Be Still, Rest, & Restore Christian Meditation Retreat 2023

Toulouse, France

Jul 7 - 15, 2023
Group size: 8 - 19
Be Still, Rest, & Restore Christian Meditation Retreat 2023
Toulouse, France


$NaN
Jul 7 - 15, 2023
Group size: 8 - 19

About this trip

We all need time to be still, rest, and restore. This God's Getaway Christian Meditation Retreat will focus on just that. In the beautiful heart of nature and a charming historic castle estate, we will pause, exhale, and reset our hearts back to God and ourselves. 

Be Still Retreat Description

"Come unto me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest."- Matthew 11:28


The last several years have been a struggle for so many of us. Many have lost friends and family, even jobs, while others have become disillusioned by worldly events. These have often led to sadness, fear, hopelessness, and even despair. Yet even in the midst of adversity and turmoil, God still provides us an opportunity to embrace peace, joy, and prosperity.


But let's be real, even prior to the past few years, far too many of us have lived with stress, busyness, distractions, and inner pain for so long that it just feels normal. It's not!  it's just familiar! Not until we deal directly with and heal the disturbances living "within us,"  can we consistently experience God's genuine rest.  "So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God." Hebrews 4:9 (New Living Translation)


Every bad or negative experience in our lives provides us with a pathway to healing when we perceive it as such. One of my favorite quotes, "Never let a good emotional crisis go to waste," reminds me that emotional upheaval is an invitation to heal and grow. During mindful rest and retreat, we pause, unpack, reflect, reset, and reposition our lives. And with the right tools and guidance, we can become our very own healers and no longer slaves to our history, fears, patterns, old beliefs, and wounds.


All too often, even when we feel that yearning to "come unto me and rest," our cultural conditioning promotes productivity, or we aren't really clear how even to go about this spiritual rest. So many retreats, even Christian ones, bombard us with social events, meetings, and teaching, but fail to allow, even promote that extended time and space to mindfully enter into God's presence.  Without this "scheduled rest," we can become disconnected from our own hearts and bodies causing us to lose that vital connection and life force with who we are and who God created us to be.  


During this retreat, you'll participate in daily meditation and instruction,  Living Untethered Workshops based upon the life-changing work of author Michael Singer, gentle and restorative Christ-Centered yoga, daily releasing and healing workshops, and spiritual tools and activities that can move you towards that place of peace beyond understanding and unspeakable joy.


Come for a week and break free from the turmoil (both inner and outer) that is distracting you from your heart, dreams, self-love and care, inner wisdom, healing, joy, and more abundant life. 

We all need extended times to get away, clear our minds, heal our hurts, transform our hearts, and dwell in God’s presence. It was Jesus' daily custom and our example.


Draw unto God during this time of mindful rest and release with like-minded believers!



When you leave this retreat you'll: 

  • Gain knowledge and tools to identify your fears and limiting beliefs and how to overcome them.  You'll gain new insights, tools, and understanding that can change your life forever.
  • Understand the "true" source of your happiness and how "you" create your own reality. It's not your spouse, circumstances, or anything else that defines or creates your happiness. Others only reflect what's already happening inside of us. You'll learn how to live in peace and joy without changing your circumstances.
  • Flow & surrender to life instead of trying to recreate it in your own image. Let go of control and turn the reigns over to God and Spirit. Learn how to live in divine peace and contentment each and every day.
  • Open doors to greater blessings and abundance as you focus more on living in and embracing each moment, letting go of the past as well as anticipating the future.
  • Effortlessly create a life you'll love as you relinquish control and detox from the fears, hurts, and limiting beliefs keeping you stuck in your old mind patterns and behaviors.
  • Set an intention for your life. Create a vision for your life instead of allowing life to happen to you.
  • Remove resistance to your dreams and desires. Identify what is holding you back and rewrite your stories for success.
  • Learn how your thoughts and emotions dictate your life and ways to process them for inner healing. 
  • Be ready to establish your own meditation practice to restore your peace of mind and invite inner calm.



