“DID WE ALL LEAVE FEELING FABULOUS? YES, ABSOLUTELY.” LONDON EVENING STANDARD
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SUMMARY OF RETREAT / WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT / ABOUT GAIA / ABOUT THIS RETREAT / ABOUT PRICES & BOOKING / ABOUT THE HILL THAT BREATHES
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F**K IT BE YOU ‘RESTART’ RETREAT
MAY 23-30 / €1390-€1690
THE HILL THAT BREATHES
In a nutshell:
Most of us don’t get the best start to life. For a variety of reasons, we end up feeling not wanted, not worthy and maybe the odd one out.
And these feelings can carry on through life (and are often at the source of our perceived problems). This is a chance to RESTART and realise the truth: that you are wanted, and special and your life is meaningful.
This retreat at the wild and wonderful ‘Hill That Breathes’ includes Gaia’s renowned cold-water experience in a mountain river and pool, and her life-transforming Restart Process.
Prices are all-inclusive (full-board)
“I was, and continue to be, astounded at how strong I could be, just being me. Thank you Gaia.” M.T., ZURICH
Why you’ll love this retreat –
LIBERATING TEACHING from GAIA
You’ll feel better.
And you’ll learn how to feel well and free every day –
Long after the holiday effect has faded.
Nestled in the rolling hills near Urbino (birthplace of Raphael),
The Hill That Breathes is a 100 acre wooded hill with two converted farmhouses and panoramic pool. Yum.
People don’t expect this,
but you’ll feel safe and supported amongst new friends,
who are likely to one day be old friends.
ABOUT MAGIC GAIA
Gaia is F**k It personified.
Just hanging out with Gaia takes you to a different place. Having created the whole F**k It thing (with John) 14 years ago,
Gaia IS F**k It.
And you can’t help but get it when you’re with her.
We use the word ‘magic’ around Gaia too because that’s how people describe her and her work. (And Gaia has A LOT of people following her from one place to another, doing one retreat after another).
Gaia is a therapist with huge experience - having deep training in developmental trauma work (NARM), Somatic Experiencing, energy work, breathwork, voice dialogue and hypnotherapy. In her magic way, she creates space for true feelings, full life-force and personal truth. She brings to this process her work with trauma, with relational attachment and with energy, so that you have the chance to permanently shift self-limiting perceptions and beliefs and relax into a true sense of okayness.
- Gaia’s magical ability to impart our true sense of okayness 100% 100%
“Gaia is a goddess: the most incredible person I’ve ever met.” O.H., LONDON
ABOUT THIS F**K IT BE YOU ‘RESTART’ RETREAT
F**k It Be You.
F**k It Be You. Not the people pleaser, the one who says ‘yes’ when you mean ‘no’.
F**k It Be You. Not hiding your light and life-force, the one who says ‘no’ when you mean ‘yes’.
F**k It Be You. You as you are, not as you think you should be.
F**k It Be You. Doing what feels right, not what you think you should do.
F**k It Be You. Not always putting yourself last, not giving help when you need it yourself.
F**k It Be You. Listening to yourself and your feelings, not others and their opinions.
F**k It Be You. Including the vulnerable, tender and fragile you.
F**k It Be You. And don’t make any excuses for being you.
F**k It Be You.
Gaia's 'F**k It Be You' work helps you return to the true, clear and fully-alive you.
It is based on her long therapeutic experience and training in practices such as 'NARM' and Somatic Experiencing which relate to Developmental Trauma and our unconscious repetitive patterns.
We should learn the feelings of being welcomed, wanted and belonging very early in life,
when our experience is that we can be in our bodies and alive,
without stress and feeling totally safe and wanted as we are.
That is not the story for most of us.
In one way of another, we did not receive what we needed (and they’re called ‘core needs’):
We weren’t welcomed, cherished or met in the way that we required.
So through our lives we continue to perceive that we’re not wanted, or accepted, or cherished –
And even when that is actually happening,
And the opportunity is there to be welcomed,
We don’t recognise it.
Or, unconsciously, we continue to look for situations and people where we are not welcomed.
When we pause and start to see and recognize these patterns in our lives,
we actually can start to focus on the elements which are working,
and thus begin to welcome the elements that we were always missing.
It’s like pressing restart in your life.
Because you’re literally filling your life with the core need elements that were missing when you were young.
It takes several steps, but it feels like a completely new possibility,
A refreshing surge of life-energy that comes from seeing how unwittingly we reject ourselves and from learning how to reconnect.
“This was a perfect week with perfect people and perfect Gaia.
It was a life-changing experience.” E.M., BERLIN
On this retreat, Gaia will lovingly, skilfully and playfully guide you through your ‘restart’ liberation –
- You’ll explore the ‘Hidden Source’ beneath problems you experience in daily life
- You’ll reconnect with the true feelings beneath beliefs about life and yourself that you took on as a child.
- You’ll explore the sensations of being welcomed, safe and just in the right place
- You’ll see that feeling welcomed deeply affects your body and releases long-held stress
- You’ll realize that all these feelings can be available in your daily life
- You’ll experience all of this through Gaia’s transforming ‘Restart Process’
- You’ll enjoy Gaia’s magical cold water process in a stunning river pool in the mountains nearby. It will be a form of re-birth and baptism into your new restarted life.
