Katonah Yoga in Tuscany

53035 Monteriggioni, Province of Siena, Italy

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Antonia Lingemann
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Sep 14 - 21, 2024
Group size: 1 - 14
Katonah Yoga in Tuscany
53035 Monteriggioni, Province of Siena, Italy

Antonia Lingemann
  • Email address verified

Sep 14 - 21, 2024
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

Join Toni and Ty for a late summer retreat in at Ebbio Tuscany, a 13th-century restored farmhouse in the countryside of Tuscany, near Florence and Siena.


Expect daily Katonah Yoga practices, 0km seasonal veggie meals prepared from the farm, time to explore, adventure, unwind, deepen your yoga practice, get to know new people, and spend time with friends. We have 7 nights to recharge, rest and retreat together. 

About Toni & Ty

Toni and Ty are Katonah Yoga teachers based in Berlin and New York City, respectively. 


More about Toni

More about Ty

Travel Info

Arrival  and check in:

Check-in is from 4pm. On our first day we will check in, do a post-travel practice to put ourselves back together and then enjoy dinner with the group. 


Please note:

A valid passport must be presented upon arrival for state registration

A mandatory lodging tax of €2 (in cash) per person per day is due upon check-in


Departure:

Check-out is before 10am. There will be a final morning practice for the early risers before we head home.


Getting there:


We suggest considering these options:

Car Rental: It is recommend renting a car for the duration of your stay, especially if you are considering doing excursions and activities more than a walk's distance from the farm

Airport Transfer: Ebbio offers an airport transfer service for an additional fee, which you can arrange directly with them

Shared Rides: As we get closer to our arrival dates,  let us know if we can connect you with other retreaters who might want to share rides or rental cars


Ebbio's is about 60km from Florence Airport, 90km from Pisa Airport, and 300km from Rome Airport. If you require information about direct transportation options from any of these airports, let us know by Aug 14th and we will connect you with Ebbio.


From Pisa Airport, you have the option to take a train from Pisa to Monteriggioni and then arrange local transportation from Monteriggioni. From Rome Airport, you can take a train to Florence and subsequently arrange for car transport from Florence to Ebbio.


Prices are variable according to the different companies, availability and season.

About Ebbio

Ebbio is a restored 13th century farm beautifully transformed in a tranquil spot for retreats and holidays. Nestled inside an evergreen forest, it sits on an extinct volcano that was sacred to the Etruscans, and overlooks the medieval walled town of Monteriggioni.


Ebbio’s family includes Sibilla, Francesca, Nyshi, Bardhyl, Jane, Elkabira, the beloved Wwoofers, as well as geese, chickens, horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and plenty of butterflies. The country ways of old Italy are preserved here, where they dedicate themselves to the organic cultivation of their olive trees, vineyards, fruit, vegetables and herbs, which they then use in preparing home-made vegetarian meals. The unique décor of the  ten bedrooms builds on this traditional heritage, with earthly colours and windows onto the rolling Tuscan hills.


Ebbio prides themselves on their use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, primarily the produce grown on site, which is certified organic. Ebbio’s kitchen is professional use only. All their meals are designed following our garden produce, organic, km0, vegetarian and served buffet style.


Ebbio's sustainability:

"We believe in responsible travel, and strive to demonstrate the model for sustainable living.
Our guests can participate in work on the farm, get their hands dirty and bring the lessons home to live a more mindful life. We are committed to nine criteria for measuring our impact as an organisation: energy, water, food, waste, carbon footprint, education, health, employment and happiness. We are constantly working to improve our systems with renewable energies, heating via biomass, waste recycling, gray and black water treatment and reuse, compost and permaculture. We work closely with the local community, farmers and artisans alike, to raise awareness and create a positive impact through workshops."


Ebbio is designed to accommodate 20 guests, with 9 bedrooms, shared living areas and 5 shared bathrooms throughout the house.

