8 Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat in the Heart of Tuscany
Yoga sessions invite the cultivation of deep listening, learning how to follow sensation as the guide to practice and to trust the body's innate intelligence. This approach to practice, shifts the habit of doing asana to an unfolding by feeling and sensing our way thru the practice. Sessions will be guided with periods for self exploration and discovery.
Meditation and self inquiry sessions will focus on becoming familiar with the rest and ease of our essential nature in the midst of all activity. The meditation sessions offer mindfulness and breath awareness based on Vipassana meditation as well as non-dual, open awareness meditation and self inquiry.
Excursion to Siena, 11km from Ebbio, for market day, on Wednesday June 11. This is a festive event with food, clothing, music, leather bags and shoes, everything Italian.
Monteriggioni, an ancient castle town is an easy walk from the retreat center. You can take this lovely walk thru the Tuscan hillside at any time during your stay at Ebbio.
The ancient, rural beauty and the slow pace of life at Ebbio, create a rare environment for refining awareness and deepening spiritual understanding in the process of retreat. To enhance the benefit of this retreat, silence periods will be observed.
The Duomo in Florence
On the day of arrival in Italy at the Florence Airport, you will be met for the 45 minute ride to Ebbio. Walks to Monteriggoni, a still lived in ancient walled town, enjoying the land and environs of Ebbio, and perhaps planning to arrive or stay a few days before or after the retreat to enjoy Florence, Siena and the Tuscan hill towns, opens the heart to the slow and sensual that is Italy and it's unique gift of evoking both inner and outer beauty. All meals are vegetarian prepared from the organic gardens and imbued with long loved art of Italian cooking.
On the last day of retreat, we will leave Ebbio after morning meditation and breakfast, traveling by van to the Florence airport from where you can meet your flight or embark on further travel in Italy.
June 7 Pick up at Florence airport
June 11 - Siena
Depart Ebbio by 9Am
Pick up for return to Ebbio at 4PM
Transportation to and from Siena for market day where you are on your own to explore this wonderful small city and enjoy a self-catered lunch at one of the many great restaurants. You will be picked up where you were dropped off in time for the 5PM afternoon session.
Fee $1595 includes:
- transportation to and from Siena on market day,Wednesday June 11th
The fee does not include:
NOTE: Important Travel Information
Choose a flight schedule so that your arrival in Florence will be at least one hour prior to the 11 am pick up to allow clearing customs and to collect your baggage so that the group can leave on time for Ebbio. For departure choose a flight that departs on June 14th no earlier than 1 pm. Further travel information on the FAQ link listed below.
For further information about this retreat please see FAQ page here.
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