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7 Days Bikram Yoga Retreat in Montpellier, France

  • Montpellier 34000, France

Overview

Body and Mind Re-Charge in France

Join in this fantastic retreat where you can have different yoga classes to choose and you will have taken your personal yoga practice to a complete new level. You are guaranteed to feel and look fantastic inside out from bones to the skin. Additionally, you will have had a fabulous experience of discovering this beautiful region in the south of France, whilst being in a familiar, calm, safe environment. Sharing many wonderful moments with new friends and an opportunity, to recharge and reconnect with yourself.

Highlights

  • Use of yoga mats and towels
  • Guidance from experienced yoga teacher
  • 13 yoga classes (10 classes from July-August)
  • Free time to explore Montpellier in South France
  • 5 minutes from the train station
  • 6 night comfortable dormitory
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • Daily laundry service
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English, French
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We offer accommodation in a comfortable dormitory style room with 3 beds (2 singles and 1 double) above the studio giving quick, easy access to the yoga room. You will be sharing your space with 2 other people who will become your family for the week (room available privately for bookings of 2 people or more at no additional cost).

A small lounge and kitchen area are neatly tucked behind the studio. Massage and treatments available in house on request. WiFi access, you will have all the amenities you need for your weekly, mind, body, and energizing experience.

Practicing Bikram yoga in France

In 6 days, you have 13 yoga classes (10 classes from July-August) to choose from. The class is designed for all levels ranging from first time student to advanced practitioners. The sequence of 26 postures was scientifically designed to systematically and progressively work every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, organ and gland. Moving fresh oxygenated blood to every cell of the body. This series is unique as it is the sequence of the stretching and compression postures that massage all internal organs, flushing out the cardiovascular system and stimulating the endocrine and nervous systems, thereby releasing and deficient hormones and enzymes.

Schedule

Day 1 Sunday: Arrival

  • 17:30 First yoga class
  • 21:30 Guided tour of Montpellier

Day 2 - 5: Monday - Thursday

  • 08:00 Breakfast at home, free time (morning tea/coffee exploring Montpellier)
  • 12:30 Yoga class
  • 14:00 Lunch, free time to enjoy Montpellier, Beach trip to Palavas Les Flots (Tuesday), discover the many beautiful neighboring villages, the Mediterranean, relaxing treatments (available in house)
  • 19:00 Yoga class
  • 20:30 Free time (dinner in town, theatre, dance, festivals, concerts)
  • 00.00 Bedtime, lights out

Day 6: Friday

  • 08:00 Breakfast at home, free time (morning tea/coffee exploring Montpellier)
  • 12:30 Yoga class
  • 14:00 Lunch, free time to enjoy Montpellier, discover the many beautiful neighboring villages, the Mediterranean, relaxing treatments (available in house)
  • 18:00 Yoga class

Day 7: Saturday: Last yoga class and departure

  • 11.30 Last Yoga class
  • Departure
  • Naomi Kosick

    Naomi always had a keen interest in eastern philosophy and yoga and has explored many forms of yoga, meditation and alternative healing therapies from a very early age. In 2005, a New Years resolution to give up smoking triggered the desire to try Bikram Yoga and her life took a joyful twist. After completing the Bikram yoga teacher training with Bikram Choudhury, under the guidance of Michele Pernetta and Mark Oram, she has taught this incredible yoga in Chile, California, Norway, Vannes. It was a dream to create a beautiful centre where people can relax, improve their well being.

Montpellier is the only French city listed on the Top 45 places to go in 2012. An architectural journey into a design capital with nature in the heart of the city, a savory cocktail of urban ecotourism that youll want to discover before everyone else! Just 3.5 hours train direct from Paris, Frances 8th largest city boasts the oldest university in Europe, medieval streets, hosting an exciting, rich blend of dance, music, festivals throughout the year and 300 glorious sunshine days per year.

The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine producing region in France. Just as well you enjoy bikram yoga, youll really need it to keep balanced when you discover the incredible breads, cheeses, let us not forget dessert and the simply divine, caf gourmand. Situated 20 minutes from the Mediterranean, magnificent country side, ancient villages, Europe's only pink flamingoes, the camargue, you will be so spoilt for choices of places and things to explore youll just have to come back!

