Dearest Friends & Yogis,
Registration is open! The Curry Yoga Retreat in Provence has been scheduled for September 30-October 6, 2018. It’s time to get ready for a week to focus inward and nurture your mind, body, and spirit. October is a relaxing time of year to travel to Provence and a great time to rebalance your system from any accumulation of stress and unhealthy habits.
Andrea and Christina collaborated with Estelle Saint Bris at her 500-year-old family estate, Domaine Saint-Jacques in Provence, France. The charm of the estate and the peaceful, meditative surroundings offer a truly powerful yoga experience. The estate embodies the classy elegance, natural environment, attention to detail, and passion for wellness that Andrea and Christina strive for in each of their world-wide retreats.
Daily yoga classes will include Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative yoga practices as well as Pranayama, Meditation, and Yogic Wisdom. This combination invites a powerfully balanced setting physically, mentally, and spiritually. Yoga experience is not the focus--you are. You will receive plenty of individual guidance and therapeutic adjustments tailored specifically to your capabilities. We hope you can join us.
Namaste. Love. Gratitude.
Andrea and Christina
REVITALIZE & RELEASE
Classes will be held Monday-Friday 9-11:30am and 5-7pm. In between classes you are welcome to soak up as much of Provence as you like; take long walks through the property’s vineyard and hills, visit local villages, or stick around and enjoy the pool and meditate on the quiet grounds.
We have invited a massage therapist to offer treatments throughout the retreat week. They have expertise in many different modalities and each treatment is a uniquely healing experience. We highly recommend massage during our yoga retreats. The physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of massage are long and powerful, especially when paired with a mindful yoga practice. While improving flexibility through longer yoga classes, massage increases the natural lubricants in and around the connective tissue of these muscles, reducing muscle aches and pains, improving recovery time and overall mobility of the body. Yoga and massage are powerful tools in stimulating the flow of fresh, healthy blood through your body and the production of new oxygen rich blood cells that deeply nourish your organs, joints and extremities.
REST & RESTORE
The private and pastoral ambiance of Domaine Saint Jacques (Password: provence) has everything you need to support you during your retreat week and help you remember what peaceful living feels like. There are nine rooms, each with its own adjoining bathroom, in two separate houses on the expansive property. The layout is such that you can easily find privacy and peace or join the social group. We encourage you to invite a friend or partner to join you for this incredible opportunity. Rooms will be assigned based on initial deposit.
The pristine and welcoming family-run estate will make this trip uniquely authentic. The 12th century houses are furnished in a charming and elegant country style with Provencal antiques and have all of the comforts of the 21st century. Once you are on the estate, let yourself surrender to the experience. The warm and professional staff will ensure that you feel welcome and taken care of. Each room is different, but they all offer the calm, comfort, and rest you will need after a long day of yoga and exploration.
The retreat will commence Sunday night with a beautiful welcome dinner prepared by Chef Giada Scarton, a restaurant owner who specializes in farm-to-table, organic, and local meals expertly prepared with passion and love. Using fresh ingredients collected from surrounding village markets, Chef Giada’s specialty is creating nourishing dishes packed with flavor and creativity. We will close the retreat week with a farewell dinner and leave Provence feeling relaxed, revitalized, aligned, and enlightened.
Mild weather in early October makes the region an attractive destination and a classic playground for cyclists and yogis alike It is located close to airports in Marseille and Montpellier, as well as the TGV train station in Avignon. Explore Provence by wandering on your own (either with your rental car or a driver that the estate can arrange) or join us for village tours. The retreat includes two complimentary village tours to some of our favorite locations: a village market with lunch, plus an electric bike tour and wine tasting through the vineyards of Provence. For those interested in cycling, we have partnered with a local cycling company that can create guided, daily cycling routes based on your specific needs and desires. Daily yoga classes offer an approachable style that will combine wonderfully with a day of cycling.
•One single or double occupancy room
• Two daily yoga classes (4.5 hours each day)
• Daily gourmet meals (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine, and afternoon tea, snack and juices)
•Two village tours
• Round trip shuttle from Avignon Train Station
•Welcome and farewell dinners
•Full access to the estate grounds
• No hidden fees, taxes or service charge. Extra expenses might include massage treatments, shopping, or dining off-grounds.
The weather could be warm or cold so please pack accordingly. We recommend:
• A few sweat-shirts/sweaters
• A thin puffy coat
• A light rain jacket
• Sandals and closed toe shoes (comfortable, as you will walk through the property on dirt trails to and from meals)
• Running shoes (for bike tour, hiking, jogging)
• Two nicer outfits (heels are unnecessary)
• Comfortable yoga clothes
• Yoga outerwear for lunches and dinners (wraps, loose tunics)
Each room is private and has its own bathroom. These rooms are assigned based on initial deposit.
Each room is shared and has its own bathroom. These rooms are assigned based on initial deposit. Please let us know if you will be sharing a room with a specific person.