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

Yoga Retreats (4)

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Nikki Harris

Reviews (64)

Natacha Bitton

from France, August 2021

"Rich and intense retreat"

This retreat was beyond my expectations.

The program is rich and intense: yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, relaxation, workshops…

Nikki is a very generous and dedicated teacher. She gives you advices and she adapts to each person. She gives you powerful tools to improve your practices and your daily life.

And very important, the food made by Sylvie with love is so delicious.

I am really grateful and I warmly recommend this retreat.

Farida Bouaza

from France, August 2021

"Retreat at Yoga Thym"

Nikky is a really an excellent teacher ; the programme is great and complete. It was above my expectation. Guided Meditation ; yoga nidra ... loved it ! Thanks for the explanation on yoga posture. Mindful walking was a marvelous experience.

Thanks a lot for your kind welcome and attention to my food diet !

I do recommend the retreat.

Laurence Piquet

from France, December 2018

"Séjour du 3 au 6 décembre 2018"

Stage très intensif avec peu de temps mort entre les différentes activités. Enchainement de séances de méditation, yoga et workshops de qualité.

Nikki est une excellente prof de yoga (qui corrige les postures et explique leur intérêt), qui a une grande ouverture d'esprit et qui partage volontiers ses vastes connaissances autour de domaines variés

Carol Scholp

from France, February 2020

"Excellent personalized yoga instruction"

Nikki is an incredible yoga instructor who gives precise direction for asanas and the best meditation I have experienced thru Nidra. I am a certified yoga instructor who suffered some injuries and could not practice for awhile. Nikki set me back on track for which I am most grateful. You will only benefit from her instruction and ecperience.

Samal Bissenova

from Belgium, January 2020

"A quiet stay at the french countryside "

Nikki and her wonderful mum Sylvie were very accommodating and kind. It instantly felt like home. Good food, good conversation and general warm atmosphere!

Nikki's mediation and yoga sessions were very informative and enjoyable. She paid close attention to every aspect of the sessions and gave very useful advice for our practice. The spa outings in the afternoon were a good way to unwind and soothe sore muscles.

The setting was very intimate and peaceful. It was exactly what I needed to re-focus and reflect on the year past.

Annick Freuchet

from Spain, January 2020


Nikki was very knowledgeable about her topic. We learnt a lot about the fundamentals of yoga.

Murielle Tomasi

from Belgium, November 2019

"You don't come back the same"

I had taken the personal development version, and Nikki has been amazingly available to help me to move on in my life, the program including personal coaching, yoga and meditation is everything I needed. She is really generous with the information she gives... She welcome you as if you were a member of her family. I don't know what to say more, just try it...

Anna Truong

from France, October 2019

"A real break and feeling like home"

I really appreciate the warm welcome from Nikki and Sylvie. From the beginning to the end there's no moment I wasn't feeling well.

I loved the way that Nikki taught us the basis of yoga, how to do the poses correctly. We learnt how to activate the energy in thoses poses and got the good keys to practice in our everyday life. The small size of the group allowed us to be treated like it was a one to one lesson. Nikki is extremely vigilant on how we position our body and didn't hesitate to correct us to get the best of yoga posture.

Sylvie is an excellent cooker, I was a little bit afraid about eating vegetarian food but the meal was so delicious that I even forget that I hadn't eat meat for 4 days.

I couldn't ask better for my first yoga retreat and I totally recommend it !

Georgina Reicher

from Netherlands, October 2019

"Great retreat with caring people "

The family is so nice and caring. The yoga and meditation is great. I will be going back sometime.

Virginia Krumins

from Australia, October 2019


Every aspect of the stay with Nikki and Sylvie was memorable

I enjoyed the structure and detail of the classes and the caring home made food. Thank you Nikki and thank you Sylvie!

It was a treat to be in the instructors home and experience a different world

Lovely location and comfortable accommodation

Jennifer Yong

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Excellent family run retreat"

I can’t thank Nikki and Sylvia for looking after me last week. I came exhausted and stressed and after 4 days of yoga, mediation and Sylvia’s home cooked vegetarian food, I went home reenergised.

I have never done yoga before and Nikki took the time to make sure I did all the postures correctly.

The retreat was small. On the first night, there was only 3 of us and on the remaining nights, there were two of us. I like the intimacy of the retreat and all the yoga and mediation were almost one on one.

