June 8-15, 2019
Yoga Retreat in South of France
Join me for a wonderful week of yoga, massages, delicious food and wine at Domaine de Mournac.
"Revitalize the body, replenish the soul."
Set in a beautiful oasis of peace & tranquility in the heart of Southwest France, nestle among many local vineyards, ‘Vin & Vinyasa’ will not only be a retreat from our daily lives, but also a cultural experience as we explore the breathtaking scenery & partake in the delicious foods & wines of the area. Enjoy the region’s delicacies as we visit the Sunday market, sample the delicious wines from the local vineyard, relax the body with an hour-long massage, discover the beauty & mysteries of the region, and indulge the senses with a curated eight-course wine & tapas tasting. It will be a magical time to remember as we revitalize our bodies with daily yoga, while replenishing our souls with delicious foods & wine while exploring the surrounding area.
In the heart of Southwest France, south of Carcassonne, surrounded by the Pyrenees Mountains, Domaine de Mournac has been recently renovated and restored to provide a farmhouse feel with modern comforts. This beautiful 12th century stone coach house, surrounded among acres of woodlands, includes a large heated outdoor pool with breath-taking views of the valley & its many vineyards. All bedrooms have modern en-suite bathrooms. The retreat center boasts a large semi-professional kitchen, the spacious dining room, 2 living rooms and a separate yoga studio. The main house has 6 bedrooms, double and triple occupancy available.
We will enjoy deliciously prepared meals, locally sourced, by our own personal retreat chef, who will take us on a culinary tour each day. Most meals will be vegetarian with a few exceptions for dinner.
A hearty breakfast will greet us after our morning yoga session with freshly baked pastries delivered to the retreat on alternate mornings from the local boulangerie.
Lunch shall be lovingly prepared with many seasonal, local & organic produce, some from the property’s garden to help keep us fueled through the day.
Dinner shall be a scrumptious meal, varying each night amongst vegetarian, fish or meat as the main course. Of course, we will be ending our evening with dessert and wine!
A special evening will include "Taste of Le Sud", a curated eight-course Wine and Tapas tasting that highlights the wine and quality of produce in this fantastically diverse region (meat/fish/vegetarian).
Please let us know if there are any other dietary restrictions.
Our mornings will begin with pranayama to ease ourselves into the day then a vigorous yoga session in the beautiful studio with views of the Pyrenees and nearby mountains from the large terrace. After breakfast we will have the opportunity to venture out into the magical surroundings to explore the local beautiful landscape, ending our days events with a gentle hatha/ restorative yoga session before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.
Activities will include a tour of local vineyards, an afternoon exploring the mysteries of Rennes Les Chateau (lunch included with wine), a hike up to Mont Sec and a visit to the local market. A visit to the romantic Puilarens Castle is a must with its stunning views of the surrounding area & its impressive building of ciganes (a zig-zag of fortified paths leading up to the main gate.) If you are looking for quiet relaxation, spend an afternoon in a hammock or by the pool, enjoy your one-hour massage, linger amidst the vines, or stroll through the woodland that surrounds the property. All activities are included in the price & optional. You may do as little or as much as you wish during your stay.
Domaine de Mournac is located in South West France, 40 minutes from Carcassonne.
The closest airport is Carcassonne, 45 minutes away or Toulouse, 1 ½ hour away. Carcassonne is easily accessible by bus, train or plane from mainland Europe. Couiza-Montazels is the closet local bus stop to the retreat.
There will be a scheduled group pick up from Carcassonne train station on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 3 pm and drop-off on the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9:30 am. Arrival outside these times will require you to organize your own transport to the Domaine de Mournac at your own cost. I will be happy to assist you with any additional information.
8 days/ 7 nights in beautiful accommodations at Domaine de Mournac.
2 Daily yoga sessions.
3 Deliciously nourishing meals a day.
One hour massage.
Transportation to the lively Esperanza Sunday market.
Vineyard tour & tasting.
Tour of Rennes Le Chateau and off-site lunch.
Tour of Puilarens Castle.
Hike to Mont Sec.
Eight-course wine and tapas tasting.
Shuttle transport to/from Domaine de Mournac. (Conditions apply)
Travel to Carcassonne.
Travel Insurance (we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance for your trip).
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A $500 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot, and I will happily match you with a room-mate if desired.
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#BalanceforBetter Special discount of $200 per person if deposit paid by March 21, 2019.
Enter Code: BALANCE200
Refund less deposit ($500) before January 15, 2019.
Balance due by April 30, 2019.
No refunds after February 1, 2019.
In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify us in advance. We cannot be held liable for any consequences due to delays or cancellations with any flights, travel companies, etc. you may have made arrangements with.
In case of cancellation by us, you will receive a full refund of all funds received. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate on the trip. We always recommend travel insurance to protect your investment.
Double Occupancy Rooms
Price per person: $2595
This large bedroom has high ceilings and a view of the garden and the mountains. The bathroom boasts a large bath. A double bed and a single bed are provided in this room.
This bright room has double windows with views of the nearby mountain. A double bed and a single bed are provided in this room.
The Courtyard Apartment
This is a modern self-contained studio apartment, attached but separate from the retreat house. A double bed and a single bed are provided in this room.
Triple Occupancy rooms
Price per person: $2345
This large bedroom has double windows overlooking the courtyard and pool. The bathroom has a double sink. Three Single beds can be provided in this room.
The Old Bakehouse
This is a beautiful self-contained studio apartment with dual aspect windows with a well equipped kitchen and its own private terrace. The Old Bakehouse has its own front door, but is still attached to the retreat house. Three Single beds can be provided in this room.
Double/ Single Occupancy Room
Price per person: $2445 (single supplement $500)
This bedroom has high ceilings and overlooks the landscaped garden. Two single beds can be provided in this room. Great for couples. Available for double or single occupancy.