Some questions answered about our yoga retreat in France.
WHY I ORGANISE A YOGA RETREAT IN FRANCE
Because I love France!!!
I always have. Whether cruising the Burgundy region to find exquisite wines or exploring the Champagne caves (I wasn’t always miss holy yogi who starts singing now after having 2 glasses of alcohol).
Staying in old castles, relaix and chateau boutique hotels and indulge in French cuisine with mighty fine dining: yes please!
And, as happily, we would camp out somewhere slightly illegal with our tiny tent in the South of France and enjoy the simplicity of it all.
France is simply so diverse and it has so much to offer.
During this yoga retreat in France, my intention is to give you a flavor of this beautiful diversity.
Over the past 7 years, I ran over 55 retreats worldwide and I’m psyched that I have finally found a location to organize a retreat in France as it has been on the list for so long!
When I hear France, I think ‘château’ so this is exactly what we got ourselves 🙂
WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT THIS YOGA HOLIDAY?
This yoga retreat in France is held in a 17th century château, how unique would you like it to be? It’s like walking into Versailles!
We will have the entire venue to ourselves and there’s many little places in the garden and the house to retreat and chill.
Of course, there’s a lush pool, a nice yoga deck for outdoor yoga, a tennis court and some rooms are so big that you might get lost on your way to your own bathroom…
You can even make 2-hour walks IN the garden, so you don’t need to leave the premises.
One day we will go for a fun excursion, canoeing on the Dordogne River and we will have a special wine tasting.
WHAT WILL WE EAT?
What makes this yoga retreat in France even more special than other retreats out there is the food that we will be served.
Hayley North is joining us and for some people, her kitchen magic is one of the main reasons for joining.
Besides being an incredible chef, Hayley is also a yoga teacher and she hosts retreats herself so she knows exactly what people need on retreats.
We have been working together for many years now and Hayley’s cuisine truly supports our yoga practice.
The meals are clean, nourishing and by the end of the week, you will want all of her recipes.
The menu during this week will be mostly gluten and dairy free. There will be no processed sugar at all and ingredients will be mostly organic.
After a week of this kind of food, there is no doubt, you will feel the difference in your body, and mind.
IS FRANCE SAFE?
I never imagined answering this question with France in the title but it is an interesting world these days and I do get this question quite often.
Whether a country or city is safe is very relative as the risk of terrorism is all around. Consequently, I find this a very difficult question to answer.
I live in Morocco most of the year, is that considered safe? Is New York safe? Or London, or Madrid?
The only thing that I can say for this retreat in France is that we will be in a private environment, no other guests even, in a tiny little village in the South of France.
So yes, personally, I believe we are ‘safe’ here.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Flying into Bergerac Airport (EGC) or Bordeaux Airport (BOD).
Chateau Bardouly is an easy 20-minute drive away from the Bergerac airport and 1.5hours drive away from Bordeaux.
From the US, Canada or the Middle East: Bergerac is reachable with a connecting flight within France. I know quite a few people who add a little stay over in Paris for example.
Transfers are included on the start and end date of the retreat, only when you use our shared transfer options.
From the Netherlands and Belgium, you might consider driving. It took me exactly 10 hours to drive from Antwerp to our château.
If you are traveling from the UK, you could take the ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo and drive further from there.
HOW DO I BOOK?
If you’re up for a French adventure of yoga and meditation in a wonderful 17th century venue?
And, if you would like to go home after a week, feeling rejuvenated, lighter and fully relaxed?
In that case, you might want to check out the website to see when my next yoga holiday in France will take place!
I hope to see you soon on our yoga retreat in France!