About Retreat Host

Rhonda Jones has been facilitating retreats for the last 10-years bringing people from all over the globe. Her mission is one of healing after suffering from 4-years of deep depression that modern medicine couldn’t relieve.  “I believe that with the right knowledge and tools we can heal ourselves from within,” says Rhonda.


"My Christian Meditation Retreats have attracted Christians from all over the globe who are interested in learning how to meditate, deepen their practice, draw closer to God, and find inner healing."


“Circumstances, crisis, and our inner pains and wounds can challenge us, but they don’t have to take us out at least not for long,” she declares.


Rhonda is a certified Yahweh Yoga-trained yoga teacher, certified hypnotherapist, and meditation coach that specializes in inner healing using the power of God, scripture, and a variety of healing modalities that provide her students with the tools to become their own healers. She also plans to take faith-based trauma-sensitive yoga training to help her students to recover from trauma and inner suffering through gentle and accessible movement.


She is the author of The Christian Meditation Journal, Detox Your Life and Awaken Your Inner Spirit Program, and the creator of over 60 guided Christian meditation and affirmation recordings. 


Rhonda has hosted meditation retreats in Mexico, Italy, Costa Rica, Mount Shasta, and Northern California.  You can learn more about Rhonda at her websites, https://thechristianmeditator.com and https://godgetaways.com. 


Click the link to see MORE Past Retreats, Photo Pages, and Testimonials. 

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Is Meditation even Biblical?

Yes. There are dozens of scriptures in the Bible that encourage Christians to meditate. Joshua 1:8 tells us to meditate on God day and night so that we have great success in life. It's hard to think about God or even walk in God's Spirit & Love when our minds are filled with negative thoughts, fears, limiting beliefs, uncontrolled emotions, and running mental patterns of our past. Even Jesus said a double-minded man is unstable in his ways. Until we take authority over our minds and bring them in subjection to God's love, we continue to live the struggle life with the mind warring against the Spirit. (Romans 7:23) Meditation, in most methods and forms, allows us to first become aware of our inner thoughts and dialogue which then gives us the space and awareness to actually renew our minds. There are tremendous benefits to learning how to meditate and during this retreat, you'll learn the power of meditation in your own life and so much more.


But I've never meditated before, or  I can't meditate, should I still come?

The short answer is yes. During the retreat, you will learn a variety of Christ-centered meditation methods and practice them. Learning to meditate is not a sprint but a marathon that will grow with you. One of the best things about coming to a meditation retreat is the knowledge and support you'll receive. I'm here to help you every step of the way. The only way to become a better meditator is to meditate.


Isn't Yoga Anti-Christian?

What I love about the Bible is the liberty that we have in Christ. (Galatians 5:1) Paul says, "Don't let your good be evil spoken of." (Romans 14:12)  I, as well as many other Christians, have gained a deeper understanding of God through the mindful practice of yoga and its transformative effects. In some ways, yoga helps us to move God from our heads into our hearts/spirits as well as our bodies. That is why it is often called a mind, body, and spirit experience. Through the breathwork in yoga, we calm and regulate our nervous systems and learn to manage our emotions. Through movement in yoga, we release trauma from our bodies and the simple insight that "this too shall pass.". Through stillness in yoga, we can observe and learn to calm the mind. All yoga classes are not the same. Jesus said, whatever you do, do it to the glory of God. (Colossians 3:17) We can use this beautiful practice with God at the center, as a wonderful healing tool. At the end of my classes, most students feel so calm, happy, and relaxed and say, "That was just stretching." I'm also excited to announce that I will be doing more training in trauma-sensitive yoga to better help students relieve suffering from within. BTW- it's optional. But I say, let go of the fear-based teachings and live in freedom and abundance!


Meditation? Yoga? Are you a New Age Christian?

No. I consider myself a Spiritual Christian. That means that over the years I have sought to not just have a head knowledge of God but an experiential experience as well. I don't want to just know about God/Christ, I want the Spirit of God living in me and through me. Jesus said that "I and the Father are one." And in Christ, we are to live, and move and have our being. When we get out of the way, we allow God to take up more space/residence within us. These are often the very issues we need to heal: memories of the past, negative thoughts, faulty mindsets, limiting beliefs, and automatic mind patterns. All of these obstruct us from knowing God in spirit as well as truth. The scriptures say that the "letter" kills but the "spirit gives life. Too many Christians live in the letter (the word) of God but shun the Spirit as anti-Christ, New Age, or Woowoo. But as the Bible tells us "God IS A SPIRIT." We can't just hold onto one aspect of God and neglect the other. God wants us to transcend the soulish entanglements of this world and rise upward and escape from our fear-based and limited captivity. As a Spiritual Christian, I see the spiritual relevance and meaning in the Bible far more than I see rules, tradition, and regulations. We are not to be cookie-cutters Christians for God. We are not to interpret the Bible ALL in the same way. We don't have to put God in a box. And that's okay. The Bible tells us to work out "our own" soul salvation (Philippians 2:12), not anyone else's. It is to God that we are to be true. My job/ministry is to point you to the indwelling Spirit of Christ so that as Jesus said, "When the Holy Spirit comes you won't need a teacher because the Holy Spirit will teach you all things." The spirit of God lives WITHIN YOU! (Luke 17:21) That is the only place you need to look.


Please read the section on Things to Know and Prepare for answers to more retreat questions or send me a message.


Additional Activities Descriptions


Gentle Christ-Centered Yoga: Most mornings we will begin our day with a gentle Christ-centered yoga practice to strengthen our bodies and quiet our minds. Yoga is known for its mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Yoga classes are dedicated to God and are infused with scripture and prayer throughout.  (FYI- I will be completing a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga training this year and will incorporate movements and poses that promote emotional regulation and rebalancing of our nervous systems.)

Evening Yoga Nidra: While laying in your most relaxing and comfortable state, enjoy Christ-Centered meditation, imagery, and soaking prayers. These unique and powerful Nidra's can be instrumental in addressing trauma and promoting the healing process within.

Hiking & Bike Riding: During your afternoon free time, bikes are available to explore the countryside or you can venture out for a hike or stroll.

Bathing Lake: We are within walking distance of a beautiful bathing lake where you can take a drip or wade in the pool right on the property.

Reflective & Personal Time: Each day during the retreat, you will have time to dive deeper by connecting with yourself and God as well as deepening your meditation practice.

Spirit Embodiment Dancing: "We hold our issues in our tissues."  Inner healing isn't about just renewing the mind but also freeing the body and bringing the two into purposeful and healthy alignment with the heart and Spirit of God. Romans 8:6 declares, "the mind (and body) governed by the Spirit is life and peace." To some of our favorite worship songs as well as instrumental and rhythmic music of various cultures, with worship flags, scarves, or just your own bodies, we will use the music, movement, and mindful prompts as a tool for releasing, confronting, and freeing our bodies of pain and trauma. If you have a favorite song that soothes, awakens, or energizes your spirit, please let me know. 

Walking Meditation: Practice opening your heart through walking meditation with your eyes open. During walking meditation, you walk in God's love, power, vision, abundance, healing, and intention. Learn to walk in the energy of who God created you to be. Another form of walking meditation is to repeat a special word or phrase to draw your attention back to God each time your mind wanders off. (Bring headphones for your phone or can use a script.)

Retreat Location


Located in the heart of the magnificent region of Gascony, surrounded by fields and hills, The Château is an historical French estate whose foundations date back to the Middle Age. With its towers, windmills, ancient wine cellar, the Château is an authentic leftover of French history and a reflection of the unique rural tradition of the region.


For the most part, the current batiment of the castle dates back to the 18th century built by the Comtesse de Beaumont, a former courtesan at the King of France court. The Comtess, who owned the Château until the early 19th century, built a splendid estate including a huge park decorated with statues as well as a small chapel.


