Early Bird for Double/Triple Occupancy: $1695 (Ends December 31, 2020)
Double/Triple Occupancy: $1895 (Starting January 2021)
Single Occupancy: Early Bird $1995
$2195 (Starting January 2021)
**COVID & REFUNDS-If this retreat is canceled due to covid restrictions, 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 refunds or changes without penalty during this time. Check with the airline to be sure.
See Non-Covid refund information below.
Flowing in the Spirit of God Retreat
This year’s retreat topic is Flowing in the Spirit of God. Does your life feel like one struggle after another? Are you trying to MAKE things happen in your own way and timing? Are you constantly trying to figure out what you need “to do” to be happy?
When we are living in the flow of God’s Spirit, we don’t have to make things happen because God’s blessings just overtake us!
Jesus was flowing with God when He said, “I only do what the Father tells me to do,” or “I and the Father are one.” If we believe that God is our source and greatest supply, we need only to cast down our nets at his command to receive a harvest.
In this retreat, we will explore how we can live in the flow of God’s Spirit by “allowing” His love, blessings, abundance, and peace to move freely and naturally through our lives and eliminate resistance to our dreams and desires.
Through Christian meditation, self-awareness, and other spiritual disciplines at this retreat you’ll learn how to:
Easy Payment Plan Available. Pay $300 non-refundable deposit, then payment plan of equal payments. All payments are due by May 20, 2020.
About the 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.
Retreat Highlight & Features
I’m excited to announce my 6th God Getaways Christian Meditation Retreat that will be held in the South of France in the Summer of 2021. 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. During this retreat, you’ll be provided with tools and instruction to:
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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.
Hiking & Bike Riding: During your afternoon free time, bikes are available to explore the country-side or you can venture out with a hike or stroll.
Bathing Lake: We are within walking distance of a beautiful bathing lake that 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.
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.
Refunds & Canceilations
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 covid restrictions, 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 refunds or changes without penalty during this time. Check with the airline to be sure.
** Travel insurance is highly recommended!
**If I cancel a retreat due to low enrollment, all monies, including deposit will be refunded promptly.
Room AccommodationsRooms 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.
Rhonda Jones has been facilitating retreats for the last 8-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.
“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 has hosted meditation retreats in Mexico, Italy, Costa Rica, Mount Shasta, and Northern California. Upcoming 2020 retreats also include France and Mexico. She is planning a retreat in Canada as well for 2021.
Transportation Itinerary for Retreat Dates June 5-14.
Arriving in FranceOption # 1- Arrive in Paris (CDG) on Friday, June 5, 2020. Catch a connecting flight from Paris to Toulouse (TLS) on June 5, 2020. (They leave throughout the day). Spend the night in an assigned hotel (included in the price of retreat). Catch group bus to retreat at 2:00 p.m. on July 24, 2021.
Option # 2- Fly into Toulouse (TLS) on June 5. Spend the night in the assigned hotel. Catch the bus to retreat at 2:00 p.m. on June 6, 2020.(Please do not fly into France on June 6; you may have flight delays and this gives you a buffer.)
Leaving FranceOption # 1- From retreat center, bus leaves to Toulouse hotel at 10 a.m. on June 31 arriving around noon. Take shuttle to airport for your Toulouse (TLS) flight to Paris (CDG) and Paris to home on June 13, 2020.
Option # 2- From retreat center, bus leaves to Toulouse hotel at 10 a.m. on June 31 arriving around noon. Spend the night in Toulouse (TLS) (included in retreat price). Next day, take shuttle to airport for your Toulouse flight to Paris (CDG) and Paris (CDG) to home.
Option # 3- From retreat center, bus leaves to Toulouse hotel at 10 a.m. on June 31 arriving around noon. Spend the night in Toulouse (including in price). Extend your stay (on your own; airbnb, hotels, hostels) for exploration and tours in France or surrounding area. Eurotrain can take you almost anywhere in Europe.
What’s Not Included:
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. 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 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.
Easy Payment PlanEasy payment plans are also available. After paying deposit, you can make monthly payments until 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 SoloThe 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 opportunity to list important details about your trip (roommates, flight information, food choices, etc.)
Have a Specific Talent or Skill? If you are a yoga teacher, singer, worship leader, exercise 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 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.
Meditation Coaching: Rhonda is available for meditation coaching for a fee of $30 for 30 minutes. Please click on link to sign up for coaching prior to the retreat. A sign-up appointment sheet will be made available at the retreat. Click Here to Sign Up for Coaching. You can sign up at the retreat as well.
Post Retreat: Many retreaters extend their trip to explore additional cities and sites. You may be interested in exploring Paris, Barcelona, or even Switzerland. If so, please book your return flight to accommodate for 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 one-night post retreat hotel stay to give you a little leverage when booking your return flight. Busses will return to hotel around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
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