Downtown Yoga June 1-8, 2013
Retreat Yourself with Downtown Yoga June 1-‐8, 2013 Ebbio | Tuscany, Italy Price: $1,875 Twin/Triple early $1675* A time to stop and rest so you can go on again. A time to return to basics: basic attitudes, basic beliefs, the basic balance of life. Description If you like Italy, yoga, wine, organic vegetarian food and relaxation then join Downtown Yoga in Tuscany! We look forward to sharing some of our favorite places with you, all wrapped in the comfort of daily yoga and meditation practices. Ebbio is a magical place surrounded by an evergreen forest, nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano that was sacred to the Etruscans. Located in the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany, it is only 42 km from Florence, 11 km from Siena, 9 km from Castellina in Chianti and 1km from Monteriggioni, a little medieval jewel a short walking distance. Ebbio is an 800 year old classic rustic Tuscan farmhouse converted into a charming yoga retreat. 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, organic Tuscan farm with its own Chianti wine production and delicious Olive Oil. Ebbio's kitchen serves vegetarian meals only. Most of the produce comes from their organic production. Water and seasonal fruit are available throughout the day. Daily meals are served in the outside porch if the weather is warm and not raining; otherwise they will be served upstairs where the bedrooms are also located in a common living/dining room. That room is a living/ gathering place where there is quiet time between 10 pm and 6 am to respect the people sleeping on the 2nd ﬂoor.
Retreat Yourself with Downtown Yoga Information Price Includes 7 night/8 day accommodations & Florence Airport transfer. Daily vegetarian meals at Ebbio including wine with lunch & dinner and fresh fruit available during the day (dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day) 2 yoga classes daily on most days (one before breakfast and one before dinner usually) or yoga workshop. One day trip to the Mediterranean Ocean with a delicious picnic lunch included and a visit to the natural hot springs on the way back. There will be one excursion to the wonderful town of Siena on Wednesday where they have their open air market-‐day, food, discounted beautiful Italian clothing, etc. Vendors line the streets. Your lunch while there will be self-‐ catered and not provided by Ebbio. Once you are there you are on your own to shop, explore the cobblestone streets and have fun until we meet to be taken back to Ebbio. Be sure to see the magniﬁcent Duomo di Siena while you are exploring the town. Note: The itinerary can be changed at any time by the discretion of the organizer. Gratuities & Other Info Taxes are included however gratuities for housekeepers and drivers are welcome. Please use your cell phone in the privacy of your own room. There is no Wiﬁ at Ebbio. There is one Internet connection for your lap-‐top that can be used when available. It is shared. Check with your cell phone provider before going to make sure you are signed up for International Service and Data Plans. The retreat is a smoke-‐free environment. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am, while using the main upstairs gathering room/dining room every day, to ensure a peaceful retreat for everyone. All bedrooms (except for the apt suite-‐Booked) and the bodywork room are located on the 2nd ﬂoor of the main farmhouse. Built in the 1300s the ﬂoors are stone and tile. They can be cool in the non-‐summer months. Bring slippers. Getting There: Flying or by Train Please simply secure your airfare to Florence. Pick-‐up from Florence airport is included in the price at 12pm noon. Driving If you are driving to Ebbio, simply reach Monteriggioni Castle and go to the local information center directly next to the church. From there, they will direct you to Ebbio. On Site Activities At an additional charge paid In cash (euro) you can arrange on-‐site: horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking with guide and massage at your expense in cash (euro).
