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Awaken My Soul

Tuscany, Italy
September 30, 2024 - October 7, 2024
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"I attended Laura Mushenko's Awakening the Senses retreat as a complete beginner in the knowledge and practice of yoga and meditation.  Laura and the whole group were very welcoming and I never felt uncomfortable about being such a novice.  I felt that the sessions were all valuable and they were for me at times quite emotionally moving.  Laura has an amazing, but calming presence and she clearly has a passion and a talent for sharing what she has learned with others, whatever their previous experience.  The rural Tuscan venue was also quite peaceful and beautiful, a perfect setting for such a retreat.  The retreat was, for me, a great introduction to yoga and meditation led by a grounded, generous and caring human being."
~ Stephen Seike ~

Join us on an experience, of the true essence of a Tuscan immersion.

Re-Awaken the Spark Within You.

Come Alive Again 

A soul-nourishing, transformational, exploration of self, and a journey into the Tuscany culture like no other. Come alive in a new way, see through the eyes of the heart, awaken energy, experience deep connection and a becoming of the YOU, you have been waiting for. 

Awaken My Soul Retreat ~ An immersion of the best of all worlds. An exploration of body, energy, mind, and spirit. An opportunity to nourish your connection with yourself, with others, and the beauty and grace of the exquiste Tuscan world around you.


You will learn the life-changing Art of Intimate Presence as we explore each local experience. Our days will be filled with an aliveness of joy, connection, nature, food, wine, and intimate visits and experiences.

We’ll venture out on e-bikes, take a road trip to soak in hot springs. We’ll cook alongside enthusiastic, exuberant Tuscan cooks –who have lived a lifetime of understanding nature, seasons, and how to prepare simple food and bring it to the daily table, with joy. We’ll indulge in sharing of cultural secrets, fresh, easy cooking, and beyond.

Laura will offer experiences to transform life as you know it, to come alive again. This retreat is not just an extraordinary tour of Tuscany. It is an Awakening of YOU, a journey into your inner world, body, mind & soul. A time to to reconnect with your True Self, reawaken passion, energy, gain greater clarity, and so much more. You will experience gentle embodied yoga (no yoga experience needed), dance, powerful movement meditation and transformational conscious breathwork to clear blocks and move energy. There will be time for renewal, reflection, journaling and deeper connection. You will gain self-empowerment and manifesting tools. You will experience greater alignment with your True Self. Feeling more free from within, with the ability to connect with a renewed empowered you.  


We’ll travel to explore our amazing surroundings and meet with authentic Tuscan farmers, cooks, and artisans. These intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experiences are not easy to find. Carol's strong connections with local people, and lifelong relationships with simple amazing folks, mean we will be creating unforgettable memories together.

The magic of Tuscan living unfolds in a week of exploring full sensory experiences. Including, daily Laura-led pauses to appreciate, feel, and activate all our truest, most heartfelt, authentic body, mind & spirit senses.

This experience has been designed to welcome those who want more in life, those who desire a body, mind, and soul experience, all the while experiencing the essence, take your breath away beauty and delicious food, wine, and local version of Tuscany. Perfect for the solo traveler, or come with a friend or partners traveling together. 



Awaken My Soul in Tuscany

Fall in love with the YOU,
You have been waiting for.

Monday, September 30 - Monday, October 7, 2024

9/30. Monday ~ Day One
Welcome to Tuscany

  • 11:00 Pick Up in Florence at Orto de Medici 

  • Noon Pause for a light lunch on our way to our Villa

  • 3:00 Approximate  Arrival at Podere La Valle in Chianti 

  • Bags in Rooms & Quick Orientation Tour of Villa & Grounds

  • 3:30 - 4:45 Free time to get settled

  • 4:45 - 6:30 Welcoming Circle within Sacred Yoga Space

  • 6:30 - 7:30 Free time

  • 7:30 Group Dinner Prepared by our private Italian Chef Angiola @ Podere La Valle Dining Room

