Ayurveda & Yoga Immersion Weekend
Port Blanc, France
June 10th - 13th
Join Transformational Yoga in partnership with HJEM (www.hjem-portblanc.com) for an immersion weekend in beautiful Port Blanc (Brittany), France. Retreat, recharge and renew with us as we draw on the spiritual and healing energy of the surrounding wild, natural beauty.
- 5 Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation Sessions
- 3 nights accommodations (shared or private room options)
- 8 nourishing and healthy meals (vegetarian, Ayurvedic, local)
- 2 group nature hikes
- Free time to relax on the premises or at the beach, have a Massage with Marma Point Therapy or Ayurvedic consultation
- Nightly workshops
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga that focuses on balancing the mind, body, and spirit through proper diet, exercise, and meditation. The concept of Ayurveda is based on two major principles. The first principle is that the body and mind are interconnected, and the second principle is that the mind is powerful enough to heal the body. Ayurveda treats deep rooted causes of illness and discomfort associated with imbalances. In our weekend together, we can explore your individual needs based on dosha or constitution and then make suggestions for changes to help facilitate the return to balance. This can include herbal remedies, dietary changes, seasonal living following circadian rhythms, and suggestions for exercise that are uniquely chosen for your dosha.
The immersion yoga classes will be creative and balanced for a safe, strong, yet supportive practice, leaving you feeling relaxed and restored. The morning classes will vary each day (Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, and Kundalini) and will be accessible for all levels, with Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra practiced in the evenings. Optional workshops will be offered during the retreat (Tarot card reading lesson, Aromatherapy and self-massage with essential oils, create your own Japa Mala meditation necklace, Binaural sound bath). All levels are welcome and encouraged. We provide options and modifications so everyone feels included and comfortable, and the yoga is available, challenging and transforming for all.
Shared or Private rooms in the main house or in the Annex, shared baths and toilets on the same level as the bedrooms. Free access to the rest of the common areas for any reading, resting, or co-working (if necessary).
What to Bring
Yoga mat (or you may use one of the retreat center's mats), optional cushion and/or blanket, (blocks and straps will be provided), comfortable and loose-fitting clothes for yoga and trekking, water bottle, journal, optional bathing suit for sea bathing, beach towel, optional bath robe or sarong, flip flops, sun lotion and hat for sun protection, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather.
6:30 am Sea bathing
7-8:00 am Coffee/Tea/Snacks
8-9:30 am Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation (varying styles of each day)
10:30 – 12:00 Group trek to the local farmer’s market, Nature hike to gather materials for a group mandala project.
Free Time (beach, hike, relax, optional one-on-one Ayurveda consultations or massage with Marma Point Therapy)
5:30 – 6:30 pm Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra
7-8:30 pm Ayurveda Cooking Workshop & Dinner
8:30 – 10 pm Optional After Dinner Workshops & Stargazing Chats: Tarot card reading lesson, Create your own Japa Mala meditation necklace, Aromatherapy and self-massage, Binaural Sound bath.
Port Blanc is 2 hours and 45 minutes by train from Paris (Gare Montparnasse to Guingamp). Train tickets are not included in the total price, but group transfer from the station to the retreat center and back are included. We will be leaving Paris on the 11:49 am train to arrive in Guingamp at 2:35 pm. It is necessary to book this schedule to be included in the group transfer to the retreat center. If you book later, you will be responsible for your own transfer arrangements and costs. For the return to Paris on June 13th, please book the 10:17 am arriving at Gare Montparnasse at 1:07 pm.
All inclusive (minus the above mentioned train tickets)
Private Double Bed - 950 euros
Shared - 850 euros
Deposit of 200 euros required when booking, the remaining amount must be paid in full by May 31st. Payment plans always negotiable with Gillian. Maximum of 10 people for this retreat - we would like to keep the group small and more personal.
To reserve, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org