Saturday, 24 June 2023 4:00 pm to Saturday, 1 July 2023 10:30 am
At La Petite Guyonniere , in the Vendée (85190), France
Our deepest intention with this retreat is to bring more awareness and presence into life, to explore the restorative energies that reside inside all of us by:
We will be creating all the right circumstances for you to (dis)connect and rejuvenate!
Magdi is a Yoga teacher and artist focusing on the therapeutic aspects of both yoga and visual arts with an ever-present invitation and intention to turn our awareness within, to access our inner light.
Please find the tentative schedule below. Except the day of arrival and departure, and the 28th of June (free day of classes), the schedule is subject to change. We reserve the right to slightly adapt the schedule according to the needs of the group and the energy flow of the moment. That might be the case on the days with intuitive art creation.
However, if you’d like to come with your friends and make a joint booking for up to 4 people, please reach out as we offer special rates.
If you have your own lodging (i.e. camping tent), you can still participate in the retreat!
La Petite Guyonnière is a charming rural property with beautiful gardens and a heated swimming pool, only 25 minutes away from the ocean with sandy beaches and surrounded by picturesque country villages. The site was originally a large farm dating back to the 19th century.
The guesthouses and the gardens of 10.000m2 are spacious and in harmony with nature. You will find plenty of zen hide-away corners as well as a vegetable and flower garden, where some of your delicious lunches and dinners will come from.
Once you have made travel arrangements, please inform us of your arrival details and whether or not you would like to schedule a pick-up from Nantes airport (at a charge of 65 €) or the train station in La Roche-sur-Yon (at a charge of 45 €).
In order to respect our planet, whenever possible, we will be using fresh organic veggies and fruits grown at the retreat centre or from our local producer. Of course, we also enjoy adding an exotic or Mediterranean touch. ;) A nourishing and flavoursome vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared with intentions of love and gratitude. Once you signed up for the retreat, you will receive a questionnaire from us where you can specify if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions we need to take into account. Herbal infusions and teas will be made available throughout the day.
These will take place after breakfast. Lunch and dinner is not served on that day, However, if you do decide to stay at the retreat centre and need lunch and / or dinner, you can let us know latest the day before.
You can visit the local stained glass workshop Verre Curieux in Apremont, or the gift shop at the foot of the castle. The Castle in Apremont is also one of the more famous local attractions you can choose to visit. We can also organise a trip to the ocean if there is interest.
Additionally, if you’d like to have acupuncture, face massage or 1-on-1 Reiki sessions, which blend in harmoniously with the topics and the intentions of the retreat, we can arrange these for you with our local acupuncturist and with Fernando.
Please note that these sessions are not included in the retreat price, so you will have to see the cost of these sessions directly with them.
Please note that the offered activities are subject to change depending on availability and if there are unforeseen circumstances.
We recommend every participant to bring their own yoga mat, since that will serve as your own personal shrine for every morning and evening class as well for many of the theory sessions. However, if you cannot bring your own mat, please let us know and one will be provided for you.
Yoga blocks, straps and bolsters are available at the retreat location, but feel free to bring your own if you often work with familiar props. Please let us know if you are planning to use the accessories of the retreat centre. If you choose to use any of the offered accessories, they will stay with you until the end of the retreat in order to ensure proper hygiene and safety.
Please also note the following:
Please note that in case the sanitary situation due to COVID or another similar issue does not allow the retreat to take place safely, or in case of fewer than 5 participants, the retreat will have to be rescheduled to a later date or cancelled. We will be following local regulations and health measures as directed by the French government. Please also make sure that you comply with the laws and regulations of your country of origin and check for any traveling restrictions that might apply.
We highly recommend having a European Health Insurance Card if you are arriving from within the EU, and additionally to purchase an international travel insurance to cover potential health issue related costs. If you need recommendation on travel insurance, please feel free to reach out. If you arrive by public transportation, we also recommend opting for a flexible booking to avoid additional charges in case of unexpected events.
The minimum number of participants for the retreat to take place is 5 people. Fewer number of participants means the cancellation of the retreat or amendment of the dates. In case of cancellation by the organisers, which might happen up to 5 days prior to the retreat start date, the full amount you paid for your booking with us will be reimbursed within 10 days. If the retreat needs to be cancelled due to governmental regulations, which might happen last minute, you will be fully reimbursed within 10 days.
Please note that the deposit and payment are non-refundable under any other circumstances than the ones mentioned above. Once you made a booking and paid the deposit, cancellation is not possible. However, if you are unable to participate due to serious health issues, or other critical conditions of an immediate family member, and you are able to provide us with a written proof of any of these conditions, the deposit you paid can be used for a future retreat with us.
Furthermore, if your country of origin or France imposes additional travel restrictions that officially hinder you from reaching the retreat location and as a result you are unable to participate, the same rules apply as in case of serious health conditions. You can use the deposit/payment for a future retreat.
We therefore strongly advise you to take out a comprehensive holiday and travel insurance. In case of doubt, please feel free to reach out to us.
If you do a booking, you agree to the full Terms and Conditions.