The Summer Beach Yoga Retreat

Yoga Beach House, Biscarrosse-Plage, France

YB
YOGA BEACH HOUSE
  • Email address verified
Aug 12 - 16, 2019
Group size: 4 - 6
The Summer Beach Yoga Retreat
Yoga Beach House, Biscarrosse-Plage, France

YOGA BEACH HOUSE
  • Email address verified

€800
Aug 12 - 16, 2019
Group size: 4 - 6

About this trip

Do you dream of doing yoga on the beach to the soundtrack of the ocean? 


You don't have to go far to experience beach paradise with the Yoga Beach House metres from the golden sands of Bisca-Beach, South West France.  


Yoga, wholesome food, beach, surf, fun and new friends, at Yoga Beach House you can experience all this and more. It is an opportunity for you to deepen your yoga practice and enjoy your summer at the beach house


Come and join us for the 13th edition of this series of popular relaxed summer beach yoga retreats at Yoga Beach House. Take care of yourself with time to reflect and relax. 


Each year we open up the house in August for short stay relaxed yoga retreats during the peak season of the summer at affordable rates. This is the forth year and the 13th time that this popular retreat is offered.  You will not want to miss it.  Especially as it has been revamped and improved for 2019 with more opportunities to connect with nature with more guided mediations. 

  • 5 days of relaxation during a midweek 4 nights escape to the seaside, lakes and forest of Landes, France
  • Spoken languages: English
  • The maximum of 6 participants, min age 25

Includes

  • 5 days, 4 nights accommodation at Yoga Beach House, France
  • 12 hours / 8 yoga sessions of vinyasa and restorative focused asana  practice
  • Daily guided meditations and breath work. 
  • 12 organic vegetarian home cooked meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner including first day welcome dinner and last day departing breakfast.
  • Detoxing refreshments including smoothies, hot lemon, loose leaf infusions, iced teas


The Retreat Info


Summary

  • 5 days and 4 nights at Yoga Beach House, including 3 full days of the retreat program excluding arrival and departure
  • Spoken languages: English
  • The maximum of 6 participants, min age 25

Includes 

  • 5 days, 4 nights accommodation at Yoga Beach House, France
  • 12 hours / 8 yoga sessions of vinyasa and restorative focused asana  practice
  • Daily guided meditations and breath work. . 
  • 12 organic vegetarian home cooked meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner including first day welcome dinner and last day departing breakfast. 
  • Detoxing refreshments including smoothies, hot lemon, loose leaf infusions, iced teas

Rejuvenate yourself with yoga, meditation, healthy eating, sunshine and of course the beach. 

During this week you can advance your physical practice with emphasis on creating a sustainable practice through strength and mobility training. 


You will add also breathing and meditation techniques to your yoga practice. Asana practice take place in the morning and evenings. 


Classes offered are vinyasa and restorative yoga giving you exactly the right balance of yin and yang to feel energised yet relaxed and rejuvenated.  


You will also have free time to spend as you choose - relaxing on the beach, surfing, sleeping, it is up to you! Perhaps treat yourself to a massage or an afternoon cycling through the pine forest to a beach or lake .   


You will leave Yoga Beach House with a feeling of renewed energy, passion and love for yourself. Make new friends, enjoy home cooked organic vegetarian food, yummy detoxing smoothies and tea! 


What better way to rejuvenate yourself than connecting to nature, bathing in sunshine, swimming in the ocean and having fun! Plus lots of yoga!


Highlights:

  • Dynamic and Restorative Asana practices to activate yin and yang movement for mind and body balance. 
  • Connection to nature with ocean swims, beach yoga and a forest bath meditation
  • Guidance for a sustainable and improved asana practice
  • Healthy, organic home cooked meals
  • Free time for additional outdoor activities or self care treatments or just chilling in the Yoga Beach House hammocks.  