All at The Hill That Breathes, with its 100 acres of woods, untouched nature and evenings camp-fires,
is the ideal place to experience and open to this… the natural sense of rightness that lies deep within.
Is it time for you to press ‘Restart’?
Adam, Eve, Eve, Eve and Adam
“I have come away from this experience a lot more in touch with how I feel and knowing that I just have to let go when I need to, and that it’s all okay.” L.C., AMSTERDAM
ABOUT PRICES AND BOOKING
The prices for this retreat are all-inclusive. So for this retreat, that means full-board accommodation at The Hill That Breathes (scroll down for room details), and the full F**k It Be You course. The prices are in the panel below this.
Your 1st instalment is €590.
The retreat prices for ‘F**k It Family’ are for those who’ve been on a F**k It retreat or event before.
To book, it’s easy:
1. Just check availability of your desired room option using the button below.
2. We’ll let you know by email if there’s space. If there is, we’ll then give you a link to the booking page. You can then fill in our booking form and pay the 1st instalment of €590 online within 5 minutes (yes, we’ve timed it!).
3. You can sit back and look forward to your retreat.
Payment Timings in detail:
Generally you pay in three instalments (depending on when you book).
The 1st instalment of €590 secures your booking.
The 2nd instalment is due 2 months later or 2 months before the retreat, whichever is earlier.
The 3rd instalment, payable to the venue, is due 6 weeks before the retreat.
We will take you through the precise figures of the 2nd and 3rd instalments when we reply to your availability enquiry.
WHEN IT FEELS RIGHT,
SAY THE MAGIC WORDS (F**K IT)
AND SEE IF WE STILL HAVE SPACE -
“I was deeply moved by Gaia. She seemed to know just how I felt, what my journey is.”
YOUR VENUE: THE HILL THAT BREATHES –
THE HILL THAT BREATHES YUM SHOW
A 100 ACRE WOODED HILL JUST FOR YOU NEAR URBINO
ABOUT THE HILL THAT BREATHES
“The Hill is a magical place.” The Observer
“Heartbreakingly lovely” The Guardian
The Hill That Breathes is a truly magical place. (Disclaimer here: we are somewhat biased as we created The Hill back in 2004, though we no longer live there or run it.) When we first saw the long-abandoned property and woods on this vast hill we could feel the magic and sense of peace. It always relaxed us there.
And over the time that we lived there and ran retreats, many miracles happened. Including our realisation that the profanity ‘F**k It’ could be therapeutic. Now, The Hill is run (and inhabited by) the Dutch Marsi family (and they call it ‘Villa Marsi’). They will look after you during your retreat – and Sandor (a great chef) will have you looking forward to meals.
The Hill That Breathes, then, is a 100 acre wooded hill. There are two converted farmhouses, a variety of outhouses, a stunning panoramic pool that pops out from the deep woods and a platform for your sessions (or a large space inside one of the houses). The Hill has a few things that none of our other venues have: you, as a group, will have exclusive use of the space (and this space is vast and isolated, so that means complete freedom), and it is a wild place (you will most likely see deer in the woods and hear owls at night).
A CONVERTED FARM-HOUSE NESTLED IN THE WOODS
The Hill was voted ‘Europe’s Best Retreat’ a few years ago for good reason: it is the perfect place to retreat from your daily life, pause and refresh and become inspired again.
Even though The Hill is in a very isolated valley with very few neighbours, it’s still only 20 minutes from the awe-inspiring beauty and cultural significance of Urbino (and they have nice bars and geleterias too!).
Travelling to this venue (in brief):
We will give you (very) detailed instructions once you book (in your ‘holiday pack’), but, briefly…
We will invite you to a private Facebook group so that you can talk to other guests who are coming on the same week, and thus meet and share taxis, etc.. if you fancy.
Most of our guests fly to Bologna, as it has the most flight options (though Ancona is a little closer). You would then take the train to Pesaro (1 to 2 hours depending on train). And take (and usually, share) a taxi up to The Hill That Breathes (about 50 mins).
In other words, it’s all pretty straightforward (and rather exciting).
THE RENAISSANCE GEM IS CLOSE-BY (BIRTH-PLACE OF RAPHAEL)
The Scores on the Doors –
- Sense of being a thousand miles from anywhere and your problems 97% 97%
- Noisy neighbours 1% 1%
- The space to reflect and to reconnect 93% 93%
The Rooms –
in SINGLE ROOM
There are only 5 single rooms available at The Hill, so it’s worth getting in early. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.
with SEMI-SINGLE SPACE
There are 5 rooms at The Hill with separate mezzanine floors. So one person can sleep in the downstairs area, and one on the mezzanine, with, therefore, a degree of separation – and thus these spaces are ‘semi-single’. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.
with TWIN or DOUBLE SPACES
Many of our guests come to a retreat on their own, then share with another guest (of the same sex) in a ‘twin’ room. Those booking ‘double’ rooms come to a retreat with another person, and tend to know them rather well. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.
with TRIPLE SPACE
Many of our guests come to a retreat on their own, then share with others. In this triple room, you share with two others (of the same sex). You’re certain to make a bunch of new friends on a F**k It Retreat, and your ‘roomies’ in such a room tend to even more special. The price is all-inclusive, so: Gaia’s teaching, the room and breakfast, lunch and dinner, all prepared by The Hill’s talented chef (and host), Sandor Marsi.