retreat is a cozy, clean and decent hotel with a standard over 3 stars, which it "only" has.
Hotel Posta is beautifully located in the Val d'Orcia area, with scenic views of the hills with Tuscan cypress trees.
The food is good and well sorted and the staff are very friendly, accommodating and helpful!
Hotel Posta has very clean and well-kept surroundings - the sun and the warmth is life-giving to body and soul, where the beautiful shady pine trees around the pool create the best conditions for peace of mind. Heat sources from the underground provide the natural, warm and living water of the pool, providing great opportunities to relieve stress and mental imbalance.
Hotel Posta is a very lovely place to stay and provides the best setting for the treatments with Tanya and Michael so it all is perfectly united. I would like to come back to Bagno Vignoni, Hotel Posta - and not least to Tanya and Michael's loving was of being and their retreat.
I know we talk and meet again - and look forward to it-whenever it will be. 
All the best for you and your little family.
See you!!
Loving hug Birgitte, Denmark

 June 2017
"I arrived in Bagno Vignoni tired, stressed out and with a painful ankle, having twisted it badly the day before.
I left Bagno Vignoni happy, rested, with inner peace and confidence and no pain at all in the ankle.

Tanya and Michael took care of me from all points of view: physical, energetical and spiritual.

The yoga with Tanya took care of my phisical blocks in the asanas from a very different perspective, helping me to move further than i ever did. She is totally angelic and will just accept you as you are. Nothing is imposed or forced.

I had a wonderful reiki session with Michael, i totally advice it, i had the best night sleep afterwards and felt rejuvinated. I also enjoyed our talk on food.
Also....if you are interested on the history and art in the region, do ask Michael, he knows EVERYTHING there is to know.

I also had a special spirtual session with Tanya. The lady is very gifted but be warned, if you want the max benefit, come with open mind and heart. Then real shifts will happen.

A couple of words on the hotel. It is in a wonderful location with a perfect tuscan view. Its thermal waters have special healing properties and must be tried to believe. The rooms are lovely and the staff professional and superkind.

If choose this holiday, it will change you in the best version of yourself, Tanya and Michael will support you all the way."

From Alberta, Dubai


                                                                                        May 2017

"What a life changing and enlightening experience it was! I can't describe how amazing were the natural spring water pools and the breathtaking sceneries at spa hotel Posta Marcucci and in Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany."

"Tanya and Michael spread their positivity, their love and their knowledge in such a wonderful and overwhelming way....After 4 days of balanced yoga sessions, beautiful meditations, fun dance therapy, inspiring clairvoyance and healing Reiki session, I felt how much this retreat was so needed, for my physical and emotional state of being with Tanya & Michael Aprile, The Center For Higher Knowledge Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany."

"I am so grateful that I got to experience this life changing retreat! Can't wait to go back in September!"


                                                                                      Rita, Dubai


                                                                                                
                                                                                        May 2017 
"Tanya and Michael were so wonderful. As well as being very knowledgeable and professional they were also very kind. They are excellent communicators and comfortable in their own skin hence they have the ability to challenge the individual in a non threatening way."

                                                                                  Vanessa & John U.K

April 2017
"We booked a 4 day retreat with our teenage daughter with no expectations beyond a little yoga, some good hiking to hot springs and some great italian food! Our visit was all these things but, the whole experience was unexpectedly profound for each member of the family and bought us very close together. Nothing I can add that others have not already articulated far better than myself. Tanya and Michael are very special, highly qualified people and our little family of 3 are very lucky to have enjoyed their teachings and hospitality. Thank you"

A family from London


March 2017

"Tired, stressed and in need of some serious time out, I booked a 4-day retreat in Tuscany to get away from it all. What an experience! From the wonderful setting of Bagno Vignoni, with its ancient thermal springs, to the one on one guidance and instruction, to the breath-taking scenery – it was an experience of a lifetime. Days were spent on 1:1 tuition, hiking in the hills of Tuscany, soaking in the thermal spa and reflecting on life. 

The guidance from Tanya and Michael was superb - encompassing yoga, meditation, reiki healing, clairvoyant healing session as well as a spot of life coaching thrown in – they intuitively knew what I needed and provided it in abundance. Bagno Vignoni is a very special place, made even more special by the wonderful presence of Tanya and Michael.
I returned home, rested, inspired and filled with a renewed sense of purpose and love of life.
Thank you, Tanya, and Michael for this life changing experience."


Sylvia – Switzerland
 


January 2017 

"Go to Bagno Vingoni and meet Tanya and Michael and you will never be the same again <3 The city is magical and alluring, "slow city" -really and you get the most fantasitc local sheep cheese and olievenolie. Here is simply the warmest, life-giving natural water I have ever experienced. T & M are the perfect guides to provide insight physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. You have optimized your self-awareness, self-management and hence quality of life. <3hugs"  


"Tag til Bagno Vingoni og mød Tanya og Michael og du vil aldrig være den samme igen <3 Byen er magisk og dragende, "slow city"-agtig og du får den mest suveræne lokale fåreost og olievenolie. Her er ganske enkelt det varmeste, livgivende naturlige vand, jeg nogen sinde har oplevet. T & M er de perfekte guider til at give indsigt fysisk, psykisk, sjælelig og åndeligt. Du får optimeret din selvforståelse, selvforvaltning og dermed livskvalitet. <3"


Margethe Pedersen, Denmark


January 2017
"During our vacation in Goa India we decided spontaneously to have a two and a half day retreat with Tanya and Michael. The mixture of spiritual Yoga Tanya teaches, meditations, a Reiki session with Michael and single and group sessions with all of us really helped us to go into and through our processes. We really felt well guided and supported and took a lot of spiritual understanding back home to Germany."

