Come experience your own ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ adventure! Feel the magic and beauty of this Italian countryside while connecting with other like-minded souls that will leave you feeling refreshed, positive, and ready to embrace your life with confidence and courage.
Going on the Soul Adventure Retreat was life changing. The best part about it was that I went into it with the highest of expectations and I walked away getting more from it than I ever could have imagined. When you spend several days unravelling the parts of yourself you never fully understood and sharing those revelations with like minded women, you walk away empowered, enlivened and reborn. If even a part of this experience speaks to you, then you owe it to yourself to attend one of these retreats. Then buckle up, and be prepared to experience your life in a way you never have before.
– Eva Sommer-Ng – Lawyer – Toronto
We will have our own picturesque 9-bedroom villa just outside of Lucca, Italy to call home for a week! You will be swept away in the splendor of this peaceful property, surrounded by breathtaking hillside vistas, and twinkling city night lights. This charming Tuscan farmhouse invites a warm and joyful experience allowing you to fully connect with yourself as you breathe in the fresh Tuscan air. You can choose to lay back and enjoy the infinite scenery from the pool or relax in the hot tub after returning from a day full of soulful adventure! Long wooden picnic tables trellised with grape vines allow for alfresco seating in the garden, or laughing and enjoying some local wine with your new found friends.The outdoor wood-burning oven is perfect for traditional pizza night, but you can also expect to indulge in all of the freshest and mouthwatering cuisine Italy has to offer… local vegetables, cheeses, home made crusty breads, paired with local olive oil, honey, and wines. The interior of the home has been lovingly designed and maintained by its owners to allow for all of your usual comforts while providing the cozy experience of a traditional family villa. The house is spacious enough for you to find some quiet time alone, yet friendly enough for us all to enjoy family style meals at the long chestnut wood dining table.
Make sure to pack your walking shoes because we’re going to be exploring some of the most beautiful and iconic sites of Tuscany! We will be adventuring to Florence where you will have the opportunity to decide if you want to spend your time checking out museums, shopping, eating, or all of the above! It’s up to you if you want to spend your time with the group or venture off for some alone time. You choose what your soul desires! We will also be taking a trip to Cinque Terre where you will get to experience the various centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Expect to see some of the most breathtaking views of your life! And an Italian adventure isn’t complete without a leisurely bike ride around the wall of Lucca with gelato stops along the way!
If you choose to extend your trip for one more day, join the group as we head to a 5-star spa for one night where we will enjoy one more day of pure relaxation at the thermal spas!
The beautiful part of this getaway is having the opportunity to explore your life and what you really want on a deeper level. The coaching during this retreat is an integral aspect of the entire experience. Life Fulfillment Coach Sharon Stokes will be guiding you through her Life Map program during group coaching sessions over the course of the week. During this time we will have open discussions, which will allow you to uncover certain roadblocks you’re currently facing and how to work through them.
As an additional support, Wellness Lifestyle Coach Sarah McKeon will be keeping the kitchen stocked with healthy and hearty cuisine, using all the freshest ingredients. She will also be leading morning movement, meditation, and positive mindset journaling. These wellness activities will keep your energy flowing and your body feeling its best! They are also designed to help you maintain uplifting rhythms in your daily life once you return back home.
Before the retreat even starts, and once the retreat finishes, you will also have one on one coaching time scheduled with both retreat leaders so they can give you the exact support you need with whatever you’re facing in your life.
Going on the Soul Adventure Retreat was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I had an opportunity to marvel at the beauty of Costa Rica, connect with my true self, and build long-lasting bonds with the other women. The retreat has propelled me in the best direction possible. With the help of the coaches, I’ve gained a high level of clarity and I’ve learned how to truly tap into the power of trusting my own intuition. This retreat has helped me to get my spark back and it now serves me as a source of joy and excitement towards life. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone who is looking to gain more clarity in their life.
