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  • The location: Chateau de la Treyne  http://www.chateaudelatreyne.com/en/real-estate/region/

    The events:

    Martel - Couples Dance martel-town-square
    Spend an evening dancing with the couples of Martel in the town center pavilion.
          Rocamadour - Hot Air Balloon Ride
    Les montgolfières à Rocamadour
    Imagine floating quietly over the Dordogne valley: Next level tranquility.  An experience which will certainly have you feel like you are floating in the clouds and as close to Heaven as you would want to get.  Champagne brunch served with local favorite cuisines.
    Lacave - Dordogne River Canoe Cruise
    Canoeing on the Dordogne River at La Roque Gageac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
    Tranquility.  Floating in a canoe on the Dordogne River allows you to hear what your loved one is whispering as their words delicately echo from stone walls.    Imagine discovering a grotto only few have found.  Enjoy a five-course picnic.  And, if you so dare to behave like a teenager, put yourself into the river and ride the current around the bend.  You will feel like a kid again.
    DATES FOR CONSIDERATION -
    June 24 -
    September  24 - 30
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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    $3,800.00 $3,500.00

    The rolling countryside of Tuscany, the birthplace of the Etruscan civilization, remains a visual and emotional testament to this mysterious ancient culture. In addition to its world-renowned food, wine, history and art, Tuscany is also a mystical landscape of scenic vistas, deep forests, natural hot springs, and sparkling coastline. It is a natural, restful place of healing, power and spaciousness.

    Find yourself surrounded  by a valley of vineyards at the base of Multipulciano, Siena, Tuscany.
    A visit to Toscany would only be complete with excursions to include the experience of wine, olives and truffles, and a natural healing waters hot spring.  Add to this delicious mix a personalized cooking class at the relais, and visions of warm romance will linger like gazing into a lit fireplace.

     

    The call to Tuscany…

    Deep in the dust, scattered throughout the rolling curves of Tuscany, is the buried wisdom of nature and the memory of the earth supporting and nurturing humanity. Against this intensely beautiful setting you will reconnect with your innate being and achieve a bone deep confidence in actualizing the existence you were meant to live. You have been gifted a powerful feminine wisdom, and at any moment you can awaken it at will. When that happens, you awaken to the limitless potentials, but can also feel overwhelmed by their magnitude. You may feel a chasm between the reality of life and the possibilities you sense for yourself. Maybe you reach for change, but are feeling:
    • Excited by breakthroughs, but dismayed when a pattern resurfaces
    • Too exhausted to make progress, depleted by life’s demands
    • Unsupported and alone, despite having good friends in your life
    • Frustrated and confused by the gap between reality and the dream
    What steps do we take to fully realize our potential and tap into this intuitive power? Souldust Tuscany is for the woman who wants to…
    • Awaken her personal power and gain a direct line to her intuition
    • Understand and clear karmic patterns and baggage, making space for new possibilities and potential
    • Connect more deeply with her spirit self and pure feminine energy
    Stop searching outside of yourself for answers. If you have a yearning to heal deeply, experience the beauty of accepting your feminine power, and confidently walk forward with grace, strength, and a knowing of what is possible, then Souldust Tuscany is the place for you…

    What you will experience…

    tuscany_gallery_patrignone4Day 1, we arrive at Podere Patrignone, a working organic olive farm estate located in the famous Chianti, Tuscany region. Each guest will be checked in to her own room+bath, in either the Villa or one of the apartments, and then have free time to become acquainted with the property. That night, we will gather to connect with one another and ground ourselves for the week’s journey, kicking off with a Prosecco toast at sunset on the outdoor terrace looking over the Tuscany valley, followed by a delicious 4-course homemade meal. The first two full days focus on releasing karmic “sludge,” clearing a path and making space for drawing upon intuition and wisdom. 11393364_857894360915229_6953119584463245563_oDay 2 opens with optional movement (typically yoga) + meditation. This practice will be available every morning during our time together, followed by an amazing breakfast bar of homemade baked goods and local fare.  We then begin our journey, starting with an exploration of karmic lessons and healing. We learn the differences between karma and dharma, and delve into recognizing negative karmic cycles, programs and patterns, as well as understanding strengths and powers that we may be underutilizing. tuscany_thumbnail_sangimignanoDay 3 will move into actively clearing away karmic patterns and relationships that are no longer beneficial, and calling in our innate strengths to this lifetime. Throughout the retreat, we will support our learning by connecting with the earth and water offerings of the gorgeous land we’ll be staying on. tuscany thumbnail sundressLight lunches are served both days at Patrignone — one will also include a private olive oil tasting with Patrignone’s entertaining owner, Simon! Later each day, we will venture out to historical Tuscan cities, including the famous medieval walled town San Gimignano, and the nearby Castellina in Chianti. There will be time to explore these quaint towns, followed by authentic Italian dinners. Mid-week, we transition from the deep clearing work to calling in our power, by engaging in a day of adventure and integration. tuscany_thumbnail_sienaDay 4 begins with a fun, light workshop to meet your spirit guide or power animal, calling in an energetic ally who can help you claim your wisdom. We then head to one of Italy’s loveliest medieval cities, Siena. Our visit is on the famous weekly market day, a massive street market selling everything under the (Tuscan) sun. You will have time to explore the market, as well as participate in a guided tour of the Siena sights. tuscany wineAfter lunch in Siena and a last peek at the market on our way out, we travel to Setriolo, a small family-run winery. At the winery, there will be a private tour and wine tasting with the winemaker, Susanna, and possibly the opportunity to spend time in the vineyards. A light dinner will be served back at Patrignone, with a quiet evening to relax after a long day. The last two full days focus on claiming our natural feminine intuition, our “womb wisdom.” tuscany_thumbnail_spaDay 5, we start with the differences between mind intelligence and heart or womb intelligence, and how to actively use the womb to connect with intuition in a powerful way. In the afternoon, we visit a spa reserved exclusively for our group, located in an ancient grotto under one of the medieval towns, Radda in Chianti. Here we meditate and relax further into this womb energy and body intuition. The spa experience will be followed by a quick wander around Radda plus dinner in town, before returning to Patrignone. tuscany thumbnail womb workDay 6 is where it all comes together. We engage in a fun creative practice for connecting to womb energy, as well as going more deeply into understanding this innate power and how to work with it to find our truth. The afternoon will be a relaxed integration of learning with some optional activities such as a hike to castle ruins in the nearby forest. Our last night together will be celebrated with an unforgettable Tuscan banquet, and then we will end with ritual and practice to return home with what has been gained throughout the week. Day 7 will close with final morning movement, meditation and breakfast, and a last gathering for hugs and good-byes before we head out, whether to airports or other travel destinations.