Stefan and Heike

December 2016

For our first experience in Yoga and Meditation me and my Partner decided to do a 5 days retreat with Tanya and Michael at Patnem beach and we’re so glad we did."

"Considering our wishes and needs Tanya and Michael created a personalized and unique schedule for our time in Patnem."

"We stayed at „Home Resort“ which had the most delicious food and wonderful bright rooms from which we could hear the sound of the waves while falling asleep."

"Patnem Beach is such a magical quite place. For our Sunrise and Sunset sessions we had dolphins jumping in front of us and the sky was painted in the most astonishing colours."

"Tanya and Michael opened a whole new part in our lives and could make us understand why we want to do this. It wasn’t just our sessions and q and a’s where we could come and ask question or just had a lovely talk. They are around all the time and always open to answer, give advice or talk about there experiences. It was really a unique experience and we’re so happy stayed with them. Thank you for showing us a new part of ourselves."

Diede & Johannes

December 2016
My Reading with Tanya 
Tanya is not only a wonderful healer, she gives sound advice within her clairvoyant ability and can also regress to past life scenarios which can help us understand some of our struggles in this life.
My sessions with Tanya were extremely powerful and with the knowledge I gained I have begun to move forward. I have been blocked, as many of us are, and her spiritual guidance has been invaluable to me.
My regression has without doubt, confirmed a very poignant matter that had bothered me all my life. I have now moved through it.
She has acute spiritual awareness and also a loving and giving heart that she shares with all of us.

My sincere thanks to Tanya,


Jacqueline Waugh, Uk


December 2016

I gave myself a big gift this year to continue my spiritual path in Goa India ❤️ A spiritual retreat in the most stunning surroundings with daily meditation, yoga, detox/diet/health counseling, healing, therapy and dance therapy at Tanya and Michael Aprile - The Center For Higher Knowledge
It was the most beautiful journey and at the same time it was challenging, while releasing and purifying old pain but most of all my inner work nourished and enlightened my soul every single day along the deep process and awakened me even more by connecting to my heart in silence
I can not express how happy I am by following my heart, my spiritual path and to have such pure hearted and wise spiritual teachers - Tanya and Michael Aprile who supported, showed me the tools and how much dedication and surrendering it takes every single day to raise my consciousness even further


The accommodation at Patnem beach under my spiritual retreat was a beautiful located guesthouse and restaurant with the beach as my backyard. My room was spotless and every night I went to sleep with the sounds of the ocean moving in a perfect rhythm. HOME is a Indian family owned place and they opened up their heart with such kindness, smiles and excellent service. The food at Home was always fresh and a healthy selection "

"I never experienced a calmness with such grace in Patnem beach area. Traffic, cows, wild nature, unstructurednes, simple living, dancing sunsets, firework in the sky. Chaos meets beauty all along Patnem beach and city. What a treasure to be a part of for two weeks"


My heart is filled with so much gratitude and joy and I can honestly not wait to come back to join your spiritual retreat next year
Big hearts and much love to Tanya & Michael ❤️
Namaste 🙏🏻 

Rikke Holmkvist Bali


                                                                                           September 2016
I was very much looking forward to my visit to Bagno Vignoni for my personalised spiritual retreat with Michael and Tanya, having read about them on their website. Although my stay was for three days, it exceeded my expectations and more. They welcomed me warmly into their home village. I had wonderful meditation and yoga classes, developed by Tanya herself, in the most natural way; beneath the trees and sunny skies of the beautiful Bagno Vignoni. Tanya provided me with valuable tools to take home with me in order to continue on my spiritual path through yoga and meditation.
Michael's knowledge and experience is very interesting and insightful, which gave me lots of food for thought. This was a truly unique and life-affirming experience that I'll never forget.

                                                                                          Anne Burke, Ireland

  September 2016

Tanya and Michael are the most hospitable, open-hearted people, we have met in a long time. They opened their hometown - indescribable Bagno Vignoni - their history and family for us. This was the biggest part of the retreat to us. How we was met  and welcomed. Michael was a beautiful spiritual guide for each of us, and Tanya was a clear, soft and embracing yoga teacher filled with flexibility in exercises and meditation approach, which she adapted to each of us. Wonderful. Recommended. Thanks!


