Veni Vidi Vinyasa - Yoga Retreat in Italy!

55015 Montecarlo, Province of Lucca, Italy

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Melody Butler
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Apr 19 - 24, 2024
Group size: 4 - 20
Veni Vidi Vinyasa - Yoga Retreat in Italy!
55015 Montecarlo, Province of Lucca, Italy

Melody Butler
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3 reviews

Apr 19 - 24, 2024
Group size: 4 - 20

About this trip

Escape to the idyllic countryside of Tuscany, Italy, and immerse yourself in a truly transformative experience. Are you ready to embark on a journey that rejuvenates your mind, body, and spirit amidst breathtaking natural beauty and the serene ambiance of this enchanting region? Join our exclusive Yoga Retreat on the renowned Ebbio Organic Farm in April 2024.

🌿 Picture yourself awakening to the crisp morning air, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Tuscan landscape. At Ebbio Organic Farm, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Tuscany, you'll find a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. Can you imagine a more serene setting for your yoga practice?

🧘‍♀️ Our expert instructors, with their deep knowledge and nurturing guidance, will lead you through invigorating yoga sessions amidst the picturesque vineyards and olive groves of Ebbio Organic Farm. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting your journey, are you ready to deepen your practice and discover new levels of strength and balance?

🌍 Immerse yourself in the rhythms of rural life as you explore the organic farm. Ebbio Organic Farm is a haven of sustainable living, where you can engage in hands-on farm activities like harvesting fresh produce or learning the art of natural winemaking. Will you answer the call of the land and experience the joy of connecting with nature?

🍽️ Indulge your senses with farm-to-table culinary delights that showcase the abundance of the organic farm. Savor exquisite Tuscan vegetarian cuisine, crafted from the freshest ingredients grown right on the farm. Each meal is a celebration of flavors, nourishing your body and delighting your palate. Can you imagine the satisfaction of savoring these culinary masterpieces?

🛌 Rest and rejuvenate in the charming accommodations of Ebbio Organic Farm. Experience the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comforts, allowing you to unwind and find solace after a day of enriching experiences. Can you envision yourself strolling through the farm's grounds or enjoying breathtaking sunsets from your private retreat?

Mark your calendar for April 2024 and reserve your spot today! Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of Tuscany at the Ebbio Organic Farm Yoga Retreat. Book now and embark on a transformative adventure that will leave you refreshed, inspired, and forever connected to the natural wonders of this magical place.

📅 Reserve Your Spot Today!

The Yoga

Looking to deepen your yoga practice or reconnect with yourself on a deeper level? Our expert instructors will guide you through invigorating yoga sessions, meditation, and breathing exercises. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just starting your journey, are you ready to challenge and inspire yourself in this serene Tuscan setting?

Each yoga practice, led by either Melody Butler or Darcy Henry, will be 75 minutes long and appropriate to all skill levels. Our twice daily practices will include various styles such as power, hatha, vinyasa, slow flow, and restorative so that each day will be a little different to adapt to your needs throughout the week.  The on-site studio comes equipped with yoga mats, blocks, straps and blankets; meditation cushions (zafu and zabutan); comfortable chairs, so no need to pay for that extra bag or lug your mat and props with you through security. 

All scheduled practices and excursions are optional.

The Food

AT EBBIO ORGANIC FARM WE AIM TO NOURISH YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Our principle at Ebbio is that food is the ultimate source of health and happiness. We pride ourselves on our use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, primarily the produce we grow on our own site, which is certified organic. Over twenty years of travel and living by the mantra that ‘food is medicine’, our meals are a highlight for our guests: always rich in nutrients, organic and vegetarian, our menu varies to complement what’s in season in our fields. Mediterranean flavors meet new creations in our healthy, vibrant cooking.

Our daily vegetarian diet features the finest fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, seeds, eggs and cheeses. Bringing together protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, our flavorful cuisine is designed to sustain you through your activities, sustaining your body and giving it a boost of nutrients.