    Throughout the retreat, we will also use daily energetic practices.

    tuscany thumbnail journalEach day, we will practice clearing chakras to connect with our higher self and energy, providing a clear foundation on which to do this rich work. We will also engage in intuitive journaling practices, using art, dreamwork and writing to support the experience. And, as we explore Tuscany, we will practice integrating the recognition of patterns and the use of intuitive wisdom into daily activity.

    There will also be a limited number of private sessions available for one-on-one karmic or other healing work with Debby, for an additional cost.  These sessions will be booked at the retreat, as time permits.

     

    More about Podere Patrignone

    Podere Patrignone is a beautiful 14th Century farm estate or ‘podere’ which has been lovingly restored. Set on top of its own hill reached by a long, winding private road through 150 acres of forest, olives and vines, it has uninterrupted 360 degree views over the Tuscan landscape below.  It is the perfect setting for our retreat experience, offering a restful home base with plenty of nooks and crannies to relax, reflect and unwind. The moment you step on to the land, you can feel its ancient power beneath your feet. Given its long life, Patrignone’s farmhouse and buildings have been added to by successive contadini (tenant farmers). This gives each living space its own special qualities and character. Our group will have full run of Patrignone, and everyone will have a private room + bath, either in the 7-bedroom villa or in one of five apartments.  Tucked away from civilization, nights are pure and quiet, and old stone buildings with comfortable beds make for deeply restful, restorative sleep.

    All the included goodies

    • 7 days, 6 nights accommodations on our gorgeous, rustic property
    • Private room + bath in either the villa or a one- or two-bedroom apartment
    • Exclusive use of farm premises (gathering spaces, pool, surrounding grounds)
    • Daily homemade, abundant breakfast
    • 3 hosted lunches  + 3 hosted dinners @ Podere Patrignone
    • Daily yoga/movement & meditation practice
    • Daily workshops led by Guides, including any materials (see overview above)
    • Local experiences, such as olive oil and wine tastings, guided tours and more
    • Afternoon private (group) spa excursion
    • Final Tuscan feast outdoors, under the stars
    • Day trips to Siena, Castellina in Chianti and more
    • Transportation, guides, and entrance fees for day trips
    • Welcome goodie bag
    • Invitation to a private Facebook group to connect before & after our time together
    Note:  Itinerary and activities are subject to change due to availability or other circumstances.

    Not included

    • Airfare or other transportation to/from Italy
    • Transportation outside of retreat activities
    • Transportation to/from Italian airports (see below)
    • 2 lunches + 2 dinners, on excursion / free days
    • Alcoholic beverages outside of hosted dinners
    • Optional activities on excursions, such as tastings or tours
    • Tips for services

    Ready to wander with us?

    Space is limited to 12 women (sorry, gentlemen) – sign up now! Registration price for all of this goodness is $2795. Sign up by March 15 and get a $300 discount! Payment plan available: Pay $900 deposit now, and balance due by May 15. Final payment will be either $995 or $695, depending on if you register early. All payments are in United States Dollars (USD). Due to venue and energetic commitments, registrations are non-refundable. Read full cancellation policy in our Products & Services Terms of Use.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I get there?

    Patrignone is centrally located between Siena and Florence, in the heart of Chianti.  The nearest airport is Firenze in Florence, 48 km (45 minutes) from Patrignone. However, the Pisa airport, located 90 km (90 minutes), will have more travel options.  The nearest railway is Poggibinsi, 14 km (20 minutes) from the farm.

    Because of the variety of ways in which one might arrive, we are unable to provide transportation. As we get closer to the travel dates, we will connect guests with one another so as to arrange joint transportation from airports. You may also choose to rent a car for the week, however all excursions will include group transportation so it may not be used much!

    What kind of weather should I expect?

    Average temperatures for Tuscany in late May will be mild, in the 70’s F and mostly sunny. Rainfall is unlikely, but it may still be on the cool side, especially in the evenings.

    What about logistics like currency, language, time zone and visa requirements?

    The official currency is the Euro Official and most widely spoken language is Italian, although English is fairly common Greenwich Mean Time + 2 (6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time) Valid (3 months from date of entry) passport required No visa required for visits from U.S. citizens under 90 days