Luxury Yoga Retreat in France
About This Event
Stay in a luxurious historic chateau, explore The Dordogne and sumptuous French food with Autumn Adams, ERYT and Toni Acevedo, ERTY at our exquisite Luxury Yoga Retreat in France. May 20th-27th, 2017. Don't miss out on this opportuinty to do more than just deepen your yoga practice and reduce stress...Uncover your self-worth, self-love, and Sankalpa. Your retreat will leave you empowered, vibrant, healthy and rejuvenated. This is the perfect opportunity to invest in you!
This Luxury Retreat includes:
7 nights in a Chateua in Southwest France.
12 Yoga Classes led by your Yoga Instructors Autumn Adams, ERYT & Toni Acevedo, ERTY
7 Vinyasa classes and 5 Restorative classes. Each class 90-120 minutes
2 optioinal Asana Clinics (Yoga postures/Alignment) 90 minutes
Yoga Nidra for stress relief & learn how to creat your Sankalpa (personal intention)
Fresh & healthy farm to table meals
Canoe along the Dordogne River past historic villages and mideival castles
Evening wine tasting at the Chateau with a local Sommelier
A trip to the local market in Issigeac
A gorgeous heating swimming pool and tennis courts
All taxes/HST included
Roundtrip transportation from Gare de Bergerac to Chateau de Bardouly (one scheduled pickup and drop off day of arrival and departutre days only)
Luxury Yoga Retreat in France Excludes:
Wine & alcohol
Travel Insurance (requeired)
Transportation to/from Bergerac
Transportaiton to/from Chateau de Bardouly
Luxury Yoga Retreat in a French Chateau
Situated in South-West France, Chateau de Bardouly is located between Bardoux and Toulouse in the Perigord Pourpe region of the Dordogne which makes it the perfect central location from which to explore the region, also known as the 'Pays de Bergerac'. Bourdouly is located in an area renowned for its exquisite lcoal cuisine, fine, wines, quiet countryside and delightful markent towns. It is the perfect escape to reset your soul.
Chateau de Bardouly is centered in a region rich in vineyards and fortified 'bastide' towns, an extraordinary range of natural and historical heritage sites, faboulous protected countryside, the beauty of the Dordogne River, the renowed gastronomy and wines of Bordeaux and Bergerac; a rich cultural life and many leisure activities.
From Chateau de Bardouly you have easy access to the entire region; a large choice of outings, visits, and activities is open to you.
A concentration of pleasures to be enjoyed without delay. The Chateau is located between the market town of Eymet and Issegeac. You will be staying less than 40 minutes from the Wineriers of Bordeaux and the tourist sites around Sarlat and other historic towns.
Bardouly, a Perigordian Chateau brimming with the charm and nobility of it's 400 year exsitance was built during the reign of Henry IV. The house maintaine is original features including a panelled dining room that was installed by the same artisan that completed the state rooms at Versailles. Many illustrious visitors spent time at Bardouly during the 20th century such as Charles de Guille & John D Rockefeller.
The house brims with antiques but maintains the atmosphere of a family home. Enjoy absolute privacy in the meticulously maintained estate. Chateay de Bardouly includes a delightful, heated swimming pool and hard surface tennis court as well as a lake surrounded by ancient oaks. Find peas and tranquility as you hike through the nearly 100 acres of exquisite wooded hills and fields.
Chateau grounds includes a heated swimming pool with sun loungers, umbrellas and hard surface tennis courts with spectator benches. Orchards with loads of cherry, pum, apricot, peach, apple walnut and pear trees; and enclosed rock garden with a bubbling fountain behind the pool area; a magnificent sun trap perfect for reading and relaxing under the mature trees.
Luxury Yoga Retreat in France Accommodation Options:
The Blue Room (1 king bed, shower and bathroom)
The Yellow Room (1 king bed, shower, and bathroom)
The Butterfly Room (1 king bed, bath with hand held shower & bathroom)
The Baker's Room (2 small double beds, shower & bathroom)
The Owl's Room (2 small double beds, shower and bathroom)
The Green Room (2 single beds, bath, shower, and bathroom)
The Ballroom Room (2 single beds, shower and bathroom)
The Drivers Room (Options: 2 single beds, 1 larde single bed, or 1 king bed, bath, shower and bathroom)
The Red room (options: 2 single beds or 1 king bed, bath with hand held shower and bathroom)
Meet your Instructors
Autumn Adams, ERTY
Autumn founded Ambuja Yoga in 2014 as a way to share her love of yoga, travel & adventure AND cultivate intention, courage and grace in her students. Autumn believes that each person has a gift to offer to the world. Retreat attendess leave her retreats feeling like they have uncovered their unique gift and discovered their self-worth. She empowers her students to be consious having the courage to take risks (both big and small) the courage to listen deeply to their body, to their gut, to their heart and grace and to "roll with the punches" on this messy path we call life.
