Hiking and Hatha Yoga Retreat in France

Situated between Albi and Milau in the southern mountains of Aveyron, France, La Combe de la Periere is a beautiful site, perched at 680 meters altitude in the Grands Causses natural park. It is a region less-traveled, intact and well-preserved. Sylvie and Jean-Yves receive us in their cozy bed and breakfast, surrounded by nature. They offer and prepare delicious vegetarian meals with mostly organic products from local producers along with vegetables from the sites garden. In addition, they will guide us on three hikes far from the beaten paths so that we may discover the diversity and richness of their region.

Meet the instructors

Antonée
Read more

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Restorative yoga classes
  • Guided hikes with picnic lunch
  • Leisure time for different activities
  • Organic vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in French
Spoken languages: English, French
The maximum participants in the group is 16
Hide all

Accommodation

The rooms are shared and very comfortable. Single rooms are available for an additional 15 EUR per day.

Program

This retreat is open to yoga practitioners with at least six months of regular practice and in good physical condition. It will also have bilingual classes and will be held in French and English.

The practice of Hatha yoga has the goal of aligning the body and spirit through physical exercises (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation and meditation. Breath is used to guide you in the postures and increase the body's internal heat thus aiding in it's detoxification, all while exploring the balance between effort and relaxation. These classes are ideal for relaxation, strengthening of the body, and calming the mind.

This retreat is open to yoga practitioners with at least six months of regular practice and in good physical condition. It is not suitable for absolute beginners.

Please take note that the hikes are real confirmed hikes. The trails can be wild, muddy, with height differences and require a great physical effort specially in summer heat. A good pair of comfortable and high hiking boots are recommended.

Schedule

Sunday

  • Arrival from 7 pm

Monday (stand up postures) and Wednesday (back bend)

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Infusions
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga session
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 15:00 Hike and picnic lunch
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yoga session (restorative yoga on Wednesday)
  • 20:00 Dinner

Tuesday (sitting postures) and Thursday (Inversions)

  • 08:00 - 08:45 Infusions
  • 09:00 - 12:00 Yoga session
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • Afternoon free time (pool, excursions into the village, as you wish)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Pranayama and meditation
  • 20:00 Dinner

Friday (full practice, pranayama, meditation)

  • 08:15 - 09:00 Infusions
  • 09:00 - 12:00 Yoga session
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Hiking and surprise dinner

Saturday

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • Departure after breakfast

Included excursions

On this retreat, you will be guided on three hikes far from the beaten paths so that you may discover the diversity and richness of their region. The hikes are not mandatory.

Instructors

Antonée Lua
Antonée Lua, a native of Los Angeles, began her formal dance training at the age of three studying ballet with the renowned Olga Fricker for six years. Eventually she added tap, hip-hop, and freestyle as well as traditional African dance and a mix of dances of the African diaspora. It was love of movement that led Lua to her first yoga class in 1994, the euphoria that comes from an awesome asana (yoga postures), and meditation practice.

Retreat location

La Combe de la Periere is situated between Albi and Milau in the southern mountains of Aveyron, France. It is a beautiful site, perched at 680 meters altitude in the Grands Causses natural park. The region is less-travelled, intact, and well-preserved.

GPS

  • North 4347'56" East 0238'00"

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

Click to see more vegetarian-friendly Yoga Retreats

Food

Delicious vegetarian meals with mostly organic vegetables and fruits from the sites garden along with products from local producers will be prepared and served daily. Vegan and gluten free options are available, please let the organizer know in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

Challenge the climbing wall

Go hiking to different places

Join a group in different excursions

Play tennis

Take a swim in the pool

Visit the museum of Saint Crepin

Visit the Lac du Laouzas for some Stand Up Paddle fun

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily organic meals from local producers
  • All yoga classes
  • Daily tea / infusions
  • Hike and picnic lunch

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from the location of the retreat

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS)

Fly into Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS) then take the train to Albi.

Please contact Dancing Yogini Yoga et Danse if you will be ariving from the Paris region, as car sharing may be organized.

Arrival by train

For those arriving by train to Albi, Dancing Yogini Yoga et Danse will organize an arrival time so that everyone can be collected from the train station at the same time. Transportation to the site is 15 EUR per person, 30 EUR round-trip. Otherwise, a taxi is advisable to the retreat - approximately 45 to 50 EUR.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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 on arrival.

Value for money
Accommodation & facilities
Food
Location
Quality of activity
Overall impression
7 days / 6 nights
from --

Availability

Arrival: Sunday July 21, 2019
Departure: Saturday July 27, 2019

There will be an additional fee of 75 EUR for participants who did not participate in yoga classes. This fee will be charged to your room and lodging fees.

Select your package:

For this organizer you can guarantee your booking through BookYogaRetreats.com. All major credit cards supported.

Why choose BookYogaRetreats.com

Best Price Guaranteed
6725 Yoga Retreats Worldwide
Friendly and Fast Customer Service
Offers for every budget
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!
Served by www03 - 8004