YOGA RETREAT IN SOUTHWESTERN FRANCE

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September 2020 (dates to be announced)

Join Laurence King, native French, for 6 days/6 nights of yoga and cultural immersion in Quarante, a charming village in the enchanting Languedoc-Roussillon region in Southwestern France. Enjoy daily yoga, beautiful accommodations, delicious food, and spectacular landscapes.

Accommodations

The elegant Maison Quarante offers entirely renovated and tastefully furnished private guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms, gorgeous gardens, and a salt-water pool.

Meals

Delicious breakfasts will be offered daily. We will enjoy lunches and picnics in surrounding towns, while dinners will be prepared at the Maison Quarante by master chef, Anne de Ravel.
** Please let us know about any allergies or dietary requirements.**

Your Yoga Experience

We will start our day with a 60-minute yoga practice and gather again in the late afternoon for another gentle/restorative Yoga class before dinner.


Ignite Your Spirit™ Yoga has planned daily excursions as part of your cultural immersion. Some of the highlights of the week include: private winery tour, wine tasting, visit to an olive mill, visit of a Cistercian monastery, cruise on the Canal du Midi, market day in Saint Pierre, cooking class with renowned Chef and NY Times bestselling author Anne de Ravel, visit to medieval town of Pézenas.

Cost

Cost per person: $2,595.00  
Price includes: lodging, all dinners, two lunches, two daily yoga classes, all excursions, one cooking class, welcome reception, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, car transportation (except for transfers to and from the airport).
Check-in: Sunday
Check-out: Saturday after breakfast.
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The remainder is be due by July 31.

Documents

No visa is necessary for American citizens. A valid passport is required.
If you plan to prolong your stay in France, you should consider venturing into Spain or going up to Paris. Public transportation in France is easy and affordable. Laurence will be happy to assist you with ideas.  

A Rejuvenation Retreat in the Heart of Costa Rica

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Winter 2020 (dates to be announced)

Join Laurence King for an escape into the plush and vibrant scene of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica—named one of the top ten beach destinations in Central and South America. Known for its eclectic blend of jungle and beach, food and culture, surf and yoga, and awe-inspiring sunsets, Santa Teresa is the perfect sanctuary to explore and restore.

Relax and Restore

In this one-week (7-day) yoga retreat, we will offer two daily yoga classes. Classes will focus on nurturing, balancing and rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit. Enjoy this opportunity to immerse yourself in yoga, swim in pristine waters and nourish your body with pure, local and organic foods. Additional excursions and tours will be available throughout the week with plenty of personal time to relax on the beach, lounge by the pool, pamper yourself with massage, explore the local scene or whatever else your soul desires.
          

Accommodations

We will be staying at the enchanting, award-winning Nautilus Boutique Hotel and Retreat Center where we will get to enjoy luxury accommodations just steps away from the beach. Per-person price includes: luxury villa, two yoga classes per day, daily organic/vegetarian breakfast and lunch, and a welcome and farewell dinner.

Pricing and Room Choices•

One-bedroom villa: bedroom with a king size bed (or two individual beds), living area with a sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, private terrace and luxury bathroom.
          1 person- $2410
          2 person -$1835/pers.
          3 person - $1710/pers.


Two-bedroom villa: two large bedrooms, a large living area, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen, large garden terrace and luxury bathroom.
          2 person - $2240/pers.
          4 person - $1750/pers.


*Please email me to let me know with whom you will be sharing your villa.


*$500 deposit required to hold your spot
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $300 off the price of the retreat.
 

For more information on the Nautilus Boutique Hotel Retreat Center visit: http://hotelnautiluscostarica.com   

Not included in the price: Airfare, airport transportation to and from hotel, five dinners, excursions/activities, and tips.

Travel

Book your flights to San Jose. Then from San Jose to Tambor. You can use flysansa.com or natureair.com for flights to Tambor. A shuttle will bring you from Tambor to Santa Teresa.

email laurence2@comcast.net with any additional questions.

YOGA RETREAT IN PROVENCE

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Coming in 2020 (dates to be announced)

Join Laurence King, native French, for 6 days/6 nights of yoga and cultural immersion in Mallemort de Provence, a medieval village at the foot of the Lubéron mountain range. Enjoy daily yoga, beautiful accommodations, delicious food and spectacular landscapes. 

Accommodations

La Maison du Peintre (The painter’s house) and Villa Grenadine offer eight entirely renovated and beautifully furnished guestrooms. The art gallery at la Maison du Peintre will be the setting for our yoga classes. 

Meals

Delicious breakfasts will be offered daily. We will enjoy lunches and dinners in the village restaurants and in surrounding towns. 

Your Yoga Experience

We will start our day with a 60-minute yoga practice and gather again in the late afternoon for another gentle/restorative Yoga class before dinner.

Planned Activities

Yoga Spirit™ has planned daily excursions as part of your cultural immersion:
Monday: Visit of the exquisite village of Les Baux de Provence and the Carrières de Lumière
Tuesday: Visit of Aix en Provence, the beautiful, sun-drenched hometown of Paul Cézanne and Emile Zola
Wednesday: Visit of the lovely town of St-Rémy. Cooking class with French chef, Cécile Almodovar, in the late afternoon followed by dinner
Thursday: Visit to a hammam (Moroccan spa) in Salon de Provence where you will enjoy a relaxing steam bath, scrub down and massage
Friday: Open market at Lourmarin, one of the prettiest villages in France. Wine tasting/picnic at local vineyard. Optional drawing/painting lesson available with local fine artist Armelle Andreis 

Cost

Cost per person:          $2,525 (room w/private bath)
                          $2,325 (room with shared bath—in the heart of the village)
                          $2,225 (room with shared bath—at the foot of the village)
Price includes: lodging, breakfast, all yoga classes, cooking class and dinner, hammam, welcome reception, gourmet dinner at La Maison du Peintre, wine tasting/picnic, car transportation to Les Baux, St Rémy, Lourmarin and Château Bas.
Price does not include: airfare, transportation to and from Mallemort (Taxi from Marseille to Mallemort is 140 Euros—ride can be shared), bus fares to Aix and Salon de Provence, lunches, and dinner on Monday and Tuesday. Check-in: Sunday from noon on (welcome reception at Villa Grenadine at 7 pm following yoga class). Check-out: Saturday after breakfast. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking (no later than March 1). The remainder will be due by August 1. All payments are refundable minus a $300 cancellation fee prior to July 31. No refunds after July 31.