Daily Schedule*

Our day together might look like:

  • Early morning coffee, tea, light snacks before practice
  • AM Practice 8:00am - 9:30am – a classic Katonah practice, accessible to any and all levels, that includes asana, breathwork, theory and adjustments
  • Brunch 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Open time 12:00pm - 4:00pm – Hang out around the house, read, chat with everyone, or adventure out and explore Ebbio’s farm, walk to a nearby town, visit the thermal springs, swim in a nearby stream, hike, explore the region’s art and history, book a private yoga session or participate in one of Ebbio’s onsite activities: wine tasting, working on the farm, or wellness treatments. Your time is yours to use or share.
  • PM Practice 5:00pm - 6:30pm – A slower, lower, more restorative Katonah practice and breathwork to end the day
  • Dinner 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Time to rest, read, and get ready for bed

*This daily schedule is an illustrative example and subject to change

FAQS

How do I get to the accommodation?

You will need to organize your own transportation. We recommend either car hire, taxi or ride sharing with fellow retreaters. We can put you in contact with each other closer to the time.


How many people will be on the retreat?

We have 14 spots available, and Toni + Ty. Depending on room arrangement it could shift slightly.


What about bathrooms?

There are 5 shared bathrooms throughout the house.


What should I bring?

Anything you would take on your vacation! A good book, something to yoga in, lounge in, swim in and walk or hike in. Ebbio has a fully equipped yoga space, so no won't need to bring a mat unless you would prefer to. 


I am new(er) to yoga, can I still join?

Absolutely! This retreat is for all levels, from newbie to savant. 


What is Katonah Yoga?

Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga practices.

Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern belies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight. Disciplined techniques are organized for revelation through revolutions.


Katonah Yoga Center


How do I get in touch?

Reach out to us directly! Toni (antonialingemann@gmail.com) and Ty (tyrone13watson@gmail.com).


As we get closer to our dates, we will reach out to everyone confirming details, sharing contact information and recommendations for on your way to Tuscany.

T's & C's

Pricing and discount

All pricing is per person in Euros. Retreat pricing does not include airfare, transport or airport transfers. Prices are fixed and non-negotiable.

To be eligible for our early bird discount (saving of €200), you must pay IN FULL by  31st Jan, 2024.There are no exceptions to these dates and any payments and bookings received after these dates will be subject to the full prices outlined. 

Deposit & payment terms

A €600 non-refundable deposit ( €1000 on private single or double) is required upon booking. The deposit amount will be deducted from the total amount payable. The final payment, being the balance of the full price of the retreat, is due no later than 20th July, 2024 (8 weeks before retreat). 

For bookings after 20th July, 2024, then the total amount payable will be due in full at the time of booking. Please note that you are fully responsible for ensuring that booking payments are accurate and in accordance with the agreed schedule. 

If the full payment is not received by 20th July, 2024 we reserve the right to cancel your reservation and fill your spot. We will remind you of the date when the balance falls due.

Deposits are non-refundable. Please book confidently, as no refunds are granted.

Cancellation

Should you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify us in writing by contacting antonialingemann@gmail.com and tyrone13watson@gmail.com 

Your €600 or €1000 deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations made on or before 4th April, 2024 will receive a 50% refund of any remaining balance paid (over and above the deposit). Cancellations made after 4th April, 2024 will receive no refund. 

No transfer of bookings can be made.

Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for ANY reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest, COVID-19, health changes, government mandates, personal emergencies or otherwise. There are no refunds/price alterations for arriving late or leaving a retreat early.

Retreat cancellations

We reserve the right to make any changes deemed by us to be necessary, including staffing (teachers leading the retreat and/or classes), class styles and disciplines, advertised excursions, arranged transportation, advertised meals, etc.

We reserve the right to cancel any retreat prior to departure, in which case you will be offered a transfer to future retreat or a full refund of any and all payments made to us. We are not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of retreat cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents or other expenses. We ask that you do not book any travel arrangements until we have confirmed that your retreat has reached the group size minimum to run. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damages (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from a cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes). 

We will not be held responsible for any delay, additional expense or inconvenience that may be caused directly or indirectly by events outside of our control (ie: late arrival/departure of flights, civil disturbance, fire, flood, cyclones, severe weather, acts of god and acts of government, machinery or equipment failure, or cancellations for any reason). No refunds will be given for “no shows” or days not used resulting from the above aforementioned.

Ebbio’s liability: Any damage to the property will be the responsibility of the participant. Your stay will be on a rural working farm with animals, both domesticated and wild. Your presence in such an environment is voluntary and taken at your own risk.

