MINDFULNESS RETREAT: YOGA IN BEAUTIFUL PROVENCE
INDULGE: SOUTH OF FRANCE VINYASA FLOW YOGA RETREAT
This yoga retreat is open for registration. As this retreat is popular, we recommend registering early.
We have been scouting for just the right place in France which would accommodate a yoga retreat organically and which would offer just the right setting for a yoga escape that is supremely relaxing, energizing, that stimulates and nourishes all the senses and is aesthetically pleasing.
It took a few years, but we are honoured to present our newest offering: a stunning retreat in Provence.
Join us in this divine location set amidst the vineyards, and let your yoga practice flourish in the most spectacular setting imaginable.
The classes will be lead by Elena Mironov, the founder of Sparkling Yoga Retreats. Elena is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, with a strong background in both technical, therapeutic and energetic aspects of yoga and meditation, over 12 years of teaching experience and a background in psychology. Read more about the teacher.
This mindfulness retreat is open to intermediate yoga practitioners. The retreat will offer a variety of yoga classes with a focus on vinyasa flow - both dynamic and slow paced practices infused with intelligent alignment. In addition to that, you will have an opportunity to explore a variety of approaches to hatha yoga, from elemental vinyasa flow based on Ayurveda to peaceful hatha with a therapeutic or restorative quality. Some of the sessions may include the elements of yin yoga, myofascial release, pranayama and meditation. A part of the programme is yoga nidra (yoga sleep) meditation which has an extremely restful and restorative effect. All sessions will be adapted to the group and modifications of the poses will be offered to cater for all participants and to ensure that everyone is receiving the benefits of the practice and the individualised attention.
We are staying in a state-of-the-art 5* property in Provence. The retreat features beautifully renovated rooms which are tasteful, cosy and conducive to a relaxing stay. The bathrooms are restored to a highest standard. Double/twin and single occupancy available.
HIKING AND CYCLING
There is a variety of trails for hiking and cycling starting from the retreat centre. Bicycles and maps are available to support you if you wish to explore the area during the retreat.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
3-night/4-day stay at our beautiful hotel, breakfasts, welcome dinner, the use of extensive spa and pool facilities, all yoga + meditation classes as well as the use of space for yoga sessions.
Rich, delicious breakfasts and a welcome dinner are included. You can choose between a more simple or a more sophisticated version of lunch and dinner on day 2 and 3 so you can adapt the retreat to your budget and your food preferences.
7.30-9.00 Morning yoga + meditation
10.00-17.00 Spa, hiking, cycling, adventure of the day or rest
17.00-18.30 Evening yoga
18.30-19.00 Optional meditation self-practice
WHEN TO ARRIVE
The best time to arrive would be Sunday afternoon/evening as the programme starts after early dinner. The best time to depart is Wednesday noon/afternoon as the programme finishes around 11am on Wednesday.
The location is about 1.5 hours driving distance from Marseille airport. Further instructions will be sent out upon registration.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST RETREATS
I loved the location, the attendees, the balance of challenge and serenity of the yoga practice. I enjoyed everything! Elena is always encouraging while helping us to not strive or push ourselves excessively. Elena, I just wanted to thank you for creating this magical yoga oasis. I loved how you smiled beautifully + authentically throughout the retreat. It set the tone to the entire retreat. With love, J
Very lovely place with quiet and peace. The private lagoon was perfect. Elena - you are a very skilled and good at creating practices that fit each individual.And you seem very balanced which reflects in your classes.
The best yoga teacher with a very inspiring lifestyle. Loved the atmosphere in the class, lagoon and surroundings. Love the music and the yoga practice. Hope to see you again! Love, D
I really liked the group. I love your positivity and patience/spirit + your experience. This is a very beautiful, special place. Really liked the yoga for its dynamism, how it built up from class to class, how it’s so flowing yet very challenging at times. Meditation was great too, but I am more of a movement person.
I enjoyed the holistic and integrative approach - everything fitted so well together and things and people complemented each other: the group, the teacher, the location, the practice, the nature, the music. Dear Elena, it has been real pleasure to experience this retreat in beautiful Iceland with you. Thank you for being an amazing teacher. I have a feeling we will meet again sometime soon. All the best, love and light on the path of yoga and life XX
Beautiful place, nice atmosphere, amazing practice and teacher! I enjoyed it a lot and it was even better than expected.
Elena, you have a beautiful voice to listen to during the yoga class. I liked the intensity of the classes as well.
We had the most enjoyable weekend yoga retreat in Iceland with Sparkling Yoga. Elena is a wonderful teacher and has a gentle and playful approach to her classes. The classes combined with the thermal pools at the blue lagoon made it a memorable experience. I would definitely go on another of Elena’s retreats.
Location - beautiful. Elena - voice, yoga nidra, sense of calm and peace. You are like an angel. Thank you for being so lovely and sharing this experience with me. Please keep me on the mailing list as I would love to join you on future retreats.
The magic of Iceland, which was reflected on the retreat. Fairy Elena made me feel like a little elf who was guided into a life filled with more light and joy. The classes were easy to follow but still I was challenged and took a massive step forward. Thank you Elena for giving us so much strength and for showing us a way. That’s what I was looking for
I enjoyed the balance between dynamic and physical practice and the constant calmness and grounding. The location is magical and so is the yoga practice! I enjoyed every class and felt it had a good balance. Dear Elena, thank you so much for another wonderful retreat. I really needed it! Also thank you for your calm and sweet presence. You said some things that really resonated with me and the things I’m going through at the moment. Hope to see you soon in Copenhagen!
I enjoyed the place, the focus, the purity. The bubble effect of the retreat. The teacher and her ability to include everyone.The location - beautiful and pure place. Thank you!
The nature and surroundings are an amazing offset for the practice, very nurturing and relaxing. I enjoyed the mixture of classes based on the elements and your gift to adjust the sessions depending on the group. I love that we practice to music and the poses have great variety. The way that the classes are structured suits me well and mix of physical and meditation is very balanced. Hope to join you in Morocco or Bali!
The surrounding and the lagoon are wonderful. Elena - you are a beautiful person.
Elena, you are the best teacher!! Really nice practices, enjoyed them all!! Found them a bit softer than last time - but that could also be just me..As always, really nice to be at the lagoon.
I love the location which is perfect in connection with doing a lot of yoga, going into the lagoon after the classes was very enjoyable and the views magnificent. I feel that I got deeper into the poses and loosened up more that I have done in a long time, extremely pleasant feeling 🙂 I could probably use another couple of days here. Thank you!