Your Invitation to slow down.
Immerse yourself in pure nature, sink into to the enchanting beauty of your surroundings, dive into the river of your own flow, and emerge shining within, free to be yourself and enjoy it all. Treat yourself to a week of pure bliss!
Take the opportunity of resting in harmony with nature, surrounded by vineyard and oaks, enjoying custom crafted yoga classes, nature excursions, wild dance, meditation, bathing, body treatments and relaxing with a small intimate group. Take the natural world in and merge into oneness.
Set in a private park, where the colours of the olive trees blend with the perfumes of lavender and rosemary creating a small Mediterranean paradise, lays a 17th century magical oasis of calm in one of the most beautiful parts of France: Provence, Cote d‘Azur. The perfect opportunity to tune into nature, connect and reflect. A place of stunning simplicity and incredible natural beauty where you can truly relax and be one with nature!
Flow of the Day
Below is an outline of our daily schedule, each day different surprises are offered. Please remember that this retreat is all about you! This means that all retreat activities are optional as you are encouraged to participate in what feels right for you, moment by moment.
Take a deep breath and visualize this…
Wake up at dawn to start the day with a serene smiling meditation. Tea, coffee and fresh fruit will be served for a light breakfast. Convening on the outdoor yoga space overlooking the garden, we will share a deep yoga practice followed by a delicious breakfast under the shade of trees in our beautiful pergola.
A memorable excursion tour to one of the the many beautiful spots Cote d‘Azur has to offer will follow breakfast three mornings, leaving two mornings for creative workshops.
As you deepen into your own natural rhythm, afternoons are free to enjoy – you can explore quaint neighboring villages and surroundings on bike, or if you need nurturing and quiet, you can pamper yourself with a body treatment, go for a swim, read a book or just be. To continue your inner connection and bring you back again to yourself, 5pm will be dedicated to yoga Nidra each day, or to a relaxing restorative yoga practice.
Sunsets are blissed with a nature guided walk followed by a sunset special treat. A Five Rhythm guided dance will follow. Evening Meal is served by candlelight under the pergola or in the veranda. Let yourself be tempted by the three course menu where the traditional flavors of Provence mix with the French, Italian and Mediterranean styles. After dinner enjoy a tranquil night swim, soulful moment with friends or gaze at the stars...then tuck yourself to into bed smiling, whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the night♥
All Inclusive Song of the Bird France-Yoga & Nature Retreat includes*:
- Six nights accommodation at a stunning 17th century French Estate (rooms serviced daily, AC, ensuite bathroom, garden view)
- Private serene location; surrounded by vineyards, close to local villages
- Private outdoor pool, tennis court
- Three daily delicious healthy meals in villa prepared by your chef or at local restaurants (veg and non veg options)**
- Complimentary coffee/tea/juice, snacks and fresh fruit throughout the day
- Daily crafted yoga classes
- Daily guided sitting/walking meditation
- Guided wild dance
- Daily guided deep relaxation sessions
- Two divine body treatments (body massage, facial) with highly trained massage therapists
- One Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy session
- Three day trips including transport and lunch
- Wine and cheese tasting special
- Bike rental on market day & island tour
- Transportation to/from daily trips
- Mindful creative workshops
- Two guided sacred walks
- Quality Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets and eye masks
- Complimentary wifi internet access
- An intimate retreat with max 7 participants-personalized experience, authentic connections
- 10% of profits donated towards our Come & Give back program
Please note: *airfares, transfers to venue/back are not included
**special dietary requirements can be accommodated
–French Riviera: Porquerolles Island
–The Gorge du Verdon
–Local market & countryside Tour
Treasures you take back home:
- A personalized Yoga Nidra recording
- 2 detailed yoga sequences–Yin and Yang flow
*Early Bird 10% discount for registrations by February 24th, 2017 (sign up early, limited spaces available!)
Relax in a nature, recharge for new projects and try out new activities - yoga, dance, creative art, body treatments, water exploration, hikes, many heart-centered moments, smiles & fun!
Experience mindful living & being aware of the present moment in everyday life & gift yourself with a blissful fusion of yoga, dance, cultural trips & more
My name is Mei, founder of Come Back to Yourself Retreats. You know as well as I that certain moments in life call to us, however faintly, for a change of pace. The need to go elsewhere and just be. Coming back to myself is all about doing the things I love, things I am passionate about, that make me smile, connecting to my body sensations, my deep souls desire, embracing silence, connecting to my inner child - creating, moving, laughing and flowing with whatever life brings.
My regular practice of Yoga and Buddhist insight meditation are a significant step in keeping connected with myself, have been the backbone of stability in my life and kept me afloat in challenging moments.
Yoga has taught me how to live a meaningful life, guided from within. My gentle style of teaching focuses on deep inner awareness in the Yoga poses, Pranayama and meditation.
When I discovered the magical underwater world it was where I fell in love instantly! That was another really big step towards the real me. I became a certified diving instructor and now love to share my passion of the underwater realm with others.
As your retreat facilitator, my goal is to stimulate and bring to light the very best potential in you. Each retreat I lead is a combination of mindful living, relaxation, physical activities, movement and having fun.
A hallmark of Come Back To Yourself Retreats is going beyond pure cerebral integration by anchoring new experiences in the body.
Given my own coroporate past and having benefited so much from the holistic approach I understand and acknowledge the essential need for finding a balance between work and life, between body and mind.
I would like to share that wonderful experience with you and help you find simple ways that work for you. Everyone is capable of making these changes in their lives, and it always starts with the little things – sometimes they are right under your nose where you just can’t see them!
Rather than teaching traditional yoga & meditation I will guide you to appreciate the sacred within the simple things in life.
Coming Back to Yourself retreats are my offering. Let me show you simple practical ways to slow down, balance, reflect, smile, enjoy, embody and go home a fuller happier version of yourself. More aware of being perfect as you already are.
I love playing music, yoga, being underwater, wild dancing, painting, long walks on the beach, peaceful tea breaks, silent moments and magical sunsets. I can usually be spotted being outdoors walking barefoot and would describe my life as a piece of art and feel blessed doing what I’m passionate about. I am Canadian, fluent in English and French. I am passionate about travelling, nature, different cultures and places. At the moment I am living with my beloved in the Golden Land, Myanmar (Burma).
Would love to share with you ideas and inspirations about living a fuller, more enriched life and most importantly, having fun!
Looking forward to connecting with you!
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