Room allocations

If you are booking a shared room and traveling solo, you will be sharing with another retreat guest. We will do our best to cater for your preferred room, however if this room is already taken we will contact you directly to organize the most suitable room for you. If you have booked a shared room and are traveling solo and there is no other traveler to room you with, then you will be required to pay for a single room. rooms will be allocated on a first paid basis.

Travel documents and immunisations

It is the responsibility of each traveler to obtain all required travel documents including valid passports and visas. In most cases you must have at least 6 months validity on your passport in order to travel. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct immunisations for your travel. If in doubt, please contact your nearest travel clinic for the latest requirements.

Traveling arrangements

It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements to and from the retreat including flights and airport transfers.

With your permission we can connect you with other guests joining your retreat, to see if you can arrange shared flights and/or travel options. In this case you take full responsibility for your own travel plans. 

If you choose to share cars or transport with other guests or retreat hosts and/or teachers, resort/hotel staff members whilst on the trip then please note that you do this at your own risk. We are not responsible for any risk, injury or death occurred through shared cars, transport or any travel.

Insurance: 

If you are traveling from the USA, we highly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance (this is different from airline cancellation insurance).

Taking part in any of the activities that will take place during the retreat, including yoga, tours, and sporting activities, carries a high risk. When you participate in the retreat or in any of the activities that take place during the retreat, you agree that you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible, and do not have any liability for, any risk, damage, injuries, illnesses or death that occurs during or as a consequence of your participation in the retreat, whether by reason of negligence or otherwise. You must insure yourself against any such risk, damage, injury, illness or death. 

We advise all attendees to purchase travel and medical insurance on booking to cover any unfortunate events while traveling and on retreat. 

Your insurance is NOT included in the retreat price.

Health disclaimer

You must provide us with full details upon booking of any existing medical conditions, disability or injury that may affect your retreat with us (including, in particular, any accommodation requirements) at the time of your booking. If, in our reasonable opinion, the retreat is not suitable for your medical condition or disability then we have the right to refuse to accept the booking.

Should you not give us full details of your medical condition or disability upon booking we reserve the right to cancel the booking at any time, including at the beginning of or during the retreat, if in our reasonable opinion the retreat arrangements are not suitable for you.

Allergies

An environment free of allergens, including but not limited to food allergens, CANNOT be guaranteed on our retreats. It cannot be guaranteed that any particular food product is free of all traces of any particular allergen, that consumption of a food product will not result in some form of allergic reaction, or that the participant will not come into contact with any allergens while in attendance on one of our retreats.

Special requests

Special requests must be submitted in the booking form. We cannot guarantee that the request will be met, although we will try our utmost to accommodate them. Any failure to meet your requests will not be a breach of contract on the part of our team. Confirmation that a request has been made will be included on your booking invoice or upon the acknowledgment of booking. We are not able to accept bookings which are conditional upon a special request being met and these will be treated as a standard booking with request.

Responsibility and behavior

As part of your booking with us, you accept liability for any loss or damage caused by you or any member of your party during the course of your retreat. 

Payment for any loss or damage must be made to our supplier/venue or us at the time that it occurs or as soon as is reasonably practicable thereafter. If the cost of the loss or damage is not known at the time, we will reasonably estimate it and if this reasonable estimate exceeds the amount paid, you must pay the difference once known. If less, the difference will be refunded to you. You will also be responsible for and agree to indemnify us in respect of any claim subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and any other party’s full legal costs) arising from your actions.

You are responsible for your own behavior and for any other members of your party. We maintain the right to refuse service and the right to or refuse to you and/or any other member of your party by terminating your retreat arrangements should your behavior be deemed to be inappropriate, discriminatory, disruptive, upsetting or dangerous to yourself or anyone else, or if you or any member of your party are likely to cause damage to the property. In these circumstances, we will not be liable to pay any refund, compensation or expenses incurred by you if we have to terminate your booking arrangements due to unacceptable behavior. In such a situation we will have no further responsibility for you or any other member in your party (including any return travel arrangements).

Website & advertising

The information contained on our websites, advertising material and social media is our responsibility and to the best of our knowledge is correct at the time of publication. Occasionally errors may occur, and information may change. You must therefore check all the details of your travel arrangements at the time of booking.

