Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?!!!! We love yoga, therefore, we practice daily, but not in the way you may be used to. Our retreats are an integration of how we practice yoga on and off the mat! Let us show you the way though nature, culture, food, yoga, breath practices, meditatoon, and community.
Welcome to Corsica, the Isle of Beauty; an idyllic and truly spectacular mountain jutting out of the glittering Mediterranean sea! Spend 4 days and 4 nights taking in the views of the limpid turquoise waters of the Gulf of Porto (and swimming in them), and exploring the the Piana calanches (rugged coastal rock formations), the Scandola Nature reserve (by kayak) and the magical Girolata Bay area. Together these form the Gulf of Porto World Heritage Area.
We continue our adventure on day 5 as we head over to the Haute-Pyrénées mountain range of France where we will settle in at Blue Cairn Lodge. Enjoy a day at the local market followed by a lovely local hike and picnic. We have 3 epic hikes along the GR10 and canyoning or ziplining in Gavernie.
*Mountain weather can be unpredictable at times. With that being said, daily Itinerary of guided hikes are subject to change.
*Please see website for full itinerary.
French culture is very different from the United States. They eat breads and fruit for breakfast, have big lunches usually with salad and petite dinners. Every dinner is typically 3-course: salad, entree and dessert...dont forget the wine!. They dont have queen or king size beds. So if you want to snuggle with your lover, they push two twins together to make one big bed. Here are some things to know before signing up for this Retreat.
If you’re like me, then food becomes a big part of any adventure. As much as we would love to have elegant meals, sometimes you have to let go of being picky and step into the realm of gratitude. The eco lodge in Corsica will provide breakfast and dinner. Breakfast consist of eggs, fruit, yogurt, muselii. Dinners are 3 course (salad, entree-fish, meat or veg, and dessert). Picnic lunches are gathered in town on our way up to the lodge.
All rooms in the eco lodge are dorm style as the same in the refuge at the nature preserve. The accommodations are lovely, but if you’re looking for luxury, then this is not the retreat for you!
As we make our way over to the Haute-Pyrénées, we’ll be staying at the Blue Cairgn Lodge. Farm style breakfast of fresh fruits, yogurt, musielli, breads, cheese, eggs, coffee, teas are provided daily. Picnic lunches are vegetarian and usually consist of rice salad, hummus, lentils, salads, fruits, cheese, etc. Dinners are 3-course (salad/soup, entree-veg, dessert) made by local chef.
You will love this place! The views from the land are spectacular! All rooms are dorm style. Depending on the number of guests, we may be able to accommodate 2 couples to have private rooms, but no guarantee.
All travelers may request a full up to 90 days before Retreat start date.
50% deposit refunded up to 75 days before Retreat start date
All deposits are non-refundable 60 days prior to Retreat start date.
Any refund given will be negative any transaction fees.
Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)
Walking poles (strongly recommended for all over 25 years old!)
Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)
Waterproof over trousers (or big plastic poncho)
Sun hat or peaked cap
One pair shorts
One pair lightweight walking trousers
Two T-shirts (anything but cotton, wool is best as it is quick to dry and doesn’t smell. Synthetic is also fine – smells but also quick to dry)
Good quality walking socks
Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry
Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)
Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)
Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres
Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).
Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate
Waterproof map case
Ear plugs (if you are sensitive to noise, sleeping in different places always means different noises!)
Buff – good for keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.
Swimsuit (you never know)