Retreats for 2017
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RETREATS IN 2018
Dr Stephen Marcus and Barbara Kroll
5th May to 12th May 2018
4 Night 5 Day Eyesight and Insight Workshops
Bridget Lytton-Minor and Gillian Rice-Duncan
17th May to 21st May 2018
3 Night 4 Day Yoga Retreat
Angela Sealy RYT 350
24th May to 27th May 2018
Aluna Adventures with the Megs
2nd to 9th June 2018
6 night 7 day Creative Yoga Retreat
Jackie Sumnell and Catherine Burke from New Orleans
11th to 18th June 2018
Flourish France, a soulful/ cultural yoga retreat
23rd to 29th June 2018
Santosha Yoga Retreat is available for bookings for the whole of July
Closed for August for family fun
12 Day Hiking & Yoga Retreat
1st to 12th September 2018
Santosha Yoga Retreat is available for bookings for the rest of September, October and until the middle of November
Deep Presence in the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene
A 7 Day Retreat with Dr Stephen M. Marcus and Barbara Kroll
20th to 27th May 2017
We are excited to invite you to join us for a very special retreat at the Santosha Centre in the heart of French Occitania. Looking south, gently rolling hills give way to a spectacular backdrop of the high Pyrenees. This is the land where Mary Magdalene and her followers lived, leaving sites dedicated to her memory even today and a tangible presence rooted deep in the earth. It is also the Pays Cathare, that part of Europe where a fertile culture of peace and understanding flourished in the 12th century between the Cathar people, said to be the descendants of the original followers of Jesus, and the local Catholic and Jewish communities. It was a golden age of culture, tolerance and understanding in the 12th and 13th centuries which ended with the so-called Albigensian Crusade, a brutal genocide of the Cathars. The eternal flame of spirit and sacred way of love which they embraced could not be extinguished and lives on in the land to this day.
This retreat will be a time to open to and deeply embody this same spirit. The core of our time together will be inner work based on the Freedom Through Releasing process of Dr Isa and Yolanda Lindwall (www.releasing.org), and also on the Mutual Awakening Practice of Patricia Albere (www.evolutionarycollective.com) which takes us deep into the space of our mutual connection with one another and with all life. In addition, we will take time to visit nearby sacred sites where outer form and energies complement and enhance the inner work we will be doing.
The retreat will be in English and German.
See http://landscapeofthesoul.com for general information and http://landscapeofthesoul.com/retreat-france-2017-en for more details
France Yoga Retreat 7 Days
MICHELLE BAKER & ANGELA SEALY
29th July to 5th August
WHAT TO EXPECT
Daily activities: Jivamukti Yoga, Swan River Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Slow Flow, Meditation, Bhakti Yoga, Village Mantra Concerts, Thai Massage (Angela), Ayurveda Therapy (Michelle) and Reiki (Michelle), Excursions to remote villages, vineyards, castles, rivers, labyrinths, hiking, swimming and being with the locals. You will be staying in a very quiet, rural, quaint part of France, overlooking the Pyrenees mountains and surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
2 classes per day ( 1 Jivamukti, 1 other, see above)
Meditation, Kirtan and Dharma
7 nights at Santosha Yoga Retreat and Healing Centre in spacious community-style rooms with breakfast
7 lunches and 7 dinners (vegetarian with vegan options)
Tea and coffee available in the dining room
Sunset picnic dinner with an almost 360 breath taking view of the surrounding valley and the Pyrenees Mts
Guided local walks that start and finish in our village.
4 excursions, 2 under 1hr away, and 2 further away:
The local Sunday Market at Esperaza
The magnificent Goreges de Galamus, and the Hermitage carved out of the cliff face.
La Cite, at Carcassonne, the largest medieval walled city in Europe.
A hike with pic-nick in the Green Labyrinth natural feature (may change according to weather).
The last 3 excursions may be substituted alternative trips. To see more of the fantastic places you could visit go to http://www.santoshayoga.fr/local-attractions/ to see more of the fantastic places to visit.
Pick up and drop off for trains at Limoux Gare.
Pick up and drop off for the one euro bus at Quillan.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Transportation to/from airports or Carcassonne train station, although this can be arranged. For more information go to http://www.santoshayoga.fr/where-we-are/
Thai Massage Sessions Available.
Reiki Engergy Clearing Sessions Available.
Ayurveda Life Longevity Sessions Available.
Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage Available.
Entrance to attractions, eg castles, caves etc.
**pay a non refundable $500 deposit today to reserve your spot!**
For registration and payment go to www.swanriveryoga/retreats
Feed Your Soul 7-Day Retreat
MARY GLACKMEYER & EDDIE NATARAJ
26th August to 3rd September 2017
Longwave Yoga invites you to enjoy a week of nourishment for the mind, body, and soul with our 7-night late summer retreat led by Mary Glackmeyer and Eddy Nataraj. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains in Southern France, our Feed Your Soul Retreat is the perfect opportunity to cultivate a deep connection to the vibrancy of your own spirit and the abundance life has to offer. Your experience will be enhanced by daily asana classes led by Mary and evening satsang and kirtan with Eddy. We will explore the local vineyards, sunflower fields, medieval castles, significant religious sites, ancient forests, and our own inner landscape of the mind and heart. Whether you feed your soul with yoga, adventure, or enjoying the richness of life, this retreat will be one to remember.
