It’s the first Sunday of the first retreat of the year – Gaia’s ‘F**k It Magic Abundance’ at Urbino Resort.
And, F**k It, we really do wish you were here with us. It’s somewhat difficult to capture the specialness of the retreats and the venues… but here’s a little attempt, as it all feels rather marvellous…
Spring has exploded. It’s warm and sunny, but not too hot to be out and about.EVERYTHING is in blossom it seems, these fruit trees and even the grass 🙂
In this room, at this very moment, Gaia and the group are exploring ‘Magic Abundance’ – on how we disconnect from our needs and concentrate on others rather than ourselves – and how to grow and heal from that into a more abundant, self-nurturing way of living.
And in one hour, we’ll be looking out over this lake at the ‘3 Lakes Restaurant’,wondering what the chef has cooked up for us today…
… And if it’s anything like yesterday, we’ll be giggling ’til it hurts over something or other.
This photo was taken through an empty wine glass. The estate’s own delicious organic wine is not, by the way, necessary for the often giggly atmosphere.
And it’s making me hungry looking at this… but the food is fab…
that’s a fresh ricotta, there… a big lump of parmigiano with freshly picked fava beans, some grilled fennel, and some tomatoes ‘gratinati’, grilled with bread-crumbs… oh… do you need to hear more?
It’s delicious, and lunch is soon…
Then we’ll be off for a walk down to the river this afternoon, with a little bit of meditating on this ‘beach’.
Then maybe a session in the hot pool and spa later on.
And the Resort at night is something in itself.
We’re full (again) from dinner, maybe a little tipsy from the wine… and the estate is lit like something from a fairy-tale – here’s a shot of the chapel I took late last night…
My, I’ve got to get sending this now, and then make the walk through the vineyards down to lunch.
It would be great to welcome you on a retreat this summer – have a browse here –
2018 F**K IT RETREATS
We’ve got very little space on the upcoming retreats (so that’s ‘Restart’ at The Hill in May, ‘Journey’ back here in June, and our Stromboli retreats in July), so get your skates on if you fancy those.