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6 Days Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga Retreat in France

Culinary Yoga Retreat France

Join Pure Heart Yoga Retreat to enjoy a wonderful and fun retreat by cooking up treats and practicing yoga! Make up a menu, purchase the produce, and then participate in cooking beautiful food to enjoy along with a glass of local wine. Embrace eating lots of beautiful fresh vegetable and fruits with each meal. There is nothing like buying your produce from the market or visiting a local producer to pick up your fresh cheese.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • 3 cooking demonstration lunches
  • Guided walk through local markets
  • Day outing with a picnic lunch
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will stay in a shared room. Pure Heart Yoga Retreat has two beautiful rooms each with king-sized or single twin shared beds. All rooms are decorated with simple, stylish, and chic interiors that provide the perfect place to cocoon yourself for your rejuvenating evening sleep. All the areas within the house and grounds are available for you to find a space to reflect, read, journal, or draw among other activities.

The loft room

The loft room is tucked away upstairs in a lovely private space for your ultimate comfort.

The garden room

The garden room overlooks the back garden with a window seat to spend your time reading, resting, or simply enjoying the view.


Day 1 - Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • 14:00 Arrival
  • 16:30 Welcome and introduction
  • 17:00 Yoga flow
  • 19:30 Evening meal and opportunity to review the schedule for the week ahead
  • 21:00 Yoga Nidra practice; the yoga of deep relaxation

Day 2 - Friday, April 28, 2017

  • 07:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Guided walk through local markets
  • 13:00 Cooking demonstration lunch
  • 17:30 Yoga flow
  • 19:30 Evening meal
  • 21:00 Yoga Nidra practice

Day 3 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • 07:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 12:30 Cooking demonstration lunch
  • 17:30 Yoga flow
  • 19:30 Evening meal at local restaurant
  • 21:00 Yoga Nidra practice

Day 4 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • 08:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 13:00 Cooking demonstration lunch
  • 17:30 Yoga
  • 19:30 Evening meal
  • 21:00 Yoga Nidra practice

Day 5 - Monday, April 1, 2017

  • 07:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 Day outing with breakfast and picnic lunch stop along the way
  • 12:00 Picnic lunch
  • 19:30 Evening meal
  • 21:00 Yoga Nidra practice

Day 6 - Tuesday, April 2, 2017

  • 08:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:30 Farewell
  • 12:00 Departure

Included excursions

One guided walk through local markets and one day outing with a breakfast and a picnic lunch along the way are included in this retreat.


Maria Hayes
Maria has been teaching yoga since 2009 after completing Yoga Teacher Training in traditional Hatha Yoga in Australia with Radiant Light Yoga (Adam and Akash Bornstein). Relocating in October 2015, she is following her dream to live in France and run a yoga retreat.


This holiday will be held at Pure Heart Yoga Retreat in Le Beugnon, France. Pure Heart Yoga Retreat is an intimate boutique space where you will immerse yourself in a serene and peaceful environment to nurture and rejuvenate. Le Beugnon is part of the Deux Sèvres region in the center of South West France and is perfectly situated to enjoy balmy summers and fresh winters.



  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Shopping nearby


  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga studio


  • Tour assistance


During this retreat, delicious meals from locally sourced produce will served daily with fresh fruit drinks to cleanse and rejuvenate your body. You will have the opportunity to experience cooking demonstration workshops.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus snacks, fresh fruit, and hot drinks are included. Your day will start with a beautiful healthy buffet breakfast after yoga, a light lunch and cooking demonstration, and a superb three course evening meal. Also included is a picnic breakfast and lunch during the day outing.

With a healthy approach to food, you should love what you eat and consider how you prepare your meals starting with where you purchase the ingredients and where the produce originated.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Visit La Rochelle

La Rochelle is quite picturesque and lined with seafood restaurants. The "Old Harbour" is at the heart of the city and is perfect for an evening promenade or some serious shopping.

Visit Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin is also known as the "Green Venice" of France with serene, exotic, and magical waterways to enjoy.

Visit Niort

Visit this place to enjoy shopping, the historical markets hall, and restaurants. The capital of the Deux Sevres region includes the village of Le Beugnon.

Visit Parthenay

You may wander the medieval walled town of Parthenay on the bend of the River Thouet buzzing in Summer, calm and serene to walk in the cooler months.

Visit Puy du Fou

Travel through time at the medieval park with spectacular shows and adventures for all ages.

Visit Saumur

Saumur is a historic town located between the Loire and Thouet rivers and it is surrounded by vineyards and the Chateau overlooking the town.

Walking and biking trips

An amazing choice of paths from Le Beugnon to Secondigny are available through the forest, around the lake, between villages, or further afield for you to enjoy.

What's included

  • 1 day outing
  • 1 evening meal at a local restaurant
  • 1 guided walk through local markets
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 cooking demonstration lunches
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation practices

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Other options are to book your flight to arrive at Poitiers - Biard Airport (PIS), La Rochelle - Île de Ré Airport (LRH), or Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE).

Arrival by train

TGV trains are available directly from Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport Train terminal, or from Paris Montparnasse Train Terminal to Niort. A taxi or a private car can be arranged to collect you from Niort or Poitiers Station for an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 5 days before arrival.
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