Overview

This unique retreat to Bordeaux in France is held at a charming Château in the countryside of Bordeaux near the famous Saint-Émilion village. The Bordeaux region is certainly one of the world’s best known wine regions. In the last decade, the city itself has seen a complete revamp much to the tourist delight and many guides have boasted about this must-visit town. In a privileged environment, twice a day, Martine and Iyan will lead yoga and mediation sessions and Claude will share his personal method of how to reach your dreams; a knowledge that has proven invaluable for the success to participants of past retreats.

While the program is an opportunity to relax and get in touch with the deeper self, it is also an occasion to discover the beautiful region of the Gironde and its vineyards at a time when grapes are being harvested. During the retreat, you will also experience the culinary art of the French and of course some of Bordeaux’s famous wines.

The intention of this retreat is to take time to destress and reconnect the mind to the spirit in a splendid environment. It is to practice yoga on and off the mat and to discover the charming countryside of the region.

YOUR RETREAT LEADER AND ASSISTANT

Martine Bounet

Martine Bounet is a certified yoga teacher. Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, she also lived a long time in London, UK. Here she was able to combine the two big passions in her life, yoga and wine, and to attain great command of both. She greatly enjoys sharing her passions and combines them in her daily life – practicing and teaching yoga and meditation as well as acting in diverse roles in the wine business. Her philosophy in life is that one moment not lived is a moment lost. Read more about Martine Bounet

Iyan Yaspriyana

Yoga teacher, retreat leader, owner and co-founder of Oneworld Retreats Iyan Yaspriyana lives his life with passion. He has no doubts that he will reach his dreams and is using many tools and techniques to make them come true. Read more about Iyan Yaspriyana

Claude Chouinard

Claude Chouinard

Reaching dreams is not new to Claude Chouinard; over the years he has set many goals and has developed ways to achieve them. One of his dreams was to create a retreat centre and make a difference in other people’s lives and to remain faithful to the concept of letting everyone follow their own path in a simple and non-dogmatic way. Today Oneworld Retreats has grown to be the leader in holistic retreats in Bali. It all started with a dream! Read more about Claude Chouinard

Price & Inclusions

RETREAT PRICE

Room Type IDR USD AUD EUR GBP
Single 42,000,000 ±3,076 ± 3,894 ± 2,590 ± 2,334
Twin 31,400,000 ± 2,300 ± 2,911 ± 1,936 ± 1,745

INCLUSIONS

  • 8 days/7 nights accommodation at the Château
  • All meals
  • Dinner with paired wines
  • 1 Relaxing massage at the Château
  • Morning yoga and meditation sessions
  • Evening restorative yoga and meditation
  • 2 Follow Your Dreams sessions
  • 1 Wine workshop; getting to understand Bordeaux wines
  • Visit of the new Cité du Vin
  • Silent walk in the Château’s own forest
  • Walk to the village Créon and meet with locals
  • Food preparation and cooking class by local chef
  • Gastronomic Dinner and Wine tasting by certified sommelier
  • Visit of the town of Saint-Émilion
  • Visit of a reputed Château
  • Visit of Arcachon, a charming town right by the coast
  • Lunch at a Oyster Farm in Gujan Mestras (Arcachon Bay)
  • Dune du Pyla excursion
  • French champagne apero
  • Wine and Cheese tasting and pairing
  • Transportation from/to Bordeaux/Château
  • Free drinking water
  • Government tax and services

Itinerary

Sunday night 1 October – Retreat Orientation


DAY 1

yoga retreat in bordeaux09:00 Point of meeting to be announced

Walk around Bordeaux

Lunch and visit of the new Cité du Vin

16:00 Transportation from Bordeaux to the Château

Time for check in

18:00 Restorative yoga

19:30 Wine and Dine


DAY 2

fun yoga retreat in france

Tuesday

07:00 – 08:30 Yoga and meditation

08:45 Breakfast

10:00 The Art of Contemplating – Workshop by Claude

Silent walk around the lake

13:00 Lunch

Free time or massage

17:00 – 18:00 Restorative yoga and meditation

18:30 – 20:00 Wine Workshop with Martine – Introduction to wine tasting

20:00 Dinner


DAY 3

yoga retreat in bordeaux france

Wednesday

07:00 to 08:30 Yoga and meditation

08:45 Breakfast

09:30 Departure for Arcachon

11:30 – 13:00 Introduction and Lunch at a Oyster Farm in Gujan Mestras (Arcachon Bay)

