farmed & foraged cooking, yoga, olive oil making, and conscious living at Maraviglia, Tuscany
October 13-20, 2018
Immerse yourself in local food & culture on this 7-night experience exploring the rural Tuscan countryside.
Harvest your own produce from the neighboring farm and fruit orchards, assist in cooking seasonal, local meals, go wine tasting at one of the top organic vineyards, enjoy optional morning yoga or a jog in the country, dip in the natural hot springs, rest under an old oak tree, and connect with like-minded others.
We have timed this retreat along with the annual olive harvest, which means we will also be assisting the farmers with harvesting and pressing our own olive oil to taste and take home!
Limited spaces are available, and early bird pricing ends June 1st,
so snag your spot now!
Kim LaVere is a former corporate retail director turned wellness coach, Ayurveda lifestyle consultant, natural foods chef, & world traveler. She is passionate about creating local & authentic experiences around true food, local culture, and authentic connection with like-minded others. Kim also loves foraging for wild plants and incorporating them into her cooking. It's not uncommon for kim to hand you a random plant on a hike and say, "here, eat this." You have officially been warned!
Francesco Piattelli is the owner of Maraviglia conscious community villa in Tuscany, Italy. He is a native of the town of Maraviglia where the retreat center is located and knows practically everyone in town!
Cristina, costume designer | rosé connoisseur
There aren't enough words for me to describe the experience I had with Kim in Bordeaux. In a time where we are chained to our phones and our computers and our work, the opportunities to unplug feel few and far between. The time I spent in Bordeaux feels like a dream that I cannot wait to relive. My experience was exactly as she described it, but so so much more. 'Live like a local' is an understatement. For me, it was the trip of a lifetime. We harvested our own grapes, made our own wine, ate Kim's amazing food, met incredible people and friends. Like Kim herself, the trip was genuine and special. Most importantly it helped me remember to live my life, not just record it
Emily, graphic designer | entrepreneur | world traveler
This experience was amazing. Kim was very kind, caring and attentive and made the experience very authentic and unique, from the moment we got picked up at the train station to our send-off. We got a lot of hands-on experience learning how the wine was made, food customs and traditions unique to the local culture. Everyday was different and we got to sample Bordeaux's varying facets--the wine regions, the sea and the city. Kim also brought us food and cooked for us each night and was flexible with requests -- everything was so delicious. Kim clearly creates a trip filled with meals, activities made with a lot of thought, heart and soul and allowing you to be part of the local community
Jill, Massage Therapist | Spa Owner | Reiki healer
The experience you provided at your retreat has continued to manifest daily in my own life’s journey. Doors that I never new existed have been opening and drawing me in. A deep eagerness to share, live, and learn has taken me to new heights that words cannot express. The passion I have to just allow myself to find peace, freedom, joy, and love took on such an intense quality through the light and love you ... shared with us