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 (59)

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.

Samantha Wain

from United Kingdom, 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.

Jo Brown

from United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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, September 2018

"A fantastic teacher and host - and retreat!"

Nicki is a great teacher and host. She is very generous with her time and knowledge about yoga and meditation.I had a fantastic, relaxing four days and will certainly go back. Her mum is a great cook - the food was amazing.

Carla Mathews

from United Kingdom, August 2018

"Fantastic Yoga Mini Break - Just what was needed!"

Nikki is a lovely lady and her family are very welcoming and friendly, I warmed to them all very quickly. The food was very good, plentiful and a nice variety. The service the family give to their guests is fantastic, nothing is too much trouble & the retreat is great for relaxing and having some time out from normal life.

The yoga was brilliant, I have come home feeling amazing, well stretched and with some knowledge of things I can do at home to continue this, Nikki explains things so that you understand how and why you are doing them and helps to make things work for you, as individuals as well.

The meditation was the biggest surprise, I didn't realise how much my brain needed a rest, or how to do that. It has really helped me clear my head and focus so much more than I was able to do before!

I cannot thank them all enough for their hospitality!

Makiko Kamata

from United Kingdom, August 2018

"Nice treat"

She is a vey mindfulness lady but still very close to us. She gave me the energy and helped me to guide where I want to go x

I really love her and it’s nice atomospher :)

The room was so lovely :)

Nikki was a excellent lady and would love to keep in touch !

Thank you for sharing your energy and thoughts. I am lucky to meet you there and keep in touch !

Big love xxx

Aisling Mcgreal

from United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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.

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.

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 !

Nathalie Dubeau

from United States, September 2018

La bienveillance.Le calme 🤫


from United States, August 2018

"great experience as yoga beginner"

This yoga Retreat was such a pleasant surprise! I was a complete beginner and Nikki was very helpful , adjusting to the level of each participant and making our stay very comfortable. The food was great and meals with the family really nice. Discussing with other participants was also very pleasant.

Isabelle Idier

from France, August 2018

Le Yoga Nidra, la voix de Nikki, le jardin fleuri.

Mariam Pichelin

from France, August 2018

"A wonderful stay !"

- warm welcome and care ok nikki and her family

- High quality courses of yoga and meditation

- Delicious diner and nice conversations over diner

- Nice house and country side around


from Netherlands, August 2018

"Excellent yoga retreat at a warm and loving family place"

Nikki and her family are one of the most kind, caring and hospitable people I've ever met. You're picked up at the airport and Nikki's mother makes delicious and healthy meals 3 times a day, so you have nothing to worry about and can get in a total state of relaxation. The accomodation is good, the garden is a great place to relax or read a book and the beautiful surroundings at the French countryside are absolutely wonderful for a hike.

The groups are small (5 people max), which means you get a lot of personal attention and can truly improve your yoga skills. Nikki is an experienced yoga instructor with a strong focus on technique and will guide you safely through all the routines. I did a headstand succesfully for the first time, because of Nikki's excellent instructions. The meditations are very relaxing, and Nikki introduced me to several new styles. Couldn't have been happier with this trip.

Joy Vavasseur

from France, August 2018

"Génial !!"

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

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.

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.

Pavlina Topalova

from United States, September 2018

"Cordial Thanks For The Great Times!"

Nikki's place is home away from home. Her family is amazing - both 2 and 4 legged members of it.

I did not want to leave. I learned so much in such a serene environment, it was just wonderful.

Sylvia managed my vegan preferences with ease, her cooking is delicious.

My yoga skills improved significantly in no time and I am now already practicing the meditation techniques learned during the personal development classes with Nikki, reaping the benefits - I feel calmer, stronger, much better.

I highly recommend and will probably go again.

Andrea Kolhatkar-portalanza

from United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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.

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.

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

Hélène Audry

from France, November 2018

La diversité des activités proposées

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:).

Christelle Avart

from Switzerland, August 2018

"Wonderful and rejuvenating stay"

The teacher

The food

the kindness of the people of the family,

the impression to be part of the family

the environment is peaceful and lovely countryside

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