Yoga Thym

Yoga Thym offers personal development, meditation, and yoga retreats in France by enhancing well-being through a combination of mind and body activity.

Instructors 1

Nikki Harris

Meet your instructor - Nikki. With more than 19 years of experience in holistic therapies, she'll give you her full attention, insight and energy. Possibly your most intriguing benefit will be the vibrant momentum that Yoga Thym generates, leading you to wanting to develop your new skills even further. She has studied, over a number of years, with some great pioneers in their relevant fields from Christine Sapford (aromatherapy), Ganga White & Tracy Rich (yoga), Phoebe Diftler (Thai Yoga Massage); Daizan Skinner Roshi; Star Khechara, U.K (cosmetology); Dr. Steve G. Jones, U.S.A (hypnotherapy).

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Reviews 31

Aisling Mcgreal

from Great Britain, August 2018

"Amazing retreat!"

Excellent yoga and meditation tuition.

Wonderful family atmosphere.

Amazing food -thank you Sylvie!

Good conversation and advice.

Completely welcoming atmosphere, support in getting around the area, flexibility in picking up and dropping off in different places.

Couldn't have asked for more - thoroughly enjoyed my time there and will be returning!

Mary-bridget Donnelly

from Ireland, August 2018

"Wonderful break in Châteaubriant "

I had a wonderful few days with Nikki, Sylvia and Laurie, who are incredibly warm and giving people, and made me feel extremely welcome in their home. I was very much a novice in terms of yoga experience, and I came to the retreat carrying some injuries. Nikki was really well able to adjust the moves to accommodate me, and I could see definite progression in the days I was there. Yoga Th.ym is exactly as it represents itself in its bio, so anyone considering a stay there should give that a thorough read. I was made very welcome in the family home, and met some incredible people during my stay, with good food and lively conversations. Friendships were made around that meal table, and I hope to make it back there in the future.

Kate Furzer

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Perfect peaceful retreat"

Myself and partner decided last minute to book a little get away and go for a yoga retreat. What a lovely break. The location was just perfect, so so peaceful. On arrival Nikki picked us up from the airport which was lovely as immediately you can relax. The room was nice and clean and the whole feel was like a home from home. The yoga and meditation was taught by Nikki who was very professional, knowledgeable and genuinely kind. Sylvi the the amazing cook, wow is all I can say, she made vegetarian food so tasty. I even took home her cook book recipes and can’t wait to use them. Lori was the dad who I can describe as a wise gem. He made sure the chill out beautiful garden area was always immaculate. Nothing was to much for this endearing family. Thank you so much we have come home feeling relaxed and will definitely be incorporating Nikki’s tips into our daily lives. We will be back. :))

Isabella Tattam

from United Arab Emirates, July 2018

"Perfect first yoga retreat experience"


Nikki is a lovely person and great teacher and what I particularly loved was that she explained a lot of postures and why they are done the way they are. I also liked how she taught us different ways of meditating in every session.

Sylvia and Laurie are absolutely lovely, kind and helpful.

The location just out of Châteaubriant was fantastic.

Joy Vavasseur

from France, August 2018

"Génial !!"

Super séjour !! cadre idyllique et Nikki est extraordinaire !!

Andrea Kolhatkar-portalanza

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Time to reflect and disconnect"

I spent a 4 nights/5 days at Nikki's retreat and I am so glad I did, I wish I stayed a bit longer. It was a great time to learn and spend time with genuine people (Nikki and her family) but I also had the time to get the 'alone time' I needed to think about all that I was learning with Nikki as I did the self-development workshop with her.

The food was great and prepared with love by Sylvia; and Laurie was great company. Nikki really made me feel like she wanted to share her knowledge with me and I really felt like she genuinely wanted to equip me with the best tools to learn and to expand on my self-development journey and for that I am so grateful.

Being in this retreat was like going to visit loving family friends that want to make you feel welcomed and allow you to enjoy your inner self in whichever way you feel you need to whether it is with their company or on your own.

