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4 Days Yoga Retreat in the Charms of Provence, France

  • Mas des Avelines, Chemin de Valdaray, Le Brulat, Le Castellet, Provence, France


Luxury Yoga Retreat France

Yoga Retreat in France is a real holiday of the senses with yoga practices, where you can visit a local market, wine and honey tasting, and a trip to Le Castellet. In addition this yoga retreat in France offers a magnificent environment in the Mas Des Avelines, the perfect place for relaxation, or for sun lovers and stargazers. With the yoga guidance of Charlotte Saint Jean, you will be immersing in the reflection of a healthy and happy life full of gratitude and joy!


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Visit an organic vineyard & honey producer
  • Trip to the small feudal village of Le Castellet
  • Daily brunches and evening meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Visit the local market
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English, French
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Set in approximately four acres of private gardens and grounds, Mas des Avelines offers a swimming pool, pool house, shady terraces, a volley ball court and extensive private grounds with olive and fruit trees. The pool terrace steals the show with its sitting area, al fresco kitchen and dining area. A perfect place for relaxation, or for sun lovers and stargazers. The house is light and airy with five ensuite double bedrooms. The spacious open plan living area has doors opening straight onto a terrace, from here there are far reaching views across the beautiful Provencal vineyards and landscape.

The venue for our Escapes and holiday courses is Mas des Avelines; a luxurious newly renovated house in Provence. The house is set in the peaceful undulating hills north of Bandol, and is just a short distance from the coast. Mas des Avelines is set in its own extensive private grounds with a heated swimming pool and sleeps up to ten people. The Provencal mas (farmhouse) has been restored to an exceptionally high standard to combine modern style and comfort, with traditional features.

The nearest village, Le Castellet, is extremely pretty and has wonderful views from the church square. The little winding streets are great to wander through, with plenty of stylish boutiques, cafes and restaurants to discover. La Cadire dAzur, just four kms away from the house, is equally lovely with old narrow streets and the remains of the old ramparts.


  • The coast - 10 minutes
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • A trip to Le Castellet
  • Daily cleaning
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Luxury bath towels, bathrobes
  • Toiletries
  • Visits to the local market, vineyard and honey producer

Day 1:

  • 14:00 Arrive at your leisure in the afternoon
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Yoga session - gentle flowing practice to arrive in this amazing space
  • 19:30 Evening meal and presentation of the weeks activities

Day 2:

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Yoga session - morning wake up session
  • 08:45 Brunch
  • 09:30 Visit to a local market
  • 13:00 Afternoon to relax
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Yoga session - deep body opening in this lunar practice
  • 19:30 Evening meal

Day 3:

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Yoga session - morning flow and energise
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 14:00 Visit to an organic vineyard and a honey producer
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga session - stretch out in this slow Yin practice, food for the body and soul
  • 19:30 Evening meal

Day 4:

  • 07:30 - 09:30 Yoga session - dynamic flow to energise you for your departure and leave on a natural high
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 Depart

Please note that this is a provisional schedule. Schedules may change due to circumstances.

What is Vinyasa yoga

Sri Krishnamacharya defined Vinyasa as a cycle or a circle with a beginning, middle, and end. The intelligent unfolding of a sequence of practice, of life or of nature. The cycle of Vinyasa is also often described as a wave - an arc in space and time. Life is a Maha Vinyasa from its beginning to its end. How we connect to this Maya Vinyasa and the current of life is our choice - Vinyasa yoga is a way of allowing us to feel this flow and the constant vibration of the universe both around us and within us and to move with and not against the eternal circle of life.

Based on Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga is the search for balance between the solar-heating and dynamic elements - and the lunar - calming, grounding elements. Just as with Hatha (Sun / Moon), Vinyasa yoga seeks the balance and harmony in our practice and that of the environment or the days activities. Through the sequences of flowing postures we seek the harmony of breath and movement, between alignment of the physical body, awareness of the mind, and of the present moment we inhabit.

Check in

From 2 p.m.

Check out

  • Before noon.

Accommodation request

  • There will be a supplement if people want a single room.

