A Mystical Mindfulness Journey in Umbria Italy

      Umbria, Italy

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      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
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      20 reviews
      Jun 7 - 12, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 12
      A Mystical Mindfulness Journey in Umbria Italy
      Umbria, Italy

      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
      • Email address verified
      20 reviews

      Jun 7 - 12, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

       

      Discover Soul Travel: A Simple and Soulful Retreat Experience in Umbria Italy


      Have you ever dreamt of a journey that transcends the ordinary? Welcome to the world of Soul Travel. Immerse yourself in an exclusive retreat nestled within the pristine wilderness of Umbria, where simple luxury meets soulful rejuvenation.


      Indulge in a bespoke experience meticulously designed to guide you back to your authentic self, to rediscover the essence of who you truly are. Amidst the tranquil beauty of Umbria, find alignment with profound inner peace and the whispers of your intuition. Escape the noise of everyday life as you embrace the serenity of nature, engaging in mindful and transformative practices. Here, amidst the ancient trees and gentle breezes, you'll reconnect with what truly matters, unlocking a deeper understanding of yourself, your past, and your path forward.


      Join us in cultivating a sanctuary for your soul, a haven where inner wisdom blossoms and tranquility reigns. Our curated mystical mindfulness activities and practices are tailored to help you rediscover the magic surrounding us, awakening your inner wisdom.


      Embark on this luxurious journey with us and embrace the magic that lies within and all around you. Awaken your soul's wisdom in the heart of Umbria's enchanting wilderness. Indulge in the ultimate luxury of self-discovery, and inner peace. Embrace the simple, the soulful, and joyful.

       

      Eremito

      It is a unique place, a secular hermitage where you can spend a relaxing and regenerating time, away from the noises of everyday life, in majestic isolation in front of the Unesco Biosphere Reserve.  A Conde Nast Traveler Gold LIst property for 2020, this location offers unparalleled luxury and rustic simplicity, nestled in the Umbrian valley, among acres of trees.   Here one can enjoy the new luxury of the Third Millennium, the marriage of ecology and spirituality.  


      A place close to hermitages of the fourteenth century, which today has retrieved its authentic original splendor thus becoming a place where one can regenerate oneself finding again the priorities of life that may be lost in day-to-day living. Join us in this digital detox and revel in a time where simplicity and honoring the rhythms of nature, were part of everyday living.  



      Highlights of our Italian soul travel retreat: 


      MicroMindfulness:  You will have the opportunity to explore the depths of your consciousness, gain insights, and unlock hidden potentials within you. MircoMindfulness taps into your inner calm and helps you access profound wisdom.

      Meditation and  Mystical Mindfulness: We will offer various meditation, mindfulness, and shamanic journey sessions, providing you with practical techniques and practices that connect you to a deep state of calm and intuitive awareness.

      Group Sharing and Conscious Community: Connect with other women who are on a similar journey and create a strong network of support. Share experiences, challenges, and triumphs, fostering a sense of community and understanding. Be a part of the great women's wisdom awakening.

      Nature Immersion: Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, surrounded by peaceful landscapes and serene environments. Reconnect with the world around you and find a new perspective on life. Experience silence and solitude in pristine nature. Skinny deep in a private waterfall and reclaim your connection to nature and your body. Reclaim playing outside as a path to wellness of body, mind, and spirit

       


      *** This retreat is small and intimate and there is limited availability of spots.  To reserve your spot you must place your deposit by the end of March.


      TAKE $175 OFF for coming with a friend: Code: FRIENDLOVE

      TAKE $150 OFF for return retreat member: Code: RETURNLOVE

      Club Member save $500 plus an additional $50 with code EVERGREEN

      Payments can be made over the year and broken up into 7 payments or more! 


      Who is this perfect for?

      Ideal Participants:

      1. Women Seeking Deeper Personal Growth: The retreat is tailored for women who have already explored traditional therapies and personal growth modalities but are looking for a more profound and transformative experience. You are ready for a deep dive into your soul and psyche. 
      2. Those Interested in Slow and Soulful Travel: This retreat is ideal for those who are open to and interested in slow travel and meaningful mindfulness. This retreat is designed with all the elements you need to reset your body, mind and spirit.
      3. Nature Lovers: Participants who appreciate the healing power of nature and are interested in immersing themselves in a beautiful natural environment. The retreat takes place in a location steeped in nature, perfect for those who find solace in slow and soulful living.
      4. Monastic Chic Style: People who enjoy simple and soulful accommodations and are looking for a high-end retreat experience with intentional amenities designed to soothe the soul.
      5. Individuals Who Value Reflective Time: The retreat is designed for those who appreciate quiet time for self-reflection and personal growth, allowing them to connect with themselves and nature. 

