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 mindfullness 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.
Airport transfer available:
Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (US$65 per person)
During this retreat, you will be staying at The FrogS'House Bed and Breakfast, in Saint-Jeannet, France. 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.
These yoga retreats are offered every week from March to November:
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
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. We welcome people who have been practicing for a while, or beginners, and it all work out very fine.
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 us to get deeper and deeper into some subtle feelings, both physically but also energetically, to do so, we have to first manage to put that little voice of ours that constantly make comments, criticism, judgment... into observation and let ourselves become totally open to the here and now, to the proposition of the moment, to what is happening in our own body and our 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.
Transfer to Nice International Airport or train station available on request.
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 Sunday, there will be the Monday walk, the Tuesday sightseeing, the Wednesday local Producer experience, the Thursday sightseeing, the Friday cooking experience and the Sunday "yoga-brunch". The Saturday is free to relax, or if you need some more activity, to join our local treasure hunt for a fun experience.
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 and Friday excursions. 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€/person).
Dinners will be at your own leisure, with a choice of 4 restaurants walking distance in Saint 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.
Use your free time to explore our amazing village of Saint Jeannet, wandering around the small medieval streets. Relax on your balcony watching the sea, or take a walk into the nearby Mediterranean hills. And for the most adventurous, go explore the must seen places of the French Riviera or relax on the local beaches, using your own car or the public transportation services (buses and trains).
There's a possibility to book a massage with a local and professional masseuse, Myriam, specialized in Shiatsu massages. Please let The FrogS'House know in advance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request (55€/transfer to be shared by number of passengers).
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€/transfer from Nice Ville or 55€/transfer from St Laurent du Var, to be shared by number of passengers).
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, 15mns walking distance from Nice airport or 3mns by shuttle bus
The second is bus Number 47 from and to Vence and St Paul de Vence.
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