Paris Yoga & Art Tour with Linda and Sarah

Paris, France

LM
Linda McGrath
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
7 reviews
Jul 2 - 7, 2018
Group size: 10-30
Paris Yoga & Art Tour with Linda and Sarah
Paris, France

Linda McGrath
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
7 reviews

$695
Jul 2 - 7, 2018
Group size: 10-30

About this trip

July is the best time to be in Paris and this trip is the perfect opportunity to explore one of the most spectacular cities in the universe.

After breakfasting on mandatory croissant and people-watching at the corner café, head to yoga with Linda in a historic gallery with frescoed high-ceilings next to l'Opéra.

We’ll then hop to a different museum every day, where our resident art historian Sarah will lead us through a quick tour of some of the best art in the world and give us the juicy gossip about the people in the paintings. 


The rest of the day is yours to eat your way through this magnificent city, shop for underwear, take up a French lover, or stroll along the Seine river. The sun doesn't set until 11pm in July, giving us plenty of time to get into as much trouble as possible.



ABOUT LINDA

Linda is the founder and owner of YogaSource Los Gatos, Silicon Valley's premier yoga studio. She leads workshops, conferences and retreats in the US and internationally. 

Linda has trained in both the US and India in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Pilates, Yoga therapeutics, Yin and Vipassana meditation. She is a student of modern Buddhism, Jungian psychology and functional movement. Her yoga classes are a playful and masterful blend of precision, elegance, and breath. Linda lived in Paris for 3 years and still believes it is the most beautiful city in the world.



ABOUT SARAH
Sarah is a devout yogi and a trained art historian who specializes in Italian Renaissance portraiture. Sarah has lectured at San Jose State University, UCLA, UCSD, the Renaissance Society of America, and was recently celebrated as a historian of honor at San Jose State University. Sarah formerly worked at the Institute of Contemporary Art before assuming her current role at UC Berkeley. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Bachelors Degree Art History and Visual Culture, and a Masters Degree in Art History. 


ABOUT THE YOGA
Expect an all-levels 60-minute Vinyasa flow every day that will get your body feeling great and open your mind up to receive the gifts of the day. Yoga is the practice of paying attention and we will carry this warm curiosity through our day as we explore the art and wonders of the city, making our explorations more potent and keeping our bodies well tuned. We will practice in a very special, historic gallery that (aptly) regularly hosts art shows. You will never forget lying in Savasana under the frescoed ceilings, your body abuzz and relaxed and your heart full. Some yoga experience will be helpful but not required.



ABOUT THE ART

Why does the Mona Lisa smile? Or, does she? What happened in 1870 (in France!) that changed the art world forever and continues to have a lasting impact today? What scandals and "behind-the-scenes" tales go untold? Rather than talking about the "textbook" version, art historian Sarah Fullerton, likes to indulge in the real accounts, the nitty gritty fun facts that mostly get left out of our history telling, but that make everything more fun (and scandalous). Join Sarah through bite-sized (1.5 hour) daily art tours that will be filled with exciting stories and interesting facts. Indulge in trips to the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, l'Orangerie, the Centre de Pompidou, Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, and more, including optional day trip suggestions to continue your exploration to places such as the Moulin Rouge, Versailles, and the Eiffel Tower. 


BUT I DON'T HAVE ANYONE TO GO WITH; SHOULD I STILL GO?

Yes! That's exactly why we are doing this! Being a part of the yoga and art activities, you will meet fantastic people from day one. Also the moment you sign up, we will send you the link to our Facebook group so that you can coordinate with a possible room mate or start chatting with people ahead of the trip. We will try to organize several meals together before/after our museum outings and always in our trips, friendships arise in the most spontaneous way. 

PAYMENTS

Trip cost is $695, due at registration.


Refunds until March 31, 2018:

A $100 administrative fee will be deducted from refund. 

Refunds April 1 - July 1:

A $500 administrative fee will be deducted from refund. If documented medical emergency, the fee is reduced to $100.

No refunds after July 1st.


In the event of cancellation on our part, we will issue you a full refund.

What’s included

  • Daily Yoga with Linda
    One hour all-levels Flow with Linda in a magnificent historic gallery to help ground the day and open us up to the possibilities ahead
  • Private Museum Tours
    Art is juicy and fun when you have the right guide and no one is better than Sarah to make it all come to life.
  • Museum TIckets
    Your weekly pass to every museum in the city is included so you don't have to stand in line, saving precious time for what you really want to do.
  • Accommodation
    We wanted this trip to be super affordable or absurdly decadent, so we leave the lodging up to you. Once you sign up, we will send you our list of recommendations, all near our yoga space.
  • Airfare/other transport
    Plan to get to Paris before Sunday night 7/1. First yoga class is 7/2. Last day is Saturday 7/7. Airfare is currently $600 R/T from SFO!
  • Meals
    Paris is the ultimate foodies' city, where even a $3 baguette sandwich will blow your mind forever.

Itinerary

YOGA
Daily Classes with Linda

Practice in a stunning historic gallery with frescoed high-ceilings - the ultimate Paris experience! Our classes will tailor to all levels and will get your body moving and your mind beautifully open to receive the gifts of the day.

Your Organizer


LM
Linda McGrath
7 reviews
ABOUT LINDA Linda is the founder and owner of YogaSource Los Gatos, Silicon Valley's premier yoga studio. She leads workshops, conferences and retreats in the US and internationally. As the Director of the YogaSource Teacher Training Institute since its inception in 2006, she has nurtured hundreds of successful yoga instructors from across the country. Linda has trained in both the US and India in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Pilates, Yoga therapeutics, Yin and Vipassana meditation. She is a student of modern Buddhism, Jungian psychology and functional movement. Her yoga classes are a playful and masterful blend of precision, elegance, and breath. Linda has been interviewed and profiled by Yoga Journal, NBC News, ABC's Best of the Bay, Common Ground, Yogi Times, San Jose Magazine, Los Gatos Weekly News and other publications. At other times of the day, she is a mom, a wife, a writer, a designer, and a foodie.

Reviews

JF
I had a wonderful time!! The hotel service, food, amenities and property were wonderful not to mention the daily yoga classes with Linda and Robyn. I enjoyed trying new types of yoga that I don't normally participate in at home. Of course, it also helped that our practice room was literally like a tree house overlooking the rainforest and a river. Absolutely amazing!!
I simply could not say enough about our yoga retreat. The accommodations were spectacular. I will never forget the daily practices with Linda and Robyn in the Yoga Pavilion overlooking the awesome scenery below. The people there were some of the most gracious I have met- all of this taking place in beautiful Bali; it is something I will reflect on for quite a time to come. Truly something you must experience. A big thanks to Linda and Robyn for an amazing week!
MS
I'm happy to return back home after a week of Yoga Retreat in Paradise (Bali). "Be present and slow down" was my mantra, intention (sankalpa) and practice (sadhana) for last week in Bali. Everyday we practiced few hours of Yoga and Meditation in tropical forest, spent time with locals and walked in nature. I'm fully relaxed, renewed and recharged. During the Yoga retreat we enjoyed eating healthy delicious food and accommodation was excellent. Thank you for providing this awesome Yoga Retreat experience!
Best trip ever!!! Linda and Carrie are both very dedicated to their practice and it shows through their teaching. Classes were both challenging and rewarding at the same time. The resort staff and service was flawless. I'm definitely booking again! Worth every penny.
It was magical! Can't wait until next year.. Linda and Carrie are amazing, the food was fabulous and Tulum is my new favorite place to travel. I highly recommend it..... you wont be disappointed.
Show More Reviews