Autumn has completed over 500 hours of training and is a certified Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. She completed her 200 hour Hatha training, Yoga Indigo, Bend OR, her 300 hour level training with Zuna Yoga, Bali Indonesia and Prenatal Yoga with Shana Celnicker Chong at teh Bhakti Shop, Portland OR. She continues to deepen her practice with workshops and retreats with interantionally respected yoga instructors. Autum "practices what she preaches" and takes a minimium of one month per year to dedicate to her own practice and personal developoement.
Autumn's classes blend Vinyasa and Hatha yoga into an accessible yet challenging practice that encourage intention, grace and courage.
A Little Bit More
Autumn, her husband and their two dogs moved to Bend after warappig up a 6 month trip through Asia where they practiced yoga, trekked in the Himalayas, climbed remote jungle peaks and explored distant islands.
Autumn Adams is an avid yogini, foodie, hiker and traveler, When Autumn isn't practicing yoga she can be found exploring Central Oregon, playing with her two naughty pups (Sal & Jedi), whipping up amazing meals for friends and family or deepening her knowledge of yoga.
Toni Acevedo, ERYT
Beauty moves Toni and touches her heart. Her yoga practice keeps her doing the things she loves. Her classes offer a relaxed atmosphere. She approaches yoga with a very down to earth style. Recognizing that each persons body, range of motion, strength and energy are different, Toni is able to create and hold space so students can approach their practice with wisdom, strength, courage and most importantly unconditional love.
Toni believes we can heal our pain, both physically and mentally through mediation, yoga and most importantly love.
"Our yoga practice can be the cataliyst to happiness" and this happiness is for everyone.
Toni has been teaching for 6 years and is the owner of Barefoot BLISS Yoga. She completed her 200 hour training in Vinyassa Yoga with Dolly Kaupp, Red Stone Yoga, Bend Oregon 2010. She has additionally trained with Paige Robinson, Therapeautic Movement, Bend Oregon. Peggy Profant, Om Shala, CA. Fundementals of Alignment, Liz Heffernan, Soma Institue, Yoga for Healing. Toni has also studied with Rolfe Gates in a weekend workshop, September 2013. Follow Toni at (contact info blocked)
A Little Bit More:
"at the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters live a life of love" author unknown
Optional Add-ons and Excursions
* The Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac - is one of the most beautiful gardens in all of France and the most visited garden in Perigord. The Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac, is a historic national monument, it offers more than 6 kilometers of shaded paths in a maze of hand-pruned boxwood. From the Belvedere, at 130 meters above the Dordogne River, you will see the most spectacular view in Perigord, including the villages and castles of the Dordogne Valley. Enjoy France's gorgeous natural heritage.
* Historic Castles and Villages - View the Perigord's meticulously maintained castles and villages from Middle ages, Renaissance, 18th & 19th Centuries. Ten local villages have had the honor of being ranked among the most beautiful villages of France for their historic importance and exceptional preservation. As you explore these castles and villages, experience the medieval in the heart of Perigord: mazes of small streets and alleys, Romanesque and Gothic sculptures of the abbeys, and the original dungeons that exist to this day.
* The caves of Lascaux- These caves are adorned with some of the most beautiful and important human and animal images dating from the Paleolithic area. In addition there are more than 50 additional caves and shelters habitat plots and burial sites than can be visited.
* Castle of Michel de Montaigne - This fortified castle dates back to the 14th century and was the family residence of the Renaissance philosopher and thinker Michel de Montaigne from 1571 until his death in 1592, Michel de Montaigne wrote his famous essays and major works of humanism which were the fruits of a lifetime of reflection and reading.
* Wine Tasting at Bergerac and Bordeaux wineries - The local 'Route des Vins', is a perfect additonal trip to the Pays de Bergerac- 'domaines, 'clos' and 'chateaux' of wine makers united under a charter of quality. How do you choose?
*Weekly markets- The weekly markets in Eymet and Issigeac are favorites among those looking for fresh, local produce, and the many regional delicacies and ingredients required in Pergoudin
*Sarlat- is one of the most famous market towns in the Perigord. It dates from the 14th century and has many sites of historical and architectural importance.
*Golfing - Four nearby golf courses ensure that golfers of all levels can enjoy an afternoon of golf.
*Cycling- Hire a bicycle and enjoy a ride along one of the many hilly lanes in the surrounding countryside, including pare of the Tour de France route.
Hiking- Take a hike randonee (ramble) on one of the many established and marked walking tracks that crisscross the area. Enjoy a picnic lunch while observing the beautiful wildlife around several protected lakes.
*Horseback Riding - Our local stables offer lessons, rides across the countryside on horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities.