Dearest Friends & Yogis,
We are very excited to have chosen dates for our next Provence Yoga Retreat! Please join us Oct. 1-7 of 2017. Shed the intensity of summer by nurturing your mind, body & spirit at this stunning and exclusive estate. 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.
The Curry Sisters have collaborated with another sisters duo, Estelle and Lili, at their 500-year old family estate-Domaine Saint Jacques right outside of Avignon, France. The charm of the enchanting houses and the peaceful, meditative surroundings offer a truly authentic Provence experience. This estate embodies the classy elegance, natural environment, attention to detail and passion for wellness that we adore.
Daily yoga classes will include Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative yoga practices as well as Pranayama, Meditation and Yogic Wisdom. In our experience, this combination invites a powerfully balanced setting physically, mentally and spiritually. As there are two of us teaching, you will receive plenty of individual guidance and therapeutic adjustments. We hope you can join us for this unique and intimate retreat. It will definitely be one to remember!
Namaste. Love. Gratitude.
Andrea and Christina
Classes will be held Monday-Friday 9:00am-11:30am and 5:00pm-7:00pm. 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 world renowned body workers, to offer therapeutic treatments throughout the retreat week. They have expertise in many different modalities and each treatment is a unique, healing, and life-changing experience.
The private and pastoral ambiance of Domaine St 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 10 rooms to rent, 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. Each of the ten rooms can be single or double occupancy and 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, 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 Saturday night with a beautiful welcome dinner prepared by Giada Scarton, chef and restaurant owner who specializes in farm to table, organic and local meals expertly prepared with passion and love. Throughout the week you will enjoy delicious, local, fresh, healthy and inspired meals created by Giada. Using fresh ingredients collected from surrounding village markets, Giada’s specialty is creating nourishing dishes packed with flavor and creativity. We are thrilled to have her on our team! We will close the retreat week with a farewell dinner and leave Provence feeling relaxed, revitalized, aligned and enlightened.
Explore Provence by wandering on your own or join us for village tours. The retreat includes two complimentary village tours to some of our favorite locations. Certain local items like fruits, honey, goat cheese, truffles and wine can be purchased from nearby farmers and producers. You’ll want to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscape and a good book to curl up with on the welcoming grounds.
-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 treatments with massage therapist, shopping or dining off-grounds)