Itinerary
(times might vary) 


The retreat starts at 18h on Monday with a welcome meal followed by an introduction to the week and some light stretching and meditation.  The house is open from 17h for you to access you rooms. Early bag drop is available from 15h.  


Typical mornings

07:30 -  Mediation + Breath work 

08:00 -  90 minute Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Asana practice

09:30 -  Breakfast (Tea, Smoothie, Fruits, Oats)

Free Time - Surf, Swim, Walk, Cycle, Shop, Read


Typical afternoons

12h30 - Lunch (Iced Tea, Light Salad or Soup, Bread)

Free Time - Optional surf school, massage, energy healing, additional private yoga, cycle to lake or other beaches up the coast. 


Typical Evenings

19h - Dinner (Fruit water, Bowl of something yummy and filling, Bread)

21h - 90 minute Restorative Asana + Meditation Practice

23h - Recommended bedtime to ensure a good 7 to 8 hours of sleep.  

The retreat ends on Friday morning with a closing yoga and meditation session followed by a later breakfast at 10. Departure is at 11. 


Food 


Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered each day and included in this retreat. 

Yoga Beach House offers a simple organic home cooked vegetarian diet with breakfasts consisting of fresh fruits offerings such as porridge, bircher, granola. Lunches including savory vegan pancakes, omelettes, yummy soups and salads with home-made wholemeal bread and evening meals consisting of dishes like paella, buddha bowls, chilli and detoxing kitchari. Many dishes have been inspired by recent well being cook books like Deliciously Ella and the Happy Pear plus the house interest in Ayurvedic eating . 

The menu is pretty much gluten free and can easily be dairy free or vegan. However, is you do have special diet requests these should be made during the enrolment process and not on arrival as we cannot cater for specific dietary requirements unless we have been notified beforehand. 

Smoking and alcohol is prohibited on the premises at Yoga Beach House. 


Getting here


The nearest airport is Bordeaux Merignac - 80km.
The nearest railway stations are Arcachon (30km) and Bordeaux St Jean.


Most of the best places in the World are difficult to get to. We are not that remote and just 30km from the nearest railstaion but apart from that there is no public transport to Biscarrosse except during the weekends of July & August (via Arcachon & Ychoux) making if difficult without a car or taxi. 


We encourage the eco/sharing economy options where possible with car sharing sites like BlaBlaCar.Com which are in full swing during the summer period. 


Our local taxi service is  Allotaxi - you can email them direct. Rates from 150-200€ from/to the airport.  1-6 places


Sun Transfers is a good private transfer airport service which you can book and pay in advance with free cancellation/refund. 1-8 places. Prices from 150€. 


For short stays renting a small car is often most economically way of getting here. Approx 20€ per day. 


Rates 


The retreat cost is an inclusive rate of 800€ (TTC) per person including accommodation, meals and group yoga and meditation classes. 


Room supplements (paid on arrival where necessary): 

  • 0€ for twin room with shared bathroom (2 people max) - Only one room available like this
  • 80€ for a private single occupancy room (default option)
  • 120€ for a private double with private shower/toilet - Single occupancy or can be for a couple, then the total cost would be 800x2 and no supplement added. 

Notes: 

  1. There are no accommodation only rates for non yoga participants. 
  2. It is possible for yoga class only rates without accommodation and meals but only once the retreat is full 
  3. As the retreat start is less than 45 days, there are no part payment plans available. Refer to the house terms for cancellation and other conditions. 
  4. A 5 day mutual cooling off period applies with a no questions asked refund provided less any bank charges and a 60€ cancellation admin charge. We recommend you wait 5 days from booking before booking flights or incurring travel expenses 


Optional extras
(prices approx - reserve and pay during stay)


The following options can be added to your stay and provided by the house. 

