France Ashram Retreat
September 8-15, 2024
(Depart your hometown the day prior to arriving at the Ashram)
Come experience a yogic life style
Blending the practice of postures, pranayama,
meditation, chanting, hiking and service at the Ashram of Yoga Sivananda in France with Peace through Yoga Foundation.
A week of “simple living, high thinking” in a traditional ashram in the French countryside will allow the body to regenerate and the mind to become steady
and calm down.
The Ashram is a very spiritual environment away from the noise and disturbances of daily life. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, this will be a transformational experience should you choose to say “yes”. The theme for the week is “Soothing the Body and Mind”. The week will give you tools which can lead you to find peace and freedom of letting go of unnecessary body and mental tensions. The Ashram is situated near the village of Neuville-aux-Bois in the famous Loire Valley, just a little over an hour from Paris, and is easily accessible from Paris by car or by train (Les Aubrais Orleans).
Since 2003, the natural setting of the Ashram has been very conducive to contemplation and rejuvenation: vast open spaces, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and century old forests populated with countless species of birds. The goal of all our retreats is always to contribute to your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. If this resonates with you, this experience is for
you. If you are looking for a 5-star hotel with a spa and pool, well, this might not be for you. What do you need in your life right now?
What do you need in your life right now?
The Ashram will help you:
Relax in a beautiful natural setting in the Orleans forest
Progress in your asana practice
Develop and deepen your meditation practice
Try different techniques of mantra repetition to focus the mind
Hike every day in the French countryside and through the Orlean forest
Change your perspective: adopt a positive attitude
Find a better digestion by adjusting your diet
Adapt your yoga practice into a realistic daily routine
Transform your life
“Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion”.
The themed program "Soothing the Body and Mind" includes:
Classical Hatha yoga and pranayama practice – twice a day
Delicious vegetarian meals – twice a day (Fully vegetarian with no eggs and also no coffee or tea)
Vitalizing meditation and mantra sessions (Satsang – twice a day). Satsang is a group meditation followed by devotional chanting and an informal talk on the practical philosophy of Yoga.
Opportunity for selfless service as part of the daily ashram routine (Karma Yoga) – one hour a day
PTYF group sessions to review a 2024 book to be released called "Spiritual Transformational Yoga" and find a deeper connecion with your mind, body, and soul
A cooking class
Plenty of free time to relax, connect and socialize with new and old friends
For a better insight into this trip, read "10 Reasons to Take a Trip like..." under the Journal section on this website. It was written from the Ashram in September 2023.
Note: The program does not include bath towels or accessories, bike rental, yoga mats (available in the Ashram's boutique) or washing clothes.
You also will be able to:
Rent a bike to explore the surrounding countryside
Relax in the library
Enjoy nature walks and the beautiful garden in the center of the Ashram
Visit the boutique (Yoga literature, clothing and accessories)
Price Per Person/Single Room with Bathroom:
(Use the link below to book early to ensure your private room with bathroom)
Price Per Person/Shared Room with 3-5 people:
Price Per Person Single Room: 707 euros
Price Per Person Single Room with Bathroom:
(taxes not included)
Deposit: 100 Euros upon booking
(or full balance, if you choose) and final balance is required 30 days prior to arriving at the Ashram.
To book this retreat, please click on the following link for 2024:
Please put in the comment section that you are with Peace through Yoga Foundation.
After completing your registration via the link above, it is recommended to purchased your flight to France to ensure best airfare.
PLEASE ALSO ADVISE PTYF OF YOUR RESERVATION:
Sally Bassett at email@example.com
Sally Bassett/Trip Leader - Ph..D., E-RYT, Founder and President of Peace through Yoga
Sally’s passion toward life, creative nature, and spiritual approach have been keys to her success. She has led groups to over 130 countries as a result of her 40+ year career in the travel industry where she went from flight attendant to CEO.
Sally has been teaching yoga for close to two decades, even as a corporate CEO, through her 12-year ownership of two yoga studios before selling the studios in 2014. Sally’s yoga journey has also included teaching yoga basics and philosophy as an adjunct professor at Butler University for seven years and co-founding the Yoga and Spirituality program at Christian Theological Center in Indianapolis, IN.
Peace through Yoga Foundation developed and supports two Girls for Success programs, one in the rainforest of Costa Rica and one in the rural area on the island of Dominica., a preschool in Dominica, and a women's shelter in Morocco. Sally teaches at Blooming Life Yoga in the village of Zionsville, IN and leads adventure trips around the world. Her favorite quote is by Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”