Daily healthy breakfast (self service) is provided throughout your weekend retreat, to make sure you will have the energy needed to fully attend the yoga class during the day. Lunch and dinner are not included in the package. However, there are many great options and we can recommend several restaurants. You also have access to a refrigerator if you want to eat in.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

Below are some options for your free time and extra activities. Some of these options may include additional costs. If you have any inquiry or you would like to make further arrangements, you can do so by contacting Feliz Esprit. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message to Feliz Esprit.

Activities

  • Explore Montpellier
  • Discover many beautiful neighboring villages
  • Enjoy theatre, dance, festivals and concerts
  • Experience the Mediterranean
  • Relaxing treatments such as massage, facials, osteopathy available in house

Holistic treatments

You can enjoy some pampering therapies in house, such as massages, facials and osteopathy with our resident beauty therapist Anne and Osteopath, Benjamin.

  • 13 yoga classes (10 classes during the summer season from July-August) consisting of 26 dynamic hatha yoga postures (asanas) and 2 breathing (pranayama) exercises
  • Use of yoga mats and towels
  • Guidance from an experienced yoga teacher
  • Free time to explore the stylish metropolitan Montpellier in South France
  • 6 nights comfortable dormitory located just above the studio
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • Daily laundry service

Driving directions from Paris

  • Get on Boulevard Priphrique
  • Follow A10, A71 and A75 to Avenue de la Libert/D65 in Montpellier. Take the exit toward Montpellier-Centre/Aroport Frjorgues from N109
  • Take Boulevard Berthelot to Rue Frdric Bazille

Arrival by bus

A shuttle bus leaves directly from the Montpellier Mditerrane airport taking you to the tram station (TAM) Place de lEurope You take the tram line 1 direction : La Gare Saint Roche, (Montpelliers main railway station) 4 stops only and the studio is a 2 minute walk.

Arrival by train

The SNCF is a high speed train that leaves regularly from Paris. In just 3.5 hours and you are in sunny Montpellier! Booked in advance you get cheap tickets from under 60 EUR return.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Feliz Esprit an inquiry.
  • Review by Heidi from London, United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "I had a lovely relaxing stay at Feliz Esprit. Naomi, the owner, is very warm and kind, and was very accommodating of my pre-existing back problems during the yoga classes. Montpellier is a beautiful city with plenty to explore nearby for a week. Recommended."

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  • Review by Maddy Lewis from Wales,UK
    10 out of 10

    "Hot Yoga Montpellier had to be the best decision I've made this year. Naomi is the most considerate, generous host. It's right in the heart of Montpellier. Stones throw away from all you need, the classes were formidable :) I wish I could do it all over again. I will certainly be recommending this resort."

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  • Review by Sam Hermans
    7 out of 10

    "My boyfriend and I had a great time in Montpellier at Feliz Esprit. Naomi was very friendly. She helped us settle in, showed us around and even babysat our small dog so we could enjoy an afternoon at the beach (where dogs are not allowed). The classes were great. Naomi is an enthusiastic teacher and she got us hooked on hot yoga! The daily laundry service is an absolute luxury! My boyfriend and I booked the room for just the two of us. Although no other guests were present during our stay, there was a yoga teacher that stayed in a room next to us for two nights. And the cleaners came in three times that week in the morning. Since the toilet, showers and kitchen are on the ground floor our privacy was somewhat limited. The room was sober but nice. You could hear noise from the street, but it wasn't too loud."

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  • Review by Nadine from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Feliz Esprit in Montpellier was one of the best experiences I have had. Not only is Naomi an incredible hostess, but I got to meet people who are now great friends. The accommodations are comfortable and beautiful, and the classes themselves are challenging, fun, and a great way to learn French! And the location is in the heart of Montpellier. I would go back in a heartbeat. I left feeling stronger and completely refreshed. I would recommend this retreat to anyone if they have the chance!"

