A Slow & Mindful Spring Retreat in Tuscany
11 - 16 May 2022 (5 nights / 6 days) - from € 995,-Book this retreat
"in order to master changes, we have to recover slowness, reflection and togetherness"
- prof. Guttorm Floistad
- 5 nights / 6 days
- 11 - 16 May 2022
Join us for a 6 day immersive SLOW ESCAPE in the hills of sunny Tuscany.
Wake up to the breathtaking views of the Apuan Mountains, enjoy a moment of silence in a meditation practice - and then join us in a gathering around the breakfast table with delicious seasonal food and a steaming hot espresso, before starting our day.
Do you feel like you are at a threshold in your life and has you questioning what you want to leave behind and what you want to give more attention?
Or maybe you just feel like you want to slow down and reconnect again, to yourself and to others.
Our 6 day experience-based program is designed to combine both slowness, silence and reflection as well as engaging in new experiences, togetherness, sharing and learning. This is where the sweet spot is, as far as we are concerned!
There will be time to unwind, to relax, to recover from your busy life and to just be. As will there be time to experience 'La Dolce Vita' as only the Italians do.
As we practice gratitude and having a curious and present mind in our mindfulness and meditation sessions, we also celebrate abundance. The season calls for it! The days are getting warmer and the extra hours of sunlight gives us the energy to fully celebrate life in all of it’s beauty and experience the adventures that are waiting for us. It is also the season and region to fully engage your senses. Intense colors and sounds of nature, fragrances and tastes of the best seasonal produce. It’s just a matter of making ourselves available to the abundance that surrounds us. ‘Mindfulness’ will be the red thread throughout this retreat.
A glimpse of the program:
Our days will be filled with as much empty space as unique and slow travel experiences. Because we believe in balance.
We will visit a small family-run winery and taste some of the best wines the region has to offer. Visiting local small-scale producers is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of this beautiful region. And because food might very well be called the glue in human connection we will be learning how to make our own fresh pasta and focaccia, from recipes that were passed on for generations. Guaranteed for some fun and laughter in 'la cucina'!
A day trip to Portovenere, an idyllic town also known as the 6th town of the Cinque Terre, is also on our program. We’ll go for a beautiful scenic walk along the coast and take a plunge in the ocean at a beautiful beach. We will be in nature, have a picnic and learn about indigenous flowers and herbs, about their use and medicinal purpose with a local guide.
These are just a few examples of the experiences awaiting us.
While I will teach you how to focus on the breath and how to practice 'being present and aware', you will start to notice a relief from stress. You will learn the tools to build a daily meditation practice. It will help gain clarity of the mind and give you a new perspective on how to live a happier life, with more balance and the ability to make more conscious and heart-driven decisions.
Besides practicing Mindfulness, we will pay specific attention to our inner critic and how we can, with the help of exercises, develop a kind and more compassionate attitude towards ourselves and others.
For our stay we have chosen a beautiful, authentic and ancient Tuscan stone house, La Concia. It’s situated in the cozy town of Codiponte, amidst olive groves and with breathtaking views. It will be the perfect backdrop for all the beauty this region has to offer. At night the scenery turns to magic as we gather around the table for delicious meals and share stories while the fireflies come out and light up the sky.
And of course there will be food...lot’s of food! Davide, our host, will be cooking healthy, seasonal, fresh and mostly organic Italian food.
Joining one of our retreats can turn out to be an empowering and life changing journey that will leave you inspired, energized and with a great sense of inner peace. This might be the step you need to start living a more purposeful life and lead you towards manifesting your dreams.
Read about our previous Slow Escape in Tuscany here!
Airfare, transportation to + from airport, travel insurance (highly recommended).
Nearest airports are Pisa and Genua. The retreat location can be easily reached by train or car.
What you will take home after the retreat:
€ 1.195,- per person, for single occupancy
€ 995,- per person, for double occupancy (limited)
30% deposit due at registration and when your participation is confirmed by Slow Escapes.
Possibility of paying in terms.
The group will be a maximum of 8 participants.
If you have any questions about this retreat, please contact me at lisa [at] slowescapes.com