France 2017

Calling The Light Retreat

May 27- June 3, 2017

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” ― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

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Spend seven nights and six days in the enchanting south of France. Our villa, Le Mas de Gancel, is just outside of Avignon at the foot of the Luberon Mountain range. It is a beautifully renovated farmhouse within walking distance to restaurants, bakery and vineyard. It is ideally located close to many popular areas for sightseeing including Aix-en-Provençe, the Luberon villages and Saint-Rémy-de-Provençe and Les Baux-de-Provence. It is a haven for bikers and walkers with its proximity to numerous trails leading to surrounding villages and historic sites. Enjoy slow, luxurious meals on the stone terrace or relax by the pool. And of course, do yoga!masdegancel3patio
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Yogis of all ability level are invited. Your host and E-RYT 500 yoga teacher Kelly Fisher will offer daily classes in yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation. Chef Rita Cain will provide breakfast and some dinners, and host Annette Para, who is native to Avignon, will assist you in having the time of your life.

Register for Calling the Light Retreat here.

Sample Schedule:
7:00-7:30am – Meditation
7:45-9:00am – Yoga
9:00-10:00am – Continental Breakfast
10:00am-4:30pm – Free Time
perhaps one or two day trips as a group to the sea or museums or other sites
5:00-6:00pm – Yoga
6:00-6:30pm – Meditation
7:00-8:00pm – Dinner
9:00-9:30pm – Yoga Nidra

Please bring:

*Yoga clothes! Also, a bathing suit, and your normal travel wear.
*Your own mat and props; we are staying in a home that is large enough to accommodate our group yoga practice, but there are no props available there.
*You may wish to bring your own meditation cushion if you have one.
*You may wish to bring your water bottle to make sure you stay hydrated.
*Notebook/Journal and writing utensil is optional.
*Your own toiletries and any other normal travel accessories.
*We recommend that you purchase travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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How to:

$2200 for the entire week. Includes:
-your accommodations, shared room at Le Mas de Gancel
-continental breakfast every morning
-three dinners prepared with local foods by our personal Chef Rita
-access to the kitchen to store and prepare your own foods (restaurants are within walking distance as well)
-morning and evening yoga classes, yoga nidra, meditation
-access to swimming pool and other amenities
-we hope to offer a French cooking class
-we hope to offer one all day outing to the sea and other midday trips
-all activities are optional

*Deposit of $1100 is due within 30 days of registration.
*Remainder of $1100 is due by January 31, 2017.
*We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for yourself.
*Refunds are available minus $75 administrative fee until January 31, 2017. After that date, refunds are available as long as we are able to fill your space.

Does not include: airfare and some meals.

Register for Calling the Light Retreat here.

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