Magnificent Retreats

2 Amazing International Retreat Adventures:

Our first Halo retreat last year with Michele and Lisa to Italy was nothing short of amazing! We are so excited to announce that we will be leading two wellness retreats this year to Spain and Italy! Please see details below on each of these retreats. The retreats will be unique and unforgettable experiences to relax, recharge and experience the magic of the region. The excursions were carefully chosen as places of ancient spiritual and physical healing.  


Costa Brava region of Spain

September 19-26, 2020

  • Group Transportation to and from Barcelona airport (Airport code BCN) 

  • Double occupancy accommodations in a villa overlooking the sea (shared bedrooms and bathrooms)

  • Healthy breakfasts and dinners, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Yoga each day

  • Evening wellness programs

  • Excursions to the following locations:

  • Medieval city of Girona (Girona cathedral, Jewish quarter, many scenes from Game of Thrones were also filmed here)

  • Monserrat - Home of the "Black Madonna" one of the most spiritual places in Spain. Said to be connected to Mt. Shasta in California and the Divine

  • La Garrottxa Volcanic Natural Park - beautiful hiking, medieval cities and over 40 inactive volcano cones

  • Wine tasting at local winery

  • Beautiful beaches along the ocean

  • Free time to relax by the pool or explore


Umbrian Region of Italy

September 26 - October 3, 2020

  • Group Transportation to and from Rome airport (Airport code FCO) 

  • Double occupancy accommodations in a villa overlooking Lake Trasimeno (shared bedrooms and bathrooms)

  • Healthy breakfasts and dinners, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Yoga each day

  • Evening wellness programs

  • Excursions to the following locations

  • Day trip to Florence to experience the art, culture and the famous Duomo

  • Exploring and hiking the spiritual island of Isola Maggiore on Lake Trasimeno

  • Guided walking tour of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and visiting the prayer cave of St. Francis on Mt. Subasio

  • Experience the ancient healing thermal springs of Tuscany

  • Organic winery horse carriage tour and wine tasting 

  • Plenty of free time to explore the surrounding medieval towns or just relax by the private pool


Michele Marcinko and Lisa O'Brien-Zorbalas will be the primary leaders of these retreats. Please note that airfare is not included and passports are required for travel. The total cost of each retreat will be $2,300 per person. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will be due on March 1st. An additional payment of $500 will be due on May 1st with the balance of $1,550 due by August 1st (refundable only if we are able to fill the space). Please note that only cash or check is acceptable. If you would like to use a credit card or PayPal a 3% surcharge will apply.


Due to the limited number of participants we have decided to conduct a lottery for all that are interested.  Please click here to enter the lottery. Enter your full name, email address and phone number and indicate which retreat you are interested in. The deadline to enter is February 15th. By entering the lottery you understand that if you are randomly chosen through this process you have the full intention of attending the retreat and agree to the deposit amounts and due dates. If you have any questions about the retreat please email prior to entering the lottery and we will be happy to help you!


We will notify all winners of the lottery by February 17th. A meeting of all participants will take place the week of March 16th to discuss flights, documentation and answer any questions. Thank you!

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you in the Italian countryside or coastal Spain!


Pine Island Retreat - Fun in the Sun

TBA 2021

Hosted by Lisa and Paul

Beautiful preserves and parks with an abundance of wildlife and nature,

in Cape Coral, Florida located near Pine Island Preserve,  Sanibel and Fort  Meyers

Waterfront view with spectacular sunsets

La Buena Vida showcases spectacular sunset views -- and offers a unique blend of indoor and outdoor living with panorama views from the living, dining and family rooms. These distinctive rooms have tall ceilings and walls of glass sliders to create an open, yet intimate space for your individual pursuits or shared family time.

The open concept Great Room includes the Gourmet Kitchen with granite counters, solid cherry-wood cabinets and stainless steel GE Profile appliances. The house features 5 spacious bedrooms and 4 full baths. The five bedrooms include 1 King, 3 Queen and 2 XL Twin Beds, with central air, and ceiling fans in every bedroom. In addition to whole house Wi-Fi, the Entertainment Room has a big screen Smart TV with Direct TV, Netflix, HBO, DVD and surround sound.

Jump in the Hot Springs Spa or go for a swim in the heated pool. The huge lanai area has plenty of space for large gatherings or for simply lounging in the sunshine. Have a cocktail under the Tiki Hut on the dock and experience beautiful Florida sunsets.

  • Swimming pool

  • Internet

  • Air Conditioning

  • Hot Tub

  • TV

  • Satellite or Cable

  • Washer & Dryer

  • Kids Welcome

  • Parking

  • No Smoking

  • Accessible

  • Heater


  • Bedroom 1 -1 king

  • Bedroom 2 -1 queen

  • Bedroom 3 -1 queen

  • Bedroom 4 -1 queen

  • Bedroom 5 -2 twin/ sing


  • 4 full bathrooms with showers (2 also with tu


Things to do that are included:                                  

Daily Yoga & Meditation

Pine Island Preserve (Easy Trail Hikes)

Beaches – Sanibel, Fort Myers


Kayaking / Canoeing

Bike Riding

Swimming (heated pool)

Evening fires

All meals prepared for us except lunches

Boating, golfing and other excursions at your discretion.

