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7 Days Cleanse and Five Senses Yoga Retreat in Gascony, France

Transformational Yoga Retreat France

Join Carolyne Ji Detox for this yoga retreat at Chez Zen in the beautiful south of France for a life-changing experience to expand your understanding of well-being. Embrace and reconnect with the five elements through yoga, pranayama, meditation, vegan cleansing food, nature, Ayurveda and Chinese health principles, holistic therapies, workshops, and much, much more. Step away from the demands of daily life, relax, find bliss, peace, and explore a better version of yourself to thrive.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily pranayama
  • Two daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily workshop with Carolyne Ji
  • One 60 minutes massage
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegan meals

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

Whether you have your own room or share it with your partner or friends, there are a few options for you to choose from:

Master deluxe double or twin room en-suite - sharing

Master deluxe room 1

Main house: It is a large master bedroom on the ground floor with the view towards garden and pool, en-suite facilities. Toilet and shower are in separate rooms and the additional sink is in the room.There is also a shower with a 180-degree view of nature which can be used as a steam bath.

Master deluxe room 2

Main house: It is spacious, bright room with high ceiling, on the ground floor, with en-suite facilities, and a green and illuminated yard. this room has two entrances.

Deluxe double or twin rooms en-suite - sharing

Deluxe room 1

Main house: It is a bit smaller, bright room with high ceiling on the ground floor, en-suite facilities with a green and illuminated yard which has a view towards the sundown.

Deluxe room 2

Main house: It is a spacious penthouse room with timber work on the first floor with en-suite facilities. There is one large terrace together with the neighbor room.

Deluxe room 3

Main house: It is a penthouse room with balcony and timber work on the first floor. The additional sink is in the room. The private bathroom will be opposite to your room. You will be using the private balcony and the roof terrace with the neighboring room.

Carolyne Ji Detox France Yoga Retreat Program

A typical day

Each day, you will explore one element.

  • 06:30 Pranayama and meditation
  • 07:15 Herbal tea
  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 08:45 Breakfast
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Workshop
  • 18:30 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Instructors

Carolyne Ji
Carolyne is an integrative therapist with over a decade combined experience in bodywork therapy, yoga and naturopathy nutrition, specializing in detox and cleansing techniques, and women’s health. Working at retreats across Europe and offering cleanse programs at client's homes has been the most fulfilling and satisfying experience for her. Carolyne believes that to witness people’s lives change beautifully after a week of yoga, holistic therapies, cleansing foods, and techniques is truly amazing.
Alva Yoga
Alva started practising Yoga in 1998 and since has been enjoying different styles of Yoga including Sivananda, Jivamukti, Astanga, Dharma Mittra and many more. Alva has a great love for ancient philosophies and includes those in her classes along with Pranayama, Asana and proper Relaxation. Alva also offers Yoga Nidra and Nada Yoga classes in which she is using different methods of Nidra and Hypnosis as well as sound. Beyond being a qualified Yoga teacher, Alva is also a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.
Purnima Melos
Purnima is a bodywork therapist with over 20 years experience in healing arts. She is a Reiki master, Ayurveda yoga massage therapist and teacher, and rebirth breathwork therapist and teacher. She incorporates Shamanism to her work as well.

Retreat location

Chez Zen is located in the picturesque province of Gascony in the southwest of France. Gascony is often known as the Tuscany of France, with rolling hills, a plethora of sunflowers, wonderful fortified hilltop villages, and a multitude of vineyards. Close to the Pyrenees, the 2.2 hectares estate stands alone on a hill and provides breathtaking views into wide valleys with poplars, vineyards, and fields full of sunflowers. The beauty and endless expanse of nature all around create an ambiance of complete peace.

Nearby places

  • Andorra, 3.3 kilometers
  • Atlantic Sea, 2.5 kilometers
  • Bordeaux - 2 kilometers
  • Lourdes - 2.5 kilometers
  • Mediterranean Sea, 2.5 kilometers
  • Toulouse - 1.1 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free bicycle

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served three daily delicious vegan cleansing meals by the holistic chef, Stacey Gledhill. She will use fresh, organic, and local ingredients as much as possible. Expect loads of yummy soups, alkalizing broths, juices, salads, and a few Ayurvedic recipes including lentils and wholesome grains.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There will be plenty of free time to relax, indulge in treatments, go within, explore the natural surroundings and nearby villages, cycle, or take a swim in the salt water pool. You can also explore other facilities such as sauna, fireplaces, a close swimming lake, and hiking paths.

What's included

  • 1 60-minute massage from Purnima
  • 2 daily 75-minute yoga sessions with Geny Caloisi
  • 3 daily vegan meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation sessions and pranayama with Geny Caloisi
  • Daily workshop with Carolyne Ji
  • Free group transfer to and from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) to Chez Zen
  • Pre and post retreat guidance
  • Use of a large salt water pool, sauna, fireplaces, a close swimming lake, and hiking paths

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Holiday insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Carolyne Ji's team will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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