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"Sweet Alchemy"

in Tuscany, Italy

October 4-11, 2024

An intimate retreat for 8 - 10 Women

$3695  - 8 days 7 nights 

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Unwind in the unspoiled  Tuscany - Lunigiana, a land with magical scenarios near Cinque Terre. Immerse yourself in a hamlet nestled in nature and fill your eyes with the beauty of Tuscany. Wake up with bird songs and the pleasant sound of water flowing at the fountain in a 5th century village where time seems to stand still.


"Borgo di Quarazzana"


This unique setting offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking to unwind and regenerate in an authentic and magical scenario. Immerse yourself in Italian culture, traditional food, history, beauty, and a breathtaking landscape. 

Borgo di Quarazzana is a tiny hamlet with breathtaking views of Alpi Apuane. This magnificent 5th century house was restored in a conservative way leaving original stone walls. The building has a unique atmosphere and is incredibly charming. It is nestled in verdant nature and near to a natural waterfall, castles, and the seaside of Cinque Terre and Golfo dei Poeti.

Feel the powerful grounding of the Apuan Alps.  Breathe in the smells of the natural forest while listening to the rustle of leaves moving in the wind. Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine and explore with open eyes the beauty of Tuscany. 

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Join us on a journey of self-discovery and become an alchemist.


Alchemy is a spiritual process of inner work and transformation. In healing our fears, false beliefs, and lack of self-love , we free the inner parts of ourselves and experience true liberation.


Remember all the beauty that is you because of all that came before you.

We carry both gifts and wounds from our ancestral line. In this retreat, we will magnify the gifts and begin to release and heal the wounds so you can fully embrace your inner light and every aspect of life.

  • Uncover a treasure house within.

  • Imagine being able to trust your intuition and act from a strong inner knowing in all aspects of your life.

  • Visualize feeling so deeply rooted and connected with yourself and others that you are unshakeable.

  • Heal generational trauma and embrace strengths that you didn’t know existed.

  • Connect with ancestral wisdom, both yours and others.

  • Trust your inner knowing and connect with your higher self.

  • Identify, release, and heal blocks to having what you want and heal them on a soul level.

  • Claim a renewed sense of purpose, direction, and passion.

  • Release self-illusions and trust the unfoldment of life.

  • Learn how to embrace La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) and embrace peace no matter what is going on around you. 


This retreat is experiential and transformational, facilitated self-development but unlike any self-development course or retreat you have ever attended. This experience offers genuine tools and processes combined with a variety of practices that can support and deepen your experience of personal reconnection and homecoming; but what makes this retreat different to most is that your journey home to self is guided and safely held by a professional experienced psychotherapist Lisa Angelini.

Lisa is bringing her life's passion for women's self-empowerment and self-actualization to you in a gentle but powerful retreat.  In the safety and support of our intimate group, you will be guided through unique experiences and sacred ceremonies designed to assist in the unfolding and emergence of your true authenticity, recovering the deepest hidden treasures you hold within and making them available to every aspect of your being for growth, support and true self-love.


Your inner journey is balanced with restorative practices and techniques including meditation, nature connection, movement, time for journaling and personal time so you can assimilate your experience.


This is time out from your routine and the demands of your life. The retreat is your gift to yourself, a time to reconnect to your authentic self, to recharge, to remember and embrace all aspects of yourself, truly a home coming.

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Tuscany offers a serene and picturesque environment that is conducive to spiritual reflection and growth. It’s beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills, vineyards, and ancient villages, provide a tranquil setting for this experience. The region's rich cultural heritage, historical sites, and spiritual landmarks, such as medieval churches and monasteries, offer opportunities for exploration and connection with the area's deep-rooted spiritual traditions.  Tuscany provides a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and spiritual heritage, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a meaningful and transformative retreat experience. It is the ideal place to remember the beauty that is you and all that came before you.

Authentic Tuscan Cooking Class

One of the highlights of our retreat will be a cooking class with Tuscan cook Illaria Bacherini who learned how to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine from her grandmother in Florence. She now provides special experiences teaching others.


We will also include excursions to satisfy your sense of adventure and wonder.

We will visit Florence, Cinque Terre, Fivizzano, Castello della Verrucola and more.


Florence is renowned for its stunning Renaissance architecture, art masterpieces like Michelangelo's David, and iconic landmarks such as the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. It's a city rich in history, culture, and culinary delights, making it a top destination for travelers worldwide.


Cinque Terre is a picturesque coastal area in Italy, comprised of five colorful villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. These villages are perched along the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera, connected by hiking trails and scenic train rides. Visitors flock to Cinque Terre for its stunning scenery, hiking opportunities, fresh seafood, and charming atmosphere.


Fivizzano is a small town located in the province of Massa-Carrara, in the northern part of Tuscany, Italy. It is known for its historic center, which features medieval architecture, narrow streets, and ancient walls. The town also hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, attracting visitors interested in experiencing authentic Tuscan culture. Additionally, Fivizzano is surrounded by beautiful countryside, offering opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and exploring the nearby Apuan Alps.


Verrucola dei Bosi, also known as Castello della Verrucola, is a medieval castle located in Fivizzano, Tuscany, Italy. It sits atop a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside and is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and commanding views. The castle dates back to the 12th century and has undergone various renovations and expansions over the centuries. Today, it serves as a cultural and historical landmark, occasionally hosting events, exhibitions, and guided tours for visitors interested in learning about its rich history and architectural significance.


Your free day holds opportunities for rest and adventure.

