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The Retreat Center

Embracing Our Authentic Joy takes place at the gorgeous 18th-century farmhouse La Capitana in Magliano-in-Toscana, Tuscany, in the heart of the famed Maremma region. The large estate is filled with olive groves, grapevines and farmland. The farmhouse sits atop a large hill with stunning views to the Argentario coast. The interior decor is in an authentic, local style, with antiques mixed with Italian country-style furnishings. All the apartments have direct access to the wide outdoor spaces which include: a swimming pool, a huge lawn and and several easy trails.

All activities, lodging and meals take place in and around the farmhouse. For more information about the surrounding area, please go here

Dining during the Retreat

Photo by Tatiana Kuzyk.

All meals are cooked in the country kitchen from organic, locally sourced ingredients from the La Capitana estate, which also produces its own olive oil, honey and jams. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served in the outdoor dining area (weather permitting), or one of the two indoor dining rooms –  and all meals during your 4-night stay are included in the cost of the Retreat. Water, snacks, tea, coffee and juice are available all day in the main farmhouse.

Each meal will have the following alternatives:

Vegetarian / Vegan options
Paleo option
Gluten-free option

If you have additional dietary restrictions, please indicate these on your Booking

There will be no alcohol served during the retreat. 


 By Plane

The closest major airport to Magliano-in-Toscana is Leonardo DaVinci International Airport in Fiumicino, Rome (FCO). There is a second, smaller airport in Ciampino, Rome (CIA). 
Link to Airports of Rome website

In Tuscany, there are two smaller airports: 

Link to Florence Airport websiteLink to Pisa Airport website

 By Train

The nearest station to La Capitana is Grosseto.
Trains from Rome are approximately 2 hours and cost about 13 Euros each direction.

We will be providing a single shuttle to and from Grosseto on Thursday and Sunday of the Retreat weekend. To join the shuttle, please indicate this preference on your Booking

Thursday shuttle: 4:30 p.m. from Grosseto station to the Retreat center.
Sunday shuttle: 1:30 p.m. from the Retreat center to Grosseto.

Link to Italian local railway website

 By Car

If you are renting or coming by car, please use the following address:
via della Capitana 1
58052 Magliano in Toscana – Grosseto
GPS coordinates for Satellite: 42°39′36.63″N – 11°16′13.59″E

If you are interested in offering your car or in receiving a ride, please indicate that on your Booking so that we can match you with another participant.




The Retreat pricing includes accommodations for 5 days / 4 nights, all workshops, materials, and all meals. You may pay in installments, but must book your payment plan option by July 31, 2018. Work with us to make this happen for you! The Shared Room experience is recommended for this Retreat. We’ve designed it this way so that you will have extra accountability and connection during the weekend. The shared rooms are spacious. Because of the Retreat schedule and group activities, rooms are truly only utilized at night. There are many seating areas, outdoors and inside the farmhouse for your leisure.

We can provide individual rooms upon request. Please contact us to inquire about this option and the rates.

The Restart Retreat weekend in a Shared Room

This is our classic Retreat weekend experience. Having a shared room is a surprisingly fun aspect of this transformative Retreat. You will benefit from having a room mate and possibly a new friend and from being open and willing to choose this option. Like many Retreats of this kind, connection and safety from isolation are healing aspects of the program design. For this reason, we urge you to embrace this method. If you are coming with a friend, please consider sharing the room with her/him. Couples may inquire about a couple room, provided both are attending all activities.

Shared Room Experience €1240

Per person in a shared room.

A single bed in a shared room for 4 nights / 5 days

Psychodrama workshops

Creative arts workshop

Restorative yoga session

Movement sessions

All meals and snacks from dinner on Wednesday through lunch on Sunday

Retreat Care Kit

Retreaters exclusive online group

Retreaters discount on future Retreats

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Shared Room Pricing Options

We accept all major credit cards via Paypal. You may choose from the following:

Pay in full

A one-time payment of €1240.


Pay in installments

Two Months: Non-refundable downpayment of €150 + 2 consecutive monthly payments of €550 each. Registrations accepted through July 31, 2017.

Three Months: Non-refundable downpayment of €150 + 3 consecutive monthly payments of €368 each. Registrations accepted until June 30, 2017.

Five Months: Non-refundable downpayment of €150 + consecutive monthly payments of €222 each. Registrations accepted until April 30, 2017.

Select your pricing preferences when you make your reservation here.
Installment payments only available for registrations made before July 2017.

A booking fee of 25 Euros will be added at the time of purchase.
Optionally add €50 Euros for a round-trip shuttle from Grosseto Train Station to the Retreat Center at the time of booking or at any time before the Retreat.
Other add-ons can be paid up front or prior to the Retreat at any time.

Retreat Add-Ons

These are extra services not included in the Retreat fees. Please indicate your preferences when filling out the booking form.

Shuttle to Retreat €25

At appointed times only

One-way shuttle per person to and from Grosseto station to the Retreat center. €50 for round trip.

Airport Transfer €60

Private car to Rome

Your driver awaits you inside Fiumicino airport. You will be driven directly to your Rome hotel.

Chair Massage €40

30-minute professional seated massage during the Retreat

Individual Counseling €65

Pre-booking required

20 minute session with Valerie during the Retreat depending on availability.

Retreat weekend in an Individual Room

Spending the weekend in your own room is an option for those who are interested and able to invest in this experience. Individual rooms are limited, so please book early to reserve this option. Couples who are both intending to participate in the Retreat may also inquire about couple’s rates for the weekend.

Contact us for the Individual or Couple’s Room rate.


Join us for our Third Annual Restart Retreat

Embracing Our Authentic Joy

September 26 – 30, 2018
Wednesday evening – Sunday midday
Magliano-in-Toscana, Tuscany (IT)

Inner Work, Outer Splendor