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  • Review by Regine
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time in Montpellier. The yoga retreat was amazing from the beginning up to the end. Naomi is a very warm and special lady and I was very happy there. Regarding the yoga classes, she is an excellent teacher and I made great progress. I started nearly in 0 and felt really good at the end. It was a win in every respect. If I had to give a note and I had 10 points I would have awarded 10 points. The other students respected and warmly welcomed me as well.Thank you Naomi!"

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  • Review by Maddy from Canterbury, England
    10 out of 10

    "I had an incredible time on the Med Ashram Experience! Naomis warm and welcoming nature mixed with the calm and bright atmosphere of the retreat gives you a sense of immediate relaxation. I took part in every yoga class offered (2 per day) which was a challenging yet extremely rewarding experience for someone who has never practised Bikram yoga before. After sharing the retreat with two lovely girls, being chauffeured by Naomi to the beach between classes, and enjoying the wonderful yoga by an expert teacher, I left feeling positive, healthy, flexible, toned, and looked-after in all the right ways! Ill certainly be back, thanks for an amazing week!"

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  • Review by Kristin from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I felt really relaxed, healthier and had a great time with like-minded people. Naomi is a great teacher and such a lovely person. Great value for money also. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Erin McCafferty from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "The very reasonable price makes it a yoga holiday that won't break the bank but will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated nonetheless. Naomi is nothing if not enthusiastic and genuinely concerned that each pupil receives the utmost attention and benefits from the week-long experience. I've been taught by several Bikram teachers and Naomi is one of the best. She is friendly and welcoming, refreshingly down to earth and knows when to go easy on you and when to push you a little harder. The retreat caters to all levels including complete beginners. It's not for the faint-hearted but Naomi is encouraging."

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at the studio in what I'd describe as a studio flat. Needless to say the bikram yoga was fantastic and I took full advantage of doing all classes during my week stay. There were English and French speaking teachers.There's a small kitchen with a kettle, microwave, fridge, food steamer, juicer and utensils. Tea, cereal and fruit are included as well as laundry service.Naomi, who owns the studio, is an inspirational, happy, down to earth lady who went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable.Montpellier has so much to do such as museums, music concerts, bars, beach, shopping and restaurants with fresh and tasty food. Our trip was a city yoga retreat so we enjoyed both worlds.I recommend contacting the studio directly as I got a quicker and more helpful response. "

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  • Review by Joseph from Montpellier, France
    10 out of 10

    "Great teaching, clear, warm-hearted, and concise. You feel wrung out, flattened and great afterwards! You feel cleared out emotionally and physically!"

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  • Review by Viki
    10 out of 10

    "Absolutely wonderful! Naomi's warm and generous spirit is perfect for the spiritual journey you've decided to embark upon! Centrally located with easy access. I will return again and again!"

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  • Review by Jackie Lai
    10 out of 10

    "One of the best weeks of my life! Had a wonderful time on this retreat in Montpellier. Lovely studio, even lovelier teacher! Highly recommended, THANK YOU SO MUCH!"

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  • Review by Jaclyn Mccann from Glasgow, Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "Can't believe it has been one week ago today that I experienced my last Bikram Yoga class in Montpellier with the truly lovely Naomi.I arrived in Montpellier last Sunday for a yoga retreat, and got much more than that. I arrived from Scotland, travelling for the first time on my own, and was greeted with a big welcoming smile.Naomi opened up her beautiful studio to me, and made me feel extremely welcomed. I loved her energetic classes, and also the free time to spend at the beach.I have been doing Bikram Yoga for one year and a bit now; I have to say that Naomi is one of the best teachers I have had. I was a bit apprehensive about my trip, but Naomi made me feel so at home that I cannot wait till my return.I cannot recommend this yoga studio enough as there is no rigid meal times. The only time table is for the yoga classes, so I had a true holiday with Bikram Yoga. Best wishes to Naomi."

