Yoga Retreat to France

Find your yoga - Discover your France   

with Chris & Nesh 

June 17-24, 2018
A 7-day program of discovery of your inner potential and France’s Southwestern charm of Dordogne region
You are invited to a 7-day retreat of internal exploration of your truer You through yoga, breathing and meditation workshops, along with external exploration of the magnificent region of the Dordogne in the Southwestern region of France.   Morning and afternoon yoga sessions will focus on the mastery of the breath, cultivating a quieter mind and working on the physical posture, flexibility and strength through yoga and qi gong poses. During evening talks/meditation sessions we will discuss topics such as the importance and role of the qi in our everyday life, the value of nutrition, the body-mind-spirit connection and the holistic approach to overall health, happiness and life in general.   During the external exploration time we will experience the Dordogne region on bikes, canoes and foot with Chris as your guide. We will enjoy the region’s fresh whole foods while visiting local markets, medieval towns, castles, prehistoric cave drawings, take a cooking class and enjoy nourishing meals together. Along with the planned activities there will be ample time for relaxation, self-reflection and contemplation of the inward and outward journey.   For those interested in diving deeper into the journey of the Self, additional workshops and therapeutic yoga sessions will be available.

 Included in the price

* Guidance and instruction by experienced yoga teachers Nesh and Chris

* Professional France tour guide Chris Coleman leading tours in both Paris and the Dordogne region
*Group transfer from Brive la Gaillarde train station to Le Chevrefeuille at start and end of retreat;
*7 nights of accommodation at the Le Chevrefeuille Guesthouse in St Cyprien, France

*All breakfasts
*3 lunches (3 not included)
*All dinners
*All transport for excursions
*Bikes and pool available, canoe/kayak trip, 2 medieval castle visits, 2 prehistoric cave art visits Lascaux and Rouffignac
*A local market tour, culinary class and lunch experience with our hosts at Le Chevrefeuille.

Cost of the retreat
$2400/ €2000 per person in twin/double bed and breakfast accommodations


Paris Add-on
4-day Paris add-on prior to retreat is an additional cost, please email Chris at if you are interested!  Paris add-on dates: June 14-17 and June 24-25.  Pricing will include sightseeing, yoga, breakfasts and half your meals, hotel stay and round trip train travel from Paris to Brive for the Dordogne retreat. For those traveling from outside of Europe, your travel dates would be June 13 departure and June 25 return if flying home directly afterwards.

About Chris & Nesh
Chris Coleman has 20 years experience as a France tour guide with Rick Steves Europe. She has been a yoga teacher and studio owner since 2008 in Minnesota and is a IATY-Certified Yoga Therapist.  She has studied with various teachers that have inspired her work: Yoga North's Ann Maxwell & Molly McMannus; Susi Hately, Dr. Timothy McCall, Indu Aurora, Sidhartha Krishna and more.  Chris led a yoga tour to France in June 2015 and is thrilled to be able to offer another experience in collaboration with Nesh.

Nesh Bzekska is a Registered 500-hour Master Yoga and Meditation Teacher and an Official Worldwide Ambassador for Yoga Alliance International.   She received her formal teacher training from India in Transformational (Therapeutic) Hatha yoga, and also studied Reiki, Qi gong, intuitive work, Tibetan bowl learning, meditation trainings.  She has organized and participated in numerous Qi healing and Qi gong workshops and retreats in Africa and Asia, along with ongoing yoga classes for both goups and individual clients.