Ebbio is a magical place surrounded by an evergreen forest, nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano
that was sacred to the Etruscans. Located in the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany, it is only 42
km from Florence, 11 km from Siena, 9 km from Castellini in Chianti and 1km from Monteriggioni,
a little medieval jewel.

Ebbio is an 800 year old classic rustic Tuscan farmhouse converted into a charming yoga retreat. Looking
out one of the many windows of the different accommodations in Ebbio, you will be captivated by the
undulating hills swept with thriving vineyards, olive trees and enchanting evergreen forests. The
amazing part of Ebbio is that it is still a working, organic Tuscan farm with its own
Chianti wine production and delicious Olive Oil.

Ebbio's kitchen serves vegetarian meals only. Most of the produce comes from their organic production.
The picnic on the day of the ocean excursion is included. Meals are served in the outside porch if
the weather is warm and not raining; otherwise they will be served upstairs where the bedrooms
are also located in a common living/dining room.  That room is a living/gathering place where
there is
quiet time between 10 pm and 6 am to respect the people sleeping on the 2nd floor.

Water and seasonal fruit are available throughout the day.

The accommodation is in
double, triple or quadruple rooms. All rooms are shared, cute and cozy
& have a special name. There is about 1 bathroom for every 2 rooms. All bathrooms are different,
some with showers, some with bathtubs. There is also a bathroom with showers off the yoga
room with privacy for two people. Please remember this is a very rustic 800 year old stone
Tuscan Farmhouse with open windows & fresh air and you will hear animal noises.

This retreat will be held at Ebbio retreat/winery in Tuscany, Italy a short walking distance
from the ancient town of
Montereggioni. You will have plenty of free time to explore on your own.

What Is A Retreat?
A time to stop and rest so you can go on again.
A time to return to basics: basic attitudes, basic beliefs, the basic balance of life.
Come with us and enjoy the beautiful Tuscan countryside, wonderful food, yoga,
meditation & manifestation. Renew yourself, refresh yourself, enjoy yourself.
~Manifest Your Dreams Under The Tuscan Sun-SOLD OUT
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For those of you that would like to see more of Italy
you can easily extend your stay before returning home
and visit cities like Florence and Rome, which are easily
reached by train from Siena. Contact
Barbara for a
referral for a lovely apt if you  plan to stay in Florence.

After the retreat some of us traveled on to Florence
1.5 hours by train, Rome 3 hours by train & The
Amalfi Coast 3 hours by train to enjoy more of
Italy returning home.

Pictures Touring Italy After Retreats

Join Jennifer Pastiloff Yoga on an excursion to Italy for yoga classes for all
levels, delicious food, wine, hiking and whatever else your heart may desire.
These classses are more about Manifestation than Asana.
La Dolce Vita!

This is a dream come true for us for the 3rd time.
Blending authentic Tuscany with mind, body and soul.

Prices include:
7 night/8 day shared accommodations
Three Daily vegetarian meals at Ebbio including wine with lunch & dinner and fresh
fruit available during the day (dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day)
(Lunch is not provided by Ebbio on full excursion day trips except for the beach
trip day where a delicious picnic lunch is provided)

2 yoga classes daily (one before breakfast and one before dinner usually on
most days except for arrival & departure day and full excursion trip days)
or Manifestation Yoga Workshops/Meditation or Karaoke Yoga.

You will also enjoy a traditional vegetarian Tuscan cooking class

A day trip to the Mediterranean Ocean with a delicious picnic lunch included and a
visit to the natural hotsprings on the way back.

There will be one excursion after lunch to a local town in Chianti with winery/wine tasting.

There will also be a day trip transportation included to the wonderful town of
Siena on
Wednesday where they have their open air market-day, food, discounted beautiful
Italian clothing, etc. Vendors line the streets. So much to see and do in Siena.
Transportation to and from the marvelous town of Siena on Wednesday is provided.
(Your lunch while there will be self-catered and not provided by Ebbio).
Once you are there you are on your own to shop, explore the cobblestone streets
and have fun until we meet to be taken back to Ebbio. You will have dinner upon
returning to Ebbio. Be sure to  see the magnificent.
 Duomo di Siena while
you are exploring the town.