Retreat Yourself with Downtown Yoga June 1-‐8, 2013 Participant Agreement Terms and Conditions A $500 non-‐refundable deposit will secure space on a ﬁrst come basis, with the balance of $1,375 due on or before February 1, 2013. Please make checks payable to: Downtown Yoga (memo: retreat). The total cost for Retreat Yourself with Downtown Yoga (the Trip) is $1875. If registered and paid in full $1675 by November 1, 2012. Late Registration: Trip participants may register after November 1, 2012 and/or February 1, 2013, space permitting, however, payment in full is required at the time of registration if registering on or after February 1, 2013. Trip Price Includes: Yoga: Daily morning yoga classes appropriate for students of all levels of experience and and evening yoga/workshop experience on most days in the evening. Accommodations: double rooms for couples/family, limited single rooms available at additional cost, double/triple shared rooms all with shared bath. All accommodation is at Podere Ebbio, Tuscany, Italy. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Ebbio or prepared picnic style by Ebbio. All meals are vegetarian. A complimentary house wine is served at lunch and dinner. There is no cash bar. Transportation: Pick up at the Florence airport (Amerigo Vespucci) on arrival day June 1, 2013. June 1 Pick-‐up time: 12pm noon Florence Schedule your arrival to allow suﬃcient time to clear customs/immigration and to collect your luggage. Note: Pick-‐up at Castellina in Chianti-‐Montereggioni (train station) may be arranged in advance. June 8 drop-‐oﬀ time: 9am Plan your departure from the Florence airport at least 2 hours after our arrival at the airport. Excursions: Excursions (depending upon weather) are planned to Siena, Mediterranean Sea, Hot springs, Monteriggioni (walking trip). Ground transportation by van or car, is provided. Trip Price Does Not Include: Round-‐trip airfare, bus and/or rail transportation to Florence, passports, meals in transit or outside of Ebbio, and lunch on the excursion days oﬀ-‐site locations, health and wellness services, gratuities, museum entrance fees, wine tasting fee, any items of a personal nature. Changes: The trip price is based on the current rates of exchange and is subject to adjustment prior to departure. Once a deposit has been received the Trip rate is secure except in the event of a substantial change in the euro-‐dollar rate. Changes to the itinerary are not anticipated; however, Downtown Yoga, Inc. reserves the right to make any changes that it determines are necessary, with or without advance notice. Changes in itinerary will not incur extra charges for participants or result in a refund of any portion of the Trip price. Initial here: _________________________
Nature of Trip: This is a Retreat Yourself with Downtown Yoga 2013 Tuscany, Italy. You do not have to attend yoga classes and/or participate in excursions. Cancellations/Refunds: All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to Downtown Yoga (and received by the dates listed below). Regardless of the reason, cancellations result in additional costs and processing time for Downtown Yoga. As such, all cancellations will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. The following charges will be assessed for cancellations:
On or before September 1, 2012
$100 cancellation fee
On or before October 31, 2012
$450 cancellation fee
On or after February 1, 2013
100% of trip price
If the participant leaves the Trip prior to its conclusion, refunds will not be made for the unused portion of the trip. No refunds will be made for an excursion, meal, yoga class or workshop or other activity that the participant misses or decides not participate in for any reason. The trip is subject to a minimum enrollment of ﬁfteen (15) guests. Downtown Yoga, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Trip prior to departure. If such cancellation is NOT due to circumstances beyond Downtown Yoga’s control, such as war etc. as set forth below, Downtown Yoga will refund all payments, constituting full settlement with the participant. No compensation or refund will be made when cancellation arises before or during the trip from circumstances beyond our and/or our supplier’s control (force Majeure) such as war, strife, civil disobedience, strikes, terrorist activity, adverse weather conditions, ﬁre, natural disasters, etc., unless or until Downtown Yoga, Inc. is able to recover any trip related sums. In the event of cancellation arising from circumstances beyond our control as set forth above, Trip-‐related sums recovered by Downtown Yoga will be distributed equitably to the participants after Downtown Yoga, Inc. deducts all out-‐of-‐pocket costs and related expenses. It is recommended that participants purchase their own trip cancellation insurance. Downtown Yoga, Inc. is not responsible for expenses, including but not limited to lodging, meals and transportation, incurred for delays and/or detainments beyond the trip itinerary as a result of circumstances beyond our and/or our supplier’s control such as war, etc. as set forth above. Passport: a passport must be obtained in advance. Each participant is responsible for determining their speciﬁc passport requirements and for obtaining the necessary documents prior to departure. Non-‐U.S. citizens must consult with their appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Medical Insurance: each participant is responsible for checking with their current health insurance provider and insuring that they have adequate medical coverage. Participants must carry insurance documentation while on the Trip. Initial Here: ___________
