AT THE HEART OF JOYFUL LIFE

Daily Agenda Fall 2021

Our intention for the retreat is to enable each woman to activate her senses, connect to her heart and uncover her recipe for a joyful life, through:

  • Immersion in nature and the grounding presence of Mother Earth
  • Mindfulness, meditation and journaling to find stillness, peace and the voice deep within their hearts
  • Movement and connection to the energy of the body (dance/yoga/walks in nature)
  • Healthy nourishment – food is fuel and impacts our body/emotions/energy
  • The support and strength of a safe and trusted community of women
  • Playful excursions into the Tuscan countryside

Day One – Saturday, October 9th - Arrival

  • 10 am – Depart Rome (travel time is 2.5 hours)
  • Noon – lunch in Talamone, small village on Tuscan coast
  • 3 pm – Arrive to Le Pianore
  • 5 pm – Orientation/review of the week, gift-giving exercise
  • 7 pm – Dinner

Day Two – Sunday, October 10th - The Abundance of Mother Earth

  • 8 am – Forest Bath with Elena, owner of Le Pianore
  • 900 am – Breakfast
  • 1015 am – Movement/debrief meditation/set up the day Lisa/Lynn
  • 11 am -Tour of property and gardens led by Elena – the energy of food and picking herbs and veggies for dinner that evening
  • 1 pm – Lunch
  • 230-400 pm – Free time
  • 4- 530 pm – Cooking class
  • 6 pm – Wine tasting
  • 630 pm – Dinner

Day Three – Monday, October 11th – Sights and Flavors of Tuscany

  • 8 am – Meditation led by Lisa
  • 830 am – Breakfast
  • 915 am – Depart for Val D’Orcia and Pienza day trip
  • 1030 am – Private tour of Villa Foce
  • Noon – Lunch and shopping in Pienza
  • 400 pm – Arrival back at Le Pianore
  • 430 pm – 9 pm – Free time/optional massages
  • 630 pm – Dinner

Day Four – Tuesday, October 12th – The Joy Within

  • 8 am – Meditation led by Lynn
  • 9 am – Breakfast
  • 10 am –Retrieving our Joyful Self – Exercise led by Lisa/Lynn
  • 1230 pm – Lunch
  • 300 pm – 5 pm Vedic art workshop with Christine Persson – www.christinepersson.com
  • 100 pm – 3 pm/ 6 pm – 9 pm – Free time/massages
  • 630 – Dinner

Day Five – Wednesday, October 13th – Tapping the Senses

  • 8 am – Restorative Yoga and Meditation led by Giusi and Lisa
  • 9 am – Breakfast
  • 1030 am – Depart for visit and lunch at the Daniel Spoerri sculpture garden  http://www.danielspoerri.org/giardino/it/
  • 300 pm – Arrival back at Le Pianore
  • 330 pm – 7 pm – Free time/optional massages and possible tinctures class with Laura, daughter of Elena
  • 630 pm – Dinner

Day Six – Thursday, October 14th – The Joy of Healing our Hearts

  • 8 am – Meditation led by Lisa
  • 9 am – Breakfast
  • 10 am – The Joy of Forgiveness (what gets in the way of joy) – exercise led by Lynn
  • 1230 –    Lunch
  • 2 pm –    Sound Bath Healing
  • 400 pm – Debrief of Sound Bath
  • 430 pm – 800 pm Free time/massages
  • 630 pm – Dinner
  • 800 pm – Forest Bath with Elena

Day Seven – Friday, October 15th – Taking Joy Home

  • 8 am – Meditation and movement- Lisa
  • 9 am – Breakfast
  • 10 am – Taking Joy Home – Lynn and Lisa
  • 1130 – Depart for Castello Banfi
  • Noon – Welcome aperitif/history of Banfi with Elizabeth
  • 100 pm – Lunch at Il Borgo
  • 230 pm – Museum tour/gift shop
  • 400 pm – Arrive back at Le Pianore
  • 400 pm – 6 pm – Free time
  • 600 pm – Celebratory Dinner at Le Pianore (with band and dancing)
  • 800 pm – Closing fire ceremony

Day Eight – Saturday, October 16th – Departures

  • Van 1 at 6 am
  • Van 2 at 10 am

*Agenda is subject to change, but travel times are not. Participants will be sent final agenda a month prior to the retreat.