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7 Days Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Retreat in Gerardmer, France

France Yoga Retreat

Learn Surf & Yoga invites you to get deeper into your yoga practice with the views of France mountains in Gerardmer. You will enjoy daily restorative Yin and Vinyasa yoga flows to keep your body rejuvenated and energized. You will be given ample time for you to do your own activities or yoga practice. Come and relish yourself in this invigorating yoga retreat!

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • Calm and concentrated atmosphere
  • Restorative Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes
  • Pick up and drop off at Gerardmer Bus Station
  • Time to work on your own ideas
  • Daily healthy and tasty meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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You will be staying in a big Chalet up the hill in Geradmer, France. Away from any crouds but you can still walk into the small town. The house is at the border of the town and therefore very quiet, spacious and in between the rich green French nature.

The house is almost completely made out of wood, and therefore it smells beautiful inside and has a warm and comfortable atmosphere. It is very spacios with two floors, a balcony and a big terasse on the ground floor. But let yourself be bewitched by the beautiful pictures.

Learn Surf & Yoga Retreat France Program

This retreat program is created for all of you, who are in the middle of an intense study or work phase, and need a different environment to get deeper in your yoga study. Learn Surf & Yoga will create a concentrated and calm atmosphere during the retreat so you can dedicate yourself to your own personal tasks.

You will start your day with a yoga session followed by breakfast. Lunch is scheduled at 12:30, and you will have another yoga session in the evening. After yoga in the evening, you will have light dinner together with the group.

Yoga - how the classes are composed

Every class starts with a silent, group meditation. After that, you will do some asanas to get the muscles warm and smooth. Into the Vinyasas (moving with your breath), you will move through different postures in which you strengthen your core, your balance, or stretch your muscles. At the end of every class, there is again a meditation. In total, the classes last between 60 minutes to 90 minutes.


Here, you will create a flow with your movements and breath. It is physically more demanding and perfect to bulid up muscle strength and increase your flexibility. Learn Surf & Yoga will show you some more advanced poses too, but as always, everyone only does what feels right to them.

Yin or cold yoga

Here, you do not warm your muscles but you will simply do light stretches with your own body weight and hold them for one to two minutes. This is good to learn to let go, get into deep relaxation, restore your muscles, and accept the status of self.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Vinyasa yoga flow
  • 08:15 Breakfast
  • 08:45 Study, work, or play
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Study, work, or play
  • 17:00 Every other day there will be an individual alignment workshops (one hour)
  • 18:00 Restorative Yin or Vinyasa flow (one hour)
  • 19:00 Dinner, relaxation, and good conversations

With this schedule, you have a lot of time on your hands to get things done. If you are stuck, you can always get out into nature, go for a hike or a run and you don't have to worry about being alone as someone will definitely join you.


Lara Schneider
Since 2014, yoga has seized Lara and it does not seem to let her go. The more yoga she does, the more it makes her happy. In May 2015, she started teaching yoga regularly. She is also a medical doctor in Germany. With every yoga session, her head space gets cleaner and her body gets smoother. It is exactly that happiness and freedom that she wants to transport into her class. Since the founding of her company, she continuously works on her project Learn Surf & Yoga and hopes to create a beautiful, sustainable program.

Retreat location

This retreat takes place in Gerdmer. It's located in Alsace n the Vosges of France. It's a small town surrounded by mountans with ski resorts close by, a beautiful big lake and the Grand Ballon Mountain just around the corner. It is a small town surrounded by mountains with ski resorts close by and the Grand Ballon Mountain just around the corner. The town has a big supermarket, some smaller cafés and shops, and everything else you might need.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Your diet during the retreat will consist of vegetarian meals. In order to get energized as well as to be happy and healthy, Learn Surf & Yoga believes that a well balanced, healthy, and tasty meal is important. With that belief, they try to use fresh, local, and seasonal products to make natural homemade meals without any processed foods or additives. They also have a good balance between healthy light meals and filling comfort food in this retreat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

On your free time, you can go hiking, running, skiing, or just relax in the garden.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Vinyasa and Yin yoga sessions
  • Yoga workshops
  • Pick up and drop off at Gerardmer Bus Station

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Snacks
  • Travel expenses

How to get there

The easiest way to get to Geradmer is by car, but you can also take a train to the closest train station and we can arrange a pick up for you. We can pick you up from Colmar and drop you off at Colmar. This service costs 40 EUR per person. Or you can come by bus from Epnial, Munster etc. directly to Gerardmer. There, we will pick you up from the bus stop. This service is included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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Special discount 

Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a special discount of 5% per person

Friday August 24, 2018
(7 days / 6 nights)

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