What's included:

  • Shared accommodations, 5 nights
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • Boat tour / Day trip (with lunch)
  • 3 Dream Big Workshops
  • Daily meditation & daily Italian
  • Spa Entrance (access to thermal baths)

What's not included:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to/from accommodations (I can help arrange)


Prospective Itinerary:


Travel day

Check in at 5:00pm

Meet at 6:00 on terrace for welcome drinks & dinner to follow




10-12:00 Meditation, Italian, Workshop (Dream It, Live It: What does your ideal life look like?) 

FREE TIME (lunch/beach/spa/pool/shopping/hiking/wine-tasting..)

6:00 Meet at terrace bar for aperativi (optional)

7:00 Dinner at Al Cappero (a caper farm!) in Pollara




10-12:00 Meditation, Italian, Workshop (Life Is Attitude: Willpower vs. Habit, Daily intentions, Daily Practices)

FREE TIME (lunch/beach/spa/pool/shopping/hiking/wine-tasting..)

6:00 Meet at terrace bar for aperativi (optional)

7:00 Dinner at Trattoria Cucinotta in Santa Marina



Breakfast 8-9:45

10:00 Meditation, Italian, briefing with Diva

11-5:00 Boat tour and day trip in the islands, lunch at Da Alfredo

FREE TIME (dinner/evening out)




10-12:00 Meditation, Italian, Workshop (Support and Community: Reaching out, Inspiring collaboration, Designing your dream project!)

FREE TIME (lunch/beach/spa/pool/shopping/hiking/wine-tasting..)

6:00 Meet at terrace bar for aperativi (optional)

7:00 Farewell dinner at Signum, formal attire encouraged




Travel day




Dream Big RETREAT / SICILY, ITALY / JUNE 16TH - JUNE 22nd, 2017

A Slow Art Retreat on the Island of Salina, Sicily

A five night retreat in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, on the mediterranean Aeolian Island of Salina in Sicily, Italy--  and staying at Hotel Signum-- a magical place I swore to return to one day!! I designed this retreat on the sparkling Mediterranean to rejuvenate & inspire, to connect creatives while making time for self care. Our mornings will begin with a luxurious breakfast, followed by a guided meditation, a short Italian lesson, and a slow art workshop. In the workshops we'll dream big, designing the life we want to live:  Incorporating applauded practices & exercises used by experts, we'll dive in with discussion, writing, and art.  Bring your favorite supplies (journals, sketchbook, pens, watercolors, etc.) and let's create a life we're passionate about! The afternoons are yours to spend relaxing by the pool or at the spa (with natural thermal springs), at the beach, shopping, hiking, wine-tasting, and exploring the island. I encourage you to bring your sketchbook, camera, & art supplies throughout your daily adventures. We'll meet again for drinks & dinner out at lovely restaurants, sampling the local fare, with stunning sea views. On Day 4 we'll see the islands by boat, stopping at secret swimming spots and for lunch at Da Alfredo (the BEST granita in the world!!).  Our last night we'll have a decadent farewell dinner at the exquisite Michelin starred Signum restaurant.

Fee:  $2900

There will be no refunds for this retreat - please know you can make it before you register. To reserve your place you can pay the full amount or give a $1500 deposit (also non-refundable) to be paid in full by April 1st. 

Optional Excursions:  

Wine Tasting:  Visit a family winery that has been on the islands for generations, known for their award winning Malvasia. Reserve with payment by April 1st.  $45

Guided hike at Monte Fossa:  Walk through a magical forest to the highest point on the island for the most spectacular views. Reserve with payment by April 1st.  $25

Spa Treatments: If you'd like to reserve a treatment I will send you the spa menu (entrance fees to use the thermal baths already included in trip fee). Reserve by April 1st. 40-120€

* If you'd like to participate in both retreats (June 11-22) I'm offering the discounted rate of $5500 for a limited time *

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