Uppy is a proven system, guaranteed to change your life
You will learn the Uppy Program directly from Laura, and Matteo will introduce you to the real Tuscany known only by locals. You will learn in inspiring spaces, eat home cooked food prepared by a real Tuscan, and explore beautiful landscapes while redefining your life. You will walk away with a personalised blueprint and action plan for the life you want...and an experience you will never forget.
ITINERARY AND PROGRAM
Saturday – Pick up from Florence train station
Arrive at the train station for 2:00pm where you will be greeted by Laura & Matteo, and transferred to the villa in our private minivan. After a briefing you will have free time to unpack and explore your beautiful home for the next 7 days. At 6:00pm we will have a welcome aperitivo around the pool, followed by an interactive cooking class where you will be taught how to cook delicious healthy Italian food by our resident Tuscan (and bloody good cook!), Matteo.
Included: Private transfer, aperitivo, cooking class, dinner
Sunday – Foundations Day
Today is the most important day, as it will set you up and guide you for the rest of your life. We begin with our exercise session at 7:30am, followed by breakfast at 9:00am. Between 10:00am – 1:00pm we will have our first Uppy session, where we will be uncovering what’s truly important to you and what makes you happy. After lunch, we will continue to build your blueprint by uncovering what you really want your life to look like and define the steps you can take to make that happen. This will be followed by an opportunity to chill out before we head to a nearby village for dinner and a local festival.
Included: Breakfast & lunch at villa, exercise session, Uppy resources, private transport to local village festival, dinner out including
Monday – Back to Basics Day Tour
This day is dedicated to the simple things in life and an opportunity for you to re-connect with what truly makes you happy. After our morning exercise and breakfast we will hop on board our private minivan and be personally escorted by Matteo around areas of Tuscany you never knew existed – you can’t even find some of them on Google maps!! Expect stunning scenery, delicious local food, a chance to get your creative juices flowing, the freshest of air and maybe a little bit of wine! Dinner will be back at the villa followed by an evening of fun and games.
Included: Breakfast & dinner at villa, lunch in local trattoria, exercise session, full day guided tour, creative class, wine tasting
Tuesday – Health & Wellbeing Day
Today is all about your physical body, and how you can optimise it. After exercise and breakfast our Uppy session will begin at 10:00am. This first session is designed to uncover where you’re at now with your health and wellbeing, and teach you about the physical implications of your busy lifestyle. After lunch we’ll start our afternoon session, where we’ll create personalised game plans to get your health back on track and your body re-aligned with your mind. Tonight we’ll have a progressive dinner where we’ll teach you how to prep simple meals for when you’re back at home, and eat it as we go!
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner at villa with prepping cooking class, exercise session, Uppy resources
Wednesday – Beliefs & Self Day
Also known as ‘Breakthrough Day’, this is where we uncover what’s been holding you back from being the true you and living the life you truly want. Expect to go deep, but expect to bust through barriers and emerge the other side with a whole new perspective on the world and yourself. After our usual exercise session and breakfast we’ll have two Uppy sessions throughout the day, with lunch in the middle. Tonight we’ll go to a local trattoria for dinner and celebrate your breakthroughs and progress so far.
Included: Breakfast & lunch at villa, exercise session, Uppy resources, dinner at local trattoria
Thursday – Off the Beaten Track Day Tour
This morning we’ll go straight into breakfast as we’ll be getting plenty of exercise from our hike in the Pratomagno mountain. After exploring this stunning countryside we’ll make our way to a tiny hidden village for a true taste of Tuscany with a lunch made up of all local produce from around the Pratomagno. In the afternoon Matteo will escort us to some more untouched villages throughout the mountain, before returning back to the villa for some R&R and dinner.
Included: Breakfast & dinner at villa, lunch in local village, escorted hike of the mountain, escorted tour of the countryside & villages
Friday – Communication & Reflect Day
The way we interact with others and ourselves has the power to make or break us, so in our first Uppy session of the day we’ll teach you how to communicate & respond effectively, both inside your own head and with all the people around you. After lunch we’ll go into session two where we’ll be reflecting on everything you’ve learnt and achieved throughout the week. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to re-visit any of the Uppy elements you would like more clarity on, and hot seat any specific questions you may have. For our final dinner together we’ll celebrate with a Tuscan BBQ on the open fire and some more fun & games.
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner at villa with celebration party, aperitivo, exercise session, Uppy resources
Saturday – Departure Day
Today you can have a lie in! Breakfast will be served at 9:00am and we will transfer you back to Florence train station at 11:00am
Included: Breakfast, private transfer
Current available Dates
21st - 28th September 2019
Early bird until April 30th 2019
Prices from May 1st 2019
What is included
- Private transfers to and from Florence train station
- 7 x Nights in private villa
- 7 x Breakfast
- 4 x Lunch in villa, 2 x out
- 4 x Dinner in villa, 2 x out
- 2 x Cooking class
- 2 x Aperitivi
- Unlimited soft drinks
- Wine tasting
- Daily exercise session
- 2 x Escorted day tours
- Full Uppy program
- Workbooks & resources
- 1 x 1-2-1 Coaching session
- 2 x Group Coaching sessions
What is not included
- Airport Taxes
- Holiday Insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal expenditure
There will always be opportunities for individualised feedback during the Uppy sessions and group discussions, however if you would like any private 1 on 1 coaching sessions with Laura during the free times of the retreat, these can be added during your stay at a cost of EUR 100 per one hour session.
These sessions and any other additional extras will be payable at the end of the retreat in cash.
Things to note:
Minimum group of guests to guarantee the retreat is run: 4
Every morning we offer an optional exercise session at 7:30am. The exercises will vary depending on guests needs and abilities but will be a mixture of circuit & functional training, walking and stretching. Every evening there will be an optional winding down session, where we will teach you how to calm your body and mind for a more restful sleep with a use of various techniques.
Unless otherwise stated, breakfast will always be served at 9:00am and lunch at the villa will be between 1:00pm and 2:30pm. All dinners include house red wine, if you wish to drink any other alcoholic beverages this will be at an extra charge. All meals, both in the villa and out, will be set menus (that’s how we roll in Tuscany!) so if you would like any extra food or drinks these can be purchased directly at the restaurant or at the supermarket on the first day. We will swing by there on the way to the villa, so this is your opportunity to purchase anything extra you might want. Please note, the accommodation is not close to any shops so this will be your only opportunity. All soft drinks, including water, tea and coffee, will be provided throughout the duration of the retreat.
The hike in the Pratomagno mountain is moderate difficulty with some inclines but is perfectly accessible to anyone with general fitness levels. Please bring a day pack, comfortable trainers or walking shoes and a rain mac for this day. Please note, this activity is subject to weather conditions. An alternative activity will provided if weather does not permit.
This program is flexible to some degree, depending on the needs of the guests. If for example we all agree we need more or less time on a particular Uppy session, or more time to chill out we will assess where we’re at and take a majority vote, and adjust accordingly. This week is all about you and creating an environment and program that allows you to breakthrough and change your life, so please do not hesitate to ask for assistance whenever you need - Laura and Matteo will be available at all times.
This retreat has been designed to enable you to manage stress and take control of your body and life for the long-term. Therefore we do require a fairly full itinerary to teach you all the necessary elements. However the itinerary has been carefully crafted to give you the perfect blend of work and play, with a lot of the learning happening through experience. So, if you simply want to relax for a week and be pampered, this retreat is not for you. If however you want to create massive change and you’re prepared to put in a bit of time and effort to get it, while embracing once in a lifetime experiences with a lot of laughs, this retreat is 100% for you and you will 100% reap the rewards.
This is a coaching program, which means you’ll need to do most of the work. I’m here to guide you and give you the tools to get your life and health on track – it’s up to you to put them into place.
Traditionally a coach will show you how to ‘do it for yourself’, which I will predominantly do, however I will also give you specific advice, share knowledge and experiences, and ‘call you out’ where I feel it is necessary in order to help you move forward on your journey.
Remember, we are dealing with real change in this program and in some cases will be changing beliefs and behaviours that you have had for most of your life. During the week I will give you tools and opportunities to get clear around what you need to do, and together we will create a personalised plan with the steps to take to make it happen clearly defined. However it is imperative that you enter into this retreat and program with the understanding that it will not be a ‘quick fix’, and in order for you to get the best results you must be prepared to continue the work and put those steps into action when you return home.
The materials you receive are confidential and proprietary, and cannot be used, disclosed or duplicated. These materials are unpublished works protected by copyright laws and no authorised copying, adaptation, distribution storage or displays are permitted.
Our services are advisory. You bear sole responsibility for the use and implementation of these services in your life. You agree to forever indemnify and hold harmless your hosts from and against any loss, cost or expense resulting from your activities related to the subject matter in these terms & conditions and in the program.
Terms and Condition
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
The retreat, travels arrangements and accommodations are secure from the time of confirmation of booking. Consequently a cancellation fee will apply on all cancellations.
If you cancel your retreat reservation for any reason, your first deposit of 25% is non-refundable. If you cancel 90 days before retreat starting date: 75% of your total retreat cost is refundable. If you cancel between 90 days and 60 days before retreat starting date: 50% of your total retreat cost is refundable for physician documented emergency medical reasons or for police documented cases of accident, flood, fire, or crime. Cancellations less than 60 days from the retreat start date, a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the retreat cost will apply.
We do not provide refunds for: non-medical personal problems; air carrier delays or cancellations; inability to obtain passports; business problems or emergencies; etc.
In the unlikely event or if the retreat fails to fill with the necessary minimum number of participants required (4 people), you would be entitled to a 100% refund in full.
Prices and tariffs quoted for the retreat are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as significant currency fluctuations.
You are required to purchase your own travel insurance to cover cancellation coverage, airline tickets, trip delay, lost luggage or any potential medical expenses, personal accident and sickness, emergency repatriation and personal liability. It is advisable to take specific cover for ambulance through the respective State ambulance providers or through their own private health insurance.
Please note that travelers on Uppy retreat must have comprehensive travel insurance. We will require evidence including policy number, insurers name and emergency contact number before we finalise your booking.
You are allowed one suitcase and one carry-on bag. If you exceed this limit there may not be space in the vehicle to transport your excess luggage and it will be at your own expense to have it transported. We suggest that you bring a day pack for carrying water, guide books, jacket, rain gear, etc.
Most medieval towns were built as hilltop fortifications, so you will find some challenging climbs. There is a lot of walking on our retreat and you will spend a lot of time on your feet while sightseeing. Age is not important as long as you are physically fit and a strong walker. Our retreat are not suited for anyone who has problems with knees, back, heart or obesity..
Our recommended retreat and dates, as listed on our web site, are guaranteed once a booking is confirmed. Your additional expenses will be for non-included meals, moderate tipping where appropriate, and personal sightseeing or shopping.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY:
No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expense, accident, injury, or damage to any person or property due to the actions or omissions of any person, or any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, strikes, defects in machinery, breakdown of equipment, weather, quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Just a reminder that travels on Uppy Retreat require a degree of flexibility, and you should understand that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Uppy Retreat deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to you if the reason for any alteration is outside Uppy Retreat control.
While travelling with Uppy Retreat you agree to accept the authority of the leader at all times. You are aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. You understand that Uppy Retreat reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time. To the best of Uppy Retreat’s knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However Uppy Retreat will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behaviour of these third parties. Uppy Retreat will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveller who contravenes any law or regulation of any country visited. No employee, servant or agent of Uppy Retreat has authority to vary these conditions.
Saturday - Arrival in afternoon: Private transfer from Florence. Aperitivo & welcome chat. Healthy Italian cooking class
Sunday - Foundations Day: Uncover the real you & create a roadmap for what you really want your life to be like. Dinner at local trattoria
Monday - Back to basics Tour: Explore hidden areas of Tuscany & re-discover what makes you happy, including lunch in local trattoria
Tuesday - Health & Wellbeing Day: Learn how to optimise your health & wellbeing, and give your body what it needs, including food prep cooking class
Wednesday - Beliefs & Self Day: Uncover & break through what's holding you back from having the life you want. Dinner in local trattoria
Thursday - Off the beaten track tour: Hike the Pratomagno mountain & visit tiny villages hidden throughout it, including lunch in local village
Friday - Communication & Reflect Day: Hike the Pratomagno mountain & visit tiny villages hidden throughout it, including lunch in local village
Saturday - Depart in morning: Breakfast at villa & private transfer to Florence
You will be staying in a traditional 6 bedroom Tuscany villa, equipped with private swimming pool, mini gym, multiple workshop spaces & private Tuscan cook
What's Included: Private transfers to and from Florence train station / 7 x nights in private villa / 7 x breakfast / 4 x lunch in villa / 2 x lunch out / 2 x cooking class / 2 x aperitive / unlimited soft drinks / wine tasting / 2 x fully escorted day tours / workbooks & resources / 1 x 1-2-1 coaching session pre-retreat / 2 x group coaching session post-retreat
What's Not Included: Flights / Airport taxes / Holiday insurance / Personal expenditure / Tips
Prices start from: GBP 1997 / USD 2687 / AUD 3537
Hi, I am Matteo, I was born in
Firenze and I lived my childhood in a medieval village called Castelfranco di Sopra.
I have lived in Tuscany all my life, and it has become part of my soul. It’s a place I love and respect, and it never ceases to take my breath away.
Although I attended art school in Florence, since my early 20s I have worked for a number of well-known travel agencies and tour operators.
While working there, I had the opportunity to plan and lead many tours for English, American and Australian visitors. I love leading tour groups and find great pleasure in introducing visitors to the hidden gems of a land that is so rich in history, culture, traditions, food, wine and the warm hospitality of the authentic Tuscan people.
“Working with Laura was fantastic & a lot of fun...she has truly changed my life for the better”
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