Ayurvedic nutrition & yoga holiday, St Tropez, France, incl 4 massages
Incorporating yoga, massage & healthy eating, our Ayurvedic yoga & nutrition retreat will leave your mind & body feeling nourished, relaxed, and your spirit uplifted. Villa Tropez is the perfect retreat venue for a wellness escape with fresh Provence air, wellness pavilion, panoramic views of the vineyard valleys of St. Tropez. Boat tour included.
Type of Event
Escape to this stunning retreat during the best weeks of summer in the South of France, where the charm of Provence meets the Côte d'Azur. Stays available for 6 nights or longer during the dates of 9 - 22 September 2016. Limit places - guest numbers are capped at 10 per stay to ensure maximum time with the practitioners on this boutique retreat.
6 nights: £1750 sharing twin / double room
6 nights: £2300 own room
Longer stays available on request
“Sambhuti – nourish and grow” … withdraw yourself from the physical and emotional strains and stresses of everyday life. We’ll offer you the space to reflect, nourish your body, and rejuvenate in luxury surroundings, for those who feel emotionally drained, overloaded, or too busy to relax. The retreat is run by Renée Mann, the President of The Ayurvedic Association UK.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest sciences dating back thousands of years. It is a holistic system based on the belief our health depends on the balance between mind, body and spirit. Upon arrival at your retreat venue in the hills of Saint Tropez, we will carry out an individual consultation, so we can cater for your personal needs with regards to nutrition and exercise.
This will prepare you for the week ahead, and allow you to enjoy the full benefit of the Ayurvedic nutrition and yoga France retreat. Even more, it is being held during the best summer week for a retreat in the South of France: 09 – 15, and 16 - 23 September 2016 (extended stays possible within these dates).
6 nights accommodation at Villa Tropez boutique luxury retreat in the hills of Saint Tropez, France.
Sunrise and sunset yoga class each day (11 classes in total)
Individual Ayurveda consultation
4 Ayurvedic massages (abhyangha -oil massage and pinda sveda using a compress of herbs)Nutritional Workshop with our experienced Ayurvedic practicioner v 3 Nutritional and wholesome meals per day
Daily fruit, snacks, teas, and juices
Linen, towels, and yoga mats are provided
One hour harbour cruise on the bay of Saint Tropez.
Transfers from and to Nice airport (specified times only)
*Flights and travel insurance are not included
SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY
Morning yoga practice and meditation
Rest time, allowing you time to relax by the pool, go for a walk or book one of your massage sessions LunchWorkshop on Ayurvedic nutrition Evening yoga class
Time to sleep and recuperate
Whilst we encourage you to partake in the daily yoga practice, it is not essential for you to do so. The most important thing is for you to tune into your body and embrace what feels right for you.
THE RETREAT VENUE
Villa Tropez is a perfect setting for an Ayurvedic nutrition and yoga retreat in France, when the weather is at its best in September. Meeting in the outdoor workshop area under the wisteria clad arbor, by the old olive tree, you will learn of Ayurvedic nutrition principles. A walk through the organic gardens and surrounding vineyards, in harmony with the surrounding Mediterranean landscape, you will see, smell, and harvest if you wish, herbs that used for everyday relaxation and healing. Find inspiration here with an article describing the ambience and health benefits this retreat venue offers guests on an Ayurvedic nutrition and yoga retreat in France.
Just outside of St Tropez, Villa Tropez offers luxury accommodation and 6 bedrooms with private, twin, triple or quad share options. With a rustic back-to-the-earth feel, it is nestled among rolling hills of vineyards, olive and oak trees. Villa Tropez has dedicated retreat facilities with a yoga pavilion, and plenty of space to relax in one acre of lush gardens.
Make the most of the September summer weather and spend time on the sun loungers amongst the stone-paved terraces, and the serene pool-house with shaded pool-side lounge seating. Inside the villa accommodation, there are Côte d’Azur inspired interiors, cool natural stone floors and spacious open-plan living areas, capturing the panoramic views and fresh sea air. Each bedroom has views of surrounding forests and valleys, with french doors opening onto sunfilled terraces.
