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6 Days Detox and Yoga Retreat in France

  • Herrick House, 7 Rue Rollin 11120 Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude France, South of France

Overview

France Yoga and Detox Retreat

The Herrick House runs a small and intimate retreat in a beautiful area in the South of France. Situated in the Languedoc Roussillon, a major wine producing area also renowned for it's ancient sites and medieval cities. This retreat is for anyone looking to unwind, cleanse their body and mind, and recharge their batteries. For that, we have combined yoga and meditation sessions with a cleansing and alkalizing diet to help rid your body of toxins.

Highlights

  • Morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Walks and bike rides along the canal du Midi
  • A homemade goody bag of superfood balls for BookYogaRetreats guests
  • 5 nights accommodation in beautiful surroundings
  • Use of beautiful swimming pool
  • Daily healthy meals and snacks
  • Unlimited herbal teas
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Simone and Claire like to make the Herrick House feel like home to their guests, it is bright and spacious where you can find the time and place to relax. There are also three outside terraces and three big gardens you can walk around. They have two very loving and friendly dogs that will make you feel more than welcome.

Most rooms are made of double beds, linen and towels are provided. Internet access is available. The house is walking distance from the local village shops.

Daily program

Morning yoga session

Breakfast

Free time

Lunch

Free time

Late afternoon yoga session

Dinner

Founders

We are Simone and Claire, mother and daughter. We love food and are passionate about living a healthy life.

Simone - Host

Simone Lived in San Francisco and moved to the South of France where she and her husband bought a vineyard. She is an amazing artist and cook, her knowledge of cooking and food is endless and she has always been aware of living a healthy lifestyle.

Claire - Chef

Claire is a professionally trained chef who worked on luxury yachts, restaurants, private villas, wedding catering and retreats around the world and was the Head Chef at The Detox Kitchen in London for over a year. She believes in a healthy balanced diet using fresh, organic and seasonal produce.

Ishwara - Yoga teacher

Simone and Claire met Ishwara on a yoga retreat as guests and loved everything about him, he is an amazing teacher who brings lots of variety into his classes but also a genuinely nice, friendly, calming, happy person who has the ability to make all strangers open up and connect with each other.

He has years of experience and brings warmth, clarity, fun, knowledge and spontaneity to his teaching. Ishwara started his practice in London in 1991, took his TTC in 2003, and started teaching that year along with a move to the English Lake District where he gave yoga classes on a daily basis.

He now lives in Bermudas and comes back to Europe for retreats during the summer.

The Herrick House is located in the beautiful Languedoc Roussillon region, in a small village called Saint-Marcel sur Aude 11120, very close to Narbonne.

Activities
  • Beach
  • Bike rides
  • Walk through the vines
  • Cathar castles, ancient monasteries
  • Healthy cooking demonstration
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Wine Tours
  • Horse riding
  • Canal boat cruise
  • Thai massage
  • Chinese medicine massage
General
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool

Herrick House believe dietary changes and lifestyle modifications are a great way to help flush out all the toxins that build up in our bodies on a daily basis.

They have brought together knowledge and experience to create menus that will help bring your body back to an alkaline state, cleanse and detoxify your body and mind, with the aim to make you feel more energised, happier and leaving your skin glowing.

All the food is prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. They also have an orchard in the back yard where cherries, figs and plums are in season during summer and they are delicious.

All the meals are vegetarian and vegan as they believe this could be a good break for your digestive system. But also they would like to show you that our bodies can still function by reducing our intake of animal products without feeling deprived and that we can sometimes benefit from it, especially for those who have skin problems and sensitive digestive systems.

The meals

  • Vegetarian and vegan
  • Free from wheat, dairy or animal products, processed sugars
  • Fresh, local, seasonal and organic where possible
  • Whole foods, healthy fats and alkalizing foods
  • Healthy cooking methods
  • Plant based protein from grains, nuts, seeds and legumes
  • Seasoning using fresh herbs, spices and sea salt
  • Benefits of raw and cooked foods
  • Lunchtime meals are prepared with raw vegetables
  • Evening meals are prepared with cooked vegetables
  • Grain based dishes are available at all meals
  • Low fructose with only fruit, citrus and nuts as our source for sweetening

Refreshments and snacks

  • Fresh flavored water (lemon, cucumber etc.)
  • Variety of teas (green, ginger, mint etc.)
  • Fresh fruit (right off the tree if you like what is in season!)

