Thu, Jun 17 | France

Retreat to the French Countryside

Join us for a fun escapade to the French Countryside for some R & R and some sight seeing!
Join us for an amazing retreat!
Retreat to the French Countryside

Time & Location

Jun 17, 7:00 PM – Jun 23, 11:00 PM
France, France

About The Event

Have you been dreaming of France?

Retreat your worries away this June...

Join me for a fun escapade in the French Countryside for some R &R and some sight seeing. We'll arrive Sunday to Bordeaux, France and transport to Yviers to our lovely home for the week, located only 40 minutes to the famous medieval town Saint Emilion,  one of the most famous wine areas in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The French countryside offers some of the most enchanting and picturesque towns and villages in all of Europe. Historically significant and culturally rich, they each have unique architecture and beauty. ... These villages will delight with their fairy-tale castles, medieval architecture and captivating scenery.

The property can accommodate up to 12 guests.  We will practice yoga twice a day, in the morning and at the end of the day, either outside on the deck of salt water pool or indoors in the stunning, fully restored, double height French barn. 

Fee includes: 

Shared twin room for 6 nights

Highly acclaimed Delicious meals created with fresh local, wholesome foods.

Yoga and Meditation

Excursion to Aubeterre with transport

Transport to and from retreat house at specified times from Bordeaux airport or Chalais train station

Swimming Pool

All towels, linens, luxury shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel in showers

Bonfire in the evenings

Full use of the property

Walking distance to village of Chalais

Excursions include:

Day trip to Aubeterre sur Dronne - Officially listed as one of: « The Most Beautiful Villages in France» since 1993, it has welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in north west Spain, visitors and tourists for over 1000 years. Two important historical monuments add to the cultural status of Aubeterre sur Dronne; the extraordinary, monolithic, underground Church of St Jean and the Romanesque Church of St Jacques, with its stunning façade.Visitors and tourists can enjoy meandering through the ups and downs of the narrow streets, popping in to admire the many specialist shops, including a leather worker and potters, and then settling down in the village square, Place Trarieux, at one of the cafés or restaurants, comfortably shaded by ancient lime trees. At the foot of the village, where the meadows meet the River Dronne, is a river beach.

Hewn from solid rock in the 12th century, is the largest subterranean church in Europe, and a visit is an awesome experience, both in appreciating the sheer scale of the structure, and in appreciating the Christian fervour which drove the workers, with their limited tools, to create it.

Additional Fees:

Optional excursion: Day trip  tour around the countryside, including the visit of a Château Saint Emilion Grand Cru (visit & tasting of 3 wines along with a taste of 3 cheeses), a 3 course gourmet meal in a charming little restaurant in the heart of St Emilion (coffee included - drinks NOT included), one hour of free time to explore Saint Emilion ( medieval town, UNESCO World hertitage site. Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match.  additional fee $115


Travel  insurance (highly recommended, as payments as final payment is non- refundable after March 1) I use Allianz.

Bicycles will be available for a small rental fee (approx. $50 for the week )

All food tolerances and allergies can be catered for with advanced notice at $12 per day Special  

Price for Gypsy Soul Yoga Clients $1200.00

Reservations must be made by Oct. 15th to ensure your space. $300 deposit reserves your dream of going to France!

Combo Paris and French Countryside Retreat Paris 

 June 19-27th    Depart June 18th for your trip to Paris!! In Paris stay in centrally Located Minerve Hotel in a shared twin room, June 19- 21.  Enjoy Paris using the Hop on Hop off bus, enjoy the sights, the foods, the shopping! On June 21 depart for Bordeaux from Paris via Air France. Flight time to be  determined. Transport will be waiting to bring you to the retreat.

Enjoy the retreat center with lodging, delicious gourmet foods, yoga, fresh air, beautiful surrounds, historical sights. Includes one excursion to the small town of Aubeterre ( see info above)

Depart retreat center Sunday June 27th. 

This option is $1500.00 and must be reserved by Oct.1

Deposit $350

Please note: Nancy is happy to discuss suggested tours and transportation recommendations regarding this option with you. Please call or email for more info. This is the option I will be doing. You are also welcome to join me on my excursions around Paris. 

Additional fees for this option


 Transport to and from Paris airport to hotel and return

 Meals and tours in Paris

 Bike rental (approx. $20 40 for daily use)

 Day excursion to St. Emilion , Chateau, lunch and wine tasting   $115

 Travel insurance (recommended)

This option must be reserved by Oct. 15.  Final payments are due April 1*  *Payments are non-refundable after Jan. 1, 2020

Join us for an amazing retreat!