Bad Yogi France Retreat

Gréolières, France

EM
Erin Motz
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Oct 6 - 12, 2018
Group size: 1-19
Bad Yogi France Retreat
Gréolières, France

Erin Motz
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$5240
Deposit: $350
Oct 6 - 12, 2018
Group size: 1-19

About this trip

Over the years we've had countless offers from fancy places who wanted to host our community for a retreat, but nothing ever felt right. Sure, they were gorgeous, but we didn't believe in charging anyone $5-$6k for a yoga retreat which is what we would have had to charge at some of these places! That didn't even include meals or any activities/excursions, and not to mention flights! We didn't think that was fair or even remotely accessible to so many of our yogis. So we waited. And waited. And waited.

And then one year for my birthday, Adrien took me to a beautiful little domaine tucked away in the southern Alps of France and just 40 minutes from our home in Nice. It was one of the most serene places I've ever been. The scenery transported me out of the hustle and bustle of my regular life, and the food fed my soul on a whole different level ;) There's even two gentle old dogs that occasionally find you just to get their ears pet and keep you company while you read. It was divine, and 5 minutes after arriving, we knew this would be the perfect place for our first retreat.

So, how is this retreat going to feel? What can you expect?

Picture this: your favorite, most memorable, most connected moments have probably happened when you were sitting around someone's coffee table with people you relate with the most, right? You know those nights; legs folded underneath you with a glass of wine or tea in your hand, maybe even wearing a pair of fuzzy socks or slippers. You effortlessly flow between the kind of deep conversation that makes you feel truly connected, truly understood, and the kind of laughter that makes your abs hurt. These are the moments we live for, but they're so few and far between as we get further into adulthood. To me, this is awful. As an introvert but super sensitive human, I need this time with people I like. And I don't get nearly enough of it. I think a lot of us feel this way.

I'm always in awe and in love with how authentic and sincere this community is, and we're bringing that connectedness to life on this retreat. That's why the entire theme and our inaugural retreat name is simply that: CONNECTION. There will be yoga (lots of it). There will be meditation (enough of it, haha!!) There will be deep fireside conversations about life, sharing awkward moments and yoga fails, and yes, plenty of food, wine, laughter, exploration, chocolate, relaxation, time for connection, and also time for self-reflection.

Everything you know and love about Bad Yogi is culminating here. IN PERSON! FINALLY! Okay, so you wanna join! Let's get down to the nitty gritty... 

Terms & Conditions

The deposit is non-refundable and no reimbursements will be granted after May 15th, 2018. You'll pay in 5 affordable installments until the balance is paid in full. We accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness, which may occur during the retreat or traveling to or from the retreat. We strongly suggest that all students have their own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary. It is advisable to take out travel insurance in the event that you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to make any changes to our program, accommodation, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare. Students who have chosen a single room will not qualify for any discount regardless of whether another student happens to be alone in a 'shared' room. We take every step to ensure that students are not stretched beyond the limit of their capabilities. We ask that you speak up if you have any particular pre-existing injury or illness that is relevant. We advise that you always listen to your body, and if you are feeling any pain or illness during the class that you stop and rest.

What’s included

  • 6 night accommodation
    gorgeous & comfortable accommodation in your room of choice
  • 10 unique yoga classes
    from power to restorative, you'll get a little of everything
  • wifi & toiletries
    for maximum comfort & convenience
  • daily breakfasts
    dreamy, homemade buffet breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
    1 lunch will not be included as you'll be free to get that in the village of Greolieres when we visit
  • daily 3 course dinners
    we commissioned the owner & longtime chef of "la domaine" where we're staying to bring you best the south of France has to offer
  • wine tasting
    let's be honest-- why else do you come to France? ;)
  • excursion into town
    Greolieres is the oldest perched medieval village in Provence & has only 500 inhabitants. Very un-touristy, it's a treat to stroll about & see ancient ruins left when people fled the Plague.
  • countryside hike
    let's go on an adventure for scenery you typically only see on Pinterest ;)
  • surprise swag bag
    everything inside will be a surprise!
  • departure transport
    transport from the retreat location to Nice Cote D'Azur airport on the final day is included
  • flights
  • transport to la domaine
    you will need to get from the airport or train station to the retreat location. it's very easily accessible and Uber is a good option. It's approx. 40 minutes from Nice Cote D'azur Airport.
  • 1 lunch
    we'll eat in the town of Greolieres together
  • travel insurance
  • souvenir spending money
    at your discretion, bring a bit of spending money
  • bad vibes ;)

Available Packages

Discount Double Occupancy Maurel Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

This room has 2 twin beds with in-room sinks and mirrors and shares a toilet as well as a shower room with two cubicles. It's furnished with the necessities for a good stay and has great views across the field and onto the mountains.