      What is Included?

      This all-inclusive retreat includes: 

      1. )5-night lodging and 6 days at the award-winning Emerito hotel in Umbria

      2.) Healthy, beautiful meals and private dinner parties every night. Plant-based food menu to reset your body. 

      3. ) Gourmet food is provided for your entire stay as well as wine with meals. 

      4.) A PsychoSoulful Mystical Mindfulness experience with your trained psychedelic wellness guides Heather and Monica 

      5.) Pre and Post group Integration Sessions

      6.) One post-integration group session AFTER the retreat 

      7.)Exclusive Integration workbook and activities

      8.)Beautiful goodies bags with spa items for self-care and nurturing

      9.) Somatic-based therapies such as art, yoga, dance, sound healing, and forest bathing

      10.)Opportunities for journaling, immersion in nature, relaxation, and self-reflection

      11) Private shuttle from 


      What is NOT Included?

      1.) 1:1 Therapy or private time with the group leaders Heather or Monica ( while we offer individual therapy via private practice, this is NOT a therapy retreat).  This is a GROUP retreat and all activities are in group settings.  This can be arranged privately with the group leaders if interested in more intensive work. 

      2) Transportation to/from Italy


      Meet Heather Lee, LCSW

      Heather is one of the US’s first Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists. Heather has been a women's  wellness coach/ psychospiritual therapist and woman’s retreat leader for over thirty years. She is the Founder and Director of Medicine Woman Retreats and co-founder of Wellness and Wisdom Journeys. Heather uses her depth of understanding and expertise in the soul and science of psychedelics to create magical and meaningful women's retreats internationally.


      Heather is passionate about plant medicine as a powerful path for connecting with inner wisdom and greater mind/body/spirit wellness. Her own cancer journey has deepened her personal connection to psilocybin as a medicine for the soul. She has experienced firsthand the ability of psychedelic medicine to illuminate the connection between thoughts, emotions, and physical dis-ease. Heather's work has been featured by Lisa Ling on CBS and the rew Barrymore Show.

      Meet Monica Ramunda, MA, LPC, LCMHC

      Monica Ramunda, MA LPC, LCMHC has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and in private practice for the last 23 years. She is the owner and founder of Rocky Mountain Counseling Services and Lighthouse Counseling Services. She is a trained  Ketamine Assisted Therapist with Fluence and one of the First US  Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists. 


       Monica's passions include transforming people’s lives with the assistance of psychedelics. She is a lifelong learner, hoping to inspire other women to find their passion and happiness during their 40s and beyond.  Monica Ramunda finds inspiration from nature, animals, and travel. She is inspired by Grandma Moses ( who shares her same birthday), who began painting at age 78 and was voted “Young Woman of the Year” at age 88. She hopes to follow in her footsteps. 


      Monica was a tour guide in South America for over a year, leading tours in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Monica had the honor of leading guests to sacred sites such as the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, the Amazon rainforest, and famous Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. She experienced the beautiful traditions of the indigenous people of Peru, witnessed their ceremonies, and experienced the time-honored traditions of the native indigenous tribes. Monica has a particular love of Peru and the Quechua people and culture. She is now bringing her background as a tour guide and experience witnessing native traditions and rituals to her retreats. Monica’s passion for travel and love of native traditions, as well as her therapy background, helping people gain insight and breakthroughs in their lives, have come together in her retreats, with the assistance of psychedelics. 


      Through Monica’s own journey into middle age, she has found inspiration, a wealth of knowledge and inner wisdom, and contentment. She has found new meaning as her children have transitioned into adulthood and a chance to fully enjoy this time of renaissance in her life.  

      Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Policy

      Important Information and Considerations:

      *Interested individuals must have an interview prior to registering for this event. 

      *Transportation is not provided for this retreat

      *All participants assume their own risk and will acknowledge their state of health, psych history, and use of medications as part of their application

      * Guests are required to be medically screened and approved to participate

      *Guests selected for this retreat will pay a non-refundable $1000 deposit (Refunded if the host  cancels the event)

      *Guests are asked to be considerate of the discreet nature of this event and the participants involved.

