A Healing Retreat for Women, who are survivors of abuse, set in the heart of Tuscany

September 24 to 30, 2023
$2,250 USD

Avanti is Your Exclusive Invitation to:
Heal - Express - Release - Expand

“You always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself”
Glinda the Good Witch, Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum 

AVANTI means forward, in Italian
The amazing life you will create begins when you
Focus Forward with curosity

  • Are you eager to focus forward to create a life you truly love and can be excited about? 
  • Are you ready to be unapologetic about who you are and pursue your wants, needs, and desires with passion, love, courage, and grace? 
  • Are you willing to explore what’s possible without the limiting weight of old stories and barriers?
  • Are you ready to discover and kindle joy, passion, happiness, and peace in your life?
  • Are you ready to focus forward and awaken your full potential?

Ignite Your Future

Leave your past in Tuscany and return home with renewed vigor, ready to live your big, bold, blissful life. AVANTI is not just about healing from past abuse; it's about firing up your spirit for an empowered future.  Embark on this transformative journey with AVANTI, where the goal is not only to survive but to thrive. Together, we will reclaim our power, find our joy, and take bold strides towards a future we are excited to live.  

Step into your new life. Step into AVANTI.

Embrace Personal Transformation with Individual Coaching 

At AVANTI, we understand the power of individual attention. Our professional coaches, experienced in trauma recovery and personal development, work one-on-one with you. Together, you'll explore your unique experiences, identify personal strengths, and carve out a new life trajectory filled with resilience and empowerment.

Discover Strength in Unity with Group Coaching

While individual coaching can be deeply transformative, there's also immense power in unity. Our group coaching sessions offer an opportunity to connect with other women who have shared similar experiences. This nurturing space allows for the sharing of stories, challenges, triumphs, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and understanding.

Express and Heal Through Art

Creativity has a profound healing power. At AVANTI, we integrate expressive arts into our healing process. Through guided collage-making and clay work, you'll be encouraged to express your feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This creative release fosters deeper self-understanding and healing.

Find Peace in Guided Meditations and Breathwork

Embrace the calming power of guided meditation and breathwork. Our skilled practitioners will guide you on a journey of self-discovery and relaxation. These practices help reduce anxiety, strengthen emotional resilience, and open up pathways to personal growth and self-love.  

Our Gorgeous Tuscan Villa

Vecchio Borgo di Inalbi

Amidst the beautiful Florentine hills, immersed in the green of Chianti among olive groves and vineyards, just 13 kms from the centre of Florence lies the farmhouse Vecchio Borgo di Inalbi.  

An "olive and wine resort" perfect for those seeking a holiday in Tuscany of good food, peace and tranquillity.

Reserve Your Spot - Pay in Full

Pay $2,250 in Full Now and you're all set to book your flight and start packing. We are excited to meet and support your healing.

Avanti has only 7 spaces available Don't be disappointed - Secure your spot

What is Included?
So Much and More...

  • 7 Days and 6 Nights Shared Accomodation with ensuite bathroom at the stunning Vecchio Borgo di Inalbi, Florence - have a peek around - it's gorgeous, relaxing, and the perfect place to heal and create a life you love
  • Arrival Apperitivo with wine from the villa's vineyard
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 mid-day snacks and 5 Dinners - created by the on-site chef using their own organic olive oil and reflecting the traditional cuisine of Tuscany - olive oil and wine making tour
  • Dinner in Impruneta watching the sunset over the Tuscan hills - time to reflect, laugh, relax
  • Daily guided mediation and healing breathwork
  • R.E.A.L. Recovery After Abuse workshops
  • Healing Through Expressive Arts Workshops 
  • Group Coaching, Discussions, Safe Open Healing Space
  • Opportunities for 1:1 time with Susan or Sasha for extra support
  • A lush goody bag filled with items designed to support healing including an exclusive journal
  • Daily downtime to Relax, swim, hike, walk or nap
  • BONUS: 1-hour private coaching session with Susan Ball when you return - Let's keep the momentum going!
  • Excursion to Florence to explore museums, shop, and of course, eat, sunset mini-cruise on the Arno to experience Florence at night

