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2019 PYRENEES YOGA HIKING RETREAT – SOUTH WEST FRANCE

Sat 28th September - Sat 5th October 2019
7 night retreat

Retreat cost - coming soon...
Twin Share Room with wn suite Euro TBA
Single Room with a Shared Bathroom Between 2 People Euro TBA
Euro Single Room with en suite Euro TBA

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Join Jessie Chapman for an inspirational Pyrenees Yoga Hiking Retreat in the stunning Atlantique Pyrenees of South West of France. If you love yoga, hiking, mountains, nature and adventure then this retreat is for you. We walk and explore the beautiful region whilst enjoying dedicated twice daily yoga practice, stillness and delicious shared meals in a stunning land.

Each morning will begin with a dedicated yoga practice followed by a hearty breakfast before heading off on our days hiking adventure where we share a picnic lunch along the way. We return to our hotel in the afteroon for our deeply relaxing afternoon restoration yoga practice followed by a delicious shared meal. Breakfasts and dinners are at our hotel whilst lunches are picnics or at a local village restuarant.

About the hikes: 'It's about the journey, not the destination'. Jessie has been leading hikes in this region for the past 8 years. When walking we are taking in the sights and sounds and stopping to rest, connect and absorb and we will enjoy some silent walking meditation along the way. For a few of the longer days hikes we will be with our experienced walking guide. People of all ages and fitness levels have managed the hiking well. Walking poles are needed for some people with knee issues or just to give extra support.

There's the option to rest at our hotel on all or any of the hiking days to simply enojy the beautiful mountain views and village life. There is wi-fi available in the hotel resturant along with a village cafe and convenience store for all the basics.

The retreat price includes:
7 nights lovely mountain retreat hotel
Train transfers to our first walking destination
Morning & afternoon yoga with Jessie Chapman
All vegetarian breakfasts and dinners
Guided daily hikes into the Atlantique Pyrenees

Not included in the retreat cost: airfares, travel insurance, lunches - which we either eat as a shared picnic or enjoy a meal at a local café.

A guide to our beautiful daily schedule:

6.30 am: morning yoga with Jessie Chapman
9 am: hearty breakfast
10 am: depart for our days hiking adventure
3-4 pm: return to our hotel for a shower & rest
6 pm: afternoon restoration yoga with Jessie Chapman
7.30 pm: nutritious dinner

About the yoga: Yoga is taught by Jessie Chapman who's inspirational Yoga classes are designed for all levels from the complete beginner to the more experienced practitioner. You are given lots of individual attention and adjustments in the classes and everyone is well looked after. Click here to read more about Jessie and the yoga.

Retreat cost: coming soon...
Twin Share Room with wn suite Euro TBA
Single Room with a Shared Bathroom Between 2 People Euro TBA
Euro Single Room with en suite Euro TBA
If booking Twin Share we put you with a same gender person.
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Getting to the Retreat: Our scheduled meeting place on the first day is at Pau Train Station where we will depart together as a group to our first days hike. On the last day we arrive back at Pau Train Station. Pau is the gateway to the Pyrenees of South West France and is located 1.5 hours inland from Biarritz and 2 hours from Bordeaux. More information about how best to get to Pau is emailed to you upon registering or you can email us for more information. We can also assist you with flight bookings.

RADIANCE FRANCE RETREAT TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for the wonderful retreat. Every aspect of the experience was beautifully organised and flowed with ease. Lovely people, stunning location, varied program and excellent yoga teaching. I came home feeling rested and inspired."
Wendy, 61, Retired Educator - Pyrenees Yoga & Hiking Retreat

"I had a great time at the retreat. It was the perfect combination of my two favourite things: yoga and hiking. Jessie is an amazing character who has a beautiful energy and temperament who can tailor the yoga to anyone from the beginner to a more advanced person. Being with like-minded people and sharing the experience was also amazing."
Aysha, 36, Senior Marketing Manager - France Yoga & Hiking Retreat

"What a fantastic way to step outside the hectic routine of life and spend a week in France. It was such a great way to experience such a gorgeous country, all the while stretching and invigorating mind and body, simply perfect."
Josanne, Marketing Director - France Retreat

"Thank you for the great experience you provided in a truly wonderful part of the world. I enjoyed it immensely. I could feel my body responding and "waking up". It was a powerful experience. My breathing awareness also improved. The hikes were fantastic and exploring the villages and the markets were all wonderful experiences. There was just so much to do, and we didn't want to miss out on anything!"
Melissa, Physiotherapy Manager – France Retreat

"When I signed up for the retreat I hadn’t done any yoga for over 3 years due to various factors and I was not sure what it would be like. I was very surprised to find that by day 5 there was a large improvement, much more than I anticipated. The retreat surpassed my expectations in many areas. I felt I was in a very safe, supportive space while at the retreat, something I haven’t experienced for a long time. I didn’t want it to end! The hiking was beautiful and, for me, very challenging as this was my first time ever. The scenery was worth it and the feeling of accomplishment was extraordinary. I’d love to go every year Jessie. I had an amazing experience - it totally surpassed my expectations."
Claire, 51 - France Retreat

“If it is possible to have a better balanced ‘holiday’, we can’t imagine one. Jessie’s France Retreat had more than enough daily yoga to qualify as a proper ‘yoga retreat’, with that ability Jessie has to satisfy beginners through to yoga lifers equally well.  But with the added attractions of hiking in the most fabulous mountains we have seen in a long time. Jessie is the perfect host, caring and concerned about her disciples at all times, personable and approachable and always fun, and a shining inspiration to everyone lucky enough to meet her."
Andrew, 42, Consultant & Jane, 41, Pharmacist - France Retreat

"They say “life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away” and that is exactly what happened to me on our wonderful retreat in France. We all shared so many adventures, sightseeing and lots of interesting conversations not forgetting all our invigorating / restful yoga, guided by Jessie who is an inspiration. The Pyrenees hiking was spectacular, so overwhelmingly beautiful. This is the second retreat I have done with Jessie and certainly hope it won’t be my last."
Kathy -
France Retreat

“As a yoga teacher it was great to be nurtured, be a student and have the chance to deepen my asana, pranayama and meditation practice.”
Sally, 46, Yoga Teacher - France Retreat

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