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Tuscany Retreat September 10th-October 17th , 2014

EBBIO IN TUSCANY   
A working organic farm, Ebbio is a magical place nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano and surrounded by an evergreen forest  The 800 year old classic villa, converted into a charming yoga retreat facility, overlooks the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany.  The amazing food, spectacular scenery, and rustic elegance offer a one-of-a-kind experience.  Only 25 miles from Florence, 7 miles from Siena, Ebbio is a half hour walk to the town of Monteriggioni, a little medieval jewel. Visit their website, www.ebbio.com


YOGA AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP SESSIONS    There will be two morning yoga/meditation sessions each morning, one before and one after breakfast.  The yoga workshop portion of our day will be completed by 12:30 PM everyday, lunch will then be available and around 1:30, an afternoon excursion will be offered.


TOURS & ACTIVITIES   Of course we will offer visits to the nearby towns nestled into the Tuscany hills.  Some of these like San Gimignano, Volterra,and Siena are famous and classic sites to visit.  They are awesome. We also have trips to less known gems... places like Castellina in Chianti and Monterriggioni. We also plan some hikes and a couple of days of biking for those so inclined.  The town of Petriolo, about 45 minutes drive from Ebbio, where there is a hot sulphur spring with a crystal clear river running next to it. The National Park of Alberese, about 1 hours and 1/2 drive, is a fantastic location for long walks along the shore, and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.

THE YOGA SPACE 
The yoga space is a beautiful, airy room equipped with mats, belts, blocks and lots of pillows. 

MEALS
All meals are included in the cost.  Ebbio's serves vegetarian meals only. 
Most of the produce comes from their organic production. 

WEATHER
Late September and early October are generally temperate and beautiful, averaging around 70 degrees during the day and mid-50's at night. 


ACCOMMODATION
Ebbio has a rustic elegance.  Each room is unique.  There is about 1 bathroom every 2 rooms.

Trip Price of $1690 Includes
  • Accomodations (based on double occupancy)
  • Scrumptuous Italian cuisine 
  • Yoga retreat
  • Numerous excursions in Tuscany (Siena, the Mediterranean, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano etc.) 
  • $500 non-refundable deposit is due to confirm registration. 

Sample Schedule:
Saturday October :     Arrival in mid-afternoon with dinner at Ebbio. Late afternoon first retreat session... 

Sunday:      9:30 - 12:30    Mindfulness and Yoga
                                  2:00 -   5:00    Walk to Monterriggioni (beautiful walled city one mile from Ebbio... 
                                  5:00 -   6:00    Meditation and Restorative Yoga

Monday     7:00 -   8:00    Mindfulness Meditation
                                  9:30 - 12:00    Mindfulness and Yoga
                                  1:30-              San Gimignano,includes guided tour by local art historian

Tuesday:     7:00- 8:00      Mindfulness Meditation
                                  9:30-12:00     Mindfulness and Yoga
                                  1:30-             Sienna includes guided tour by local art historian 

Wednesday: 7:30- 9:00    Mindfulness and Yoga
                                   10:30            Hike to Vineyard and Narural Hot Springs

Thursday:   7:00- 8:00    Mindfulness Meditation
                                    9:30-12:00   Mindfulness and Yoga
                                    1:30-           Volterra

Friday:        7:00- 8:00    Mindfulness Meditation
                                    9:30-12:00   Mindfulness and Yoga
                                    1:30-          Castellina in Chianti 

Saturday:                      Departure
                                             


Registration and more information: call (413) 250-5226, email pauldspector@gmail.com  
74 Massasoit St.  Northampton, MA 01060

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