If you would like to join any of the wonderful retreats below, please contact the teacher or Gillian at email@example.com
A 3 night Yoga Retreat
With Kate Coulison
18th to 21st May 2019
In 2019 I’m keeping my yoga retreats more local. The first will be at a wonderful retreat centre south of Carcassonne.
We’ll do yoga 2 or 3 times a day, exploring different styles of yoga, meditation, relaxation and journaling. We’ll explore the surrounding area on foot and you can book a treatment with our hostess, Gillian Rice-Duncan, who is trained in massage and aromatherapy as well as being a Hatha yoga teacher.
Gillian also prepares the meals, which will be vegetarian or vegan. Accommodation is in shared rooms and each room has its own private bathroom.
380€ for 4 days / 4 nights, including accommodation, meals, yoga and walks. We will organise as much car-sharing as possible to keep travel costs down.
I will only be taking 12 people on this retreat so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to come or if you have any questions at all.
Clearing the Landscape of the Soul
A 7 Day Retreat with Dr Stephen M. Marcus and Barbara Kroll
25th May to 1st June
We are excited to once again invite you to join us for a very special retreat in the heart of French Occitania. The core of our time together will be based on the Freedom Through Releasing process of Dr Isa and Yolanda Lindwall (www.releasing.org), and also WE-space presencing practices which allow us to take our inner work even further into the space of our mutual connection and our connection with all of life in trust, openness and love.
As we come together with a genuine desire for the highest not only for ourselves but also for each other, we find that our issues gently dissolve in this space of mutual love and trust. And as our hearts open more and more, we are in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us. Old wounds may be healed and blockages dissolved for ourselves and the whole. A sense of connectedness and oneness arises which very naturally continues after the workshop.
We will also be opening to and deeply embodying the spirit of the land where we find ourselves: 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 are said to have 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 and the local Catholic and Jewish communities. A golden age of culture, tolerance and understanding which ended with the so-called Albigensian Crusade, the total 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.
The retreat will be in English and German.
Go to http://landscapeofthesoul.com/retreat-france-2019/-en/ for more information about Stephen and Barbara’s retreat.
Go to http://landscapeofthesoul.com for general information.
MEG TOWNSEND and ELLIOT POLINSKY
8TH to 16th June 2019
New Space for Yoga and Self-Expression
We invite you to explore new space in the South of France: space for re-calibrating, renewing, and finding a connection with your own curiosity, peace, and practice of self-expression. For a week among the wildflowers, mountains, and castles you will practice yoga, go on daily adventures, enjoy delicious food and the famous French wine, and do simple exploratory creative projects in one of the world’s truly magical places. The moment when spring turns to summer is lovely near Toulouse and utterly perfect for the mood of this trip: l’étoile intérieure – interior star – is our way of calling to your own deep wellspring of lightness and fire.
What you will find on arrival: a petite village, our home-base: Conilhac-de-la-Montagne, with a population under one hundred, surrounded by poppies and roses, sycamores, large sprawls of wind-swayed wheat, and vineyards that lap against the roads before drawing back toward the horizon, which is itself hugged between an achingly blue sky and a line of Pyrenees mountains. Out of sight, though not far, are medieval castles once inhabited by the Cathars (who held them in honor of their own cultural independence; we’ll hike into one of them – it is stunning), an actual forest-labyrinth (we’ll explore it) clear glacial lakes (we should spot them on another hike) and rolling hills that laugh their way across the land. There’s a comfortable room for our yoga practice, a breakfast patio that overlooks the curved red shingle rooves of the village, and a lot more.
What if experience could be an alphabet that spells out luck letters to your future self? What if it was fun? What if cultivating stability, awareness, and joy in every day acts is actually the key to practicing real magic? It’s our hope that this trip will stay with you long past June, and help to shed light on new parts of your own self.
Ah, see you in France!
7 nights at Santosha Yoga Centre
1 night in Toulouse
3 meals/daily (except when noted)
all transportation in France
daily yoga + meditation
4-5 hiking adventures/excursions
R/T flight to Toulouse (TLS)
entry fees to castles/museums
For more information and registration, go to https://www.reallivingyoga.com/france-2019.html
Upon receiving your deposit, we will send you an information packet that will include guidance on purchasing your flight.
MARY GLACKMEYER and EDDY
Tuesday 2nd to 9th July 2019
7 day Yoga Retreat
More info coming.
Illumination 4 night Yoga Retreat
Thursday 20th to Monday 24th June 2019.
As the flowers start to bloom across the french countryside, so too will we blossom during this retreat to find our most illuminated SELF! Going back to nature in this quaint country village, we’ll eat from the organic garden, salute the sun with our morning yoga practice, hike in the mountains & learn about the history of the region from our stellar hosts, Gillian & Neil.
Your retreat includes:
4 nights/5 days in a historic French cottage
Morning & evening yoga classes (All levels)
Three scrumptious vegetarian/vegan meals per day
Tea and snacks
Hike & picnic on the mystical Mount Bugarach
Visit & hike to the natural Labyrinth or afternoon at the natural hot springs
Local French market tour
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 will depend on the group’s desires
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.
Price not available yet.
For more information and registration, please contact Angela directly.
If you are interested in joining, please email Angela directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Find out more about about Lila Yoga Massage – www.lilayogamassage.com
6 night/5 day Day Hiking & Yoga Retreat
Saturday 31st August to 6th September 2019,
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.
Your retreat includes:
5 guided walks throughout the beautiful mountain range.
5 morning flowing vinyasa yoga classes
5 evening meditation and yin yoga classes with pure organic essential oils
6 nights at the Yoga Retreat and Healing Centre in spacious community-style rooms with nutritious breakfast and organic juices.
5 lunches and 6 dinners organic vegan meals
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, or we can organize collection from Toulouse airport. Please email for price.
Date and price:
Saturday 31st August to 6th September 2019. 6 nights
Price: TBA euros per person.
Note: This is a woman’s only retreat….time for women to join together and connect and support each other in this nourishing environment.
For more information: https://www.tandyoga.com/yoga-and-hiking-retreat-in-france/
Kundalini Yoga and the Divine Feminine
WITH JACQUELINE FEIDT and LEAH GOLDE
11th to 15th 2019 September
Jacqueline is a Kundalini yoga teacher and an instructor of AwakenED Belly Dance and Inner Dance. She lives in Quillan, France, which is only a 20 minute drive from Santosha Yoga, in the beautiful Haute Vallee de l’Aude.
More info coming.
Joy. Bliss. Living life to its fullest.
KELLY BENNING & JENN COOK
Thursday 19th to 26th September 2019
7 night Yoga Retreat
Join us for a seven-night retreat in Conilhac De La Montagne connecting to the beauty of the south of France as you relax in a fully renovated, 400-year old stone cottage surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields. Enjoy daily yoga in the onsite studio space with windows that look south toward the distant peaks of the French Pyrenees. Practice the art of presence as you explore the many walking trails around the local village. If you have been craving time and space for joyful embodiment, we invite you to join us for this unforgettable adventure.
Seven nights lodging at the Santosha Yoga Retreat in spacious community-style rooms
Transportation to and from the Limoux Gare train station
Three delicious, organic vegan meals served onsite at Santosha each day
Sunset picnic with a near 360-degree view of the gorgeous surroundings
Moon Circle providing space for powerful intention setting
Excursions to local attractions
The retreat does NOT include airfare, additional meals you may want to experience outside of what is prepared at Santosha, optional add-on services (Thai bodywork, reiki, massage), and any additional adventures/excursions you may plan.