Montine is an amazingly gifted and wise guide who facilitates alchemical healing by combining Intuition Painting®, movement, and delicious cuisine within a supportive environment. The painting process continues to open me to new wisdom and insights every year — it’s become my annual soul exfoliation.
— 12yr Practitioner of Intuition Painting®

Experience a Creative Wellness Retreat

If you want to get creative in your quest for inspiring travel, self-awareness and deeper connections, our all-inclusive international retreats include intuitive painting, mindful exercise, meditations, healthy gourmet meals, and gorgeous surroundings to shift you back to a sense of wholeness where you will relax and and reconnect on your own terms with life.

Escape the mundane and experience an amazing journey. Gift yourself the chance to reconnect mindfully with courage and compassion. Feed your inner fire, let go, find your bliss, and reclaim your radiance.

Creative Wellness retreats bring a liberating style of art-making, that is truly experiential and personally profound - even if you have never painted before. The process invites pure creative freedom and authentic expression with abundant, bold colors on life-sized easels where you are asked to "Paint as if you will Burn It!"  Most of us truly enjoy side-stepping our inner critic and letting the colors fly.  It can get messy, it can get wild, and it always gets rich!

Learn about upcoming retreat dates.

See the property surroundings and various rooms.
Learn more about the benefits and read testimonials.

What do participants enjoy most?

+ Delicious, healthy gourmet Italian meals
+ Total sense of relaxation and "get-away" vacation
+ Creative Liberation
+ Rejuvenation, empowerment, and aliveness
+ Joyful connection to ourselves and others
+ Painting outside surrounded by a Tuscan landscape
+ Plenty of downtime and beautiful surroundings

Tuscany, Italy Retreat Videos:

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Paint Awake™ 2016 Spring Retreat in Tuscany

Paint Awake™ 2016 Spring Retreat in Tuscany


About the Property

Agriturismo Mezzano di Chianti is a renovated 17th century family-held medieval property that overlooks rolling hills of Tuscany, just outside of Florence. Set high above the city of Chianti in Greve, the meandering stone compound is predominantly forested with chestnut, cherry and oak trees, and home to a producing olive grove with more than 1600 trees.  On eight of the thirty hectares are three olive tree varieties, including frantoiano, leccino and coreggiolo, the oldest of which which were planted about 100 years ago, and the youngest planted in 2001.

Within the simplicity of a historical medieval village, the owners have created a warm and welcoming environment.  Each spacious suite and all living spaces are uniquely furnished with family antiques passed from one generation to the next. Each has its own outdoor area with a sitting ares. 

The property boasts a large swimming pool and spacious wine cellar, a beautiful private space where we will be painting. The barbecue and wood-burning oven as well as the laundry room are available for to all use.

Seasonally the owners produce amazing jams with local fruits (blackberries, figs or cherries) and with a little luck, find good mushrooms and truffles, used prepare delicious sauces. The owners have lovingly cared for this house and continue to make olive oil from its bountiful grove.

Meals + Wine Tasting

In our destination retreats, gourmet meals are prepared fresh for us on site by an Italian cooks and will include health-conscious options. Most special dietary accommodations can be easily accommodated. Please contact us directly should you need more information. In addition to our home-prepared meals, there are phenomenal eateries and local food shops within walking distance of the retreat location.

Most of the Tuscany retreats offer wine-tasting events, brought to us by regional wine experts (with options for shipping home, of course!) and tailored cooking classes where together we can practice making hand-made pastas under the careful watch of a talented chef.