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Yoga Retreat in the South of France

October 10-16, 2020

7 days + 6 nights in the world famous South of France. Luxury meets eco-consciousness on a one-of-a-kind property that overlooks miles of vineyards and mountain ranges. Take invigorating yoga classes on an outdoor deck, bike through picturesque villages, learn about French wine from local vineyard owners and dine in a Michelin star restaurant. This boutique retreat experience is truly off-the-grid and will melt away the everyday stresses of life.

Our South of France boutique retreat experience is a beauty.  This retreat is limited to 10 guests and is expected to sell out quickly.
Enjoy life’s simple pleasures in one of the area’s most breathtaking regions - famous for their organic wines!

What's Included: 
7 days + 6 nights shared accommodations at an environmentally conscious retreat center owned by my friend and Rick Steves colleague Rolinka Blooming, and held exclusively for Yoga Forest guests:  Eco Guesthouse and Retreat Center Ferrairolles
The property is in the Languedoc wine region in the South of France tucked between the Pyrenees Mountains and only 30 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea; enjoy the vineyards, olive groves and an organic garden on-site

The expertise of Chris Coleman, an experienced yoga instructor with decades of travel guiding and cultural experience in France 
Daily yoga classes in breathtaking indoor and outdoor practice spaces with spectacular views of the nearby mountain ranges
Several excursions to fully immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, food and culture of southern France:

-Biking tour through picturesque vineyards, villages, gorges and ancient castle ruins with a mountain side picnic
-An interactive wine tasting and food pairing night on the property; tour of a local vineyard and winery
-Excursion to Collioure, a former fishing village on the edge of the sea, that was the inspiration for the Fauvist painters with brightly colored vistas
-Exhilarating guided mountain hike with spectacular views
-Time to explore the quaint local French villages nearby - shop for treasures to bring home or dine al fresco while sipping wine on a cobblestone street side cafe and patio
-A multi-course luxury lunch at the nearby world-famous Michelin star restaurant.
-Plenty of free time to explore the property: wander through vineyards, walk to a local village, read in a lounger or take a dip in the ecological swimming basin

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (one lunch will be pay on your own). All meals will be  inventive vegetarian cuisine with a strong global influence.
2 local glasses of wine with each dinner 
Round trip private transportation from Perpignan to the retreat property (approx 1 hr, pick up from train station)
A private dedicated Facebook group with your fellow travelers, a detailed itinerary, a suggested packing list and constant support and communication leading up to and during the retreat. Let someone else handle all the logistics and planning. You just sign up, pack up and go!

What's Not Included:
Round trip airfare to Barcelona El Prat (BCN) (recommended)
Train from Barcelona to Perpignan, France  (about a 1 hr 20 min journey) - or other transportation to Perpignan as desired.
Trip insurance, personal shopping and additional wine

The Investment: (double or triple occupancy, en suite baths)
Early Bird by March 10, 2020: $2280
Full Price after March 11, 2020: $2480

Please note:
You will need to leave the US on Friday, October 9 in order to arrive by Saturday, October 10. Taking more time in Europe before or after is encouraged…  no better spot than beautiful  Barcelona to stay a few nights to bookend your retreat!
This is a eco-friendly and fully autonomous property that is  off-the-grid. 
Also please note that there is no WiFi access at the retreat property and cell service is spotty. Guests are encouraged to take time away from their devices to reconnect with nature, themselves & other guests.
If you are traveling with a friend(s), please email us to indicate your preferred roommate(s)  after sending in your deposit. All other guests will be placed with a carefully-chosen roommate.