Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats 2019 / 2020

Immerse yourself in one of our super-friendly retreats. there’s nothing better than having fun in the sun, learning something new with like minded people, escaping your own old routine and well just doing something that’s makes you happy, what are you waiting for – join us in 2019/2020 – come follow the sun with us…

Relax: Recharge: Reset Mindfulness/ Meditation and Yoga Chill-out Weekend.

Essaouira/Morocco May -16th – 19th 2020

 
Chill-out  Retreat  Connect  Inner listening  Relax  Reset  Recharge  Compassion Yoga  Rest  Self-discovery  Disconnect  Reconnect  Mindfulness  Rejuvenate Meditation  Be YOU.

 

Come to the Sea.

You’re going through the motions with your life, and even though things are ‘fine’ there’s a not-so-silent voice often causing you stress…If only you could just get some time and space to think things through, and to better manage stress in your daily life – learn to enjoy living in the moment.

Sure, that weekly yoga class is giving you a little space to breathe, but you know you need more room if you’re going to clear away some cobwebs and walk on air.

How incredible would it feel to take a break from the noise and distraction and finally get the clarity and focus you need? 

A Time For You

Follow the winter sun: prana, postures and positive transformations. marrakech/ morocco 1-4th february 2020 (full)

Are you ready to escape winter for a long weekend to restore and replenish your mind, body and spirit? Our Moroccan wellness retreat is the perfect antidote for the winter blues for anyone ready to wring out the old and create space for the new.

Our setting for this Wellbeing Weekend is one of our favourite Marrakesh-centre riads, chosen for its amazingly central yet peaceful, location and ambience.

Our home for the few days during our stay is a lovely little haven – just six lovely, individually designed rooms, in addition to the atmospheric central courtyard and large roof terrace, surrounded by palm trees and plants. The sound of birdsong is ever-present.

In common with the best Riads, food is super-fresh and delicious, and the service is unfailingly warm, efficient and friendly, with the owners experienced at hosting groups, and also keen yoga practitioners!

This long weekend yoga retreat in the heart of our favourite city, Marrakech, has been designed to appeal to your senses, restore your equilibrium and invite a fresh perspective.

Throughout the course of this three-night break, we’ll be providing a total of five mindful yoga and meditation classes, on the roof terrace or in the beautiful central courtyard. These classes, combined with an amazingly tranquil setting and fabulous vegetarian cuisine will help re-balance mind and body. Beginners to yoga/meditation are very welcome.

Highlights:

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights accommodation in the heart of the Medina
  • Moroccan feast welcome supper
  • All gourmet vegetarian meals
  • 2 Daily Yoga Classes
  • Day trip out to the foothills/hike
  • Traditional Hamman (optional)

Package excludes:

  • Airfare & airport pick up / transport to/from Casa Paço D’ilhas during your stay

The retreat is fully inclusive of all yoga plus food with shared accommodation. All you need to do is get yourself to this little sanctuary here in Marrakesh and we’ll do the rest!

Please do let us know of any special dietary requirements you have when booking. What are you waiting for?

Prices from €465 per person

Places are limited to a maximum of 13 people in shared accommodation.

Laid-back & fun

Follow the sun… vin’yasa yoga and wine weekend (ericeira / portugal sept. 4-7 sept 2020)

We all loved it so much the first time around that for a few special days in September 2020 we are returning to one of our favourite retreat hang-outs – the sanctuary of Casa Paco D’ilhas – a charming guesthouse dating as far back as 1869. We guarantee love at first sight! Wake up to the sound of birds, practice surrounded by the lush green garden, enjoy a meal on the cute veranda and then – try out surfing at one of Europe’s most beautiful surf spots!

This is a great opportunity to escape the daily grind again to restore and replenish your mind, body and spirit? Our Portuguese weekend is the perfect trip to extend your summer. You will have the opportunity to enjoy daily yoga sessions to energize your body and soul and then find the time to hit the beach or how about trying surfing? Every day will not only stimulate the senses but also the taste-buds, as you will love, love, love eating the gourmet vegetarian delights on offer, paired with tantalising wine choices by Amanda. We will start each evening with an informal wine tasting – forget stuffy, poncy wine lessons – here, we will be out in the garden, by the pool or under the trees, finding out what tickles our taste buds, focusing on local gems that you’ll be able to find at home to bring the holiday vibe no matter what the weather brings!

