Meet the Retreat to Tuscany Team
Theresa Callahan – Your Retreat Host & Executive Leadership Coach
Based in Seattle, Washington, Theresa is an Author, Executive Leadership Coach and Workshop Facilitator. She is the founder of Retreat to Tuscany and your Host and Retreat Facilitator for your 1-week full immersion wellness and self-care experience based in the Toscana Region of Italy, in the village of Montisi.
Theresa will provide one-on-one coaching and individual guidance and support to help you prepare and maximize your Retreat experience.
Based in Montisi, Elizabeth is the local British Artist and Hospitality consultant who will provide a group walking tour on Day 1 of your Retreat.
Liz will also provide a private tour of her art gallery and facilitate a customized guided watercolor painting experience where you will create your own treasured painting of the Tuscan landscape that you can bring home with you.
Based in Montisi, Antonella is a rock-star private tour guide who is passionate about local tradition, art history, food and wine. She is even an official Cheese Taster!
Educated in Milan and having played host to hundreds of tourists over the years (including some well-known celebrities), Antonella will be your private Tour Guide during your customized excursions during the week.
Born near the Amalfi Coast and based in Rome, Eleonora is a passionate chef: the main ingredient in her recipes is love for food and for her guests.
She learned to cook at home: her first teachers were her grandfather and her mom. She has worked in several restaurants and run her own bistro, and six years ago she started working as a private chef, between Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast.
Eleonora fills our villa with incredible fresh, organic meals that we design together, and serves us daily with love and joy.
Anna Lisa Tempestini
Anna Lisa was born in Chicago and moved to Italy with her family at age 4. She started practicing yoga in Florence when she was 19, and after many years of practicing various modalities, she became an instructor in 2012. She offers courses at her home studio, in Fattoria Resta, a 16th century former monastery just outside of Montalcino, and teaches yoga throughout Tuscany for private retreats and wellness centers.
Her practice incorporates Ashtanga, Hatha, and Anusara, putting special focus on the spine, breath and alignment, and guides us through morning yoga and meditation sessions during our retreat at the villa.
Savvy Seattle, Washington based Stylist and owner of Definitive Style, Annette is your Wardrobe Consultant who will inspire you to pack with finesse.
She will provide your group with Packing Tips that will help you save luggage space and put together a Tuscany travel wardrobe that is simple, comfortable and stylish.