A Taste of Italy
A WEEK-LONG YOGA &
IN MONTESPERTOLI, ITALY
the heart of Tuscany
with Shawna Thibodeau
& DIANA DiPaolo McDonnell
September 19-26th, 2022
A Taste of Italy is a week-long, Tuscan, yoga & meditation retreat that will connect you back to joy while also unlocking deep insight, truths and healing of the heart & soul.
MUCH OF MY OWN HEALING & GROWTH has been done in immersive environments with other women. Doing sacred work in a magical spot and within a supportive group helps us to awaken, open our hearts and expand our consciousness. The magical setting for our September inner work is at a 13th century Tuscan Villa, located in the town of Montespertoli, Italy. I can't wait to have you join us!
This retreat takes place at a 13th century Tuscan Villa, located in the town of Montespertoli, Italy. Montespertoli is one of Tuscany’s renowned wine capitals, resting just 20km outside Florence.
"Beyond the views, vines and historic estates, the charm of this medieval town lies in the low-key glimpse of the Tuscan dream."
What to Expect
A TASTE OF ITALY will be a beautiful mixture of deep inner work through yoga, meditation, breathwork and various workshops combined with adventure, travel, beautiful scenery, amazing food, laughter and the companionship of other women.
Full access to villa pool throughout the week
3 delicious, organic, locally sourced meals each day at the villa – catered to any dietary requirements
Daily yoga and meditation (offered 5 of the 7 days, can take breaks as needed)
Breathwork workshop + 2 breathwork sessions
Transformational, enlightening & healing group workshops throughout the week including: the path of raising consciousness, inner child work & healing our inner wounds, EFT tapping for growth & transformation, and stepping into an aligned and empowered life through subconscious belief work and law-of-attraction + manifestation practices
Daily group coaching circles to connect, open our hearts and grow together
Two evening group sessions (e.g sound healing session)
Two free days off to explore Florence, Italy or Cinque Terre
Free time to relax and/or explore town of Montespertoli
A sacred and supportive space to fully explore your inner self and your life
A PDF book of the various skills & practices + all journaling prompts and workshop exercises learned to continue your inward journey of healing & growth
**Flights, transportation, accommodation and alcohol not included in retreat pricing
Città del vino” Montespertoli is one of Tuscany’s renowned wine capitals. But beyond the views, vines and historic estates, the charm of this medieval town lies in the low-key glimpse of the Tuscan dream it provides, with the butcher, baker, farmers’ market and gelateria just a few paces apart along Via Roma. The entire centre’s narrow streets and squares are easily visited on foot."
- Tuscany Now & More Travel
Following travel policies of Ontario, below is registration for retreat services, programming & meals. Accommodation and transportation is not included in retreat pricing. Accommodation for the retreat is graciously donated by the venue (at no extra cost) and rooms are booked and secured separately by contacting venue directly after retreat registration (instructions provided on registration). Due to travel laws with retreat leaders, this is the way retreats and the booking of rooms are required to be set up and organized.
If registering after July 15th, 2022: Due to limited retreat spots, no refunds available for any reasons. No show, no refund. Flights and any changes to or changes caused by flights are solely participants' responsibility.
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from Shawna's Past Retreats
Frequently Asked Questions
"What airports can I fly into?"
The airports you can fly into for this retreat include Florence, Pisa or Rome. Flights and transportation to villa not included in retreat pricing.
"I'm thinking about coming alone...is this ok?"
Absolutely! YES YES YES! Going to a retreat alone can be extremely powerful and transformative. Common feedback we also receive is the welcoming, safe and connected vibe we create and the relationships you create on retreats sometimes turn in to lifelong friends. Around 50% of Shawna's past retreat attendees have come on their own and this % increases with international retreats.
"I'm not too experienced in yoga & meditation...is this ok?"
Another big YES! We welcome women of all levels and complete beginners too! Retreats are a great place to learn or to solidify established practices and routines.
"Is there a what-to-bring list?"
Yes, a retreat information email with all this information will be sent out closer to the retreat date.
"What if I have dietary restrictions?"
The villa is able to accommodate for dietary restrictions. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any dietary restrictions to ensure that week's menu will accommodate you.