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5 Days Inner Goddess Soulful Yoga Holiday in Chalabre, France

Yobaba Lounge, Rue du Presbytère, Chalabre 11230, France

Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

Do you feel a little underwhelmed by your life? Lack of soulful intimacy, even when in a relationship? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, and never quite been able to catch up with yourself? Spend this retreat being unashamedly divine. Swim in wild waters, soothe your skin with healing unguents, make gorgeous plant-based meals together, and learn the fine art of meditation. You will learn essential tools of self-care, you will practice joy and become mindful of when you judge yourself or others.

Meet the instructors

Gertrud
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Experience morning silence time
  • Excursions to nearby castles and lakes
  • Face and body detox packs and cleansing regime
  • Cooking workshops and preparing meals
  • Daily gourmet vegan meals
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Labyrinth
  • Yoga shala

This retreat takes place at a village chateau in the foothills of the Mediterranean Pyrenees in the very South of France. The house feels like a temple. You will be sharing large, uncluttered rooms and individually styled bathrooms. For those who wish to have a room on their own, Yobaba lounge have a few glamping tents, in large canvas bell tents in the walled garden.

Program

Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, and never quite been able to catch up with yourself? Physically and emotionally out of alignment? Feeling unseen or unable to step into your power? Are you ready to wake up and explore your true nature? Then this retreat might be just what your inner goddess needs. A goddess realizes that love, strength, and connection cannot be felt by someone else, but must rise from within. In order do that, you will learn essential tools of self-care, practice joy, and become mindful of when you judge yourself or others. You will learn how to cleanse the shackles of history from your very DNA. Explore how it feels to be free, bask in the embodiment of your true nature, and sing your soul's song.

You will do yoga and meditation (Embodied meditation) each morning, and you will close the day together with a breathing circle. Gertrud's yoga practice is the yoga of mindful breath and movement. She encourages you to take responsibility for your body and your physical well-being, whilst giving you the tools to explore and expand your edges. All levels are welcome.

In this retreat, you will not only practice yoga and meditate daily, but also explore the region, swim in the lake by a full moon, walk into the clouds, visit a castle or two, and relax in the garden. You will also be a part of cooking workshops and prepare meals together. You will be learning about the most favorite retreat recipes, the principles behind plant-based and raw cooking so that you will be creating your own recipes in no time at all.

This retreat also includes following a 16:8 meal plan. You will eat all your food during an eight-hour period each day. Intermittent fasting like that has been shown to have huge health benefits. There will be detox sessions for your skin and hair with Gertrud's face masks, unguents, and a no-shampoo regime, should you choose to. You will also explore how delicious a little silence can be, from rising until 10:00 a.m. each day.

Embodied meditation

The mindfulness practice of Embodied meditation was formalized by Gertrud Keazor by drawing on her background in sports and her interest in the nature of reality. Embodied meditation is the yoga of breath, movement, and mindfulness, and is grounded in the wisdom sciences of classical non-dual Shaivinist Tantra.

Moving purposely in rhythm with your breath without excessive effort, you gently relax into simple yoga postures. You will use deep diaphragmatic breathing, visualizations, and sound to bring focus and somatic awareness to your physical body and your metaphysical inner space.

Silence time

In the modern world, you are surrounded by sound, by activity, by verbal sound, and by mental sound (such as social media). It is enough for most of you to exist in a permanent state of contraction, energetic as well as physical. Your boy has become tense and your mind becomes anxious.

It pays to slow down, to be quiet, and to investigate. When you practice silence, you practice bringing awareness to your inner voice, to what makes you speak, and to the state of your body when you speak. When you get back into touch with your inner voice, you start to feel calm, slow down, and you naturally feel more vibrant and become truly yourself. This is the definition of improved mental and physical health, and why silence is practiced in almost all monastic traditions. Practicing silence, in order to investigate your true nature, is not only a wonderful tool for self-care, but it is also an essential practice that has the power to change the world.

Included excursions

This retreat includes excursions to nearby castles along with lakes and rivers with rock pools.

Instructors

Gertrud Keazor

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Chalabre. Chalabre is a sleepy medieval village in the foothills of the Mediterranean Pyrenees in the very South of France. The house is a village chateau, hip, stylish, and a little worn around the edges. There is a walled garden, gorgeous walks, and the village is on your doorstep.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

This retreat includes sensational vegan food, much of it is raw, and all of it is free from processed sugar, dairy, meat, and wheat. You will prepare meals together and also learn how to prepare all of the most popular retreat recipes. Gertrud will be sharing her little secrets and you will be creating your own recipes in no time at all.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation practices
  • All sessions, workshops, and excursions
  • Daily gourmet vegan meals
  • 4 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS). Transfer from and to this airport can be arranged upon request at an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Monday July 20, 2020
Departure: Friday July 24, 2020

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