An optional full day-trip to the beautiful town of Florence by train. Transportation "to" the
station and the round trip train fare is included. Taxi's are available upon your return to the
Siena Train Station back to Ebbio. Four people can split the fare per taxi. Your meals and any
sites you visit (museums, etc) in Florence will also be at your own expense. There are plenty
of sites at no cost in this beautiful city.  It is going to be magical. We will bring journals
to Florence and have an assignment or two with writing but the Florence day, no yoga class.
It's too long of a day and we have to leave early. Of course you can stay back and skip but
there will be no "Asana" that day. If you do stay back you can relax, hike, rent a bike, use
the yoga studio or outdoor soaking pool, read; and, of course, meals will be available
for you at Ebbio .

A half-day trip to the town of San Gimignano.

On your own feel free to arrange other activities or to simply explore on foot or
rent a bicycle to explore the hills.

You will have plenty of free time for that or to just relax and reflect.
Note: The itinerary can be changed at any time by the discretion of the organizer or
due to weather or other unforeseen cirumstances.

Questions, please email  or call Jennifer 310 926-0172

If you like Italy, yoga, wine, organic vegetarian food and relaxation then join
Jen Pastiloff of Los Angeles in Tuscany! This is her 3rd year going and she
looks forward to sharing some of her favorite places with you, all
wrapped in the comfort of daily yoga, manifestation workshops
and meditation practices.

Don't Forget to Bring:

- Valid Passport-

- Comfortable clothing for yoga and movement-
- Slip-on shoes for indoors-
(Shoes are not permitted in Yoga Studio)

-Walking shoes and clothing for outdoors and hiking trails
sunscreen, hat and sunglasses-
Hiking clothes and shoes for summer~

- Camera, extra batteries-

~Toiletries shampoo & conditioner & any medicines you may need~

-Casual clothes for any excursions
you may take-

-Bathing suit (sunscreen, hat, sandals, water shoes, flip flops etc.)-
-Beach Towel For Our Day Trip To The Mediterranean-
(They sell soft beach towels that fold up nice and compact and are
absorbent at places like K-Mart for around $10.00/$13.00)

~Save room in your luggage for any clothing you may buy while there
especially on market day in Siena that we will be visiting~
(Typically the airlines allow one free bag to check-in on International
flights unless that changes before June. )

-Water bottle to fill during your stay-
(Filtered water on premises)

-Italian AC adapter (for 220V compatible electronics)-
(Please do not bring electronics with heating elements)
There is (1) hairdryer at Ebbio to share.

-Insect repellent-

-Washer is available at 5 euro per load (Clothes are dried on a line outside.)-

-The farmhouse provides linen and towels.-

-Sheets are the same for 1 week. There is a change of towels in mid-week.-

-Yoga Mats are provided by Ebbio-

-A Journal for Jen's Classes-

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Italy Yoga Retreat Ebbio Jennifer Pastiloff
Contact Jennifer
(310-926-0172)
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Exploring Surrounding Area

Monteriggioni  (5 minutes drive or you can easily walk whenever you want). There are
plenty of Tuscan hills to walk and enjoy by foot or bicycle (rental available).

On Site Activities At An Additional Charge Paid In Cash (euro)
You can arrange with Franz the owner of Ebbio for these when you are there.

Horseback Riding (€20/Hour)

Mountain Biking (€20/Day)

Hiking With Guide (€20/Hour)

Hiking with Donkey & Guide (€20/Hour)

Hot Tub (€20/Hour) Max 4 People
Gratuities & Other Info

Taxes are included however gratuities for housekeepers and drivers are welcome
which is given on the departure day if you like.

Please use your cell phone in the privacy of your own room.  There is no Wifi at Ebbio.
There is one Internet connection for your lap-top that can be used when available.
It is shared.  Check with your cell phone provider before going to make sure you
are signed up for International Service and Data Plans.

The retreat is a smoke-free environment. Synthetic fragrances, perfumes
and colognes are not permitted.

Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. while using the main upstairs gathering room/dining
room on the 2nd floor to ensure a peaceful retreat for everyone. You may use the room
during those hours but please be mindful of others sleeping on the 2nd floor.

All bedrooms (except for the apt suite located outside of the farmhouse and the bodywork
room) are on the 2nd floor of the main farmhouse. Built in the 1300s the floors are stone
and tile. They can be cool in the non-summer months. Bring slippers.

