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6 Day Intuitive Art, Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy

Via Mezzano 36, Greve in Chianti 50027, Firenze, Italy

Art, Wellness and Yoga Retreat Tuscany

Release, rebirth, and reconnect. If you want to get colorful in your quest for inspiring travel, greater self-awareness, and a deeper sense of connection, join EAT. PAINT. LOVE! This all-inclusive creative wellness retreat offers nurturing, healing, and self-care through Intuition Painting®, yoga, healthy, seasonal gourmet meals, meditation, dance, authentic movement, and more. People join this retreat on this retreat in order to slow down, relax, release that which is not serving them, and reconnect to intuitive flow, joyfulness, and self-compassion. One of The More You regular guests refers to this retreat as her “annual soul exfoliation"!

Meet the instructors

G. Montine, Tina, & Chiara
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Morning meditation sessions
  • Daily Intuition Painting sessions
  • Authentic movement and dance sessions
  • 3 daily Italian gourmet meals
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

The Agriturismo is a renovated 17th-century family-held medieval property that overlooks rolling hills of Tuscany, just outside of Florence. Set high above the city of Chianti in Greve, the meandering stone compound is predominantly forested with chestnut, cherry and oak trees, and home to a producing olive grove with more than 1600 trees. On eight of the thirty hectares are three olive tree varieties, including frantoiano, leccino, and coreggiolo, the oldest of which were planted about 100 years ago, and the youngest planted in 2001.

Within the simplicity and charm of a historic medieval village, the owners have created a warm and welcoming environment. Each spacious suite and all living spaces are uniquely furnished with family antiques passed from one generation to the next. Each private apartment has its own entrance and outdoor sitting area.

The property boasts a large swimming pool and spacious wine cantina built in 1624, which is a beautiful private space where we will be painting. The barbecue and wood-burning oven, as well as the laundry room, are available for to all users. Seasonally the owners produce amazing jams with local fruits (blackberries, figs or cherries) and with a little luck, find good mushrooms and truffles, used prepare delicious sauces. The owners have lovingly cared for this house and continue to make olive oil from its bountiful grove.

Program

This ultra-relaxing, fun, inspiring, and transformative retreat is for adults with any level of art or yoga experience, including those with none.

About Intuition Painting®

These sessions invite you to explore with pure creative freedom and express authentically using paint on life-sized easels. By focusing on the process, not the product, you let go of perfection, comparison, and control and start trusting your intuition, both inside the studio and out. Practicing raw expression through the medium of paint, you release, restore, and ground yourself; you can swiftly process emotional blocks; and reconnect with sacred wisdom, making way for clarity and new possibilities.

The resulting paintings become visual diaries, offering insights about your inner world and giving guidance for your life. Participants of Intuition Painting® experience renewed connection with their imagination and a deeper understanding of themselves.

For some of you, it may have been decades since you painted. It will be surprising to you how quickly you will reconnect with the joy playing with colors and following the fun. For others, you may make art for a living and are feeling the need to begin making art for yourself again. However you arrive, the time spent in mindful creative bliss and exploration will result in joyful, colorful accidents and the appearance of mysterious figures and shapes that will do wonderful things for your brains.

The Benefits

Intuition Painting® helps you to:

  • Let go of perfection and control
  • Strengthen intuition
  • Discover your unique visual voice
  • Feel more energized and empowered
  • Increase your personal vitality
  • Reveal limiting beliefs
  • Release the pressure to perform
  • Breakthrough creative blocks
  • Practice mindfulness in a dynamic process
  • Transform unconscious patterns that don't serve you

The Movement

Let the daily yoga and movement sessions help support your journey by easing your body and mind back into a relaxed flow. Let yourself explore movement and spontaneous writing with the Authentic Movement sessions.

The Activities

Each retreat weaves in a unique, optional event in collaboration with a local artisan, farmer, or chef from the area, so that the weeks can offer both familiarity as well as novelty for our repeat retreaters.

Included excursions

An afternoon trip and photo tour Greve in Chianti, Montefioralle, San Casciano, or other nearby quaint villages is included.

Instructors

G. Montine Blank

Tina Fletcher

Chiara Scarselli

Location

This retreat will take place in Strada-in-Chianti, located in Tuscany, Italy, and is the principal town in the Chianti wine district which stretches south of Florence to just north of Siena. Greve in Chianti is a short distance from Florence, Pisa, Siena, or surrounding towns.

Nearby places

  • Florence - 30 minutes
  • Rome - 3 hours
  • Pisa - 1.5 hours

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Massage
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot

Food

Enjoy mouth-watering meals prepared by experienced, health-conscious cooks using local and organic ingredients.   

They welcome us with a traditional aperitivo and prepare our every delicious meal Tuscan style, with seasonal, fresh ingredients and an eye towards nutrition and health. Our dinners include local wine, various courses to satisfy every diet, and out-of-this-world desserts.

Light snacks and naturally infused waters will also be served. Dietary restrictions are honored.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Add-on Examples:

Additional activities offered vary based on the season and availability. You will have the option to add one or more of the following types of activities for an extra charge:

  • Ayurvedic Massage with Chiara
  • Shopping in nearby village of Greve
  • Site-seeing/ Photo tour to surrounding areas
  • Wine tasting
  • Artisan cooking class

Spa treatments

One-hour or two-hour Ayurvedic massage sessions will be available for booking for an additional cost with our extremely talented and highly popular therapist Chiara. Her work is rooted in Ayurvedic-Yoga and integrates deep relaxation with subtle work on emotional and energetic levels.

What's included

  • 3 daily Italian gourmet meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Afternoon visit to stroll around Greve in Chianti or San Casciano
  • All art materials
  • All day accessible painting studio
  • Daily intuitive painting workshops
  • Daily yoga class
  • Light fare and snacks
  • Morning meditation sessions
  • Spontaneous movement, dance, and play

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Massage appointments
  • Meals outside retreat premises
  • Transport to and from Florence SMN Train Station (The More You has a private shuttle service available for an added fee)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

The More You offers private transport to and from the retreat location for an additional fee from the SMN Florence train station. If you arrive at the Florence Airport (FLR) there is an easy shuttle or taxi to get to the SMN Florence Train Station. Pick up at SMN Florence Train Station is at 2:30 p.m. on day 1 and drop off is at 2:00 p.m. on day 6.

Arrival by airplane

We recommend booking your flight to arrive at Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) (FLR). You may also choose to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA) or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), where you can take a train to the SMN Florence Train Station and take The More You private transfer to the retreat for an additional fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 180 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 10%. To benefit, book or reserve before June 1, 2019 for September’s retreat and October 1, 2019 for May’s retreat.

Friday September 6, 2019
(6 days / 5 nights)

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