Tanya og Michael er de mest gæstfrie, åbenhjertede mennesker, vi længe har mødt. De åbnede deres by - ubeskrivelige Bagno Vignoni - deres historie og familie for os. Dette var den største del af retreatet for os personligt. Hvordan man blev mødt og budt velkommen og med. Deudover var Michael en smuk spirituel guide på hver vores veje, og Tanya en klar og blød og rummelig yogaunderviser fyldt med fleksibilitet i øvelser og meditationstilgang, som hun tilpassede hver af os. Vidunderligt. Anbefalet. Tak! 


  May-Britt & Charlotte, Denmark


September 2016
I had the pleasure of spending one week with Tanya and Michael in beautiful Bagno-Vignoni. One life changing week of yoga, meditation, hikes in the breathtaking nature around the village, dips in the thermic water, inspiring and thought provoking conversations, delicious food, and… The list goes on. I learnt more than I could’ve ever imagined; about myself, my path, and the world around me. And I did so with the most loving and supporting teachers I could’ve possibly asked for. In the sessions and in my daily yoga lessons and meditations, Tanya guided me much deeper into my practise. She gave me the tools and the courage to look inside, and gently helped me reconnect with spirituality. I am so grateful for this experience, and to have found such incredible teachers.

Susanja Catriona Beatrix Nielsen Denmark/ Sweden


August 2016
A unique experience in a marvelous land such the countryside of Siena (Tuscany Italy) guided by Tanya a special teacher. I have been to a yoga retreat for the first time and it was a very strong experience. Meditation between the sound of the birds in the morning and the breeze of the new day is such inspiring for your mind to be peaceful and satisfied. I certainly recommend to any who wants to join the yoga world to have at least a time with Tanya. She can share a lot of experience of practicing yoga as a way to live.

                                                                                                Ilaria Italy

                                                                                             July 2016
The sessions with Tanya Aprile  has definitely been incisive & stimulating to overcome problems that have long held back in my life. Tanya and her husband Michael have allowed me to raise the level of awareness that before I dared not even imagine possible. Their contribution has released all my personal artistic skills, emotional, real and profound reconnection with my spiritual side. Thanks to Tanya and Michael to have created fertile ground to bring forth the "star seed" on this planet that has an extreme need for change.
                                                                                   Jancy Beltrami, Italy

                                                                                            August 2016

I have tried many spiritually therapy forms but it was after the first personal session with Tanya in Denmark I realized that she was working with the highest and purest loving form that exist The Source - God. That day I meet my spiritual teacher Tanya. Since I started having sessions with Tanya my life has changed completely! It has now been 1 year where I have regular Skype meetings with Tanya and my inner journey continues with Tanya's warmhearted and incredible guidance. It has been the most rewarding personal inner journey I have ever been one and I can't wait to go a step deeper each time together with Tanya. I have finally come back home into my heart. With my new spiritual awareness and by surrendering fully to God I have reconnected with myself again and I can now live a more heart fulfilling and happier life forward. Tanya is truly one of the most authentic compassionate loving soul's I have ever meet in my life! I am sincerely deep deep thankful to her for guiding me back in touch with my old soul which has lead me reuniting with my soul's purpose this day. I'm forever grateful to you Tanya!❤


                                                                                    Rikke Holmkvist, Bali


July 2015

I have joined Tanya Apriles yoga and meditation classes both in Copenhagen and Italy, and she is by far the best yoga teacher I have studied with. She is attentive to each yogi in the class – and her guidance allows my practice to develop much further. Her insightful, spiritual and deeply inspiring meditation guidance is allowing for a deep practice no matter how experienced you are. I can highly recommend her yoga retreats and meditation classes. She is absolutely phenomenal.


Maj Hasager, Copenhagen Denmark


June 2015

Practicing Yoga with Tanya in the nature of Bagno Vignoni was a real opportunity to put into practice the true art of detachment and feel better benefits.Through guided meditation and asanas I lived unforgettable moments led by a wonderful teacher and accompanied by the inspiration I revieved from the trees.


Nadine, Italy

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC

July 2016
The work done with Tanya, through Skype, has been very strong experience. It 'happened in a moment of my important and complicated life and her help was crucial to get out of an impasse. What words of Tanya do it is to be able to bring to a state of heightened awareness, and thus of strength, what actually is already in us but our fears prevent us from seeing clearly. Brings us closer to our divine nature and makes our daily dialogue with God full of confidence. One of the things that has always struck me, is her ability to use the right word that becomes the key to open first of all our hearts, and then the various doors of our lives. I was not always, and I am ready to accept her words and to make immediate action but keeping them there and growing them step by step, and above all trying to find our truth in them, always remain an instrument of growth and opportunities to open my heart. 
Her courage and her love come directly to us and make us better people.

Stella Silba, Italy


July 2016 

Tanya is a rare jewel and is hard to find someone of her qualities. In Tanya’s approach to my healing session I felt a great sense of trust and peace - Tanya has a warmth and generous patience and found her to be very kind and understanding regarding my health issues. Tanya is very intuitive she gave me great insights to my life purpose, which I found profound. I found after the healing sessions to be powerful and felt a marked difference at the end of the session. I can’t wait to re-connect with Tanya again for my next healing session.

Love n Light

Damian, Australia