10/1. Tuesday ~ Day Two

Love & Connection

  • 7:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast @ Podere La Valle Dining Room

  • 9:30 - 12:30 Yoga & Workshop

  • 1:00 - 2:15 Gather for Group Lunch in the Dining room @ Podere La Valle

  • 2:15 - 3:30 Free Time

  • 3:30 Excursion A True Tuscan Family Experience Daniele/ The Passion of

  • Ancient Grains, Love in the Family, Dinner ~ The Local Version

  • Return to Villa 8ish


10/2 Wednesday ~ Day Three
Transformation Day

  • 7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast @Podere La Valle

  • 9:00 - 11:45 Yoga with an Energy Awakening Active Movement Meditation

  • 11:45 - 12:30 Reflection/Journaling time in Nature in Silence

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Very Light Group Lunch @ Podere La Valle Dining Room

  • 1:30 - 5:30 Transformational Consciousness Breathwork Session

  • 5:30 - 7:30 Free Time.

  • 7:30 Dinner prepared by Angiola at Podere La Valle 

10/3 Thursday ~ Day Four
Integration Day

  • 7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast Podere La Valle Dining Room

  • 9:00 Road Trip Excursion to the Terme ~ Soak in Hot Springs

  •  Picnic Lunch 

  • 5:00 Return to Villa

  • 7:00 Dinner prepared by Angiola @ Podere La Valle Dining Room

10/4 Friday ~ Day Five

Awestruck in Nature

  • 7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast @ Podere La Valle Dining Room

  • 9:00 Excursion E-Biking through the rolling hills of Chianti Tuscany

  • Lunch along the way

  • 5:00 Return to Villa

  • 5:00 - 7:30 Free time

  • 7:30 Dinner prepared by Angiola @ Podere La Valle Dining Room

10/5 Saturday ~ Day Six
Exploration of Beauty

  • 7:30 - 9:00 Breakfast @Podere La Valle Dining Room

  • 9:30 - 12:30 A Gentle Embodiment of Yoga w/ a Kripalu essence & Workshop

  • 1:00 ~ 2:00 Group Light Lunch at Podere La Valle Dining Room

  • 3:00 Excursion Elenora’s Noble Italian Villa, Olive Tree Farm & Cooking

  • Lesson & Dinner

  • Return to Villa 8ish

10/6 Sunday ~ Day Seven

Bringing it Home

  • 7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast @Podere La Valle Dining Room

  • 9:00 - 11:30 A coming together for Connection, Yoga & More

  • 12:00 - 3:30 Personal FREE TIME to return to the local village Castellina in

  • Chianti to shop, have lunch and wander

  • 3:30 - 5:00 Free Time at Villa

  • 5:00 - 7:00 A coming together for our Closing Circle, reflection meditation, and ceremony.

  • 7:30 Our Final Group Dinner together, prepared by Angiola @ Podere La Valle Dining Room

10/7 Monday Day 8

Ciao Bella

  • 7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast

  • 8:30 - 10:00 Packing

  • 10:15 Our Departure to Florence with two possible drop-off points 

  • Orto de Mefici or the train station

Please note that our schedule is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen conditions beyond our control. 

~ Podere La Valle ~

About Our Italian Villa & Spa~ 


The Podere la Valle (Place of Harmony) offers you the best of Chianti in an authentic Tuscan style, natural and sensory-awakening setting. Podere la Valle nestled in is a place designed for rest, health, and development in harmony with nature. 


It is made up of 5 independent apartments with separate entrances, a swimming pool, a soul-nourishing spa, and an exquisite energy-filled yoga room, all surrounded by fields and forests. 

Price is based upon shared bedroom accommodations, each apartment with its unique character varying from one to two-bedroom configurations, the common dining room and professional chef kitchen allow for spaciousness and connection, creating a felt sense of community. 

