Shine bring you Holistic Health and Creative Retreats in Umbria, on the Tuscan Border.

We have built beautiful retreats designed to enhance your health, wellbeing and creativity.
Come and join us at our 9 Bedroom Countryside Estate, for rest, relaxation, inspiration and deeply rejuevenating treatments.
You can pick from options below or write to us to custom make what you, your family or friends would love.
You can book the whole house for them and we can cater to your every need.

What we can offer you:
Expert Practitioners treating you
Tailor made treatment plans
Amazing food whether you're fasting or feasting!!
Creative Workshops / Countryside Walks
 Explore local areas and the tastes of Italy
Lake Swims / Hot Springs
A Swimming Pool (when in Season)
Pilates / Yoga / Qi Gong

May 1st - 8th 2024
Retreat Leaders bring their personal experience of breast cancer to a week of acknowledgement, writing and joy. 

May 12th - 18th 2024
September 29th - October 5th 2024
Daily writing workshops and Pilates, plus a Massage with Georgie.

June 11th - 18th 2024
Massoga combines these amazing experiences together. The ultimate combination of movement, relaxation and the best gelato around.

As featured in The Times, The Independent + Evening Standard
June 25th - July 2nd
A low calorie vegan protocol that replenishes your whole system.  Delicious food, Cranial Osteopathy, Massage and Nutritional consultations.

July 3rd - 10th 2024
More joy more often. On this founder’s retreat we have packed together all our favourite things to do around the magnificent regions of Tuscany and Umbria.

July 12th - 18th 2024
Master the craft and skills needed to book your next role. Hone your audition skills with an accessible and specific step-by-step approach developed by Susan G. Reid, nationally recognized coach and industry professional,

We will release more retreats soon, so sign up to our mailing list below to stay in the loop.


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The incredible reality of the ever changing hot springs. ...

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A few miles from our hilltop home, we have what the locals call “The Millennials” Olive trees dating back 2000 years.

We often take a wee detour on our way out to our morning coffee and enjoy a walk among these 4 majestic trees.

It’s impossible not to take a moment and wonder about the history these trees have been witness to.

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The joy of getting back to retreats in May is so close!!! We are so excited. Sunshine, country walks, epic views, creative pursuits, wonderful people, delicious food and the best holistic treatments.
La dolce vita!
Join us! Link in bio


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Carla’s latest blog is in the bio. Why she fasts, what it does and then how she loves to indulge. That to her is balance. That is joy. That is la Dulce vita 🍦


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Hear about the last day’s adventure on the writers retreat.
Link in bio for more information and for the latest blog featuring @sophiemcnic experience of writing fiction for the first time, guided so wonderfully by @aga_lesiewicz


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The joys of being on the Creative Writing Retreat. Learning, writing, eating, exploring, playing, giggling, writing some more, forging fun connections with like minded people in the joyous lands of Umbria and Tuscany. Join us in May!! @aga_lesiewicz
Link in bio


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