A Taste of Italy
A WEEK-LONG YOGA &
IN MONTESPERTOLI, ITALY
the heart of Tuscany
with Shawna Thibodeau & BRIDGET DIX
April 24 - May 1st, 2023
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 this 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.
Villa La Cappella, Montespertoli, Italy
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"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.
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 + 3 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, private Italian cooking class)
Two free days off to explore Florence 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 and alcohol not included in retreat pricing
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 allowed to be included in retreat pricing however, accommodation for the retreat is graciously donated (at no extra cost) from the venue. Rooms are secured separately by contacting venue directly after retreat registration. **There will be no further accommodation costs that will be owing. Again, due to travel laws of Ontario, this is the way retreats need to be legally set up, advertised and organized.
Cancellation/Refund policy: If using payment plan, the first payment/first instalment is non-refundable at any time of cancellation. If paying in full, 20% of payment is a non-refundable instalment at any time of cancellation. No exceptions to this policy. A 50% refund (on amount paid not including deposit) is available if cancelling by December 31, 2022. Then, due to limited retreat spots and costs to cover retreat, no refunds are available if cancelling after December 31, 2022. No transfer of dates available at any time. If one spot is cancelled in a double getaway, the spot becomes open for another random registration. Exchange for 5 Weeks of Manifestation or RMA DIY Digital online programs available if cancelling 75 days or less prior to retreat. If retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 or any other reason, a full refund is provided. **Please note: Be Free follows government guidelines for Covid-19.
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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. All travel arrangements and booking needs to be done independently. You can explore airport transportation education here.
"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 email@example.com if you have any dietary restrictions to ensure that week's menu will accommodate you.