  • Yoga Beach House Massage - 60 mins - 60€ or 90 mins - 90€ * (*recommended to request before arrival, duration and payment can be done on the day of massage) 
  • Yoga Beach House Energy healing - 1hr, 60€
  • Yoga Beach House 1:1 Private yoga/coaching sessions - 60 mins - 60€ or 90 mins - 90€

There are many local activities and the tourist office is a 3 minute walk from the house. Some popular ones with guests are; 

  • Local surf lessons - Group surf classes from 40€, Board hire only from 20€
  • Local bike hire from 20€


Comments

  • This week is ideal for yogis (male and female)  aged 25 + who have a regular vinyasa yoga practice and have been practising for at least 6 months or more.  
  • It assumes you are physically able without injury nor pregnant. 
  • The retreat program is in English only. A very good level of English is required if this is not your first language. 
  • It is assumes you have a pre-existing interest in yoga and are already aware of the benefits. 

All booking subject to a 5 day cooling off period until payment has been received and to ensure all info is provided and availability for the retreat. 


Testimonials


"A yoga retreat at Yoga Beach House, a 100% authentic yogi lifestyle in the heart of a loving family and passionate about life. In this beautiful and comfortable Landaise house that breathes well-being, everything is only love of happiness peace and sensitivity ... The flowery garden makes you want to recharge, the yoga studio smells of warm wood. Yoga classes are practiced in the studio or on the beach... A week in the heart of this lovely space and we leave the heart filled with love. Life is Beautiful at Yoga Beach House. Namaste" - Vanessa


“Perfect Hosts + Yoga Instructors. An Oasis Of Well Being. James Is An Amazing Cook! The Food Was Absolutely Delicious. The Perfect Balance. The “Must Go” Retreat" — Martina

“Brilliant! I Had A Fantastic Time At Yoga Beach House. The Classes Were Amazing, The House Is So Welcoming + The Food Was Beautiful. I Would Highly Recommend, You Will Feel A Million Dollars After It” — Gemma


“I recommend this place to have a great time, you can do yoga, surf,  relax, - you can eat very good and healthy food. Don't hesitate ! " - Anne


"Excellent - warm and always smiling welcome. The frame of the Yoga studio also contributes to the sensation of disconnection: entirely in wood, fire of chimney, sun diving during the sessions of the morning, background music in perfect synchronicity ... All that 5 minutes of the beach! Namaste!" - David


"Warm and welcoming. The place smells good, the wood burner crackle in the evening classes and the playlist is always well chosen. One comes out with a real and deep energy. And an envy: to start again!"- Caroline


"To be warmly welcomed by the whole family during my stay. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The food is prepared healthy, fresh and delicious. We returned from the week feeling relaxed and relaxed. Thank you for the wonderful sense of hospitality! - Jennifer


"A beautiful house run by an adorable and super nice team and good vibes. Ideal for recharging your batteries ... and to surf because a few steps from the beach of Biscarrosse. Yoga classes were perfect" - Celia

Instructor

Your instructor for this retreat will be Rachel Hanberry, co-owner and founder of Yoga Beach House along with her husband and business partner James Hanberry. 


Rachel is a senior experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT200 Yoga Alliance) and leader of teacher training programs at Yoga Beach House, specialising in empowering women through her 'Wild Women' themed retreats and trainings. Rachel is passionate about mindful movement, the spiritual practice and connecting with not only your mind, body and breath but with mama nature too. Ideal in the settings of Yoga Beach House surrounded by the gardens, beaches, the ocean, forests and lakes! Are you ready to indulge your senses? 

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation
    Private Room options available.
  • Bedding + Towels
    1x Beach + 1x Shower Towel
  • All Yoga + Meditation
    In total over 15 hours
  • Yoga Props + Yoga Mats
    No need to bring a mat.
  • 8 meals
    Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner
  • Travel to/from venue
    Flights, Airport Transfers
  • Optional Extras
    Massages, Bike Hire, Surf Hire

Your Organizer


YB
YOGA BEACH HOUSE
Retreat Lodge South-West France