Retreat Itinerary

September 24 arrive at Villa and enjoy Apertivo - meet and greet your hosts, recovery coaches and the women who will share the journey with you

September 25 Guided Meditation, R.E.A.L. Recovery Workshop with Susan, Sunset Dinner with a view overlooking the Tuscan hill at Ristorante Il Battibecco, Impruneta

September 26 - Guided Meditation; Healing through Collage Workshop with Sasha, Sharing Circle - Let's talk about the future and what we can create

September 27 - Day Trip to Florence - dinner, gelato, free time, shopping, museums, and a 1-hour sunset cruise along the Arno - experience the beauty of Florence under the lights

September 28 - Guided Meditation; Group Coaching facilitated by Susan & Sasha - a safe, compassionate place to share; Individual Sessions (pre-booked); Wine and Olive Oil Making Tour at the Villa

September 29 - Focus Forward Day - Embrace Your New Story - Celebrate Your Unapologetic Amazing Self; Sharing Circle - where are you going from here, what have you processed and let go of, what are you excited about for your future

September 30 - Ciao - Arrivederci - until we meet again

Your Teachers, Mentors & Guides

Susan Ball is a Domestic Violence Survivor, Abuse Recovery Mentor, Lived Experience Speaker, and Passionate Advocate who has transformed the most terrifying and painful experience of her life into a powerful gift to mentor and inspire women to  live free, fulfilled and unapologetically.

Susan is the founder of the R.E.A.L. (Recover, Embrace, Authentic, Live) Recovery Method. This revolutionary approach integrates various healing methods and offers a roadmap for those seeking to rebuild their lives after abuse.

Susan's firsthand experience allows her to understand the intricacies of abuse and recovery in a way that theoretical knowledge alone cannot. She knows the nuances, the triggers, the setbacks, and the triumphs.

She's been there and has emerged stronger, and now, she uses that experience to guide others on their journey to healing.

Get Excited About Your New Life Workshop
Individual Coaching, Guided Meditation, Sharing Circle Facilitator

Sasha Samuels is a certified R.E.A.L. Recovery After Abuse Specialist trained under Susan Ball,  and describes herself as a healing facilitator for survivors of narcissistic  abuse.

 Her expertise includes a deep, experiential understanding of covert,  pathological narcissism as well as the multitude of techniques employed by  abusers.    After recovering from a toxic relationship, she has made it her life’s work to  assist others along their healing path. Her approach includes somatic  modalities, tools to break the trauma bond that forms between abuser and  survivor, neurolinguistic programing techniques and healing through  creative expression.  She has studied with New York Times bestselling  author and psychologist Dr. Rick Hansen in techniques to build neurological  resilience.  

She has studied with Jungian psychologist Coeleen  Kiebert, with particular emphasis on collage creation and its analysis, as  well as sculpture.

Sasha treats her clients with compassion, sensitivity and  respect, guiding them toward wholeness and well-being.  In addition to  being a Recovery After Abuse Specialist, she is also an internationally exhibited artist,  studying with masters both in the United States and in Italy.

Healing Through Expressive Art Workshop
Individual Coaching & Support

What's NOT Included

  • Your International Flight to Italy - we recommend you fly into Florence International Airport
  • Transfer cost from Florence International Airport to the Villa
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature: souvenirs, spa treatments
  • Additional excursions, entry fees or meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages onsite or in Florence
  • Tips for villa staff, restaurant servers, drivers, etc.

Reserve Your Spot - Pay in Full

Pay $2,250 in Full Now and you're all set to book your flight and start packing. We are excited to meet and support your healing.


Cancel before May 15th - full refund
Cancel between May 16th and July 15th - 50% Refund
Cancel after July 15th - no refund will be issued

Please let us know by email as soon as possible if you have any dietary restrictions. We will do all we can to accomodate. There is NO vegan option.

You’ll get a full packing list as we get closer. Tuscany historically is lovely and temperate in September. 

Local wine will be available and included at some of our meals.