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About The Workshop

Explore the depths of your inner and outer-self, while enjoying the best of Italy’s Tuscany region. Love yourself with this pampering, fulfilling experience…and expand into who you are meant to be.

With the luxury of time, the exquisiteness of Italian culture and support of sisterhood, this retreat encourages you to fully explore the depths of “you” and to fully love your body, mind and spirit. You’ll define who and where you want to be, and learn skills to have the love and live the life you want.

This is a five-day Italian adventure of exploration and personal transformation guided by licensed psychologist, life-coach, relationship & sex expert Dr. Lori Buckley.

Gift yourself with the lightness and sensuality of Italian culture, including delicious cuisine, luxurious experiences, and beautiful surroundings. And all the while, you’ll fulfill your soul with total immersion into your Self, discover a path to pure self-love, and enjoy sisterly support.

This retreat consists of five daily 3-hour workshop experiences, plus adventures & experiences that will enhance the workshop teachings.


“I had a transformational week of great ladies, great food and the gorgeous world of Lucca”

“This 5 day workshop was a beautiful way to unplug from the craziness of life in order to quiet the mind enough to do the work necessary to have some “a-ha” moments. So grateful for this unforgettable & incredible experience”.

I can’t say enough good things about my experience with the Best Life Best You workshop in beautiful Lucca Italy. Prior to attending this workshop I had experienced three major life challenges in just under a year which took a major toll on my self confidence and clouded my future. By the end of the program I had newfound strength in myself and in the direction I wanted to take my life. All this while indulging in Lucca’s top notch cultural and gastronomic offerings with newfound friends – strong, compassionate, beautiful women also participating in the program. What could be better?!

Spending a week in Italy with so many amazing women has not only been one of the best experiences of my life, it has also increased my confidence and given me hope and a plan for a better future. It was a life changing experience for which I am truly grateful.

The Best Life Best You retreat was one of the richest and most enjoyable personal retreats I’ve ever experienced. It was the perfect combination of introspective transformational work, with an exciting array of authentic Italian experiences that woke up my mind, body and soul.

Dr. Lori is the centerpiece of this retreat. She guided us through very deep waters in a gentle, loving and supportive way, and she encouraged full participation so that we would get the most out of the work. Every one of us in the group had a ‘wake up’ moment and an inner-shift. I, for one, had a mind shift that caused me to be aware of limiting beliefs and now with the tools to install new, positive beliefs, I can truly feel my life changing.

Lori is a master at her craft and her processes are incredibly powerful and effective.She’s joyful, loving and encouraging, and knows exactly when to push to get the most out of us. Her goal is to help us become the best version of ourselves, and she has our best outcome in her heart.

This retreat is still reverberating in my psyche in such a positive way. I recommend it to anyone who is ready for personal growth and an Italian adventure.


Dr. Lori Buckley is a licensed Psychologist (PSY20447), life coach, and AASECT certified sex therapist. Her life’s focus & purpose is to help individuals and couples transform their lives to experience more freedom, love, passion, success and joy…which she has been doing for almost 20 years. Dr. Lori is the host of the podcast “Looking for Love…and more”, and the author of the book “21 Decisions for Great Sex and A Happy Relationship”. She has appeared on numerous television shows, and appeared as an expert and host in over 20 instructional videos including “Great Sex for A Lifetime”, and “Your Sensual Pregnancy”. Learn more about Lori at drloribuckley.com.


Lucca is one of the most loved cities in Tuscany. In Lucca you will experience beauty, history, fabulous food, and all that Italy has to offer…without traffic, overpriced accommodations, or an overabundance of tourists. Lucca is the birthplace of Puccini, who is still considered one of the most influential composers of opera. In Lucca, you can experience a breathtaking concert of opera music every night of the year, which always includes the beautiful compositions of Puccini, in a small church in the center of town. Lucca is surrounded by beautiful, tree lined ancient city walls, and they are enjoyed every day by tourists and residents. The area around the walls is well taken care of, and have in essence become a park that surrounds the city and blocks out more modern life. On the perimeter of the walls, you can enjoy a bike ride, a stroll, or just enjoy a rest on one of the many shaded benches along the main walkway. In Lucca, you can easily explore the city center by foot or bike. And if you have the desire to travel to other cities, you can rely on public transportation, which means there is no need for a car. Lucca is very close to both both Pisa and Florence. Pisa and the Pisa airport are only about a 30-minute train ride from Lucca. And Florence (Firenze) can be reached by bus or train in less than 90 minutes. Cinque Terre is also a quick train ride away (less than 2 hours), close enough for a day visit.


This retreat has a very limited attendance of only 6 women. If you’re interested, contact me now! This retreat will fill up quickly.

The dates are September 26th to October 3rd 2020. The workshop will be September 28th to October 2nd 2020.

The cost of this retreat is $4,497, which does not include airfare, but does include a double occupancy apartment with a private room. Private apartments are available for an additional fee of $595.

Workshop will include:

  • 7 nights at a beautiful city center apartment
  • All entry fees and fares to tours, and excursions
  • Train and bus fares during the week
  • All classes, books, and special gifts
  • Wine & cheese welcome reception
  • One full day follow-up retreat in Los Angeles with Lori at a later date (to be announced)
  • 10% discount on all future Italy retreats

Refund/Cancellation policy:

A 50% deposit (non-refundable) is required to guarantee your apartment and your reservation (due by March 15th).

This deposit will be applied to the final payment, which is due on June 15th 2020.

If you are unable to attend for any reason and cancel within 30 days of the retreat, you will be charged the full fee, and you will have one year to apply towards another retreat, workshop, or service by Dr. Lori Buckley.

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Your registration is not complete until you have a phone or video interview with Dr. Buckley to insure that this is the right fit (and group) for your specific needs and desires.

*For more information please contact Lori Buckley at (626) 893-4208 or lori@drloribuckley.com