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|"Your retreat in Ojai Jenn! My
soul needed that. You are
truly a gifted girl. The way
you balance sincerity
You are one
Amy Jo Johnson
Star of CBS Flashpoint
"Inspiration. Let me express my gratitude to
Jennifer who led me to the Yoga Retreat in Tuscany.
Encouraging me, inspiring me, as a beginner, to try
those poses (and yes, Jen, I laughed when I fell!).
Sun salutations in sunny Italy, yoga every day,
great food and wine, watching the sun set in
the Tuscan hills and touring medieval
towns..it was a great experience.
And I owe it to you Jen!"
|"Jenn! I am so thrilled our paths
crossed....I really needed you
and to breathe again. It was
truly inspirational and uplifting.
I feel awake and for the first time
in a long time have some clarity.
Faith is restored and I have a
lot to do!! I love you
Children's Book Author
"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.”
Jen's Tuscany Retreat
"I am officially hooked on Manifestation Yoga retreats
with Jennifer Pastiloff so much so that I just signed
up for her next retreat in Mexico one day after I
returned from Ojai with her."
President Elite Travel
|What Is A Manifestation Retreat?
(If you want to see what others wrote about Jennifer Pastiloff's Manifestation Retreats and see a great video by Joe Longo please click link above.)
Reading online and blog-surfing are entirely different animals than meeting someone in person, and meeting you was my first
chance at marrying the two. We make our own impressions of what the writer might be like based on the words themselves.
I am happy to note that the Jen I met last weekend only enhances the Jen-words I have been reading for nearly a year.
First, thank you for creating such an inspiring experience. The branch of yoga you have designed is ingenious, and I was having
so much fricken fun---you can tell by the goofy grin I am wearing in one of Shannon's pictures. The music, the dancing, your
enthusiasm made each movement a decadent dessert. While I was in those classes, I forgot about my humble demons and
the stresses that drive me a little too much throughout the day---worries of food, timing, feeling guilty about not being
what other's need, etc.
Continuing with your writing, I am so looking forward to getting a copy of your book. So, keep writing! No pressure though.:)
At Kripalu last weekend, this all expanded. I made so many incredible connections, you being one of them. I hope that we
can continue the connection. You are still on my vision board, along with the likes of Wayne Dyer, Jackie MacMillan,
my Grandpa, & Oprah.
Thank you for teaching me the power of being truly authentic and vulnerable. This was a big attempt of mine at doing
Vulnerably…I Do Not Drink http://cleancalmconditioned.com/2013/02/06/vulnerably-i-do-not-drink-2/
I am forever grateful. I am manifesting another retreat with you.
Personal Trainer & Social Media Specialist
NCC Fitness Director
TOP Fitness Strength & Conditioning
I attended your workshop at Kripalu last weekend. Coming back to the "real world" after last weekend has been hard, being a
responsible adult, returning to work and showing up to life feels like a big time challenge after consecutive days of feeling
cracked open and raw and human and beautiful.
I'm a nanny, and the Monday I returned from your workshop I worked 12.5 hours with teething four month old. He was insatiable
and screaming and kept falling asleep for 10 minutes and then waking up screeching miserably. I left work and sobbed on the
phone with a friend, talked about how I spent the weekend rooting into myself and my dreams and humanness, and then felt
totally toppled by the task of showing up for life. When I got in the shower that night, I saw the tattoo you had us put on that
first night of the retreat. What I'm manifesting is a stronger connection with my higher power, a deeper unconditional love
for myself. I saw that tattoo and my whole body softened. I remembered how gentle I could be with myself in that room, I
remembered sobbing into yoga, I remembered Rachel putting her hands on me with Lavender on them in Shavasana.
I want to tell you because I need to say thank you. Thank you for reminding me how deeply I am loved in the world. That
I am imperfect and vulnerable and lovable and human. I feel like one of the biggest lessons I'm learning right now is that
there's no such thing as arrival. But just so you know, last weekend, I got that warm glow in my heart that made me feel
like I was gonna be okay forever. I felt so raw and cracked open and filled with light, and I believed that I got to stay there.
