with Jodi Boone


I’m so excited to be returning to Casa Santo Stefano in Milieglia, Switzerland for my third summer. Casa Santo Stefano is located in Miglieglia, a charming, quaint Tessine village, lying on a sunny slope in the Malcantone district and it is the ideal setting for a retreat. It is owned by a lovely yogi couple, who have lovingly run it at a retreat center for more than 20 years.

The 18th century inn is nestled in the Swiss Alps and offers a beautiful village experience, with cobblestone paths leading to little churches and other historic dwellings. The region is known for it’s magnificent vistas and hiking. You can even take a gondola up the mountain side for a stunning 360 – degree view from the mountain top. In addition to hiking, during our free afternoons, we love to walk down to the river for sunbathing and swimming.






The retreat begins at 3 pm on Saturday, July 11 with arriving and settling in, followed by dinner at 6 pm, and ends at 10:15 pm on Friday, July 17, just after breakfast.


The cost of the retreat is 550 CHF (Swiss francs)

Then you add to the cost of the retreat to your preferred accommodation:

Triple shared room is 560 CHF per person

Double shared room is 650 CHF per person

Private room is 830 CHF per person

Here is a link to Casa Santo Stefano’s website


  • Accommodation
  • Morning yoga and meditation sessions
  • Afternoon restorative yoga sessions
  • Brunch everyday
  • Vegetarian dinners at the inn 4 nights
  • We will have 2 dinners out and for these dinners each person will pay for their dinner. Please bring cash (Swiss francs)
  • On 3 evenings, after dinner, you can join for yoga nidra, a film or meditation at the church


Registering for this retreat is a 2-step process:

First, book your room with Casa Stefano. [Click Here] to email them.

Then, register for the retreat with Carmen Costa. I have worked with Carmen since 2010. [Click Here] to email Carmen.



The river we love to walk to


Yoga & Meditation Room


One of the many hiking trails



Casa Santo Stefano sits just above the beautiful lake front town of Lugano, a magical setting for shopping, site-seeing and visiting their stunning cathedral. We have one afternoon free of yoga, and you can drive down to Lugano, or take the bus down (about 30 min by bus) and spend the day. Other things to do are take the Monte Lema gondola up to the top of the mountain (the gondola is just right out the front door of Casa Santo Stefano), have a massage or go on one of the many hikes in the area.