The Short Version: This October, Joan Marie Whelan will pluck people out of their ordinary lives and offer them an unforgettable experience in the Tuscany region of Italy. The Intuitive Specialist has spent her career inspiring, motivating, and instructing singles on personal and professional issues, and now she has launched an international effort to help people feel more centered. During the retreat, Joan Marie will spend five days with her clients on a peaceful Italian villa and teach them how to build self-esteem, cultivate positivity and gratitude, and pursue healthy relationships with themselves and others. The retreat will empower singles and couples to become more conscious, loving, and enlightened partners who are able to tackle any challenge thrown their way.

Joan Marie Whelan has traveled around the world influencing and advising people in matters of the heart and mind. Her intuitive and wise counsel has positively impacted the lives of people from all walks of life, and sometimes the transformational experience is eye-opening for her as well.

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Intuitive Specialist Joan Marie Whelan accompanies her clients on a transformational journey.

In the summer of 2018, Joan Marie traveled to Tuscany to work closely with a client who wanted to start his own company. Though the man sought her guidance in the business sector, she found she could help him gain clarity on other issues as well. Working with her helped the man heal his heart and recover from a bad breakup.

In addition to Joan Marie’s lessons, the breathtaking surroundings of Italy gave the man the serenity and perspective he needed to re-energize himself.

“Tuscany is intoxicating in a loving way,” Joan Marie told us. “It has the power to open your heart and help ground you. When we came back to the States, my client shared that he felt like he had blasted out of a rocket ship into a free and exhilarating new person, who he truthfully is.”

Now the man has set goals and standards that will lead him to the life he wants. He is moving forward with a renewed purpose and cultivating healthier and more fulfilling relationships as a result.

Joan Marie said she felt so inspired by the man’s transformation that she decided to launch a group retreat to Tuscany and invite others to awaken their senses and make progress in all areas of life. She has put together an exciting program of activities to ensure the body, heart, and mind work together in perfect harmony.

“We are putting together a nice group of men and women who are looking to connect more deeply with their own hearts, connect greater with their own passions, and explore Tuscany,” she said. “It is for someone who is looking to explore life in a healthy and rewarding way.”

“Under the Tuscan Sun” is a Unique Spiritual Experience

This October, Joan Marie will transport participants — spiritually and physically — to a rejuvenating and enlightening place for five days. She will host a retreat in Tuscany where she will share love insights in an enriching environment. The Italian Villa Experience, as she calls it, will leave singles and couples feeling recharged and ready to change their lives.

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Joan Marie’s Tuscany retreat will take place at a breathtaking 25-acre villa.

Joan Marie shared an excited and impassioned invitation with her clients via email, saying, “I am personally inviting you to participate in this extraordinary experience under The Tuscan Sun in Italy.” So far, both men and women have responded to her message and joined her group.

The goal of the retreat is to put participants in touch with the subconscious impulses and false beliefs that can hold them back from achieving their dreams. By giving men and women the space to meditate on who they are and what they want, the excursion can lead to emotional breakthroughs and positive transformations.

Joan Marie’s upbeat attitude and emotionally attuned guidance encourages people to embrace the joys in their lives and let go of bad habits and patterns.

“I am excited to share and help you experience living your highest vibration at all times as you open your heart at a deeper level,” she said. “This will help you to feel empowered, invigorated, and ready for adventure in your daily life.”

A Relaxing Program Awakens the Spirit

The Tuscany retreat will take place in a picturesque villa where guests can walk the grounds and connect with nature. Joan Marie’s clients will arrive on Sunday, Oct. 21, and spend the next few days in a totally relaxed state of mind.

First on the agenda is a welcome dinner and cocktail party on Sunday evening. This will help participants get to know one another and start their vacations off on the right foot.

Photo of the Tuscany villa

The villa’s warm environment facilitates conversation and connection.

On Monday, Joan Marie will start leading instructive seminars that prompt guests to tap into their inner power and emotionally prepare themselves to be the best they can be.  Tuesday is an excursion day — guests will embark on a wine tour and see several Italian towns in the area. They’ll have time to shop, laugh, and make new friends.

Wednesday will get everyone’s juices flowing during a cooking class where guests learn how to prepare a delicious meal and then get to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Thursday is the last day of the retreat. Joan Marie will say her farewells around noon and remind everyone not to forget everything they have learned and experienced in Tuscany. Many clients thank her for giving them the direction they needed to pursue healthy relationships, successful careers, and happy lives.

Your heart will open so much during this experience, Joan said, that it will be painful to go back to your old ways. It will be a transformational shift for participants both personally and professionally.

“Witnessing people having a huge awakening as they grasp the specific tools learned from this retreat is magical,” she said. “Now they are prepared to take grounded healthy risks, make better choices and create a detailed game plan to help them formulate the permanent changes they are looking for.”

Photo of the view at the Tuscany villa

Staying five days at an Italian villa can give people a new point of view.

Participants on the Tuscany retreat can expect to be pampered every step of the way as they explore both the beautiful surroundings and the inner workings of their own hearts.

“You will see that this whole retreat is about your heart,” Joan Marie said, “and connecting deeply with the energy in Tuscany. This experience will help shift your heart.”

The retreats empower participants to become better leaders and lovers in their daily lives. The experience reminds them to cultivate gratitude and get in touch with themselves and their needs.

“This trip will emotionally set you free,” she said. “As you return home, you will crave a new and improved life. Your heart is now ready to fully live! This amazing retreat experience will help you set the tone for how you wish to feel every day as you choose to place your thoughts to focus on your desired outcome.”

Joan Marie Gives Singles a Chance to Feel Alive

Throughout her coaching career, Joan Marie has seen her clients take her lessons to heart and use them to change their lives. Now she seeks to go beyond the average coaching experience and reach people on a deeper level by freeing them from their everyday cares and concerns. Her Tuscany retreat promises to be an enlivening and healing adventure for anyone experiencing challenges in their personal or professional lives.

“This adventure into self prepares you to heal the relationships you’re in and prepare you for healthy, grounded, loving relationships when you return home,” she said.

The retreat emphasizes the importance of self-esteem and self-care, and the overall experience offers people a fresh perspective in a rejuvenating setting like no other. Joan Marie told us she hopes people leave the retreat feeling inspired to improve themselves and their lives in lasting ways.

“You will really begin to feel so loved unconditionally that you will be able to create this environment in all areas of your life,” she said. “When we feel better about who we are, we are better prepared to speak up in a healthy way and communicate our feelings in an honest, truthful manner with self and others.”