Reclaim your Radiance: Women's Yoga Retreat in France

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Reclaim your radiance! It is so important to balance out the fast-paced lives that so many of us lead. By taking time to turn inward, quiet our minds and move our bodies, we allow ourselves to recenter and replenish. Invest in yourself and spend 8 days in France celebrating sisterhood and immersing yourself in the tranquil countryside. This all-women's retreat, open to all female-identified folk, will take place at the incredible Chateau de Bardouly.


With an intimate group of twenty women, we will utilize yoga and other spiritual practices to nourish our bodies, connect with our sisters, and unpack myths that prevent us from knowing our true radiance. All bodies and levels of yoga welcome ~ our group celebrates and honours all ways of being women. All offerings are optional. A glimpse into our retreat:

    Daily yoga classes suitable for all levels; styles vary from Vinyasa Flow, Reiki Restorative, Yin, Elemental yoga, Chakra-based yoga, to Feminine Movement

    Chanting and song circles in the caves of Lascaux

    Horseback riding: healing with horses

    Body image and self-esteem workshops

    Forest bathing and meditative walks

    Castle tour of Chateau de Bonaguil

    "Fempower" classes by certified fitness trainer

    Canoeing on the Dordogne River

    Goddess Tarot card readings

    Crystal grid Reiki offerings

    All-level hiking excursions

    Ecstatic dance

    Meditation and breath work

    Day trips to Marquessac Gardens and market town of Sarla

Many additional activities are available for those who want to experience more of France; including, masseuse treatments, hot-air balloon rides, and more.


All meals and snacks will be provided by a professional French chef who will be preparing bio-dynamic farming to table food daily. We are happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and all specialty dietary requirements. In order to respect all of our sisters, this will be a dry retreat. For anyone interested, there will be several optional off-property wine tastings, because of course, this is France. 


Our retreat will be accompanied by a talented photographer to capture the whole experience. At the end of your trip, everyone will receive a variety of digital photographs, videos, and most excitingly... drone footage of the retreat!  That means you can leave your electronics in your room, if you so choose, and live in the moment and completely immerse in your experience. 


Chateau de Bardouly was built in the reign of Henry IV and is situated halfway up a limestone hill above the Dropt River. This Periogordian Chateau brims with the charm and nobility of its 400 year existence. The house maintains its original features including a panelled dining room that was installed by the same artisan that completed the state room of Versailles. The house brims with antiques but maintains the atmosphere of a comfortable family home. Enjoy the absolute privacy in the meticulously maintained house and park. The property includes a heated salt-water swimming pool and tennis courts as well as a lake surrounded by ancient oaks. There are surrounding hiking trails and close to 100 acres of exquisite wooded hills and fields. There are two large yoga studios, one indoor and one outdoor, both with every yoga prop you could desire.  There are several dining areas indoors and outdoors. Additionally, the Chateau is equipped with internet and wi-fi. 


There are ten en-suite double occupancy bedrooms. Each room has a unique interior design comprising a mix of modern amenities, antiques, and elegant fabrics. Each room has its own private bathroom and is equipped with armoires, writing desk, comfy chairs, linens, towels, and phone docking stations. 


We are committed to honouring the path of every being. As we are all part of our planet's cycle of giving and receiving, a portion of the proceeds will go towards The Representation Project, makers of the documentary Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In. This organization's work contributes beautifully to women's healing, liberation and empowerment. Let us keep being conscious of the state of our world, of our short time here, and of our true capacity to meaningfully contribute while we are here. 

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