With 12 bedrooms decorated in a warm, rural, and antique-style, two living rooms equipped with TV and WIFI, dining rooms, a French pool room with board games, a historical library, a large studio room of 160 sqm, a 6-acre park featuring ancient oaks and a splendid bathing lake located a few minutes away, the Château is the ideal setting to welcome large groups and host retreats in a tranquil and serene environment.


In addition to the practice of yoga and training activities, guests can enjoy their free time at the Château by taking walks through the exquisite countryside, going for refreshing baths in the nearby swimming lake, visiting local markets and historical villages nearby, participating in local festivals and tasting local wines as well as delicious regional products.

Pricing, Accommodations, & Refunds

Early Bird Pricing Ends December 31, 2022!


Easy Payment Plan Available. Pay $500 non-refundable deposit, then payment plan of equal payments. All payments are due by May 15, 2023.


Pricing Pricing is for double occupancy. One room is triple, however, rooms are large. If you are coming as a couple (sharing a bed), please choose double-occupancy as well.


Non-Covid & Refunds

All deposits are not refundable. Cancellation within 4 months of retreat - No refund. Cancelation within 4-6 months of retreat - 50% refund minus the deposit. Up to 6 months of retreat- full refund minus deposit.


**COVID & REFUND-If this retreat is canceled due to governmental covid restrictions or lockdowns, all monies including deposits will be refunded promptly. I would recommend getting travel insurance for flights to ensure a flight refund, however, many flights will allow changes without penalty during this time.  Check with the airline to be sure. 


** Travel insurance is required to protect your investment.


**If I cancel a retreat due to low enrollment, all monies, including deposits will be refunded promptly.


Room Accommodations: Rooms are mostly double-occupancy, one-room triple, and there are several single occupancy (1-bed) rooms. Rooms also are large and roomy. Room assignments are based upon occupancy and not specific rooms available.  If you are coming as a couple who will be staying in one bed, please choose double occupancy rates per person.

Things to Know and Prepare


Passport: You will need a passport for this trip. Passports may take up to 8-weeks to arrive. Please submit the form as soon as possible. 


Currency Exchange: Please exchange currency (dollars for euros) at your local bank to save on exchange fees. Chain banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo provide this service. Please allow at least a week to receive it. You if don’t have an account at these banks, you can ask a friend to order for you. Many places do take credit cards but it’s a good idea to bring some cash. Also, let your bank know you will be traveling so they don’t put a hold on your account. 


Cell Phones: It is recommended that you contact your cell phone provider prior to the trip. Some providers will provide international calling at increased cost or you may be able to purchase a European sim card that will allow for international calling and possibly text messages. You can purchase it on Amazon. In addition, inside the airport, there will probably be stores like 

Vodaphone, Tims, or Wings where you can purchase a sim card as well. If you bring your cellphone, please bring headphones for walking meditation. 


Payment Plan Information: Easy payment plans are also available. After paying the deposit, you can make monthly payments until the trip is paid in full. Each month, you’ll receive a notice that payment is due. Payments will not be automatically taken from your account. You will need to make manual payments for each pay period. Please try to stay current with payments.  


Coming Solo: The majority of retreaters come alone. We will match you with a roommate unless you purchase single occupancy at a higher rate. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with new friends. If you are coming with a friend, just let us know and we will room you together. Later, you will have the opportunity to list important details about your trip (roommates, flight information, food choices, etc.) 


Couples: We only have a few rooms with single beds. If these rooms are taken, you will be placed in a room with 2 beds, just you and your spouse. Please select double occupancy per person when registering. 


Have a Specific Talent or Skill? If you are a yoga teacher, singer, worship leader, exercise, art,  or tai chi instructor and would like to lead one of our classes, please let me know. It’s been wonderful having different participants share their talents with others.  


More Information to Come: After registering for the retreat, you will receive a link to our private retreat page, What’s App, and Facebook groups. These will provide you with additional information about the retreat as well as connect you with others. Also, feel free to contact me via email or phone. (FYI- This page is in the process of being updated. Please disregard any old information.)