Additional information

  • For more information ask your questions directly to Olive and Vines who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.
  • Trip to Le Castellet
  • Visit a local market
  • Visit to an organic vineyard and a honey producer

Charlotte Saint Jean (September 20-23, 2016)

Charlotte Saint Jean has been teaching yoga since 2002 in France. English of nationality and with a sales career behind her she now devotes herself to her family and her yoga teachings, study and practice. With teacher training in the Sivananda Vedanta School, with Shiva Rea (Vinyasa), David Swenson (Ashtanga), Lara Bauman (Quantum), and Sarah Powers (Yin / Insight yoga), she has integrated their teachings and inspirations into her own unique style whilst respecting the traditions of this ancient practice.

Passionate about music, Winter sports, trail running and the mountains Charlotte now lives with her two daughters in the Savoie mountains (Val dIsere / Tignes). Her personal practice and the benefits in her own life are her main inspirations to share and teach this wonderful art of yoga. Her teaching is the reflection of a healthy and happy life full of gratitude and joy.

Jo Fox (September 23-26, 2016)

Jo Fox, is an experienced, London based, internationally accredited Yoga teacher who has been leading classes and her own Back to NatureYoga Retreats for over 7 years. Jo lived a decade in Zanzibar, Tanzania where she ran safari and beach retreats in some truly spectacular places.

Jo teaches with professionalism, passion, energy and an appropriate amount of humor and leads classes tailored to the needs of each individual. Adjustments are given as necessary to ensure anatomical alignment and precision in postures. Expect a fusion of Hatha/Vinyasa (basic/dynamic) sessions, breathing techniques and guided relaxation/meditation.

  • Transfer from airport or train station

The vegetarian menu is cooked with love and because we believe that fresh is best we always make the most of seasonal ingredients. The creative menu is ingredient driven, inspiration coming from the beautiful produce grown by our local farmers, we look for what is available, ripe and best at the time and build on that.

  • Admire the plated orchard with over twenty fruit trees you are welcome to pick
  • Boat trips from Bandol to the Calanques of Cassis, Porquerolles Island, and dolphin spotting
  • Discover the underwater life of the Bay of Bandol
  • Enjoy the lovely evening ambiance surrounded by the oil trees
  • Guided sea kayak excursions of the Calanques by Raskas Kayak which are suitable for all abilities
  • Jet ski and more adrenaline fun in Bandol from Entre Ciel et Mer
  • Ride a horse in the Centre questre des Garrigues that is open every day of the year
  • Play golf in the course at Le Dolce Fregate, one of the premiere courses in France
  • Take a swim in the pool
  • Taste the recognized Bandol wine
  • Use your hands and make a pizza
  • Diving
  • Golf course nearby
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Kayak nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Free! WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry and ironing
For information about the booking conditions, please send Olives and Vines an inquiry.
  • Review by Alison B.

    "The house is beautiful, attention to detail is fantastic. The yoga sessions were excellent, Charlotte is an amazing teacher. The level of yoga was just right for me, I have learnt so much. The food was exceptional – I think that says it all! I intend to come back, probably next year especially for a yoga and cookery course."

    May 2015. Olives and Vines website, edited

  • Review by Louise M.

    "House is amazing, attention to detail is excellent, love the themed rooms and the story behind each one. Charlotte is an excellent teacher who considered guests different levels and injuries – she also brought some fun into the sessions. I will be recommending the venue to others. Food was amazing – well done Anna!! Thanks for everything, it’s been great, will definitely be returning!!"

    May 2015. Olives and Vines website, edited

  • Review by Alexandra A.

    "Everything is perfect! Thank you for the wonderful time."

    May 2015. Olives and Vines website, edited

  • Review by Traveler from Europe

    "Mas des Avelines was a truly exceptional property for our annual holiday to the area. Su made sure everything was to the highest standard and has thought about every practicality. We all enjoyed the fabulous pool and play area - our young and older guests all had their favorite area and we are leaving with great memories. We cant wait to come back! Thank you!"

    Olives and Vines, edited

  • Review by Carter Family from Europe

    "A wonderful stay. Every single thing had been carefully thought out - a real gem. Best of all are the huge gardens, a great feeling of space and relaxation."

    July 2014. Olives and Vines website, edited

  • Review by Traveler from Europe

    "It was all superb, we had a lovely time and the house and gardens exceeded my expectations especially in terms of size. Perfect for large groups and families."

    2014, edited

  • Review by Godfrey family

    "Totally luxurious. Didnt want to leave!"

    July 2014, edited

Var Provence, France

Olives and Vines provides their clients with yoga and Pilates Escapes set in a 5 star luxury villa located in the heart of Provence rose wine country.

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