"I was drawn to come to Amanda on a 1:1 weekend retreat. The experience included personal work, time to reflect and to enjoy beautiful Sherborne."
"I have been on the deepest journey of my soul
that simply cannot be put into words."
Experiencing a retreat is a wonderful way to explore your inner nature, go on an adventure and focus your life in positive new directions. If the experience is shared with others the support of the group can be nourishing and inspiring. Different retreat experiences are possible from hosted weekend workshops, one-to-one experiences or group retreats.
Retreats are offered in a delightful 'witchy' cottage with wild flowers in the garden in Sherborne, a key location with its ancient abbey. Here you can have a personally designed experience to include Colour and Astrology readings and guided journeys and an experience of this lively town and the mystical county of Dorset. A winter time retreat here with the cosy woodburner can be a lovely way to renew your energy and prepare for the coming year.
"Although I’m familiar with Astrology the depth and beauty Amanda brings to her work is transformative. It’s been life-changing, again! Having benefited from a couple of Amanda’s workshops I was drawn to come to her on a 1 : 1 weekend retreat to help me with a difficult relationship transition. We created an experience that included the personal work, time to reflect and to enjoy the beautiful town of Sherborne." Review from a retreat guest in Sherborne
Retreats can also be created in the green hills and vistas of Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany. This can include being met at the local train station or airport. Retreats include visits to the atmospheric hilltop towns in the area and to the nurturing hot springs. It could include a massage treatment from a gifted local therapist, a wild food walk and star-gazing! Accommodation can be in a 5 bedroom villa with a picture postcard view and peaceful setting, tucked away in the centre of town yet convenient for coffee on the square.
Healing Water Retreats are offered in Tuscany and can be arranged to take place at significant turning points in the sabbat wheel and also to coincide with heightened Astrological times.
The workshop part of the retreat usually takes place in the mornings and includes a combination of Guided Meditations, affirmations, ritual, ceremony, Colour, Astrology, oracle cards, dreamwork, gentle stretches and energy exercises. Astrology will form a major part of the workshop and we will do personal work with your own birth chart. The beautiful vibrant Colour Mirrors bottles are also here for exploration, insight and healing!
We can visit a beautiful nature spot every afternoon: a river spot with a waterfall, some natural hot springs and maybe the Mediterranean sea. Maybe we can visit the lovely village of Campiglia d’Orcia with its gorgeous fountain and panoramic vista.
There will also be time for you to retreat, rest, journal and read.
The meals will be help-yourself breakfast and healthy vegetarian lunches and dinners. The group can consist of 2 - 4 participants.
The retreat will include accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, the workshop and the visits and guided walks, and transport to and from Pisa airport.
The apartment is the top 2 floors of a large villa in a very peaceful, yet central position tucked just off the main piazza in Castel del Piano, Monte Amiata, southern Tuscany. An hour south of Siena and 2 ¼ hours south of Pisa Airport.
It has a balcony where you can have breakfast if you like and a wonderful panoramic view of the hilltop village of Montegiovi (Jupiter’s mountain) along with the sunset from the large light living room.
The all-inclusive workshop fee for a 3 night stay is £550 or for 5 nights £770. If you choose as an extra we can arrange for you to have a treatment with a sensitive and gifted massage therapist who can do a blend of massage and reflexology (and an anti-aging facial if you wish).
Here’s Sarah Impey’s feedback after the ‘Wonders of Water’ retreat:
“Although I didn’t have any expectations before my trip I was excited for the opportunity. Amanda’s wonderful retreat, ‘The Wonders of Water’ far exceeded anything I could have imagined.
I have always been only loosely drawn to Astrology, but I have always had a fascination with it. Amanda truly invites in a new and fresh way of seeing things, almost a new 5D viewpoint and a great approach to astrology.
Being met by Amanda at the airport and being dropped back was a huge decider for me in my decision to come as that can often be a deal breaker for me. Meeting us and driving us back to her home really enhances what Amanda offers showing the care and the personal touch that she gives.
I LOVE loved my room...Amanda really chose my room with care and thoughts of me in mind, I loved that. Offering me a room with the most light and a very expansive view out the window. Amanda knows I like the light and to feel free. All of the rooms were lovely, but my room was really chosen with me in mind.
Weaving astrology with the colour is very unique to Amanda. I loved this combination of providing knowledge while allowing the space for transformation.
Spending the mornings exploring colour and Astrology and then our afternoons connecting to the water was very powerful for me. It was really helpful to integrate the learning and transform any emotions that were coming up to be released.
It was so interesting to see how water is everywhere bringing a real flow to Tuscany, so many hidden spots, and especially around where Amanda lives in ‘Monte Amiata’… You can almost see how the water plays a role in transforming the land. It’s so vibrant, the colours, the shapes are so luminous, and I loved seeing the different energy in the water and how it seems to really energise and transform this area. Even my Light and Water images seemed to take on a new dimension with each different water site we visited.
Thank you so much Amanda. A wonderful, informative, nurturing and fun retreat.
I highly recommend ”
Also, do get touch if you might be interested in visiting independently. The panoramic apartment has 5 bedrooms (4 of which would be available), 3 shower rooms and 2 cloakrooms. We can also design a visit which is part hosted and part independent stay.
You can get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to express interest