10 - 14 june 2024
Our vision is to gather as a tribe, embracing the deep sense of belonging which resides in each of us. We will inhabit an ancient and sacred space: Il Convento and spend a few days together, in the midst of the wild hills of northern Tuscany, nestled between the majestic Apuan Alps and the serene Mediterranean sea. Our intention is to gather in humbleness and respect for both nature and one other, embarking on a shared journey to co-create a sanctuary of love, attentive listening, and profound transformation.
Welcome to our holistic festival at the Convent Retreat Center, from June 10th to June 14th, 2024! It's a unique experience that blends mind, body, and spirit through a variety of workshops, including yoga, meditation, music, contemporary dance, bodywork, breathwork, and other activities designed to enrich your embodied human experience on this planet. Join us in this adventure and connect with your essence sharing a journey of personal growth.
We await you with open hearts and minds, ready to explore your potential!
We are not aiming to organize just another healing festival.
There is much more behind it.
We find ourselves in a truly special position to utilize our parents' lifelong project as a venue. Our awareness of the immeasurable value of this infrastructure grows with every year that passes. However, the treasure lies in our ability to extend this gift to our friends. And the birth of the festival is only the first of many steps in this direction.
For us, this festival marks the next chapter in opening up our space to a wider circle of friends and possibly igniting your curiosity about forming a more enduring connection with it.
Over the past few years, we've been lucky to cross paths with countless interesting humans who are happily sharing their unique gifts with the world. These teachers, healers and role models are supporting us wholeheartedly in the development of this festival.
So we have the location, the motivation, and the friends to hold space. This forms the fertile soil where we sow the seeds, giving rise to the birth of the Convento Festival.
Now is the time to come together in this profoundly powerful and sacred place, to drop out of the folly of societal norms, and become pioneers of a fresh way of life. We aspire to change our perception about time, surrendering ourselves to the eternal present moment and naturally aligning with the rhythm of nature.
It wants to be a time to ask life’s profound questions while also embracing our shared, humourous humanity. A festival that harmoniously blends the sacred and the profane. With room for both lightheartedness and the pure joy of play, as well as opportunities for profound healing, soulful connections, and heart opening experiences.
For pleasure and for humility, for intimate meditation and screaming dance. An opportunity to meet old friends and to find new ones. Aren’t the new ones maybe anyway old friends from past lives??
It is gonna be unforgettable, we can feel it in the very tips of our toes and in the warm depths of our hearts. …Can you feel it as well??
There will be a camping area where you can pitch your tent. If you're arriving with a camper, you'll need to purchase an additional camper ticket. If you prefer a bit more luxury, consider accommodations in the village of Casola in Lunigiana. We recommend Ca' Luni B&B and La Casa di Ale B&B, or other nearby options that you can find on Airbnb. We also happily recommend Agriturismo Tripala, a fifteen-minute drive from Casola.
There will be some healthy local food areas for you where you can get you a delicious meal or a energizing snack. In the village, you can stock up at the small supermarket with what you need, and it is allowed to use your own small camping gas cooker in the camping area.
In June, summer arrives in Casola. It's warm during the day with average temperatures reaching 25°C, perfect for soaking up the sun. However, evenings and nights can still be quite cool and moistly due to the large forests, which significantly lower the temperature. So, when packing, it's advisable to bring a thick sleeping bag and pack a warm sweater and a thick jacket just in case.
Sorry, although we would love to integrate also the animal world, we have to draw a line somewhere and can't accommodate pets at the festival.
Your family is more than welcome! Children can enter the festival for free till the age of 14 years.
We will open the doors on Monday 10th of June at 12. It is not possible to arrive earlier. You will have enough time to set your tent or camper before the opening ceremony will be. If you prefer to dive directly into some movement practice to help your body and soul arrive, this is also possible.
We ask you to leave the place the latest after the last workshop on Friday 14th of June which will end at 12 o'clock.
Do you have more questions?Contact us!
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