FUCK IT MAGIC
FROM FEAR TO LOVE

“DID WE ALL LEAVE FEELING FABULOUS? YES, ABSOLUTELY.” LONDON EVENING STANDARD

F**K IT MAGIC, FROM FEAR TO LOVE / OCT 8-15 / THE HILL THAT BREATHES / €1290 – €1690

Fear is natural. But it can hold us back and keep us stuck.
This week is about releasing those fears that have been holding you back,
and discovering that the natural replacement for the subsiding fear… is love.

With F**k It co-author and founder, Magic Gaia Pollini,
at the luxury Urbino Resort estate and spa.
Prices are all-inclusive (full-board).

CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE:
THE HILL YUM SHOW / 
ABOUT MAGIC GAIA / ABOUT THIS RETREAT / ABOUT THE HILL / ABOUT PRICES & BOOKING

  • Easy and fun to read: 90%

THE HILL THAT BREATHES YUM SHOW

A 100 ACRE WOODED HILL JUST FOR YOU NEAR URBINO

YUM GUEST-HOUSE

A CONVERTED FARM-HOUSE NESTLED IN THE WOODS

YUM URBINO

THE RENAISSANCE GEM IS CLOSE-BY (BIRTH-PLACE OF RAPHAEL)

ABOUT MAGIC GAIA

Gaia is F**k It Magic personified.
Just hanging out with Gaia takes you to a different place. Having created the whole F**k It thing (with John) 10 years ago,
Gaia IS F**k It.

And you can’t help but get it when you’re with her.
We use the word ‘magic’ around Gaia too because that’s how people describe her and her work. (And Gaia has A LOT of people following her from one place to another, doing one retreat after another).

 

  • Gaia’s level of magic and guruness: 100%

“THE MAGIC RETREAT ABSOLUTELY DESERVES ITS NAME. IT WAS A PERFECT WEEK WITH PERFECT PEOPLE AND PERFECT GAIA. IT WAS A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE.” E.M., BERLIN

ABOUT THIS MAGIC FROM FEAR TO LOVE RETREAT


 

We all feel fear.  Fear is natural.  Fear can be helpful (it’s our warning signal that something is dangerous or inadvisable for us).

But for many people, this fear response is over-activated, or inappropriately activated (ie. for things that aren’t actually dangerous or inadvisable) and, consequently, this fear becomes crippling.

And we all know that feeling.

It’s the difference between natural, helpful (sometimes life-saving) fear… and fear that blocks us and restricts our lives.


 

This retreat, then, is about rebuilding trust, confidence and love, thus releasing some of the (unhelpful) fears that have been holding you back.

Gaia will create, with the group, the perfect space of openness, safety and trust where you’ll be able to reconnect to a sense of okayness, strength and self-approval. This will allow some of the shadows to surface and be met; for them to be accepted and thus lose their grip on you.  And this frees up a lot of energy to enjoy life…

“THE MAGIC RETREAT ABSOLUTELY DESERVES ITS NAME. IT WAS A PERFECT WEEK WITH PERFECT PEOPLE AND PERFECT GAIA. IT WAS A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE.” E.M., BERLIN

…So –

  • You’ll learn how to feel, via your body, what states you get into and what else is actually available (beyond the fear, etc.).
  • You’ll be able track in your body the feelings of safety, centredness and flow, thus restoring a deep sense of okay-ness ‘just as you are’.
  • You’ll explore self-care, self-respect and healthy boundaries… and where the true feelings of strength are within you.
  • You’ll explore, understand and finally experience true self-compassion, a way to get in touch with your pain and fear, but not be caught by them, thus allowing presence and freedom from your patterns.
  • You’ll discover courage as a joyful expression of passion, and not as a form of fighting for what you need.

These more present, held and neutral (accepting) connections will allow the fears to start dissolving and you’ll be able to feel your personal power and balance settling back into your body and emotions.
You’ll reset your boundaries, discovering that it’s okay to feel safe in your space and that it’s okay to own your space. From that clarity, you’ll start feeling free to expand and you’ll start feeling the intrinsic love that is everything you experience.

You’ll experience a great release of energy and a power to be whole and true moment-to-moment.

This is the journey From Fear To Love.

“I WAS DEEPLY MOVED BY GAIA. SHE SEEMED TO KNOW JUST HOW I FELT, WHAT MY JOURNEY IS. I HAVE COME AWAY FROM THIS EXPERIENCE FEELING A LOT MORE IN TOUCH WITH HOW I FEEL AND KNOWING THAT I JUST HAVE TO LET GO WHEN I NEED TO, AND THAT IT’S ALL OKAY.” L.C., AMSTERDAM

ABOUT THE HILL THAT BREATHES

“The Hill is a magical place.” The Observer
“Heartbreakingly lovely” The Guardian

HILL CAPTURE

The Hill That Breathes is a truly magical place.  (Disclaimer here: we are somewhat biased as we created The Hill back in 2004, though we no longer live there or run it.) When we first saw the long-abandoned property and woods on this vast hill we could feel the magic and sense of peace.  It always relaxed us there.  And over the time that we lived there and ran retreats, many miracles happened.  Including our realisation that the profanity ‘F**k It’ could be therapeutic. Now, The Hill is run (and inhabited by) the Dutch Marsi family. They will look after you during your retreat – and Sandor (a great chef) will have you looking forward to meals.