Exchange:         $1,600.00 includes:   7 nights stay, 14 Meals, all above & house amenities.

                           $1,450.00 if paid in full by September 30th


Contact Lisa at 856-261-0554    Space for 7 participants (book early to insure your spot)

                                                        payment can be through pay pal,  cash and certified checks

Sedona Play Adventure Retreat 


Let's gather together in Sedona! 

NEXT ADVENTURE IS     Jun 7 - 13, 2020

What is included:     

  • Daily Yoga to awaken each morning

  • Day trip to the Grand Canyon

  • Daily hikes to Sacred Vortexes

  • Special sunset hike 

  • Visit to the most preserved Pueblo in the country

  • A Group Light Grid Healing Session

  • A Sacred Blessing Ceremony

  • Plenty of time to rest, visit town, play and site see

  • A Sacred Sweat lodge to sweat our prayers and to integrate our Sedona Journey together w/ Rahelio (suggested donation of $30.00)


Panoramic Heights' is a large (3000-square-foot), custom-built, luxury southwest (pueblo-style) house in an exclusive, upscale area of West Sedona. The home was recently furnished and decorated with an elegant southwest theme including native American art. With 11-foot ceilings throughout, 'Panoramic Heights' is spacious and luxurious, with breathtakingly gorgeous, unobstructed, panoramic views of Sedona's famous red rock formations and mountains. The home has new carpet and tile, and kitchen and bathrooms have gorgeous custom tilework throughout.

Panoramic Heights has two bedroom wings (split floorplan), with a central living area (great room). We have recently replaced the hot tub in 2015 under our gazebo off back patio.

Walls of windows with spectacular panoramic views - with the most famous red rock formations in Sedona: Thunder Mountain, Soldier's Pass, Chimney Rock, and Coffee Pot Rock. A short walk up the road from the home leads to one of the most scenic lookouts and trails in Sedona, as well as a vortex!

The gourmet kitchen has Sub-zero refrigerator and Jenn-Aire appliances, and is fully-equipped for the gourmet cook.

The master suite has a King bed, sleeper sofa, huge master bathroom with oversize jetted tub and separate tiled shower, walk-in closet, and flat screen TV. The master suite opens to a private patio with fabulous red rock views. The other three bedrooms have a queen, queen and twin, day bed and trundle. All beds have top-quality bedding, including high quality sheets and cozy down comforters.

Great Smokey Mountain’s Adventure

Hosted by Lisa and Paul

TBA 2021


Cabin with mountain views


Little Bit of Heaven Cherokee Cabin is a very private secluded cabin at the top of the mountain. It has a paved private driveway that is easily accessible by car, SUV, motorcycles, and even trucks with trailers and dead ends at the cabin. Enjoy views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the valley below from the rocking chairs on the covered front porch. The cabin and property borders the Sequoyah National Golf Course thru a forest area.

Wireless Internet service is free with cabin rental.


Located three miles from Harrah's Casino in Cherokee and the Blue Ridge Parkway, three miles from the Smoky Mountains Country Club Golf Course and eight miles from the Great Smoky Mountain Railway Station in Historic Dillsboro where you will find unique shops, galleries, collectables, and crafts. Also three miles to grocery store, restaurants, and fast food.


Only ten minutes to Maggie Valley or Bryson City and twenty minutes to Rafting and Tubing in the Nantahala Gorge with numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the area. Multitudes of recreation and entertainment along with waterfalls nearby. Hike into the mountains and commune with nature, float the many rivers and streams on tubes or rafts, or visit local area flea markets.


Check in 8/2 at 6pm and Checkout 8/8 at 10am.

Check in 8/9 at 6pm and Checkout 8/15 at 10am.

Nearest Airport Knoxville Tenn (about a 2 hour drive)



  • Internet

  • Air Conditioning

  • TV

  • Satellite or Cable

  • Washer & Dryer

  • Parking

  • No Smoking

  • Heater


Bedroom 1      1 king

Bedroom 2       2 queens

Bedroom 3       2 doubles

Convertible bed(s)     1 double

3 Full Baths


Activities that are included: 

Cherokee bonfire

Klingmans dome lookout

Mings falls & Indian Creek Falls

Mountain Farm Museum and Oconaluftee Trail

Route 441 Overlooks and trails

“Unto these Hills” Drama performed by the Indian people

Oconaluftee Indian Village

Oconaluftee Park

Tubing, Kayaking and Swimming

12  fabulous Meals   (6 breakfast, 6 dinners)


Other Actiivities:

Indian Markets, 7 Clans Rodeo, Harrahs Casino, Bike Trails, Horseback Riding and more!


Fee $1500.00 includes 12 meals, house accommodations and included activities.

Hold your spot with a $100.00 deposit non-refundable

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