I would definitely recommend Yoga Thym to everyone looking for a small intimate retreat. It is excellent value and in the countryside surrounded by beautiful country walks and there is even a spa nearby. You also get free transfers to and from the airport (an hour away in Nantes).

The best thing? I would say the hospitality of Nikki and Sylvia. I felt so happy to have met them and will definitely return next year.

Lina Christodoulou

from Greece, September 2019

"A completely transformative experience"

Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to take some days off and completely give in to his or her inner needs. Nikki goes beyond herself to provide you with tools of yoga and meditation that you can bring back home so as to enjoy your daily life to the fullest.

Once you arrive and along your stay there you really feel as if you're part of the family and the location of Nikki's house is offered for the most relaxing walks to the nature!

Ana Ward

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Professional and welcoming Yoga experience !"

The yoga instruction was excellent , I learned so much about perfecting my poses such as downward dog and the warriors, Nikki is a dedicated and brilliant teacher. The welcome was wonderful and so lovely to meet Sylvie and be totally spoiled by her delicious home cooked meals. The entire experience was a treat and I would recommend Yoga Thym to anyone hoping to have a homely and yet professional yoga retreat .

Taylor Freeman

from France, September 2019

"Life changing experience "

This was my first yoga retreat and it really exceeded my expectations. Nikki has created a lovely experience for her guests and it really did feel like a home away from home. The location is so calm and relaxing and Sylvie’s cooking was absolutely delicious!

Nikki is so knowledgeable and so passionate which I found really inspiring. I enjoyed the small group setting and got to know the other guests well. I have learnt so much in just a few days that I hope to incorporate into daily life back in Australia!

Highly recommend!!!

Helen Barnett

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Wonderful home from home experience "

Nikki was hugely informative about her practice and the small nature of the groups mean you get a huge amount of personal development for your own practice as well. The location is beautiful and both Nikki and Sylvie welcome you into their home like family with kindness and warmth throughout the whole experience. I had a wonderfully relaxing time and also learnt a lot about meditation and my yoga practice. I would highly recommend.

Jane Forde

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Loved every second "

Nikki is very welcoming and friendly, it felt like visiting family. She even picked us up from the airport and dropped us into rennes. The retreat was very relaxing and informative. Nikki was a great yoga teacher and I will take a lot knowledge home with me.

Silvia is such a sweet lady and amazing cook, I throughly enjoyed every meal and loved how everything was home made with local/ homegrown produce!

Accommodation was very cute and great value for money

Would definitely come again

Molly and Jane xxxx

Isabelle Obrien

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Outstandingly competent, warm and welcoming "

Nikki and her mum have together delivered an outstandingly competent, exceptionally warm and welcoming retreat. Yoga sessions are intense whilst manageable and expertly led by Nikki. Food cooked by Nikki’s mum, Sylvie, is of excellent quality and abondant in quantity. Accommodation is outstanding!

Maria Andersen

from Denmark, August 2019

"Wonderful! "

Everything :-)

Melanie Mercer

from Great Britain, August 2019

I felt like one of the family! Yoga instruction was really informative and will help me develop my technic going forward. Great chats! And I found the meditation sessions enlightening. Thank you Nikki and Sylvia ps. Food was delish!

Ellen Whitefield

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Excellent, relaxing stay. "

I am a beginner to yoga and I loved the welcoming, friendly atmosphere of the retreat. I was actively encouraged to go at my own pace, and Nikki always took the time to make sure I was doing the poses correctly and was careful not to push me to far. Nikki also introduced me to mediation, explaining in detail the benefits of practicing it. The food was also amazing, and i was made to feel part of the family. I highly recommend it.

Shirley Chen

from France, July 2019

"Great program, excellent instructor "

The program is established with a lot of care and well balanced between yoga courses (efforts) and meditation (relaxation). Nikki is a great teacher with patience and wide knowledge about the physiology. She explains how and why and always brings good suggestions / solutions to each participant. I really enjoy the lessons. Thank you Nikki.

Torben Mikkelsen

from Denmark, July 2019

"In contact with body and mind"

Nikki is a very qualified and knowledgeable yoga instructor and very skilled at teaching you about the body and mind, very high quality all around.

