Awakening Wonder and Living Joyfully in Italy: April 14-20, 2024
Awaken wonder and cultivate joyful living by connecting with like-minded individuals while experiencing the quiet, charming villages, forests, farmland, and vineyards of Italy.
Come with us to the inspiring countryside of Italy where we’ll spend a week awakening our natural wonder, curiosity, joy and enthusiasm. In an atmosphere of peaceful beauty and with the attentive help of our staff, we will have the opportunity to experience transformational mindfulness lessons and practices. We will combine talks, gentle movement, mindful meditation, writing or journaling, reflection time, and sharing with like-minded souls with amazing walks in the peaceful surroundings of old Italy, delicious meals, fabulous wine, and comfortable guest rooms.
This retreat is designed and structured to offer participants a retreat space that is comfortable and safe…as well as beautiful; one that invites exploration, sharing, laughter, and connection. We will use the days’ activities as metaphors to develop a greater sense of gratitude, awareness, awe, and joy.
To awaken wonder is to get to, or rather get back to, the essence of what it means to live fully – to be engaged and excited about whatever comes next.
Join Corey, David and Augusta on this adventure created to wake you up and make you smile!
Viterbo, Italy’s best kept secret is the beautiful location of our adventure. This dynamic retreat, which combines gentle movement practices, comfortable hiking (sauntering), and quiet time to absorb the unique experience, is staffed by experienced facilitators from the fields of medicine, psychology, and mindfulness training, local guides, and extremely helpful and gracious hosts. There’s no better place to breathe in the pure Italian countryside and stretch your limbs than in the middle of the majestic beauty of the forests, ancient dwellings, beautiful mountains, local vineyards and crystal-clear rivers.
We will begin each day with an early morning reflective practice while sipping coffee and watching the sunrise –our hotels for the week, B&B A Piazza del Gesu and B&B Via Dei Pellegrini, have views of the city and lovely central piazza. Then, after a hearty breakfast, the days activities will include lessons presented by your teachers, mindful meditation practices, guided walks along beautiful trails, and wonderful food. We’ll savor local Italian cuisine, see pasta being made traditionally and sip the local wine, a must for any Italian adventure. On a few of our days together we will trek through scenic forests and alongside 16th century sculptures made from the local stone; dine in local cafes; explore ancient cave settlements, and spend some time in Italy’s lively piazzas soaking in the surrounding culture and amazing views.
In the evening we will have the opportunity to meet for some social time, debrief the day’s events, and connect with our group as we rejuvenate our minds, bodies, and souls before enjoying lovely dinners at the many gourmet trattorias in the city center. No matter what your level of fitness or mindfulness experience, you are welcome on this active holiday experience!
This activity qualifies for 19 continuing medical education credits through the Minnesota Medical Association. It has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 19 hours of credit. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Individuals representing other professional disciplines may submit course materials to their respective professional associations for 19 hours of continuing education credit.
If have additional questions about this trip, please contact Dr. Corey Martin at Corey@BounceTravels.com
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM =$4299 per person
- Double Occupancy: At checkout, please let us know if you already have a roommate & the name of that roommate in the Additional Information section. OR if you don’t have a roommate, we would be happy to assign one for you. (Please be aware that in the unlikely circumstance that we are unable to pair you with a roommate, you will be responsible for a single occupancy rate).
SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM = $4999 per person
Single Occupancy: One person in a single occupancy room