Christian Meditation Retreat in Italy

Le Pianore Monticello Amiata, Province of Grosseto, Italy

Jun 15 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 21
Christian Meditation Retreat in Italy
Le Pianore Monticello Amiata, Province of Grosseto, Italy


$1450
Jun 15 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 21

About this trip

We have a few spaces left! 


Have you been contemplating joining us for the Italy Christian Meditation Retreat? If so, it's still not too late!

10 REASONS TO COME! Here are Tentative Retreat Topics:


1. Are you confusing Success with Fulfillment?

2. The Root of All Fear & Addictions and How to Eliminate Them.
3. Creating and Maintaining a Spiritual Self-Care Routine.
4. Slowing Down- How to Create a Minimalist Lifestyle for Greater Spiritual and Personal Development.
5. Is Your Life Built on Distractions that are Hindering your Inward Development & Spiritual Progress?
6. Taming the Mind & Managing Your Emotions.

7. Keeping Your Heart Open
8. Plus Learn a Variety of Christian Meditation Techniques Along with Daily Practice.
9. Additional group activities include: Making Jesus meditation prayer beads and creating your own Spiritual Healing and Manifesting Journal.
10. There's also lots of free time for contemplation, reflection, personal meditation, time with God, quiet time, and exploration.

If these topics sound like what you need, then you want to register now. 



SEE VIDEO ABOUT TRIP AND TO ANSWER COMMON QUESTIONS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_eWC_f95xI&t=53s  (also read updated information below)


Christian Meditation Retreat - Italy 2019

Retreat Dates: June 15-22, 2019

Spend 8 Days, 7 Nights in Monticello Amiata, Italy! 

Retreat Hosting Site: Le Pianore 

Learn more here: http://www.lepianore.it/en/


Are you ready to start or deepen your Christian meditation practice? If so, you’ll love this Christian meditation retreat! In the beautiful country of Italy you’ll spend time connecting with God with other like-minded believers. Come and break free from the distractions and busyness of life where you can relax, release, and reset your life. You’ll also enjoy Christ-centered yoga and variety of other activities to transform your heart and nurture your spirit. We all need extended times to get away, clear our minds, and dwell in God’s presence. Come for the adventure of a lifetime! Join us in June at the Le Pianore Villas in Monticello Amiata, Italy! Hope to see you there!


What you can expect daily: 


Guided Christian meditations – Calm your mind and bring every thought under the authority of Christ.
Christ-Centered yoga classes – These gentle yoga classes promote strength, relaxation, and flexibility and include prayer and scripture.
Daily meals  – Fresh, healthy, and life-sustaining meais.
Workshops – You’ll attend daily workshops that will transform your life and your relationship with God.


What’s Included in Price:

  1. Retreat lodging and scheduled meals (at retreat center).
  2. Transportation from hotel or airport (in Rome) to and from retreat (see details below).
  3. Daily Workshops, Guided meditation, and yoga.

Extras: (Not included in price of retreat)

  • Additional transportation, group tours and excursions.
  • Flight to and from Italy
  • Any hotel stays
  • Any meals outside of the retreat center
  • Massages and other self-care services

Prices for this retreat are incredibly affordable and include lodging, meals, and workshops. Price does not include airfare. Pricing for travel to and from retreat from Rome is included as long as you arrive at designated point by departure times (see below); otherwise, you will need to provide own transportation to retreat center. 


**PAYMENT PLANS:  (No Longer Available; must make full payment) 


Travel Insurance: Please order individually.


Retreat Transportation & Travel dates:  Busses will leave from Rome Airport or hotel on Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. You will need to arrive PRIOR to last bus to get complimentary transportation to retreat center.


If that is not possible, due to flight times,  I recommend flying into Rome FCO at least one day ahead of the retreat (June 14), spending the night and then meeting at a designated location to take private busses to the retreat center. Many of us will be staying at the Hello Rome Hostel.


 In addition, it may also be necessary to fly out of Italy  the day AFTER the retreat (June 23) to account for travel time from retreat center to airport. Transportation will be provided from the retreat center to Rome on June 22, leaving about 9 a.m. arriving at airport between 11 a.m. - noon.




For More information call Rhonda at 916-529-9854.


Refund Policy

Full payment due at time of booking. There are no refunds.  Highly recommended that you obtain travel insurance.