Meditation Coaching: Rhonda is available for meditation coaching for a fee of $60 for 30 minutes. Please click on the link to sign up for coaching prior to the retreat. A sign-up appointment sheet will be made available at the retreat.  There is an add-on to sign up. Appointments will be scheduled at the retreat. 


Post Retreat Travel: Many retreaters extend their trip to explore additional cities and sites. You may be interested in exploring Paris, Barcelona, Portugal, or even Switzerland. If so, please book your return flight to accommodate any post-retreat travel. In What’s App and during the retreat you may connect with others to travel with. There are also many tours that you can purchase. For post-retreat travel, you will also need to book additional accommodations. The retreat includes a one-night post-retreat hotel stay to give you a little leverage when booking your return flight. Busses will return to the hotel around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. As I did with Italy, I will recommend a hostel in Paris where we can all lodge together. I love nice hostels as they provide a lot of open space to interact and connect with others. 


Post Retreat Detox Your Life Group Coaching: 

Most of us never want the retreat to end and want to stay connected to our new friends and family. If that is you, consider registering for my post-retreat 2-3 Months Detox Your Life and Group Coaching Program at a considerable discount. This program is going through a 3rd revision that will include daily lessons and 6-group coaching calls. The regular price to be $600. Your price is $200! For this price, all participants agree to provide a video testimonial at the end of the program.  You can sign up for this program here or at the retreat center. 

Transportation Itinerary & Options

Transportation Options for Retreat Dates July 7-15, 2023.


Flight and Transportation Details:(Please watch the video and read it thoroughly before booking flights. This is an older video so dates are not accurate.) VIDEO REGARDING FLIGHTS (WATCH NOW).  Update: Flights are definitely higher due to higher gas prices but should come down as we get closer to the beginning of the year.

  • (Required For All) You can fly directly into Toulouse Airport or fly into Paris CDG Airport and take a 1.5-hour flight to Toulouse. There are many flights throughout the day. Check prices for both options. I will fly into Paris and take a flight to Toulouse as it is less expensive. Flights from Paris (CDG) to Toulouse (TLS) are around $80-125 round-trip. You will have to coordinate these flights. 
  • All participants are required to arrive in Toulouse. France on or by Friday, July 7. A hotel stay is provided in the cost of the retreat. We will all be transported to the retreat center on Saturday, July 8, 2022 at 2:00p.m. Because of flight delays, possible missed flights, and other obstacles, we are requiring you to arrive the day before the retreat. 

Arriving in France (Please review the various options)


Option # 1- (Arrive in Paris) (CDG) on Friday, July 7, 2023. Catch a connecting flight from Paris to Toulouse (TLS) on Friday, July 7, 2023.  (They leave throughout the day). Spend the night in an assigned hotel or hostel (included in the price of the retreat). Catch the group bus to retreat at 2:00 p.m. on July 8, 2023.  


Option # 2- (Fly into Toulouse) (TLS) on July 7, 2023. Spend the night in the assigned hotel or hostel (included in the cost of the retreat). Take the shuttle bus from the hotel to retreat center at 2:00 p.m. on July 8, 2023. (Please do not fly into France on July 8, 2023; you may have flight delays and this gives you a buffer.) 


Leaving France:


Option # 1 (Fly Home)-  From retreat center, bus leaves at 10 a.m. on July 15, 2023 arriving around noon to Toulouse airport. Fly to Paris (CDG) and Paris to home. 


Option # 2-(Extend Your Stay) - From the retreat center, the bus leaves at 10 a.m. on July 15, 2023, arriving around noon at the airport. Fly to Paris.  Extend your stay for exploration and tours in Paris or the surrounding area. Book a room at recommended Paris Hostel or hotel of your choice. I will be recommending a hostel in Paris for a group stay as well as a variety of tours we can do together if desired.  Euro train can take you almost anywhere in Europe.