MARY GLACKMEYER, jivamukti yoga teacher
Eddy Nataraj, Kirtan
From Longwave Yoga, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE VACATION INCLUDES:
Accommodation for 7 nights at the Santosha Yoga Retreat and Healing Centre in spacious, community-style rooms.
3 vegan meals and tea offered throughout the day.
Daily Jivamukti Yoga Class.
An evening restorative Soundbath.
Evening Satsang (elevated discussions) and Kirtan.
Sunset picnic dinner with an almost 360 breath taking view of the surrounding valley and the Pyrenees Mountains.
Trip to the vibrant local Sunday Market at Esperaza.
Visit La Cite, at Carcassonne, the largest medieval walled city in Europe.
Explore the mysterious village of Rennes le Chateau.
Visit the pre-historic paintings on the walls of the Caves at Niaux.
A hike with picnic in the Green Labyrinth natural feature (may change according to weather).
Travel to and from the Limoux Gare train station upon arrival and departure.
The ability to participate in as little or as much as you wish!
This incredible week in the mysterious and magical southern France is only $1450. The cottage style dormitory rooms allow for a mixture of community, and are designed to give you space. Each room has it’s own bathroom. The rooms have anywhere from 3-5 beds. Please specify if you have roommate requests.
Space is very limited for this retreat. Rooms and retreat spots are only reserved with a non-refundable deposit of $500.
Please see other pages on this website for information about Santosha Yoga Retreat and Healing Centre
Santosha Yoga is honoured to welcome my dear friend Mary. We both studied to be 350hr yoga teachers at Swan River Yoga, New Orleans in 2010, under the guidance of Shri Michelle Baker. Mary then went on to study the Jivamukti teacher training with Sharon Gannon and David Life of New York. Om shanti shanti shanti.
5-Day Hiking & Yoga Retreat
9th to 14th September 2017
Tandy’s journey into yoga started over 17 years ago, when she discovered the healing power of Yoga after a serious accident. This journey has taken her all over the world, where she has undergone intensive training from amazing and talented teachers and holistic therapists, which has resulted in her now attaining the status of Yoga Elder with the International Independent Yoga Network.
Tandy is the founder of Prana Navina Yoga and as a Buddhist and Yogi believes that our ultimate goal is enlightenment, which involves realizing the unity and interconnectedness of all beings and things. The transformative journey of Yoga unites body, mind and spirit. Prana Navina Yoga aims to opens the gateway to this ancient spiritual discipline, awakening the power to transform our lives and the lives of those around us.
We strive to live in the present moment every day, evolving and becoming more connected to our surroundings, and the impact that our actions can have on the future. Our aim is to help and support you embrace the Sacred Power of Yoga and deepen your connections to all that is around you, creating joy, happiness, health and a deep connection with our environment. Our Yoga and Hiking Retreat is based firmly on these principles.
Join us for five mornings of Energizing Vinyasa Yoga, followed by an invigorating and connecting hike in the beautiful mountains of the French Pyrenees, then replenish the body with delicious organic food and juices, ending with a relaxing evening of meditation and yoga nidra!…..The perfect way to re-connect with your environment, whilst diving deeper into your yoga practice.
What is included:
5 guided walks throughout the beautiful mountain range.
5 flowing vinyasa yoga classes.
5 evening meditation and restorative yoga classes.
5 nights at the Yoga Retreat and Healing Centre in spacious community-style rooms with breakfast.
5 lunches and 5 dinners (organic vegetarian with vegan options)
Sunset picnic dinner with an almost 360 breath taking view of the surrounding valley and the Pyrenees Mountains.
Free transportation from and to Limoux Gare.
Dates and price:
Saturday September 9th 2017 for 5 nights
Price: 784 euros per person.
For more information: http://www.prananavinayoga.com/yoga-and-hiking-retreat/
Fall France Pyrenees Yoga Retreat
5th to 8th October 2017
Indulge yourself this fall with our Fall France Pyrenees Yoga Retreat! This retreat will be about taking care of ourselves and preparing ourselves for slowing down for the rest of the year. We will reconnect with nature and indulge in the beauty of fall with hikes, walking meditations, and a visit to the local Sunday market.
Your retreat includes:
3 nights/4 days in a historic French cottage
Morning & evening yoga classes (All levels)
Three scrumptious vegetarian/vegan meals per day
Hike & picnic on the mystical Mount Bugaresh
Visit & hike to the natural Labyrinth
Afternoon at the natural hot springs
Visit to the local French market
Relaxation time to disconnect & de-stress in the garden or take a long walk in the surrounding vineyards and beautiful French countryside.
*All outings are optional and spaced out in order to provide plenty of time to rest and rejuvenate
Santosha Yoga Center is an eco-friendly, historical stone cottage built 450 years ago in the quaint village of Conilhac de la Montagne. With a focus on sustainability, everything at the cottage is recycled, reused and composted, providing for minimal waste in an effort to preserve the surrounding environment. It boasts exquisite views of the scenic Pyrenees and Mt Bugarach, and is beautifully set among sunflower fields and vineyards. It’s home to a gorgeous and newly renovated yoga studio, in addition to charming outdoor gardens and terraces.
Accomodations are shared rooms however a private room can be requested.
Early Bird Special (before Sept 1st): 350€
Price after September 1st: 390€
If you are interested in joining, please email Angela directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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