Testimonials

"I truly enjoyed the retreat in Canafistual, Costa Rica. The accommodations were perfect for a Christian yoga and meditation retreat. Our host, Rhonda Jones was extremely hospitable and gracious. I really enjoyed the meditation sessions. I would recommend others to take part in Rhonda’s retreats." - Yvonne Evans, Sacramento, CA


"First off Rhonda I want to compliment you on the wonderful week in Costa Rica. I didn’t have any preconceived notions about what we would be doing. pretty much yoga. I’m a newbie on that and meditation. Well with my mind always flying around it’s a challenge, but you really are a fabulous guide!!! I found the retreat one of The softest sweetest personal journeys I’ve ever been on. I was able to chase day-to-day living out of my mind and focus on further getting to know my inner self. This requires you to really leave your normal circumstances and that’s what a retreat does to create this type of environment where you are able to really do some work deep down inside. Personally it also was very rewarding to realize that anger hardly has a place in my heart. I’m thankful for you; your knowledge and skills and ability with self-discovery and the meditation with the spirit and the yoga." - Sue Lena, Retired, Sacramento, CA


"I am so excited about this weekend, the tools that were given, the new friends I’ve made, the beauty if Gods creations, and all the wonderful organic food I have enjoyed! With the blessing of the retreat and tools, I feel I have a new responsibility to put them to use and pray for the Holy Spirit to keep reminding me of them." - Lucy, AL

A Few More Details:

Updated Retreat Page:


Soon after registration, you will have access to the ongoing retreat update page. Here, using text and videos I will keep you up to date regarding the retreat and anything you need to know. You will receive an email notification anytime new information is added.


Can Men Come?


Yes men do and can come to God Getaway Retreats. Some come with spouses and others alone.  Don't worry, you will feel right at home, promise.


Coming Alone?


No problem,  many people do. You may come as a stranger but you will bond with a loving and supporting family and tribe and make many new friendships. 


Your Italy Retreat Narrative

Your Italy Trip Narrative


I want to give you a retreat narrative so you can have an idea of what to expect when you arrive in Italy.  Please keep this in mind when planning the trip. 


Once you arrive in Rome you'll either:


Option # 1- (If a day early- June 14) Check-in to reserved hostel or hotel of your choice (not included in retreat price)  where you will spend the night and meet up with other retreaters on June 15 and via chartered bus, we'll all  head to the Le Pianore Retreat Center in Southern Tuscany, about a 2-hour trip. Just more time to sightsee, get to know one another, and pinch yourself that you’re actually here. 


If you'd like to reserve one of the June 14 hostel spots available, please see additional $60 addon. I only have 12 spots that are available on a first come first serve basis.


Option # 2- (Arriving day of- June 15) You'll be picked up at airport by one of chartered busses leaving at either 1, 2 or 3 p.m. 


Once we arrive, you’ll check into your room, get situated, relax, and meet later for dinner before heading to the meeting area for our first retreat gathering.


During Retreat...


You’ll enjoy workshops, guided meditation, excursions, rest, relaxation, time with God, and fellowship with other retreaters. See the tentative schedule for more details. 


At the End of the Retreat...


On the last day of the retreat (June 22), at checkout, we will all gather together to take the bus back to Rome around 9:00 a.m. reaching Rome around 11:00 a.m.- noon.  When scheduling your return flight, please give yourself enough time to make flights and allow for traffic.


PLEASE NOTE, You may decide to stay in Rome an extra night and book flight for the NEXT day or June 23. This will give you plenty of time to get to your destination and make your flight.  However, if you can book a flight late enough in the afternoon or evening, it may be possible to take flight the same day (June 22). 


Post Retreat Activities: Some attendees will be staying 2-3 extra days to explore Rome and Florence. See more information on Retreat Update Page after registering. 


Please get travel insurance!


I hope this information provides more clarity. I will also add this to the retreat page.


If you haven't already. Please join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203338500328689/?ref=br_rs 


Blessings,


Rhonda Jones


Any questions, please call at 916-529-9854. Leave a message and I'll return your call. 


Tentative Retreat Schedule

Saturday (Arrival to Retreat)

1:00-3:00 P.M.- Catch one of our 3-busses from Rome (FCO) airport to the retreat center. Get settled into your room and relax. You may need to fly into Rome a day early if your is later than our bus transportation times. We can make you a reservation at nearby hostel with us early birds. 

