I invite you to Italy in 2018!
Friday, May 4 – Friday, May 11,
Art Meditation Amidst Etruscan and Roman Ruins
Monday, May 14 to Monday, May 21,
Renaissance Garden Inspired Art Meditation
Are you celebrating a special birthday?
Do you need to step out of the routine of your life for reflection?
Do you need respite and recovery from caregiving?
Do you want a special week with your mother, sister, daughter or best friend?
You get a chance to reconnect with your deeper self –
by experiencing the beauty of Italy and these amazing spaces
. . . and being guided through a process of art meditation.
Art meditation is using the process of creating with your hands
to quiet your mind, integrate your life and emotions,
and experience ‘flow’. . .
. . . even if you have not painted since 1st grade.
And have never tried any type of meditation.
‘Meditation’ is derived from a Latin verb meaning “to think, contemplate, devise, ponder.”
Savor metaphor, personal exploration and ‘ah-ha’ moments.
Enjoy sharing your discoveries with
a small group of kindred spirits.
The ideal small group experience for introverts – time for one’s self to recharge and also share the journey with like-minded women.
Soak in beauty through all your senses and
create beauty in your own travel journal.
Research shows spending time in nature, and creating with our hands, is physically and emotionally healing.
I can take up to eight women during each week retreat north of Rome. In the first retreat we will be in Etruscan and Roman spaces, connecting back thousands of years for our inspiration. In the second retreat we will visit four 16th century Italian Renaissance gardens (and one ancient hill town) to reflect on and integrate our personal growth.
We will stay in a villa that started life as a 13th century watch-tower and then became a convent.
Every room has a private ‘en-suite’ bathroom and a unique view over the Italian countryside.
Italy has a mild Mediterranean climate and spring is lovely. The villa is in the center of a working farm so you can greet the horses, donkeys, chickens and farm house dog each morning if you choose.
I would love to have you come with us!
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