AT THE HEART OF A JOYFUL LIFE

Daily Agenda Spring 2023

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, June 3rd - 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, June 4th - 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, June 5th – Sights and Flavors of Tuscany

  • 8 am – Yoga and Meditation led by Lisa/Lynn
  • 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, June 6th – The Joy Within

  • 8 am – Yoga and Meditation led by Lisa/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, June 7th – Tapping the Senses

  • 8 am – Yoga and Meditation led by Lisa/Lynn
  • 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, June 8th – The Joy of Healing our Hearts

  • 8 am – Yoga and Meditation led by Lisa/Lynn
  • 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, June 9th – Taking Joy Home

  • 8 am – Yoga and Meditation led by Lisa/Lynn
  • 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, June 10th – 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.