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 accommodations are 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 in Tuscany, Italy a short walking distance
from the ancient town of Montereggioni. You will have time to explore on your own.
What Is A Retreat?
A time to stop and rest & reflect so you can go on again. Come with us and enjoy the beautiful Tuscan countryside,
wonderful food, yoga,journaling-looking inside, meditation & manifestation. Renew yourself, refresh yourself,
(**This Retreat Is By Invite Only Please Read Below)
For those of you that would like to see more of Italy
you can easily extend your stay before returning home
and visit cities all over Italy which are easily
reached by train from Siena.
Join Jennifer Pastiloff of Manifestation Yoga® on an excursion to Italy for yoga
classes-Manifestation Workshops/journaling for all levels, delicious food, wine,
seeing the gorgeous countryside and whatever else your heart may desire.
These classes are more than just Asana. It is not your typical yoga retreat.
La Dolce Vita!
This is a dream come true for us for the 5th time.
Blending authentic Tuscany with mind, body and soul.
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)
Daily Journaling/Yoga class or Meditation or Manifestation Workshop on most days
except full excursion days.
A day trip to the Mediterranean Ocean with a delicious picnic lunch included and a
visit to the natural hot-springs on the way back depending on weather.
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.
So much to see and do in Siena. Transportation to and from the marvelous town of Siena
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.
A day-trip to the beautiful town of Florence. 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 with writing but the Florence day, no yoga class. It's too long of a day and
we have to leave early. Dinner will be served at Ebbio when we return.
If you choose not to come to Florence this will be a free day.
A short excursion to the town of San Gimignano during a weekday afternoon.
You can simply explore on foot or rent a bicycle to explore the hills around Ebbio.
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
*PRICING $2300 All rooms are shared. Flight Is Not Included.
Signing Up After April 18th The Total In Full Is Due. Please send in your deposit and contact Barbara to pay the balance.
(Sending In Your Deposit Means You Have Read Contract Terms & Conditions And Have Accepted Them)
(See Contract) . The Contract Must Also Be Signed, Sent In & Received After You Send Your Deposit
In Order For You To Be Able To Attend. If you are signing up after April 18th send in your deposit and then
mail a check c/o Barbara Potter P O Box 1567, Tehachapi, Ca 93581 as it is due in full after the 18th.
**If you are considering coming on this retreat please email to apply. Please let her know why
you want to come and be part of this group as space is limited and she would love to know something
about you. General questions about retreat please email or call Barbara 702 524-5686.
If you like Italy, writing/journaling, yoga, meditation, wine, organic vegetarian food and relaxation then join
Jennifer Pastiloff in Tuscany! This retreat is about sharing, connecting and there will be writing. The main
focus is "not Asana" . This is her yearly retreat to Italy and she looks forward to sharing some of her
favorite places with you, all wrapped in the comfort of journaling, Manifestation Workshops &
especially connecting with amazing people, laughter & joy!!
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-
- Camera, extra batteries & chargers-
~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.)-
~Save room in your luggage for any clothing you may buy while there~
(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.
-You can hand-wash your clothes and line-dry outside while there-
-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-
~Your Happy Face & A Sense of Humor~
|Contact Barbara For More Info
702-524-5686 or Email
|Photograph Barbara Potter
Love Outside My Bedroom Window
Manifestation Yoga Retreats®
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.
Please don't count on having at WiFi signal at Ebbio.
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.
This is an 800 year old Tuscan Farmhouse without a/c.
It is not a spa or a modern hotel and air comes from the windows.
All bedrooms & bathrooms are dormitory style/shared and are on the 2nd floor.
A few of the rooms are for 2, most are for 3 and two are for 4 people.
There are steps leading up to a sleeping loft inside of two of the
bedrooms for 2 people making it for 3. There are no private
The rate is based per person (Min in a room is 2 people).
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.
Combined Max total capacity 27
The retreat leader Jennifer Pastiloff retains the right to change anything on this itinerary due to
weather or other circumstances according to her discretion. During the times when excursions
are not planned (all are optional) you can enjoy your time on your own.
|Driving To Ebbio/Taxi From Siena Train Station
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.
Here is the address for the cabbie: Ebbio, Strada del Gallinaio - 53035 Monteriggioni, (Siena, Toscana)
|All Rooms & Bathrooms Are Shared. Accommodations see below.
A $500 Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Deposit Secures Your Space
Deposit - PAYPAL- Credit Card, ATM or Check. Sign Contract & Fax
Balance due by check please contact Barbara for mailing address. Balance due by April18th, 2015
|Note: Please Read Contract , Sign & Fax to: 661 825-8104
The Consent Contract Must Be Returned For You To Be Able To Attend The Rereat
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 27th (1 or 4 pm) you can take a
taxi to Ebbio for around 30 euro estimated. Four people can share a taxi. )
Important: Do not book your return flight home for the same day the retreat
ends on July 4th. You will be driven to the Siena Train Station in the morning after a light breakfast on
departure day July 4th. 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.
|Summer Writing/Yoga Retreat Ebbio in Tuscany, Italy June 27th-July 4th, 2015
Click Here for The Fall Retreat In Tuscany, Italy September 26th-October 3rd 2015
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 as well as couples. Please come along, enjoy and make
new friends. Jennifer's space creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
Connections are always magical at her retreats.
Here is what some of the people who attended have said about the retreat.
Retgreats At Ebbio
You can visit the ancient town of Monteriggioni
which is around 1 km walking distance from Ebbio.
(If you can't walk we can get you a ride)
The Mediaeval festival of Monteriggioni, Italy
will begin Friday evening July 3rd, 2015 after
dinner so you can get a chance to experience this
fun traditional Tuscan yearly event. You can go with
some of the group Friday evening before the retreat
ends Saturday morning. It is a fun-filled adventure
every year.-- Image from Festival on right
"I've been practicing yoga for 20 years. Along the
way, I've had some pretty remarkable teachers.
But, I can say I've had none like Jen. Not knowing
what to expect, I hopped a train in Rome (where
I currently live) and headed up to Tuscany for
her retreat on the recommendation of a friend.
I headed into class expecting all the normal
twisting and adjustments, but what I got was
so much more. She takes you to another place
entirely. Yoga for me has always been grounding,
a place to struggle and rest, to release and
search. Jen gave me all that and also made it
fun like only Jen can. You may walk in with
an ego, but you won’t walk out with one.
What she’ll leave you with instead
is pure joy.”
RED DIRT LATTES
cross-cultural adventures with a mixed-up family
Below are two wonderful posts by actor, photographer, writer, mother &
world traveler Sabrina LLoyd from her blog "Red Dirt Lattes". She joined
us at the retreat in Tuscany. Her photographs are spectacular and her
writing will capture your attention.
Doves & Flowers & A Tuscan Cat
Tuscan Twisting Pt.2
*Cancellation by Traveler
The deposit in not refunded or transferred firm policy.
All monies received, above the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, will be refunded if
the cancellation is made 60 or more days prior to scheduled retreat date. If the client cancels
less than 60 days in advance of the arrival day, or if the client does not show up, or leaves
early for any reason no credit or refund is available.
Different fees may apply to airline tickets depending on the carrier being used. You are
strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will
cover your cancellation penalties in some situations if you are coming to the retreat.
If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced or choose not to attend
a scheduled event there will be no refunds for unused services. Again,
cancellation insurance may reimburse you for early departure
under certain circumstances.
Retreats At Ebbio