Body-Peace & Aging

A 6 day Sanctuary for women over 40 with

Nina Manolson, M.A. Body-Peace Coach.

APRIL 23-29, 2023.

Do you feel…

  • 1. Like aging is an opening to so much wisdom…but it’s also kicking your ass a bit?!
  • 2. Hungry for more ease, connection and a deep feeling of expansion into who you are right now?
  • 3. Like you deserve and need a break so that you can reconnect to YOU & fill your own cup?

Come Experience…

  • 1. The joy and relief of deeply coming home to yourself
  • 2. The vibrancy of feeling nourished
  • 3. The total pleasure of Italian living on an agriculturally conscious vineyard in Tuscany!

Well, hello there…I’m Nina.

We may or may not have met, but I think we might know why you’re here.  

You’re one of those remarkable women who has walked on this planet for over 40, 50, 60 or 70 years of life.

You’re smart. You’re capable. You’ve been SO there for others in your life, you know the go-go-go mode of living. You love your family, your friends. You have a nice life.  

But now you’re noticing things are changing…Perhaps it’s your body, your appearance, your needs, your desires and even your tolerance for other people’s drama or BS!

And there’s a hunger, a craving inside of you…  

  • maybe it’s for a feeling of ease or vitality or deep rest in your body and your mind, freedom from your stress, a sense of nourishment, physically and mentally…a sense of peace!
  • maybe it’s something you can name…like a deeper sense of purpose or confidence or more authenticity in your relationships…  
  • or maybe it’s something a little more vague…a sense of wanting to come “home” to yourself, to your life, to listen to the whispers of your heart and soul…  

Whatever it is you’re craving, you have a sneaking suspicion that there’s something you need at a core level, something you deeply need and desire…  :

To everyone else, you look like you’ve got it all figured out. But in your heart, in your soul, in your quiet moments, when you’re not in your “on-mode,” when you’re not avoiding your own deep needs, you feel the longing, you feel the exhaustion, you feel the inner-critic getting loud, you feel the ache.

I totally get it. (Oh, boy, do I get it)  

And I’ve GOT you.  

WELCOME TO BODY-PEACE & AGING: A six day Sanctuary in Italy!

And, of course, the total pleasure of Italian life!

You get to STOP.

You get to REST.

You get to come back to INTUITION, CLARITY, and your TRUE NORTH!

You’ll leave with a way to integrate this clarity into your life, so when you get home, you’ll know exactly how to turn back in and honor your self from the inside out.

The Guiding Words for our Retreat in Tuscany…

About the Retreat


We’ll be at Fattoria Del Colle.

It’s 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.

Yes, wine is elemental to this land, but there’s so much more here!


The vibe is casual, cozy, and rustic but yet totally deluxe. After all, it is Tuscany. The rolling hills, the light, the ease.

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.


Group transport to the retreat on April 23, 2pm from the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
Group transport back to the Rome airport on the morning of April 29, 9am

On day 1 of every retreat, the bus departs at 2 pm from Rome Fiumicino airport (also called Leonardo Da Vinci airport) so when booking flights please plan to ARRIVE in Rome before noon. On the final day of every retreat the bus departs the retreat location at 8 am but won’t arrive to the Rome airport until at least noon. Please book flights to DEPART Rome after 2 pm. This is the safest way to be sure you don’t miss the shuttle bus on day 1 and don’t miss your flight on final day.

We’ve got bikes for you to tootle around, and there are lovely walking trails with spectacular views.


We have our own award winning restaurant!

You’ll have breakfast, lunch & dinner prepared by on-site chefs.

And they can absolutely accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free or any dietary restrictions.


Every day you’ll have the opportunity to release and restore your body in a gentle yoga class with Jane Reeves – master Yoga teacher for over 30 years.


In the wellness centre there’s 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.

We’ll also have a massage therapist on site so you can give yourself the added support of nourishing touch during your retreat.


Excursion to the most fabulous town of Montepulciano!

