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Your dollars have increased in France!

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Your dollars have increased in France!

The dollar is at a 12 year high against the euro

The Wall Street Journal

Your dollars have increased in France! Take advantage of this unusually good exchange rate for the dollar against the euro.  This will make all your purchases much cheaper for you when you attend a yoga retreat at Santosha Yoga, if you are coming from the US.  

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-dollar-pushes-to-new-12-year-high-against-the-euro-1426264622

If you are coming from the US for a yoga retreat here at Santosha Yoga, your spending money is going to go a lot further than it has done in the past 12 years, according to the Wall Street Journal.  So far we have two retreats scheduled (see below) with teachers who are coming from the US.  They are all advanced yoga teachers and all have a great reputation.  


 

Nicole Taylor and Meg Townsend :- Cultivate your Vital Essence – A journey Back to Yourself.

June 6th – 14th 2015

According to yogic wisdom, cultivation of the vital essences is an integral part of creating a vibrant, fulfilled life. 
These essences are ojas–our deep vigorprana–our primal life force, and tejas–our illuminative radiance
Join Meg Townsend and Nicole Taylor, both 500-hour trained yoga teachers and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialists, 
on an empowering retreat designed to help you source your inner wisdom. 
Meg and Nicole will lead you through daily yoga and guided meditation practices designed to help you achieve your brightest shining. 


Michelle Baker:- Real Peace Pyrenees

July 26th to 3rd August

RETREAT FOCUS: NATURE TREKKING & YOGA.
Sthira Sukham Asanam.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras state the connection to the earth, once truly focused on with total steadiness, will then reveal innate sweetness of being.
In Ayurvedic teachings, we learn that all of the same elements of the earth are within our bodies.
This retreat is a re-integration & resounding of your ability to relate and be in right relationship with nature.

 

If you would like to join us on of these retreats, please go to our UPCOMING RETREATS page and read all about them.  This is a marvellous opportunity to explore France while practicing yoga.  Hope you can make it.  Om shanti shanti shanti.

 

REAL PEACE PYRENEES – YOGA RETREAT MICHELLE BAKER

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SOUTHERN FRANCE
REAL PEACE PYRENEES
July 26- August 3, 2015
Michelle Baker

CASTLES, CREPES & HIKES…Your trip includes:
*8 nights at Santosha Retreat House, spacious community-style rooms 
*2 meals per day, 1 breakfast & either 1 lunches/dinners (vegetarian)
*Sunset picnic dinner with 360 view of the breathtaking Pyrenees 
*1-2 Jivamukti yoga and/ or Restorative Yoga classes, morning meditation and/or evening kirtans with live musicians.

Isolated in a very small village 2 hours from the border of Spain, enjoy a quiet dreamy view of sunflower fields, vineyards, green labyrinths straight out of fairytale, Occult Cathar & Carcassonne Castles everywhere you look and The famous Pyrenees mountains. And oh those starry nights are epic of many of the classic french paintings. This trek is out in the country near deep water gorges for swimming & epic markets and vineyards for culture, art, epic food and music. In my personal travels, I have found France to have some of the most refined culture in the world. Our classes take place with many of the locals as we are in the heart of deep France. This retreat will be a bit of both an exposure to the solitude of nature and bits of the refined culture and history of France.

Not included:
*3rd or extra meals per day
*airfare
*entrance fees to excursions
*extra shuttle needs
*shuttle from airport (either TOULOUSE or BARCELONA to Santosha
*Transportation to Adventures: Pyrenees Hiking, Castles, Esperanza Market, & more!

*Once your non-refundable deposit is made through our Mindbody system, you will receive instructions as to your options to get to Santosha.
Airline tickets are often less expensive through Barcelona Spain (2 hours away) yet Toulouse, France is closer.

ABOUT SANTOSHA & OUR ACCOMMODATIONS:
Our historical stone cottage built 450 years ago in the village of 50 people called Conilhac de la Montagne has an exquisite view of the famous Pyrenees ( of which we will explore) and Mt Bacharach and has been newly rennovated adored and adorned by our hosts Gillian and Neil Duncan. The historical home turned yoga studio can fit up to 15 guests in shared community rooms with numerous bathrooms, also shared. There is a gorgeous newly renovated yoga studio space and outdoor gardens. Walks through the local sunflower fields in total quiet are enough of a draw, let alone the daily excursions we can choose to take.
VIEW:
Facebook Page: Santosha Yoga, France
www.santoshayoga.fr

ABOUT MICHELLE: Michelle has been teaching yoga full time since 1998 and is the Founder of Swan River Yoga in New Orleans, the largest yoga studio in the Gulf Region. She has directed the Yoga Swan School for 8 years and has been leading International Retreats Biannually since the year 2002 to such places as Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Indonesia, Thailand, India and France. She is a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher with numerous trainings from many schools and styles, including Ashtanga and Anusara. Her primary teachers are Sharon Gannon & David Life, Ram Dass & Radhanath Swami. She is a Bhakti Musician & vocalist & leads many sound healing workshops. She has traveled the world numerous times picking up lovely pieces of influence and experiences that have shaped her art of teaching, keeping it Real, and advocating Real Love.

RETREAT FOCUS: NATURE TREKKING & YOGA.
Sthira Sukham Asanam.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras state the connection to the earth, once truly focused on with total steadiness, will then reveal innate sweetness of being.
In Ayurvedic teachings, we learn that all of the same elements of the earth are within our bodies.
This retreat is a re-integration & resounding of your ability to relate and be in right relationship with nature.

Bring your hiking boots! This retreat will focus on numerous hikes for beginners to advanced level hiking and Jivamukti yoga in the Pyrenees, remembering Real Peace.

