This retreat is a rare opportunity to live with local people and meet their friends in rural France, taste the regional products, admire the beautiful landscape, get off the beaten track, and experience the French culture from the inside...while adding more mindfulness in your daily lives.
Set in the beautiful medieval village of Saint-Jeannet in the south of France, only one step away from the French Riviera. All of the activities will be done with the awareness of the present moment, in complete contact with your bodies and your breathing. You can choose to arrive whenever you want and you will follow the program according to your day of arrival.
Corinne and Benoit are both fluent in French and English.
During this retreat, you will be staying at The FrogS'House Bed and Breakfast. The house is a former family hotel that has been reorganized to turn into a warm and comfortable bed and breakfast. Six rooms options with single and double occupancy are available including 3 with a balcony and sea view, and 3 with view on the local hills. A private suite for triple and quadruple occupancy is also available upon request, or for single/double if you want to enjoy more space.
If FrogS' House accommodation isn’t available any more, they would be happy to book an alternative option so you could still take part in the yoga sessions and join the daily excursions. Of course you will be welcome to use the common facilities at the FrogS’ House as much as any other guests (the sunny terrace, the big open kitchen and cosy lounge room). The options are:
You can start this course any day of the week and stay as many nights as you like! Check all the different duration possibilities and prices here: https://www.bookyogaretreats.com/fr/the-frogs-house.
Excursions on arrival and departure days are not included, however you are very welcome to join in if your timing allows it (arrival before 10am or departure after 5pm). Cost extra, please consult the organizer.
There is no "level" required here: the invitation during those yoga sessions is to mainly "listen" and "observe" the feeling of the moment, both physically and mentally. So either you have been practicing for a long time or not, it doesn't matter. Beginners or regular practitioners, everyone is welcome: make sure that you are willing to eventually experience a new approach, a new practice, and maybe explore your own being even more…hopefully a better understating of oneself, and of the world, will come out…
Benoit has been inspired and still is, by a French spiritual teacher named Jean Klein, who has transmitted his own experience of yoga to many disciples, with whom he continues to learn more and more deeply each time he manages to attend their workshops. This type of yoga is also known as Yoga du Cachemire. It is a very meditative yoga which allows you to get deeper and deeper into some subtle feelings, both physically but also energetically, to do so, you have to first manage to put that little voice of yours that constantly make comments, criticism, judgment... into observation and let yourselves become totally open to the here and now, to the proposition of the moment, to what is happening in your own body and your own mind, and let it be, by a simple, but profound, observation. To make it short, the yoga he likes to share is of the Being, not of the Doing.
Veronique, Carline and Jean, qualified teachers, will assist Benoit to lead the 2 daily sessions. Véronique and Carline, both with their own style, will share Hatha yoga sessions, more or less based on “internal listening”. Jean is a certified Ashtanga teacher, a more dynamic and physical yoga style. They all do their best to guide and listen to everyone’s need and at the same time maintain a harmony in the whole group.
This is the general activities program for a week (depends on your arrival day)
Note: some changes will be expected for the program in 2019: the day in Antibes will take place on Fridays, and the cooking session with Corinne on Tuesdays, the discovery of St Paul de Vence and / or Nice will be in autonomy and according to the wish of each on Saturdays that will remain a free day, thanks to a roadbook available to you. New detailed program online on November 15, 2018.
This retreat includes all the excursions described in the itinerary above: they will depend on your arrival and departure day.
For instance, if you arrive on Sunday and leave on Thursday, there will be the Monday walk, the Tuesday sightseeing in Antibes and St Paul de Vence, and the Wednesday local Producer experience.
Excursions on arrival and departure days are not included, however you are very welcome to join us if your timing allows it (arrival before 10am or departure after 5pm). Cost extra, please consult the organizer.
This retreat will take place in the middle of the quiet village of Saint-Jeannet, France. Saint-Jeannet is a charming and typical French medieval village, perched at the foot of the Mediterranean hills called Baou.
Only 15 kilometers away from Nice côte d’Azur and the French Riviera, but so much more quiet and relaxing, its position at 450 meters of altitude offers a great view on the coast and a moderate temperature in the middle of the summer.
During this retreat, you will be served daily organic breakfasts and home made picnic lunches during Monday, Wednesday and Friday excursions. Also the Sunday brunch. All the food provided is as local and organic as possible. Please let the organizer know if any specific dietary requirement. Lunches during visit of Antibes and Nice are extra, in organic and/or local restaurants (10 to 20 EUR/person).
Dinners will be at your own leisure, with a choice of 4 restaurants walking distance in St. Jeannet, or take away food from the local shops to organize your own dinner at The FrogS House using the big open kitchen, entirely at your disposition.
There's a possibility to book a massage with our local professional masseurs, Florence, a physiotherapist specialized in Californian massages, or with Myriam, specialized in Shiatsu massages. Or a Tibetan sound massage with Jean, teacher and masseur certified
Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport
Transfer available for additional US$64 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request (55 EUR /transfer to be shared by number of passengers, +10 EUR extra evenings and WE/public holidays).
The closest train station is Saint Laurent du Var, only eight minutes away from Nice central station and only 20 minutes away from Saint-Jeannet by car. Transfer from and to the train station is available upon request (65 EUR/transfer from Nice Ville or 55 EUR/transfer from St Laurent du Var, to be shared by number of passengers, +10 EUR extra evenings and WE/public holidays)
There is also the possibility to catch bus N°55 just outside saint Laurent du Var train station.
Two buses drive from and to Saint-Jeannet. The first is bus number 55 from and to Saint Laurent du Var, a train station for direct connection with Nice or any other city along the coast by train. Bus N°55 also starts from Commercial center CAP3000 near the station for direct connection with Nice or any other city along the coast by bus. The second is bus Number 47 from and to Vence and St Paul de Vence.
The second is bus Number 47 from and to Vence and St Paul de Vence.
The organizer will send you the link to our website that contains a map and some photos about how to find the Frogs’ House and where to park when arriving in the village.
For this organizer you can guarantee your booking through BookCulinaryVacations.com. All major credit cards supported.