Besse-sur-Issole, France

$2.495,00

Join us on our annual retreat to the beautiful and chic region of Provence, France. Days on the Côte d'Azur, markets in Aix-en-Provence, lavender fields, and yoga overlooking the vineyards of the region of rosé - ending with a spa day of pure relaxation.

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    $2.495,00

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    Location

    France, Besse-sur-Issole

Highlights

Daily meditation and yoga classes
Day trip to Aix-en-Provence
Wine and cheese tasting

Course description

Yoga and meditation classes will be held daily to prepare our bodies and minds to find the beauty and details in the moments during our time in the south of France. During this yoga retreat one full day will be spent on the French Riviera on the island of Porquerolles for freetime to explore the beaches, hiking trails or town. We will take a tour through the countryside to see the Roussillon "The Ochre Village" where we will visit the village, ochre mines, and be inspired to create in our art journals after viewing the famous red cliffs and quarries. Our final day will be spent relaxing at a beautiful spa in St. Tropez as well as a stroll through this famous harbor town.

About the place

Guests will not only enjoy the villa and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the French cities and villages from the hills to the coast. Bastide Avellanne is the ideal location to visit Provence. Situated only 30 minutes from the sea and from the Cote D'Azur between Cannes, St Tropez and Hyeres, with its hundreds of kilometers of white beaches, rocky capes and wild bays is considered the most beautiful coastline of France - 300 kilometers of coast accompanying the Mediterranean Sea, white sandy beaches, a preserved landscape, protected islands and famous locations renowned worldwide. It looks just as you see in postcards, fields of lavender, medieval villages, chateaux, markets full of colours where you can find local products and exotic spices, lively small towns with a slow way of life. This yoga retreat will take place at the beautiful villa of Bastide Avellanne. The Bastide is a charming fortified Provencal demure dating back to 17th century. Totally refurbished in 2011 it welcomes you with spacious light rooms in country style, all with modern en-suite bathrooms and independent apartments with every comfort.In the Bastide you will find a vast air conditioned lounge with old leather sofas, a stone chimney, exposed beams and a bar, a dining room in the veranda overlooking the garden and a workshop-come-meeting room close to the pool. Surrounded by vineyards Bastide Avellanne is set in a private park of 3 hectares, where the colours of the olive trees and centuries old oaks blend with the perfumes of lavender and rosemary, creating a small Mediterranean paradise in where you will find a heated swimming pool and summer bar, giant chess, tennis and petanque courts.

Food

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of this yoga retreat experience, including breakfasts and dinners daily, as well as selected lunches. Enjoy cuisine which combines creativity and flavours with a special attention to creating balanced meals. Wholesome ingredients, the freshness of the foods, cooking times and methods are present in every meal you will enjoy at the Bastide. Meals will be enjoyed on the terrace in the shade of the oak trees, or served by candlelight under the pergola or on the veranda. We'll feast on traditional flavors of Provence mixed with the French, Italian and Mediterranean styles as well. Plus, throughout the week we'll have a chance to sample many regional wines, aperitifs, and other tastes such as cheeses and various other specialities.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

Villa accommodation, Daily Breakfast, Daily Dinner (at Villa and restaurants), Lunch on selected days, Welcome cocktail party, Transportation to/from day trips, Ferry to Porquerolles Island, Optional bike rental on free day, Daily meditation and yoga classes, Daily art classes, Use of estate premises (hiking trails, pool, courts, etc.), Wine, Aperitif, Cheese Tasting, Day tour through Gorges du Verdon, lavender fields, villages, Spa day + treatment, Day trips to Aix-en-Provence

What’s not included

Airfare, Airport transfers, Travel insurance, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Villa of Bastide Avellanne

How to get there

Airport transfers

The airport transfers are not included in this yoga retreat but can be arranged at an extra cost

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation

Activities

  • Art
  • Guided tour
  • Hiking
  • Spa

Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Massage
  • Mountain views
  • Sea views
  • Spa
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Wifi
  • Yoga
  • Yoga studio

Daily Program

The schedule for this yoga retreat will be announced upon booking or arrival.

Instructors

Erin Lewis
Certified yoga instructor and EPM founder, Erin Lewis, will facilitate the classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements. She's studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various speciality certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core vinyasa flow and restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.

 


 


 


 

 

    “My time in Provence was an amazing and wondrous and glorious one. Filled with fabulous moments I hoped for and more that I could never have imagined. It was a beautifully crafted experience in every respect – the accommodations, the yoga, the food, the excursions, the pampering, the camaraderie. And of course the art. The joyful, exuberant, awakening art. The entire adventure was deliciously exhilarating and fun. And I wanted you to know how much I appreciate the time and energies you committed to making it so. And thus I guess what I wanted (and for too long neglected) to do was to say “Thank-you!”. I loveloveloved it!” From eatpraymove.com
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    “What a treat it was to experience France for the first time with EAT.PRAY.MOVE. Erin was a wonderful host who led thoughtful, challenging, and accessible classes in addition to daily excursions that provided a view of the Provençal region from many different angles. The accommodations and landscapes were breathtaking and I couldn’t ask for a better group to share the week with. I returned with new friends, a renewed love of yoga, and inspired to travel more. Thank you Erin and EAT.PRAY.MOVE for a memorable experience! ” From eatpraymove.com
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    “My trip to Provence with EAT.PRAY.MOVE was a life changing event. Not only did I experience Provence and its beautful landscapes, history, and culture, but I was also given a chance to meet a group of people who inspired me in so many unique ways. Erin Lewis is a phenomenal yoga instructor. She brings such a calming presence and expert knowledge to her practice; I felt so comfortable and well taken care of knowing Erin was there. I would highly recommend to take a yoga retreat with EAT.PRAY.MOVE, as it is a trip I will never forget. ” From eatpraymove.com
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    “EAT.PRAY.MOVE’s retreat to France was so well planned, and each day was filled with delightful yoga, interesting tours throughout the region, top quality accommodations and superb meals. This retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. If you love yoga and travel, I recommend Eat.Pray.Move for an adventure of a lifetime. ” From eatpraymove.com
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    “My trip to Provence with EAT.PRAY.MOVE was a life changing event. Not only did I experience Provence and its beautiful landscapes, history, and culture, but I also was given a chance to meet a group of people who inspired me in so many unique ways. Erin Lewis is a phenomenal yoga instructor. She brings such a calming presence and expert knowledge to her practice; I felt so comfortable and well taken care of knowing Erin was there. I would highly recommend to take a yoga retreat with EAT.PRAY.MOVE, as it is a trip I will never forget. ” From eatpraymove.com
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  • Eugenia - Georgia, USA

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    "Memorable experience!"
    “What a treat it was to experience France for the first time with EAT.PRAY.MOVE. Erin was a wonderful host who led thoughtful, challenging, and accessible classes in addition to daily excursions that provided a view of the Provençal region from many different angles. The accommodations and landscapes were breathtaking and I couldn’t ask for a better group to share the week with. I returned with new friends, a renewed love of yoga, and inspired to travel more. Thank you Erin and EAT.PRAY.MOVE for a memorable experience! ” - From Eat Pray Move testimonials page
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  • Marsha - Texas, USA

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    "An adventure of a lifetime."
    “EAT.PRAY.MOVE’s retreat to France was so well planned, and each day was filled with delightful yoga, interesting tours throughout the region, top quality accommodations and superb meals. This retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. If you love yoga and travel, I recommend Eat.Pray.Move for an adventure of a lifetime. ” - From Eat Pray Move testimonials page
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