The homely atmosphere was great and very friendly - talkative hosts and beautiful surroundings: a gorgeous flower garden were you could rest. The food was excellent and served with a lot of love from Silvia, the cook and mother of Nikki. The landscape surrounding the retreat is absolutely breathtaking.We are looking forward to returning next year!

Lots of love

Dorthe Wynne and Torben Mikkelsen (Denmark)


from Belgium, July 2019

The quality of the teaching


from United States, July 2019

"Relaxing few days "

Yoga nidra, the delicious food, the animals, the pretty garden

Jane Willis

from Great Britain, June 2019

"What a great experience"

Nikki was really knowledgeable about a wide range of things, was able to answer all of our questions and give us ideas to move forward in yoga and other areas. She helped us all to notice our strengths and to develop the areas that were more challenging for us. My yoga technique improved greatly in just a few days, once I knew the little hints and tips that would help me to activate each of the poses.

Sylie's food was amazing and they both made us feel so welcome over the whole time we were there! I would highly recommend this retreat for any beginner/intermediate yogi!

Ruth MacNeill

from Australia, June 2019

Nikki is an excellent yoga instructor who takes time with her class to explain the correct body alignment for each pose. We totally enjoyed the yoga asanas, yoga nidra and meditation sessions and feel our knowledge in these areas has greatly increased.

We appreciated the transfers to and from the airport as these made the whole experience stress free.

We were very well looked after during our stay and enjoyed a congenial atmosphere with Nikki and her family, including sharing good food with the other guests.

Juliet Stevenson

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Just what I needed"

Not sure where to start - it was all great. Enjoyed all the yoga sessions and really helped to have such small classes, the meditation and nidras were much needed and great for destressing. Nikki was fantastically accommodating about the changes to my plans just before the retreat began. Sylvie's cooking was delicious and the pets were just lovely. Altogether a great yoga break and much needed holiday. Thank you both.

Helen Edgar

from Great Britain, May 2019

"A perfect escape to a wonderful haven"

I honestly liked everything! Nikki and her family work hard to ensure their guests are cared for during their whole stay, start to finish. They were so welcoming in sharing their home and Nikki is a very knowledgeable and approachable instructor who tailors the class to the participants. Her mum Sylvie is so gentle and kind and makes the most delicious food. After a few days there I feel rested, restored and ready to go. I think if we all took time out in lovely places such as this the world would be a much calmer place.


from Great Britain, April 2019

"Highly Recommended"

Everything was perfect. The hosts, the food, the amount of yoga and meditation on offer, they relaxation time. I cannot find any faults at all. Loved it.


from Great Britain, March 2019

"March 2019 - Yoga Retreat, Chateaubriant, France"

The quality of the yoga instruction whereby Nikki explained each move clearly and with such precision.

The homemade cuisine was first class.

The hospitality provided was warm and welcoming.

Alison Dunlop

from United States, March 2019

"Pure pleasure "

Enjoyed the whole new experience.

Caroline Zilboorg

from United States, March 2019

"Intense yoga in rural France"

The yoga instruction is very good indeed and the meditation was helpful and positive. I learned things about my capabilities and improved my positions and techniques. While intense, it was not too much, and Nikki was supportive, insightful and understanding. I would definitely recommend this instructor! It was lovely to have a glass of wine with dinner and to chat and exchange experiences and thoughts over meals-- very congenial! Everyone was friendly and affirmative, too.

Julia Dickinson

from France, December 2018

"Four Fantastic Days"

I just loved the Enthusiasm and Positivity that Nikki had in making your stay a very Pleasant and Posative experience and helped me understand on a personal level my new life and adventures I have ahead and I have come away excited about life and what a really posative and fulfilling one it can be, and the food Sylvia made was so lovely it gave me my appetite back I wished I had booked for a longer stay on the day of departure I had enjoyed that much.

Samantha Wain

from Great Britain, October 2018


I had the most wonderful experience with Nikki and her family. The location is beautiful, very relaxing and I was made to feel at home instantly. Nikki spent time with us individually and my yoga is much improved. The food was delicious; thank you Sylvie! And when my flight home was cancelled due to bad weather, Nikki ‘rescued’ me from the airport and put me up for another night. I will never forget that and the advice given on a very personal matter. Thank you all so much xxx

Carolina Sancho

from Costa Rica, October 2018

"Cozy and peacefull place"

I really liked to be in french countryside, away from everything and sorrounded by amazing people. Nikki is a caring and powerfull woman, she can read you and advise you according to your own personal path. LOVED THE FOOD, made by Nikkis mom, whom is a colorful and beautiful soul, I always felt in family. Perfect space for taking a break from the city or the routine and re-connect With yourself, it works if you are just getting started in a mindfullness and conscious lifestyle, or if you know nothing about that and want to learn.

