Join Rosemary Gladstar, Dr. Richard Liebmann, Natalie Young & Nancy Phillips
May 24th to June 4th May 2014

Sorry, the 2014 Italy Trip is full 

Plant Lovers Journey Italy

Experience the Art of Good Living in Italy.

Atop a broad hill in the countryside of Tuscany stands a sixteenth century villa, Certano, owned by Mario Baldassarrini and his wife Hedy. This expansively warm Siennese elder and his Swiss born wife will welcome us into their timeless and magnificent home. We will experience an enchanting and romantic 12 wonderful days focused on herbs, health, culture, and rejuvenation. Beautiful grape vineyards, olive groves, beehives, vegetable and flower gardens roll gracefully through the hills surrounding the villa as they have for 500 years. The hills are still actively tended, produce harvested and made into exquisitely delicious wines, olive oil, honey and food for the table. A church built over 1200 years ago rests between the winery and villa. The ancient walled city of Siena is just minutes away and Florence, one of the most renowned cities for art in the world, is an hour’s drive.

Pilgrimage is an age-old journey to sacred spaces and places.

We will be making pilgrimage throughout our journey, searching for the authentic, searching for the inner meaning and the interconnectedness. There are natural hot springs and spas to experience, walks through the bucolic countryside, teachings from local people, walled castles to wander in, and the profoundly exquisite art and architecture of Italy to lose oneself in.

And the food in Italy!

Need one say more? Italian food is among the freshest, simplest, healthy and elegant food served anywhere in the world. Each region has its own specialty and the atmosphere and ambiance around dining is an experience in itself. A meal is most often a leisurely, extended ritual of savoring food, friendship and wine.

Our program will focus on health, well-being and the romance of living life fully through movement, dance, meditation, herb walks and the sacredness of the green world of plants. While participating in the life style of an authentic Italian villa, we’ll immerse ourselves fully in the beauty and spirituality of the art and architecture of Italy.

~Your Facilitators ~

Rosemary Gladstar ~ Author of numerous herb books including the best seller Herbal Healing for Women, co-founder of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and President of United Plant Savers. Rosemary has been a practicing herbalist for over three decades and brings a deep passion and joy to her work.

Nancy Phillips ~ Nancy is the co-author of the Herbalists Way (formerly The Village Herbalist) and runs Heartsong Herb Farm with her husband Michael. Nancy is a beloved herbal teacher and has co-taught with Rosemary at Sage Mountain at her Apprentice Programs, and other conferences and events.  

Dr. Richard Liebmann ~ Doctor of Naturopathy and former Executive Director of United Plant Savers, Richard has traveled in Italy and has a deep love of the Tuscany countryside.

Natalie Young ~ Certified Pilates instructor, Yoga teacher and lifetime dancer. Natalie will led us in movement each day.

Registration Information


Make Checks to: Lokahi Garden Sanctuary LLC and write Italy in the memo line

Mail your deposit along with your address, phone number and email to:
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary
PO Box 32, Hawi, Hi 96719
To contact Richard Liebmann at Lokahi Garden Sanctuary LLC:
Tel: 808.889 0001