Living Light Sicily Retreat

  • Villa Magda Villa Magda
  • Marina di Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, Italy
  • Sep 1 - 6, 2019 (6 days)

About This Event

Living Light; A Journey back to the Lightness of the Heart

Do you find yourself pulled down by old ideas and experiences that trap your mind into surviving and keep you fighting within yourself? 

Do you want to move on and let go but memories and anger keep you in the same cycles of thoughts?

Often we don't realize that our inner life needs a cleanup and a re-organization to allow our soul to breathe and for the life flow to stream back in. 

Unknowingly, you may be carrying the burdens of your days in your heart, exhaust your vital force and create obstacles in your life. 

This way of being it keeps you hooked in a loop of exhausting ups and downs. 

If that's the case, your heart is paying the price of carrying the heavy burdens of past experiences translating them into anger, guilt, judgment, and ultimately keeping you in a state of pain.

This Retreat is designed to help you recognize the nature of the burdens that your heart is carrying and will gently walk you into a space of: 

 Understanding - To allow the life lessons inherent to your experiences to be understood and assimilated.

 Forgiveness - To know how to process forgiveness towards yourself and others and allow a new path of  abundance to enter your life.

 Compassion - To allow your heart to soften and bring a new color in your vision.

 Release - To clear old stagnant energy to create a clean new slate.

 Expansion - To open yourself to the larger part of yourself and welcome a new beginning filled with Light.

To take time for yourself is essential to bring back the lightness of your Spirit, to go back to your life feeling grounded and centered, to experience your reality with higher levels of energy.

Allow yourself to take time to retreat with me in the beautiful Island of Sicily, to immerse your body and soul in beauty and the regenerating energy of the Sicilian Sun and the Mediterranean Sea.

Donatella’s retreat was a magical, mystical week for me, full of many emotions and insights, some almost too profound for words.

Event Highlights

  • Enjoy the power of sound and energy healing
  • Learn how to connect to and heal your inner family
  • Take glorius walks in nature
  • Discover the sacred subtle energy of ancient Trees
  • Partake in water meditations
  • Learn about power animal medicine
  • Nourish yourself with whale and dolphin spirit meditations
  • Daily excursions in sacred spaces

Schedule

The basic daily schedule will be as follows:

Day 1
Setting Your Personal Intentions For the Retreat
5:30 Sacred Box Ceremony
6:30- 7:30 Walk on the Beach
Connecting with Nature Spirit
8:30-9:30 Dinner

Mid-Week
7:00 -7:45 Silent Meditation/Question of the Day
7:45 -8:15 Breakfast
8:30 -9:30 Yoga on the Beach
9:30 -10:30 Water Meditation - Swimming with the Ondines
11:00 - 12:00 To Be Announced
12:00 - 1:00 Sharing
1:00 - 3:00 Lunch and Break
3:30 - 5:00 Energy Work
5:30 - 7:00 To Be Announced
7:00 - 8:00 Break
8:00 - 9:30 Dinner

Final Day
7:00 - 7:45 Silent Meditation
7:45 - 8:15 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 To Be Announced
Swimming with the Ondines Meditation
10:30-11:00 Break
11:30-1:00 Shamanic Journey Meditation
1:00-3:00 Lunch and Break
3:00-5:00 Sacred Box Ceremony
5:00-5:30 End of Retreat Celebration

Venue Highlights

Villa Magda is located in Marina di Ragusa, in the Province of Ragusa, Sicily. Just a few steps away from the sea, a stay at the Villa Magda is the perfect solution for those who love the sun, nature, and most of all, a relaxing sojourn. Villa Magda is a beautiful place for indoor/outdoor activities. There are a variety of cozy and well-tended corners, included terraces with a sea view, making it a perfect place to relax and socialize with like-minded people as well as finding space to rest and enjoy personal spiritual time.

Accommodations

Shared Lodging at the beautiful, magical, Villa Magda.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

The idea of a Retreat for Donatella includes the quality and the energy involving food quality and food preparation. Being a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Donatella has always given priority to the way she feeds her clients during her Retreats. It's one of her firm beliefs that allowing our bodies to feel nurtured and loved is important to allow a deeper part of ourselves to open up and transform.

"(contact info blocked)A lot of our earlier memories are most likely attached to food and the story around it is one of the most important chapter of our lives. For these reasons, it becomes important during a meditation retreat, to experience a magical relationship with food, with the abundance of freshly grown fruits and vegetables, fragrant herbs, and divinely cooked dishes, just prepared and served to you in a loving and elegant manner by our superb cooks Alda and Franz.  ~Donatella Moltisanti

Franz and Alda, renown home cooking chefs, just fit the bill. They are in love with each other and in love with their art of cooking.  Not only they cook divinely, but they put so much love in their recipes and decorations that it's impossible not to feel pampered.
The Sicilian original cuisine is an important element to the experience of being immersed in the Sicilian culture. All of the food for the retreat is prepared on staff daily to bring the flavors of Sicily to our table.

You’ll enjoy fresh grown products and local dishes lovingly prepared with attention to detail. You'll have the choice of vegetarian or local mediterranean meals.

Directions

You can fly into:

Comiso (about 45 minutes from the retreat location)
Catania (about 1 hour and 45 from the retreat location)

We offer a car service from the airport to Villa Magda, which is located in Marina di Ragusa. We would book this for you with our driver and the cost is usually around 150 Euros. If there are other retreat participants arriving around the same time we always consolidate the rides so there may be an opportunity to share this cost. (There is also a bus from Catania to Ragusa. From Comiso there is no bus service)

Tags: meditation sound healing spirituality yoga

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I go on retreat to remember who I really am. And I remember that I am alive, Deryk
 

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