Ancient Mystics Retreat – Umbria 2025

Dear friends,

Are you ready for a creative adventure?

I’m thrilled to invite you to join me and my soul sister and fellow artist Annie Hamman for a magical journey in one of the most beautiful areas in the world!

Join us amidst the mystical landscapes of Umbria in central Italy, as we embark on a captivating journey filled with art, and ancient history, guaranteeing an experience like no other!

We’ll take you on a mystical journey of soulful portraits and tribal art, as we master mixed-media techniques , and experience the breathtaking beauty of this region.

Nestled in the enchanting town of Nocera Umbra, located in the Province of Perugia, central Italy, this unparalleled retreat is celebrated as one of the most beautiful and enchanting villages in the country.

Rich in ancient history, mystical landscapes, rejuvenating spas, and exquisite local cuisine, this charming region of Italy entices visitors with its hidden treasures.

From the majestic cities of Perugia to the picturesque villages of Nocera Umbra, the stunning mountains, serene lakes, and historic castles, each destination offers a glimpse into ancient history and heritage, where echoes of the past resonate through time.

IN THIS EIGHT DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS, ALL-INCLUSIVE RETREAT, WE WILL EXPERIENCE A FULL IMMERSION OF THE SENSES

We’ll have plenty of time to create mystical and magical art, relax by the scenic outdoor pool, indulge in the restorative spa, explore historic Assisi, and immerse ourselves in the stunning nature.

“This retreat experience was exactly what I needed on so many levels and soul layers. I broke through so many mental barriers and fears in the little gentle, caring community of art sisters. I’m so grateful to have had such a supportive teacher who reminded me to relax and simply trust the process, boosting my confidence with each layer.” – Christine

DATES: 8 – 15 september, 2025

(eight days, seven nights – All Inclusive)

Limited spots available!


PRICE OPTION 1: SUPERIOR PRIVATE ROOm in monestary
EURO 4,150 (APPROX USD 4,480 DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
spacious PRIVATE ROOM decorated in classical rustic style: with qUEEN BEd, private BATHROOOM with shower, courtesy toilestries, writing desk, tea boiler, & wifi

PRICE OPTION 2: classic PRIVATE ROOm in monestary
EURO  4,050 (APPROX 4,375 USD DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
PRIVATE ROOM decorated in classical rustic style: WITH QUEEN BEd, private BATHROOOM with shower, courtesy toiletries, writing desk, tea boiler, & wifi

PRICE OPTION 3: economic room in dependance (80m from main building)
EURo 3,750 (APPROX USD 4,050 DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
PRIVATE ROOM in seprate building 80 meters (260 feet) walk/steps from main building, nearby scenic pool. each room has a private bathroom & shower, writing desk with tea boiler & wifi (not advised for those with limited mobility)

Accompanying Spouses/partners not participating in art classes are welcome to join in any of the room options. Additional cost per partner Euro 1,500 – (includes full room & board, plus all excursions)

A 500 EURO NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR SPOT

Returning students from my 2023 & 2024 Retreats will get a special 10% off total price!


Your creative time with Katrina & Annie:

Your creative week will be a soulful mix of painting time, fun excursions, cultural experiences, with plenty of free time to enjoy the outdoor pool & spa, take nature walks, relax, and regenerate.

for Katrina’s art project we will begin with an opening mediation, and paint and channel our star origin with inks and acrylics.
For Annie’s art project we will begin with a cacao or medicine ceremony, and channel our inner tribal/medicine woman with collage and acrylics in earthy tones.

We will also tour the historical city of Assisi, view some of the most beautiful sculptures and artifacts, experience a Wine tasting tour, shop in little artisan boutiques, and sample Italian delicacies.

“I loved the design of the retreat, the mix of self-care, painting, fun excursions, and the special people who made it all happen. I also appreciated Katrina’s quick responses on our suggestions and incorporating them. I loved learning the numerous facts that gave me a working foundation in my art, and the joy of being in the experience of painting, the silence, and camaraderie of the group.” -Mary


YOUR HOME FOR THE RETREAT

antico monastero san biagio – Resort & Spa

Antico Monastero San Biagio Resort is a very special location dating back to A.D. 1333, where passion and history converge within the enchanting landscape, full of evocative beauty.

