Yoga Indulgence in Provence
Sept 15- Sept 22, 2018
“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
Spend seven nights and six days in the enchanting south of France. Our villa, Le Clos Saint Christol, is in between la Camargue, Montpellier, and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a beautifully renovated 18th century building, elegantly decorated and with modern comforts. It is ideally located in the heart of a winemaker village with plenty of opportunity to walk to shops, markets, and restaurants. Nearby there are sporting activities like roller skating, cycling, and jogging as well as the beautiful la Camargue landscape. Enjoy slow, luxurious meals on the stone terrace or relax by the pool. And of course, do yoga!
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 most dinners, and host Annette Para, who is native to Avignon, will assist you in having the time of your life.
Register for Yoga Indulgence in Provence here.
7:00-7:30am – Meditation
8:00-9:00am – Breakfast
9:30-11:00am – Yoga
11:00am-5:00pm – Free Time
perhaps one or two day trips as a group to the sea or museums or other sites
5:30-6:30pm – Yoga
6:30-7:00pm – Meditation or Yoga Nidra
7:30-9:00pm – Dinner
*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.
*Tennis racket if you play, our accommodations have a tennis court too.
*Your own toiletries and any other normal travel accessories.
*We recommend that you purchase travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances.
*Click on “Register” button above or below and complete form.
*Total fee is $2200 not including airfare and some meals.
*Deposit of $1100 is due within 30 days of registration.
-your accommodations, all are shared rooms at Le Clos Saint Christol
-continental breakfast every morning
-six dinners prepared with local foods by our personal Chef Rita; one dinner is on your own in the town
-restaurants, shops, and vineyard within walking distance
-morning and evening yoga classes, yoga nidra, meditation
-access to swimming pool, tennis court, and other amenities
-we hope to offer one all day outing to the sea and other midday trips
-all activities are optional
*Remainder of payment, $1100, is due by June 30, 2018.
*We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for yourself.
*Refunds are available minus $75 administrative fee until June 30, 2018. After that date, refunds are available as long as we are able to fill your space.
Fee does not include: transportation, lunches and one dinner.
We recommend you fly in to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Most planes from the US arrive by noon. Then, take the TGV train to Montpellier. The train station is located at the airport, and it is a three hour train ride. We will offer a pick-up at the Montpellier train station at 6pm on Saturday Sept 15. If you are not arriving to Montpellier by then, please let us know and we will give you the address to make your own plans for arrival.
If you would like to do your own sightseeing during our retreat, we do have time in the middle of the day throughout the week. You are welcome to rent a car to do so.