INVESTMENT & REGISTRATION:

GO TO WWW.SWANRIVERYOGA.COM & CLICK ON RETREAT PAGE.

EARLY BIRD: Take flight with a solid commitment BY JUNE 1: 8 NIGHT STAY $900
AFTER JUNE : $1100
QUESTIONS: About yoga or registration… Michelle@swanriveryoga.com.
About France, Shuttles, Special Diet and Accommodations….Frygillian@Hotmail.com

LOCAL FRENCH UNITE…. you are encouraged to attend our retreat as a local workshop. This Retreat will include a dharma philosophical discussion, mantra singing w live music, meditation & Jivamukti Yoga with asana demonstrations in every class. Please come be a part of our celebration!

FOR LOCALS ONLY…
7 class 2 hour package: 70 Euros
Per session: 15 Euros

Class time: 7:30am-9:30am

Journèe de Hatha Yoga – Saveria – Santosha Yoga

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Journèe de Hatha Yoga – Saveria – Santosha Yoga

Saveria accueille une journée de yoga Hatha Yoga au Santosha, Conilhac de la Montagne, près de Esperaza.l

Samedi 11 Avril

10h00 à 17h00

Repas du midi et boissons inclus

50€

Santosha Yoga

2 Bis Chemin De Bouriege

Conilhac De La Montagne 11190

 

Contact Savéria pour tous renseignements et la fiche d’inscription

04 68 20 62 30

06 31 92 74 59 www.yogasaveria.com

http://www.santoshayoga.fr/house-and-yoga-studio/

Nicole Taylor – Meg Townsend Yoga Retreat south of France

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Join Nicole Taylor and Meg Townsend

Cultivate your Vital Essence: A Journey Back to Yourself

June 6-14, 2015

Join Nicole Taylor and Meg Townsend for Yoga Retreat in France at Santosha Yoga.

According to yogic wisdom, cultivation of the vital essences is an integral part of creating a vibrant, fulfilled life.
These essences are ojas–our deep vigorprana–our primal life force, and tejas–our illuminative radiance.
Join Meg Townsend and Nicole Taylor, both 500-hour trained yoga teachers and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialists,
on an empowering retreat designed to help you source your inner wisdom.
Meg and Nicole will lead you through daily yoga and guided meditation practices designed to help you achieve your brightest shining. 

After experiencing the gifts of the inner journey, afternoons explore the outer journey, as we visit the magical landscapes of the mystical Cathar region. You’ll drink in the beauty of South of France, from the Natural Green Labyrinth and the peaks of the Pyrenees, to rejuvenating natural springs and a mystic grotto in the Galamus Gorges.

You’ll be nourished by vegetarian home cooking, and enjoy a few meals at local restaurants to sample authentic French fare.

Sanotosha Yoga Retreat and Healing Centre is situated in a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers.  Your accommodation is a newly renovated 400 year old stone cottage.  Dormitory style rooms allow for a mixture of community and the sprawling outdoors and mini-trails foster space for individual contemplation.

Experience your innate wholeness. 
Be nourished by your practice and the healing force of nature.
Find joy in the journey home to yourself. 
Join us!

Your hosts at Santosha Yoga are Gillian and Neil, and we would like to welcome you.

TO JOIN THIS RETREAT PLEASE GO TO:

http://www.reallivingyoga.com/cultivate-your-vital-essence-in-the-south-of-france.html

 

 

Santosha Yoga retreat in south of France

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Santosha Yoga Retreat South of France is set among vineyards and sunflower fields. Are you a yoga teacher looking for a beautiful retreat space to bring your students?  Or do you practice yoga, and want to join others in an amazing location in Languedoc to further your practice? Santosha Yoga Retreat and Healing Center is nestled in the foothills of southern France, with amazing views over the Pyrenees mountains.  We have a 60 sqm yoga studio, and 30 sqm roof terrace for yoga and meditation.  We have accommodation for up to 15 people in comfortable dorm style accommodation, which encourages a sense of community and friendship.  You can choose to stay as long as yu want.  We offer full or half board, or just bed and breakfast.  All our meals are organic vegetarian, with vegan options.

Between yoga classes, you can hike in the surrounding countryside, explore the many local attractions, or just hang out in our tranquil environment.  There are also many local attractions, like Rennes Le Chateau and Mount Bugurach, which can both be seen from our terrace.  Visit the many Cathar Castles that are scattered throughout Languedoc, and La Cite and Carcassonne, the largest medieval walled city in Europe.

The house itself is a stone cottage between 400 and 450 years old, and was a total renovation project for us, except for the roof. This allowed us the freedom to design a space that is perfect for yoga retreats and the practice of other healing arts. When we purchased it in May 2009 no one had lived there since WWII when it was used as a secret base for the French Resistance. There was no electricity, water or bathroom. But the roof was new. We could see daylight through some of the walls, even though they are up 75cm thick. 90% of the wood was rotten. Our friends thought we were mad. So did our neighbours, and the guy who sold us the house. But the house has a great view towards the Pyrenees, a barn where we could put a yoga studio, a pretty walled garden and plenty of room for guests. We have tried to keep as much of the character of the house as we could, incorporating such things as the old bread oven into one of the guest bedrooms. So you will find comfortable, affordable accommodation, with a blend of old and new. Exposed stone walls over 400 years old with LED lights and wifi.

We would like to invite yoga teachers to come with their students and make use of our facilities. The 30sq mtr meditation roof terrace,  the 60sq mtr yoga studio, numerous terraces and garden for dining outside, the communal salon and dining room situated in the “cave” are all at your disposal.santosha_bed