“To penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery–back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.”
– D.H. Lawrence
The rolling countryside of Tuscany, the birthplace of the Etruscan civilization, remains a visual and emotional testament to this mysterious ancient culture. In addition to its world-renowned food, wine, history and art, Tuscany is also a mystical landscape of scenic vistas, deep forests, natural hot springs, and sparkling coastline. It is a natural, restful place of healing, power and spaciousness.
Join Debby Fleming and Rachel Ford on a nourishing week in Italy, where we will undertake a sacred reclamation of personal power, intuition and wisdom while connecting with the powerful earth medicine of the Tuscan land and culture. Your Souldust Guides will lead you on a deep, intuitive journey of body, mind & soul that includes daily workshops, movement & meditation, and unique cultural experiences and excursions. You will return home refreshed and inspired.
The call to Tuscany…
Deep in the dust, scattered throughout the rolling curves of Tuscany, is the buried wisdom of nature and the memory of the earth supporting and nurturing humanity. Against this intensely beautiful setting you will reconnect with your innate being and achieve a bone deep confidence in actualizing the existence you were meant to live.
You have been gifted a powerful feminine wisdom, and at any moment you can awaken it at will. When that happens, you awaken to the limitless potentials, but can also feel overwhelmed by their magnitude. You may feel a chasm between the reality of life and the possibilities you sense for yourself. Maybe you reach for change, but are feeling:
- Excited by breakthroughs, but dismayed when a pattern resurfaces
- Too exhausted to make progress, depleted by life’s demands
- Unsupported and alone, despite having good friends in your life
- Frustrated and confused by the gap between reality and the dream
What steps do we take to fully realize our potential and tap into this intuitive power?
Souldust Tuscany is for the woman who wants to…
- Awaken her personal power and gain a direct line to her intuition
- Understand and clear karmic patterns and baggage, making space for new possibilities and potential
- Connect more deeply with her spirit self and pure feminine energy
Stop searching outside of yourself for answers. If you have a yearning to heal deeply, experience the beauty of accepting your feminine power, and confidently walk forward with grace, strength, and a knowing of what is possible, then Souldust Tuscany is the place for you…
What you will experience…
Day 1, we arrive at Podere Patrignone, a working organic olive farm estate located in the famous Chianti, Tuscany region. Each guest will be checked in to her own room+bath, in either the Villa or one of the apartments, and then have free time to become acquainted with the property.
That night, we will gather to connect with one another and ground ourselves for the week’s journey, kicking off with a Prosecco toast at sunset on the outdoor terrace looking over the Tuscany valley, followed by a delicious 4-course homemade meal.
The first two full days focus on releasing karmic “sludge,” clearing a path and making space for drawing upon intuition and wisdom.
Day 2 opens with optional movement (typically yoga) + meditation. This practice will be available every morning during our time together, followed by an amazing breakfast bar of homemade baked goods and local fare. We then begin our journey, starting with an exploration of karmic lessons and healing. We learn the differences between karma and dharma, and delve into recognizing negative karmic cycles, programs and patterns, as well as understanding strengths and powers that we may be underutilizing.
Day 3 will move into actively clearing away karmic patterns and relationships that are no longer beneficial, and calling in our innate strengths to this lifetime. Throughout the retreat, we will support our learning by connecting with the earth and water offerings of the gorgeous land we’ll be staying on.
Light lunches are served both days at Patrignone — one will also include a private olive oil tasting with Patrignone’s entertaining owner, Simon! Later each day, we will venture out to historical Tuscan cities, including the famous medieval walled town San Gimignano, and the nearby Castellina in Chianti. There will be time to explore these quaint towns, followed by authentic Italian dinners.
Mid-week, we transition from the deep clearing work to calling in our power, by engaging in a day of adventure and integration.
Day 4 begins with a fun, light workshop to meet your spirit guide or power animal, calling in an energetic ally who can help you claim your wisdom. We then head to one of Italy’s loveliest medieval cities, Siena. Our visit is on the famous weekly market day, a massive street market selling everything under the (Tuscan) sun. You will have time to explore the market, as well as participate in a guided tour of the Siena sights.
After lunch in Siena and a last peek at the market on our way out, we travel to Setriolo, a small family-run winery. At the winery, there will be a private tour and wine tasting with the winemaker, Susanna, and possibly the opportunity to spend time in the vineyards. A light dinner will be served back at Patrignone, with a quiet evening to relax after a long day.
The last two full days focus on claiming our natural feminine intuition, our “womb wisdom.”
