Infuse Your Spirit in Italy! (Sold out)

Sept 27 – Oct 4 2013

Would you like to be luxuriating in Tuscany on September 27th? For the past two years, I’ve been leading magical retreats with my husband in Morocco but this year we’re going to beautiful Italy! Having been three times before, I’ve put together a wonderful Italian trip filled with amazing Tuscan adventures and can’t wait to share them with you.

We have only 12 spaces available and it will be first-come, first-served with a deposit. If you are serious about joining us, email me at jayme (at) jaymebarrett (dot)com as soon as possible to secure your space. Pricing details below. Be ready to open your heart and have fun with like-minded new friends. It’s a perfect retreat for singles, girlfriends and couples. Read the fabulous details and may you be as inspired as I am!  - Jayme Barrett

Join best-selling author Jayme Barrett on her 8 day Italian Adventure to Tuscany and learn techniques to energize your body, mind, spirit, love-life and home. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, we’ll stay in ancient stone farmhouses on a Tuscan estate facing the medieval towers of San Gimignano.

You’ll eat delicious Tuscan meals amidst glorious views, relax by the beautiful pool, enjoy yoga and life enhancement classes, learn to cook traditional Italian food, and take day trips to magnificent Tuscan sites including Siena, Monteriggioni , San Gimignano, Cinque Terre on the Italian Coast and ending at Rapolano Terme, a thermal spa with natural healing waters.

Come rejuvenate and luxuriate under the Tuscan sun. Let your spirit be infused by Italian culture and discover new ways to create positive energy in your life. You’ll experience “La Dolce Vita” with like-minded new friends in one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Our Pool and View of San Gimignano

Included in Retreat Package:

  • 7 nights/8 Days Accommodations in Tuscan farmhouse
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners, 2 Lunches (including wine)
  • 5 Feng Shui & Life Enhancement Classes
  • 5 Morning Yoga Classes
  • Free Day to enjoy Tuscany
  • Private transportation on all day trips
  • Transfers to/from Poggibonsi train station

Our Retreat Estate

Our Retreat Courtyard

Additional Special Retreat Inclusions:

  • Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at our Vineyard
  • San Gimignano – Hike/Bike or Drive (6km)
  • Siena and Monteriggioni- Day Trip
  • Cinque Terre -Day Trip to the Italian Coast
  • Natural Thermal Waters – Day trip to Hot Springs Spa
  • Half-day Tuscan Cooking Class including Dinner and Wine

Famous square in Siena

A village in Cinque Terre

Optional Activities for Free Day

  • Chianti Wine Tour
  • Florence or Volterra
  • Photography Tour
  • Hot Air Ballooning or Horse-back riding
  • Relaxing/Swimming at our Farm

Thermal Spa we’re going to in Tuscany

Not included:

Flights & Train to Poggibonsi station, Trip Insurance, Tips to hotel, Yoga Mat, Airport Transfer (can be arranged)

To read and see reviews from Jayme’s 2012 Retreat in Marrakech, Morocco, click here.

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 Accommodations in Tuscany


Our ancient stone farmhouse is located on a 60 acre estate in the heart of vineyards and olive groves in the center of Chianti, about 25 km from Siena and 40 km from Florence. The accommodations are renovated Tuscan style apartments with private entrances, original vaulted ceilings and terracotta floors.

Each room is equipped with a separate bathroom, shower and hairdryer. The apartments have a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator and TV. You’ll enjoy spectacular views while walking through the private wine and olive vineyards, from your private courtyard and the large swimming pool. Both single and shared rooms are available as is free Wi-Fi.

Meals 

Every morning you will be served breakfast at our farmhouse, along with two lunches and six dinners included in the retreat. We’ll be enjoying typical Tuscan-style, healthy food including fruit, veggies, salads, cheeses, sandwiches, pasta, roasted chicken & fish, beverages, wine and dessert.  You will also learn how to make Italian dishes during our half-day Tuscan cooking class.

Feng Shui/Life Enhancement Classes with Jayme Barrett

Jayme Barrett’s feng shui and life enhancement classes will be held at our farmhouse and some will be given on location during our outings. You will learn how to: 1) energize your spaces for health, wealth and love 2) use inner feng shui to harmonize your mind, body and spirit 3) employ manifestation techniques to bring your goals into reality and 4) integrate the beauty of Italian culture, architecture and spirituality in your daily life. All classes are optional. If you would like a private feng shui consultation with Jayme during the retreat, let Jayme know beforehand.

Yoga Classes with Beth Graham – All levels welcome!

You’ll enjoy five morning yoga classes with Beth Graham of Simply Yoga in Baltimore, MD.  She beautifully integrates all yoga levels into the practice. If it’s warm, we’ll practice outside surrounded by the beautiful countryside.

Weather

The weather in Tuscany during late September and early October is beautiful.  It averages low to mid 70’s Fahrenheit during the day and high 50s to low 60s at night.

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PAYMENT, DEPOSIT & REGISTRATION – Limited to 12 participants

September 27 – October 4 2013

Deposit: $850 (non-refundable) when place in workshop is confirmed.

