International yoga instructor, Benjamin Hart, will be hosting a delightfully engaging and profoundly energizing five-night yoga retreat in Tuscany this August. From guided meditations and sensory strolls to partner acrobatics, live music jam sessions, fire ceremonies, and yoga dance parties, this is going to be an event to remember for the rest of your life. Join this phenomenal adventure!
Lodgings in this fully renovated ancient farmhouse consist of large, elegant, shared rooms with two or three occupants. The rooms are large, comfortable spaces throughout the second story of the charming converted farmhouse. Each room will comfortably house two or three guests. If you are traveling with a friend or family member and would like to specifically request either a two or three-person space, please let Namaste Adventures know and they will be happy to accommodate.
Multiple toilets and showers are available throughout the expansive house, as well as various indoor and outdoor common spaces to relax and read, journal, meditate, or simply be. Meals take place on a gorgeous, vine-covered veranda overlooking the raw and natural landscape out into the horizon. Sunsets are a special treat to view while enjoying the freshly prepared brunch and dinner buffets made from organic ingredients grown on the premises.
On the first floor, there is a large communal area with a huge chimney for dining and lounging. Nine spacious rooms are located on the same floor, for a total of 10 rooms and five shared bathrooms.
On the ground floor, there is a professional kitchen, overlooking the outside dining and gathering area, a 100 meter square wooden floor activity room that can accommodate up to 25 mats with a connected bathroom (two showers, two toilets, and two sinks), a massage and therapy room, the office, and the entrance is equipped with an ancient wood-burning oven often used to make bread and pizzas.
The house counts many outdoor areas such as outdoor dining, a spacious south exposed patio for sunrise, and sunset sessions swell as for parties or ceremonies. It is ideal for groups led by instructors or trainers, companies, families, and friends, or even weddings.
Mornings will consist of varying meditation techniques following a gentle Vinyasa yoga practice. After brunch, mid-day will offer access to a variety of adventures and excursions in and around the ancient landmarks. Otherwise, feel free to stay on-site to relax or explore the gorgeous surroundings of Ebbio.
Depending on the group desires, mid-day activities on-site can be individually crafted as well such as group discussions on yoga philosophy, mantra and mudra creation workshops, and utilizing elements of nature to design a three-dimensional mandala.
In the early evening, you will gather for exciting group practices to explore group, partner, flying, and dancing yoga styles in which moving to live piano music, new-moon fire ceremony, and human mandala creation is definitely on that list. Following dinner, there will be the opportunity to learn different Thai massage, yoga Nidra, guided visualization, and other various relaxation techniques.
Each afternoon of the retreat will feature a different option to get out and explore beautiful Tuscany. The offerings this week will include Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano, horseback riding, and Chianti wine tasting tour.
This retreat will take place at Ebbio Retreat Center in Via del Gallinaio 9, Monteriggioni, Siena, Italy. Ebbio is a magical place surrounded by an evergreen forest, nestled in the heart of an old volcano that was sacred to the Etruscans. Ebbio is the ideal location to host an Italy yoga retreat for up to 25 people.
Located in the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany, it is only 42 kilometers from Florence, 11 kilometers from Siena, 9 kilometers from Castellina in Chianti, and 1 kilometer from Monteriggioni, a little medieval jewel. In Ebbio, you will find the spectacular scenery blends well with the history that makes Tuscany such a unique vacation experience.
Ebbio's rustic yet refined accommodations set itself apart from other Tuscan villas. An 800-year-old classic Tuscany farmhouse converted into a stylish yoga retreat. The ambiance of Ebbio is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. 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 Tuscan farm. An annual harvest of grapes is used to make authentic Chianti wine that Tuscany is so well-known for. Whether you are coming with a group, friends, family, or on your own, Namaste Adventures will arrange your perfect Tuscan vacation.
Tea, coffee, and fruit will be available throughout the day. Bountiful, family-style vegan or vegetarian brunch, and dinner buffets will be prepared daily onsite with organic produce from the farm.
The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture including the iconic Duomo. Multiple museums feature Michelangelo's “David”, Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.
Encircled by 13th-century walls, the old town centers around the triangular shaped Piazza della Cisterna, lined with medieval houses and a skyline of medieval towers, including the stone Torre Grossa. Truly unique!
Distinguished by its medieval brick buildings, the fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower with sweeping views from its distinctive white crown.
Visit this famous region of Tuscany for a tour of the vineyards whilst sampling multiple varietals paired with cheese and herbs from the local farms and producers.
Via Francigena is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from France to Rome which you are welcome to trek along at your leisure as it passes directly in front of the Ebbio Retreat Center.
A bounty of picturesque Tuscan landscapes is available to trot through from the scenic Radicondoli center to multiple nearby options closer to Ebbio.
Take part in a vegetarian cooking class with the brilliant and amicable onsite chef, Nirdosh, and help to prepare one of the meals that will be served during the retreat. You'll learn traditional Italian techniques as well as family recipes and creative ways to create absolutely delicious meals back home.
Namaste Adventures is in contact with extremely talented local practitioners of varying techniques (Chinese medicine, Shiatsu, Craniosacral, naturopath, tissue massage, etc.) who can heal and nourish the body in Ebbio's private massage room.
Make a personalized appointment with Ebbio's owner to experience complete energy cleansing paired with psychological and physical diagnosis through the use of the pendulum.
Siena and Castellina in Chianti are the closest train stations to Ebbio.
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