AFR2014Annamarie Fidel-Rice, Ph.D., initially had the idea to create retreats for women to celebrate the feminine over 19 years ago. Even though the seed for the Tuscan retreat came in 2000, 9/11 happened and the time wasn’t right until now … right now. Her love of Italy comes from this special culture that celebrates relationships, the earth (la terra), and all the riches from produce to food to art and beauty. 2020 will be her inaugural retreat to Italy. In the Fall of 2006, Annamarie visited Peru and was deeply moved by the spirit of her trip. She felt compelled to create the Peru retreat and share the experience of this magical country with other women. The 2019 trip will be her 8th group and her 11th trip to Peru. Annamarie is a loss and grief educator with a private practice in Arvada, Colorado and has been practicing for over 27 years. Annamarie is also a Professor at Regis University in the Masters in Counseling Program.  In addition, you can find information about her book, The Alchemy of Grief:  Embracing Mourning through Grace, on her website:


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