Additional Important Travel Information:

  • Flights vary greatly by airport and location so check major airports near you and get creative for the best flights and prices. Here are a few flights prices I found to Paris from SFO $391, LAX $505, Miami $439. (This was in 2019; higher now).
  • If you are leaving France for home on the same day, please give yourself enough time to get checked-in at airport so you don’t miss your flight and connecting flight (if coming via Paris).
  • Please arrive on July 7, 2023, to avoid missing the retreat bus due to flight delays. If you miss transportation times, you will need to provide your own transportation. The retreat center is 1.5 hours from the airport. You can get a taxi ($225 euros) or rent a car (much cheaper).
  • Unless you have travel miles or some other inside knowledge (let us know), I highly recommend getting a flight through skyscanner.com. They have the best rates I have seen thus far. Sign up for their flight alerts.
  • The best time to purchase the flight for the retreat is 4 to 6 months in advance. According to online travel sites, the best month to purchase international flights is before the end of January. After that, flights will begin to inch up each month.
  • We will have several conference calls to discuss travel plans if you need more information or feel free to call or email me.
  • I’m sure that some of you will be staying in France or visiting the surrounding areas after the retreat ends; therefore, you will want to book your retreat flights to depart at a later date. I plan on spending some time in Paris afterward. You can also check out available tours. There will be many people to hook up with after the retreat. You can add your interest to our FB and What’s App groups.  The best thing is to decide how long you want to stay and a rough idea of where you plan to go. You will have time to plan specifics.

God Getaways & Testimonials

Link to God Getaway Website: CLICK HERE


Link to The Christian Meditation Website: CLICK HERE


Link to Reviews & Testimonials:  CLICK HERE

Is This Retreat Right for You?

You have a genuine interest in Christian meditation and want to deepen your practice and spend time connecting with God in a quiet and serene location.

  • You love meeting and getting to know new people.
  • You desire to grow spiritually and are open to participating in workshops and instructor-led activities that will move you toward this desire.
  • You enjoy walking, eating healthy foods, and trying new things.
  • You have an open heart and mind and enjoy sharing the love of Christ.
  • You want to incorporate fun activities and some socializing while also addressing your spiritual needs.
  • You allow others to be who they are and grow at their own pace.
  • You want to focus on your "own" spiritual journey and not others.
  • You accept others for who they are and where they are on their spiritual journey, Christian or not, and come only to love, support, and encourage. This is not a time to convert or preach to others (unless specifically and personally invited.)

Click the link to see MORE Past Retreats, Photo Pages, and Testimonials. 

Maybe Not a Good Fit If...


  • The goal of these retreats is to promote transparency, openness, support, healing, and love. If you have a problem with gossip, backbiting, judging, or creating dissension, this may not be the retreat for you. I understand that many people have problems with negative thoughts and can greatly benefit from the instruction and workshops, so don’t let that stop you. However, talking negatively about others or backbiting will not be tolerated and you will be banned from attending future retreats. God is love and we have control over our tongues! We all have our own personal relationships with God and they may be different for each one of us, not wrong, just different, and that's okay. Extreme legalistic and dogmatic views may not be the right fit for this retreat.
  • Need internet access and technology to stay sane. We want you to leave the world of technology behind for a few days so you can focus on others, yourself, and your relationship with God.
  • Looking for “mostly” a FUN-FILLED vacation! Although we are planning some optional and group activities during our free time (hiking, biking, excursions) our main priority will be to cultivate a lifelong Christian meditation practice and inner healing.
  • Finding walking difficult.  There may be lots of walking.
  • Looking for the luxury amenities of a 4-star hotel.
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone just isn’t your thing.
  • Seeking to connect with God in a quiet setting with few distractions or activities.  I am planning on hosting some retreats for those who really want to JUST deepen their practice and spend time with God that incorporates activities that support this. 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    8 days, 7-night accommodations (double/triple occupancy)
  • Meals
    Fresh organic meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Meditation
    Daily meditation and instruction
  • Workshops
    Daily transformational and healing workshops & retreat workbook
  • Gentle Yoga
    Gentle Christ-centered yoga workouts
  • Transportation
    Transportation to and from the retreat center.
  • Excursions
    Several excursions including transportation for sight-seeing in nearby cities
  • Pre Retreat Hotel
    Pre retreat hotel stay in Toulouse (double occupancy)
  • Post Retreat Coaching
    Highly Discounted Opportunity for Post Retreat Instruction & Revised Detox Your Life Program Coaching Group!
  • T-Shirt
    Christians Who Meditate Retreat T-Shirt
  • Airfare
    Airfare to and from France.
  • Post Retreat Excurions
    Post retreat excursions or tours; however, feel free to extend your stay in France. At the retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others who may be staying longer and/or book additional
  • Travel Insurance
    Required to protect your trip in case of emergency
  • Additional Meals
    Any meals outside of the retreat center or during excursions.
  • Spa Services
    Massage or spa services. (if available)