Located in an ancient monastery, this stunning resort is an oasis of peace and well-being adorned with a panoramic swimming pool and indulgent spa facilities, surrounded by tranquil green woodlands and far from the chaos of modern life, it offers the perfect retreat to connect with nature and the ancient spirituality of this place.

Each room is named after the heritage of the Benedictine monks, and combines rustic charm with modern comfort, offering a complete range of services and unique elegance.

Experience local delicacies prepared and carefully selected by the chef on location, all treated with care and respect for their properties and quality. Each dish draws inspiration from the Italian culinary tradition and organic ingredients.

regeneration & Wellness center

The Regeneration and Wellness Centre of the Ancient Monastery perfectly harmonizes the ancient Eastern arts and modern Western disciplines to offer a unique and unforgettable experience.

For additional costs on reservation, you can indulge in many regenerating treatments including the Hammam (Turkish bath) & hot tub, assorted massages and herbal treatments practiced with the ancient traditions.


“This was an incredible experience! It was everything I hoped for and more… Katrina went above and to make it so enjoyable. I learned a lot and the food and incredible. We has a great balance between painting and excursions, and the great finale was so special. I look forward to going on another one again!” -Cindy


DATES: 8 – 15 september, 2025

(eight days, seven nights – All Inclusive)

Limited spots available!


PRICE OPTION 1: SUPERIOR PRIVATE ROOm in monestary
EURO 4,150 (APPROX USD 4,480 DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
spacious PRIVATE ROOM decorated in classical rustic style: with qUEEN BEd, private BATHROOOM with shower, courtesy toilestries, writing desk, tea boiler, & wifi

PRICE OPTION 2: classic PRIVATE ROOm in monestary
EURO  4,050 (APPROX 4,375 USD DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
PRIVATE ROOM decorated in classical rustic style: WITH QUEEN BEd, private BATHROOOM with shower, courtesy toiletries, writing desk, tea boiler, & wifi

PRICE OPTION 3: economic room in dependance (80m from main building)
EURo 3,750 (APPROX USD 4,050 DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
PRIVATE ROOM in seprate building 80 meters (260 feet) walk/steps from main building, nearby scenic pool. each room has a private bathroom & shower, writing desk with tea boiler & wifi, & courtesy toiletries

Accompanying Spouses/partners not participating in art classes are welcome to join in any of the room options. Additional cost per partner Euro 1,500 – (includes full room & board, plus all excursions)

A 500 EURO NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR SPOT

Returning students from my 2023 & 2024 Retreats will get a special 10% of


Katrina was a patient wonderful teacher who helped instill confidence in myself in both my art (inner critic squashed) and my self confidence to step outside the box and try new things, both in art and life. If I ever have the chance to join her again I would and for any other lucky students who can join Katrina in future retreats, you will not regret it, it is truly an experience of a lifetime that I will never forget. “ Louise B.

AT THIS RETREAT YOU WILL:

  • Have the unique opportunity to learn from two different artists in one retreat
  • Learn Katrina’s spiritual art with layering mixed media techniques, symbolism, and glow
  • Learn Annie’s mixed media intuitive tribal story art with collage techniques & symbolism
  • Learn how to create beautiful, soulful portraits with personal meaning
  • Learn how to be more intuitive and loose in your work
  • Learn how to layer color and achieve luminous skin tones
  • Experience a cacao/medicine ceremony from Annie
  • Experience a meditation journey with Katrina
  • Create beautiful and soulful art that you will treasure for years to come
  • Enjoy an exclusive local wine tasting experience
  • Enjoy the opportunity to experience regenerating spa and massage treatments.
  • Enjoy restorative nature walks in the Umbrian countryside and surrounding woods
  • Take refreshing dips in a beautiful scenic outdoor pool
  • Experience the beauty and culture of this region
  • Tour the beautiful historical city of Assisi
  • Enjoy delicious, healthy meals with Italian wine & delicacies
  • Shop at local artisan shops and boutiques
  • Meet and connect with other artists from around the world
  • and so MUCH MORE….

EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:

TOUR OF THE HISToRICAL CITY OF assisi

Located in Umbria, the beautiful city of Assisi sits on the slopes of Monte Subasio.

This city, which is the birthplace of St. Francis, is filled with spiritual treasures and works of art. With some of the most beautiful ancient basilicas, picturesque cobblestoned streets, wide piazzas and local boutiques, Assisi is a delight to explore.

As the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, this city is now a pilgrimage site, drawing visitors from around the world. In 2000, UNESCO designated the Franciscan structures of Assisi as a World Heritage Site.

WHAT THIS EXCURSION INCLUDES
  • Transportation to and back from Assisi
  • Professional tour guide for part of the day
  • Free time strolling & shopping in the characteristic boutiques
  • Lunch in Assisi
  • And SO MUCH MORE!

visit to the antique brewery of san biagio monestary complete with sampling.

Located inside the ancient Monastery of San Biagio, their brewery has been producing beer inspired by monastic traditions for over 15 years, blending skillfully balanced herbs to create unique colors, aromas, and flavors.

They use high-quality ingredients like spring two-row barley from Umbrian hills and therapeutic water from Nocera Umbra.

The beer undergoes a careful fermentation process, resulting in authentic and unique flavors.

Italian wine tasting experience

We will also visit a delightful local winery that will walk us through the fascinating world of Italian winemaking from this region.

As we explore the vineyards and wine cellar to gain firsthand insights into grape cultivation, winemaking techniques, and the artistry behind crafting fine wines, we will experience the flavors of various local wines along the way.


DATES: 8 – 15 september, 2025

(eight days, seven nights – All Inclusive)

Limited spots available!


PRICE OPTION 1: SUPERIOR PRIVATE ROOm in monestary
EURO 4,150 (APPROX USD 4,480 DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
spacious PRIVATE ROOM decorated in classical rustic style: with qUEEN BEd, private BATHROOOM with shower, courtesy toiletries, writing desk, tea boiler, & wifi

PRICE OPTION 2: classic PRIVATE ROOm in monestary
EURO  4,050 (APPROX 4,375 USD DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
PRIVATE ROOM decorated in classical rustic style: WITH QUEEN BEd, private BATHROOOM with shower, courtesy toiletries, writing desk, tea boiler, & wifi

PRICE OPTION 3: economic room in dependance (80m from main building)
EURo 3,750 (APPROX USD 4,050 DEPENDING ON CURRENT RATE) 
PRIVATE ROOM in seprate building 80 meters (260 feet) walk/steps from main building, nearby scenic pool. each room has a private bathroom & shower, writing desk with tea boiler & wifi, & courtesy toiletries

Accompanying Spouses/partners not participating in art classes are welcome to join in any preferred room option. Additional cost per partner Euro 1,500 – (includes full room & board, plus all excursions)

A 500 EURO NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL SECURE YOUR SPOT

Returning students from my 2023 & 2024 Retreats will get a special 10% of


INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT

  • 7 nights lodging
  • All meals during the retreat (Vegetarian options available, please notify ahead of time if this are required)
  • Buffet breakfast & lunch
  • A full three course dinner in the restaurant with local wine included
  • One full art project with Annie
  • One full art project with Katrina
  • Coffee/tea table during art lessons
  • All tour and excursion fees, including tourist guide in Assisi
  • Lunch in Assisi
  • Local Wine tasting excursion
  • Scenic outdoor Pool access
  • Visit to the beer cellar on location, produced in the antique tradition
  • Collective early afternoon pickup from Rome airport to Resort
  • Collective late morning transfer from Resort to Rome airport
  • Buffet breakfast on day of departure

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel costs / Airfare
  • Passport fees, visas where applicable
  • Additional nights lodging
  • Extra beverages during the day
  • Spa entry
  • Massage & wellness treatments
  • Lunch/dinner on day of departure
  • Extra nights lodging

we CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU HERE IN ITALY!