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8 Days Play With Fire Yoga Retreat in France

8 Days Play With Fire Yoga Retreat in France

  • Château Lacanaud, Serres-et-Montguyard, Dordogne, France

Wine Tasting and Yoga Retreat France

Immerse yourself on a yoga retreat that will soak you in the very best of the beautiful countryside of France has to offer. This retreat is the perfect opportunity for you to deepen your practice and to explore true wild and classic European nature. The transformative alchemy of yoga will promise you a journey of a lifetime in a medieval setting to embrace the duality between fiery shift and new beginnings, small self and universe at large, ancient practice, and modern integration.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Evening with a local sommelier
  • Lunch food with a wine pairing class
  • Local vineyard winemaker experience
  • Day trip to La Roque Gageac and Beynac
  • Boating excursion on the Dordogne region
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat you will estay either in a private or a shared room. Each room at the Chateau Lacanaud is unique. While all rooms have their own charms, do not expect to spend too much time indoors. Encased in a region of rolling hills and country roads, your days can take the form of a stroll down the countryside or a bike ride through the vines.

During this retreat, you will enjoy two daily yoga classes, a glimpse of the 12th century in the present day, exquisite riverfront, and countryside castle views, market strolls, a restorative retreat lifestyle, and vineyard vibes along with unique culinary experiences.

During the week, a glorious French chateau will be your home to allow you to feel the medieval setting in modern day that will invite you to embrace the duality between fiery shift and new beginnings.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Midday arrival to Bergerac
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Check-in and soak up the general countryside splendor
  • Relaxing time followed by a welcome yoga class
  • Gourmet welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Early morning coffee, tea, and fruit
  • Wake up morning yoga class
  • Local and fresh breakfast
  • Day trip to the locally famous Issigeac market
  • Stroll through the medieval town’s farmers market for local and organic products
  • Enjoy the local flavor and introduction to one of the area’s historic villages
  • Souvenir shop to mix with the locals and sample tastes of the region
  • Head back for lunch at the chateau
  • Late afternoon yoga class
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Early morning coffee, tea, and fruit
  • Morning yoga class
  • Local and fresh breakfast
  • Free time
  • Fresh country lunch
  • Afternoon in the country
  • Walk to a country lane followed by chill in the pool
  • Explore the town of Bergerac
  • Evening yoga class at the chateau
  • Delicious evening dinner
  • Visit to a local sommelier
  • Evening to taste and learn about some of the regions most delicious wines
  • Get the scoop on the local wineries in preparation of the next day’s vineyard visits

Day 4

  • Early morning coffee, tea, and fruit
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Free time to explore and relax
  • Afternoon lunch at the chateau
  • Early evening yoga class
  • Poolside dinner

Day 5

  • Early morning coffee, tea, and fruit
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Excursion to a local organic vineyard and winemaker experience
  • Exploration of the vineyard and winery
  • Farm fresh lunch with a wine and food pairing talk from the vintners
  • Create your own bottle of wine to take home
  • Late afternoon yoga class on the outdoor deck
  • Sunset dinner

Day 6

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Day trip to Aquitaine region
  • Excursion to La Roque Gageac for a scenic Dordogne river trip
  • Board an authentic Gabarre river trip
  • Explore the castle town of Beynac
  • Stroll through the 12th century village
  • Picnic lunch
  • Late afternoon yoga class
  • Gourmet dinner

Day 7

  • Early morning coffee, tea, and fruit
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Free time
  • Early evening yoga class and closing circle
  • Final group dinner

Day 8

  • Morning breakfast, hugs, and farewell
  • Transfer to the Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) or train station
  • Day trip to explore the Aquitaine region
  • Day trip to the Issigeac market
  • Excursion to a local organic vineyard to experience the winemaking process
  • Excursion to La Roque Gageac for a scenic Dordogne river trip
  • Tour around the castle town of Beynac
  • Visit to a local sommelier
  • Elizabeth Rowan

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)

    Wanderluster and native Southerner, Elizabeth has lived, studied, and taught yoga around the world. As a 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher, Elizabeth teaches in the Kaivalya yoga method; a style in both the Ashtanga and Jivamukti lineages that emphasizes intelligent sequencing, precise hands-on adjustments, yoga philosophy, humor, and heart. She is also a certified prenatal yoga instructor and has contributed to and designed teacher training and immersions.

This retreat will take place at Chateau Lacanaud, Dordogne. The Dordogne region of France is known for its wine and culture ranging from the caves at Lascaux to the medieval castles and towns that still dot the river’s edge.

Situated in South West France, Chateau Lacanaud is located between Bordeaux and Toulouse in the Dordogne Purple region, which makes it the perfect central location to explore the region and is also known as the "Pays de Bergerac".

Chateau Lacanaud is centered in a region rich in vineyards and fortified bastide towns, extraordinary natural and historical heritage sites, fabulous and protected countryside, thebeauty of the Dordogne river, the renowned gastronomy and wines of Bordeaux and Beregerac, a rich cultural life, and numerous leisure and sporting activities.

Nearby places

  • Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) - 15 minutes
  • Bergerac train station - 20 minutes
  • Bordeaux wineries - 40 minutes
  • Sarlat - 1 hour
Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat you will be served three daily farm to table meals per day. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting, an evening with a local sommelier, and a lunch with a wine pairing class.

During your free time, you may wander through some additional castles to explore or gallop off through a vineyard. You may also book a day trip exploring local areas, rent a bike and cruise through the countryside, or simply relax by the pool and chill.

  • 1 boating excursion on the Dordogne region
  • 1 day trip to La Roque Gageac and Beynac
  • 1 evening with a local sommelier
  • 1 excursions through medieval La Roque and Beynac
  • 1 local vineyard winemaker experience
  • 1 lunch food with a wine pairing class
  • 1 trip to the Issigeac market
  • 1 wine tasting
  • 2 daily yoga classes with Elizabeth
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transfers from and to Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) or train station
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC). The Travel Yogi will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by train

The Bergerac train station is also an option and is located about 30 minutes away from the retreats venue. The Travel Yogi will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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