The Hill That Breathes, then, is a 100 acre wooded hill.  There are two converted farmhouses, a variety of outhouses, a stunning panoramic pool that pops out from the deep woods and a yoga platform for your sessions (or a large space inside one of the houses). The Hill has a few things that none of our other venues have: you, as a group, will have exclusive use of the space (and this space is vast and isolated, so that means complete freedom), and it is a wild place (you will most likely see deer in the woods and hear owls at night).

The Hill was voted ‘Europe’s Best Retreat’ a few years ago for good reason: it is the perfect place to retreat from your daily life, pause and refresh and become inspired again.

Even though The Hill is in a very isolated valley with very few neighbours, it’s still only 20 minutes from the awe-inspiring beauty and cultural significance of Urbino (and they have nice bars and geleterias too!).


Travelling to this venue (in brief):
We will give you (very) detailed instructions once you book (in your ‘holiday pack’), but, briefly…
We will invite you to a private Facebook group so that you can talk to other guests who are coming on the same week, and thus meet and share taxis, etc.. if you fancy.
Most of our guests fly to Bologna, as it has the most flight options (though Ancona is a little closer).  You would then take the train to Pesaro (1 to 2 hours depending on train).  And take (and usually, share) a taxi up to The Hill That Breathes (about 50 mins).
In other words, it’s all pretty straightforward (and rather exciting).

  • Sense of being a thousand miles from anywhere and your problems 97%
  • Noisy neighbours 1%
  • The space to reflect and to reconnect 93%

“GAIA IS THE MOST AMAZING HUMAN BEING I HAVE EVER MET. HER GENUINE LOVE AND CARE AND UNDERSTANDING OF OTHERS IS OUTSTANDING. SHE KNOWS JUST WHAT TO SAY AND JUST WHEN TO SAY IT. HER INSIGHTS ALLOWED ME TO HAVE MY OWN UNIQUE JOURNEY WHICH WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN AS SPECIAL WITHOUT HER.”  E.S., BRISTOL

ABOUT PRICES AND BOOKING

The prices for this retreat are all-inclusive.  So for this retreat, that means full-board accommodation at The Hill That Breathes (scroll down for room details), and the full F**k It Magic course. The prices are in the panel below this. Your 1st instalment is €590.

To book, it’s easy:
1. Just check availability of your desired room option using the button below.
2.  We’ll let you know by email if there’s space. If there is, we’ll then give you a link to the booking page.  You can then fill in our booking form and pay the 1st instalment of €590 online within 5 minutes (yes, we’ve timed it!).
3. You can sit back and look forward to your retreat.

Payment Timings in detail:

Generally you pay in three instalments (depending on when you book).
The 1st instalment of €590 secures your booking.
The 2nd instalment is due 2 months later or 2 months before the retreat, whichever is earlier.
The 3rd instalment, payable to the venue, is due 6 weeks before the retreat.

We will take you through the precise figures of the 2nd and 3rd instalments when we reply to your availability enquiry.
If you’re booking within the 2 months or 6 weeks prior to the start of your retreat, then you’ll be paying different instalments at the same time, or close to one another. Again, we will specify precise deadlines in our email reply.

with TRIPLE SPACE

Many of our guests come to a retreat on their own, then share with others. In this triple room, you share with two others (of the same sex). You’re certain to make a bunch of new friends on a F**k It Retreat, and your ‘roomies’ in such a room tend to even more special. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.

with TWIN or DOUBLE SPACES

Many of our guests come to a retreat on their own, then share with another guest (of the same sex) in a ‘twin’ room. Those booking ‘double’ rooms come to a retreat with another person, and tend to know them rather well. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.

with SEMI-SINGLE SPACE

There are 5 rooms at The Hill with separate mezzanine floors.  So one person can sleep in the downstairs area, and one on the mezzanine, with, therefore, a degree of separation – and thus these spaces are ‘semi-single’. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.

in SINGLE ROOM

There are only 5 single rooms available at The Hill, so it’s worth getting in early. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.

IF YOU’RE FEELING IT, IT’S TIME TO SAY TWO MAGIC WORDS (‘F…’ AND ‘I…’) AND JOIN THE WEEK… SEE IF WE STILL HAVE SPACE…

“I WAS, AND CONTINUE TO BE, ASTOUNDED AT HOW STRONG I COULD BE, JUST BEING ME. THANK YOU GAIA.” M.T., ZURICH