There is a massage room downstairs at Ebbio next to the Yoga Studio and a local massage
therapist is available that can be called in for optional massages at your
expense in cash (euro).
Funds In Italy

You can exchange your US Dollars for euro in Siena
Note: The exchange rates change all the time and may be different in June/July

Some credit cards do not charge fees for shopping in Italy-check with your bank.  Most other cards do as much as 5% fee.  
Please remember that cash in euro is what is accepted in most places especially the outdoor vendors in Siena on Market
Day. Restaurants & stores accept cards. Check with your bank to see if they have a sister bank in Italy. Usually you can  
withdraw euro from your account with no fee  with your ATM card at one of those places.
There are no ATM machines at Ebbio on site.

*ACCOMMODATIONS:
This is an 800 year old Tuscan Farmhouse. It is not a spa or a modern hotel and air comes from the windows.
All rooms & bathrooms are shared and are on the 2nd floor.
Some of the rooms are for 2, 3, or 4 people and the rates are based
per person (Min in a room is 2 people). $1975 each person.
If we have space (s) for a couple you can be in a room for 2 people only
so we suggest you book early as it fills up fast if that will be your situation.
There are only a few rooms for 2 people only.

Apt with private bath next to farmhouse for 2 or 3 people
$1975 Per Person Plus One Additional Charge of $600 Total For The Apartment
(Min 2 people in Apartment)-BOOKED
Combined Max total capacity 24/26

The retreat leader Jennifer Pastiloff retains the right to change anything on this itinerary due to weather
or other unforeseen circumstances or her discretion.  During the times when things are not planned
(all are optional) you can enjoy your time on your own.
Driving To Ebbio & Address for Taxi Drivers
If you are driving to Ebbio, simply reach Monteriggioni Castle and go to the local information center directly next to the
church. From there, they will direct you to Ebbio. If you miss your pick-up at Siena Train Station you can take a taxi. The
cabbie should know how to get there. Here is address: Strada del Gallinaio - 53035  Monteriggioni,
Monteriggioni (Siena,  Toscana)
PRICING:
$1975.00 Shared Rooms
Accommodations on bottom of page*
Balance due in full by May 15th, 2013 (Check is preferred for balance due)
If you book after May 15th your payment in full which includes your $500 non-refundable
deposit is due upon booking. Please contact
Jennifer for availability & payment details.
*Retreat cost does not include airfare
A $500 Non-Refundable Deposit Secures Your Space
Deposit - PAYPAL- Credit Card, ATM or Check.
If you are paying by check please contact Jennifer for mailing address.
Note: Please Read Contract & Sign & Fax or Return Consent Contract With Your Deposit By Mail
   The Consent Contract Must Be Returned For Your Deposit To Be Accepted
Flying To Ebbio
*Retreat cost does not include airfare.  Check for the best prices to Florence or Rome or Pisa.
You can take a train to Siena Train Station from your arrival airport where you will be picked up on
arrival day at 1 pm or 4 pm.
Time to get to Siena by train: Rome 3 hours, Florence 1.5 hours, Pisa 2 hours.
Note: (If you miss your pick up time at the Siena Train Station on June 29th (1 or 4 pm) you can take a
taxi to Ebbio on your own for around 25/30 euro. Four people can share a taxi. )

Important: Do not book your return flight home for the same day the retreat ends on July 6th.
You will be driven to the Siena Train Station somewhere around 10 or 11 a.m after a light breakfast on
departure day July 6th. The times can vary and are only approximate. The airports are a distance from
the retreat and most flights leave in the early morning. Take some time to explore the towns you are
flying out of before the day of your return flight and spend the a night or two there. This is Italy!!
Helpful tip:  If you are planning on visiting Florence after the retreat then fly into Florence or
if you plan on visiting Rome after the retreat then fly into Rome the same with Pisa.
Yoga Retreat Ebbio in Tuscany, Italy June 29th-July 6th, 2013
A $500 Non-Refundable Deposit Secures Your Space
Deposit - PAYPAL- Credit Card, ATM or Check.
If you are paying by check please contact Jennifer for mailing address.


Note: Please Read Contract & Sign & Fax or Return Consent Contract With Your Deposit By Mail
  The Consent Contract Must Be Returned For Your Deposit To Be Accepted
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Nessuna Preoccupazione.  (No worries in English)
If you don't have a friend to travel with no problem. There are many wonderful people
who travel alone to this retreat. Please come along, enjoy and make new friends.
Jennifer's space creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.

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