May 17-23, 2020
Yoga Retreat in the Côte d'Azur, South of France
Join me for a wonderful week of yoga, massages, delicious food and wine at Bastide Avellanne.
"Revitalize the body, replenish the soul."
Set in a beautiful oasis of peace & tranquility in the Côte d’Azur region in the South of France, ‘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. Indulge the senses with the region’s delicacies as we visit the quaint markets of Provence, savor the flavors of the delicious wines & cheeses from the local vineyard, relax the body with an hour-long massage, & discover the beauty & mysteries of the French Riviera. It will be a magical time to remember as we revitalize our bodies with daily yoga, while replenishing our souls as we explore the beauty of the Mediterranean.
Nestled between Marseilles & Nice, the Bastide Avellanne is set in a private park of 3 hectares, where the colors of the olive trees and centuries old oaks blend with the perfumes of lavender and rosemary, creating a small Mediterranean paradise. This luxurious 17th century Provençal villa boasts a heated swimming pool, a vast air conditioned lounge with a bar, and a dining room in the veranda overlooking the garden. There is a separate yoga studio & outdoor yoga shala overlooking the vineyard, as well as a giant chess, tennis and petanque courts for your enjoyment.
We will enjoy deliciously prepared meals, locally sourced, by our own private chef, who will take us on a culinary tour of the Mediterranean. Meals will be predominately vegetarian with a few exceptions for dinner.
A hearty buffet brunch will greet us after our morning yoga session, with freshly baked croissants and baguettes. There will be an assortment fresh fruit and juices, homemade jams, spreads & granola with farm-fresh yogurt, and eggs.
Dinner shall be a scrumptious 3-course meal, with a colorful menu that celebrates the flavors of Provence. Of course, we will be ending our evening with dessert and wine!
A special dinner will be meticulously prepared for our final night as we say good-bye to new friends.
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 outdoor yoga shala (weather permitting). After brunch, we will have the opportunity to venture out into the magical surroundings to explore the picturesque Provençal countryside & Mediterranean coast. We will end our day’s events with a gentle hatha/ restorative yoga session before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.
There will be a day devoted to relaxation at the Bastide Avellanne with an hour-long massage, lounging by the beautiful pool, and ending with a visit from the local winemaker for a wine & cheese tasting. Activities will also include an afternoon exploring the town of Cotignac & its quaint market (lunch included with wine). There will a full day excursion to the island of Porquerolles located in the Îles d'Hyères, where you can spend the day sitting at a local cafe, eating gelato, hiking, biking or relaxing on the beach. Of course, how can we visit the French Riviera without touring the glitz & glamour of St. Tropez. Our cultural journey will end will an afternoon spent at Aix-en-Provence.
Bastide Avellanne is situated only 30 minutes from the sea. It is one hour and 45 minutes from Nice airport
There will be a scheduled group pick up from Nice airport on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 at 3 pm and drop-off on the morning of Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9 am. Arrival outside these times will require you to organize your own transport to the Bastide Avellanne at your own cost. I will be happy to assist you with any additional information.
Airport drop-off is subject to change based on the majority of guests’ flight departure time.
7 days/ 6 nights in luxurious accommodations at Bastide Avellanne.
1-2 daily yoga sessions.
Brunch & Dinner each day.
One hour massage.
Wine & cheese tasting.
Excursion to Cotignac and off-site lunch
Excursion to Îles de Porquerolles. (lunch not included)
Excursion to St. Tropez. (lunch not included.)
Excursion to Aix-en-Provence. (lunch not included.)
Special Good-Bye Dinner.
Shuttle transport to/from Nice airport. (Conditions apply)
Travel to Nice.
Lunch on excursion days unless specified otherwise.
Staff gratuity (optional).
Travel Insurance (we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance for your trip).
Contact me for more information
A $600 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot, and I will happily match you with a room-mate if desired.
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
Discount of $200 per person if deposit paid by January 1st, 2020.
Enter Code: EARLYBIRD2020
Refund minus deposit ($600) before January 15, 2020.
Balance due by March 1, 2020.
No refunds after February 1, 2020.
In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify us in advance.
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.
ACH/ eCheck/ Credit Card/ AMEX accepted.
** Please note: Credit card payments will incur a 2.9% service fee. AMEX will incur a 3.9% service fee.**
PRICE PER PERSON
$2595 based on double occupancy.
Each room will welcome you with a spacious & light romantic air. All with modern en-suite bathrooms.
This room features a vaulted stone ceiling and a large glass door that opens onto the terrace. With shade provided by ancient oaks, this room also features a spacious shower room with double sinks with separate WC. A double or two twin beds can be provided for this room.
This room is bright and cheerful with original oak beams, and overlooks the garden. It features a shower room with a vaulted stone ceiling. A double or two twin beds can be provided for this room.
This room is made for comfort, with two windows that open onto the terrace and exposed beams on the ceiling. The room features a very spacious shower room with double sinks and a separate WC. A double or two twin beds can be provided for this room.
This room is bright and overlooking the garden, large bedroom and a smaller bedroom separated by a door. Very spacious and comfortable shower room with WC.
This room is bright and overlooking the garden, large bedroom and smaller bedroom separated by a door. Very spacious and comfortable shower room with WC.
1 SPOT RESERVED
This is a 2 bedroom apartment, with one very large bedroom, and another slightly smaller room with 2 bunk beds. The apartment also features a large lounge / dining room with French windows, a sofa bed, flat screen TV and a very well equipped kitchenette. The bathroom is spacious and has a walk-in shower. The apartment also has a small private garden with table and chairs.
This apartment has a large family bedroom on the first floor mezzanine complete with air con, a king size bed and 2 twin beds separated by curtains. The apartment also features a large bathroom with walk in shower and WC. The room opens onto a small private terrace with table and chairs on the front side of the Bastide.