EAT. PAINT. LOVE !

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EAT. PAINT. LOVE!
Experience a Creative Wellness Retreat

Join a circle of like-hearted people for our 6th personal renewal and well-being retreat in Tuscany, Italy!

If you want to get creative in your quest for inspiring travel, self-awareness and deeper connections, our all-inclusive international retreats include Intuition Painting®, restorative yoga, meditations, healthy gourmet meals, and gorgeous surroundings to shift you back to a sense of wholeness where you will relax and and reconnect on your own terms with life.

Escape the mundane and experience an amazing journey. Gift yourself the chance to reconnect mindfully with courage and compassion. Feed your inner fire, let go, find your bliss, and reclaim your radiance.

About Intuition Painting®
Creative Wellness retreats bring a liberating style of art-making, that is truly experiential and personally profound - even if you have never painted before. The process invites pure creative freedom and authentic expression with abundant, bold colors on life-sized easels where you are asked to "Paint as if you will Burn It!"  Most of us truly enjoy side-stepping our inner critic and letting the colors fly.  Escape to the softly-colored Tuscan countryside.  

Surrounded by rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards, you will experience an ultra-relaxing, insightful, fun retreat is for adults with any level of art or yoga skill - including those with none. Our schedule ensures plenty of free time for you to relax and enjoy long walks, good books, and exploring the area.

What Will We Do?
Our Intuition Painting® retreat includes:
+ Daily Restorative yoga & stretching
+ Morning meditation sessions
+ Painting in a Medieval Wine Cellar or outside,
   weather permitting
+ Daily Intuition Painting® facilitated sessions
+ 24/7 access to painting studio
+ Italian gourmet meals
+ All-day light fare and snacks

For slight fees, you can also schedule:
+ Massage with Chiara (she’s amazing!)
+ Visit to to nearby village in Chianti
+ Wine tour & tasting

“Oh what a ride! The Tuscan Intuitive Painting and Yoga Retreat was a wonderful journey. A sensory roller coaster filled with laughs, tears, joy, frustration, singing, dancing, great food and wine, beautiful people, meaningful tales and deep places. A journey of self discovery, introspection and transformation. You’ll find yourself wanting to go another round!” — S. Wells

Event Highlights

  • + Intuition Painting®
  • + Daily Restorative yoga & stretching
  • + Morning meditation sessions
  • + Creativity coaching
  • + Wine tastings in the area
  • + 24/7 access to painting studio
  • + Italian gourmet meals
  • + All-day light fare and snacks

Venue Highlights

This large, private villa in Chianti is set high upon softly-colored Tuscan hills, with a gorgeous pool overlooking olive groves and charming distant villages. We enjoy a large cantina from the 1600s where we gather and paint, two large kitchens where we will be served home-cooked Italian fare, private patios and pergolas, and plenty of nooks to find our own space.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Schedule

Sample Day:
Morning restorative yoga
Breakfast
Meditation
Intuition Painting®
Circle
Lunch
Free time
Intuition Painting® or other form of self-expression
Wine Tasting
Dinner
Socializing or quiet time

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

In our destination retreats, gourmet meals are prepared fresh for us on site by an Italian cooks and will include health-conscious options. Most special dietary accommodations can be easily accommodated. Please contact us directly should you need more information. In addition to our home-prepared meals, there are phenomenal eateries and local food shops within walking distance of the retreat location. The meals are always delicioso!

Accommodations

Agriturismo Mezzano di Chianti 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 which were planted about 100 years ago, and the youngest planted in 2001.

Within the simplicity of a historical 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 has its own outdoor area with a sitting ares.

The property boasts a large swimming pool and spacious wine cellar, 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 use.

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.

There are 7 Private apartments and 12 bedrooms with 13 bathrooms on the property. Please see each room type listed above for more details.

Directions

We offer pickup gratis from the Florence SMN Train Station. Otherwise it is an easy 30 minute taxi ride from Florence.

Tags: art creativity coaching intuition italy painting personal development wellbeing

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Become a friend to myself. Scott
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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