You can choose to stay at the house for quiet time, and relaxation. The atmosphere that reigns in the small village brings the body and spirit back to the essence of nature that surrounds you. You may decide to take a forest walk or many other beautiful local walks. Consider a visit to the national park or explore the town of Fivizzano further. Many points of interest are easily accessible by train. You can visit Pisa to view the famous Leaning Tower, the beautiful towns of Lucca, Golfo di Poeti, Tellaro , other ancient coastal villages. There will be more information provided in your information packet after registration.


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Marli R.




Coming here I had no idea what to expect and I really had moments of wanting to cancel. Once I got here it took me a moment to relax, but once I did the experience was an incredible journey. It left me loving women, feeling peace, feeling loved, feeling joy. There is something so profound about this experience and I very much hope to join Sarah and Lisa in July of 2019.  ~ Teresa, D, Yamhill,  Oregon

"Lisa's Awakened Feminine Retreat in Scotland was the best gift I have ever given to my spiritual self. This was the first time I had ever traveled solo, no friends or family. Upon arriving in Scotland, I met other incredible women there who were ready to go on the same adventure as me. The retreat gave me an opportunity to travel and meet new people, all while discovering I am a strong independent woman who is capable of breaking free of insecurities. Not only did the retreat teach me about self-worth and self-healing, it also taught me how amazing and breathtaking Scotland really is. When you breathe that morning Scottish air and you meet their wonderful people, I guarantee you will come to adore and appreciate such gorgeous country.  I highly recommend this retreat to any woman who is ready to go on an adventure and learn about themselves more in depth. Your spiritual-self will thank you!" ~ Cynthia A. 

This retreat was inspiring and has opened my heart. I would strongly encourage coming to Scotland and making life changing experiences with Lisa and Sarah. I feel I am leaving this place a happier and stronger woman.  ~ Misty K., Scottsdale, AZ


As a professional woman and mother, I realized I was having to live a masculine role at work and a feminine role at home. Always feeling torn about my roles, who I was , and who I should be. The Awakened Feminine Retreat helped me bring all these different roles together. through connection with nature, spirit and bonding with women,  was able to heal at deep levels. I left the retreat with peace, confidence and a connection to myself and others that I feel I could not have gotten any place else. This is a retreat for all women searching to connect and heal their inner self. ~ Jennifer R., Scottsdale, AZ

During the retreat I could feel my stress melting. Being away from routines helped to keep me immersed in the work. I felt very free to BE… just be. I felt very comfortable to be open and vulnerable. My heart and feelings were always protected. I felt safe to investigate my inner self. I found a peace of mind I was able to bring home with me and keep in my daily life. I seem to approach issues with a more calm state of mind and more personal balance.  ~ Jessica B.

The Awakened Feminine Retreat was a wonderful experience for bonding with other women and re-connecting with the strength that is uniquely feminine. The retreat offered a combination of exercises to explore personal experiences of life and growing up as a woman in our society, as well as opportunities for seeing the historical and mystical sites of Scotland. I personally tapped into areas that were previously unexplored and examined my role as a woman in my family and in society from a different angle. While I had an awareness that there was something below the surface that needed deeper exploration, the retreat enhanced that awareness and has led me to seek new methods to delve deeper. The combination of feminine spiritual work in ethereal surroundings provided an atmosphere that allowed both sensitive and peaceful awakening. ~ Marli R.


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Lisa Angelini, MAPC, LPC, ACHT

Lisa Angelini has a passion for empowering women to release the inauthentic patterns that keep them from realizing their true self-worth, gifts, talents, joy, and life-purpose. Through her own spiritual journey, she learned the value of utilizing her inherent feminine energy, both gentle and strong, to break through behavioral barriers and connect with the divine essence within. She feels an undeniable calling to assist other women in clearly recognizing and accessing their own energy and wisdom for a deep healing experience that can be used again and again.

With a unique combination of directness and sensitivity, compassion and humor, Lisa weaves her formal training as a Psychotherapist with her knowledge of Shamanic universal wisdom, creating a profound experiential process to unlock the power of the subconscious mind for healing and change. Lisa has the ability to help you re-connect to your divine self, releasing blocks that no longer serve you and replacing them with effective strategies to tap into your spirit and move forward confidently along life’s path.

In addition to offering national and international retreats, Lisa is a trained facilitator of Wild Women Project Moon Circles and offers these experiences to cultivate sisterhood and community both locally and globally.


For two decades Lisa has been assisting others to claim their best life as a life coach, holistic psychotherapist, energy practitioner and spiritual teacher. She has worked at some of the leading mental health facilities in the world and has served celebrity clientele as well as the homeless. She has been trained by leaders in the field of psychology, coaching and spirituality.

Lisa offers on-site intensives, individual or group counseling and coaching sessions at her Scottsdale, Arizona office, and web-based or phone consultation.


Full Retreat Fee $3695

Excludes airfare
$500 non refundable deposit

Make scheduled payments

Pay full fee by March 15, 2024 - receive $150 discount

Full Retreat Fee due by July 1, 2024

ZELLE, Wire Transfer and Credit Card Accepted.

A 4% credit card processing fee will be added when using a credit card.

Fees are subject to current exchange rate, charged in USD







Why retreat?

The purpose of retreat is to temporarily leave behind the usual distractions we all face for a period of time. You have access to all of your energies which are often thinned and watered down due to multiple responsibilities and relationships. On retreat, the focus is on you and this allows for profound revelations and inner change.

There are plenty of reasons not to take time for yourself. Some may be: "I have too much work to do." "It's out of my comfort zone." "It's a little scary." "I can't afford it." Retreats are highly successful modalities to facilitate healthy change and personal growth. Self-care and connection with others away from the busyness of everyday life allows one to focus and embrace healing processes in a profound way. Traveling to a destination marks the spiritual journey, a pilgrimage to the sacred self.

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