6:30- p.m.- Dinner

7:00- Evening gathering, overview and get acquainted

                                       ***

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: (At the Center)

7:00 – Quiet Time/ Tea or Coffee

8:00- Christ Centered Yoga Practice

9:30-  Breakfast

10:30- Guided Meditation, Praise & Worship and Workshop: All workshops focus on Christian meditation and its techniques and instruction, establishing or deepening an authentic practice, tools for healing inner hurts and wounds, maintaining peace of mind, and eliminating stress along with guided practice.

12:30- Lunch

1:30 – 5:00- Personal, Activity, and Reconnect Time

(Afternoon activities include: personal alone time, self-healing assignments, walking, exploring, and/or self-care and relaxation activities.

5:30 – Guided Christian Meditation

6:00- Healing Circles: All workshops focus on Christian meditation and its techniques and instruction, establishing or deepening an authentic practice, tools for healing inner hurts and wounds, maintaining peace of mind, and eliminating stress along with guided practice.

7:00- Dinner

8:30-  Evening Activity: Gentle Candle-light Yoga, Soaking in God’s Spirit, Praise Flags Worship, Prayer Circle, etc.


Tuesday and Thursday 

7:00 – Quiet Time/ Tea or Coffee

8:00- Christ Centered Yoga Practice

9:30-  Breakfast

10:30- Guided Meditation, Praise & Worship and Workshop: All workshops focus on Christian meditation and its techniques and instruction, establishing or deepening an authentic practice, tools for healing inner hurts and wounds, maintaining peace of mind, and eliminating stress along with guided practice.

12:00 p.m.Tentative Tuesday excursion: Cities of Pitigliano and Sovana (optional)

12:00 p.m.: Tentative Thursday excursion: Piezna and San Filippo Hot Springs (optional)

7:00- Dinner

8:30-  Evening Activity: Gentle Candle-light Yoga, Soaking in God’s Spirit, Praise Flags Worship, Prayer Circle, etc.

Sunday: (Departing from Retreat)

By bus, we will leave retreat center to Rome around 9a.m.  Please book flight for evening or next day, to assure making it to airport on time. This is discussed further on our retreat page once you register.

We have planned a 3-day post retreat itineary for those desiring to stay longer and explore more of Italy together. Once you sign up, you'll learn more on our Italy Retreat Page. 

What's Included in Price:

  1. Retreat lodging and scheduled meals (at retreat center).
  2. Transportation from Rome to the retreat center, if using designated busses at designated times. 
  3. Daily Workshops, Guided meditation, and yoga.

Extras: (Not included in price of retreat)

  • Additional transportation, group tours and excursions.
  • Flight to and from Italy
  • Any meals outside of the retreat center
  • Massages and other self-care services

What’s included

  • Meditation
    Christ-centered meditation
  • Yoga
    Christ-centered Yoga Practice
  • Meals
    Daily meals
  • Workshops
    Daily workshops to transform your life
  • Accommodations
    8 days 7 nights at Le Pianore
  • Airfare and Insurance
    Flights to/from Rome, Pisa, Florence, Perugia and travel insurance.

Available Packages

Yurt Accommodations for Female Only
Sold Out

One space available for dog-friendly female.  This is a service dog. The Yurt is really cute but separate from the main villa.  See pictures here: Yurt Pic 1,  Yurt Pic 2, Yurt Pic 3

$1350
Double Room for Male
only 1 left

Double-Room Occupancy for retreat (Male Only.). You will be sharing room with another male. Includes shared room, meals, and transportation to and from the retreat center. Does not include airfare. All payment due by April 15, 2019.

$1450
$1450

Double Room for Male
Past Trip

Itinerary

Saturday Arrival
Settling In

Checking in, relaxing, supper, introduction to retreat, and getting to know you activities. 

Who’s Going


  • PR
    Patricia Rose
    I am so looking forward to getting out of the city and to a quiet place : )
    Jun 06, 2019
  • SS
    Susan Sharpton
    Hi Rhonda, I just registered and I am looking sooo forward to this. - Susan (from Idaho)
    Apr 02, 2019
  • CP
    Conrad Pruitt
    Hi Rhonda, I am looking forward to see everyone from the last retreat again.
    Jan 11, 2019
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Your Organizer


RJ
Rhonda Jones
Join host Rhonda Jones for Getaway with God Christian retreats. She is the creator of The Christian Meditator website and has produced over 25 Christ-Centered Meditation and Affirmations recordings. She is the author of the Help Me God Change My Life Program and has taught Christian meditation since 2005 through her Cds, courses, workshops, articles, and retreats. Learn how Christian meditation helped her overcome years of depression.