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 & manifestation. Renew yourself, refresh yourself,
enjoy yourself. This retreat will be life-channging.
(**This Retreat Is By Invite Only Please Read Below)
Join Jennifer Pastiloff of Manifestation Yoga® on an excursion to Italy for yoga
/Manifestation Workshops/journaling for all levels, delicious food, wine,
an occasional dance party, seeing the gorgeous countryside and whatever else
your heart may desire. These classes are more than just Asana. There is
writing/journaling and sharing outloud --
It is not your typical yoga retreat. La Dolce Vita!
This is a dream come true for us for the 6th 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.
Daily Journaling/Yoga or Manifestation Workshop on most days
except full excursion days.
A day-trip visit to a thermal hot springs. Terme San Giovanni Rapolano.
The entrance fee is covered by us. There are services there that you may
want to take advantage of at your expense
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.
(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. We will be going on Wednesday when they
have the market day in town . Streets are filled with stalls with selling
everything including clothing. This is where the locals shop.
A day-trip excursion to the town of San Gimignano/Volterra
with a Pecorino cheese tasting first.
(Your lunch while there will be self-catered and not provided by Ebbio).
You will return to Ebbio for dinner.
You can simply explore on foot or rent a bicycle to explore the hills around Ebbio.
You can walk to the ancient town of Monteriggioni which is about 1 km away
Note: The itinerary can be changed at any time by the discretion
of the organizer or due to weather or other unforeseen
Our Friend - The Amazing Joe Longo of Joe Longo of
Photography From Philadelphia Will Be Joining Our Group -
(He will also be leading some morning meditation in the Yoga Shala.)
Jen's sister - Rachel Pastiloff Health Coach - Atlanta - Will be Assisting Jennifer.
All rooms & baths are shared. Flight Is Not Included.
Balance is due by check in US funds by July 25th, 2015
(Sending In Your Deposit Means You Have Read Contract Terms & Conditions And Have Accepted It)
If balance is not received by July 25th we reserve the right to consider your booking as cancelled.
(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 considering coming on this retreat please email to apply. Please let Jen 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, wine, organic vegetarian food and relaxation then join
Jennifer Pastiloff in Tuscany! This retreat is about sharing out-loud, 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 with an occasional dance party too!!!
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.
for the hot-spring and in case it is warm enough for the beach.~
~Save room in your luggage for any clothing you may buy while there~
-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 light jacket in case it is chilly~
~Something to cover your shoulders while visiting churches~
-A Journal for Jen's Classes-
~Your Happy Face & A Sense of Humor~
Note:~Travel Insurance Is Required~
|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 air conditioning.
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. There are no private rooms available.
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 Sign Contract & Fax
Balance due by check please contact Barbara for mailing address. Balance due by July 25th, 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 September 26th (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 October 3rd. You will be driven to the Siena Train Station in the morning after a light breakfast on
departure day Oct 3rd around 10 a.m. . 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.
You can also fly in to one airport and fly out from another if you plan to do some traveling.
|The Fall Yoga/Writing Retreat @Ebbio, Tuscany, Italy-September 26th-October 3rd 2015
Click Here For The Summer Retreat @ Ebbio, Tuscany, Italy-June 27th-July 4th, 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.
Retreats At Ebbio
"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. The balance is full must be
paid 61 days before the retreat commences.
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.