Meredith Harper Houston Retreat

May 29 - Jun 3|6 days|Tuscany

About This Event

In this Heavenly Tuscan Dream setting Meredith Harper Houston will guide participants on a journey of healing to reveal our deepest power, unleash our divine femininity, discover our true essence and bathe in our radiant and sensual expression through crystal bowl sound healing, Swan Flow Ballet, meditation, breath work, chakra cleansing; good food, sacral free flow movement, circle talks, all set in an enchanting and supportive environment.

When we dance and move our body we are making room for our soul’s truest expression. We are opening our physical to house the continuous expansion of our life force stamina. We are resting in the silence of space so we can listen to the whispers that reveal our individual calling. We create the arena for our spirit to soar.

If you are looking to heal trauma, old wounds, re-write stories, shift inner narratives, become more embodied, discover your sensual power, feel liberated and in your voice, or simply amplify your own rejuvenating practices with a group of divine women, this is for YOU.

Meredith’s misson is to guide people to the deepest purpose of realigning them with their physical form and supporting them to their own limitless vitality and courage to live their dreams. Meredith’s extraordinary therapeutic approach for restorative balance and mental well-being is about bringing forth the wholeness that resides inside of you. The spirit of the inexhaustible reservoir of life, abundance, of imagination, energy that is yearning to be expressed, to be recognized, to be claimed, to be increased and multiplied… through you. As you.

We are waking up The Divine Swan Within all of us for ultimate healing and self-love.

3400€/per person

About the retreat leader

Meredith Harper Houston is a Southern California-based professional athlete, professional dancer, community leader, and visionary. She is the founder of two programs: Balletics, a program designed for professional athletes that utilizes ballet for optimum athleticism, and The Swan Within, a non-profit that transforms the lives of children who have been victims of and survived commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and who continue to suffer through juvenile incarceration. Meredith founded The Swan Within to create “a safe space for youth who have been abused so they can have full agency over their bodies”. Informed by her own transformative ballet journey out of the trauma caused by abuse, Meredith created this ballet-based curriculum to combine scholarship and mentorship for all incarcerated/foster juvenile youth, beyond the binary. Meredith’s trauma-informed approach—rooted in discipline, determination, and dedication— empowers youth & adults through positive self expression and confidence building exercises. Meredith has been widely recognized for her leadership, including receiving the Pioneer Woman of the Year Award from the City of Los Angeles and the State of California.

The success of The Swan Within Program authored by Meredith was, until recently, anecdotal. In April 2022, a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Trauma, Violence, and Abuse researched the profound effects of therapeutic dance on victims of trauma. Using exhaustive case studies, clinical trials, and quantitative analysis, the study grouped the outcomes into three categories: affect, interpersonal relationships, and the self. The results were profound: there were measurable improvements in self-awareness of emotion, expression of emotion, regulation of emotion, interpersonal relationships, boundary formation, sense of safety and freedom, body image, optimism for a positive future, and self-empowerment. Therapeutic dance is now considered a promising modality for the treatment of trauma.

Meredith Harper Houston’s The Swan Within Program is at the forefront of the therapeutic dance movement with the goal of returning agency, healing from trauma, and empowering individuals to take charge of their lives and their futures.

About the hotel

Torre a Cona is one of the best-kept secrets of Tuscany. Immersed in the Florentine hills, with an unforgettable view of the countryside, the charming eighteenth-century villa makes an immediate impression. Surrounded by olive groves, verdant vineyards and sturdy centuries-old walls, the estate has been restored with loving care and elegance.

Emphasis: Body

Arrival in Tuscany / Check-in at hotel

Welcome Dinner

Morning Workout

Morning Meditation

Breakfast

Free time / Optional Activity: Corfu Old Town Walking Tour

Group Discussion with Dani

Dinner

Morning Workout

Morning Meditation

Breakfast

Free time / Optional Activity: Corfu Old Town Walking Tour

Group Discussion with Dani

Dinner

Morning Workout

Morning Meditation

Breakfast

Free time / Optional Activity: Corfu Old Town Walking Tour

Group Discussion with Dani

Dinner

Morning Workout

Morning Meditation

Breakfast

Free time / Optional Activity: Corfu Old Town Walking Tour

Group Discussion with Dani

Dinner

Morning Workout

Morning Meditation

Breakfast

Free time / Optional Activity: Corfu Old Town Walking Tour

Group Discussion with Dani

Dinner

Start your
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Event Highlights

5-night accommodation

5 breakfast meals

5 dinner meals

All sessions with Meredith Harper Houston

Prices

3400€/per person

in Double Occ. room

Prices

4100€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation
  • 5 breakfast meals
  • 5 dinner meals
  • All sessions with Meredith Harper Houston

what’s not included

  • Airfare to/from Italy and Tuscany – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets
  • Arrival and departure land transfers
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Water, tea, soft drinks and beverages
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusion

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets

 

Language: English

Airport Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount is non-refundable | Should you wish to cancel your participation one month or less before the start of the retreat, 100% of cancellation fees are applied.

Important Info: In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling the total amount paid will be refunded.

Dietary Needs: Should you have any special dietary need/allergy, kindly let us know in advance in order to be able to better accommodate you in the best possible way.

 

Transport: For Meredith’s retreat in Tuscany, you can fly into 3 different airports:

-Florence: FLR
-Pisa: PSA
-Bologna: BLQ
From these airports, you can go to Torre A Cona with a transfer.
FLR to Torre a Conna: 40min
PSA to Torre a Conna: 1h30min
BLQ to Torre a Conna: 1h40min