I loved the structure of meditation and yoga sessions twice a day (morning and afternoon) and the breaks slotted in nicely. The meditation was so nice and relaxing and Nikki has a nice voice that is easy to follow when doing the guided meditation.

The accommodation itself felt like being at home, and it was nice and comfortable... no awkwardness whatsoever!

I want to thank Nikki for helping me, teaching me and listening to me and I will be grateful for a long long time; and also I want to thank her family for all the loving attention. I hope to be back in the future!

Saga Löfgren

from United States, July 2018

"Deepen your practise and expand the mind"

Deepened knowledge in yoga nidra, Nikki’s experience and engagement, holistic workshops, the open family home teeming with cats and dogs, glass of wine at the end of the day, green jogging areas.

Emma Esdaile

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Informative, relaxing and energising "

Set in beautiful rural France, the wonderful Nikki guides you through a fantastic balance of meditation, yoga and excellent workshops. she is so incredibly knowledgeable. Meanwhile her gorgeous mum keeps you well fed with delicious home cooked vegetarian meals. I returned home feeling full of info and ready to continue practising all my new good habits !!

Gabrielle Lavin

from Great Britain, March 2018

It was wonderful being welcomed in to Nikki’s Home and family, a really nurturing environment to explore emotions and challenge thought patterns.

I was unfortunately poorly during my retreat and Nikki and her mother couldn’t have been more wonderful if they tried, soups, vitamins, hot water bottles, you name it, they had me covered!

Nikki’s workshops were insightful and informative, and her guided meditations were amazing. Despite having been poorly I went home nourished and restored with a new and improved outlook. A real tonic for the soul.


from Great Britain, March 2018

I had a lovely time at this retreat. Nikki and her family were very welcoming and the accommodation and space for yoga/workshops was comfortable and homely. The vegetarian food was tasty and although I was staying in Nikki's home I felt able to relax and have time to myself or spend time chatting with her family as I wished. The retreat provided a good balance of time for yoga, meditation and workshops as well as time off for reading or walking in the peaceful countryside on the doorstep, and Nikki even took me on an afternoon trip to the local town on my last day. I would definitely recommend this retreat if you want to immerse yourself in yoga and meditation but also have time to reflect on your life and think about things you might want to change, using the information provided in the workshops and the resources that Nikki sends you to look at once home.


from Great Britain, August 2017

"Very pleasant and informative "

Nikki is a committed instructor. She obviously cares about what she does and very willingly shares her knowledge and expertise with clients. She is an excellent teacher and her knowledge of yoga and meditation is impressive. The location is beautiful and the accommodation cosy and comfortable. Nikki's parents are delightful and the food is healthy and tasty. I highly recommend this retreat!

Sarah Hawthorne

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Fantastic break! "

Really made noticeable improvement with my yoga in just a few days.

The meditation was just what I needed. Traveling there and back was very smooth. Only an hour flight from Birmingham to Renne and Nikki picked me up and took me back.

Family so helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble.

Luke Hippely

from United States, August 2017

"An Enlightening experience "

Nikki is a wonderful and uplifting instructor that displays excellent patience and expertise - we received suburb advice! The yoga and meditation sessions were fantastic, but I found the personal development lessons most helpful overall. I can't recommend this retreat enough!


from Belgium, July 2017

Good teacher yoga and medit

Ceri Jones

from Great Britain, June 2017

"First and best retreat...Nikki is an inspiration!"

Nikki and her family were so welcoming! The food was delicious and the venue is so beautiful!

I have learnt so much from Nikki and I feel I have developed so much since my time there! I am preparing to return back there very soon!

Grady Julie-anne

from Jersey, May 2017

"Personal Development, Yoga and Meditation"

This was a combined life coaching and yoga/meditation retreat.

I have come away with a lot of insight and inspiration

Francesca Forghieri

from Ireland, May 2017

"Lovely break "

The hospitabity was excellent.

