7 days in Tuscany with Gretchen
September 28th - October 6th, 2017
Spend one week experiencing daily yoga practices, meditation, local vegetarian cuisine, nature, culture and more.
The retreat will be held at Ebbio, an 800 year old classic Tuscan farmhouse converted into a stylish yoga retreat. The ambience of Ebbio offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Ebbio is a magical place surrounded by an evergreen forest, nestled in the heart of an old volcano that was sacred to the Etruscans. Located in the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany, Italy, it is only 25 miles from Florence, eight miles from Siena and a half-hour walk from Monteriggioni, a little medieval jewel. You will be captivated by the undulating hills swept with thriving vineyards, olive trees and enchanting evergreen forests. Today Ebbio is still a working Tuscan Farm.
example of daily schedule
• 07:30 - Meditation and Yoga
• 09:00 - Breakfast
• 10:30 - Yoga
• 12:30 - Lunch
• 13:30 - Excursion to places like San Giminiano, Siena, Natural Hot Springs, vineyards...
• 17:30 - Optional Meditation Session
• 18:30 - Dinner
• 19:30 - Free time
What we will offer you
Meditation and Yoga Workshops:
Two morning sessions will be held in the beautiful yoga room at the villa. The yoga is meant to open us to the wonders of Tuscany providing a wonderful vacation balance; learning and fun, discipline and decadence.
Fresh, Italian gourmet cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, vegetarian and organic. House wine will be served at meals and Espresso will be available for a small fee.
An excursion will be offered each day after lunch. If you wish to join in any of these adventures (to Siena, the Mediterranean Sea, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Volterra, etc...) ground transportation will be provided.
Gretchen has been in love with movement since she took her first dance class at the age of four. Since then she has been moving, experimenting, creating and teaching movement in many different forms. She received a diploma in Contemporary Dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While living in San Francisco she performed, choreographed and fell in love with yoga at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, where she completed her Vinyasa teacher training.
Price for 8 days and 7 nights including daily yoga workshops, meals, accommodation (double occupancy), excursions and pick up/drop off in Florence: € 1,400. - Group discounts available -