Yoga Retreat in Yviers, France

Aug 20 to Aug 25, 2024

Yoga Retreat in Yviers, France
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Indulge your senses on a retreat tailored for foodies and nature enthusiasts! Join me and Irina Smith from August 20th to 25th, 2024, in Yviers, France, nestled in the serene French countryside east of Bordeaux.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting hues and scenery that once inspired Vincent Van Gogh, surrounded by picturesque farmlands, sunflower fields, vineyards, and the tranquil River Dronne. This marks my third retreat in Yviers, a testament to its allure as a perfect escape.

Experience invigorating yoga sessions twice daily: energizing traditional Jivamukti classes led by me in the mornings, and serene Ashtanga sessions with Irina in the evenings. Find solace in meditation amidst the vast expanse of the retreat center, surrounded by fields of maize and sunflowers.

Relish in the cozy ambiance of the retreat center, boasting luxurious amenities such as Egyptian cotton sheets and tranquil mornings bathed in silence. Spend your days leisurely exploring the grounds or venturing out to nearby vineyards, horseback riding through open fields, or cycling through the countryside. Dive into refreshing swimming holes or simply unwind with farm-fresh, locally sourced meals prepared by the skilled restaurateurs who own the retreat center. Delight in healthy, plant-based versions of French classics and international delights, making this retreat a culinary delight.

In our commitment to environmental consciousness, this retreat is easily accessible by train from Paris, with a short journey to the Chalais train station where the retreat center provides pick-up services. Alternatively, flying into Bordeaux is also an option, with airport transfers available for a fee.

Extend your journey to explore the captivating sights and flavors of southern France, from ancient stone castles to fragrant lavender fields. Discover why this region is hailed as one of Europe's gems, offering unparalleled ecotourism experiences. I hope you'll join us for an unforgettable retreat, filled with nourishment for the body, mind, and soul.

About The Host


With over two decades in the health and wellness industry since 2003, I bring extensive expertise as a yoga teacher, health coach, and nutritionist. As a senior teacher and mentor at the Jivamukti Centers in Munich, I specialize in the Jivamukti method, while also holding qualifications as an Ayurvedic Health Coach and Nutritional Therapist. Soon, I'll add the title of Functional Nutritionist, empowering me to analyze diagnostic labs beyond conventional measures, delving into the root causes of issues spanning digestion, hormonal balance, menopausal health, food sensitivities, thyroid health, and autoimmunity.

My approach synthesizes the best practices from Eastern and Western traditions, emphasizing holistic health in mind, body, and spirit. With a background in legal, non-profit, and office environments, I understand the nuances of "regular life" and pride myself on meeting individuals where they are, guiding them towards a vibrant and fulfilling existence.