JOIN US IN AN OLD WORLD WHERE ROLLING HILLS, WINE, AND FOOD, SLOW TIME DOWN...JUST A LITTLE... JUST ENOUGH
... and just in time to re-inspire, reconnect, and rekindle that lost dream, passion or vision that you might have forgotten you once had.
SEPTEMBER 14 - 21 2019 | TUSCANY, ITALY
Are you looking to Connect with, Rekindle or Amplify your Passion?
Are you a Leader who is in need of time to introspect and recalibrate?
Do you want to Live and Lead with Purpose and Meaning?
Then you are going to want to join us on an experience that will forever change the way you look at the one life you have.
...Welcome to VACATION with PURPOSE
Your unique experience awaits....
Time for Self
Regardless of which of these experiences you are looking for, one thing is for certain - you are feeling the need to find that fire, that drive, that meaning that once made life exciting.
Technology 24/7, busy work, busy family, busy lives: everybody needs something from you! No time…for you...
But there is time... No, you can’t buy it, but you can commit to giving it to yourself. Maybe this is the year you will.
And as the sun sets while you sit poolside overlooking forested Tuscan hills in an exclusive villa…sipping on a glass of one of the regions finest wines…thinking about the small medieval hill town you visited today…the pasta you made yesterday…the hike you’re going on tomorrow to a hot spring…and the new friends supporting you as you untangle what you want from all of the day to day expectations that life puts on you– then you will know you made the right decision to come here...
An old world, where rolling hills, wine, and food, slow time down…just a little – just enough.
Tuscany is a wonderful backdrop to reawaken. This is a region steeped in history, but it is also the birthplace of a movement that changed Europe and the world. Great artists and visionaries, like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, ushered in art and architecture that transformed civilization.
The Renaissance began here – the great rebirth.
In this special inner circle experience, we will take a small intimate group into their own personal renaissance. Wrapped in the beauty of Tuscany amidst the forested hills surrounding the villa, we will have interactive and collaborative workshops and exercises that help us explore our hidden drivers, passions, and values. Our hidden selves. We will contemplate learnings while enjoying the spacious grounds and swimming pools. We have curated a series of unique excursions and immersive activities that couple learning with trail hikes, medieval hill town walks, wine tastings and star gazing. We will bond with nature, and with the amazing individuals that we will meet in this one of a kind experiential retreat.
This beautiful rustic villa is located in the rolling forested hills of Tuscany, just south of Siena. The villa’s old stone walls are aged, but evoke strength and security: the structure has stood here since the 13th century. But there is nothing medieval on the inside. The simple elegance of the rooms and common areas offers comfortable and soothing amenities.
We have hand picked this villa for the ambiance it generates. The grounds offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature with walks along old paths that wander through forests and fields. Or just relax in the pool, admiring the hills while having a glass of wine under the Tuscan sun.
Inside and out, this villa exudes peace and encourages a disconnection from the busy outside world that tempts us too often with its distractions.
Come to be inspired by the people, the program, and Tuscany herself!
A life of purpose, where we live with meaning helps us to build outlets that share our value with those around us. In his book The Blue Zones, a study of the lifestyle habits of centenarians, Dan Buettner notes that having a sense of purpose is one of the key contributors to a longer and healthier life.
Vacation with Purpose™ is an experience where we will explore how to create higher levels of purpose out of our passions. We will identify what it is that uniquely makes us feel passion through using specially crafted assessments and introspection exercises. We will go deep into understanding our key underlying drivers and motivations, source our patterns, and use these insights to align and optimize both our professional and personal lives.
Discover who you are again, and reawaken why you are here by confronting what you are here to do.
Connect with, Rekindle, and Amplify your Individual Purpose
Experience this beautiful opportunity to reconnect with yourself, and remember those things that used to give you so much joy. It’s time to bring those things back into your everyday!
Getting connected with ourselves, our passions and purpose, is often more than just delving deep inside. We also need to shed things we (or other people) have been telling ourselves for years. We take an investigative look into our authentic self, identifying and isolating societal residue or expectations that were never ours, but that we may have come to internalize over time.
