Christmas in Florence!
“La Bellezza”- Florence, Italy
December 18-22, 2019
Does the Christmas season bring joy and beauty into your life every year?
For many of us in the US, the holidays have come to bring more stress than savoring.
More drama than delight.
What if this year, we left all that behind?
Dear heart, I am inviting you on a beautiful journey to reclaim your Christmas with me.
This year, let’s spend time around Christmas far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the season as we have come to know it.
Let’s go to Italy for Christmas!
A few years ago I spent time around the Christmas season in Florence.
It was one of the most sacred, spiritual, and authentic holidays I’ve ever experienced.
I loved the way time stood still, people seemed to be genuinely celebrating life, the streets were alive with joy! It was twinkly and magical.
I wanted to spend all my holiday seasons in Italy!
Since then, I’ve been dreaming of how to share my experience of spending Christmas in the beauty of Italy.
I’m positively joyous as I announce my first Holiday in Florence Retreat, La Bellezza!
La Bellezza means “the beauty” in Italian.
It speaks of how we dwell in beauty as we celebrate life!
La Bellezza is December 18-22, 2019.
How could I resist?
We need time and places to celebrate the beauty of life itself. To practice deep self-care and experience pleasure. I want to share those beautiful moments in Florence with you. I want to help you remember your dreams.
My Holiday season in Florence shaped my life in so many profound ways. My heart became more open, more aligned with who I truly am. Since that time in Florence, I’ve felt huge shifts within my personal growth. I honestly feel that it changed my life in the most positive ways.
These great shifts and heart openings are waiting for you in Bella Italia. Open your heart to something new by flying away to Italy. Come discover Florence during holiday season with me, dear one, and you just might also find yourself. Your very soul.
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The La Bellezza retreat will include: Daily sacred meditations, a Moon ritual on the Ponte Vecchio, Caroling around the Piazza, Food and Wine tasting lunches and dinners, private Museum tours of the Uffizi and the Academia, to name of few!
I’m collaborating with some of my favorite people in Florence, including a couple of notable chefs, sommeliers and “Walks of Italy,” to curate a truly one of a kind experience.
My dear friend Bronwyn Simons will be there as our moon goddess Astrologer! Bronwyn will lead a Moon ceremony under the stars and twinkling lights of Florence. She will also work with people individually to look at their year ahead forecast. Bronwyn’s gift is not to be missed! I’ve partnered with her for other of my Italy retreats, and she has become a true gift to all who work with her.
Does this sound dreamy enough yet?
Holiday Retreating in Florence is all about enchantment. I can’t think of a more heart opening way to have a personal transformation, than by experiencing the beauty of Italian culture.
Packages are $2,300-$2,600 depending on room choice. Lodging will be in a boutique hotel in a quiet area near the Arno River. (Hello dreamy!) Private rooms are available.
Included in each package: 4 nights lodging, lunch and dinner each day, Uffizi and Academia museum tickets and private tours, wine tastings, olive oil tastings, trips to the best Christmas markets with a tour guide, teachings on loving kindness, and meditations in sacred places.
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Jane's Italy castle retreat is the perfect balance of Tuscan yoga magic and some seriously well executed logistics.
All details are covered - including travel, local flavor, food, activities and self-care. This makes way for a deeply restful and nourishing yoga experience.
Jane's teaching style (both on and off the mat) is deep and pure. Messages are delivered with humor, grace and a tone of love and empowerment.
I'd especially recommend this retreat to a person who longs to travel and go deeper into yoga posture and philosophy- but is in need of guidance, security and TLC.
- Sarah Auna
To say that Jane's yoga retreat in Italy was one of the most amazing experiences ever is an understatement! From the beautiful land of the Palazzo Di Piero, to the delicious food provided by a private chef, to the delectable wine, to the incredible gathering of souls, it was all you would dream of and more. Jane is one of the most authentic and loving yoga teachers that I have had the privilege of studying with in my 17 years of yoga practice. Her knowledge, insight and gentle nature is truly inspiring in every way. You will not only feel held in the arms of Mama Italy, you will feel supported in every way by the stunning and radiant light of Jane's beautiful heart. I hold this retreat as one of the most incredible journeys I have ever taken and am filled with love and gratitude for all that she provided. I so look forward to the time when I can join her again in this sacred healing space of love, laughter, friendship and adventure. Graze Mille from the bottom of my heart.
- Michelle Kapture
I have been a participant in Jane’s retreats for a number of years and I have always felt grateful for Jane’s ability to provide a safe and nurturing place for deep reflection and restoration. When I arrived at the Palazzo de Piero for the retreat in Italy, I knew this would be a sacred and healing time for me. Jane had created six days of many kinds of movements and opportunities: Yoga that was grounding and soothing, dharma talks that reminded me of what is important, time alone to rest and reflect, time with other wonderful like minded people to bond with, and lovely Tuscan meals, and opportunities to explore Tuscany. And then there was even more, because Jane brings a team of wise people and healers that further enrich the experience. I left the retreat with a renewed sense of wholeness, new life insights, experiences I will never forget, and new friends who are now companions on the journey. I am deeply thankful to Jane and her ability to create these opportunities for reflection, connection, and rejuvenation, and for her loving and accepting presence.
Thank you so much Jane.
- Stephanie Tschida
"There are not enough words to say how important this retreat was in my life. Coming off eighteen months of total upheaval in which my entire life, quite literally, had been shattered at my feet into thousands of pieces, I needed a quiet place to get clear. I had done enough emotional work already to know it was time to fully shed those old stories and embrace a new one, but I didn't know what that was yet. Jane and her team not only sourced and created a magical environment in which to do this work ... I mean, who doesn't want to do yoga in a castle? ... but they also held for me the exact sort of space I needed to make this big leap. I was able to hear once again a call that I had heard strongly in childhood, but had allowed many years of 'normal living' to drown out.