      *This is a personal growth and wellness retreat NOT a therapy retreat.

      * We reserve the right to terminate a guest's participation at any time if we feel it the program is not in their best interest or is obstructive to the other guest's experience.

      *The Client agrees not to initiate or threaten chargebacks against the Company or their payment method for any reason regarding the Program. In case of a chargeback, the Company reserves the right to report it to credit bureaus as a delinquent account.

      *All retreats are non-transferable.


      CANCELLATION POLICY

      Kindly note that reservations canceled by guests are non-refundable. As our retreats have limited rooms and slots due to their intimate boutique nature, we are unable to provide refunds. Travel insurance is mandatory for all participants, and we recommend Wetravel (this site) for its affordable coverage. You can conveniently purchase travel insurance when making your reservation or opt for a different provider of your choice. Please be aware that cancellations will not be eligible for any refunds.

      We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance with a "Cancel for any reason" policy to cover these circumstances.

      Payments: 

      DAMAGES

      Any damages to the rooms and the hotel property will be promptly assessed and charged to the credit card of record.

      SMOKING POLICY 

      Smoking is not permitted 

      *To schedule an interview and receive an application please e-mail

      info@wellnessandwisdomjourneys.com 

      Cancellation Policy

      CANCELLATION POLICY

      Kindly note that reservations canceled by guests are non-refundable. As our retreats have limited rooms and slots due to their intimate boutique nature, we are unable to provide refunds. Travel insurance is mandatory for all participants, and we recommend Wetravel (this site) for its affordable coverage ( link provided when you purchase your package). You can conveniently purchase travel insurance when making your reservation or opt for a different provider of your choice. Please be aware that cancellations will not be eligible for any refunds.

      PAYMENT POLICY

      Payment can be divided into a maximum of three installments, but it is mandatory to complete all payments at least 45 days before the retreat. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of your retreat reservation, along with any payments or deposits made. Please note that we cannot hold a spot if only partial payment is made within one and a half months of the retreat. All payments must be settled 45 days in advance of the retreat.'


      · We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance with a "Cancel for any reason" policy to cover these circumstances.

      DAMAGES

      Any damages to the rooms and the hotel property will be promptly assessed and charged to the credit card of record.

      SMOKING POLICY 

      Smoking is not permitted 

      What’s included

      • All inclusive meals
        The week includes gourmet meals and fabulous food and beverages. We will enjoy a private dinner in town and a private chef dinner
      • Pristine Nature
        Our retreat takes place in one of the most pristine places on the planet. Reawake you deepest sense of awe and wonder through guided ecotherapy and nature immersion experiences
      • Wellness & Wisdom
        Each day you are invited to engage in conscious conversations and community exploring how to live in alignment with nature and our trueset essence of being
      • Mystical Mindfulness
        Experience a safe, soulful and skillfully guided experience designed to help you shift and release old patterns of thought s and beliefs and to promote greater capacity for joy
      • Hiking & Ecotherapy
        Forest bathing amplified with micromindfulness. Learn how to harness the calm and comfort of nature to enhance your health and wellness. Swim in a secluded waterfall and feel your soul awaken

      What’s not included

      • Transportation
        Guests need to arrange their own flights to Italy. Shuttles will be avaialable to and from property, request more details.

      Available Packages

      Soulful Simplicity Single rooms
      6 left

       

      Award winning simplicity! The so called “Celluzze” are as the cells used by the hermits in past times who in their small and simple spaces were able to find time for meditation and prayer. Eremito has rooms with a wrought iron bed, a shower and toilet.

      The temperature in the rooms is always constant without a need for air-condition, there is also under floor heating for the colder months.


       

      We have taken care on the details of the rooms: the bedding is made of hand-made hemp yarn.

      Although the basic comforts are in the room, you will not find a telephone, TV nor wi-fi connection. Instead you will find a comfortable desk made of stone by the window where one can be inspired while admiring the green valley.


      *All-Inclusive ( 3 meals/beverages daily)

      7 Payment Option

      $7,300
      Deposit: $2,000
      Double shared room with shared bath
      4 left

      Perfect to share with a friend or for a couple.  Only 2 rooms are available, sign up quickly if you are interested. 

