Italy Retreat for Women 2014

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Join me on the ITALIAN RIVIERA in the CINQUE TERRE and Lucca, TUSCANY, ITALY for my 6th Annual Italy Retreat for Women To Live La Dolce Vita

10 Glorious Days in Italy! SEPTEMBER 8-17, 2014


 I lead an awesome Italy Retreat for women every September.  I purposely keep the group small to allow for plenty of ease and attention. Space is limited.

Space is limited to 9 women so call or complete form below now to talk about this trip of a lifetime. Part travel adventure, part transformational workshop, this trip allows you to indulge not only your inner Italian, but your spirit of adventure, and inner joy. Learn to follow your heart’s desires all the while inhaling the cultural beauty of Italy. I promise you an unforgettable experience!

ITALY: A land that is fascinating and intriguing.

As one of the women wrote me about her experiences, “Looking on your blog at the photos of our trip to Italy makes me yearn for that time again. I can honestly say that was the best time of my life (and I’ve had many great times)!”  – Janey








The 2014 Italy Retreat for Women to Live La Dolce Vita will include four nights spent in beautiful Monterosso, in the Cinque Terre, on the Italian Riviera in my favorite hotel, a five minute walk from the beach on the Mediterranean.

We will enjoy 4 days of hiking some of the Cinque Terre trails, swimming in the warm turquoise waters, eating magnificent Italian food, and visiting the other picturesque seaside villages of the Cinque Terre including Vernazza, Manarola, and RioMaggiore.

We will hop on a ferry and sail down the Mediterranean coast to savor breathtaking Portovenere. Then we pack our bags and head out for one of the gem cities of Tuscany, Lucca.

After a short train ride we arrive in the lovely walled city of Lucca, in northern Tuscany for six nights in our charming Bed and Breakfast in the center of the town.

Plan on arriving at the Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa, Italy on Monday morning, September 8.  More than likely, that means leaving your homes on Sunday, September 7, (or you can arrive in Pisa a day early to recover from jet lag and visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa.)

The return date from the International Airport in Pisa is Thursday, September 18, 2014 (unless you choose to extend your trip on your own). We can discuss airline reservations once you have registered for the Retreat.

After we meet up at the Pisa Airport around 11am, on Monday, September 8, our first get-together in Italy begins at 3:30pm Monday, September 8 in the breakfast room of our hotel in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre for a meet and greet and to get started on creating la dolce vita, the sweet life. We will then embark on our first culinary adventure and eat dinner. I have several favorite restaurants in the Cinque Terre where we will savor the fine flavors of the Italian Mediterranean cuisine.

Part of the purpose of the workshop is to learn tools and techniques for manifesting our dreams, for finding our authentic voice, for dissolving any limiting beliefs that trip you up. And mostly to enjoy the rich culture of Italy with its natural beauty, art, shopping, breathtaking views, and incredible food.

The 4 days in Monterosso will combine day excursions to Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore and Portovenere with 6 hours of transformational workshop interspersed. Then, it’s off to Lucca in Tuscany for 6 days, where we will also visit the thermal springs spa in Monsummano, ride bikes on top of the wall in Lucca, visit villas and more. Again all of this interspersed with another 6 hours of transformational workshop.

I have been teaching transformational workshops for 23 years, helping women free themselves from limiting beliefs and live happier lives. On this trip, you will learn and adopt practices focused on creating Unlimited La Dolce Vita, the sweet life. We’ll be creating  greater happiness and discovering how to dissolve limiting beliefs that you may have that hold you back from living life to its fullest.

The experience in beautiful Italy becomes a marker for living the ‘sweet life’ wherever you are for the rest of your life. You can return to this experience in your soul, of being happy, even as life is unfolding.

This retreat allows our minds to empty out of the norm, and shift, then expand further out again, diminishing old patterns as we intersperse travel time with workshop fun. The result of leaving home and experiencing Italy is that you return looking at everything with a fresh perspective. I believe travel and transformation are inseparable, and this trip will be no exception!

We will share beautiful moments of reflection in some of my favorite rooms and outdoor patios as we move more into the sweet life, beyond the roadblocks from the past. (Read more about each town in previous blogposts by clicking on “BLOG” in top menu bar).

You can read more about the ‘sweet life’ transformational coaching work I do on my other blog, BeHappyLifeCoach Blog.

