Summer Retreat in Southern France

Yoga, Qi Gong & Meditation Summer Retreat

~ Sunday 7th – Friday 12th of July 2018 ~

Renew your Energy & find Balance

Chez Zen Retreat, Gascogne, France (geolocation: click here)

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Overview

Pause and join a retreat that will nourish and inspire your body and mind. Bathed in summer lights and surrounded by nature delights, explore the Yin and Yang aspects of life through Qi gong, Yin Yoga and meditation. Nurtured in a beautifully renovated French farmhouse, renew your energy levels, learn how to find balance and discover a new sense of aliveness.

Highlights

  • breathtaking views on surrounding nature
  • nurturing environment
  • blissful combination of Qi gong and Yin Yoga
  • initiation to tension release exercise (TRE)
  • nice balance between activities and free time
  • walk across nearby nature & medieval villages
  • get a taste of French lifestyle in the country side
  • salted swimming pool & sauna
  • large choice of massages
  • optional visit to a local market
  • optional wine tasting

All Skill levels – Language of Instruction: English, Spoken Languages: English & French

Instructor

Caro_medit2.jpgCaroline Combelles, meditation and yoga teacher, teaches groups as well as individuals, and delights at leading retreats in stunning locations across the world. She has developed her own way of combining meditation, qi gong, yin yoga, TRE, somatic movement sand mindful walks to make you feel alive and embodied, vibrant and peaceful. She will guide you towards a new relationship towards your body and your self, made of loving kindness, ease and interconnectedness. Caroline gets her inspiration from her own life journey as well as from Nature, particularly open landscapes and old trees – her favorite spots for meditation.

Accommodation

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Chez Zen is a comfortable Retreat Centre, located in the picturesque province of Gascony in the southwest of France. Close to the Pyrenees, the 2.2 hectare estate stands alone on a hill and provides breathtaking views into wide valleys with poplars, vineyards and fields full of sunflowers. The beauty and endless expanse of nature all around creates an ambiance of complete peace.

A large salt water pool, sauna, fireplaces and hiking paths also contribute to physical wellness and deep relaxation. Within the two guest buildings, you will enjoy lovingly designed rooms as well as terraces open onto nature.

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Accommodation

chez12Main House: the Barn

The main house hosts several bedrooms downstairs and upstairs, an open space kitchen, as well as a large meditation space and panoramic terrace. Bedrooms include: 3 Twin Rooms, 1 Triple Room, and 1 Suite. Twin rooms may be allocated to a Single person upon request.

triple2Barn Triple Room

Nice room with high ceiling and lovely ensuite bathroom, three separate beds, direct access to the back patio & meditation space. Occupancy: 2 to 3 persons euros/pers)

 twin2Barn Twin Room

Each of the three twin rooms is unique and charming, with bathroom and two separate beds. Possibility to book as a Single Room. Occupancy: 1 to 2 persons.

suite1Barn Suite

Large master bedroom open onto the pool and the garden, with stunning en suite bathroom. Suitable for two friends or a couple – the two beds are side by side. Occupancy: 2 persons. (2,

Second House: the Cottage

chez17The cottage is situated just right below the main house, with direct access to the garden. It includes 1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room and 1 Triple Room. Twin and Double rooms may be allocated to a Single person upon request.

cosy privateCottage Double Room

Charming room with private terrace onto the garden and ensuite bathroom. Suitable for two friends or a couple: the two beds are side by side. Occupancy: 1 to 2 persons.

chez1Cottage Triple Room

Large room with rustic charm including old tiles and timber wood, a bit darker than the other rooms, but also much cooler in summer. Bathroom in the corridor. Occupancy: 2 to 3 persons.

double2Cottage Twin Room

Large room with the charm of old stones, contains chimney and combined kitchen. A bit dark but cool in summer. Bathroom in the corridor. Occupancy: 1 to 2 persons.

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Prices

Prices are valid for 1 person, including accommodation, meals and classes.

  • Barn Triple Room: 770 Euros
  • Barn Twin Room: 860 Euros
  • Barn Suite: 950 Euros
  • Cottage Double Room:  800 Euros
  • Cottage Triple Room: 740 Euros
  • Cottage Twin Room: 770 Euros
  • Using a Twin Room as a Single Room: 950 Euros

Food

Jorge Pena, wonderful chef, pours only love, dedication and creativity in his cooking. He thrives at choosing organic products from local markets and prepares delicious home-cooked meals. Snacks and meals all vegetarian, or vegan for the participants who wish so. Other dietary requirements can be accommodated on demand.

Things to do

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  • Swimming
  • Sauna
  • Spa treatments
  • Walking
  • Visiting local markets
  • Wine testing
  • Visiting local villages, many classified as ‘most beautiful villages of France’

What’s included

  • 5 night accommodation
  • all meals, drinks and snacks from Sunday afternoon to Friday morning
  • all classes and group activities
  • access to sauna, swimming pool and other onsite facilities

What’s not included

  • airport transfers
  • massages and spa treatments

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How to get there

  • Closest airport: Toulouse, closest train station: Auch
  • From Toulouse airport: private transfer, car rental or combination of train and bus (more details on demand)

Reservation & cancellation policy

A deposit of 50% of total amount is required shortly after booking. The rest should be paid up to 60 days before arrival.

The deposit is fully refundable only if cancellation occurs up to 90 days before the arrival date.