– Diana Orbegozo – Financial Service Representative – Toronto
The retreat is designed to pamper you and take all of the “thinking” out of planning a Tuscan adventure. Here is what is included in the retreat investment:
- 7 nights stay in the charming Tuscan villa
- Transportation to and from the Pisa airport
- All transportation during excursions to Florence, Lucca, and Cinque Terre
- Fresh, healthy, local, and traditional meals for all 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners during the retreat. (Guests will purchase their own lunches and dinners while we are out on excursions)
- All life coaching workshops
- Daily movement and/or yoga
- A cooking class by a local chef
- Evening activities including an all natural spa night!
NOTE: Guests choosing to attend the **Bonus Adventure** at the Wellness and Thermal Spa will have all the details and accommodations arranged for them. However, the cost (depending on single occupancy or double occupancy) and spa services are not included. Those guests will also be responsible for their transport to the nearby Pisa Airport the following day.
Option 1: Private Room with a Double Bed:
Before July 15th: $2900
After July 15th: $3150
Option 2: Private Room with a Single Bed:
Before July 15th: $2800
After July 15th: $3050
Option 3: Shared accommodation with 2 twin beds:
Before July 15th: $2500
After July 15th: $2700
- NOTE: All prices are in US dollars
- You may choose to pay in full upon registration or secure your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit and request a monthly payment plan, with payments to be completed by August 20th 2017.
How To Register:
We look forward to sharing this authentic connection with you! The retreat is for women only and space is limited, so reach out to request more information or to reserve your space!
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The Soul Adventure Retreat was an excellent balance of exercise, group work, one on one life coaching sessions, adventures, social time and alone time. It was such a positive experience. The group sessions with Sharon were very helpful. She walked us through her life map process. I was able to see parallels of things I struggle with now and where it may have generated from during my childhood. I found that seeing these patterns and being aware of them helped me to come up with some solutions and ways to change the patterns I had acquired. I was noticing the backseat drivers in my life and how I was letting them have control over me and the decisions I made. I realized I had been ignoring my inner GPS in order to please other people, rather than following my own life path. Being in a group atmosphere with girls you could trust and who were on their own personal journeys was amazing. We could encourage and support each other, bounce ideas off each other and have that continued support once we got home.
– Nancy Graham – Piano Teacher – Muskoka
MEET YOUR HOSTS
Sharon Stokes is a Certified Life Coach who studied at The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is also the creator of the Life Map. A coaching program where she helps her clients build self-awareness by guiding them through a process of understanding how certain experiences, events and people in their life have shaped who they are. Through this journey, people become unstuck, set and achieve goals and make decisions they feel good about. She has also worked as a coach at Matthew Hussey’s 5 day Lifestyle Retreats, where she’s had the opportunity to help transform the lives of countless women and been voted as one of the top trainers. Sharon is a Certified Fitness Instructor, currently teaching BodyJam and Jillian Michaels’ BodyShred program. Through her work as an instructor, she has been able to create lasting connections with her clients, and inspires them to live healthy, happy lives. Sharon has also worked in the media for over 10 years as a Segment Producer for CTV’s etalk and The Marilyn Denis Show. Through her media career she has had the opportunity to interview A-list celebrities and coach lifestyle experts to peak performance levels for television. She has the ability to problem solve quickly, communicate with many different personality types and can adapt easily to change. Sharon currently resides in Toronto with her little dog Lucy.
Sarah is a Holistic Wellness Coach, and a Soulful Women’s Retreat Leader. She is passionate about movement, and is a certified PiYo (yoga pilates fusion) instructor. Sarah coaches women to “get their groove back” and fall in love with their life. She has also created coaching programs that guide women to unlock their creativity and passion — and fully embrace their authentic journey. Sarah is a loving wife, mother, and permaculture homesteader. She lives in beautiful Costa Rica on a 40 acre organic farm. She believes in creating a life with deep meaning, that is full of magic and freedom, and is dedicated to guiding many women to do the same! Her 10 years in Costa Rica has allowed her to explore the natural wonders of this tropical paradise, as well as connect with the loving local people. This has inspired her creation of the transformational women’s retreats, which she co-hosts several times a year in gorgeous international locations.