March/April: Istanbul, Turkey

  • Topkapi Palace, from the harem chambers to the collection of jewel-encrusted gifts
  • The Blue Mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Turkish Delight, Baklava, and other mouthwatering treats
  • Boat ride on the Bosphorus
  • Cooking class, dance class, and more!
  • Details coming this summer!

April/May

I’m hoping to offer a working retreat in Southern Turkey. We’ll be in rustic accommodations (think cabin, yurt, tepee) near the beach. We’ll have daily yoga and meditation, lots of free time to work on individual projects, and an optional works-in-progress share each evening. We’ll also visit some ancient ruins and magical places mentioned in the Odyssey. More info to come, should be up by end of August 2019.

June: Granada, Spain

  • Alhambra Palace
  • Tapas Tour
  • Flamenco Performance
  • The Moorish neighborhood
  • Luxurious Hammam baths
  • Flamenco class
  • Optional trip to Morocco!
  • Registration now open!

August: Peru

Machu Picchu!!!
  • Hiking among Incan ruins
  • An Earth Mother ceremony with a shaman
  • Machu Picchu
  • Encounters with the teens from the Niños del Sol Children’s Home
  • Optional side trip to Lake Titicaca
  • The 2019 trips couldn’t have been more perfect, so these will be mostly the same!
  • Details coming by the end of July 2019

August: Women in Transition: Building Your Next Act in Peru

Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch of Propel Consulting and I will be hosting a 10-day transformative workshop for women in the beautiful Sacred Valley, Peru. Join us for yoga, workshops, ceremonies, hikes in nature, and Machu Picchu! Details are still being arranged, join the mail list to stay up to date.

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4 Comments

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing these fleshed out! I’m hoping to get my mom to come with me next time!

  2. Jo Anne Zingo Reply

    can I get details about the Turkey trip?
    do I need to have a room mate?
    thanks!!

    • Not at all! Most of my guests are solo travelers. You just need to be flexible about being paired with a roommate. We don’t spend a lot of time in our rooms, so that shouldn’t be a big issue for anyone. Sometimes a larger bed or private room becomes available once I take all the reservations, when that happens I make the upgrades available.

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