Alchemy of the Heart

France · 6 - 14 September 2018

Cultivate your inner power with advanced yoga and meditative practices set against the backdrop of a French château.

Overview

This eight-night all inclusive retreat will harness the transformative power of the autumn season to stoke your inner flame with daily yoga, meditation and ceremonies designed to cultivate more awareness, clarity and love.

Your sumptuous castle accomodation is set on acres of vineyards, peach orchards and gardens with stunning views of the Albères mountains making for the ultimate in relaxation between practice.

This program is curated as Continued Education for any RYTs (Registered Yoga teachers) in attendance through Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and Yoga Alliance North America.

Included
  • accommodation
  • all meals
  • daily yoga and meditation
  • workshops
  • lectures on yogic philosophy
  • onsite bicycles available for use
  • Agni Hotra Healing Fire Ceremonies

Lauren Lee, Lucy McCarthy and Rose Baudin

Lauren Lee is an E-RYT 500 Hour Anusara-Inspired teacher who lives, loves and learns around the globe. She aims to create sacred opportunities for students to explore and connect to their heart through the practices and philosophies of yoga.

Lucy first studied Hatha Yoga in Rajasthan, India. She then trained with Max Strom in America, whom she now assists on his trainings around the world. She has completed over 1000 hours of training in a wide variety of disciplines.

Rose is based in Australia and has taught yoga for 30 years. She is a senior teacher, instructing and lecturing yoga philosophy and meditation for Yoga Arts—an Internationally Accredited School for Yoga Teacher Trainings.

The P l a n

The Plan

  • 1
    Day

    After you arrive and check in to Chateau De Villeclare, you'll take part in an opening circle ceremony followed by a delicious plant-based dinner.

  • 2
    Day

    Start the day with subtle body practices followed by a root-awakening asana session calling in the Earth element. You'll be guided through inspiring yogic philosophy before another evening yoga session. The day will end with a ritual to purify and cleanse through Vedic Homa Healing Fire Ceremony.

  • 3
    Day

    Start the day with subtle body practices followed by a fluid asana session calling in the water element. You'll enjoy inspiring yogic philosophy before your restorative evening yoga session.

  • 4
    Day

    Start the day with subtle body practices followed by a dynamic heat based asana session calling in the fire element. You'll enjoy inspiring yogic philosophy before your restorative evening yoga session. The day will end with a ritual to purify and cleanse through Vedic Homa Healing Fire Ceremony.

  • 5
    Day

    Begin the day with subtle body practices followed by an asana session designed to help you discover your own unique and subtle strength. You'll enjoy inspiring yogic philosophy before your restorative evening yoga session.

  • 6
    Day

    Start the day with subtle body practices followed by an asana session designed to help you expand your inner Self. You'll enjoy inspiring yogic philosophy and a workshop on holistic living. The day will end with a ritual to purify and cleanse through Vedic Homa Healing Fire Ceremony.

  • 7
    Day

    Start the day with subtle body practices followed by an asana session to restore and integrate what you've learned throughout the week. You'll enjoy inspiring yogic philosophy and a workshop on holistic living.

  • 8
    Day

    Ease into your final full day of the retreat with a morning meditation followed by an asana session focused on the collective rising energy. Youa'll enjoy a closing lecture and workshop and end the day with a sacred ceremony to seal in the week of practices.

  • 9
    Day

    Enjoy a hearty and delicious plant-based breakfast before you depart.

Chateau de Villeclare

A 12th Century castle restored to its former glory and updated with contemporary accents for a boutique feel.

Overview

Explore the quaint countryside and nearby villages on bicycle and take in the natural surrounds at this beautiful French chateau. The rooms are harmoniously arranged around an indoor patio courtyard with an abundance of natural light and space, creating a sanctuary to relax and reside within. Surrounded by 120 hectares of family-run vineyards and peach orchards, the castle has a private park with a chapel, a jardin à la française and a swimming pool with a view of the Albères mountains.

Alchemy of the Heart

Lauren Lee Yoga
Included
accommodation
all meals
daily yoga and meditation
workshops
lectures on yogic philosophy
onsite bicycles available for use
Agni Hotra Healing Fire Ceremonies
accommodation
all meals
daily yoga and meditation
workshops
lectures on yogic philosophy
onsite bicycles available for use
Agni Hotra Healing Fire Ceremonies
Shared Accommodation
Private Accommodation