The Watermill at Posara: a magical setting in the heart of rural Tuscany

Where better to Find your Oomph than at the Watermill at Posara?

Secluded millstream gardens, sun-drenched terraces, millstone tables under the vines... just some of the charms of The Watermill at Posara in Tuscany, Italy. It has become a world-famous venue for relaxing, inspiring, fun-filled painting holidays, creative writing workshops, knitting holidays, Italian language courses and yoga retreats.

I have collaborated with the owners Bill and Lois Breckon to create a fabulous life-changing week which will inspire you to connect with your own inner freedom and find peace, strength, vitality and joy. Inspiring Oomphwork and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one!

It's been a GREAT time – really, really worthwhile coming. I've felt a lot calmer, less agitated and more connected with myself.
Is this you?

"I feel drained. I've lost my get-up-and-go."

"I find it hard to relax – and anyway I'm too busy."

"My life's good – I've got nothing to complain about really. But I don't seem to have any passion for what I'm doing - there's no fire in my belly. I don't know... maybe I'm bored."

Do you never really let yourself have fun unless you bring everyone else along with you, to make sure they're all having fun too?

Ever catch yourself realising that you have great intentions - and you start things, but you can't seem to get them finished?

Do you seem to try really hard, but never quite get to where you want to be?

Do you worry too much?

Do you often feel stressed and overwhelmed?

Do you feel stuck? Or get the sense that you are drifting through life with no real progression, or passion or purpose?

Do you know you could be doing more - but instead find yourself watching hours of TV whilst consuming a tub of ice cream or demolishing a packet of chocolate biscuits and then feeling guilty about it?

"I've just realised that I have to put myself first now. But how do I do that?"

You're already half way there. You've come to a massive realisation. And this retreat will be absolutely perfect for you now, as it's the next logical step.

If the words empowered, strong, fun, joy, delight, shine, sparkle, authentic, loving, warm, appreciative, enthusiastic, playful and sincere appeal to you (these are all Oomph qualities by the way), then I think you'll love this retreat.

The Find Your Oomph Retreat is a unique opportunity to:

Reconnect with your true self, the real you - the one who feels free to run barefoot through the grass, or dance like no-body's watching, or to sing from the top of a mountain! To laugh and play imaginatively and have fun. It's GREAT to get back to that place inside yourself again, and to witness the transformative effect it can have on your life.

Find out how to sustain that sense of ease, lightness, freedom and joy - whatever is going on in your life, and however other people around you may be behaving. Believe me, it's perfectly possible to do so and to emerge from a mire of mud unscathed, and smelling of roses!

Find empowering ways to deal with any life transitions that you may be facing.

Explore quick and easy ways to achieve a great balance in your life. When your life is in balance, you always get better results, personally and professionally. It's a win/win!

Discover a range of was to let go of thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that may be holding you back. Sometimes you can do this more quickly than you might think!

Relax, reflect and find clarity. There will ample opportunities to chat to other group participants, and also for some one-to-one time with me. Sometimes the right thing said by the right person in the right place can transform your life!

Connect with a small, supportive group who share your interest in personal development, and who also are ready to enjoy a personal and empowering transformation.

Enjoy the luxury of a time-rich week, to have fun and learn to de-stress whilst basking in a beautiful, sun-drenched and relaxing environment, where all your daily needs are catered for.

"I feel such a difference in myself – I haven't felt this good in ages! Thank you so much."Sam

Location and Venue:

The Watermill is in the comune (administrative district) of Fivizzano which, as well as a hundred ancient castles in its boundaries, contains not one, but two environmentally protected areas: the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the backbone of Italy, and the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps, home of the marble mountains of Carrara. Because of this protected status the air and the water are pure and unpolluted and the area abounds in wildlife.

The Watermill itself is a complex of elegant and historic Tuscan buildings, surrounding a sunny courtyard with an adjoining vine verandah, rose pergola and sun-filled walled garden. More gardens lead to walks along the river and the sun-dappled millstream.

The Watermill stands beside the River Rosaro in the small village of Posara. Peaceful and secluded, yet part of the village, the mill is just a mile or so from the walled medieval town of Fivizzano with its cafés, restaurants and shops. This is the heart of Lunigiana, in the North-west of Tuscany, a truly unspoilt part of Italy, stunningly beautiful and full of protected wildlife.

Bill and Lois have lovingly restored the historic buildings and created eight beautiful bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, plus two self-contained apartment suites, each with a double bedroom, bathroom and sitting room. The bright and airy rooms are well decorated and tastefully furnished. All enjoy lovely views of the river, the gardens or the mountains. There is a graceful communal sitting room, and the courtyard dining room is the unique setting for leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals. As a previous Watermill guest said: "We had a fantastic time at The Watermill at Posara: the location is of outstanding beauty, and the food is out of this world."

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