This strong team is the backbone of everything we do.

DEBBIE TRAVIS Debbie’s role is to give you a memorable adventure not only into the Tuscan lifestyle but, more importantly, into yourself. Combining two of her greatest passions, the joys of southern Tuscany and the thrill of inspiring other women. Our guests will share this wonderful villa and farmhouse and its spectacular surroundings while enjoying scrumptious, traditional cuisine, famous local wines and fascinating trips.
JACKY Debbie met Jacky over 30 years ago when they were both models in Tokyo and have been best friends ever since. Jacky’s roles are to ensure that your stay is comfortable, memorable & enjoyable. She is also our resident naturopath with a degree from the world famous Naturopathic Medicine College in London, England. She brings all the latest nutrition advice to Villa Reniella, specializing in regaining and preserving optimum vitality though lifestyle and dietary changes.
HANS Hans is a successful businessman who runs a tight ship of two production companies, a branding office and a large editing facility. His biggest daily challenge is his high maintenance wife, Debbie, of 29 years. Hans hangs up his business suit for your week to don a chauffeur’s uniform and be at the beck and call of our guests.
STEVE Jacky's husband Steve is a world acclaimed award winning record producer. He began his career with Sir Elton John and went on to produce artists such as George Michael, The Cult, Freddie Mercury and many more. Just like his long time buddy Hans, he has given up his music industry world for this week for the sheer pleasure of driving ladies in Tuscany.
CHEF FRANCESCO Francesco is our wonderful chef during the Tuscan Girls’ Getaway. He has a passion for cooking and creating delicious gourmet meals. Turning this passion into a career was a natural progression. He will be preparing mouth-watering lunches and dinners at the villa and share his expertise in our cooking classes. Francesco believes in locally sourced food, following in the footsteps of the great Tuscan culinary tradition.
LALLA Lalla is a qualified Ayurvedic therapist. She studied for 10 years in Kerala, India and is a master in Reiki and massage., Lalla will be offering all a unique massage in our new stunning massage huts with tranquil views.
PAM Pamela lives in Tuscany but originates from Boston, USA. She has thirty years of personal practice in meditation and mindfulness disciplines, and will guide us through drawing on research-based methods including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT).
SILVIA Silvia is in charge of all our bookings, contacts and concierge service for the guests at Villa Reniella. She began her career in 1997 in hotel management. She has been both the front office manager, guest relation supervisor and revenue manager for some of Italy’s most exclusive hotels. Silvia lives in the nearby famous town of Cortona with her husband and beautiful new baby girl.
EVELINA Evelina, or Eve as she is lovingly known to us all, is originally from Poland, but has adopted Italy as her new home with her young family. She manages our property and she will be looking after us all during the retreat week. Ewelina makes the best organic breakfast, serves a mean gin and tonic, and makes sure our rooms are always fresh - all while always having a beaming smile.
MARYANA Maryana works alongside Evelina. Her passion is cooking and between our busy season at Villa Reniella, she is studying to be a chef at Centro Europeao di Formazione in Prato, Tuscany. She will be preparing our delicious, organic breakfasts.
RUPERT Rupert Elverson DC, is an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher. He is also a Chiropractor. He has studied alternative therapies for over 30 years. Perfect for those new to yoga and those more experienced. Yoga at Villa Reniella is held on our stunning wood yoga platform that looks over the valley.


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