And I'm softening into the reminder that not staying in that warm glow is part of what makes it so magical. I know that it's
the balance of screaming babies and warm glow that makes life exactly as beautiful and messy and fucked up and magical
as it is.
So thank you for being a human in the world. Thank you for reminding me that I can show up and be my fullest self and be
loved for it. Thank you for the reminder to be vulnerable. Thank you for this tattoo that helps me to feel like a piece of
my heart is still crying on my mat in Lenox, Massachusetts.
I have a map on the back of my bedroom door that's kind of like a vision board--a wide heart that branches into all the ways
I want to be in the world--learning, growing, playing, creating etc. When I came home, I wrote 'keep manifesting your
dreams' under ways I want to grow. I needed that reminder. I needed that retreat. I feel such deep gratitude for
sharing that space with you.
So much appreciation, love, strength and serenity.
The following is a gorgeous post by my dear friendSara Lieberman author of the upcoming "The Handbags Tale".
I met Sara in 2011 when I taught my Manifestation workshop in NYC and she joined me on my Italy retreat June/July 2012.
This post is a testament as to what goes down at one of my retreats. I could not have written it better myself! It’s such an honor that she
Thank you Sara. Thank you. See you all in Italy!
Awe & Wonder 2012 by Sara Lieberman
"A Testament To All Things Italian"
|Making Sh*t Happen: The Experience of a Lifetime.
By Martha Meyer Barantovich 2013
"A perfectly perfect day. A perfectly perfect time of year. A perfectly perfect opportunity for relaxation. It would seem that flying to LA and driving the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH for all the
cool kids) while watching the sun set into the water was a brilliant idea. Ca..was the backdrop for an amazing retreat with Jennifer Pastiloff, of the New Jersey Pastiloffs and of Karaoke
Yoga/Manifestation Workshop fame. I had signed my beloved husband Joe (heretofore “My Lobster) and myself up for Jen’s Iaugural Manifestation New Year’s Retreat. I walked in feeling like
I was hanging onto my last ounce of sanity and left more than transformed, with enough life changing memories and lessons that will stick with me forever."
"Broken, Battered, Bewildered and Beautiful.” Continue Reading This Beautiful Essay Here........
I am not a yogi. My vinyasa are more ‘interpretive’ than anything else and my warrior poses are wobbly -- even my child pose lacks charm.
But none of that mattered. All that mattered was that I could be present and that I could breathe.
This past weekend, I stepped farther out of my comfort zone than I ever thought I could. I’d signed up for a Manifestation Yoga/Writing
retreat with no real expectation of whatI would experience. As soon as I met Jennifer Pastiloff and Emily Rapp, I knew it would be amazing.
The yoga and writing sessions challenged me physically, intellectually, and emotionally. I connected with strangers and reconnected with
myself. I found a placewhere others felt as strongly as I do that kindness matters, grace can be contagious,and that there is more beauty
around us than we realize.
During the course of three short days, my world slowed down for me and I was able to give love, to receive love, and when I left I
could say “I have done love.”
Thanks to both Jennifer and Emily for making me stretch in all kinds of ways, and thanks to my new tribe for letting me be me.
Angela M. Giles
How To Manifest Under The Tuscan Sun With Jen
Pastiloff - Lexi Weber - Tuscany Retreat 2016
Donna Kenny - Up On The Roof - Tuscany
Comment from Rosanne Cicanese from last summer's retreat at Ebbio in Tuscany 2014
"I know people use the term “Life Changing” all the time. But for me, Jen’s Tuscany retreat actually transformed my life.
It was the perfect combination of the “kick in the ass” and the “overwhelming sense of love” that I needed to heal from my
past and finally let it go to move on to a life I couldn’t possibly have imagined for myself. Being new to yoga and meditation,
I was a bit nervous about that aspect of the retreat but both Jen and Cherry made me feel so comfortable and the lovely Ebbio
farmhouse was filled with 25 of the most amazingly supportive and non-judgmental women I have ever met! This is truly the
essence of Jen’s retreats.