"Not only did I come away refreshed, healthily fed by our amazing chef and well exercised from gentle yoga ... but I knew exactly what my next step was. And I even received my 'commissioning' into my this new life through a wonderfully confirming astrological reading. When I came home, I sold the rest of what I own and two weeks later, I'm hitting the road to travel the world wherever the spirit moves me. This is my new path, and I bless Jane and her team for helping me rediscover it after 20 years of forcing myself to forget."
- Lisa Maria
Being at the Castle Fattoria Palazzo di Piero was absolutely amazing. Arriving at the castle there was an immediate sense of caring, a strong welcoming; a 'presence'. The intimacy was palpable. It is gorgeous. It is loving. It is fun. I recall a couple days into the retreat, and "needing" to raid the kitchen (stocked with fabulous leftovers), I was walking through the castle as freely and easily as if was my home. And, for that lovely week, it was. What a gift !! What an experience !! Our Host, Bernice and our personal chef were EXCEPTIONAL, every meal was "to die for". Truly, wonderful.
Yoga with Jane was totally awesome. Jane is gentle and encouraging and teaches within the framework of loving kindness.
I loved it. I recommend to anyone that is reading this - and thinking, yes GO!
My time at Fattoria Del Colle was nothing short of a dream come true. There is a deep, gentle peace that permeates the land and weaves through every interaction and moment. There is a real feeling of home there, a sense of being really cared for and fed so, so well! The beautiful grounds, fascinating history, gorgeous spa, and amazing restaurant are as dreamy as it gets, a Tuscan gem in every way. Jane is a wonderful teacher and human being, she moves me with her ability to guide with not only grounded wisdom, but light hearted joy. It is simple to find center, to laugh, and overflow with love in this place, with these people, an experience Jane creates with just enough relaxation and ease for magic to express itself freely. I knew it would become a place I would return to, and I look forward to the day I get to go back!
– Emily Burger
For anyone who is looking to sink into a organically warm, inviting and nurturing environment, I couldn't recommend Jane's Italy retreat more highly. Jane has created a culmination of mind, body, relaxation, beauty and culture into an environment that is not only visually beautiful but cultural rich. If you have ever dreamed about escaping to the Tuscan countryside to take some time for you and nurture yourself, please consider this as your opportunity to give yourself the gift of Italy with Jane. From meditation to gentle yoga classes on the Tuscan countryside to amazing local food and traditional surroundings you will experience a memory that you will cherish for a lifetime.
If you are reading about Jane’s retreats, all I can say is go. Go and be swept up by Italy, by the food, the sun, the belly laughs, the smell of truffle oil. Life is so busy, uncertain and often stressful, sometimes we need to give ourselves the gift of a break, away from everything that pulls at our attention; sitting on a yoga mat, held by the radiant wisdom of Jane is probably exactly what you need.
Jane is the embodiment of loving kindness. Her leadership is a divine feminine light, deeply rooted in soil of Tuscany. You will be so well cared for, and your body, heart and spirit will thank you. The entire week was ACES! I am going home forever changed.
My experience at Jane's Tuscan Castle Retreat was rich and meaningful beyond my dreams and expectations. Jane embodies the best of feminine spiritual leadership. She is deeply present with each retreat participant and able to speak wisdom directly into the heart of each person's practice. She teaches loving kindness by embodying it in her own life and practice. She's the real deal, a mentor of the highest caliber, who walks her talk every day, as well as being warm, funny, and fun and a great friend to share a glass of wine with. To experience this kind of leadership in an absolutely dreamy setting like the Pallazzo di Piero was just beyond! Italy will break your heart open with beauty, sensuality, art, spirit, and history, and at the castle you are in the very heart of it, on sacred Etruscan soil. This retreat will be a great gift to your life.
I’ve been on a variety of yoga retreats but none that have stood up to Janes retreat. Jane has a soulful way of gathering a near family of strangers together who help support and cherish one another. Through love and kindness, she structured a retreat that I will forever cherish and plan to return to.
I’ve worked with Jane through coaching and now through yoga. Through both experiences, Jane has been my “soul whisperer”. Her approach to leading, coaching, sharing, and just simply being, shows the years of personal growth and reflection she has experienced within her life. Jane meets you where you are today and provides the tools of her practice to help you claim and craft your own journey into the future.
What Jane provided within the Italy retreat was everything that aligns with my mind, body, and soul and beyond. She taught attainable yoga and meditation practices (for all levels), she provided a team of experts to help tend to your body through yoga, massage, walking, and adventure. She nourished our bodies by selecting a personal chef who catered to all of our dietary restrictions and needs that was extremely delicious and filled with love.
Jane helps you see clearly. She helps you push aside and sort through all the clutter until you can deal with the important and necessary aspects of your life. Her teaching is definitely not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ – it’s tailored to where each person is in their life and helps you see beyond. She shares her personal practice with you in the most authentic way. She is honest, spiritual, joyful, and so fun!
Through fine-tuning and really getting to the root of how I operate, I was able to come home with the tools to create new habits in my life. We are all individuals, after all, and we need to deal with our lives in the way that works best for each of us. Jane helps you do just that.
I am a more centered woman, am stronger physically and mentally because of Jane’s retreat and coaching. I am no longer gasping for air. I have made time for myself, be present and most of all, keep up with my practice. Many blessings.