$1700
Deposit: $250
Discount Single Occupancy Maurel Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

This room comes with a small double bed, has an in-room sink and mirror and shares a toilet as well as a shower room with two cubicles. It's furnished with the necessities for a good stay and has great views across the field and onto the mountains.

$1700
Deposit: $250
Discount Single Occupancy Maurel Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

This standard double room with a small en-suite bathroom containing a French style hip bath and integral shower is perfect for someone who wants privacy at a bargain. It's furnished with the necessities for a good stay and has great views across the field and onto the mountains.

$1850
Deposit: $250
Double Occupancy Alexi Garden Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

Being one of two Garden Rooms, it has new double patio doors leading to its own deck area and access directly to the garden. With separate outdoor access this will especially appeal if you like to come and go without interruption.

Its beautiful wrought iron twin beds are the perfect place to lay your head after a full day. This room also has a comfy sofa and a large corner bath with built-in shower. 

$1990
Deposit: $250
Double Occupancy Almairac Garden Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

Located on the ground floor of the conservatory, the Almairac Garden room has full height triple glass doors leading to its own area of decking and access onto the garden. Its beautiful wrought iron twin beds are the perfect place to lay your head after a full day. It has a built-in oak wardrobe and comfortable bathroom with bath & shower. Very cozy with a beautiful view!

$1980
Deposit: $250
Double Occupancy Sourbrier Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

This room has a vanity, built-in wardrobe, and the beautiful wrought iron twin beds are the perfect place to lay your head after a full day. The en suite bathroom has a warm teak floor and large walk-in shower with glass divide and small claw foot bath with chrome feet. It's a cozy space but plenty comfortable for two people! 

$1980
Deposit: $250
Double Occupancy Jacob Luxury Package
Sold Out

Comfortable for two, this room has a built-in wardrobe, vanity, chest of drawers, and the beautiful wrought iron twin beds are the perfect place to lay your head after a full day.

The en suite bathroom has a warm teak floor and large shower with glass divide and small claw foot bath with chrome feet. 

$1990
Deposit: $250
Single Occupancy Fablo Luxury Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

This luxury single occupancy room has large windows, private ensuite bath & shower with clawfoot bathtub, beautiful walnut veneered wardrobe, huge Rococo style mahogany bed, Tassimo hot drink system (makes tea, coffee & hot chocolate), a mini-bar, iPhone dock, hairdryer, and writing desk.

This is perfect if you want a luxurious but more private experience. It's tucked away for privacy but on the same level as the common areas, so connection is just a few steps away. 

$2899
Deposit: $350
Single Occupancy Gertrude Luxury Package
Available until Sep 6thSold Out

This luxury single occupancy room has large windows, private ensuite bath & shower with clawfoot bathtub, huge Rococo style mahogany bed, Tassimo hot drink system (makes tea, coffee & hot chocolate), a mini-bar, iPhone dock, hairdryer, and writing desk.   

This is perfect if you want a luxurious but more private experience. It's tucked away for privacy but on the same level as the common areas, so connection is just a few steps away. 

$2899
Deposit: $350
Couples/Friends Luxury Suite Package
Available until Aug 31stonly 1 left

Note: this is the price for 2 people so it breaks down to $2620 per person.  This luxury double occupancy room is perfect for a couple or two friends who don't mind sharing a Super King sized bed. The largest room on the property, it has space to lounge, large windows, private ensuite bath & shower with clawfoot bathtub, huge Rococo style mahogany bed, Tassimo hot drink system (makes tea, coffee & hot chocolate), a mini-bar, iPhone dock, hairdryer, and writing desk.    

It’s on 2 levels with the bed on a mezzanine with skylight windows looking on to Mount Cheiron which lights up orange with the rise of the morning sun. It is a truly special view, and can be seen from the comfort of your own bed! Also has a large walk-in shower and modern bathroom.

$5240
Deposit: $350
$5240
Deposit: $350

Couples/Friends Luxury Suite Package

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Arrivals no earlier than 4pm

6pm-7:00: Bad Yogi  60-min Mindful Mixer
Gentle stretch to work out the travel kinks, intention setting for the retreat, & welcome mixer to meet your fellow yogis!


7:30pm: Welcome dinner 

Your Organizer


EM
Erin Motz
CO-founder of Bad Yogi & the voice of real yogis everywhere. My name’s Erin and my partner Adrien (aka “The Frenchman”) and I are the founders of Bad Yogi. In my 10-year time as a yoga teacher, I always jokingly called myself a Bad Yogi because I didn’t fit in with the stereotypical yoga drones who all dressed, looked, and acted alike no matter what city I visited. I hated the exclusive, judgmental nature of the yoga community and wanted to impact some kind of change to prove that it doesn’t have to be this way. So, I wrote an article on the Huffington Post that called the yoga world on its bluff and that’s when the Frenchman said he’d join me in my quest to turn this into more than just a little article destined for Internet obscurity. With his 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and my drive to be a better voice for real yogis, we started Bad Yogi together and have been making yoga a little more accepting every day since.