Linda Indriksone

from Jersey, October 2018

"Life changing experience"

This is a place where to go and totally relax and completely forget about the outside world. Love the fact that you can join Yoga Thym any time. Accommodation and facilities were great. Nikki is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend the personal development workshops which gives a great insight as to how human brain operates and how we can change our lives with meditation. Nikki's mum is a great cook and cooks the most delicious veggie meals.

Jo Brown

from Great Britain, October 2018

This retreat was everything I hoped it would be and I left totally rejuvenated. Nikki and her family were so welcoming and put me at ease immediately- all the other guests I met were lovely . I really enjoyed the yoga and meditation sessions. The perfect choice for my first retreat

Kate Smidt

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Highly recommended!"

This was my first ever yoga retreat and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Nikki is an excellent teacher. She was patient and able to connect with each individual, providing thoughtful suggestions in order to safely and confidently improve practice. Their family home is welcoming and warm, and the food is wonderful! Nikki's mum is an amazing cook. She uses beautiful fresh, home grown produce and you're left feeling comforted and content after each meal. Nikki and her family are wonderful and I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough!

Mike DeBeer

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Simply Superb !"

The instruction was excellent, as were the facilities. The food is worthy of a mention, being tasty, wholesome & very well prepared.

Claire Hendrick

from Ireland, October 2018

"Yoga escape to the country "

The yoga classes are small so Nikki has lots of time for each student, she is a great teacher and a lovely person. Sylvie and Laurie are legends and make you feel like you are staying with family. If you are worried that going vegetarian means going hungry, don’t be! Sylvie should be crowned ‘The Queen of Tarts’ and will keep you very well fed:)


from Great Britain, September 2018

"The art of lying still"

Everybody was really friendly, helpful and supportive. The yoga teaching moved you on - whatever your ability. I particularly liked the attention to posture and attention to detail to show you how to know you are in the correct position or small steps to move to the correct position. It was great learning new things like yoga nidra and lying still and different types of meditation. And loved being taken into a head stand position as I have never done that. I think that was a highlight for everyone.


from France, January 2020

"Merci encore pour cette retraite de yoga ! "

J'ai beaucoup aimé la qualité des cours et le soin apporté par Nikki sur l'ensemble du séjour afin de progresser en yoga, d'expérimenter la méditation, et de se ressourcer. On est aussi accueillis comme à la maison, ce qui est très agréable pour se sentir à l'aise. Un grand merci à Sylvie pour sa cuisine et à Nikki pour l'ensemble du séjour ! Thank you again ! Sarah

Julia Bracht

from Germany, August 2019

"Thank you so much. I had such an amazing time!"

I felt welcome from the first moment onwards. I enjoyed every yoga class and meditation and learned a lot. Especially yoga nidra was a hole new experience for me. The whole atmosphere was perfect to calm down relax, grab a book and enjoy the beautiful garden. The meals were delicious! Everything was made with love and very personal. Thank you so much for this experience!

Marion Daire

from France, August 2019

"Simply great"

I had a great moment from the start to the end, loved the approach of yoga and meditation, i am sure to continue in my every day life. The food was also amazing and most important made with love.

Thanks a lot :)

Judith Elmaleh

from France, August 2019

"Séjour très bénéfique"

J'ai passé un magnifique séjour chez Nikki qui est une professeur attentionnée et rigoureuse. Les séances de yoga et de méditation sont excellentes et j'ai pu me ressourcer, sans oublier les délicieux repas végétariens concoctés par Sylvie ! J'y retournerai !

Celia Hughes

from Japan, July 2019

Nikki is a excellent yoga teacher who focused on the point I had to work on and I learned a lot in three days even if I practice yoga since few years.

The positive point also in this retreat is that you are like treated as family, Nikki’s mother is very lively too and her cooking is excellent and they were both very carrying! I felt like the daughter of the family.

