Hiking and Hatha Yoga Retreat in France

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered 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.

Retreat 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
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Accommodation

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

Dancing Yogini France Yoga Retreat 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. We use the breath to guide us 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 three months of regular practice and in good physical condition. It is not suitable for absolute beginners.

Please take note that the outings are real hikes and not nature walks. The trails can be wild, muddy, and require physical effort. A good pair of comfortable hiking boots are recommended.

Schedule

  • Sunday
  • 17:00 Arrival
  • Monday and Wednesday
  • 07:30 - 08:00 Infusions
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga session
  • 09:30 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 15:00 Hike and picnic lunch
  • 16:00 - 18:30 Yoga session
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 08:00 - 08:45 Infusions
  • 09:00 - 12:00 Yoga session
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • Afternoon free time (pool, excursions into the village, as you wish)
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Pranayama and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • Friday
  • 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

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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

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

  • 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.
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Arrival: Sunday July 22, 2018
Departure: Saturday July 28, 2018

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