Retreats

Italy Retreat

Vibrant Living – A Woman’s Retreat in Italy!

September 7-14, 2019

Imagine a full week devoted to your own wants and needs! A full week focused on your pleasure, your enjoyment, your self-care, YOURSELF!

And imagine all of that while connecting with other women and drinking in the Italian countryside!

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We’ll be gathering at the gorgeous Villa Benvenuti!

Enjoy daily yoga, pool time, outdoor adventures, visits to local towns, wine and olive oil tasting and deep connection. Our time together will be both inwardly and outwardly nourishing.

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Your Retreat Package Includes:

All lodging at our private villa

3 vegetarian meals each day (except for one dinner out)

Access to the pool and yoga facilities

Daily yoga and movement sessions with Nikki

Daily classes/explorations lead by Julie (some topics include: pleasure, sensuality, prioritizing your wants and needs, living a turned on life, and more)

An afternoon exploring the Luccheisa countryside with wine tasting and a light lunch

An afternoon in Lucca, exploring the medieval town (and enjoying gelato)

An additional day trip with the group

A group phone call or zoom call before we gather

And more surprises and experiences we will create for the group after we know who will be attending. We want this to be the best retreat for YOU!

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Our retreat is limited to 14 lucky women. There are currently 10 spots available.

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12471455_982018461860605_4929117356928948261_oPricing is as follows

$2400 per person for a shared room with a shared bath (these rooms have 2 twin beds) and the bathroom is shared between 4 people. You can pay at once or with 5 payments of $480.

Register for a shared room with a shared bath here.

Register for a shared room with a shared bath – payment plan here.

$2750 per person for a shared room with a private bath (these rooms have 2 twin beds and a bathroom) You can pay at once or with 5 payments of $550.

Register for a shared room with a private bath here.

Register for a shared room with a private bath – payment plan here.

A few more details…

The closest airport is Pisa. We will provide a shuttle from the Lucca train station to the villa on September 7th.

Check in begins at 3pm on Saturday, September 7th and check out is at 10am on September 14th.

Cancelation/Refund Policy – If you need to cancel your reservation before February 7, 2019 you will receive a full refund. Between February 7, 201 and July 31, 2019 you can transfer your reservation to another person. It’s your responsibility to find someone to transfer your reservation to. After July 31st, 2019 no transfers are possible. Please note that Villa Benvenuti requires each participant to purchase travel insurance.

Julie Jeske and Nikki Weaver

Julie and Nikki have been friends for over 6 years. The first time they spent an afternoon together they were both pregnant. They ate ice cream, went for a long walk and talked about life and love and birth and death and joy and grief. Since that afternoon they have shared a deep friendship and many more conversations (and playdates and ice cream cones). This past year they have loved co-facilitaing retreats for groups of women. And they have each enjoyed a trip to Italy. They are so excited to blend their love of travel and their love of gathering with women to bring you Vibrant Living in Italy!

Julie Jeske Cinque TerreJulie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice in Portland, Oregon where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women prioritize their own wants and needs, embrace pleasure and explore sensuality! She loves gathering with groups of women both personally and professionally. Magic happens when you connect with others, share and are witnessed.

She is fueled by her daughter, curiosity, creativity, travel, pleasure and vanilla lattes.

Nikki Weaver

Nikki Weaver- Artist. Healer. Mover. Shaker. Currently, Education Director and Co-Founder of Portland Playhouse. Learning to listen every moment I can. Leaning in to possibilities. Past lives include a yoga teacher, a massage therapist, a horse trainer, a long distance runner, and a nomad. A gypsy at heart, Nikki can be found chasing her two wild girls, running the streets of Portland, drinking coffee with her husband, or jet setting to new and old places. A lover of life and movement,a deep listener, and a soul seeker.