Also the massage Nikki offered is excellent, you can really tell she was a physiotherapist.

Gwendolyne Dron

from France, July 2019

"Yoga thym, une belle découverte du yoga"

La prof Nikki est vraiment super. Elle nous a bien expliqué les exercices, a corrigé et et vérifié qu'on ait bien compris alors que mon mari et moi étions débutants.

Sa maman nous a fait une très bonne cuisine végétarienne et elles nous ont reçu comme à la maison.

Les autres participants qui sont arrivés avant et pendant notre stage étaient très agréables et de bonne compagnie. Leur arrivée n'a pas perturbé notre cours.

Nikki nous a aussi très bien conseillé et orienté pour faire des visites et des balades en dehors des cours de yoga dans la région.

Julie Vaillancourt

from Canada, July 2019

"What a life changing experience!"

I absolutely loved learning how to properly do each yoga posture in a way that energy would flow. I learned excellent types of meditations that are transformative and can help with life aspirations and insomnia. And I got to meet phenomenal like-minded people. Meals were delicious and having them as a group was enriching, fun and pleasant. Nikki Harris is an amazing instructor, life coach and retreat leader and her mom is a lovely warm lady and excellent cook. I am forever grateful that they were put on my path and I highly recommend their retreat!

Corinne Morvan

from France, June 2019

"Super séjour!"

Super expérience dans la famille de Nikki. Nikki est au petit soin avec tous ces invités. Les cours de yoga sont super.

Beaucoup de joie et de convivialité!

Géraldine Saquy

from France, June 2019

"Marvellous experience with lots of kindness"

I had a beautiful time at Yoga Thym.

Nikki proposes a very well balanced yoga and meditation program. She is a great teacher that can offer you very personalized courses. She can explain you very well all you need to improve your yoga practice.

Sylvie, her lovely mam, does delicious veggie meals.

Both are full of kindness and happiness.

You'll also be able to do nice walks in a beautiful and restful countryside.

Go there without any hesitation!

Anaïs Destombes

from France, April 2019

"Un séjour agréable et de qualité"

Nikki Harris est une excellente professeur de yoga : elle est attentive, explique les positions de manière pédagogique, les corrige, le tout avec beaucoup de douceur et bienveillance.

La mère de Nikki cuisine très bien et les plats sont tous délicieux et équilibrés.

Les ateliers sont très intéressants : ils complètent les cours de méditation et ouvrent les perspectives.

Linda Hoekstra

from Netherlands, February 2019

"Homelike atmosphere with inpsiring yoga teacher"

Living with the family in their house is a really great experience. The cooking is wonderful and the atmosphere relaxt. The yoga lessons were really good and helped me a lot in progressing.

Claire Scotto

from France, January 2019

"A perfect journey!"

I immediately felt comfortable in the grace of the warm welcome of Nikki, and her mother Sylvia. They've been really nice and always careful.

Nikki is a very competent teacher, taking all the time you need and attentive to your own ability and rythm, giving good advises about yoga, meditation and weel being in life.

Sylvia is a wonderful cooker and I feasted of all her meals.

Also, the house is beautiful and comfortable.

I recommand.

Helene Audry

from France, November 2018

La diversité des activités proposées

Juliette Bubu

from France, November 2018

"Voyage au cœur de moi-même"

It was an amazing stay. I’ve felt connected to Nikki and her family right away. We’ve had great talks and she gave me exactly what I needed at the moment when I most needed it. The place has a lovely Englishy touch and the garden is a haven of

Peace. I’ve learnt so much from this experience that I feel changed and definitively more focused on the present. I even started the day at 7 AM this morning doing yoga alone ! How can Nikki for this wonderful gift ? I will be back for sure !

Annemie Baelemans

from Netherlands, October 2018

"Wonderful retreat for all your senses"

Nikki and her parents offer a truly relaxing retreat in a warm family atmosphere with well rounded all level yoga classes, a variety of meditations to discover, interesting workshops and delicious meals. The program entails the perfect balance between active bodywork, deeply restorative and healing practices, intellectual stimulation and free time to stroll around in the beautiful surrounding nature, or just relax in the flowery garden. But perhaps the best experience was to be welcomed in the family and enjoy the conversations and laughter together with the other guests. I'm grateful for those 5 beautiful days and I hope to return soon:).