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IWelcome to courses in the Magic Garden at Villa Rosita. Let yourself be inspired in our paradisiacal garden with a very special atmosphere, skilled teachers and an exciting course content that is adapted to you who come.

 

This fall's two courses:

Find inner joy and peace - with the heart in focus

The creative journey - a colorful week with painting in focus

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Find inner joy and peace 
- with the heart in focus

Villa Rosita, September 10 - 17 - 2024

We invite you to joyful togetherness with yourself and others in beautiful and inspiring surroundings.

Listen to your heart and open to the inner voice that knows your truth.

We look forward to being with you here at Villa Rosita.

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Villa Rosita is waiting for you in the hills near the small village of Santa Maria a Monte. Luring you here for a week where you and your heart are in focus. A week where you have time to enjoy your own togetherness, listen to your inner voice and sense yourself in harmony with the other course participants and the nature around you.
 
Throughout the course we will use different meditation exercises, dream journeys and yoga. Open your senses in heartwarming togetherness with others who want to get to know themselves better and discover their own inner beauty and joy!
 

Together you'll spend your days, preferably barefoot, in The Magical Garden that surrounds the villa here in Tuscany as you curiously begin your inner journey. A week where you can explore yourself, connect with your inner joy and your heart power.

 

This week, prioritize yourself. With ease and joy, explore your inner truth through your senses. The simple exercises and beautiful surroundings are important keys to finding peace within yourself. This provides a space for good inner and outer conversations, and not least alone time.

 

The course is held at Per and Kari's home on their magnificent 22-acre property, with beautiful gardens in full bloom, stone paths and secret rooms with time for reflection and contemplation... It's good to be a guest here.

 

Only 10 places on the course.

 

Welcome to a week where you say YES to life!

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DAILY PROGRAM

The teaching will, for the most part, take place outdoors and we use nature as a teacher. We explore different breathing techniques, simple yoga adapted to each individual, meditation exercises, dream travel, Feng Shui and intuitive painting.

 

You practice being present and listening to the silence and your heart. Listen to your senses in open joy of beauty and life!

The teaching is adapted to you who come and we encourage an open dialog along the way.

 

The first and last days are travel days.

On the first day, we will pick you up at the airport and drive to your accommodation, Casale i Lecci.

On the last day, we'll wrap things up together. Then we travel to Pisa and visit the Square of Miracles with the Leaning Tower before heading to the airport. 

 

DAILY PROGRAM 

09.30 We pick you up at your accommodation

10.00 Morning yoga and exercises with Satu

One of the days there will be a mini course in massage with the deep-acting Raindrop oils

14.00 Joint lunch and private time

16.00 Joint teaching

18.00 We drive you back to your accommodation

We serve a tasty lunch with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

 

On one of the days, we'll have lunch at a local winery, with wine tasting and a guided tour.

On the last day, we'll spend the afternoon in Lucca with a shared dinner (at your own expense).

 

Most evenings are at your own disposal.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The price, E 1600, includes 7 nights accommodation, airport transfer (Pisa/Firenze), other transportation and lunch every day. In addition, a visit to a vineyard with guided tour, wine tasting and lunch is included.

At Villa Rosita you will be served coffee, tea, water, fruit and snacks. 

 

Supplement for single room E150. You must arrange your own flights.

 

We recommend that you dress in comfortable clothes, preferably in natural fibers. Bring a warm jacket for chilly evenings.

 

Invest in a beautiful notebook and bring drawing and writing materials. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. 

 

Villa Rosita is located at the top of a hill and the park is on the slope below, so there are some stairs. Bring good shoes or go barefoot, we have many cozy resting places with beautiful views.

 

The medieval village of Santa Maria a Monte is a short bike ride away from the residence. Pontedera, the hometown of the Vespa, is a 15-minute drive away. There you will find shops and restaurants.

