18 - 23 June 2023


French Countryside Escape

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

I’m so thrilled to reveal next retreat location. It will take place in the countryside of Southern France. A region at the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by vineyards, castles and medieval towns. Our stay is a hidden and quiet place, away from the usual touristic trail, yet still easily accessible. Keep on reading and I’ll take you through experiences I have planned for our time together in the South of France.

Our Country Stay

14th Century Residence in South West France

This time you’re invited to retreat into a tranquil, luxurious and charming residence in rural surroundings of southern France. Domaine de Mournac is an idyllic place that’s simply perfect for yoga, meditation and contemplative practices. You’ll find everything you need here to have a relaxing, meaningful and simply ideal country escape. The 14th Century residence is stone coach house lovingly refurbished in 2017 by London runaways, Jon and Lucy.

Nestled among vineyards and hills at the foothills of the Pyrenees, Domaine de Mournac offers a blissfuly comfortable stay in a serene location with a fully equipped yoga studio: mats, blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets are at your disposal so you can travel light. The yoga space features a large floor to ceiling accordion window that dissolves the boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces so you can enjoy the fresh air and expansive mountain views.

And if the magnificent scenery wasn’t enough, you’ll also be spoiled by our retreat chefs who specialise in vegetarian meals prepared with seasonal and local produce. As part of the French cultural experience the evening meal will be paired with wines from the region.

The retreat will maintain an intimate feel, with our group size limited to 15 participants. There will be time to share many moments together and also to connect with yourself.

Practice and Teacher

Yoga with Marta

This yoga retreat is lead by me - Marta. Over the years, yoga has become an integral part of my life. I have a strong background in both technical and therapeutic aspects of yoga and meditation, and I’ve been sharing my passion for it through teaching for over ten years. When I’m not teaching, I love to go for long walks in the forest, hike up steep hills, or simply let myself float in a crystal clear lake. Feel free to read more about my path.

This retreat is designed for all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. Each morning we’ll observe silence until breakfast to encourage a mindful presence right from the early waking hours. We’ll first sit together for meditation and then invite mindful movement through the practice of yoga. You’ll take time for yourself, going quietly through your morning routine and then meet us again to share a delicious breakfast and break the silence.

On one of the days, we’ll expand the concept of silence to include the entire day. This will give you an ample space and time to really experience retreating into yourself and enjoying those rare moments of contemplative practice where you’re mindful of each step, each bite and each breath.

During the day, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the surroundings, relax at the pool, swim, hike or enjoy a good book. In the afternoons, we’ll meet again for workshops and meditation. As the day comes to an end, we’ll share a nourishing meal together and admire the sunset over the French countryside surrounded by scent of blooming lavender. In the evenings you’re welcome to enjoy each others’ presence or retreat to a quiet place and relish some restful time with yourself.

Getting There

Planning Your Arrival

Our location is 45 minutes from Carcassonne airport and 1.5 hours from Toulouse airport. The easiest way to get there is by taking an airport transfer. I can assist you with booking and coordinating sharing of the transfer. The cost of a shared transfer is around 40€ from Toulouse and 25€ from Carcassonne per person each way. If you prefer, you can also rent a car and share the ride with other retreat participants. You’ll be able to coordinate car-pooling and communicate with each other via a web based platform. Further instructions upon registration. It’s also possible to arrive by train and bus, you can take it all the way to Couiza and then cover the final 4km by taxi. For more details please check French Railway’s (SNCF) website.

Schedule

What to Expect


from 16:00 Arrival and Check in
18:00 – 19:00Welcome Session
19:00 – 19:30Meditation
19:30 – 20:30Dinner
20:30 – 22:00Evening chilling
08:00 – 08:30Meditation
08:30 – 10:00Guided Vinyasa Yoga Class
10:30 – 11:30Breakfast
11:30 – 14:30Free time
14:30 – 15:30Lunch
15:30 – 17:30Free time
17:00 – 19:00Workshop (Monday & Thursday)
19:00 – 19:30Meditation
19:30 – 20:30Dinner
20:30 – 22:00Evening chilling
08:30 – 08:30Meditation
09:00 – 10:00Breakfast
10:00 Departure

All Inclusive

We Got You Covered

  • 5-night / 6-day yoga retreat package
  • guided morning vinyasa yoga classes
  • morning and afternoon meditation
  • afternoon workshops
  • individualized attention with small group size (up to 15 people)
  • the exclusive use of the facilities for our group only
  • stay in a beautifully restored and comfortable historic house
  • regional, organic vegetarian food: three yummy meals a day
  • local wine with dinner
  • teas, coffee and a daily fruit bowl
  • yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters & blankets provided
  • use of swimming pool
  • bath cosmetics
  • bed linen and towels

Accommodation Options

Early bird prices available until 22 January 2023.

By completing your booking, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions. If the retreat cannot take place due to health regulations, you will receive a full refund. Please consider travel insurance to protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances that may affect your participation in the retreat (illness, injury, family emergency, weather, etc.).

You can pay in full or reserve your spot with a deposit. The remaining balance is due four months before the retreat date. If you prefer to pay with a bank transfer please get in touch.

2-3 Person Shared Room

Tastefully appointed room with two or three single beds. Garden or mountain view. Bathroom ensuite.

1399€

1299€

Private Double Room

Tastefully appointed room with a double bed. Bathroom ensuite. Good for couples (price includes two people).

2799€

2599€

If you have any questions, food alergies or special requests, please reach out and I will do my best to accommodate you.