Radiant Jane Retreats Presents
ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE TUSCAN SKY
An Astrology Retreat in Tuscany with
October 11-17, 2020
This Earth needs you to live your truth right now. — Rebecca Gordon
Join Harper’s Bazaar resident astrologer, Rebecca Gordon for a week of astrology, adventure, and revelation in Italy. You will learn the secrets to the sky, how to decode a birth chart and explore the luscious landscapes of Tuscany daily.
Rebecca Gordon, author of Your Body and the Stars and featured astrologer in the New Yorker’s recent article Astrology in the Age of Uncertainty will be your guide in this master class for all levels of astrology, in partnership with Radiant Jane, who will be leading guided meditations.
About the Retreat
Rebecca teaches astrology with a warm, engaged, and interactive style with embodiment practices to ground the material. You will learn the foundations of astrology that will enable you to read the planetary messages through the birth chart. She will also share her secrets on forecasting and timing so that you can always live in divine timing with the cosmic cycles.
Fattoria Del Colle, where we’ll be staying, is situated on ancient Etruscan land in the countryside, and the retreat will include a full tour of the estate where you’ll learn about its fascinating history. It is also home to the only all-women owned winery in Italy. The energy here, paired with an unblemished view of the nature and night skies, makes it perfect for an astrology retreat!
We’ll also take a break mid-week to refresh our systems and enjoy a visit to Montepulciano for the day and an evening dinner out on the town. You can use your free time here to wander through the old streets, visit historic landmarks, go shopping, or simply sip a cappuccino, write postcards, and watch the street life.
Our daily schedule includes…
Tuscan style breakfast, lunch and dinner lovingly prepared by Fattoria Del Colle’s own personal chef, with vegan and vegetarian options.
Daily movement such as yoga, a nature hike or a dip in the pool.
Astrology classes throughout each day.
Time for pausing, resting, reading, being.
Excursions to Montepulciano and Etruscan hill towns
Learn Cosmic timing with Rebecca Gordon
Discover how to interpret the planetary forces within yours or anyone’s birthchart
Learn the language of Astrology and live the luscious Tuscan life with Rebecca Gordon this fall. Tuscany was an epicenter for astrology in the 1400’s – 1500’s as the Medici’s were large patrons of astrology and its proponents. You will learn to practice true renaissance astrology as it was done in this region in our retreat together.
We’re going to Bella Italia! To Tuscany. The land of olive groves and vineyards. Tuscany embraces its visitors like long-lost friends. You’re invited to sit at the table like family, while you are nourished mind, body and soul. Prepare for enchanted moments in the lush bloom of April. Tuscany is a place that once visited, engages the heart, and calls it back again and again. Enjoy the bella luna and enlightenment under the waxing moon! Fattoria Del Colle is our retreat location. It is a tranquil oasis that lies in an untouched corner of the countryside, in the south of Chianti. The estate is a small hamlet miraculously unspoiled through the course of the centuries. At the heart of the hamlet stand the 16th century villa and chapel including the old sharecroppers dwellings which have been lovingly renovated into rooms of the agriturismo. Included on the property are an award winning restaurant, Osteria di Donatella, a wellness space and a cooking school. The ancient land, villas, and chapel are infused with Old World charm, a dose of mystery and an invitation to unfetter your senses.
The wellness center at Fattoria del Colle offers a breathtaking view of the Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi – Tuscany. In the wellness centre there is a Turkish bath, sauna, relaxation room, sensorial shower, foot bath and Jacuzzi. The massage room and the vinotherapy cave with its juniper wood tub, are known for their detoxifying qualities and magical elixirs. The Casato Prime Donne wines are used for bathing in and for cosmetics such as grape dust, saline wine face scrub, massage wine serum, all of which contain rejuvenating essences. All contain healing energy from the ancient land that surrounds the estate.
The Wine and Food
Fattoria Del Colle is the family estate of Donatella Cinelli Colombini, who is a celebrity in Tuscany and the award winning entrepreneur of the only all-female owned winery in Italy, where they produce the memorable Brunello wine. Donatella’s ancestors first owned land in the Montalcino area in the 16th century, and recent generations have passed property down the female line. When Cinelli Colombini inherited the estate from her mother in the late 1990s, she went in search of a female staff at Siena’s oenology school. The vintners are all women, as is the winemaker, a unique situation in Italy, a flagship for women in the wine business. The winery, Il Casato Prime Donne makes their wine on and around the estate of Fattoria Del Colle, and retreat guests will not only get to walk among the vineyards, but take a wine tour, and drink these wines with each meal. The distinctive element of the wine is its elegance: red harmonies able to last in time.
