A Life of Balance - At the chateau in France
This unique retreat to Bordeaux in France is held at a charming Château in the countryside of Bordeaux near the famous Saint-Émilion village. The intention of this retreat is to take time to de-stress and reconnect the mind to the spirit in a splendid environment. It is to practice yoga on and off the mat and to discover the charming countryside.
The Bordeaux region is certainly one of the world’s best known wine regions. In the last decade, the city itself has seen a complete revamp much to the tourist delights and many guides have boasted about this must-visit town. In a privileged environment, twice a day, Martine and Iyan will lead yoga and mediation sessions and Claude will share his personal own method of how to reach your dreams; a knowledge that has proven invaluable for the success to participants of past retreats.
While the program is an opportunity to relax and get in touch with the deeper self, it is also an occasion to discover the beautiful region of the Gironde and its vineyards at a time when grapes are being harvested. The retreat is also an opportunity to experience the culinary art of the French and of course some of Bordeaux’s famous wines.
ALL INCLUSIVE RETREAT
- 8 days/7 nights accommodation at the Château
- All meals
- Dinner with paired wines
- 1 Relaxing massage at the Château
- Morning yoga and meditation sessions
- Evening restorative yoga and meditation
- 2 Follow Your Dreams sessions
- 1 Wine workshop; getting to understand Bordeaux wines
- Visit of the new Cité du Vin
- Silent walk in the Château’s own forest
- Walk to the village Créon and meet with locals
- Food preparation and cooking class by local chef
- Gastronomic Dinner and Wine tasting by certified -
- Visit of the town of Saint-Émilion
- Visit of a reputed Château
- Visit of Arcachon, a charming town right by the coast
- Lunch at a Oyster Farm in Gujan Mestras (Arcachon Bay)
- Dune du Pyla excursion
- French champagne apero
- Wine and Cheese tasting and pairing
- Transportation from/to Bordeaux/Château
- Government tax and services
Living in a Château!
Located in La Gironde near the small village of Créon, the charming Château is a perfect place to find peace of mind as it is surrounded by 29 hectares of woodland and has its own lake and an amazing swimming pool. The place was totally renovated less than 5 years ago. Each private bedroom is comfortable, well equipped and thematically decorated. The common areas are spacious and give the sensation of going back in time. One can only imagine what it would have been like to live there as a family!
The Yoga that will be taught by Martine is Hatha and combines the precision of Iyengar with the dynamism of Ashtanga. Guests will be introduced to Pranayama, Asanas, relaxation techniques and yogic activities.
The Yoga and Meditation sessions that will be lead by Iyan will take you deeper into the practice through a soft approach to the discipline.
Both Martine and Iyan are qualified Yoga and Meditation instructors and have years of experience to help you in your practice whether you are beginners or more advanced.
Through meditation and yoga, people from around the world and all levels of society have reached incredible results in balancing the body, mind and spirit. Yoga and meditation are ways to help become more focus and provide a platform for one's own inner-peace and well-being especially when faced with life challenges.
The kitchen of the Château has all the necessary equipment to make any chef totally happy! Most meals are served at the Château and prepared by our own chef. All meals preferences are catered for. Some meals will be taken outside while touring.
Part of the journey is enjoying the luxury of a skilled therapist’s hands, one massage is inclusive during your retreat.
There are no other treatments available at the Château.