Phothographs/Video: Downtown Yoga, Inc. will be photographing the Trip. Downtown Yoga, Inc. reserves the right to use any such photographs/videos in its advertising, displays, publicity materials, and publications without obtaining further consent from any participant. Each participant releases Downtown Yoga, Inc. and its representatives from any liability in connection with any such use of photographs and videos. Release/Responsibility The participant, by signing this Trip Participant Agreement, agrees that Downtown Yoga, Inc. and its representatives, except for their gross negligence or willful misconduct for any reason, including and injury, damage or irregularity that may be occasioned for any reason, including but not limited to any defect in a vehicle, the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying a participant, acts of God, terrorism, acts of war or detention; delays or expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, civil disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, accidents by aircraft, boat, bicycle or motor vehicle, or in any restaurant or accommodation; failure of any means of transportation to arrive or depart as scheduled or changes in transit, or villa services; missed airline or other transportation connections; or for additional expenses from changes in exchange rates, tariﬀs, or itinerary. The participant agrees to assume all risks associated with the Trip and agrees that no liability will attach to Downtown Yoga, Inc., its employees or agents, or to any member of the trip in respect to death, personal injury, illness or delay of the passenger, or for any loss or damage to the property (including luggage) of the participant during the course of the Trip, howsoever caused. By signing this Trip Participant Agreement, the participant releases Downtown Yoga and its representatives from any such responsibility or liability except as hereinabove set froth. The liability of common carriers is generally limited and, therefore, it is suggested that participants purchase their own cancellation, property damage (including luggage), and accident insurance. For the beneﬁt of everyone on your trip, Downtown Yoga, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any Trip participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the Trip, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the Trip. Downtown Yoga, Inc. will have no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the Trip prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by an participant which is not included on the Trip itinerary.
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Downtown Yoga’s Retreat Yourself Tuscany, Italy 2013 I/we have read and understand the forgoing Trip Participant Agreement for: “2013 Downtown Yoga’s Retreat Yourself in Tuscany, Italy” and, by making my advance payment/deposit as set forth below, agree to the terms thereof. Please reserve my/our space: Signature _____________________________________________ Date: ___________________________ Signature _____________________________________________ Date: ___________________________ Please Print: Name (as appears on passport) ________________________________________________________________ Name (as appears on passport) ________________________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________________________________ City/State (Province)/Zip (Postal Code) __________________________________________________________ Country _________________________________________ Telephone home _________________________________ Cell _______________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Emergency Contact: _________________________________________________________________ Telephone of Emergency Contact: _____________________________________________________________ Name of Second Emergency Contact: ___________________________________________________________ Telephone of Second Emergency Contact: _______________________________________________________ Enclosed is a check or money order (US funds only) in the amount of $________________________________ (please check) ______ payment if full (please check) ______ deposit for 2013 Downtown Yoga Retreat Yourself Tuscany, Italy. Note: Check or Money order in US funds should be made payable to: Downtown Yoga. Please sign and initial each page of the Trip Participant Agreement. Fill in all required information above and return the entire Trip Participant Agreement with your payment to: Downtown Yoga 532 E. New Haven Ave. Melbourne, Fl 32901
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Trip Preparation Don’t forget to Bring • Valid Passport (check expiration date make sure it is valid 6 months from expiration) • Comfortable clothing for yoga • Slip-‐on shoes for indoors (Shoes are not permitted in Yoga Studio) • Walking shoes and clothing for outdoors and hiking trails, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses • Camera, extra batteries • Toiletries shampoo & conditioner • Casual clothes for any excursions you may take • Bathing suit • Beach Towel For Our Day Trip To The Mediterranean • Save room in your luggage for any clothing you may buy while there especially on market day in Siena that we will be visiting • Check with sites for the best prices to Florence. Florence is designated pick-‐up/drop-‐oﬀ • AC adapter (for 220V compatible electronics) • Washer is available at 5 euro per load (Clothes are dried on a line outside) • The farmhouse provides linen and towels • Sheets are the same for 1 week and there is a change of towels mid-‐week • Yoga Mats are provided by Ebbio • Your Happy Face