Vacation with Purpose™ is a powerful and unique experience for those of us looking to find more purpose in our life, are in a stage of transition, or simply want to do some deep inward exploration and connect with others on a similar journey in the beauty of Tuscany.
Connect with, Rekindle, and Amplify your Individual Passion and Purpose
In an intimate group of 15 like-minded people from around the world, you will participate in a broad range of activities such as:
Immerse yourself in powerful activities that will uncover your deeper truths and learn ways you can better align with them.
Experience Blue Zone Living with special days and activities dedicated to internalizing the life and lifestyle of centenarians
Explore cathedrals, art and architecture. Discover Italian History and the Renaissance: the era of Michelangelo and da Vinci.
Learn the Science of Passion and learn new ways to drive performance while staying on purpose.
Unleash the Renaissance Artist in you with a painting lesson and produce your personal expression to the world.
Discover clarity on your unique passions, hidden drivers and purpose by building your own custom inner compass.
Here’s what we’re planning for your Vacation with Purpose
"Wherever you are
on your journey,
we welcome you
and are committed to
giving you a one of a kind experience."
- -The Vacation with Purpose Team
◊ Begin the day with sunrise Yoga/Meditation overlooking Tuscan forested hills
◊ Be a part of unique experiential activities that model Blue Zone cultures, and feel the state of being in an optimal human experience
◊ Join informative talks/discussions on the Psychology of Passion and Purpose and have personal discovery sessions with our facilitators
◊ Hike on trails around the Villa and the forested Tuscan parks
◊ Swim in one of Tuscany's famous natural hot springs
◊ Indulge in wine tasting and sample some of the regions best
◊ Craft your own unique alignment map to help you get to your core expression and learn how this creates higher levels of Passion and Purpose in your life
◊ Star gaze in a private observatory under the Tuscan stars
◊ Connect with your Creative Expression as we indulge in a guided water-color class
◊ Learn the art of a local Tuscan dish in a private cooking class, while sharing in wonderful conversations as we connect, dine, and drink wine
◊ Learn the biology of connection and the importance of trust-based relationships
◊ Gain tools that will transcend this experience as we clear old scripts from your mind, and replace them with ones that are liberating, empowering and powerful
◊ Open your heart and mind to new possibilities
◊ Move through guided introspection exercises to bridge your present state to your highest self
◊ Tour the ancient hillside towns of Sienna and Monticianot, connect, and explore with others on a journey that will forever change the way you look at the one life you have
What's Included + Costs
Vacation With Purpose™ has two cost structures for individuals, and for couples:
- Single Cost: $7,950 USD (1 Room, 1 double bed, and en-suite bathroom) plus applicable taxes
- Couple Cost: $13,700 USD (1 Room, 1 double bed or 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom) plus applicable taxes
- Note that “couples” can be friends, it is more a matter that a room is being shared by two people.
Cost includes the following:
- The Passion Centre Program and Inspired Performance Institute: over 30 hours of content, activities, personal discovery, development and powerful insights.
- Accommodation for 7 nights
- Morning Yoga or Meditation
- Continental breakfast
- 5 Lunches (days excluded are when we are on excursions)
- 5 Dinners (days excluded are when we are on excursions)
- Wine and Beverages
- Exclusive use of villa grounds, including pools
- Excursions including wine tasting, trip to hill towns, hikes, tour guides and transport to and from villa for excursions
- Personalized guidance for your trip planning, including vacation itinerary recommendations before and after the retreat
For individual participants: 50% of cost ($3,975 USD) by April 30, 2019. Remaining 50% of cost by May 31, 2019.
For couple participants: 50% of cost ($6,850 USD) by April 30, 2019. Remaining 50% of cost by May 31, 2019.
Note: Deposits are non-refundable unless an event requires the trip to be cancelled.