13:00 Leave for Arcachon

Followed by visit of la Dune du Pyla

16:00 Leave for Chateau Lagorce

18:30 – 19:15 Yoga Nidra

19:30 Wine and Dine


DAY 4

yoga in a french chateau

Thursday – Day of silence and contemplation

07:00 to 08:30 Yoga and meditation

08:45 Breakfast

10:00 – 12:00 Follow your Dreams – Workshop with Claude

13:00 Picnic Lunch – in silence

Massage or Dreaming time

17:30 – 19:00 Restorative Yoga

19:30 Silent Candlelight Dinner


DAY 5

yoga retreat near st emilion france

Friday

07:00 – 08:30 Yoga and meditation

08:45 Breakfast

10:00 Day trip
Touring the famous town of St-Emilion

Lunch

14:00 Leave St-Emilion
Visit of a Château on our way back to Chateau Lagorce

18:00 – 19:00 Yoga nidra

19:30 Wine and Dine


DAY 6

yoga retreat in bordeaux castle

Saturday

07:00 to 08:30 Yoga and meditation

08:45 Breakfast

10:00 Yoga Workshop Understanding the Chakras – with Martine
Or
Free time to further explore Bordeaux centre – We will organise the transport

13:00 Lunch

Free time
Or

15:00 16:00 Optional workshop – Understanding Ayurveda

17:00 – 18:30 Restorative Yoga

18:30 Aperitif – by the pool

19:30 Wine and dine inclusive of a cheese pairing experience


DAY 7

yoga retreat near creon france

Sunday

07:00 – 08:30 Yoga and meditation

08:45 Breakfast

10:00 Depart to Creon – visit of the town and local market experience

13:30 Lunch at the chateau

Free time or massage

16:00 – 17:00 Introduction to the concept of food and wine pairing

18:00 – 19:15 Restorative yoga

19:45 Champagne Aperitif

Followed by – Gastronomic Dinner

And farewell entertaining evening


DAY 8

Monday

07:00 – 08:30 yoga and meditation

08:45 Breakfast

Wrap up and departure at 10:30 am

Transportation from the Château to Bordeaux


Specials

  • A Life of Balance at the Château – in France! – Early Bird Special

    Book your retreat before 15 August and receive IDR 2,000,000 (± EUR 140) price reduction!
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More Info

GENERAL INFORMATION

The retreat will begin on Monday, 2 October. Participants will meet at a central point in Bordeaux. Some participants may wish to enjoy the weekend in Bordeaux prior to the retreat, we can organise accommodations.

A Life of Balance – At the Château! lasts seven nights and will end in Bordeaux on Monday the 9th.


THE PLACE

Living in a Château!

Located in La Gironde near the small village of Créon, the charming Château is a perfect place to find peace of mind as it is surrounded by 29 hectares of woodland and has its own lake and an amazing swimming pool. The place was totally renovated less than 5 years ago. Each private bedroom is comfortable, well equipped and thematically decorated. The common areas are spacious and give the sensation of going back in time. One can only imagine what it would have been like to live there as a family!


YOGA

yoga retreat in bordeaux castle
The yoga that will be taught by Martine is Hatha and combines the precision of Iyengar with the dynamism of Ashtanga. Guests will be introduced to Pranayama, Asanas, relaxation techniques and yogic activities.

The yoga and meditation sessions that will be led by Iyan will take you deeper into the practice through a soft approach to the discipline.

Both Martine and Iyan are qualified yoga and meditation instructors and have years of experience to help you in your practice whether you are a beginner or more advanced.

Through meditation and yoga, people from around the world and all levels of society have reached incredible results in balancing the body, mind and spirit. Yoga and meditation are ways to help become more focus and provide a platform for one’s own inner peace and well-being especially when faced with life challenges.


MEALS

The kitchen of the Château has all the necessary equipment to make any chef totally happy! Most meals are served at the Château and prepared by our own chef. All meals preferences are catered for. Some meals will be taken outside while touring.


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