The retreat is fully inclusive of all yoga and wine tastings, plus food and soft beverages over the weekend, with shared accommodation. All you need to do is get yourself to this little paradise here in Portugal (flights to Lisbon) and we’ll do the rest! Please do let us know of any special dietary requirements you have when booking. What are you waiting for?

Highlights:

  • 4 Days & 3 Nights accommodation in nature
  • Unique accommodation and paradise gardens and pools
  • All gourmet vegetarian meals
  • All wine tastings and bespoke meal pairings
  • 2 Daily Yoga Classes
  • One group subsidised surf lesson (optional)
  • Fresh air and stunning scenery, happiness on a plate and in a glass!

 

Package includes:

  • Shared Accommodation at Casa Paço D’ilhas Guesthouse
  • 2 Daily Flow and Yin yoga classes with Lucy
  • Wine tastings and talks and wine pairing
  • Healthy Breakfast Buffet
  • Wholesome plant-based dinners
  • 1 subsidised surf lesson incl. all equipment and transport to/from the beach

Package excludes:

  • Airport pick up
  • Transport to/ from Casa Paço D’ilhas during your stay
  • Top up for your group surf lesson
  • Optional massage/ treatment

Prices from €565 per person to €585 (depending on room choice).
Single room €645.

Places are limited to around 18/20 people mostly in shared accommodation.

A Time For You

A Time For You

A retreat is a time for YOU, a time to look inward away from your usual distractions – a time to escape, relax and recharge. Lose yourself in blissful daily yoga practices, nurture yourself with wholesome, gourmet vegetarian food and take lots of time-out for yourself.

Whether you want to swim in a clear blue pool or warm your bones in the beautiful Hamman in the medina of Marrakesh. Whichever retreat you pick there’ll be plenty of time for sunny snoozes on a terrace or roof top, losing yourself in the souk lanes or waves of Ericeira.

There’s time out to do simply whatever YOU wish!

Laid-back & fun

Laid-Back & Fun

Each yoga weekend is bespoke depending on the programme or idea we are working with. But often the Yoga will be a mix of Hatha flow in the mornings to awaken your energy and yin/restorative yoga with yoga nidra in the evening to set you up for a restful night’s sleep.

The retreats are laid-back and designed to be fun! We can cater for different abilities and issues – no one will be left behind.

Refine your Yoga Practice

Refine Your Yoga Practice

All of our classes will be progressive over the week-end and will take place in the rustic open-sided garden studio and yoga yurt.

Our retreats offer you a much sought after opportunity to develop or refine your yoga practice whilst experiencing lots of fun to put a smile on your face.

Expect challenging, fair and accessible sessions.

 

Therapies

Therapies

Who doesn’t love a bit of pamper time – such a treat! You have come to relax and unwind, so why not complement your yoga practice and indulge in one or more of the massage / therapies we always make available – whether this be a traditional Hamman spa experience or massage over looking the sea – it certainly tops off any weekend.

All treatments are extra and paid directly to the therapist.

Activities

Activities

When you’re not immersed in Yoga there’s always plenty for you to do whether we are city or seaside:

• Markets/ medinas, secret gardens and museums – all things Moroccan
• Hanging out and sampling the local cafe culture with your new found friends
• Cycling (there are often bikes available for use)
• Walking / Running
• Sunning yourself by the pool or on the beach
• Kayaking and Surfing
• Reading (feel free to borrow from the retreat library)
• Stargazing
• Sampling the best local wines
• Listening to music/ own practice
• Snoozing – don’t underestimate an afternoon nap

    The Food

    The Food

    All food is prepared especially for us on site to ensure we are served fresh vegetarian gourmet food – all meals are wholesome, nutritious, very tasty and never boring – it’s soul food!

    We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements (as long as we’re given notice).

    French Yoga Garden
    Moulin de Chantegrolle
    Charroux
    86250
    France

    Tel +33 (0)5 49 87 36 26

    Email: info@frenchyogagarden.com

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