Limited single supplement bedroom accommodations are available for an extra fee of $875.00 for those who want a private bedroom. 

Podere la Valle is located in the heart of a region of unparalleled cultural wealth.

The surroundings have been designed to offer calm, privacy, and quality of life. The surroundings allow you to connect in nature, walk to the labyrinth, wander the garden paths, reconnect with yourself, journal, rest in a hammock, or have a connection on one of the 5 shaded terraces.
There are marked walks on the property that allow you to discover the surroundings. 



Located between two mythical cities: Florence and Siena. 



Laura Mushenko


Laura has been on a self-development journey since she was a teenager. She was fascinated as she listened to motivational speakers and wondered why this is not taught in schools.


A lover of love, family, life, travel, nature and living feeling fully alive.

Curious & Awestruck 


To say Laura's journey has been a crazy one is an understatement. The experiences, immersion of trainings, and world-renowned teachers brought her on a path she never knew possible nor did she know existed. Self-development and spirituality have transformed her life. Laura's immersion has allowed her an extraordinary experience of daily life .

Laura's mission is to share all the tools, practices, and teachings with you.

Those who want more in this lifetime. Those who are ready to transform their lives and create an authentic life they love.

Carol Sicbaldi

Imagine spending your days introducing dynamic world travelers to the hidden corners of the Mediterranean.

For Carol, that dream is part of her everyday life. She describes her adoptive home of Italy as being many things to her; there are few places where respect for heritage and tradition runs so deep. Her life’s pleasure is to connect her guests with artisans who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of perfection and mastery of the time-honored methods passed down from their forebarers. Her guests meet cheese makers, bakers, honey producers, herbalists, farmers, chefs, artists, and wine and olive oil producers.

Each day here is celebrated for its simplicity.

Carol is the conductor of these authentic local experiences. Her tours with Carol’s Moveable Feasts extend to authentic home-cooked meals, pop-up picnics, wine tastings, and walking in nature. Her deep understanding of the places she shares with her guests ensures an insightful foray into the pleasures of this region.

Slow down, and appreciate the rhythm and flavors of a simple life; let Carol show you the way.



Trip includes: 
* All tour transfers from (days 1-8);
* Accommodations at Podere La Valle for 7 nights
* Retreat program sessions with Whole Being Empowerment Coach Laura Mushenko
* Services of local Tour Guide/Sommelier/Environmental Guide Carol Sicbaldi
* All breakfasts (days 2-8), all lunches (except one), and all dinners
* All Daily Excursions while at Podere La Valle, Travel, Cooking Class, Trip to Terme
 Hot Springs, E-Biking, Tours, Hiking, Classes, Workshops, Breathwork, Yoga  
* Investment based on shared bedroom occupancy  
(private bedroom available upon request for an additional fee) 

Not Included:
• International air/travel to Florence, accommodations in Florence. We highly recommend arriving in Florence the day before the retreat begins.

• Lunch during free time on Day 7 in the village of Castellina
• Additional wine/drinks (beyond a glass of house wine served at dinner)
• Additional taxis or transport not indicated in the itinerary; personal beverages and extra coffees
• Laundry or any additional items/services
• Massages (upon request) for our spa day
• Personal tipping for guides/drivers/hosts along our journey. 
• Taxi from airport to Florence arrival hotel or transportation back to airport on our last day. 

  • Travel Insurance

Limited space is available for this incredible once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Click the "BOOK NOW" link below to SAVE YOUR SPOT!


(all deposits/payments are to be made to Carol's Moveable Feast website)
Note: All payments will be in Euros
In Euros:
3995 euro (based on shared occupancy)
(additional 800 euro - single supplement room)
800 euro - non-refundable deposit to hold your spot (included in price)

In Dollars: (approximate)
$4395  (based on shared occupancy)
(additional $875 - single supplement room)
$875 - non-refundable deposit to hold your spot (included in price)


Email Laura with questions:

OR make a deposit by clicking the button BELOW!



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