April 22nd-29th, 2023
A retreat for inner healing, connecting, and rebuilding
with Paulette Gloria Rigo & Tierra Womack
Calling all women who have been through a breakup or divorce and desperately need a safe space to heal, laugh and play...
Take a deep breath and imagine this…
You step outside your charming Tuscan villa to enjoy a quiet moment.
Cappuccino in hand, you bask in the warmth of the sun rising over the hills.
The gentle breeze caressing your face brings with it a hint of grapes maturing on the vines.
In the distance, you can make out the silhouette of a medieval hilltop village, it’s clock tower ringing in the morning.
As you soak in this idyllic scene, your excitement grows.
Today you’ll be exploring this lush landscape and its hidden treasures, learning about Italian culture, art and traditions and feasting on the most sumptuous food Tuscany has to offer.
You’ve ventured to Italy for fun, friendship, and enlightening conversation. You’re surrounded by friendly, passionate and interesting women who welcome you with open arms.
Just like you, they are here to take a breather, regroup and heal their souls.
For once, there’s nothing to plan or manage. Every detail has been carefully laid out so you can just sit back and enjoy the freedom that comes with not being in charge.
Does any of this hit home?
✔ You've been stuck in a cycle of uncertainty about your future
✔ You're ready to take back the parts of yourself you've lost over the years
✔ It’s time to create a healthier, more beautiful, more fulfilling life
✔ You need a change of scenery and support from like-minded women
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen
With Paulette & Tierra
"A dream trip to Italy? No way!"
We can hear you making excuses all the way from here. Because lately, you feel a bit guilty anytime you put yourself first.
You may have even subscribed to "magical thinking" by believing you can fix or change someone else's behavior by being a better person.
And you have no idea how to safely and wisely prepare (and protect) yourself and your children during & after a breakup.
Bottom line...you don't feel you deserve to pack your bags and head to Italy.
We get it!
So we're here to give you permission to say YES!
Because it's time to put together a plan to go from CHAOS to CLARITY!
Tierra Womack and Paulette Rigo will personally guide, coach, and inspire you to reawaken the parts of yourself you’ve lost so that you can begin living a life that feels like a breath of fresh air!
Join them for this exciting, transformational and clarifying retreat in Italy!
Some love from our clients
When faced with an unimaginable narcissistic marriage situation, Paulette guided me through each step smoothly to make me feel more grounded. She affirmed my racing thoughts and emotions, which helped me feel more focused and calm about my future. She provided me with the information to allow me to work through the situation, make decisions on my own, and feel in control. Her knowledge and wisdom allowed me to feel secure and confident in my decision-making. Overall, she made an extremely overwhelming situation more manageable and helped me every step of the way.
Thank you Tierra with "The Brave Way" for being such a guiding light and voice of reason in my season of change. Not only has she been a sounding board but really genuinely cares! Sometimes when we are under immense stress and change it can be confusing and so many obstacles can slow our progress. Tierra helps push through those hurdles and gives honest and humbling advice and support. You will believe in yourself again! You will see the bright future you are destined to have! I'm excited to see where I go from here!
I consider it a blessing to have found Paulette. I was in a high conflict, covert narcissistic relationship with many children, where I am the breadwinner and decided to finally end my marriage of 20 years. She listened to me explain my story and was able to read in between the lines to help me reach my goal. A happier life. Paulette helped save time and a ton of money during the process and is continuing to help remind me I am worthy enough to seek a better life.
Here’s what you can expect when you say yes to Tuscany
Day 1: April 22nd
Arrive by plane into Italy and make your way to our meeting spot in Florence. From there, you'll be whisked away by our private driver to San Gimignano, where we’ll be waiting for you with open arms. After you get settled into your room, feel free to unwind, nap or explore the spacious grounds.
That evening, we’ll gather for a lavish welcome dinner with the most astonishing views of San Gimignano. But first, we’ll take a tour of our host’s farm and learn about its incredible history. With over 100 hectares of land - all cultivated organically - this family-owned fattoria produces wine, olive oil, honey, beef and saffron, "the gold of San Gimignano!"
During our multi-course meal, we'll review the itinerary for the week. You’ll meet your fellow travelers and together we’ll dedicate the rest of your stay to healing your body, mind and soul. Then get a good night’s sleep so you’re ready for the grand adventures we have in store for you!
Day 2: April 23rd
After a bountiful breakfast at the hotel, we’ll kick off our first day with an illuminating coaching session that focuses on stepping out of your comfort zone. Next up we’ll put those lessons in action by exploring the Tuscan countryside on Vespas & tuk tuks. 🛵🛺
While we're zipping around, we’ll make our way to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this 13th-century medieval walled village. Lunch will be served al fresco at one of our favorite trattorias. And dessert? World famous gelato of course!
This exciting day will end with antipasto and wine tastings at a gorgeous local winery. There will be lots of laughter (and maybe even a song or two). 🎶 After we return to our villa, you’ll be free to wind down the day any way you’d love.
Day 3: April 24th
Today's morning coaching session will be held poolside, where we’ll talk all about the importance of self-care.
Then grab your hat and sunscreen because we’re spending the afternoon at a fabulous spa! We’ll bask in the warm sun and enjoy a dip in the sparkling pool, overflowing with warm bubbling waters. Soak up the fragrant aromas in the herbal steam room, luxuriate under the waterfall shower or just sit in the shade and meditate.
In addition to a delicious lunch, you’ll be treated to a pampering massage. We’ll return to our lovely hotel to freshen up and then meet for dinner in town (and maybe even a little limoncello)! 🍋
Day 4: April 25th
Today we’re heading to the Chianti region! We’ll start by riding to the hilltop hamlet of Certaldo aboard a mountain-hugging funicular. Once there, we’ll learn about its Etruscan-Roman origins and wander its historic streets. This quiet hamlet is perfect for postcard-suitable photo opportunities!
