Sacred Astrology Under the Tuscan Stars
May 9-15, 2019
Are you ready to open your heart to the night skies of Italy? Come away to Tuscany for a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the sacred science of astrology. In addition to learning to live in optimal harmony with the planets, you’ll enjoy guided meditations, yoga classes and a bountiful table from a hilltop garden and local wines. Sound dreamy? Read on!
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 May. 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. You’ll appreciate the gorgeous regional food, the local wine and their warm hospitality. 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 a well known 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. Fattoria Del Colle is home to the only all-female owned winery in Italy, where they produce the memorable Brunello wines.
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.
Italy is a dream keeps returning for the rest of your life.
Anne Ortelee, a nationally (NCGR-PAA Level 3, AMAFA) and internationally (ISAR) certified astrologer, will guide our sacred hearts for our time in Tuscany. Famous for her Cosmic Weekly Weather report, Anne has been sharing her gifts with the world via one-on-one sessions, weekly open events, podcasts, classes around the world and online courses. Anne’s teaching style is warm and generous with lots of room for laughter and fun, making it easy to learn and absorb the great depth and breadth of astrological knowledge she has to share. During our retreat, Anne will focus on a heart-centered chart interpretation and predictive astrology. She’ll be sharing a few of her powerful signature predictive techniques, including her Pinball Method for super accurate timing of creative projects and life events. During our time we will work deeply with two charts. The first one is your own. And then you also get to choose the chart of a loved one, friend or client. We will explore: Chart Interpretation: Anne always says: If it’s in your heart, it’s in your chart! Basic Predictive Astrology including: – Transits – Anne’s humane, positive, and accurate approach to timing through transits. – Secondary Progressions – exploring the deep underlying life-cycles – Solar Arcs and Mid-Points – these techniques will light up your predictive work! Each participant will receive two books from Anne with all the learning materials you need to bring Anne’s knowledge and wisdom home with you. Anne’s teachings are designed to be of benefit to all levels from beginning to professional, although we do recommend you arrive with at least a beginner’s grounding in the astrological basics of planets, signs, houses, and transits. (If you are an absolute beginner, consider purchasing and working through Anne’s Beginners Astrology Course via audio and PDF before attending.) Bronwyn Simons will be supporting our astrological learning in Tuscany. She is a consulting astrologer and visual artist who sees both astrology and art as paths to wholeness. Her vision is to help us reconnect with the cycles of nature and regain our sense of belonging in the world. She has been facilitating women’s circles and retreats for 25 years, guiding women home to themselves through sacred dance, art, and the wisdom of astrology. She helps her clients to see beneath the surface of life, and to better understand the great currents of energy that are moving us all forward. Jane Reeves will be hosting the retreat, as well as teaching daily yoga and meditation. She will be exploring the themes from her recent book, A Heart of Gold: Lessons on the Path of Loving Kindness. Jane helps people dive deep into the practices of Loving Kindness, applying ancient and modern teachings to encourage spirit work, life design and meeting wellness aspirations. She helps people to listen to their heart’s desires and to embrace the path they are on in the present moment. Over the past three decades, Jane has been seeking authentic ways to develop a practice that brings more light, love and joy into the world. She is delighted to be able to share that practice with you in Tuscany.
Lodging Options/Cost Per Person: Private bedroom and bath in the Villa! $3,500 (2 rooms left as of March 18)
Your Retreat Package Includes:
- Daily Astrology, Yoga & Meditation Classes
- 6 nights lodging, private or shared
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Vegetarian Options
- Group transport to/from the Rome airport (Fiumicino) to Fattoria
- Pasta (Pici) making class
- Group excursion to Siena
- Dinner out at Piazza del Campo
- Tour of the wine cellars and tasting at Fattoria Del Colle
May 9 Check-in 4-5pm * All guests arrive May 9 * 6 pm Welcome Ceremony 7:00 pm Dinner 8:30 pm Evening Gathering May 10,11,13,14 8:00am Breakfast, Yoga 9-9:45am, Anne 10-12:00, Lunch 12:30, Free time, Anne 4:00-6:00pm, Dinner 7:o0pm. 8:30pm Evening Practices May 12 Excursion Day. Morning session with Anne 10-12, day trip to Siena 1-9pm. Dinner out on Piazza Del Campo. May 15 Farewell Breakfast, Group departs 10am.
Registration is closing end of March 2019.
Pay in full here.
This retreat is ideal for those interested in deepening their knowledge of the art of astrology by studying with a master astrologer, for those who want to discover more about their chart and move their bodies with a gentle daily yoga practice, and for those who want to explore their own life cycles and energy. 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, focused on 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!
RETREAT CANCELLATIONS It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation. Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation.
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