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Italy Retreat

An Intimate & Exclusive Art, Wine & Yoga Retreat

Choose Between Two Options:

Journey of the Senses


7 days / 6 nights in Sicily


April 22nd - 28th

Women's Trip

April 30th - May 6th

Men & Women's Trip


Rejuvenate in the Sicilian sun and meditate on the summit of magnificent Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and a World Heritage site.

Admire the beauty of Sicily’s majestic Baroque cities, ancient historical sites, stunning vineyards, and epic landscapes.


Expand your knowledge of art, yoga, meditation and wine directly from three experts: 
an Art Historian, a Wellness Coach and a Master Sommelier.


  • All Meals, Accommodation, Airport and All Group Transportation, Experiences and Wine 

  • Luxury Accommodation at Villa Ramo d’Aria & Spa with views of Mt Etna

  • Daily Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Practices

  • Master Sommelier Guided Winery Visits 

  • Master Sommelier Wine-Paired Dining Experiences

  • Multi-Course Michelin Star Meal

  • Historical & Cultural Tours of Ancient and Baroque sites led by an Art Historian

  • Hiking and Meditation Experience on Mt. Etna 

  • Rejuvenate and Explore the Breathtaking Mediterranean Coastline 

  • Connect with an Intimate Community of Like-Minded, Culture and Yoga Loving individuals

  • Sicilian Gift Bag including Sommelier Selected Local Artisanal Wine


Maddy Jimerson

Master Sommelier & Italian Wine Expert

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Lauren Jimerson

PhD, Art Historian, Author & Licensed Guide


Marisa Hallsted

Sommelier, Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Coach

Your Guides:

Marisa is a 300hr hatha yoga and meditation teacher, intuitive energy healer, workshop leader, life coach and speaker with 10 years of coaching experience. She is also a Sommelier and founder of The Mindful Vine, which guides people on a journey of the senses to discover a deeper connection to themselves through luxury events and international retreats. Marisa believes that as we align with our highest desires and follow our unique bliss, we become a contagious force for good. She guides her clients into feeling ALIVE in every moment by cultivating practices for mind, body and spirit for inspired living at work and in life!

Relax and Unwind in our Luxury Accommodation at Villa Ramo d’Aria & Spa with views of Mt Etna


The Schedule

Day 1: Arrival

  • Welcome Ritual: Fire Ceremony with Gentle Yoga Stretch and Intention Meditation

  • Spa available

  • Welcome Wine Dinner at Hotel Ramo d’Aria

Day 2: Taormina and Biondi Winery

  • Oenology lesson and introduction to the magic of Sicilian Wine Region 

  • Day Excursion to Taormina

  • Enjoy Restaurants, Shopping and Touring the Sites

  • Yoga and Journey of the Senses Meditation in an Ancient Theater

  • Aperitivo in the vineyard at Biondi Winery 

  • Dinner out in Milo

Day 3: Wine Visits on Mount Etna

  • Morning Yoga Practice 

  • 2 Winery Visits on Mt. Etna

  • Michelin Star Dining Experience with Wine Pairings on Mt. Etna

Day 4: Day Excursion to Siracusa

  • Morning Yoga Practice 

  • Siracusa - Restaurants, shopping, art and history (ancient and Baroque)

  • Guided Tour of Archeological site nearby: Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

  • Free evening including dinner at hotel

Day 5: Mt. Etna Hike

  • Etna hike - Breath Practice & Nature Meditation

  • Meet the Wine Producer with Lunch at Cave Ox 

  • Free Night including dinner at hotel

Day 6: Nature Day

  • Morning Yoga Practice 

  • Option 1: Hike and Swim in Cavagrande with nature meditation, followed by a visit to Noto with drinks on a roof terrace 

  • Option 2: Beach day at Isola Bella / lunch at Isola Bella

  • Cooking Class + Private Guided Wine Dinner with Renowned Local Chef and Master Sommelier Maddy at Hotel Ramo d’Aria

Day 7: Departure Day

  • Morning Parting Ritual and Sendoff


Early Bird Investment Save $500
Deposit by Nov 1st ‘22
Single Accomodation $9,700
Shared Accomodation $8,900
(limited availability)

Non-refundable deposit $500 at time of booking.
Full payment due February 1st 2023.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made more than 75 days days before arrival, full refund.
For cancellations made from 45 to 74 days before arrival, 75% refund.
For cancellations made from 44 to 30 days or less before arrival, 50% refund.
No refunds will be offered if canceled less than 30 days before arrival, or in case of no-show or early departure. 
The deposit is no refundable.


Early Enrollment Starts Oct. 2022

For more information and the first chance for enrollment, chat with one of the guides!


Immerse in the pleasure of la dolce vita with us in Sicily!

Yoga & Meditation

All Level Practices weaving Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa Styles designed to link the body with breath and reconnect all parts of yourself.  Learn simple breath practices and guided meditation to cultivate presence and peacefulness for the mind.


Visit 3 renowned, artisanal wineries and learn from a Master of Italian Wine every sip of the way!

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