Somehow she knows how to bring together the perfect combination of beautiful souls and fosters this unexplainable connection
and love amongst everyone. Add in the amazing location and staff (and animals) of Ebbio and you have one freaking amazing week!
A week filled with yoga, meditation, writing, lots of ‘aha’ moments, crying, connecting, laughing, relaxing, sightseeing, delicious
meals (oh the pastas and cheese!) and did I mention crying! After the second day, I felt drained and even stated that I had purged and
couldn't possibly have any more tears to shed, and then damn it if Jen didn't find a way at the next session (and every session after)
get me to pull back another layer! I cannot thank Jen and her mom, Barb, enough for the experience and transformation the Tuscany
retreat provided. My best way to show my gratitude is to pay it forward and I will do whatever I can to keep this light that you
lit inside me glowing and spread it wherever my path shall lead me! "
Love, Rosanne xoxo Tuscany
I can't say enough good things about Jen Pastiloff Taleghany and the Italy Manifesting Retreat I went to in September.
It was such a great experience for me and something I will carry with me for a lifetime. It was a complete microcosm of what
is good, combining people, environment, food, and baby love, Charlie! We connected in ways none of us expected, and it was
done so beautifully, simply and in such an organic way, the impression was inedible. If you are in a position to ask yourself
some questions about what the hell you're doing here, and are prepared for some pretty simple, beautiful answers, you should
think about doing this. Jen also travels extensively and does 1 and 2 day workshops all over the country. Did I mention there
was wine? Oh yeah, there was wine too. And pasta. And we went to Siena. On market day. #beautyhunting #badassmanifesters
Catherine Fox Tuscany 2016
"Jennifer Pastiloff is no ordinary yoga teacher. She
infuses her classes with the scents of sage and
lavender and the sounds of rock n' roll music and
laughter. She makes kicking your butt seem fun!
And having been to will inspire you and even turn
your life around if you will let her. She did it
for me. Then she'll ply you with wine and
chocolate. It really doesn't get better
co-star of the ABC drama
"Missing" & star on Broadway "The River"
with Hugh Jackman &
star of The Ferryman in London.
7 Nights 8 Day Tuscany, Italy
September 8th -15th, 2018
Please send an email and let Jen know why you
want to join. This retreat will be life changing.
1 Single in a shared Double Room
1 Private Room King Bed
1 Private Room Queen Bed
Please contact Barbara Potter
for more info.
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Locanda Cugnanello In Tuscany
Our Beautiful Retreat Location
Memory Albums With Pictures & Comments
Three best decisions of my life:
1. At age 16 I chose to leave Russia and come to the United States, where I adulted and grew up to
be a pretty cool human bean. This is how I met myself.
2. Three years ago I chose to stay open to a possibility and write back to some random Italian
guy who sat next to me on the plane and gave me his business card. This is how I met the
love of my life.
3. Two weeks ago I chose to go to a yoga retreat led by Jen Pastiloff Taleghany, who was
recommended to me by my best friend, but I knew nothing about. This is how I healed, found
my joy and met my tribe.
There are no words that would give justice to the magic that is Jen and her work. She is
indescribable! So you would have to go and find out for yourself. You will cry, a lot, and laugh
even more. You will make your own pizza and pasta, eat croissants fresh from the oven and drink
Tuscan wine. You will watch stars fall, fireflies land at your feet and make a wish to never forget
this feeling of being totally present and alive. You will heal, and you will find out that healing can
also be joyful. Oh, how joyful! But above everything else, you will meet other women who will
instantly and forever make home in your wild and open heart. It will be like a hall of mirrors: no
matter what wound or pain you bring along, once you look around at these friendly faces, all
you will hear is a gentle murmur of "me too, me too, me too".
I never use this space to promote anything. But this experience, as intimate as it was, I cannot
keep to myself: THIS WAS LIFE CHANGING, you guys.
So if you find yourself even a tiny bit curious, go to Jen's page and read more about another
retreat in Tuscany that is coming up in September. Or write me a message. Or just stop
overthinking it and just go! I promise, this will be the best decision of your life
Valeria Gladunchik Tuscany 2017