      7 Payment Option

      $6,400
      Deposit: $2,000


      Itinerary

      Tuesday
      Welcome Dinner

      Arrival time is 4 pm. Spend a couple of hours settling in and getting relaxed and comfortable in your soulful and serene surroundings.  At 5:30 we will meet and greet and gather for a beautiful welcome dinner party.  

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      Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee
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      Monica Ramunda, MA LPC, LCMHC has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and in private practice for the last 23 years. She is the owner and founder of Rocky Mountain Counseling. She is one of the first Certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapists in the US.  Monica Ramunda’s passions include transforming people’s lives with the assistance of psychedelics and is a lifelong learner, hoping to inspire others.

      Reviews

      The event exceeded my expectations. The entire agenda was well organized and thoughtful planned. There were many extras I wasn’t expecting and the people that provided the services were professionals in their fields. Heather and Monica clearly know how to make people feel safe and comfortable in this space. I highly recommend them without hesitation.
      By Leslie H for Southwest Rewilding and Reawakening Women's Midlife Wisdom Retreat on Jun 12, 2024
      I highly recommend retreats with Heather and Monica! The information, support, and experience they provided was amazing. I felt guided by professionals that had my best interest at heart so I was able to have the experience of a lifetime. I've recommended their services (private or group) to everyone I know.
      By Regina P for Southwest Rewilding and Reawakening Women's Midlife Wisdom Retreat on Jun 05, 2024
      Thank you so much, Regina, we appreciate you taking the time to complete a review.
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Jun 05, 2024
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      It’s hard to put into words how incredible this experience was. The people, food, lodging and overall experience was top notch. I highly recommend it!!!
      By Amber G for Southwest Rewilding and Reawakening Women's Midlife Wisdom Retreat on Jun 05, 2024
      Thank you so much, Amber! We are so glad you were on this retreat.
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Jun 05, 2024
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      I am filled with gratitude for realizing that I have the power to make myself happy and healthy. It's quite enlightening to recognize that we make choices every day, whether we realize it or not. Discovering that we have the conscious choice of what choices to make is truly amazing. I feel incredibly thankful for choosing to go on this amazing retreat. It was an unforgettable experience, and I felt the same gratitude and blessings as the other women. Meeting Heather and Monica made it clear that we all made the right choice. Our lives were profoundly changed in such a positive way. Their thoughtfulness to detail was beyond what we could have imagined. You can definitely tell this is a labor of love. They are truly changing the vibration of our planet for the greater good of humankind. They are both empowering women and each brings something unique and special to the journey. They gently guide women to go within. Their screening process was very thorough and a lot of thought went into it. There will always be a special connection between us all. The journey is a deeply personal and profound experience, and it's hard to put into words. Everyone gains something different, but I can assure you that it will transform you in a positive way if you choose to join them in a future retreat. I also came to the realization that life has an expiration date, and I am choosing to live each day as if it's my last. I'm not saying every day has to be like I'm at a theme park. I'm just saying I can choose to be happy. It truly is a choice to be grateful and once I figured that out, it was easy to choose that energy because so much of it comes back to you. It's a practice I am committed to. Dealing with your own trauma is not easy, I can say that from personal experience, but taking little steps forward every day can lead to significant changes. One percent is better than zero percent. So, go ahead and give yourself a high five; every choice counts. We all have the potential for a beautiful journey. Confronting our shadows and becoming whole is necessary for us to experience joy. Take that trip, you won't regret it! 😉
      By Sueann R for Southwest Rewilding and Reawakening Women's Midlife Wisdom Retreat on Jun 03, 2024
      Thank you so much Sueann for your lovely review. We are so glad this retreat was impactful for you and we can't wait to continue to hear your progress, Warmly, Monica and Heather
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on Jun 05, 2024
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      This experience was absolutely amazing! One I will never forget. Monica and Heather were so supportive and helpful. A special bond and connection was formed with all the women. We each learned and supported each other. The retreat place and the food was healthy and such great accommodations! So grateful I had this opportunity to go!
      By Jennifer S for Midlife Reinvention and Emergence Retreat: Psychedelic Assisted on May 28, 2024
      Thank you for your kind review, Jennifer. We love to see the wonderful connections formed on our retreats.
      By Monica Ramunda & Heather Lee on May 28, 2024
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