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  • Review by Kasia Patoleta from Southampton, UK
    7 out of 10

    "The studio was heated in a pleasant way. It felt very airy, clean, and relaxing. I was able to practice and improve the yoga to achieve my goals. I found Bikram Yoga to be very energizing. The classes left me with lots of energy and I always felt absolutely amazing.Naomi is a considerate and helpful teacher. The classes were in French, but on my first class, Naomi gave me instruction in English. She was always happy to correct my posture and give me guidance when needed. The retreat included classes (I was offered two extra classes), accommodation, and breakfast (cereal, coffee, fruits, and juice).However, there was nobody else on the retreat apart from me. I would advise people to check first whether there are other people coming if this is important to you. Since I was on my own, it was bit stressful to travel around the city, especially in the evening. If I came with few friends that would be perfect.The studio is located close to city center (old part which was very beautiful) with easy access to trams and buses that can take you to the beach (1 hour, first tram then bus). The trips are not included so you need to be prepared to plan everything yourself. There is a tourist office in the old part of the city and it is a good idea to go there in the beginning of your stay to get all the information.The location was excellent if you want to plan trips but because it is in city center, although it was noisy during the evening and at night. So, if you are thinking about meditation there are some spectacular places around Montpellier - old villages and the beach.I enjoyed my stay. I met some very inspiring teachers and experienced hot yoga. I hope Med Ashram Experience will expand and open new places around France (maybe somewhere closer to nature, in the forest or mountains) so I can come for another retreat in a more natural setting."

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  • Review by Ashmeeta Patel from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was great - a clean, communal living space with an amazing studio. The studio was heated in the right way and with humidifiers and with 9 classes during the week, I was able to practice and improve the yoga which I love. It was also a great opportunity to explore a city. Naomi opened her arms (and studio) and welcomed me in which made the yoga retreat even more special. I would recommend this experience to anyone who wishes to escape into their yoga, enjoy the delights of South France and get an opportunity to improve on their French Bikram is hot in French!"

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  • Review by Andy
    10 out of 10

    "I was holidaying in the South of France and over indulging somewhat when I stumbled across this little Bikram oasis. The welcome from Naomi was so warm and friendly I felt at home in the retreat straight away. Set in her lovely new clean studio in downtown Montpellier. I give this place a 10 would recommend to: anyone who is traveling, would like to try a retreat, wants to practice near the sea, a more Mediterranean approach to Bikram. I will be back next year for my yoga holiday it's the way forward ..... Bikram is even hotter in French!"

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  • Review by Kay Hare from Monaco
    10 out of 10

    "A few weeks ago, I needed a break from my usual routine in Monaco. Although I love my practise in Nice Bikram yoga, I wanted a holiday. A few years ago, I met Naomi Kossick who is the owner and teacher of Bikram yoga, Montpellier.Naomi was at the studio to greet me with her lovely little dog. Its such a friendly and peaceful environment that I felt excited too. I made myself at home and took the first class that evening. I loved the classroom, its clean, bright and airy. It is also one of the largest Bikram yoga rooms I have practised in. The whole yoga space is quite large as well as having a resident Osteopath, if needed.The yoga was great. I benefited from Naomi sometimes, consistently correcting my postures and learnt new adjustments that have moved me on just that little bit more. As always with yoga, the people I met were all very relaxed and friendly. I had a wonderful time and I am returning in September. "

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  • Review by Ailsing
    9 out of 10

    "Had a wonderful week here in Montpellier. Its an amazing studio, with an open feeling. Thank you Naomi for your warm hospitality and an amazing experience. Hope to come back to you sometime soon in the future. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Mattew
    9 out of 10

    "Thanks Naomi and everyone at Bikram Yoga Montpellier! Had a great week and ill definitely be back!"

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  • Review by Matthew
    10 out of 10

    "Such a warm welcome from Naomi and the students. A wonderful way to experience South of France from the first time. Memories will last a lifetime. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Hillary
    10 out of 10

    "Needing a well deserved break from my hectic routine, a week of yoga in the south of France was exactly what I needed to recharge. Great yoga classes, in a relaxed environment, and the opportunity to explore a lovely city, was just what the doctor ordered! Thank you Naomi and everyone at Bikram Montpellier, I look forward to returning.!"

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