The hosts go out of their way to be helpful and make your stay enjoyable.

The classes and workshops are excellent.

Charlotte Vignoles-pouard

from Spain, August 2018

"Perfect break with insightful learnings"

Very nice combination of yoga, meditation and insightful workshops. I didn't expect to have this quality of knowledge during the workshops that can make a big difference for my life. Nikki has also a great balance between empathy and straight talk that are very helpful.

My meditation pratice has also strongly evolved during these few days just by understanding the real inner purpose.

Christine Teunissen

from Netherlands, July 2018

"A perfect energizing and renewing retreat for mind and body"

I had booked this retreat for 5 days, but eventually I’ve stayed for 7 days at Nikki’s retreat. It was a wonderful experience which I wouldn’t want to miss in my life. The daily routine of Zen yoga, meditation and workshops has given my mind and body a real treat. The workshops made me aware of the meaning of yoga and meditation. Already after a couple of days I felt a lot of positive change. Nikki is a great instructor. My impression is that she is very professional, authentic, inspiring and a great listener. She has an immense density of experience and knowledge and she teaches it with a lot of attention. Sylvie and Laurie, Nikki’s mum and dad, made me feel very welcome from the first day on. It felt like a temporary home to me. Sylvie cooks delicious vegetarian food. My room was nicely decorated and clean, with fresh air. The bath and hot tub are really nice after yoga sessions. The house is situated in a lovely green environment. The garden invites you to sit down and chill-out, and in the area there is an old railroad transformed into a lovely green path where you can walk and do exercise. I was really away from normal life these days and I feel it has done a lot of good change for my body and mind. Thank you, Nikki and family, for making this possible. I recommend this retreat to everyone who wants to make a changes in life, who wants to develop good yoga and/or meditation skills or wants to have a wonderful energizing and relaxing time.

Inna Carpio

from France, July 2018

"Excellent !"

Pour se ressourcer et pratiquer du yoga, c’est un endroit idéal.

Je le recommande.


from France, November 2017

"Nikki est très très bien"

l'ambiance, le lieu ,les personnes, l'accueil très chaleureux, la douceur, la disponibilité, l'écoute

Testimonials 2

May Blancas-Villegas

Yoga Thym Facebook page

Spending a week in your retreat has made me realise the importance of treating myself well enabling me to be at my best. You developed an amazing program and it's flexibility in tailoring it to my needs made it more effective. I feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. I will make you proud someday.

I'm in awe with your varied skills and your personality is inspirational. You and your parents are an absolute joy to be around. Sylvie's cooking is heavenly especially for people like me who enjoys good food. The desserts are just too good, I couldn't resist! Your father's calmness and great sense of humour is refreshing! The farmhouse is like a mini paradise, full of beautiful creatures and flowers. I loved every minute of my stay and I look forward to doing it all over again in the near future. Thank you so much for everything and most of all ...thank you for being your lovely self. You are like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow! Namaste

Noreen McNamara

Yoga Thym Facebook page

I've just come back from a 4 night retreat, and i feel energised, focused and it was a really positive experience. Nikki, Sylvi and Lori made me feel so welcome, and at ease. The practices and workshops gave me so many idea and useful tips to help in daily situations. Nikki's teaching methods are gentle, informative and she has a way of passing on things she has learnt in a straight forward and comfortable way. The Thai Yoga massage really was good, and although I had some yoga practice, it really has improved. My meditation hopefully will gradually get better, but i have lots of tools and ideas to draw on now.

Their beautiful home is roughly 2 miles, i'd guess, from the town of Chateabriant and there is a cycle path near them which makes a visit very easy and enjoyable. And is worth a visit.

Fresh and lovingly prepared food is cooked by Sylvi and shared by all. I was very lucky to have some of the workshop time with Matt, a friend of Nikki's, and the whole experience for me was amazing. Thank you all so much. Nor

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