Tuscan
Meditation
retreat

 

July 27 - 30, 2021

 

Rejuvenate your mind and soul with a 3-day meditation

retreat in a luxury 5 star resort in Tuscany.  

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in need of a soulful escape?

Give yourself - and a friend - a post-pandemic reboot and treat yourself to a soul inspiring 3-day immersive meditation retreat in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany.  Connect with nature, strengthen your meditation practice and dive into the sacred teachings of Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana along with daily guided meditations. This is designed for a small group - 12-15 individuals - who are serious to learn meditation and deepen their practice and understanding of the sacred texts. You will learn a simple and effective meditation technique to settle the mind, and ground yourself in the transcendental state to awaken your creativity and insight.  This class will be taught by Dr. John Filo.

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About Villa Reniella

 

A 5 star luxury holiday resort nestled in the olive groves and lavender fields and minutes from the quintessential medieval village of Montefollonico. This is home to television DIY star and design guru Debbie Travis who personally designed and transformed the space to a magical and soulful retreat.  The entire transformation was filmed as part of a documentary series on OWN's  "La Dolce Debbie" in 2016.  It's an absolute oasis in the heart of Tuscany and you can explore all it has to offer for your entire stay. 

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what's included in this package

  • 3 night stay at 5-Star Villa Reniella.  Share with a friend or relative or book a private suite

  • All suites have their own entrance and garden or patio and are equipped with air-conditioning, Italian linens, a luxurious bathroom, safe, USB chargers and WIFI

  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners and 2 Lunches

  • 7 lectures on Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta and Bhagavata Purana

  • Guided meditations with Dr. John Filo

  • 8 meditations including 2 walking meditations

  • An evening excursion to a local tuscan village for Dinner and site seeing. 

  • Pick-up in Rome and return transportation to Rome Fiumicino Airport

  • Access to meditation pond, infinity pool and yoga platform overlooking the valley

  • Daily guided hikes through the iconic tuscan countryside

  • Taxes included

What's not included

  • Airfare to/from Rome Fiumicino

  • Staff gratuities

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Dr. John combines nearly two decades of clinical experience in health sciences, neurology and consciousness along with many years of practice in meditation and exploring ancient Hindic sacred literature. 

 

His 3-Day immersive retreats in meditation and Hindic sacred teachings like the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta and Bhagavata Purana are optimal for beginners and seasoned spiritual seekers.  As taught by Swami Vivekananda, one can practice integrating the four paths of yoga through service, devotion, meditation and knowledge to purify the mind and cleanse the heart.  

 

Dr. John teaches a simple mantra meditation technique that effectively quiets the mind and settles the thoughts. His guided meditations are intended to dive deeper into the transcendental mind to experience that ever present "I AM" or witness consciousness. These immersive retreats are designed to be a small gatherings of up to 15 guests to allow for a more intimate and transformative experience.  

about dr. john filo

  Itinerary 

Day One 

 

4:30 - 5:30pm

Arrival and check-in

5:30 - 6:30pm

Introduction and overview

6:30 - 8pm

Dinner (included)

8:30 - 9pm

Guided candle lit meditation 

 

  

 

6:30 - 7am

Sunrise meditation

 

7 - 8am

 

8 - 9:30am 

Light Breakfast (included)

9:30 - 10:30am 

Guided walks through the tuscan countryside

11 - 12pm

Vedanta teaching followed by a

Vedanta meditation

12 - 1:30pm

Lunch (included)

1:30 - 3:30pm

3:30 - 4pm

Walking meditation

4 - 5pm

5 - 6pm

Group Q&A period

6 - 7:30pm

Dinner (included)

9 - 9:30pm

Evening Kirtan and

candle-lit meditation

 

 

Final morning  

 

6:30 - 7am

Sunrise meditation

7 - 8am

Final talk and overview

8 - 9:30am

Farewell breakfast 

Second and third day

Bhagavad Gita teaching followed by a mantra meditation

Workshops: Applying the teachings

to our daily life

Personal time to digest the days work

and reflect on the teachings

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Barb S., NY

I love attending Dr. John's meditation retreats. This is my third and it gets better each time. He has a way of helping you tune out the noise and ground yourself.  I leave each one feeling so much lighter and so relaxed.  It's a like hitting the reset button ! 

Jasmine L., CA

It's small, its peaceful and intimate and plenty of one-on-one time with Dr. John.  His insight and perspective is very refreshing...and he always picks the perfect places.

Nigel W., BC

What I loved about the retreat was it gave me some peaceful time to recharge and rejuvenate myself. The lectures on Vedanta and the Gita were truly eye opening. He not only teaches and interprets the texts but also how to apply it to our daily life.  It's really a transformative experience.

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