Available Packages

Double or Triple Occupancy
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Early Bird Pricing is $2295 until December 31, 2022. Book early and payments as low as $225.00 with 8 monthly payments.  


Starting January 1, 2023, the price increases to $2395.


See refund policy. The deposit is non-refundable. 

$2,295
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
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Early Bird Pricing is $2495 until December 31, 2022. Book early and payments and get low monthly payments.  


Starting January 1, 2023, the price increases to $2695.


See refund policy. The deposit is non-refundable. 

$2,495
Deposit: $500

Available options

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Itinerary

Retreat Itinerary
Daily Retreat Schedule

This is a sample of our retreat day itinerary. Please note that two of the days will include an excursion in lieu of regular retreat activities at the center. 


Friday (Arrive in France): We will be staying overnight in a hotel near Toulouse.

Saturday (Arrival to Retreat)


2:00 P.M.- Via transfer busses, leave the hotel for a retreat center, about 1.5 hours drive.

3:30 p.m.- Get rooms, settled in, and relax.

5:30 p.m.- Dinner

6:30- Evening gathering, overview, and get acquainted.

                                      

Daily Retreat Schedule: (SU,M,TU,TH)


8:00 – Christ-Centered Yoga

9:00- Breakfast

10:00–Meditation & Healing Workshop

12:00- Lunch & Break

2:00 – Living Untethered Workshop

3:30- Break, Reflection, Quiet time, & Practice

6:00- Dinner

7:00- Group Activity

8:00- Evening Activity: Yoga Nidra, Candlelight Yoga, Meditation Practice, Spirit Dance


Wednesday Schedule (Excursion Day):


8:00 – Christ-Centered Yoga

9:00- Breakfast

10:00–Meditation & Healing Workshop

12:00- Lunch & Break

2:00 – 5:00:  Tour:  La Romieu and/or Abbayed Flaran

6:00- Dinner

7:00- Living Untethered Workshop

8:30- Evening Activity: Yoga Nidra, Candlelight Yoga, Meditation Practice, Spirit Dance


Friday Schedule (Excursion Day):


8:00 – Breakfast

9:00- 12:00- Outdoor authentic French market/Cathedral/Shops & Lunch

2:00- Meditation & Healing Workshop

3:30 – Living Untethered Workshop

5:00- Break & Reflection 

6:00- Dinner

7:00- Group Activity

8:00- Evening Activity: Yoga Nidra, Candlelight Yoga, Meditation Practice, Spirit Dance


Saturday (Last Day of Retreat)

  • Breakfast
  • Leave the retreat center en route to the hotel at 10:00 a.m.

Departure to the airport or personal sightseeing and tours.



Your Organizer


RJ
Rhonda Jones
Join host Rhonda Jones for Getaway with God Christian retreats. She is the creator of The Christian Meditator website and has produced over 25 Christ-Centered Meditation and Affirmations recordings. She is the author of the Help Me God Change My Life Program and has taught Christian meditation since 2005 through her Cds, courses, workshops, articles, and retreats. Learn how Christian meditation helped her overcome years of depression.