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Workshops in Zonca

 

Organising a workshop and looking for a top-notch location?

 

You do not need to leave Europe. Due to its location in the middle of a forest the village of Zonca in the Italian alps offers a real possibility to 'get away from it all'. Yoga lessons, meditiation, therapeutic practices, sweatlodges, fire-walking, medicine circles, music lessons, art, hiking and all kinds of other activities are possible.

 

Zonca offers an affordable and very beautiful location for your workshops. There is ample accommodation for groups of up to twenty people including possibilities for camping. Our village has several well-equipped kitchens and there are at least two experienced cooks on hand who are able to provide nutritious and delicious meals, including vegan or other dietary requirements. We can also provide locally grown vegetables and fruit when in season.

We invite you to collaborate with us to develop financially and environmentally sustainable plans that generate income for you and our village.

Costs:

 

For many organisers pricing is a decisive factor in selecting a location for workshops. Zonca provides attractive pricing. We actively collaborate with workshop organisers to establish fair prices that cover our expenses and provide a realistic income. For the long-term, any agreements about pricing may be revised based on evaluation of the financial success and viability of workshops.

The following pricing plans are flexible. Details must be negotiated and agreed before booking.

Basic

Covers accommodation and use of bathrooms, showers, kitchens and toilets.

 

Does not include shopping or cooking. Organisers are responsible for providing and preparing meals using our facilities.

€15.-

per person per night

Meals included

Plan includes three wholesome vegetarian meals a day. Food is organic as far as possible.

 

The services of a cook are included however participants are responsible for cleaning.

 

Details negotiable.

€30.-

per person per night

Luxury

This plan includes three meals a day and two cooks. This relieves organisers of responsibility for providing meals and clearing up.

 

You are free to focus entirely on your workshop.

Details negotiable.

€40.-

 

per person per night

Conveniently located:

 

Despite being surrounded by forest and mountains Zonca is only 20 minutes from an International train station (Domodossola) and 50-60 mins. from Brig in Switzerland. We are also about one and a half hours from Linate Airport and one hour from Malpensa Airport by car. You can find detailed directions here.

Conditions:


Due to environmental concerns we give preferential treatment to workshops coming from within the borders of the EU, thereby minimising the CO2 footprint. We urgently request that workshop organisers seek ways to minimise carbon emissions by encouraging participants to travel by bus or train, or car pooling.

Safety

Zonca was almost entirely abandoned during the 1960s and many houses are overgrown ruins. In addition, the village is very close to forests and mountains, the terrain very uneven. For this reason, access to people who are physically challenged is difficult and not advised.

Insurance

We recommend that workshop organisers take out insurance policies to indemnify themselves in case of damages including the possibility of cancellation and reimbursement. European health insurance plans cover any urgent medical needs. If necessary, an EHIC health insurance card can be obtained from your health care provider.

Children

Children are absolutely welcome in Zonca and will find it a big adventure. Keep in mind the rugged nature of the village. We do not have any dedicated child-care facilities but you are very welcome to discuss options with us.