 

Read about your tour guides, Grete, Per and Kari   

Feel free to contact Kari by e-mail at kari@balanzen.no if you would like more information

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The creative journey
- colorful week with painting in focus
Villa Rosita, October 8 - 15 -  2024

Time for creative and inspiring togetherness with yourself and others in scenic and magical surroundings

We look forward to seeing your expression blossom wildly and uninhibitedly at Villa Rosita

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Villa Rosita is waiting for you in the hills near the small village of Santa Maria a Monte. Luring you here for a week where creativity, inspiration and exploration are in focus. Here you can play your way to your own expression, try out new techniques or just land, rest in yourself and let yourself be inspired by the scenic surroundings and art in the park.
 
There's room for everyone on this course. Would you like to try painting for the very first time?  Or do you want to further your exploration of colors and shapes on canvas? Then this course is for you.
 
Kari and Grete will take you on a journey into your own inner landscape. At the same time as you enjoy the beautiful nature, colors and scents at Villa Rosita. You can then express your sensory impressions on canvas. There are no rules here, just free expression with good guidance to help you find your expression.
 

This week is yours. In lightness and joy, we draw inspiration and awaken creativity, while helping you to open your senses. The simple exercises and beautiful surroundings are important keys to finding peace within yourself, so you can hear your creative voice more easily.

 

The course is held at Per and Kari's home on the magnificent 22-acre property, with beautiful gardens in full bloom, stone paths and secret spaces for time for reflection and contemplation...

 

It's good to be here.

 

Only 10 places on the course.

 

Welcome to a week where you say YES to your creativity and zest for life!
 

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DAILY PROGRAM

The way in.
We start the day with a joint meditation, breathing exercises or other techniques. So that you get in touch with your creative core. Or maybe you just want some time to yourself, make a sketch, open your senses, or simply do nothing.


The journey.
Here there is room for wonder and amazement. To let go of control and play. The expression can be completely non-figurative (not representing anything), playful, humorous and honest. You can paint over it as many times as you like. Then you can build on what lies beneath and shines through. The goal is not to finish the work, but the process of getting to know yourself and expressing it.


Basic theory.
Every day we have a joint session on color theory, use of materials, understanding values or sketching. We also explore how we can find painting tools in the nature around us and try this out.

The first and last days are travel days.On the first day, we'll pick you up at the airport and drive to your accommodation, Casale i Lecci.

 

On the last day, we'll finish together. Then we travel to Pisa and visit the Square of Miracles with the Leaning Tower before heading to the airport.

DAILY PROGRAM 

09.30 We pick you up at your accommodation

10.00 Coffee on the stairs and meditation - Painting/drawing

14.00 Joint lunch and private time

16.00 Joint teaching and painting

18.00 We drive you back to your accommodation

We serve a tasty lunch, with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.


One of the days we will have lunch at a local winery, with a wine tasting and a guided tour.

On the last day, we'll spend the afternoon in Lucca with a shared dinner (at your own expense).

 

Most evenings are at your own disposal.
 

 

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

8 days in Tuscany.

The price, E 1600, includes accommodation, transport and painting materials and lunch on most days. You also get coffee, tea, water, fruit and snacks.

  

You must arrange the flight yourself.

One of the days we have lunch at a local vineyard, with wine tasting and a tour of the farm.

The day before returning home, we spend the afternoon together in Lucca with a joint dinner (you have to pay for this yourself).

Pontedera, the Vespa's hometown, is 15 minutes away by taxi. There you will find shops, restaurants etc. Santa Maria a Monte is a short bike ride away.

Otherwise, we recommend that you dress in comfortable clothes, preferably in natural fibres. Feel free to bring a warm jacket or two for chilly evenings that may surprise us and maybe there will be a few drops of rain too.

Invest in a beautiful notebook and bring drawing and stationery. If you have some painting equipment, such as brushes, small tubes of paint etc., please bring them along.

Feel free to contact Kari by e-mail at kari@balanzen.no if you would like more information

If you want, you can treat yourself to a massage with our eminent masseuse, Satu.

GENERAL INFORMATION

To be sure to get a plane ticket and hotel, we recommend that you book as soon as possible!

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