Sept 17 - 24

A transformative retreat for women to embrace their calling and confidently claim the next step in their life's journey.

Asking yourself 'what's next' is an invitation from your soul to start a beautiful new chapter in your life.

I can teach you the tools to move forward with clarity, confidence and ease.

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I want MORE for you than that!

This moment in time presents a unique opportunity to go deep and discover what you truly want in your heart of hearts.


You’re ready for the next step – but don’t know what it is, or how to make it happen.


It takes courage, the right mindset, and soul connection with other women making their own journey.


Let’s find it together. I created this retreat for you.

At long last the world is starting to reopen to travel and social gatherings – and everyone is eager to get back to life as we once knew it.

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Eight days.


The magic of Italy.


The time and space to focus on YOU, with a powerful coaching program that brings you into alignment with your true self.

A truly exceptional villa shared with a small group of women, the perfect way to make life long connections.


You’ll go home with the tools you need to build a life you love, to deepen relationships, and connect with your purpose. 

What do you say? Will you join me?

This retreat is perfect for women who have experienced a life transition and are ready to move forward – but need support in working through what it is and how to achieve it. 


Perhaps you:


  • Recently became an empty nester

  • Retired from your long-time career

  • Saw the end of an important relationship

  • Overcame a significant health issue

  • Moved to a new place


Or maybe you have a feeling deep down that

you want more from life. 



No matter what your journey has been to this point, you’ll find your way forward in community with other compassionate women seeking their own paths.

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September 17 - 24, 2022



Sicily is the perfect backdrop for this one-of-a-kind retreat. 


Baroque cathedrals with their limestone facades shimmering in the brilliant sunshine. Terracotta rooftops above winding ancient alleyways. Culinary delights to engage all your senses. Crashing crystal clear waves of the Mediterranean Sea.


Thousands of years of history happening on one incredible island just waiting to welcome you in.

What better place to disconnect than a place that feels worlds apart?

I’m ready to pack my bags just thinking about it!

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Set in the country side, near the coast and the town of Ragusa, Il Baglio della Sorgente is a private villa that exudes calm. The property is a converted winery and stables, and includes a pool and gardens.

Our world class villa host is The Thinking Traveller, six times winner of the Conde´ Nast Traveller Readers' Choice award.


Guests stay in airy, comfortable accommodations with options for private or shared bedrooms. This intimate venue offers just enough privacy while still allowing us to get to know each other and share a truly special experience!


Here’s what I have in store for the women who join me for the THRIVE Sicily Retreat:


  • Signature THRIVE coaching program with the tools to shift your mindset and your life

  • Exclusive use of luxury villa with amazing amenities

  • Concierge support to effortlessly plan your travel

  • Freshly prepared meals with in house chef

  • Expert-led yoga sessions and guided meditations

  • Site seeing in Modica, Ragusa and Noto as well as  excursions to the beach and nature preserve

  • Restaurant meals to sample the Sicilian cuisine

  • Winery tour with lunch

  • Professional private transportation

Check out the full itinerary  for a more detailed description of the amazing-ness in store!


I returned home with a full heart, grateful for everything I learned from Paula and the other amazing women and memories that will last a lifetime.

After Paula’s retreat I feel more confident with a sense of calm, joy and hope. The experience was better than I expected, hoped or imagined it could be.


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(subject to change)

Saturday, Sept 17

As soon as your flight touches down at Catania Airport, you’ll jump right into the retreat experience by meeting your fellow retreat goers and sharing the scenic ride to Il Baglio della Sorgente villa via private transportation. You'll be welcomed with an aperitivo and we’ll get to know each other as we settle in. The day finishes out with a delicious al fresco meal prepared by our in house chef.

This retreat is for you if you...


  • Are ready to devote dedicated time and energy to learn new skills that will change your life

  • Think that the best trips combine relaxation and adventure

  • Love making friends on vacation

  • Want a trip where all the details are taken care of for you

  • Enjoy site seeing

  • Believe in the importance of self discovery

  • Are excited to learn new ways to nourish your mind, body, and spirit

  • Go with the flow and can find ways to fill down time


This retreat is not for you if you:


  • Want spa services, room keeping, or choice of meals

  • Need solitude or complete privacy

  • Are interested in the venue, but not the retreat program itself


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This retreat was life changing for me.

I'm so glad I said YES to this experience!

Claudia, THRIVE Retreats, Puglia Italy

Early bird pricing until July 4, 2022


Price of retreat $3600 plus cost of room

(room rates start at $175/night per person and vary depending on room type)

after July 4th price of retreat $4200

(room rate remains the same)

What’s Included:


Signature THRIVE Program

Sicily provides the setting, but the THRIVE program provides the magic.


I’ll be leading intensive workshops throughout our stay designed to inspire, ignite, and illuminate. Topics include:


  • Using the tools of positive psychology to improve your life, relationships, and mindset

  • Understanding and leveraging your VIA strengths to live in alignment with your true self

  • Developing healthy and sustainable habits to find peace, happiness, and meaning

  • Clarifying your life's purpose with tools to define how to live into your best self

  • An action plan to jumpstart a dream goal


Once-in-a-lifetime Sicilian Experience

Included in retreat & room price are...

  • Concierge travel planning to book your flights

  • Transportation to and from Catania airport to our villa

  • 7 nights accommodation in private or shared room at Il Baglio della Sorgente

  • Daily continental breakfast prepared in villa by personal villa staff

  • Daily lunches either in house or restaurant

  • 4 dinners prepared in house by personal chef 

  • 3 restaurant dinners

  • Winery Tour with lunch

  • Visit to Vendicari Nature Preserve

  • Excursions to Modica, Noto and Ragusa with private transportation

  • Beach day with lido rental 

  • Morning yoga and meditation

  • Welcome and closing receptions with wine and cheese

  • Free time to read, meditate, or rest


Not Included in retreat price...

  • Flights to and from Catania airport

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 I could go on and on about how phenomenal this retreat is (and go into plenty more detail in the FAQ section) — but I’ll tell you something you need to know even more...

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If this trip is calling to you, it’s for a reason. Aren’t you dying to know what it is?

The universe works in mysterious ways. It brings people together at the right time for the right reasons. 


I’m honored to hold the space for those special connections and inspiring shifts to happen.


There is SO much magic to be experienced at the THRIVE Sicily Retreat, and some amazing women to share it with.


Join us!


I’d love to tell you more about the retreat and answer any questions you might have. 

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