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5 Days Self-Care Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

Yobaba Lounge, 16 Rue du Presbytere, 11230 Chalabre, Languedoc Roussillion, France

Yoga Retreat France

We are located located in a small village chateau in an unspoilt medieval village and loved for our gorgeous accommodation, outrageous vegan food, much of it raw, and our rich, soulful approach to yoga and meditation. During this retreat, you will feel rejuvenated and regenerated with periods of silence, until noon each day, and a gentle but powerful practice to get in touch with and to heal your inner space. You will use stillness, breath, guided visualisation, and meditative movement to listen inward, to find joy in a self-practice, and to re-connect with your body wisdom.

Meet the instructors

Gertrud
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga session
  • Daily guided meditation practices
  • Daily periods of noble silence to reflect
  • Visits to nearby areas of historical interest
  • Vegan meals, snacks, and drinks
  • 4 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

The house is vast, with an informal walled garden offering hammocks and a labyrinth for walking meditation. The yoga shala is on the top floor of the house, overlooking the medieval rooftops. There are three very large bedrooms, each individually styled, sharing two bathrooms.

There are two further enormous suites with their own bathroom on the first floor. The bedrooms have a certain monastic simplicity, uncluttered and candlelit, but they are huge and look as if they have been styled by Elle decoration.

For guests with allergies, the house was renovated using low-toxin and natural materials. Guests with cat allergies need to be aware that cats visit the garden from neighboring properties, but are not permitted in the house.

Program

Day 1

  • 15:00 You will arrive and settle into your room. Drinks and snacks will be available from the kitchen. Feel free to use the yoga shala for any self-practice. Please respect the shala as a quiet space
  • 16:00 Meeting in the lounge for an introduction by Gertrud to the retreat’s wellness philosophy, food, and program
  • 17:00 First yoga session in the shala and introduction to the elements of Gertrud’s embodied meditation practice
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Noble silence begins and is maintained until noon next day
  • 20:45 Guided meditation in the yoga shala on third floor

Days 2 to 4

  • 07:30 Coffee, chai, and teas will be available in the kitchen throughout the day
  • 08:00 Morning practice guided by Gertrud in the yoga shala
  • 10:00 Breakfast in silence
  • 12:00 Noble silence ends
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Free time, you can ask to be taken to the lake
  • 17:00 Afternoon practice guided by Gertrud in the yoga shala
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Noble silence begins and continues until noon next day
  • 20:45 Guided meditation in the yoga shala with Gertrud

Day 5

  • 07:30 Coffee, chai, and teas will be available in the kitchen throughout the day
  • 08:00 Morning self-practice with Gertrud in the yoga shala
  • 09:15 Noble silence ends
  • 10:00 Breakfast, chatting, and giving feedback. End of retreat

Instructors

Gertrud Keazor

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in a bohemian village chateau located in a medieval village in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, France.

Nearby places

  • Barcelona, Spain, 300 kilometers - 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Calais, 1,100 kilometers - 10 hours
  • Carcassonne, 50 kilometers - 50 minutes
  • Carcassonne Airport (CCF) - 50 minutes
  • Girona, Spain, 200 kilometers - 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Mediterranean shore, 100 kilometers
  • Montpellier, 200 kilometers - 2 hours
  • Paris, 780 kilometers - 7 hours and 30 minutes
  • Perpignan, 90 kilometers - 1 hours and 30 minutes
  • Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS) - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Toulouse, 120 kilometers - 90 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The beautiful vegan food remains firmly at the center of everything Yobaba Lounge does here. They play and paint with the food, discuss it, and photograph it. At Yobaba Lounge, you will take pleasure in it, fully, to your hearts' delight.

The food during the retreat is vegan, meaning it excludes dairy, meat, fish, sugar, and gluten. It is also mostly raw. This diet quickly re-balances the digestion and is a key part of the holistic nurturing for which these retreats are known and loved.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
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)

During the free afternoons, you can explore the village, the nearby river, and walks. However, most guests simply relax in the garden and enjoy the sounds of village life beyond the massive garden walls. There will also be one optional excursion to a nearby place of natural beauty or historical interest, for example, a visit to the stunning castle at Puivert or wild swimming in Lac Montbel or in the Gorge de Galamus.

Spa treatments

During this retreat, you will enjoy one of Gertrud's complimentary skin detox, with a clay mask and cold-pressed, unrefined oils. You can also book an Ayurvedic or energetic massage for 60 GBP per hour with a local therapist and healer.

What's included

  • 1 optional Gertrud's skin detox treatment
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 10 sessions of embodied or guided meditation
  • All drinks, meals, and snacks
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Optional excursions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Body treatments
  • Massages
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS) or Carcassonne Airport (CCF).

Arrival by taxi

Shared taxis between guests can be arranged for arrival or departure. The ride from Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS) is approximately 80 GBP and the ride from Carcassonne Airport (CCF) is about 45 GBP.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 99% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 3 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday October 11, 2019
Departure: Tuesday October 15, 2019

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