My Grandmother used to tell me stories about her trips to France as a young girl. She suffered from respiratory problems, so her parents sent her to retreat centers where they would eat healthy food, breathe fresh mountain air, exercise and take sulfur baths. I always loved listening to these stories and imagined myself one day retracing her steps and taking the time to experience something similar. It's rare that we focus on our health and well-being, for some reason it often gets put on the back-burner. In May, 2012, I'll be heading to France with Frances to recreate my grandmothers experience. I invite you to join me on this journey of health and well-being.  

"Our appointment with life is in the present moment." 

Yoga Retreat in Aquitaine, France
with Jennifer Maagendans and Frances Vicente
Take a break from your daily routine and treat yourself to a special seven day Jivamukti retreat in Aquitaine, France. Be enchanted by the majestic beauty of the Chateau La Perroterie, a lovingly restored 14th century chateau situated atop a hill with 360 degree views of the most stunning countryside in the beautiful region of Lot & Garonne.

Each day will begin with an invigorating, inspiring and uplifting yoga practice with Jennifer, enjoy leisure time exploring the magnificent countryside or relaxing by the pool and end off with a softer, meditative and reflective practice with Frances.
Vegetarian breakfast and dinner are included, leaving you lunch to explore as you please. All meals are fresh, home cooked and produced with ingredients from the local markets.

The comfortable oak-beamed bedrooms are both rustic and modern. The guesthouse is superbly located for touring and exploring; only 2 kilometres outside the medieval town of Duras with its shops, weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants.
We hope you’ll join us for a week of deepening your practice, your understanding of Jivamukti yoga and your connection with your Self.
Chateau Perroterie as featured in International Lifestyle Magazine
Chateau Perroterie Trip Advisor
Saturday, May 5 - Saturday May 12, 2012
Double Occupancy: 1250$ (1125$ before March 1st)
Single Occupancy: 1400$ (1250$ before March 1st)

Reserve your spot (20 people maximum) with a $500 nonrefundable deposit. The balance will be due April 1, 2012 (or March 1st to receive discounted price). Welcome sheet and Yoga Flo DVD gift pack will be sent shortly after receipt of your registration.
Register here!
*Includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinners, 2 yoga classes daily, access to pool and walking trails, visit to Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village.
*Flight not included. If you are all flying, Ryanair or Flybe to Bergerac Airport is best as it's only 35 mins from the Chateau. Bordeaux Airport (Easyjet, BMI, BA and any many other worldwide carriers including a direct flight from Montreal!) is about 80 mins. Libourne Railway Station for Eurostar and Paris connections is 40 mins.
For a list of activites and excursions, click here.
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