THE RETREAT EXPERIENCE

DAY 1 - Saturday: Welcome to Puglia

Please note, rooms are allocated based on the receipt of payment. The Villa offers 7 Double-bedded rooms and 1 Twin room, each with a private bathroom.

You will be invited to our welcome dinner where we will all share stories of what has brought us to where we are in our lives today. We will also dive into our first discussion of making lemonade out of lemons by learning how to make limoncello.

DAY 2 - Sunday: Holy Grail

What truly is your Holy Grail? Are you protecting it? We’ll head off to Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured on the back of the Euro penny. The castle, which overlooks the Adriatic sea, is featured in many myths and legends, including the Holy Grail. The day will end with a pasta making lesson.

DAY 3 – Monday: Menu

SPRING RETREAT

Today, you’ll get to experience local life. We'll head into Terlizzi to visit the butcher, baker, and cheese maker. Are you choosing the best ingredients for your life menu? This backdrop will highlight the importance of taking the simple ingredients all around us and creating something amazing.

DAY 3 – Monday: Harvest

THANKSGIVING RETREAT

Today, you’ll get to experience and see how extra virgin olive oil is cultivated and prepared at a local Frantoio. From picking the olives, to visiting the mill. It’s a laborious process, not unlike your journey of self-fulfillment. What are you doing to ensure you have planted the seeds to bring you the harvest you want?

DAY 4 - Tuesday: Limitations and Letting Go

Today's reflections center around limitations, flexibility, and the need to let go of certain things that no longer align with your direction. We’ll head to Polignano a Mare, a truly gem of a town. You’ll walk the winding ancient streets and enjoy the views from this amazing city that literally juts out into the sea.

DAY 5 - Wednesday: Battle and Armor

How often do you talk yourself out of things because the odds seem stacked against you? What is the real effect of armoring yourself up? Today you’ll travel back in time to 216 B.C. to learn about Hannibal and the site of the Battle of Cannae.

DAY 6 - Thursday: Shadows and Passion

Today’s lessons will center around truths, shadows, passion, stepping forward and uniqueness. It all centers around Matera, another amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll walk the ancient winding streets that are so well preserved that they have been used in many movies, including Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and the recent Ben Hur.

DAY 7 - Friday: Take the Hill

After the morning’s musing, we’ll head to a nearby hill where we will take a hike while learning how to let go of the unnecessary. Our final dinner together will offer the opportunity to reflect upon new beginnings, renewal, and growth. We will end the meal with a special mediation on gratitude, curiosity and some keys to make it a daily practice.

Saturday

Unfortunately this part of your journey has come to an end, but it is only the beginning. Transfers will be available for those heading to the airport or train stations.

Retreat Dates:

April 15 - 22, 2023

November 18 - 25, 2023

PRICE: €2497/Person

As this is an exclusive retreat open to only eight people - please note it does sell out quickly.

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