Day 5, we start with the differences between mind intelligence and heart or womb intelligence, and how to actively use the womb to connect with intuition in a powerful way. In the afternoon, we visit a spa reserved exclusively for our group, located in an ancient grotto under one of the medieval towns, Radda in Chianti. Here we meditate and relax further into this womb energy and body intuition. The spa experience will be followed by a quick wander around Radda plus dinner in town, before returning to Patrignone.
Day 6 is where it all comes together. We engage in a fun creative practice for connecting to womb energy, as well as going more deeply into understanding this innate power and how to work with it to find our truth. The afternoon will be a relaxed integration of learning with some optional activities such as a hike to castle ruins in the nearby forest. Our last night together will be celebrated with an unforgettable Tuscan banquet, and then we will end with ritual and practice to return home with what has been gained throughout the week.
Day 7 will close with final morning movement, meditation and breakfast, and a last gathering for hugs and good-byes before we head out, whether to airports or other travel destinations.
Throughout the retreat, we will also use daily energetic practices.
Each day, we will practice clearing chakras to connect with our higher self and energy, providing a clear foundation on which to do this rich work. We will also engage in intuitive journaling practices, using art, dreamwork and writing to support the experience. And, as we explore Tuscany, we will practice integrating the recognition of patterns and the use of intuitive wisdom into daily activity.
There will also be a limited number of private sessions available for one-on-one karmic or other healing work with Debby, for an additional cost. These sessions will be booked at the retreat, as time permits.
More about Podere Patrignone
Podere Patrignone is a beautiful 14th Century farm estate or ‘podere’ which has been lovingly restored. Set on top of its own hill reached by a long, winding private road through 150 acres of forest, olives and vines, it has uninterrupted 360 degree views over the Tuscan landscape below. It is the perfect setting for our retreat experience, offering a restful home base with plenty of nooks and crannies to relax, reflect and unwind. The moment you step on to the land, you can feel its ancient power beneath your feet.
It has nearby walking trails, a lovely pool overlooking the valley, a peaceful Koi pond in the cooling shade of cypress trees, and a large terrace where you can sit with a glass of wine and watch amazing sunsets over the towers of San Gimignano and the snow-capped Apennine mountain range on the horizon.
Given its long life, Patrignone’s farmhouse and buildings have been added to by successive contadini (tenant farmers). This gives each living space its own special qualities and character. Our group will have full run of Patrignone, and everyone will have a private room + bath, either in the 7-bedroom villa or in one of five apartments. Tucked away from civilization, nights are pure and quiet, and old stone buildings with comfortable beds make for deeply restful, restorative sleep.
More about the cuisine
The Tuscany region is renowned for its plentiful food and drink utilizing locally grown, fresh seasonal ingredients. The cuisine at Podere Patrignone, made from scratch by owner and chef extraordinaire Verity, is no exception.
Daily breakfast includes fresh home-baked bread and cakes, fresh fruit, sliced local meats & pecorino cheeses, homemade organic jams, cereals, juices, and plenty of coffee, espresso and teas. Typical “light” lunches will include antipasti, salads, fresh made pasta and fruit. Our time together will be book-ended with unforgettable dining experiences. On the night of our arrival, we will be greeted with Prosecco and nibbles at sunset on the terrace, followed by antipasti, salads, pasta and organic wine. Our final night will be a Tuscan banquet with the same, on a grander scale.
In addition to the delicious meals and special gatherings at Patrignone, we will venture out several afternoons and evenings to nearby restaurants where we can meet the locals and take pleasure in their authentic regional cooking.
All the included goodies
- 7 days, 6 nights accommodations on our gorgeous, rustic property
- Private room + bath in either the villa or a one- or two-bedroom apartment
- Exclusive use of farm premises (gathering spaces, pool, surrounding grounds)
- Daily homemade, abundant breakfast
- 3 hosted lunches + 3 hosted dinners @ Podere Patrignone
- Daily yoga/movement & meditation practice
- Daily workshops led by Guides, including any materials (see overview above)
- Local experiences, such as olive oil and wine tastings, guided tours and more
- Afternoon private (group) spa excursion
- Final Tuscan feast outdoors, under the stars
- Day trips to Siena, Castellina in Chianti and more
- Transportation, guides, and entrance fees for day trips
- Welcome goodie bag
- Invitation to a private Facebook group to connect before & after our time together
Note: Itinerary and activities are subject to change due to availability or other circumstances.
- Airfare or other transportation to/from Italy
- Transportation outside of retreat activities
- Transportation to/from Italian airports (see below)
- 2 lunches + 2 dinners, on excursion / free days
- Alcoholic beverages outside of hosted dinners
- Optional activities on excursions, such as tastings or tours
- Tips for services