Tuscany


The working organic farm at Ebbio in Tuscany provides the backdrop for our new Gentle Yoga adventure on September 29-October 6, 2007.

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Join us as we combine the rejuvenating power of gentle yoga with the soothing beauty of Tuscany.

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Elizabeth Mizon, in “Landscapes of Tuscany: A Countryside Guide” has written:

There is such a variety of beautiful countryside. Within Tuscany’s boundaries, are set, side by side, an array of landscapes so diverse it’s as if a geography teacher had set it up as a sampler. To the north and east are the high mountains of the Apennines, steep and austere as any mountain barrier … There are of course the rolling hills of the Chianti, so photogenic with the lines of vines, hilltop villages and cypress trees … Tuscany has so much – and all bathed in walker-friendly weather and decorated by some of the world’s best architects and landscape architects. … Stand and stare; let the beauty and the history and the friendly people seep into your soul.

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So take a moment to envision yourself as a guest at this lovely Tuscan villa. Ebbio is surrounded by thriving vineyards, olive trees and evergreen forests.

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We will be practicing yoga with a sense of ease and lightness indoors and outdoors.

 

 

 

 

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Each day you will experience the rejuvenating power of gentle yoga as brought to you by master yoga instructor Rudy Peirce and his wife Joyce Schroeder-Peirce, a certified Danskinetics instructor.

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Of course, one of the benefits of being in Tuscany is to feast on scrumptiously fresh gourmet Italian cuisine.

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You can travel with companions or relax in solitude, as your heart desires.

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Under The Cherry Tree – Ebbio

Tuscany is beautiful and a perfect setting for us to appreciate the great and sacred interconnectedness that binds us all together.

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Sunset – Ebbio

Additional on-site pleasures include: horseback riding, hiking, biking, donkey trekking, communing with the farm animals, or simply soaking in an old wine barrel transformed into a unique floating pool.

 

 

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Monteriggioni – 5 minute drive

Local day-trips offered include: the ancient walled town of Monteriggioni, the World Heritage Sites of San Gimignano and Siena, the Mediterranean Sea, the Petriolo Hot Springs, and Volterra, one of the highest Tuscan hilltowns.

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Petriolo Hot Springs – Brandon Quinn

 

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San Gimignano – 45 minute drive

 

Remember, we’ll be staying in a 14th century Tuscan Farmhouse, so in many ways this is a quintessentially rustic experience. With a total of 11 rooms, Ebbio can accommodate up to 26 people in a wide variety of arrangements. Here are some of the different rooms:

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The old country ways of Tuscany – the silence and earthy fragrances – provide the perfect setting for the practice of gentle yoga, and for creating a new sense of what’s possible. As Ebbio is being renovated, so too will we be rejuvenated.

 

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