Media

In booking with us, you give permission for the capture and use of photography, video, written or verbal testimonial. You hereby grant us unrestricted permission to use and reuse, publish and republish in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material in any and all publishing and social media platforms now or hereafter known, including the internet and for website marketing use without restriction as to alteration, and to use your name in connection with any use if we choose to do so.

Ebbio reserves the right to take photographic or film records of your stay and to use such material for promotional use without remuneration to the individual.

Medical waiver

I acknowledge that I have voluntarily enrolled to participate in this retreat, willingly assume full responsibility for the potential risks I am exposing myself to and accept full responsibility for any injury or death that may result from participating, volunteering or watching in any physical training, including the yoga, that will take place during the retreat, whether caused by our negligence or that of any other person, or for any other reason. I, the participant, accept all financial responsibility for any injury that I may cause to myself or to any other participant due to my negligence. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness from other guests on the same retreat, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned by the venue, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I acknowledge that I have no physical impairments, injuries, or illnesses that will endanger others or me. I will advise you  of any impairments upon my initial booking. 

I hereby confirm that I am medically, physically, emotionally and in all respects fit and able to participate in the retreats. If not, I confirm that I have put in writing to Tyrone or Antonia to explain and describe as clearly as possible any/all issues that may interfere with the retreat package in question. 

I agree that I will be fully and financially responsible for my own physical condition and well-being during the retreat and will follow all safety precautions and instructions prescribed by Tyrone, Antonia, and staff. 

I acknowledge and agree that my participation in the retreat will expose me to food, activities and persons that may result in my exposure to allergens and illness and, in that regard and assuming such risks, I hereby fully release Tyrone, Antonia and staff from any and all liability and or responsibility to myself or any third party for death and/ or injuries/illnesses direct or indirect, incidental or any damages that arise out of or relate to my participation in retreat, exposure to food and/or any other allergies caused by insects, animals, plants, pools, chemicals etc.

I acknowledge that you may make suggestions from time to time that are intended to help me and my well- being. However, I take ultimate responsibility for my choices and realize that Tyrone, Antonia, and staff are not licensed medical providers and that I must consult my doctor if in any doubt about any physical, mental, medical issues or medicines prior to my retreat. 

If I experience pain or discomfort during the retreat, I will modify the staff’s instruction to suit my individual needs. I will not hold teachers and staff responsible for any pain, discomfort or injury I experience during or after the retreat. I understand that the activities offered on this retreat are not a substitute for medical care. I understand that teachers and staff are not qualified to diagnose, prescribe, or treat physical or mental illness.

By agreeing to the terms stated here in this document and elsewhere on Tyrone’s & Antonia's website I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation in a retreat.


I acknowledge by booking for this retreat that I have read and understood and agreed to all of the above.

What’s included

  • 7x nights accommodation
  • 2x daily yoga practices
  • Morning coffee & tea
    Early morning hot beverages and fruit before practice
  • Farm-to-table brunch
    Served daily
  • 5x vegetarian dinners
    Dinner for 5x nights, with 2x nights to eat out locally
  • Hikes, walks, swims
    In and around Ebbio
  • Daily cleaning service
  • 1x towel and bedsheets
    Due to Ebbio's sustainability practices, additional towels are available at €5 each
  • Transport
    Transport to and from the retreat centre, or to and from activities during your stay
  • Meals outside Ebbio
    2x dinners out in town
  • Mandatory state tax
    €2 IN CASH per person per day
  • Travel insurance
    If you are traveling from the USA, we highly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance (this is different from airline cancellation insurance).
  • 1:1 yoga sessions
  • Additional activities
    Either individually or as a group, such as cooking classes, horseback riding, wine tastings or wellness treatments
  • Additional towels
    Available at €5 each

Available Packages

Single Bed in a Triple Room
only 3 left
€2,300
Deposit: €600
Shared Double Room
6 left

Double or single bed

€2,500
Deposit: €600
Private Room (Double Bed)
only 2 left
€3,600
Deposit: €1,000
Private Room (Single Bed)
only 1 left
€3,300
Deposit: €1,000


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Antonia Lingemann
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