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5 Day Wild Food, Nature Connection, and Yoga Retreat in Corsica

Private Villa, Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, France

Mindful Foraging, Wild Food Cooking, Outdoor Meditation and Yoga

Destination Namaste invites you to come and discover the Corsican Maquis through the eyes of wild food expert, Roushanna Gray. Whom will be joining from South-Africa on this delicious and exclusive retreat. There are many similarities vegetation wise between the Corsican “Maquis” and the Western Capes “Fynbos”, which makes this the perfect combination. Connect back to nature through intuitive plant study, food creation, grounding yoga practices, nature-inspired art, mindful foraging, and outdoor meditation.

Meet the instructors

Roushanna & Julie
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  • Wild food talks
  • Foraging and Harvesting
  • Yoga classes and outdoor meditation
  • Nature journalling intuitive plant study
  • The arts, craft, and food creations
  • Communal meals and cooking classes
  • Beautiful wholesome and healthy meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport or ferry transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Figari–Sud Corse Airport
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This unique retreat will take place in a charming private villa, in the South of the Island close to Porto-Vecchio (Figari airport).


With a sensory theme woven throughout each day, the retreat schedules flow of events promises to be gentle, engaging, educational, and delicious with a sprinkling of adventure.

This retreat will allow you to step away from the fast-paced life of the busy modern world and slow down, breathe, and reconnect to the joy, wonder, and simplicity of all that nature provide. Also learning more about natures edible wonders and the creativity that can blossom from spending time with Roushanna and Destination Namaste on the Magical, wild, and undiscovered Island of Corsica.

This will be a real down to earth and nature-inspired experience, creating and providing a positive and nurturing space for you to open up to a deeper connection to the earth, the elements, your senses, and yourself.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1: Sound, listen, welcome, and flow 15h

  • Flower tea and homemade cakes, introductions and settling in
  • Nature inspired vision board workshop
  • Dinner, sharing platters created by Roushanna
  • Welcoming circle, wild herbal facial steam, and tea tasting ceremony

Day 2: Touch, botanicals, explore, and create

  • Breakfast
  • Introduction to land foraging and seasonal flavor
  • A “taste your walk” nature exploration and flower foraging (with umbrellas if it's raining)
  • Cooking class and lunch preparation (optional participation for guests)
  • Lunch
  • Downtime
  • Flower crown creations and nature journalling session (indoors or outdoors)
  • Yoga
  • Dinner

Day 3: See, salt, sea, adventure

  • Breakfast
  • Beach exploration and coastal forage introduction
  • Swimming, beach meditation, exploration, and picnic on the beach or lunch creation and seaweed facials at the villa
  • Downtime
  • Nature journalling and meditation
  • Yoga
  • Dinner

Day 4: Taste, gardens, gather, and feast

  • Breakfast
  • Outing to a local veg garden for lunch ingredients harvest and herb gathering
  • Cooking class and lunch preparation with the local, seasonal, and wild foods
  • Lunch
  • Downtime
  • Gathering and create a herbal incense wand
  • Yoga
  • Dinner
  • Fire stories, closing circle, music, and botanical cocktails

Day 5: Feel, heart, art, joy, and farewell

  • Herbal teas and semi morning fast till brunch time
  • Outdoor meditation and yoga
  • Brunch and nature art creation
  • Retreat close at 14:00

Included excursions

  • Nature inspired vision board workshop
  • Wild herbal facial steam and tea tasting ceremony
  • A “Taste your Walk” nature exploration and flower foraging
  • Swimming, beach meditation, exploration and picnic on the beach
  • Gathering and creating a herbal incense wand
  • Music and botanical cocktails and so much more


Roushanna Gray

Julie Sauli

Retreat location


The beaches around Porto-Vecchio are simply stunning and count the world-famous Palombaggia and Santa Guilia amongst their number. All have pearly white sand and glittering turquoise sea, surrounded by lush countryside. With shallow waters, they are ideal for swimming.

In the heart of the Mediterranean, just south of Italy, lies the French island of Corsica (also known as “Kaliste” in Greek, meaning ‘the most beautiful). It is a wild and untouched jewel just over an hour’s flight from Paris. As global travellers, we can attest that there is something magical about this place that leaves visitors in awe of its raw and powerful beauty.

Corsica is a spectacular granite mountain in the sea, allowing for a vast variety of landscapes from the tip of its summit, to the edge of the sea. For nature lovers it is nirvana. With breathtaking landscapes, an abundance of natural rock formations, a multitude of hiking trails in the “maquis” (a type of fauna and flora which smells heavenly and of which many essential oils are made of and that can only be found in Corsica) it will enliven your senses.

It offers white sandy beaches where you can find solitude, and limitless time and space; a perfect place for yoga lessons, sacred hikes, stand up paddle boarding and more. A true hidden treasure that’s natural beauty we would like to preserve and share with you in the most conscious and respectful way possible to travel. Join us for a once in a lifetime experience on an Island well worth discovering.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Roushanna teaches adults and children about wild edible foods through immersive experiences, connection and creativity. Inspired by the local edible indigenous plant availability, she has been experimenting with the exciting flavours and diversity of wild plants for over ten years. The wide range of delicious and nutritious culinary offerings from the rock pools along the coastline and the beautiful Corsican Maquis also play a major role in her cooking classes,food and retreats.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

During this retreat, there is optional participation for guests that are interested in the daily cooking of foraged food and lunch preparations. Moreover, there are also other mountain and beach excursion available. For more info, kindly send an inquiry to Destination Namaste.

What's included

  • Yoga sessions
  • Outdoor meditation
  • Wild food talks, foraging, and harvesting
  • Nature journaling, intuitive plant study, and Corsican wildflower sessions
  • Art, craft, and food creations
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals and bevarages
  • Transport to hikes and nature excursions
  • Transfers from Figari Airport or the Port of Porto-Vecchio

What's not included

  • Flights to Corsica

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Figari Sud-Corse Airport (FSC). Transfers from the airport is included. Destination Namaste will pick you up from the airport. Transfers from the Port of Porto-Vecchio are also included. For more info, kindly send an inquiry to Destination Namaste.

Airport: Figari–Sud Corse Airport Airport transfer included: Figari–Sud Corse Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Wednesday November 10, 2021
Departure: Sunday November 14, 2021

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