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Biella, Italy

Soul Trails

I am thrilled to invite you to a weekend long self-guided personal retreat. Soul Trails are for those who are seeking new direction in life, or needing rest, renewal and fresh perspective. We invite you to carve out time to unplug, and step into a slower pace of being for a weekend in order to care for your soul, body and mind. 

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About the Retreat

Location: The home base for the Soul Trails is Biella, a historic Italian town at the foot of the Alps. The surrounding mountains here are absolutely stunning! 

Guidebook: Our carefully designed retreat guidebook will accompany you through creative practices that invite you to a deep exploration of the landscape of your soul, and encounter nature, self, and the Divine Love.

Accommodation: You will be staying at a handmade artisan guest house where both your body and soul will rest.  Your on-site hosts will assure all the practical details of your personal weekend away have been worked out for a restful retreat experience. Learn more about your hosts and their guest house here.

Suggested Retreat Schedule:

Friday 

16:00-19:00 Arrival 

19:30 Dinner  

21:00 Relaxation/Meditation
 

Saturday

8:00 Morning Meditation and Breakfast 

9:30 Bus to the beginning of your trail. Hike

13:00 Lunch, Rest and Meditation. Hike back

17:00 Bus back to Biella

19:30 Dinner

21:00 Meditation
 

Sunday

8:00 - 9:30 Morning Meditation and Breakfast 

Check out by 12:00

GuideBook

The retreat guidebook has been written and designed by a trained spiritual director and experienced retreat facilitator, Kaisa. She loves accompanying people of all ages and backgrounds in their unique spiritual lives. Her own spirituality is intimately connected to nature. You can learn more about Kaisa here. Kaisa is the founder and a Spiritual Director at Kutsu Companions.

Note, she is not currently offering one-to-one Spiritual Direction. If you would like to prepare for the experience or process your retreat afterwards with a Spiritual Director and are not currently meeting with one and need help, feel free to reach out to us via the contact form below.

Hosts
Tiina and Giona are your on-site hosts in Biella, Italy. They are passionate community builders, seekers of beauty, sustainable life and authentic spirituality. Learn more about Up-Cycle House, their community house project, here. 

Trail
 

There are several trail options near the accommodation, some begin within a short walking distance and others are accessible by an easy bus ride. We recommend you to come with a hiking companion, for your safety. Also a good physical condition and good hiking shoes are required. Some hiking experience is preferable. However it is not mandatory to venture for an Alpine hike. We can suggest a lighter walk or even a wet weather option for your retreat.  

 

Ages: 18+ 

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Up-Cycle House =

A community house, creative space and travellers' home-stay at the foot of the Italian Alps.

  • UpCycleHouse

“PILGRIM: We are so much made of movement that we speak intuitively of the destination being both inside us and beyond us; we sense we are the journey along the way, the one who makes it and the one who has already arrived."

David Whyte, Consolations 

COST

This retreat is on a "trust" pay-as-you-feel basis. Our suggested minimum donation is 60 euros ( or $ 65 ) to cover the basic hosting expenses. We truly believe that restorative rhythms, such as a weekend away in nature, are not a luxury for the rich but a necessity for all. Your donation will help cover the hospitality costs, and if you are able, sponsor retreatants who have less resources available.

60€

Pay for your stay

This option will cover the basics of your weekend: accommodation, light breakfast and a print for the retreat guide, but not the work put into creating the experience for you. 

100€

Pay for your experience

In addition to covering the hosting expenses, your donation will support the work that the hosts and the retreat guide put into offering you this retreat.

150€

Pay it forward

By giving a little extra, you help sponsor other Soul Trailers who have less means to pay for their weekend away. Thank you for your generosity! 

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Register

Soul Trails are available on Summer weekends from June 2024 onward.

Reach out to Tiina at Up-Cycle House (upcyclehouse.biella @ gmail.com) to reserve your weekend away.

We cannot wait for you to experience the magic of this unforgettable weekend in nature. 

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want to stay longer?

Ask about homestay lodging availability.

If you would like to linger a little longer with the meditations of the Soul Trail while enjoying the slow rhythm of the historic town of Biella, your hosts are here for you. Please reach out directly to Tiina and Giona and ask about extra nights at their homestay for an additional fee. 

Contact your Italian hosts at: 
upcyclehouse.biella@gmail.com

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