Balance due: July 26, 2013

• Single Occupancy: $2,550 (Full/Queen bed)

• Double Occupancy: $2,350 per person (Twin beds or Queen if sharing bed)

(Payment Options: We accept Cash, Checks, Money Orders and PayPal. If you use a debit or credit card through PayPal, there will be an additional 4% fee.)

To complete your reservation, we require you to sign and return an: “Acknowledgement of Risk, Release and Indemnity.” This form includes additional terms and conditions of travel, including limitations of obligations to you. This document will be sent to you after you have paid your initial deposit and your place in the workshop has been confirmed. Please read it carefully. The document must be completed, signed and returned to us. Our receipt of the completed and signed form will finalize your reservation.

**If the Euro is higher than 1.30 USD to every Euro at the time of final payment, some adjustments will be made to the final price.

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Retreat Leaders: 
Jayme

Jayme Barrett – Author of the best-selling book “Feng Shui Your Life,” Jayme is a leading expert on Life Enhancement and Feng Shui, specializing in techniques for personal fulfillment, prosperity and integrated health. Jayme regularly shares her passion for inspired living in her writings for Whole Living, MindBodyGreen, Self Magazine, Health, Elle, Parents, Redbook and many more. In addition to feng shui consulting for individuals, companies, hotels and spas, Jayme leads lifestyle workshops worldwide. She has appeared in home-design segments for NBC, HGTV, Style Network, and E! Entertainment.

Jayme’s husband, Zouhir will be co-leading this retreat with her. Together, Jayme and Zouhir have led two incredible retreats in Morocco. Click to see the highlights of their 2012 Marrakech retreat with videos from participants. In addition, check out Jayme and Zouhir’s natural skin/body/hair care line, Zweena Argan Beauty Elixirs, based on organic argan oil from Berber women’s cooperatives in Morocco, visit www.zweenabodycare.com.

Yoga Teacher – Beth House Graham

Beth discovered the benefits of yoga after a car accident and neck injury 20 years ago.  Along with pain relief, she also experienced stress reduction, better sleep and weight loss. Beth began teaching in 1997 in the Iyengar tradition and has completed Power Vinyasa training as well. She has fused these two styles into a practice that flows with a strong foundation on alignment of the body and teaches 15 classes a week. Beth lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband Scott of 25 years and her three children.

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Travel and Flights to Italy 

You will be responsible for booking your own travel and flights. 

Participants from the United States will need to fly on September 26 in order to get to Italy on September 27th for the start of the retreat. Our welcome orientation will start at 5pm so you can arrive anytime before then.

The two closest airports to our estate in Poggibonsi (25km from Siena) are the Florence (FLR) and Pisa (PSA) airports. Both are between 1 to 1.5 hours away. You may also fly into Rome which is about 3 hours away. You can take a train to Poggibonsi from any airport. We will arrange the transfer from the Poggibonsi station to our estate.

If you’d rather be picked up at the Florence or Pisa airport, it can be arranged in advance for an additional $35.

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Medical Issues and Travel Insurance

No immunizations are necessary for Italy. If you have any medical issue that will require professional care while on your trip, you must bring and be responsible for all necessary items and treatments related to your condition. It is strongly recommended that you obtain medical and dental insurance that will cover the cost of any medical or dental assistance you may require during your trip. Before travelling with Jayme Barrett, we strongly recommend you review your personal insurance and health insurance to ensure you have coverage appropriate to meet your needs, and the needs of your family and dependants, in case of any loss of property or illness, injury or death.

Insurance: The trip price does not include any insurance coverage, and Jayme Barrett strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to protect your trip investment in the event of medical emergencies, lost bags, a cancelled trip or any other unforeseen trip or pre-trip related event. You can get travel insurance including medical through www.worldnomads.com, www.csatravelprotection.com or call your travel agent.

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Cancellation Policies: 

 • Your deposit is non-refundable. Full payment is required within 60 days of departure. Cancellation from 60 days prior to 45 days prior: cancellation fee is 50% of total trip cost per person. The trip is nonrefundable inside of 45 days. If a replacement is secured, travelers will get a refund less $250.00.

• If you wish to cancel the trip outside of 45 days, a written cancellation request is necessary. No refund for unused portions of the retreat, including but not limited to, missed meals, hotel nights and sightseeing.

Cancellation by Jayme Barrett: Jayme Barrett reserves the right to cancel the trip at any time for any reason, including if there are too few participants, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of travelers is judged by Jayme Barrett in her sole discretion to be compromised. In such cases, a refund of payments received by Jayme Barrett shall constitute full and final settlement. Jayme Barrett is not responsible for any loss incurred on account of non-refundable or non-transferable air tickets. If there is an official warning regarding travel to Italy, you will receive a full refund.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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QUESTIONS AND BOOKING – Sold out

If you have any questions about this retreat and/or would like to sign up, email  jayme (at) jaymebarrett (dot)com as soon as possible to secure your spot. We will send you a registration form as soon as your place is confirmed. You can pay your deposit by check or below with Paypal.

To send in your deposit of $850 now, click below to pay with PayPal (4% fee is added). Please also email Jayme with your information. She will then send you out a registration form.

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Email: jayme (at) jaymebarrett (dot)com