Learn more details about the ‘Sweet Life’ Workshop we enjoy during the Italy Retreat.

Feast your eyes on more photos on my slideshow and on my facebook page.

We return home with a set of Sweet Life Practices for manifesting Unlimited La Dolce Vita in our lives no matter where we are. I offer you an opportunity to travel with a small group of like-minded women and create new life-long friends on a trip of a lifetime that is fun, affordable and easy. You can leave most of the details to me!

This trip is for you if you are a woman open to adventure and transformation, ready for more in your life–more happiness, more fun, more confidence, more success, in both your personal and professional life.

Women love Italy because of its spectacular views, gorgeous art, exquisite shopping, fabulous churches and architecture, incredible wine and luscious food, fragrances, and the inviting generosity of the Italian people.

Some of our activities include:

~ 12-Hours of Transformational La Dolce Vita Workshops interspersed with travel adventures. The workshops are broken into 1-3 hour sessions and often take place in peaceful outdoor settings, weather permitting.

~ One Half-day tour of Lucca with our own personal guide who shows us churches, unique shops, and shares history of Lucca with us.

~ A Live Operatic Concert featuring the music of  Lucca-born, Puccini and Mozart in Lucca.

~ A Spa day near Lucca, at the mineral rich healing thermal springs, therapeutic cave, and a 1 hour massage at Grotta Giusti

~ Bicycle Riding on top of the city wall of Lucca

~Hiking Cinque Terre Trails

~Swimming in the Mediterranean

~Watching the beautiful ancient Luminaria Procession in Lucca

~Filling our souls with art, visiting exquisite churches, and shopping. Eating delicious food, delectable gelato, drinking amazing wine,  and much much more!!

How can you be a part of this FABULOUS EXCURSION?

Take the First Step: Before you register, I request that you have two personal coaching sessions on the phone or Skype with me, so you know what I will be teaching in Italy. You receive a 50% discount–two 60 minute sessions will be $75 (regularly $150).

Take the Second Step: A non-refundable DEPOSIT of $500 is due on or before APRIL 1, 2014 as long as space is still available. Spaces fill quickly, so if you are wavering, take the leap! Be sure to reserve your space sooner rather than later.


Price Ranges from $1815 to $2625.  DUE before JUNE 1, as long as space is available.

The Italy Retreat Price varies, not only based on single or double room occupancy, but also because we stay in charming boutique, family-owned Bed and Breakfasts and hotel. I love all the rooms and have personally hand picked them, but given on first come first served basis to each of you. To get your preference, CALL RIGHT AWAY. 641-472-0414, or complete the form below.

INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE ($1815 to $2625): depending on your selection of rooms
10 Nights hotel (single or double occupancy)
10 Breakfasts
12 Hour Transformational Sweet Life Workshop
Private Coaching within the Workshop
3 Hour Personal Guided Tour in Lucca
1 hour Puccini Operatic Concert
Full Spa Day at Italian Thermal springs, massage and healing cave/grotta
2 Hour Bike Rental

Lunches and Dinners  APPROX $650
Ground Transportation APPROX $200
Travel Insurance APPROX $100

AIRFARE: In order to make it possible to use your miles or other airlines, we do not include airfare. Please do not make flight reservations until you are confirmed on the Retreat. We will book individually in June, but with consultation from me. We fly into and out of Pisa Italy International airport, the Galileo Galilei Airport.

I would love to have you join me as we jet past our limiting beliefs straight to happiness and to the sunny piazzas of Italy!

Call or complete the form below to find out more about your two discounted coaching sessions or just to talk about Italy, with no obligation, of course. 641-472-0414.

IT’S YOUR TIME! Live The Sweet Life Unlimited, La Dolce Vita!

Watch this short video to see what Marie has to say about her time on the Italy Retreat.

“I didn’t know if I wanted to do a workshop in Italy, but I really enjoyed it.  And six months later I want to tell you that the biggest issue I’ve had in life was dealing with anger, and it is resolved and hasn’t returned. And the fact that my lifelong desire to travel to Italy was fulfilled, I am over the top happy.”  ~~Sarah

“Everyone I know that has gone on your Retreat was transformed.”




Photo Credits: Taken in Italy, Sept. 2013 by Pam Whitworth, Judy Giannettino, and Lenora Boyle.

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