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Autumn Boost Yoga Weekend in Ticino with Michela Montalbetti

Join us for this mini retreat in a small group of 6 to 12 people in southern Ticino. Boost your energy levels with nature, Yoga and well-deserved time off. 

We will stay in a beautiful old house with garden in the charming village of Novaggio, surrounded by forests and rivers. 
Twice a day, experienced yoga teacher Michela Montalbetti will teach a blend of asana, pranayama and meditation. On an afternoon hike, she will guide us through the chestnut forests and to the nearby hills of Malcantone, her homeland.

To participate in the yoga program, basic knowledge of yoga is required. Michela will lead the sessions in German.


This retreat will be offered from Thursday afternoon, November 7, 2019 to Sunday noon, November 10, 2019 at Casa Corvo in Novaggio in Ticino, Switzerland.

Teacher
Michela Montalbetti grew up in Ticino in Southern Switzerland, in a multicultural family interested in Eastern philosophy and spirituality. She discovered yoga in Zurich - it was love at first sight. A curious and passionate human being, Michela had finally found a home and a system with which to grow and heal. 
After a first trip to India, she started teaching in 2011. A couple of years later, the strong belief in this powerful tool and its mysteries made her quit her job as a translator in order to dive deeper into the practices and to share the wisdom of yoga.
Michela’s teaching style is personal as she studied with amazing teachers of different lineages. Her students appreciate her warm-hearted yet strong classes infused with lightness, compassion, philosophical insights, breath work and a sense of humor. 
After living many years in different countries, Michela returned back to Ticino. Since 2018, she hosts guests from all over the world in her beautifully renovated Casa Corvo where she leads retreats, teacher trainings, workshops and regular classes. Michela is registered as an E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.
For more information please also visit her website www.yogami.ch


Casa Corvo
Casa Corvo is situated at 640 m.a.s.l.in the historical centre of Novaggio, a pituresque and lively Ticino village in Malcantone. The house is more than 200 years old, and has been entirely renovated in 2016/17. Three double rooms offer space for six guests.
The spacious garden, the loggia and various cozy places invite you to chill and relax. The yoga shala is beautiful, bright and quiet, with a fireplace and direct access to the garden. An in-house sauna (which should be installed in the house by November 2019) is available free of charge. Otherwise, the spa at Cademario Hotel is not far away.
During our retreat, you will enjoy fresh, rich and mainly organic vegetarian meals.
For more information and photos of Casa Corvo see www.casacorvo.ch
In case Casa Corvo is fully booked, we can accommodate other retreat participants in double or single rooms with private bathrooms at Hotel Belcantone in Novaggio.


Program (changes may apply)

Thursday, November 7, 2019:
till 3:00pm: arrival / check-in as from 2:00pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm: Yoga 
6:30pm: Dinner
afterwards Opening Circle / Evening Meditation

Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, 2019:
7:30am to 10:00am: Yoga 
10:30am: Brunch     
afterwards free time (relaxing and resting, reading, Sauna etc.).
Optional: guided hike (2.5 hours approx.)
4:00pm to 5:30pm: Yoga
6:30pm: Dinner
8:00pm: Evening Meditation (optional)

Sunday, November 10, 2019: 
7:30am to 10:00am: Yoga 
10:30am: Brunch     
afterwards (until 1:00pm latest): Check-out and departure


Price per person
CHF 680.- with accommodation in a double room at Casa Corvo or Hotel Belcantone
CHF 100.- extra charge for accommodation in a single room (with private bathroom) at Hotel Belcantone 

Included are
•   3 overnight stays in the selected accommodation
•   half board (brunch and dinner)
•   approx. 14 hours of Yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation)
•   yoga mats and props (cushions, blankets, blocks and belts)
•   one guided hike
•   use of the private sauna (if completed until November 2019)
•   WLAN in the entire house
•   visitor’s tax

Not included are
•   trip to/from Novaggio


Travel
Novaggio is easily accessible by car from Zurich via Gotthard or San Bernardino, as well as by public transportation via Lugano and Magliaso. 
Casa Corvo is located in the quiet, historical centre of Novaggio. Cars can be parked at the large communal parking at the entrance of the village (fee Fr. 4.-). From there, it is only a 3 minute walk to Casa Corvo. 
See how to get there → https://casacorvo.ch/index.php/en/where-to-find-us/


Booking and further Terms
For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz at valerie@yoga-to-go.ch

Registration deadline is on October 15, 2019.

Upon receipt of your registration, yoga-to-go will confirm your participation, and the registration is binding from that date on.
At the same time, you will be invoiced a non-refundable deposit of CHF 150.- per person which is due within 10 days.
The remainder is due by October 1, 2019. 

A minimum of 6 participants is needed for the retreat to take place. 12 participants max.

Changes in the daily schedule may apply.

Insurance is your own responsibility. The facilitator/the teacher shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the company/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

This retreat will be organized and accompanied by yoga-to-go Valérie Lutz in cooperation with Michela Montalbetti.The General Terms and Conditions (AGB) of yoga-to-go apply. These will be sent to the participants upon registration.