Go to the beach

Ride bikes along the Canal du Midi

Walk through the vines

Relax by the swimming pool

Visit Cathar castles, ancient monasteries, Cit de Carcassonne

Healthy cooking demonstration

Canoeing and kayaking

Wine Tours

Horse riding

Canal boat cruise

Thai massage with a professionally trained medical masseuse - 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minutes

Chinese medicine massage - 1 hour or 1 hour 30 minutes

You can request for a Thai massage with Wanida, a professional masseuse from Thailand (she is incredible) or a Chinese medicine massage. This session is not included in the price.

  • Morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Daily healthy meals and snacks
  • Unlimited herbal teas
  • 5 nights accommodation in beautiful surroundings
  • Walks and bike rides along the canal du Midi
  • Use of beautiful swimming pool
  • Pick up in Narbonne
  • A homemade goody bag of superfood balls for BookYogaRetreats guests
  • Airport transfer
  • Healthy cooking demonstration
  • Massages and other treatments available on request
  • One on one yoga sessions on request
  • Beer and wine

Arrival by airplane

Coming from Toulouse or Montpellier airports you would have to make your way to Narbonne so Herrick House can pick you from Bziers, Perpignan or Carcassonne Airport. The pickup is not included in the price.

Distances

  • Bziers Airport - 40 minutes
  • Perpignan Airport- 40 minutes
  • Carcassonne Airport - 45 minutes
  • Toulouse Airport - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Montpellier Airport - 1 hour
For information about the booking conditions, please send Herrick House an inquiry.
  • Review by Jeannette from UK

    "Thank you so much for having us to your lovely home for the long weekend. The food for sure was the star of the visit - but followed closely by the beautiful setting, yoga with Daisy, the fantastic Thai massage and the adorable dogs. We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back soon!"

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  • Review by Kim from UK

    "What a wonderful 4 days with incredibly delicious food, wonderful yoga, fabulous hospitality in a gorgeous setting!"

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  • Review by Beverly Smart from UK

    "Fabulous location, fabulous food, fabulous welcome. The perfect occasion to get yourself back on track in every possible way."

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  • Review by Neil from UK

    "Thank you Simone, Claire and Leone."

    "Words can't express, wishing you three and the dogs love, happiness and vibrant health.""

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  • Review by Jenny from UK

    "What a wonderful weekend at Herrick House! The food was the highlight - such vibrant colours, flavours and textures. I have never eaten so well. And the yoga with Daisy and the massage with Wanida was such a treat. I felt so relaxed at Herrick House. Simone and Claire are the best hosts and took care of our every need. Can't wait to come back to Herrick House! A bientôt!"

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  • Review by Dana from UK

    "Thank you very much for my most relaxing 4 days. The food was amazing. Claire you are so talented! Daisy was a fantastic yoga instructor and Wanida's massage will go down in the books as one of the best. I am returning home feeling renewed and inspired to get creative. Thank you so very much!"

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  • Review by Karine & Manuela from Germany

    "Coming to your house, being part of the beautiful yoga and detox retreat and meeting all of you, was one of these life changing experiences."

    "We will keep you in our hearts and know that we will see you again very soon."

    "The food was amazing, the best we have ever had."

    "Much love and happiness."

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  • Review by Ailsa from UK

    "I arrived at Herrick House exhausted and tired and am leaving rested and rejuvenated!"

    "Thank you for putting me back in shape again."

    "Simone’s wonderful, Claire & Leone‘s amazing food and of course the very excellent yoga teacher Ishwara."

    "New lovely friends whom I hope we can all meet up again somewhere warm & sunny."

    "Am missing Herrick House already!"

    "My love and thanks to you all.""

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  • Review by Jeremy from London, UK

    "5 star cuisine and hospitality from the Queen of Saint Marcel."

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  • Review by Philippa from France

    "Claire and Simone both cook amazing food."

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  • Review by Elizabeth from Paris, France

    "Thank you so much for an extraordinary week of delicious food, yoga and company. This week was exactly what I needed to recharge and reset. I don't think I have ever eaten this well before! I appreciated your generous hospitality and warmth. You've organized a wonderful retreat and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!"

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Languedoc Roussillon, France

The Herrick House runs a small and intimate retreat in a beautiful area of the South of France, the Languedoc Roussillon.

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Departure:
Saturday May 27, 2017
(6 days / 5 nights)

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