Elizabeth Rowan

France | Sept 30 – Oct 7, 2017

Play With Fire France Yoga Retreat – Sept 30 – Oct 7, 2017

france yoga retreat

 

Double Occupancy
Chateau Room: $2495 per person

Single Occupancy
Chateau Room: $2995

 

Double Occupancy:

Play With Fire France Yoga Retreat - Chateau Room deposit (non-refundable) per person

$500.00

Single Occupancy:

Play With Fire France Yoga Retreat - Chateau Room deposit (non-refundable)

$500.00

Have questions? Please contact The Travel Yogi: more@thetravelyogi.com or 562-304-3032

Deposits are non-refundable. Travel insurance is recommended for this retreat.

Elizabeth Rowan

elizabeth rowan yoga teacherWanderluster and native Southerner, Elizabeth has lived, studied and taught yoga around the world. MA, E-RYT200 and RYT500, Elizabeth teaches in The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a style in both the Ashtanga and Jivamukti lineages that emphasizes intelligent sequencing, precise hands-on adjustments, yoga philosophy, humor and heart. She is a certified prenatal yoga instructor and has contributed to and designed teacher training and immersions.

Elizabeth leads international yoga retreats for The Travel Yogi, and has been featured in Yahoo! Health, Allure, Happiness & Wellbeing, MindBodyGreen, Om Yoga & Lifestyle and more.

Elizabeth currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia – and continues to search for the Sanskrit equivalent of “y’all”.

Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on her website.

Play With Fire France Yoga Retreat – Sept 30 – Oct 7, 2017

elizabeth rowan travel yogi teacherIf there’s anywhere on earth made for transformation and exploration of both the inner and outer sorts, it’s this breathtaking medieval village in France.

The Dordogne region of France, our home for the week, offers a glimpse of the 12th century in the present day, exquisite riverfront and countryside castle views, market strolls, restorative retreat life and vineyard vibes.

For this week, a glorious French chateau is home to our inner journey too; the transformative alchemy of yoga promises a journey of a lifetime. As above, so below. A medieval setting in modern day invites us to embrace the duality between fiery shift and new beginnings, small self and universe at large, ancient practice and 21st century integration.

As truth seekers and yogis, we are inherently alchemists. Constantly in pursuit of our highest selves and that within one another.  We are on a quest for transformation …and pool chairs and wine tastings too!

Think yoga two­-a-­days in the French countryside, outings to castles, markets and vineyards, pool, nap, biking and lounging time.  Strolling and sipping under full moon blessings ­and a how-­to journey toward transformation, a celebration of the alchemy in our lives and the fire within.  All of this within one dreamy Dordogne destination calling your name…

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What’s included:

  • Yoga most mornings & each evening with Elizabeth
  • 7 nights chateau accommodation
  • 3 farm-to-table meals each day
  • Wine tasting
    • Sample the best of the region during an evening with a local sommelier
  • Local vineyard winemaker for a day!
    • Teach your tastebuds with a lunch food/wine pairing class
    • Create, blend and bottle your own unique vino memories to bring home
  • Day trip to La Roque Gageac and Beynac
    • Boating on the Dordogne
    • Excursions through medieval La Roque and Beynac
  • Trip to the Issigeac market
    • Catch the tastes and colors of this medieval town during their famous Sunday market
  • Transfers (on arrival and departure days only) from the Bergerac airport or train station

What’s not included:

    • Airfare/train to Bergerac, France (EGC)
    • Additional excursions
    • Alcohol (beyond what is noted above) or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
    • Travel insurance (recommended)
    • Gratuities

Schedules will vary slightly and final itineraries will go out to the travel crew about a month prior to departure. Our schedule below gives you an overall picture of what a week in gorgeous south of France will look like:

Day 1

  • Midday arrival to Bergerac
    • Transfers from the Bergerac airport or train station (on arrival and departure days only)
  • Check-in and soak up the general countryside splendor
  • Evening de-travel and welcome yoga class
  • Gourmet group welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Wake up and refresh morning yoga
  • Local and fresh breakfast
  • Day trip to the locally famous Issigeac market
    • Stroll through the medieval town’s farmers market for local and organic yummies
    • Enjoy the local flavor and introduction to one of the area’s historic villages
    • Souvenir shop, mix with the locals and sample tastes of the region
  • Head back for lunch at the chateau
  • Late afternoon yoga in the chateau yoga ‘stable’
  • Group dinner

Day 3

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Local and fresh breakfast
  • Enjoy a chill morning
  • Dig into a country fresh lunch
  • Enjoy an afternoon in the country
    • Walk a country lane
    • Chill in the pool
    • Explore the town of Bergerac
  • Head back for an evening yoga class
  • Delicious evening group dinner
  • Post dinner sommelier visit
    • Enjoy an evening tasting and learning about some of the regions most delicious wines
    • Get the scoop on the local wineries in preparation of the next day’s vineyard visits

Day 4

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Enjoy a free day to explore or relax
    • Book a day trip exploring local castles, Lascaux or local nature
    • Rent a bike and cruise through the countryside
    • Relax by the pool and chill
  • Afternoon lunch at the chateau
  • Early evening yoga class
  • Poolside group dinner

Day 5

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Head out to a local organic vineyard to be a winemaker-for-a-day!
    • Hands-on exploration of the vineyard and winery
    • Enjoy a farm fresh lunch with a wine/food pairing talk from the vintners
    • Test your blending skills as you create your own bottle of wine to enjoy, bottle and take home
  • Late afternoon yoga class on the outdoor deck
  • Sunset group dinner

Day 6

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Day trip to picture perfect Aquitaine region
  • Head to La Roque Gageac for a scenic Dordogne river trip
    • Board an authentic Gabarre river trip
    • Marvel at the centuries old buildings (1100s!) built up against and into the sheer cliff face
    • Catch a fish-eyes view of the castles dotting the Dordogne
  • Explore the castle town of Beynac
    • Marvel at the castle on the sheer limestone cliffs
    • Stroll through the 12th century village
  • Picnic lunch
  • Late afternoon yoga class
  • Gourmet group dinner

Day 7

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Enjoy a last full day at your leisure
    • Head back to a favorite spot
    • Stroll through the beautiful countryside
    • Take off on one last adventure
  • Early evening yoga class and closing circle
  • Final group dinner

Day 8

  • Morning breakfast, hugs and goodbyes
  • Transfer to the Bergerac airport or train station with new friends and awesome memories!