Sacred Destinations

panoramicsunset  Italy Summer Solstice Retreat 2015

  A four day retreat to discover your solar radiance in the glorious Umbrian Countryside

..…melt into the radiance of your heart and ignite your passion and purpose at the peak of the solar year.

With Clare Russell

18th June – 22nd June 2015

What is it that you most deeply love? 

How is your life shaped to make this love your centre?

 “Clare’s wisdom, love and generosity in sharing of herself created an incredible space for safe and profound explorations. A Beautiful Transformation Experience”. Sarah  2014 course participant

Our summer solstice retreat 2015 will guide you through meditation, inquiry, play, ceremony, creativity, healing, energetic work, movement and soulful community to fully immerse yourself in your radiance.  We welcome you to join with us, to be inspired by engaging with others who have the same drive and urgency to Be Love as you do.

From your cells through to your soulful spirit this retreat is the inner path of alchemy and transformation that brings together your essence, purpose and gifts, with your service.

You become radiant when you allow your deepest love to shine through the essence of who you are. Then you begin to radiate with a warmth and light that has the capacity to light up life around you.

woman sunshine peace open heartedRadiance is about unifying in unconditional love who you are, ( your essence), with what you are here to give, ( your purpose and gifts) and attracting those people and situations where you can create positive paradigm shifts, (your greatest service).  

This retreat is about opening, expanding and revealing your radiance so that you can live your role as a miracle maker to create heaven on earth, our ultimate inspiration, fulfillment and bliss.


Clare 2 RedIntroducing your guide, Clare Russell:

Clare is a healer, coach and intuitive and has taught 1000’s of people worldwide on how mastering the subtle world of energy leads to personal transformation.  She brings 8 years of experience and training in a variety of healing, meditation and coaching modalities, along training from elders of the ancient traditions and mystical paths of wisdom.

“If you are looking for amazing insights and a way to transform then Clare’s course will open so many doors and possibilities.  Absolutely beautiful and very powerful” Keith, 2014 participant

“Intelligent and intuitive, Clare is a genuinely gifted communicator.  Her sense of peace, her kind encouragement and her gentle positivity are inspirational and training with her is a life-enhancing experience”. Anne UK

Introducing the most wonderful Retreat Space:

ExteriorWe are staying at not only a gorgeous retreat space, but also becoming part of a working sustainable community who are living their soulful vision of sustainable and harmonious living in the modern world.

We have fallen in love with them and their gorgeous space, we can’t wait for you to experience it!



Monestevole, our retreat location and heart-led community is a small, traditional Umbrian community living in a beautiful 15th century farm hamlet. The retreat space is a huge wonderfully renovated eco-luxury farmhouse that sits at 600 meters on top of a hill surrounded by 40 hectares of olive groves, pastures, oak forests and a vineyard – All for your exploration. 

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We are just 40 minutes from Assisi, and the nearby airport Perugia that has direct flights from London daily with Ryan air.

You will be treated with all your meals lovingly grown and prepared at Monestevole, cooked by Filippo who creates totally mouthwatering delicious food and even a glass of wine, grown from grapes from their own vineyard is available.

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You can relax and unwind at the poolside, walk in the Umbrian countryside, take a ride on one of their horses, make vegetable soaps and body oils, take part in outdoor yoga session..all as you desire.

Booking and Payment Information

Summer Solstice Retreat 2015 highlights include:

–   All workshops with Clare Russell: morning and afternoon sessions Fri-Sunday.
–   Optional Activities at Monestevole including yoga, soap making and horse riding, (for experienced riders)
–   Living in community with like minded heart led individuals
–   Summer solstice day of ceremony and celebration.
–   Delicious home cooked meals, and wine from the retreats own vineyard

Clare Lighting sage to start Summer Solstice ceremony 2013

Clare Lighting sage to start Summer Solstice ceremony 2013

Prices from £540

***Book together with the Italy Sacred Tour and save  £80***

For further information and booking contact

Price Includes: your accommodation, all your meals, workshops and activities listed above and transfers from the nearby Perugia airport when flying in and out on arrival and departure days. (Ryanair flights cost as little as £19 one way)

Why Summer Solstice?

The solar radiance is the hearts capacity to shine in a way that lights up everyone and everything.  Its the inner intentionality to be the positive change in the world through revealing the light that you are.

Heart Lake, Mt Shasta In the same way that the luna cycles effect our watery nature each month so also does the yearly solar cycle effect us. At this time of year we recognise the rising of the creativity, life giving aspect of Fire.  We are also recognising the peak of the solar cycle.

In traditional cultures the solar is the ‘first kin’, our first relation (kin coming from the Myan word for sun).  When we offer ceremony at summer solstice we are amplifying, celebrating and honouring the manifestations and creations of light, grace and beauty in our lives.  We are also opening to receive the in-pouring of this light and grace for our coming creations. 


We welcome you to join us for the most blissful, expansive and transformatory Summer Solstice Retreat. 

Prices from £540

For further information and booking contact

“It is hard to find the right words to express my gratitude for the heart felt connection and unimagined joy that has been experience during the pilgrimage.  It has been an honour and privilege to witness the transformation in each member of the group . I feel all of our lives have been enriched by the experience of the tours which will enable us to add in our own small way , to creating a better world for all .
 Thank you , you are truly a beacon of light and I wish you many , many blessings as you journey on “.   Phil, Ireland Goddess tour 2014

  • This was an incredible, inspiring trip, with like-minded souls, that has brought a new level of stillness and depth into my life.”
  • I really enjoyed it!! So amazing to experience the crop circles! Very profound, still, sacred spaces! Lovely bunch of people! Clare was an amazing guide! Lovely person! Stunning area, so beautiful.”
  • Mount Shasta experience was life changing. I met wonderful, most amazing people and shared a heavenly love. The visit to the hot bath was quite exhilarating. Living by the lake in the log cabins was the best part of the trip, where you could go for a dip in the lake every morning and watch the sun rise. Totally magical experience, highly recommended. Love”
  • Ireland Goddess Tour 2014 photos
  • Avalon Photos 2014: Lineages of Light Tour
  • 2013 Goddesslands tour: Ireland and Avalon
  • Bosnian Pyramids photos: Summer Solstice tour 2013!
  • Mount Shasta Living Light Tour 2012