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Eat. Paint. Love! Italy

Find Your Flow

Art, Wellness, & Yoga Retreat

If you want to get colorful in your quest for inspiring travel, greater self-awareness, and a deeper sense of connection, join us for EAT. PAINT. LOVE!

This all-inclusive creative wellness retreat offers nurturing, healing, and self-care through Intuition Painting®, yoga, healthy, seasonal gourmet meals, meditation, dance, authentic movement, & more.

People join us on this retreat in order to slow down, relax, release that which is not serving them, and reconnect to intuitive flow, joyfulness, and self-compassion.

One of our regular guests refers to it as her “annual soul exfoliation” :)

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Under the Tuscan Sun

Experience a dreamy week in Tuscany, set in a gorgeous, sprawling Italian borgo, overlooking rolling hills and olive groves with Florence glittering in the distance and the lower Appine mountains as a backdrop in the far off distance. 

The Food

Enjoy mouth-watering meals prepared by experienced, health-conscious cooks using local and organic ingredients.   

They welcome us with a traditional aperitivo and prepare our every delicious meal Tuscan style, with seasonal, fresh ingredients and an eye towards nutrition and health. Our dinners include local wine, various courses to satisfy every diet, and out-of-this-world desserts.

Light snacks and naturally infused waters will also be served. Dietary restrictions are honored.


Intuition Painting®

Intuition Painting® with Montine delivers profound personal and artistic breakthroughs by linking your dream state with your waking self and allowing your inner world to be expressed.

Using a methodology that combines guided meditation, creativity coaching, mantras, personal inquiry, and reflective movement, you stay focused solely on the process, without any preconceived ideas or concerns for the resulting product.

The approach side steps your inner judge and connects you with your intuitive creative flow, so that unplanned forms and figures from the unconscious can appear.

The resulting paintings become visual diaries, offering insights about your inner world and giving guidance to help you know, grow, and heal yourself.


Yoga & Movement

Daily yoga and movement sessions help support your journey by easing your body and mind back into a relaxed flow.  Let yourself explore movement and spontaneous writing with the Authentic Movement sessions.


Special Activities

Each retreat weaves in a unique, optional event in collaboration with a local artisan, farmer, or chef from the area, so that the weeks can offer both familiarity as well as novelty for our repeat retreaters.

Optional Add-ons

Activities vary based on the season and availability. You will have the option to add one or more of the following types of activities for an extra charge:
+ Ayurvedic Massage with Chiara
+ Shopping in nearby village of Greve
+ Site-seeing/ Photo tour to surrounding areas
+ Wine tasting
+ Artisan cooking class


You Are Welcome Here

This ultra-relaxing, dynamic wellbeing retreat is for adults with any level of art or yoga skill - including those with none.

Participants report feeling a powerful release, rich sense of rebirth, and deep realignment to what is important and sustaining in life. Read the rave reviews our retreats receive.

Learn more about our Creative Wellness Retreats.

This retreat includes:

  • Daily restorative yoga

  • Creativity Coaching

  • Intuition Painting®

  • Authentic Movement

  • Spontaneous Writing

  • Gourmet meals prepared onsite by Italian health-conscious cooks

  • Wine with dinners

Retreat costs are calculated based on accommodation types. See the retreat accommodation photos.


All-inclusive pricing is listed below for each room type per person:

  • $1,699: Shared Apartment: Private Room & Private Bathroom w/ shared kitchenette & living space

  • $1,379: Shared Room, Private Bath for Room: Room w/ 2 Beds, Private Bath, w/ shared kitchenette & living space

  • $1119: Shared Room, Public Bath (Only 2): Room with 2 or more beds, shared bath, access to kitchenette and living space

Repeat Retreater Program:
  10% Savings (email us)

Register Below:

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The following is not included:

+ Airfare
+ Meals outside retreat premises
+ Transport beyond set times & locations
+ Optional Add-ons

Payment & Refund Policy:

  • Deposit is $350.

  • Remainder will be billed separately.

  • Full payment due 60 days prior to start.

  • The deposit is non-refundable from 180 days before the event start.

  • Fees for excursions & extras that not included are billed separately before the retreat begins.

  • In the last 80 days prior to the start date, there are no refunds.

* Assistance scholarships are available. Please email us to learn more.


How to Get to the Retreat

If you wish to drive or hire a car, Greve in Chianti is a short distance from Florence, Pisa, Siena, or surrounding towns:

+ Florence: ½ hour away
+ Rome: 3 hours away
+ Pisa: 1½ hour saway

If you require pickup from the Florence train station, we have set pick up times the start day and end day of the retreat.

Pick Up & Drop Off options for the retreat:

+ Pick up at SMN Florence Train Station, 2:30PM on Day 1
+ Return to Florence SMN Train Station, 2:00PM on Day 6

Please note that the following is not included in the retreat price:

+ Airfare
+ Meals outside retreat premises
+ Transportation beyond set pick-up
+ Massages

About Us

Our one-of-a-kind, wellness retreat was created by Montine Blank in order to help people release, relax, and revatalize themselves using intuitive creativity, healthy movement, and delicious, nourishing food.

The Authentic Movement & Intuition Painting® is facilitated by Montine.

Daily restorative yoga is led by certified instructor Tina.

Ayurvedic Body Release massage by Chiara.

Our gorgeous meals are prepared daily by our team of amazing local cooks.

Earlier Event: September 1
Eat. Paint. Love! Italy