Since the government announcement of unrestricted travel to Italy from June 3, 2021 we are pleased to announce that Radiant Jane Retreats will be returning to Italy starting October 2021! We welcome all guests who have received their COVID-19 vaccination by the end of September 2021. Our staff is fully vaccinated. The staff at Fattoria Del Colle are all vaccinated, and they are dedicated to making sure all guests are safe and well cared for. Every guest will have private sleeping quarters, dining experiences will be mostly outdoors and physically distanced, and Italian trains and buses will still require masks to be worn in close proximity for the safety of all travelers. If you have any questions, or you booked a retreat that was postponed during the pandemic and are ready to reschedule your new retreat date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Radiant Jane Retreats Presents
COME HOME TO YOUR BODY
A Loving Kindness Retreat with Sas Petherick and Jane Reeves
Rescheduled to April 18-23, 2022.
Come Home to Your Body
This body you inhabit, it’s your home — the only home you’ll ever know.
How often are you trying to escape it, deny it, control it, deprive it, judge it or wish it was different? Is this working for you?
What if you offered your body loving kindness?
There is a sweet return that happens when you come home to your body. You start to savour the good stuff: pleasure, joy, taste, touch – everything feels more alive because you are connecting to the world through you body.
There is an innate intelligence inside of your body – the entire purpose of your body is to keep you thriving. Your body heals itself, of course it can heal you too.
Find Yourself in Tuscany!
Tuscany is a treat for the senses.
We’ll be staying in a centuries old olive grove and vineyard – Italy’s only women-owned and operated. Around every corner is a new delightful scene.
The food is local, fresh, cooked on site, orgasmic.*
*results subjective 😉
About the Retreat
The warm, Tuscan sunshine will greet you each morning with a spectacular view from your private bedroom window. As you stroll to the breakfast nook or the classroom in a restored ancient barn, you’ll have hilltop views, take in the rolling vineyards, and smell the luscious wisteria.
Along with plenty of free time for strolls, reading, journaling, and wine sipping, Sas Petherick and Jane Reeves will share guiding the retreat group in meditations, yoga, coaching, and healing ceremonies.
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.
Delights to expect
- — Gentle morning free time
- — Buffet style breakfast
- — Yoga and meditation
- — Coaching sessions
- — Family style Italian lunch
- — Free time and excursions like a hill town tour, wine tasting, pasta making class, spa day, and nature hikes.
- — Exquisite organic and award winning dinner
- — Evening dharma talk, meditation, yoga nidra
- — Ceremonies
As we open, we’ll declare our intentions for the week. Each guest will receive a Talisman – a crystal blessed in the White Well in Glastonbury with a powerful female energy center.
We will close with a Moon ceremony, using wish paper to send off your desires!
There will be four coaching sessions with Sas Petherick and Jane Reeves, with the goal that guests can experience something each morning, practice it in the world during the afternoon and then discuss as a group over the evening meal.
Bringing Loving Kindness Home to Our Bodies
Changing body beliefs:
— a practical self-coaching technique steeped in research and compassion – you can shift how you think and feel about your body
Accessing your body’s wisdom:
— how to open the door to the innate intelligence of your body
Being in your body:
— how to experience compassionate presence with your body
— exploration of your desire – what do you want in your life as you prepare to return home?
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. Fattoria Del Colle is our retreat location.
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 Sas Petherick
Her approach to your self-doubt is evidence-based, practical, fun and deeply compassionate. Sas has an MA in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University, and her Master’s dissertation was a deep study into self-doubt.
At the core of Sas’ coaching methodology are proven approaches for cultivating self-acceptance, self-worth, self-trust, and self-belief. Self-doubt is Sas’ story too. She spent decades wading through the treacle of over-delivering, people pleasing and feeling like a fraud.
Sas helps you move from understanding the root causes of your self-doubt to cultivating tangible, sustainable self-belief. She has helped hundreds of people to do this for themselves.
About Jane Reeves
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.
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.
Throughout the week guests will be supported and encouraged to be with themselves wholeheartedly. As the days unfold we’re able to find our natural sense of equanimity.
Jane believes that Loving Kindness is our given spiritual quality and we all have access to its timeless lessons.
Guests will receive a copy of Jane’s book A Heart of Gold: Lessons on the Path of Loving Kindness, and the book will be used throughout the retreat. The book is experiential and serves as a practical guide for weaving Loving Kindness into ordinary life, for finding the heart of gold within yourself so that it can lead you home.
YOUR $2,900 RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- °Yoga and Guided Meditations
- °Loving Kindness Coaching
- °5 nights lodging*
- °Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- °Vegan and Vegetarian Options
- °Group transport to the retreat on April 17, 2pm from the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
- °Group transport back to the Rome airport on April 22, 9 am
- °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***
*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 an additional fee.
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 writing, 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!
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 on the first day, April 17, 2022. (Plan to arrive in the morning and allow 90 minutes to get through customs.) Group transfer departs Fattoria at 9 am on the final morning for Rome, April 22, 2022. Please schedule departure accordingly. Radiant Jane Retreats will provide a suggested packing list. You will need your own laptop and writing materials. Bringing a meditation mat is encouraged.
Let’s Go to Tuscany!
Plan now! This will be a small, intimate group, so reserve your spot early.
First, click below to make a deposit. Next, purchase travel insurance. Radiant Jane Retreats will reach out to you and send:
• Liability Waiver to sign
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.
Please do take a moment to review the Retreat Cancellation Policy
Make a deposit now and Radiant Jane Retreats will invoice you the remainder at a later date. The original dates for this retreat were May 17-22, 2020. Due to the global pandemic, this retreat has been rescheduled to April 17-22, 2022.SECURE YOUR SPOT
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.