As you sit at the white linen lined tables and sip your organic local wine, you’ll indulge and appreciate the gorgeous regional, organic food from the in-house chef of an award winning restaurant. You’ll feel cherished by the warm hospitality of the wait staff as they serve exquisite, lavish, and healthful Italian meals for lunch and dinner.
About Rebecca Gordon
Rebecca Gordon has been a lifelong astrologer, having grown up with astrology in her family and learning formally from age 14 onward. She opened up the astrology school in NYC 15 years ago and since then, it has grown into a year round curriculum – both online and in person. Aside from readings and teaching astrology, Rebecca has created cosmic events and retreats for companies such as Gary V’s Vayner Media, Agent Provocateur, Christian Louboutin, Satya, Tag Heuer and Chanel. Her horoscopes and talents have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Financial Times, Forbes, The Oprah Magazine, and Well & Good, among others. Rebecca is an active member of and contributing author to the International Society of Astrological Research (ISAR) and is the author of the Simon and Schuster book titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’ which features the intersection of health and astrology, co-written by a New York MD, Stephanie Marango.
In addition to astrology, which is her passion and career, Rebecca plays cello, enjoys art and architecture, adventure travel, meditation, Yoga and hosting global retreats. Rebecca’s mentors include her mother Marjean, who she started training with at age 14, and the world renowned Susan Miller of astrologyzone.com. Rebecca is in tremendous gratitude for the generosity of her teachers who passed on this lineage to her, as she continues to do the same.
OCTOBER 11-17, 2020
YOUR $3,500 RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- °Instruction with acclaimed astrologer Rebecca Gordon
- °Gentle Yoga and Guided Meditations
- °6 nights lodging*
- °Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- °Vegan and Vegetarian Options
- °Group transport to the retreat on Oct 11, 2020, 2pm from the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
- °Group transport back to the Rome airport on the morning of Oct 17
- °Excursion to Montepulciano
- °Hill town excursions
- °Wine tasting
- °Tour of Fattoria grounds and ancient chapel
- °Pici pasta making class
- °Wellness spa access
- °Beautiful classroom studio
- °Bicycles to use
- °Concierge office staff
- °On-site laundry
- ***Airfare not included***
*Guest rooms are a private bedroom within a 2 or 3 bedroom shared apartment and bathroom. We’ll pair you with a like minded roommate, or bring a friend!
*Upon request, we may be able to provide a completely private bedroom w/ensuite bath for $3,800.
View the estate and rooms here.
Fattoria Del Colle is an Agriturismo, translated to “farm holiday.” It’s traditional Tuscan country style. The rooms are clean and rustic. We’re in nature. There is incredible food provided, but if you like certain snacks or treats, remember to bring your own. There are no vending machines at this glorious oasis!
Guests are encouraged to travel to other areas in Italy before or after the retreat, so that the retreat itself can be a time for replenishment, focus on astrology, and centering into the experience at Fattoria del Colle. If you would appreciate a few insider tips about travel plans before or after retreat, ideal ways to be in Tuscany, and some of the bigger cities such as Rome, Florence, Naples and Venice, just ask. We are happy to help you make the most of your trip to Italy!
Jane Reeves is the founder of Radiant Jane Retreats, has led over 70 retreats worldwide, and is an author and master teacher of Loving Kindness. On this retreat, Jane will lead gentle yoga and guided meditations, using her book A Heart of Gold as a tool into the practice of Loving Kindness.
Radiant Jane Retreats will send you an FAQ when you make your reservation and will provide information to help with initial logistics and travel plans. Beyond that, Radiant Jane Retreats offers travel assistance at $35 per hour which you can purchase as needed. Travel plans must be made to match the group transfers. No exceptions. Group transfer leaves Rome Fiumicino at 2 pm October 11. (Plan to arrive in the morning and allow 90 minutes to get through customs.) Group transfer departs Fattoria at 9 am October 17 for Rome. Please schedule departure accordingly. Radiant Jane Retreats will provide a suggested packing list. Rebecca Gordon will provide books and teaching materials. You should bring your own pen and notebook. Bringing a meditation mat is encouraged.
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