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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. The area is ideal for short and long walks through the autumnal chestnut forests.
Twice a day, experienced yoga teacher Michela Montalbetti will teach a blend of asana, pranayama and meditation. 

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, October 22, to Sunday noon, October 25, 2020 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 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 2016/2017. 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 here...
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, October 22, 2020:
arrival / check-in as from 3:00 pm
3:30 pm: Meet & greet at Casa Corvo
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Yoga 
afterwards Dinner
afterwards Opening Circle / Evening Meditation

Friday,  October 23, and Saturday, October 23, 2020:
7:30 am to 10:00 am: Yoga 
afterwards Breakfast/Brunch     
afterwards free time (relaxing and resting, reading, Sauna, massage etc.). 
Optional: guided hike (2.5 hours approx.)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Yoga
afterwards Dinner
8:00 pm: Evening Meditation or Movie Screening

Sunday, October 24, 2020: 
7:30 am to 10:00 am: Yoga 
afterwards Breakfast/Brunch     
until 12 noon: Check-out and departure


Price per person
CHF 730.- with accommodation in a double room at Casa Corvo or Albergo Belcantone
CHF 850.- with accommodation in a double room with private bathroom in the neighbouring house or in a single room with private bathroom at Albergo 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 
•  WLAN 
•  visitor’s tax

Not included are
•  trip to/from Novaggio
•  massages


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 / further terms and notes
For all questions and to book please email Valérie Lutz at valerie@airyoga.ch


Registration deadline is on September 15, 2020.

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 200.- per person which is due within 10 days. The remainder is due by September 15, 2020. 

A minimum of 8 participants is needed for the retreat to take place. 12 participants max.

Changes in the daily schedule may apply.

Insurance is your own responsibility. We strongly recommend a travel insurance including coverage of cancellation costs and travel incidents.
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 facilitator/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

The official regulations and protective measures regarding COVID-19 apply. If the retreat cannot take place due to the Corona situation, it will be postponed to a later date. In this case you can cancel your registration free of charge. All costs you have paid to yoga-to-go will be refunded.

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.