Next we’re off to our favorite winery to delve into the craft of winemaking and taste the area's best wines. After a tour of the vineyards and grounds, complete with awe-inspiring views, we’ll enjoy a wonderful selection of their most popular wines paired with tasty local delicacies.
Lunch will be served al fresco within the walls of Monteriggioni, a thirteenth-century fortress. After yet another tasty feast, you'll spend some time exploring this quaint medieval town with its panoramic views of the Sienese countryside.
On the ride home, we’ll split you into teams before a stop at the local Italian market. Get ready to shop for our unique version of “Tuscany Grocery Games!” Return to the villa and prepare for your culinary challenge. Will your team make the best charcuterie board? 🍇🧀🫒
Day 5: April 26th
Let’s start the day with sunrise yoga, followed by breakfast and another deep-dive coaching session. Then feel free to enjoy a leisurely walk in the hills, a shopping trip to town or just stay and lounge right by the pool. The choice is yours!
For dinner, we’re heading up the road to join our favorite chefs for a cooking class extraordinaire. We will unleash our creativity and prepare an entire Tuscan meal with luscious ingredients harvested fresh from the land. Appetizer, pasta, entree and dessert…oh my! And did we mention there’ll be wine? 🍷🍷🍷
Day 6: April 27th
Rise and shine! Are you ready for yet another escapade? This time we’re off to explore the Brunello region, famous for producing Italy's best-known and most expensive wines.
We’ll start our day with breakfast in the medieval hilltop town of Montalcino. After we meandering the narrow alleys and streets, we’ll visit the village’s fortress, built in 1361 and perched at the very top of the hill.
Next you’ll delight in our guided tour of a family-owned winery (with lots of sipping), before heading to the magical city of Siena for lunch and exploring.
Surrounded by a well-preserved 1,000-year-old wall, Siena has a rich history of banking and is home to famous squares, prestigious palaces and one of the most stunning Duomo’s in all of Italy. Want to see the inside of this impressive structure? We've got you covered!
After we return to the hotel, we'll have another enlightening coaching session, followed by dinner (yes…more food!). Sweet dreams because we have a special surprise for you tomorrow! 💤
Day 7: April 28th
Whew...it's been an exciting week! So today we're giving you time to soak it all in.
Our morning coaching session will focus on integrating all we've shared so you can return home refreshed and renewed.
You'll have plenty of time today to head back into San Gimignano for a final shopping spree or a yummy gelato (or both!). 🎁🍨
After lunch we've got that special surprise we mentioned. We've invited a renowned Italian photographer to join us. Get into your goddess vibe for a fun photoshoot with the gorgeous town of San Gimignano as a backdrop.
Once we've captured the essence of your transformation, we'll all freshen up and head to town for our farewell celebration. Expect hugs, tears, laughter and a surprise or two!
Day 8: April 29th
Today is the day you start your journey back to the “real” world. We’ll gather for breakfast and our final coaching session before offering our farewells. You’ll then take our private transport back to Florence.
If you’ve chosen to extend your stay in Italy, we’ll be happy to offer suggestions for your onward itinerary.
While it’s always sad to say goodbye, this isn’t the end of our time together. We’ll see each other in our private Facebook group to share photos and stories. You’ll have made unforgettable memories and some new friends to help remind you that life is short so never ever stop having fun!
Our Beautiful Accommodations
Welcome to our incredible home away from home! Just steps from San Gimignano, this charming hotel is surrounded by nature and has stunning views of the Tuscan countryside.
This lovely property has elegant rooms decorated in classic Tuscan style and reflecting the beautiful shades of the countryside. Every room has refined furnishings, modern bathrooms, AC, wifi and daily housekeeping service.
The hotel has a gorgeous meeting room where we'll gather for coaching and conversation. Just outside the breakfast room is a sparkling pool ringed by lounge chairs, a stretch of lawn for yoga, and outdoor patio for afternoon snacks and blooming flowers everywhere! 🌹
Italian Language Lessons
Let's prepare for the journey ahead by learning some common Italian words and phrases! Our pre-retreat lessons will be conducted via Zoom by our very favorite bi-lingual teachers. You may even learn some hand gestures (and a couple naughty words). ✋😎😂
Pre-Trip Happy Hours
Before our big adventure, we’ll hop on a few group calls to discuss our exciting plans and get to know each other. Not only will you be prepared for the journey ahead, but once we join together for our Welcome Dinner, it’ll be like meeting up with old friends!
Private Facebook Group
Soon after you register, you’ll be invited to join our private group where you can meet your travel companions and find the perfect roommate. We'll be sharing travel tips and other important information about the Transformation in Tuscany Retreat!
More love from our clients
Tierra, thank you soooo much for our call tonight. I definitely needed it. I was dealing with self-sabotaging thoughts and you helped me put things back into perspective.
Paulette and her Better Divorce Academy are an expert resource for anyone who finds themselves facing the possibility of divorce. I am an attorney who handles divorce and other domestic matters, and I would highly recommend that all of my clients explore the resources that are offered here.
It was so important for me to be guided by someone that has actually been in a narcissistic abusive relationship and Tierra inspired me to believe in the sun after the rain. We focused on rebuilding my self- worth, self love and money and I feel like the work we did together is the reason I am able to confidently face my new future everyday.
Double occupancy: $3997; Single occupancy: $4497*
A $500 deposit is required to hold your spot. Full terms and conditions for cancellations and refunds can be found on our registration page. *Limited quantities on single occupancy (private bedroom/ensuite bath).> CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION PAGE <