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6 Day Intuitive Painting and Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Italy

Intuitive Painting and Yoga Retreat Tuscany

Escape the stress of life and experience an amazing, magical journey into the mystery of your own creative intuition. The retreat gives you time and space to reconnect mindfully and passionately, get grounded and inspired, and re-ignite your radiance.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Morning meditation sessions
  • Daily intuitive painting sessions
  • Visit to a wine cellar and wine tasting
  • 3 daily Italian gourmet meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Train station transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Accommodations in the country villa are offered upstairs in the large four bedrooms with three full bathrooms. You will be staying in the south room, a triple bedroom with a shared bathroom. Private and offsite accommodations may be made available upon request.

Paint Awake™ Italy Yoga Retreat Program

This ultra-relaxing, fun, inspiring, and transformative retreat is for adults with any level of art or yoga experience, ncluding those with none. During the retreat, mornings, afternoons, and some evenings will include Intuitive Painting, restorative yoga and stretching, a wine tasting, hillside walks, and lots of laughter. Participants report feeling a powerful release, rich sense of rebirth, and deep realignment to what is important and sustaining in life.

For some of you, it may have been decades since you painted. It will be surprising to you how quickly you will reconnect with the joy playing with colors and following the fun. For others, you may make art for a living, and are feeling the need to begin making art for yourself again. However you arrive, the time spent in mindful creative bliss and exploration will result in joyful, colorful accidents and the appearance of mysterious figures and shapes that do wonderful things for our brains. We get to surprise ourselves, invite imagination to rule for a while, experience life passing peacefully by, and remember how it feels to just to be.

What is Intuitive Painting?

The simplest definition of Intuitive Painting is “free, intuitive expression through the medium of paint.” It is you expressing you, in the powerful, innocent way a child expresses her- or himself but with the added depth of a lifetime of experiences. It is not so much about creating something as it is about releasing what blocks you from your ability to express your true self and your natural creativity. The power and purpose of Intuitive Painting is simply to bypass emotional and energy blocks in the “inner artist” and open up channels of innate creativity and authentic emotional self-expression.

How does it work?

These sessions invite you to explore with pure creative freedom and express authentically using paint on life-sized easels. By focusing on the process not the product, we let go of perfection, comparison, and control and start trusting our intuition, both inside the studio and out.

Practicing raw expression through the medium of paint, we release, restore, and ground ourselves; we can swiftly process emotional blocks; and we reconnect to sacred wisdom, making way for clarity and new possibilities.

Participants of Intuitive Painting experience connection with their own creative imagination, a feeling of rejuvenation, and a deeper sense of connection with themselves.

The practice

The practice of Intuitive Art allows you to be intimate and compassionate with yourself, know your deepest needs, and learn to love and treat yourself better. Making art in this way is an amazing tool for discovering your joys, your fears, your wisdom, your self-talk and your blocks. What you bring to the canvas highlights what you bring into your life, how you show up in relationship with yourself, how you hinder or shame yourself, how you get stuck in comparison or perfection, and how you can get around these blocks with new paradigms, trust and practice.

The results:

  • Let go of perfection and control
  • Strengthen intuition
  • Discover your unique visual voice
  • Feel more energized and empowered
  • Increase your personal vitality
  • Reveal limiting beliefs
  • Release the pressure to perform
  • Break through creative blocks
  • Practice mindfulness in a dynamic process
  • Transform unconscious patterns that don't serve you

Included excursions

The price of this retreat includes a visit to a wine cellar with wine tasting.

Instructors

G. Montine Blank
Montine is an intuitive artist, certified transformational process painting master facilitator, life alignment coach, and founder of Paint Awake™. Montine and a team of assistants lead classes, workshops, retreats, and coaching to individuals, private groups, organizations, and companies across the United States and abroad.

Location

This retreat will take place in Greve in Chianti, located in Tuscany, Italy. Greve in Chianti is a short distance from Florence, Pisa, Siena, or surrounding towns.

Nearby places

  • Florence - 30 minutes
  • Rome - 3 hours
  • Pisa - 1.5 hours

Food

The price of this retreat includes three daily Italian gourmet meals prepared by Chef Marco Gualtieri, an authentic Italian chef. In addition to their home-prepared meals, there are quaint eateries and local food shops within walking distance of the retreat location. Dietary restrictions are honored.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Biking tours

Explore the region by bike, ask for referrals, or engage a tour guide to take you on a particularly scenic route.

Day tours to Florence, Rome, and Sienna

You can drive to Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino in 15 or 20 minutes; to Siena, Cortona or Arezzo in 45 minutes; an hour to Perugia, a bit more to Assisi, and an hour and a half to Florence. All this means you are within easy reach of the greatest art and architecture, classic artisan crafts, and wonderful food and wine.

Hiking

The medieval town of Montisi is a 10-minute walk from the house, and there are many agricultural roads that provide easy walking in all directions. Each season paints the landscape in a different palette.

Horseback riding

  • Enjoy Montisi by horseback riding and experience the beautiful landscapes.

Hot air balloon rides

  • Ballooning is season and weather dependent.

Wine tours

  • Get immersed in the Italian culture and get to know the local wine.

Spa treatments

For an additional cost, you can book a massage therapy.

What's included

  • 3 daily Italian gourmet meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All art materials
  • All day accessible painting studio
  • Daily intuitive painting workshops
  • Daily yoga class
  • Light fare and snacks
  • Morning meditation sessions
  • Spontaneous movement, dance, and play
  • Train station transfer
  • Visit to a wine cellar and wine tasting

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Massage appointments
  • Meals outside retreat premises
  • Transportation beyond pick-up in Chiusi

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

There are three options to arrive: Rome Leonardo Da Vinci International Aiport (FCO), Florence-Peretola Airport (FLR), and Pisa International Airport (PSA).

Arrival by train

Please plan your trip to arrive at Florence train station. Paint Awake will pick you up from the train station. The pick-up is included in the price and it is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on day 1.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 180 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday April 22, 2018
Departure: Friday April 27, 2018

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