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23-27 August, 2014 Retreat: Yoga à la Montagne in Haute-Savoie

Join Julia Barnes and Vanessa de Haas of O Yoga in Lyon for an unforgettable stay in the majestic alps of the Haute-Savoie. Recharge your batteries and escape your routine thanks to four days of Vinyasa yoga, well-being and outdoor activities.

Lodgings will be in a typical Savoyard chalet with a magnificent view of the environs.

The retreat includes:

• Accommodations in shared rooms
• 2 daily yoga classes (8 total)
• A Nordic bath 
• Local and organic cuisine (all meals)
• Optional: day hike with a pause in a refuge
• Optional: Ayurvedic massages (additional fee) 

And of course, free time for yourself. For those who like quiet, you can walk to Fer à Cheval, or simply rest and read a book in the chalet’s gardens. For those who enjoy adventure, the region offers many activities: hikes, rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, via ferrata, canyoneering and more. These are available at additional cost, and can be reserved for you.

Les yogis de tous niveaux sont bienvenus !

NB: For those without a car, the organisers can pick you up at the train station in Cluses, or help you find a carpool situation.

WHEN Saturday 23 August-Sunday 26 October, 2014 (5 days/4 nights)

WHERE Samoëns, Haute-Savoie

575€ shared room (includes room and board, as well as yoga and Nordic bath)
180€ for 8 yoga sessions (if you’d to secure your own accommodations)
25€ per yoga session (reservations required) 

For more details or to reserve, please email or call 04 78 41 09 82


4-8 August, 2014 Retreat: Yoga in Bourgogne

This summer offer yourself a little pause just two hours from Paris… Join Joti Poirier in her family’s country home in Voutenay-sur-Cure for four days of yoga, meditation and pranayama that will leave plenty of time for naps in the garden and dips in the Cure river.

Limited to 8 participants so register early.

WHEN Monday 4 August-Friday 8 August, 2014 (5 days/4 nights)

WHERE 89270 Voutenay-sur-Cure

Starting at 400€ depending on room choice.

To reserve, please email


3-10 August, 2014 Retreat: Vacances de Yoga en Bretagne (Débutants/Intermédiaires)

This retreat is organized by Paris’ Gaya Yoga and is designed for the beginner and intermediate student. The program is conceived to help the beginner start his or her search, or for the intermediate yogi to intensify his or her practice.

Daily program includes:
• Vinyasa yoga
• Yoga détente

Accommodations are available in shared rooms (2 to 4 people), or in single rooms (additional fee, depending on availability.) Meals will be organic, and served family-style. Bicycles can be rented, and there is access to a sauna as well. 

WHEN Sunday August 3-Sunday August 10, 2014 (7 days)

WHERE Chrysalide, Nestadio, 56680 Plouhinec

For prices and more details, click here


3-9 August, 2014 Retreat: Summer Iyengar Intensive in Ardèche

Nestled in the hills of Ardèche and surrounded by fields, the hameau de Marelles is a property made up of carefully restored old buildings and cottages. During these four days of intense practice led by Julien Cailleux of Paris’ Centre Anjaliom, you’ll have an opportunity to deepen your yoga and incorporate pranayama.

The days will be dedicated to the study of both postural practice and pranayama, with plenty of time for rest and relaxation. Morning sessions begin with pranayama (breathwork) and be followed by asana. After some time for rest, afternoon sessions will refine the physical practice.

Retreat is open to all students who have been regularly practicing Iyengar yoga for one year. Please bring:
• a yoga mat
• 3 blankets
• 2 blocks
• 2 straps

Retreat includes all room and board (vegetarian,) as well as practice.

For more details (in French), click here 

WHEN Sunday August 3-Saturday August 9, 2014 (7 days/6 nights)

WHERE Hameau de Marelles, 07440 Boffres

Cost of instruction: 350€

276€ per person, tent 
306€ per person (4-6 people)
342€ per person (double occupancy)
378€ per person, room or campervan (single occupancy) 

Taxes (1,60€) and fees (10€ person) are extra.

To register, click here


26 July-2 August, 2014 Retreat: Yoga Surf Healthy Cuisine in Hossegor

Join certified raw and living food chef Emilie McBride, certified yoga teacher and professional snowboarder Caroline Beliard-Zebrowski, and surfer and Olympic snowboarded Gary Zebrowski for a week of fun, surf, yoga, healthy cuisine and relaxing time… You’ll stay in Hossegor, only 400 meters from its reknown beach breaks, in a newly renovated traditional house which will offer you all the comforts of home.

Having catered for professional surfer Kelly Slater, Emilie will tailor her menus to the nutritional needs of people who surf.

Program will include:
• Daily yoga classes (dynamic in the morning, restorative in the evening)
• Surf lessons
• Free time for meditation and relaxing
• Optional cooking workshops 

For additional program details, click here (in English)

Retreat fee covers all yoga sessions, 3 catered meals per day (mix of raw, vegetarian and vegan,) cooking workshops (recipe book,) and five 1.5 hr surfing lessons.

Fee does NOT include the following: pick up from airport/train station, transport to/from beach (bike rentals available,) extra activities, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs.

WHEN Saturday 26 July- 2-Saturday 2 August, 2014 (8 days/7 nights)

WHERE 40150 Hossegor

1075€ per person (double occupancy)
1280€ per person (single occupancy) 

To secure your spot: 500€ deposit required via PayPal to, or send an email to the same address. Full balance required by 13 July, 2014.