Tuscany Loving Kindness RetreatREGISTRATION NOW OPEN
October 4 -10, 2020
***Early Bird special! $300 off now through November 15***
Retreat led by Jane Reeves, founder of Radiant Jane Retreats!
Join me for a nourishing week of beautiful self-care in the cradle of magnificent Tuscany. Immerse in a replenishing week of gentle yoga, meditation, flowers, fauna, sunrise, sunset, vino, lovely cuisine, amazing humans, lots of laughs, tears, love, joy and everything in between.
It’s my honor to be your teacher and guide on this extraordinary adventure in Italy. You’ll learn how to take yoga off the mat to feel more harmony in mind, body and heart.
Prepare for enchanted moments in the warm autumn of October, time to appreciate the essence of sacred land, sampling the gorgeous regional food and wine, and receiving uncommon hospitality.
Our retreat location, Fattorio Del Colle 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 agristurismo. Included on the property are a female-run winery, an award winning restaurant, Osteria di Donatella, a wellness space and a cooking school. The ancient land, villas, and chapel are infused with ancient charm, a dose of mystery and an invitation to unfetter your senses.
On the retreat guests will experience daily yoga, meditation, wine tasting, olive oil tastings, cooking classes, an excursion, and time to restore energy.
The wellness center at Fattoria Del Colle offers a breath-taking 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.
Fatoria Del Colle is ideally located for exploring the historic peaks and swells of the Val D’Orcia. Among the many pathways we’ll explore are the ancient estruscan hill towns of Castelmuzio, San Gionvanni D’Asso, Montalcino, Pienza and San Quirico D’Orcia.
I’ve spent considerable time immersing in Italian culture, and specifically the medieval hill towns in Tuscany. I genuinely believe Tuscany and the Val d’Orcia region is an ideal locale for retreating. Italy naturally imbues happiness through its beautiful cuisine, art, history, and sacred spaces. I’ve witnessed transformation within myself, and with all of my Italy retreat guests over the past few years. Tuscany is a place that once visited, engages the heart, and calls it back again and again.
My intention is for guests to surrender to a much needed break from the world while practicing morning yoga classes that are slow and steady, meditations that restore, chanting, mudra and mantra practices to enhance the experience. All of these practices help us to make friends with the moment and see our basic goodness. We’ll have magical evening ceremonies and a special guest or two!
This retreat is a totally unique way to dwell in Tuscany. I’ve been fortunate to create an insiders custom experience, that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and cared for from the inside out. My friendships, and love for Italy has made it possible for me to create these extraordinary boutique gatherings just for you.
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.
The estate lies on the land that gives birth to white truffles and an extraordinary extra virgin olive oil, inherited by the founder, Donatella Cinelli Colombini in 1998. Currently Fattoria del Colle grows 160 hectares of cereal crops, 6 hectares of olive groves and 17 hectares of vineyards with Sangiovese, Merlot, and Traminer varieties as well as Foglia Tonda an old autochthonous vine abandoned for more than a century, that they have re-launched. The Colle’s altitude at 204 m above sea level and the great difference in temperature between day and night due to the vicinity of the “Crete Senesi” determine the particular wealth of aromas in the wines of this area that are intense, complex and extremely fine.
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.
This Retreat Includes:
• Daily Yoga & Meditation
• 6 nights lodging, private or shared
• Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Vegetarian or Vegan Options
• Group transport from the Rome airport (Fiumicino) to the retreat
• Group transport from Fattoria to the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
• Excursion to Montepulciano
• Wine tasting
• Tour of Fattoria grounds and ancient chapel
• Pici pasta making class
• Wellness spa
• Classroom studio
• Bicycles to use
• Outdoor pools
• Concierge office staff
• On-site laundry
The retreat is October 4 through 10, 2020. Lodging packages range from $3,500-$3,800. Guests may request private or shared lodging. Room options are based on availability. View the estate and rooms here.
This retreat is ideal for those interested in establishing a yoga & meditation practice, or those who are interested in deepening a newer practice or getting inspired about a long term practice. Each morning there will be asana, guided meditation, then dharma talks.
Yoga classes will be gentle and restorative in nature. Guests are invited to look into old patterns that are ready to be shed, new ways to be in their body and time out for self-compassion.
After lunch, guests have free afternoons to take a slow stroll throughout the grounds, nap, get a massage, read a book under a tree, or simply pause into rest.
A second yoga and meditation class will be offered most afternoons.
I, Jane Reeves, will be leading this Loving Kindness Retreat as the founder of Radiant Jane Retreats. I will offer meditation, dharma talks, guided yoga, and teachings from my book A Heart of Gold: Lessons on the Path of Loving Kindness. Along with me will be assistants Teresa Thomas (50 Fun Things), Sarah Auna (additional yoga classes), and Nick Chill (photographer – guests may purchase private portrait sessions and photo books.)
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 Radiant Jane Retreats offers additional travel planning for $35/hour. Email my staff for more information. 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, centering into the experience at Fattoria Del Colle, and embracing self-care practices.SECURE YOUR SPOT
Please do take a moment to review the Retreat Cancellation Policy. A $1500 deposit is due to Radiant Jane Retreats at the time of registration. Early bird rates will be applied at the second invoice due in full in 2020.