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7 Days Yoga Retreat in Provence, France

Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

Spend a week in amazing French settings while you meet new friends, explore, hike, relax, sweat, experience and connect with yourself. Enjoy daily yoga, daytrips, delicious vegetarian food and the chic Cote d'Azur. Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help you grow in your own personal practice. You will not only enjoy the villa and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the French cities and villages from the hills to the coast. This is an unforgettable experience that you do not want to miss!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Classes for all skill levels
  • Excursions to nearby French towns
  • Trip to the famous and beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence
  • Outdoor activities and a relaxing spa day
  • Creative fresh vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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Accommodation

This yoga retreat will take place at the beautiful villa of Bastide Avellanne. The Bastide is a charming fortified Provencal demure dating back to 17th century. Totally refurbished in 2011, it welcomes you with spacious light rooms in country style, all with modern en-suite bathrooms and independent apartments with every comfort.

In the Bastide you will find a vast air conditioned lounge with old leather sofas, a stone chimney, exposed beams and a bar, a dining room in the veranda overlooking the garden and a meeting room close to the pool.

Surrounded by vineyards Bastide Avellanne is set in a private park of 3 hectares, where the colors of the olive trees and centuries old oaks blend with the perfumes of lavender and rosemary, creating a small Mediterranean paradise in where you will find a heated swimming pool and summer bar, giant chess, tennis and petanque courts.

Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats Meditation and Yoga Retreat Schedule

Sunday

15:00 - 17:00 Check in

18:30 - 19:30 Welcome reception and orientation

19:30 - 21:00 Welcome dinner

Monday

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 16:30 Day trip
  • 17:30 - 18:15 Yoga
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

Tuesday

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 17:30 Day trip
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Yoga
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

Wednesday

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 13:30 Free time
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch at Villa
  • 15:30 - 16:15 Yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Wine and cheese tasting
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner in town

Thursday

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 16:30 Day trip
  • 17:30 - 18:15 Yoga
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

Friday

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Morning tea
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 16:30 Spa day
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Evening in St. Tropez
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Farewell dinner

Saturday

  • 08:15 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Check out

Included excursions

One full day will be spent on the French Riviera on the island of Porquerolles for free time to explore the beaches, hiking trails or town. You will take a tour through the countryside to see the Gorges du Verdon, lavender fields and quaint villages. Also, you will take a trip to the famous city of Aix-en-Provence. You'll enjoy a true Provencal experience with the markets, food, culture, and sites. Your final day will be spent relaxing at a beautiful spa in St. Tropez and will include a stroll through this famous harbor town.

Instructors

Erin Lewis
(Yoga)
Erin has studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core Vinyasa flow and restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.

Location

Besse-sur-Issole is situated only 30 minutes from the sea and from the Cote D'Azur between Cannes, St Tropez and Hyeres. 300 kilometers of coast accompanying the Mediterranean Sea, white sandy beaches, rocky capes, wild bays a preserved landscape, protected islands and famous locations renowned worldwide make this the most beautiful coastline in France.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting / tour

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfasts and dinners daily, as well as selected lunches. Enjoy cuisine which combines creativity and flavors with a special attention to creating balanced meals. Wholesome ingredients, freshness of the foods, cooking times and methods are present in every meal you will enjoy at the Bastide.

Meals will be enjoyed on the terrace in the shade of the oak trees, or served by candlelight under the pergola or in the veranda. You will feast on traditional flavors of Provence mixed with the French, Italian and Mediterranean styles as well. Throughout the week you will have a chance to sample many regional wines, aperitifs, and other tastes such as cheeses and various other specialties.

Things to do (optional)

Cycling

Get a relaxing massage

Helicopter tours

Horse riding

Play golf

Play petanque

Play tennis

Swim at the beach or the pool

Taste cheeses and aperitifs

Visit the beautiful French beaches and villages.

Visit the lavender fields

Visit the Provencal markets

Wine tasting

Spa treatments

A spa day in St Tropez is included in this retreat.

What's included

  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner at Villa and restaurants
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Day tour through Gorges du Verdon, lavender fields and French villages
  • Day trips and entrance fees
  • Ferry to Porquerolles Island
  • Lunch on selected days
  • Optional bike rental on free day
  • Spa day
  • Transportation to / from day trips
  • Use of premises (hiking trails, pool, courts)
  • Villa accommodation
  • Welcome cocktail party
  • Wine, aperitifs and cheese tasting
  • Tips and taxes

What's not included

  • Airfare is not included in the price.

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airports are Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) and Nice Cte d'Azur International Airport (NCE).

Arrival by bus

  • The closest bus stations are located in Brignoles and Carnoules.

Arrival by train

  • You can make a train connection from Paris to Aix-en-Provence, Brignoles or Cornoules train stations.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday June 10, 2018
Departure: Saturday June 16, 2018

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