The Farm

AT DAY’S END, UNWIND IN THE LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS THAT SEAMLESSLY BLEND TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE WITH MODERN COMFORTS. EACH ROOM IS THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A HAVEN OF RELAXATION, ALLOWING YOU TO REST AND REJUVENATE AFTER A FULFILLING DAY.

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 we dedicate ourselves to the organic cultivation of our olive trees, vineyards, fruit, vegetables and herbs, which we then use in preparing our home-made vegetarian meals. The unique décor of our nine bedrooms builds on this traditional heritage, with earthly colours and windows onto the rolling Tuscan hills.

Within easy reach of nearby cities, including Siena (10km) and Florence (45km), and a short walk from Monteriggioni, Ebbio is seated in the heart of the region of Tuscany, renowned for its fertile landscapes and artistic heritage. Flavours, smells, sounds and sights combine with history to create a holiday experience that is like stepping into another world.

The Accommodations

EBBIO ORGANIC FARM INVITES YOU TO COME ON IN AND FEEL AT HOME!

Rest and rejuvenate in the charming accommodations of Ebbio Organic Farm. Experience the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comforts, allowing you to unwind and find solace after a day of enriching experiences. Can you envision yourself strolling through the farm’s grounds or enjoying breathtaking sunsets from your private retreat?

The thick walls and terracotta tiles of the house keep our guests cool in the summer and cozy in the winter, and the many windows let the lavender-scented breeze come through. Our ten uniquely-furnished rooms cluster around a spacious communal area containing a traditional fireplace. On the ground floor, we have a multi-purpose wooden floor activity room, which has an adjoining bathroom. There is also a massage room, as well as a wood-burning pizza oven.

Much of Ebbio life is spent outdoors, often at the large communal tables under the shade of the pergolas, where we eat the meals prepared in our professional kitchen using our own produce. For a moment to oneself, there are plenty of chairs in the sun and hammocks in the shade, ideal for sunbathing, reading or star-gazing.

The Farm house boasts 9 rooms that can be either double or triple occupancy and 5 bathrooms for a truly communal and connected experience, allowing you to rest and relax alongside your fellow yogis.

With limited availability for booking, you can expect a retreat that feels intimate and exclusive

Sample Daily Schedule

Morning Yoga

Brunch

Free time or Group Excursions

Evening Yoga

Dinner

Cancellation Policy

*Cancellation Policy 

(a) You may cancel at any time, providing that the cancellation is made in writing to MelodyButlerYoga@gmail.com. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us. If such cancellation is made before November 30th 2023,  we refund any fees paid minus the non-refundable booking deposit paid at registration. After November 30th 2023, all payments are non-refundable.  In the event you have to cancel after November 30th, 2023, you may find a replacement to take your spot with no penalty. 

(b) Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your Insurance Policy, you may be able to make a claim on your insurance. 

(c) We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel a retreat. In particular our retreats require a minimum number .  If this minimum number is not reached by November 30th 2023 we may cancel and refund any payments you have made.

What’s included

  • Daily Yoga
    2 Yoga or Meditations a day in Ebbio's beautiful on site yoga shala with all props provided.
  • Meals
    2 daily vegetarian meals, Brunch and Dinner + 2 glasses of wine per dinner included
  • Group Wine Tasting
    Monteriggioni Castle: We will walk 2,5 km from Ebbio to Monteriggioni castle and will be received at Montechiaro Winery shop. *Tasting of 4 organic wines with food pairing
  • Group Cooking Class
    Mamma runs Ebbio's kitchen, so her Radionic therapy and cooking classes will not overlap. Class take place between 3pm and 4:30pm so that there is still plenty of time to enjoy an AM excursion
  • Yoga Props
    Use of Ebbio mats and props
  • Accomadations
    6 Days and 5 Nights at Ebbio Organic Farm in Tuscany Italy
  • Airfare
  • Ground Transportation
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

Shared Room - Triple Occupancy
Available until March 1, 2024Sold Out

Ideal for Solo travelers or a group of friends or family.