What's Not Included
- Flights and Transportation costs to and from the villa on day of arrival and day of departure for the retreat
- Meals on days where there are excursions (estimated at: 1 lunch, and 2 dinners)
- Food beyond the primary breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals outlined
Meet The Program Facilitators
KIRA DAY, CCP, FOUNDER - THE PASSION CENTRE
Combining insights from almost two decades in the corporate space, and learnings from the fields of Psychology, Design Thinking, and Business, Kira helps people identify, understand, and activate their passions for work and personal fulfillment.
Using her methodology and programs, Kira supports individuals that want to experience higher levels of alignment between what they do for work and their 'calling'. Typically, Kira’s clients are in a state of transition, looking for new careers, side hustles, passion ventures, or intense personal discovery and development.
She believes firmly that if any meaningful, significant or sustainable change is to happen in the world around us, it must first begin with the Self. When we comprehend our own motivation and drivers, we are all-powerful and can influence our lives and the world around us in profound ways.
Prior to founding The Passion Centre, Kira spent close to 2 decades in the corporate space. She retired her career as National Sales Manager for Samsung Electronics Canada back in 2016 to pursue her dream. The dream, that is now, The Passion Centre.
She enjoys spending time with her best friend, also her husband, crafting Passion projects and immersing herself in nature and great company. Travel is one of her many personal passions, and she has loved the process of crafting this unique experience, and bringing it to the world! (Alongside her husband Marc LaPierre and the talented Dr. Leslie Hamilton. We encourage you to read on and get to know them better as well!)
MARC LAPIERRE, EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR - VACATION WITH PURPOSE
Marc has been planning travel excursions for his family and friends since his first backpacking trip in Ireland when he was 18 years old. Though he is slowly trading in the hostel for more refined accommodations and experiences, he hasn’t lost sight of the one thing that hostels will always do better than any 5-star hotel: create a sense of community and friendships with travelers of all backgrounds. With this in mind, Marc scouts out unique accommodations and experiences that blend comfort and elegance while encouraging communication and connection.
His favourite trip he has ever planned was his wedding for 40 guests in Venice, Italy, followed by his 3 week honeymoon. His wife thought it was an alright time too.
Marc is excited to bring his enthusiasm for travel planning to The Vacation With Purpose™ brand in 2019, and is already scouting out some 2020 and beyond locations!
In addition to working with The Passion Centre, he is a director of Client Services for a FinTech company, overseeing executive relationships and projects in large strategic accounts. He also pursues his other passion for fiction writing on the side, and hopes to have his first published work out in the next 12 months! (Go Marc!!)
Dr. Leslie Hamilton
DR. LESLIE HAMILTON
Dr. Leslie Hamilton, Ph.D. has over 17 years of clinical experience helping people create their best lives
She is passionate about helping clients create new narratives in which they turn their challenges into triumphs as they build lives filled with joy, purpose and fulfillment.
Drawing from her professional experience in the areas of Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, Trauma and Mindfulness, Dr. Leslie believes optimal performance begins with a clear mind and a regulated nervous system. From here we build healthy bodies and meaningful connections, with ourselves, with others and with our sense of joy and purpose in the world.
Dr. Leslie is a graduate of the University of Florida and University of Miami and is an adjunct professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Orlando, Florida.
The Vacation with Purpose teamare so happy to have Dr. Leslie, as she brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and dimension that she is much too humble to state for herself. She has a balance of brain and heart and feel a sense of non-judgement and comfort when she is in the room with you.
She is an amazing contribution to the experience we have designed and crafted, and it is an absolute honour to have her on our team!!
Interested in joining us for Vacation with Purpose in Tuscany?
Do the dates and costs work?
Then we should talk!
Vacation with Purpose™ offered by The Passion Centre is open to everyone. However, The Passion Centre wants to ensure that our program aligns with participants and vice versa. An interview helps us understand participant goals and expectations for Vacation with Purpose™, and it helps participants learn more about the program and content so that both parties can be sure the Retreat is a “fit.”
Please provide your contact information so that we can schedule an appointment with you. You do not want to miss this opportunity!
For any general inquiries or if you have any specific questions please email Marc LaPierre at [email protected]
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