Well, the three retreats we were offering for 2020 were unfortunately cancelled ... but I know that next year we'll be back, and I know you'll be wanting to get away! So far, we have a tentative date for June 29-July 7, 2022 set for our Women's Rest Retreat. We're also planning a very special retreat for professional women, here in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Details coming soon!
WorkInProgress Retreats started two years ago, with our women’s Rest and Heal retreat. Th response was so wonderful, I knew that this was a true inspiration! Our retreats are a "work in progress". Our space up in the beautiful chestnut groves of northern Tuscany is a work in progress: we are always adding and building. And I consider myself to be a work in progress, and I invite you to see yourself that way too.
Who Are We?:
Rivka Cymbalist ran an organic farm in Italy for several years while raising her family. Upon her return to Canada, she worked in midwifery and had fun catching babies. She now runs a successful vegetarian café, is a marathon runner, and spends her summers hosting retreats. She loves to share her knowledge with others, through online sessions, courses, workshops and get-togethers of all kinds.
Behind the scenes at WorkInProgress is Rivka’s family: Gary built the houses, the wood oven, keeps things working, and cooks. Giacomo does logistic, finds tickets, plans travel, and creates the menu (and is chef at the Peace Café).
Italy Retreat Details
Women's Healing Retreat
I will be leading our working women's healing retreat from June 29 to July 7, 2022. It is taking place in northern Tuscany, Italy, at my mountain hideaway. We will spend our time walking, talking, playing, learning, reading, laughing, meditating, and resting. Have a look at our gallery below to get a little picture of paradise! Vegetarian food in abundance will be provided. Accommodation is simple and rustic.
The cost is $1000. Let me know if you'll want to grab this great opportunity! A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required upon registration, the balance can be paid by instalments.
Trail Running Retreat
Please stay healthy! Stay sane! Wash your hands! Be grateful if you can still run outside! And hopefully you will be able to join us next year for our trail running retreat.
If you’re looking for luxury accommodation, nightly trips to a boutique restaurant, and easy runs through scenic landscapes, then this trail runner’s retreat is not for you! Do you want authenticity, rusticity, tough trails, plant-based real food, a down-to-earth running coach, and a lot of laughter and fun? Do you consider yourself a Work in Progress? Are you looking to improve your trail running and learn some extra skills? Do you smile when you run? Then maybe you’re a fit for our type of adventure!
On July 20-28, 2021, we will be hosting our first WorkInProgress Running Retreat! As a runner, I’ve been loving the trails near our mountain hideaway for years This year, I am finally putting my love for running, my love for the hills of northern Tuscany, and my mountain hideaway together to create a fabulous Trail Running Retreat.
The venue is in Italy, far up a mountain road, where we bought a piece of land and a ruined shepherd’s house over 15 years ago and created a haven. The trails throughout the hills that surround us will be your playground. We will have a yoga teacher in house to help with stretching and get you energized every morning. Sleeping accommodation is rustic: sharing a room or a tiny house. Food is abundant and vegan. The cost is $1500.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required upon registration, the balance can be paid by instalments.
Leave your info below for more details, otherwise fill out our registration form here!