A single bed in a triple occupancy room at the fully restored 13th century Ebbio Farm House.
Experience the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comforts, allowing you to unwind and find solace after a day of enriching experiences. The thick walls and terracotta tiles of the house keep our guests cool in the summer and cozy in the winter, and the many windows let the lavender-scented breeze come through. Each of the uniquely-furnished bedrooms cluster around a spacious communal area containing a traditional fireplace.
The Farm house boasts 9 rooms that can be either double or triple occupancy and 5 bathrooms for a truly communal and connected experience, allowing you to rest and relax alongside your fellow yogis.

With limited availability for booking (15 total spots available), you can expect a retreat that feels intimate and exclusive.

This is a Per Person Rate

$3,200
Deposit: $800
Shared Room - Double Occupancy
Available until March 1, 2024Sold Out

Ideal for Couples or Partners

A shared bed in a double occupancy room at the fully restored 13th century Ebbio Farm House.  Experience the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comforts, allowing you to unwind and find solace after a day of enriching experiences. The thick walls and terracotta tiles of the house keep our guests cool in the summer and cozy in the winter, and the many windows let the lavender-scented breeze come through. Each of the uniquely-furnished bedrooms cluster around a spacious communal area containing a traditional fireplace.  The Farm house boasts 9 rooms that can be either double or triple occupancy and 5 bathrooms for a truly communal and connected experience, allowing you to rest and relax alongside your fellow yogis.

With limited availability for booking (15 total spots available), you can expect a retreat that feels intimate and exclusive.

This is a Per Person Rate

$3,400
Deposit: $800


Your Organizer


MB
Melody Butler
3 reviews
Hi Friends! My name is Melody. I have been practicing yoga on and off (mostly on now) for about 18 years and I graduated with my 200hr RYT certification in 2015 from Boulevard Yoga in Kansas City MO. Since then, I've also completed my Barre Above Certification in 2018, CRYT in 2019, Yoga Sculpt Certification in 2020, and my 500HR RYT in 2021. In my classes, I offer a mindful Vinyasa and Hatha practices that focus on meditation and movement. I love being able to use yoga to create community and connection where ever I am.

Reviews

This was the first yoga retreat for both me, and my sister. Our six day stay at Mar de Jade was magical! The food was amazing, the people were warm and welcoming, and the ocean view was pure heaven. It was everything we wished it would be: a charming place to unwind, freedom to relax, and two daily yoga classes (if you wish). But the yoga was amazing. The instructors, Melody, Darcy, and Kate were super nice and supportive, and my sister and I learned a lot about yoga. (Who knew I could do a baby grasshopper!) It was nice to have different instructors with different perspectives, with so many helpful tips. Melody was an amazing host and I’m so happy I chose this retreat!
By Jenifer K for Midsummer Magic in Mexico on Aug 30, 2023
LB
This was my first time traveling to a Yoga retreat. It was a fantastic experience and I would do another one. The whole trip was very organized and the classes were for everyone. I am not experienced in yoga, but never felt that I couldn’t take part. Everyone on the trip was supportive and friendly. I will stay in touch with them from now on, as friendships were made during this time away. The only negative thing, however it was out of our control, was the power and A/C issues at the resort. It would usually happen during the night and you would wake up hot realizing the power was off. I hope they fix the issue, because otherwise it was a great place. All the food was so fresh and tasty, my massage at the Spa (Robert) was amazing, and the staff were all friendly and helpful. I can’t wait to be able to travel again with Melody.
By Lesley B for Midsummer Magic in Mexico on Jul 02, 2023
This trip was more than I expected. Mar De Jade is a very special place. The staff was so accommodating and kind. The grounds were beautiful and the yoga was fabulous. Melody did a wonderful job of hosting a lovey retreat.
By Darcy H for Beachside Bliss - A Yoga Retreat to Flow, Play, Rest, and Renew on Nov 01, 2021