Renée Mann has been practicing Ayurveda for over 15 years. Coming from a corporate background in accountancy she experienced firsthand the toll a busy professional life takes on the body. Her first encounter with Ayurveda was at a young age; being allergic to antibiotics she was always given herbs to counter common ailments. As an adult she decided to turn this interest into a career.
She strives to empower her clients to better understand their body and how food can be used as medicine. Her role, as your practitioner, is to facilitate the process of natural healing and help you consciously better understand the powers of the human body to self heal. Her highly qualified team brings along with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise. They have created a haven of tranquillity allowing you to escape from the information overload, noise and general busyness of everyday life. There will be space with a purpose, a place to reflect, be nurtured – where you can nourish your body and rejuvenate.
Renée has run many retreats over the years and is the President of Ayurvedic Practitioners UK. She also sits on the board of European Herbal and Traditional Medical Practitioners.
AYURVEDA, NOURISH YOUR BODY
Based on the principles of Ayurveda, which as its name “science of life” suggests is a way of life that includes healthy eating, nutrition, use of super-foods, body work, massage, life style methods, mental relaxation, stress management techniques and herbal medicines all of which brings us well- being and longevity. One of its aims is to enhance positive health and the quality of life to its maximum potential.
We believe a healthy digestive systems key to good health, therefore on this retreat we will be serving you healthy, nutritious vegetarian meals based on the principles of Ayurveda with not a curry in sight. We will provide you with meals, which will not overload your digestive system and assist in bringing your doshas into balance. Renée will show you how to make simple quick and easy meals, which will help continue to aid our digestive system once you return to your busy schedules.
WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF YOUR SAMBHUTI RETREAT
Are you feeling emotionally drained, over loaded, too busy to relax Perhaps you:
- always feel tired, no matter what you eat or how much you exercise
- find your mind is always buzzing
- have lost your sense of direction
- feel overwhelmed by life
The retreat’s aim is to provide you with an opportunity to make your life simple. Create a relaxing environment in beautiful surroundings allowing you time to breathe and grow and reconnect with your inner self.
Our purpose is to give you:
- A better understanding of Ayurveda
- Healthy and easy recipes to nourish your body
- A rare opportunity to let go and reconnect with your inner self
- Clarity and a fresh, healthier perspective
“Renee has created a wonderful space during just a few days, which allowed me to unwind, relax and recharge. She has cooked wonderful food, gave a fantastic reflexology massage and provided advice and tips in accordance with Ayurvedic principles, which allowed me to even, further improve my way of nutrition. All that in a very friendly and unimposing manner. Renee allowed me to truly be relaxed during that weekend and I will definitively be looking forward another yoga retreat with her.” GN
To confirm a place on the retreat, a 50% booking deposit, as well as a signed retreat form and a health questionnaire is required. By paying the booking deposit you confirm you agree to all terms and conditions.
Balance of payment is due eight weeks prior to retreat start date; if the balance is not received, the place will be re-advertised, and the deposit retained.
If in the rare event that the retreat is cancelled, all deposits or balance of payments will be refunded. Sambhuti Retreats is not liable for covering any personal expenses incurred such as airline tickets due to itinerary changes or cancellation of retreats. Booking deposits are non refundable. If the guest cancels their booking more than eight weeks prior to retreat start date, the booking deposit (50% of price) will be retained.
No refunds or compensations will be made for cancellations made within eight weeks of retreat start date, or in the event of arriving late, leaving early, or deciding to not complete the retreat.
Bookings are transferrable for this same retreat only - may be used by another person if the guest is unable to attend. Sambhuti has discretion over suitability of the person taking the place, as all occupants must be comfortable within the bedroom arrangements booked and of the same gender if in a shared room with persons they do not know.
Accepted currencies on location – Euro
Travel insurance information
Travel insurance is a condition of attendance for all guests and must include cover for all personal injury, medical expenses and loss or damage of belongings whist on the premises and during travel. Whilst all care will be taken, Sambhuti and Villa Tropez cannot be held liable for loss or theft of personal belongings (a safe is available) or be held liable for any accidents or injuries, which may occur during your stay. Please select your personal travel insurance carefully as exceptions will not be considered for any reason, including illness or injury, personal or family emergencies, weather, etc.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Transfers or transport outside of specified times
Extra massages or activities