Biking. Hiking. A wine tour. Pasta Making.

Tour of the vineyards, stroll through the forest, and more!


Every day will include a workshop session so that we can deepen our exploration of what it means to be aging and how to claim the power and juiciness of this stage of life in the body we currently have! These will be led by Nina.


Chill-out + Relax = Chillax! We all need time to just BE. We’ll make sure that there’s space to have mellow supportive connection or alone time – whatever feels best. 


This is a time to let go of the “roles” you play in your life and step into the depths of who you are, what is present and meaningful for you, so you can emerge feeling more like yourself than ever before. 

Your feeling of freedom, of purpose, and of self-connection comes from being fully and wholly YOU, and we are here to support that. 

I have the great fortune of attracting women who prioritize authenticity, depth and inner joy, so we can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be surrounded by other women who are ready to be real as well! 

In case we haven’t met yet…

I’m Nina Manolson, and for over 30 years I’ve been helping women come home to themselves.

I started leading retreats and making safe space for women to receive themselves when I lived and worked at The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health from 1990-95.

My mission in this one precious life is to support women in feeling truly at peace in their own body.

A big part of the process of cultivating body-peace is allowing ourselves to navigate a changing body.

And wow, the aging process is all about change. This time of our life has so much to teach us! It’s a time to claim ourselves even more fully than we ever have before.

Exploring our relationship with our body at this stage of life is a doorway into more power & gentleness,  authenticity & expression and of course – the deep wisdom that comes from living in our body for a while!

I love creating the space and time for you to be supported, taken care of, and invited into yourself more deeply. – this is the magic of a retreat. 

I also write Body-Poems as a way of expanding the conversation we have with and about our bodies.

Want credentials?

I have my Masters in Counseling Psychology, I’m a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, a Psychology of Eating Teacher, Body-Trust®  & Body-Peace™ Coach.

Jane Reeves is the founder of Radiant Jane Retreats and the holder-of-space for this incredible healing and transformative experience.

She is a leader, teacher, mentor and Yogi. She has led over 70 retreats worldwide, and is an author and master teacher of Loving Kindness. On this retreat, Jane will lead gentle yoga.

Jane leads a joyful dive into Loving Kindness through restorative yoga, heart meditations, and self awareness. She teaches how to come home to our body in its current condition. She’s taught thousands of yoga sessions and credits yoga and meditation with helping her heal the trauma of a broken leg. This life changing event has enhanced her ability to guide others on the healing journey within our bodies.

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Here’s what a day on retreat may look like…



  • 7:30 – 9:30 am Buffet style breakfast
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am Movement in the studio with Jane
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Workshop sessions with Nina
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  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 2 – 6 pm personal time/free time/special activities
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  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm Integration Circle

Ready to join us?

Let’s make this Body-Peace & Aging Retreat dream real! 


  • °Workshop Instruction with Nina Manolson, M.A. Body-Peace Coach
  • °Gentle Yoga and Guided Meditations with Jane Reeves
  • °6 nights lodging
  • °Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • °Vegan and Vegetarian Options
  • °Group transport to and from the retreat from the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
  • °Excursion to Montepulciano
  • °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.

SHARED APARTMENT WITH PRIVATE ROOM IS $3,650 – Guest rooms are private bedrooms with shared bathrooms in unique, cozy, 2- or 3-bedroom apartment suites. We’ll pair you with a like-hearted suite mate or bring your own friend!


Register now!

Make your $1,500 deposit below to secure your spot.

Plan now because space is limited.


Still have questions, book an Italy Discovery Call with Jane or visit our FAQ page and read our Cancellation Policy.

Radiant Jane Retreats Inclusion Statement

We are committed to diversity and inclusion.

We believe strength, creativity and power comes from different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures.

We open-heartedly invite diversity in attendees including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, size, religion, and physical ability.

We have created a program that honors every body, that is gentle and loving and supportive.

If you want to ask any questions about specific needs you have, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.