PYRENEES YOGA HIKE RESTORE RETREAT – SOUTH WEST FRANCE

*Due to the covid-19 situation we are not taking deposits for this retreat however feel free to register your interest and we will keep you updated…

Twin Share Room with own bathroom
Couple’s Room with own bathroom
Single Room with a shared bathroom

Our Pyrenees Yoga Hike Restore Retreat is set high in the beautiful Atlantique Pyrenees of South West of France. If you love yoga, hiking, stunning mountain scenery and sharing an adventure together, then this retreat is for you.

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Downface Dog Posture

We stay 6 nights in a picturesque family hotel in a small village high in the Pyrenees mountains. Each day begins with inspirational morning Radiance Yoga followed by a hearty mountain breakfast before we strap on our hiking shoes and head out for our days hiking adventure on foot. We will stop along the way to enjoy a picnic lunch and rest in the beautiful land. In the afternoons we return to our hotel for a shower and rest before our deeply relaxing restoration yoga class followed by a shared evening meal at our hotel’s mountain bar.

A guide to our days on retreat


7 am: morning Radiance Yoga
9 am: hearty mountain breakfast
10 am: depart for our days hike or rest & explore the local area
12.30: enjoy a picnic lunch along our hike
3-4 pm: return to our hotel for a shower and a rest
5.30 pm: afternoon restoration yoga
7 pm: nutritious dinner

Jessie Hiking
Resting in the forest
Yoga with Straps
Seated Posture

The Retreat Price Includes

6 nights lovely mountain retreat accommodation
Train transfers to and from our retreat
All vegetarian breakfasts and delicious evening meals
Morning & afternoon yoga with Jessie Chapman
Guided daily hikes with Jessie and the hiking team
Some evening’s Yoga Nidra / Meditation
All coffee’s, tea’s and fruits
Wi-Fi at our hotels cafe

Not included: airfares, travel insurance, lunches (which we buy at the deli each morning to pack into our daypack and enjoy on our hike)

There’s the option to simply relax at our hotel and enjoy the surrounds on days you wish to rest and skip the hiking.

About the Yoga

Yoga is taught by Jessie Chapman whose 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.

Horse on mountain walk
Mountain Walking
Tree overlooking mountain

About the hikes

It’s about the journey, not the destination‘. Jessie has been leading retreats in this region for the past 10 years. When walking we are not hurrying; rather we are taking in the sights and sounds and stopping to rest, connect and absorb. Each day we will enjoy some silent walking on our trails to quieten the mind and connect with our surrounds and ourselves. For a few of the longer days hikes we will be with our experienced local hiking guide. The hiking days include some up and down hill, some small trails on forest paths, some higher mountain walks and some flatter walks. People in good health and of all ages have managed the hikes well. Walking poles are recommended for people with knee issues or just to give extra support.

Retreat Cost

Retreat cost: TBA
Twin Share Room with own bathroom
Couple’s Room with own bathroom
Single Room with a shared bathroom
If booking Twin Share we put you with a same gender person.

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Forest in Autumn
Inverted Posture
Buildings on the walk

Getting to the Retreat

Our scheduled pick-up and meeting place on the first day is 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. Most guests will opt to stay in Pau the night before at a hotel or AirBNB. 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.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival Day: Our group meeting place on the first day is at 8.30 am at the Pau Railway Station. From Pau we will travel together to our first hiking destination and make our way to our retreat via a half days hiking adventure. Once we arrive into our village we will have time to settle into our rooms, rest, shower and relax before our first yoga class and group welcome followed by our evening meal together.

Departure Day: On the last morning of the retreat yoga will finish at 8.30 am followed by breakfast before we pack up our bags and head out on foot for our final hike back to the station and back to Pau. Our bags are transported for us back to the train station on the first and last day of the retreat so we do not carry our bags or suitcases on these ‘getting there on foot’ hikes. Full details are emailed upon registering.

 

The Valley walk
Yoga class by the lake
Cobra Pose
Snow Ahead

Extra Nights Accommodation

Extra nights: accommodation is available before and after the retreat. If you’d like to book an extra night let us know upon registering or contact us for more information.

The Pyranees
Triumphant Moment
Rocky Crag
Yoga by the lake

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RADIANCE RETREAT TESTIMONIALS

“Jessie and her lovely team truly create a special environment of support, love, and laughter, which is just perfect for us to take our yoga and wellness to a new level. The people on the retreat are inspiring and friendly. The food is incredible and the week floated along in bliss for me! I now feel relaxed, motivated and ready to take on the new year with energy and balance. Thank you so much.”
Kayley, 43 – Byron Bay NYE Yoga Retreat

“Thank you Jessie and team. My purposes in attending this retreat have been met – and more! I leave feeling healthy, flexible, refreshed and relaxed.”
Kate, 61, Leadership Coach and Writer – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“This is one of the best value for money self investments you can make. The yoga, the food, the facilitators. Jessie creates a beautiful space to just love being. Go ahead and book. It really is that good. I have done a Radiance Retreat 3 years in a row now.”
David, 48, Health Professional – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“You have given me back years of my life. I feel energized and can cope with the challenges of my job and commitments more easily. I am waking each morning refreshed and I can’t wait to get into what the day has for me. Thankyou.”
Leonie, 52, Human Resources Manager – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“Sunshine, good food, a beautiful location, and hours of yoga every day – it sounded to good to be true before I went and the reality was even better. I have returned home with a lightness of spirit. Radiance is certainly what it’s been about for me, and each day since I have returned home I have given thanks that I was able to spend such a week exploring my mind, body and sprit in such beautiful surroundings, with the truly exceptional group of people.An experience definitely to be repeated.”
Nicky, 40, Environmental Campaigner – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“A special opportunity to experience healing, hope, joy and love. Oh! and my oldish body moves in a different way now. I quite like this wonderful feeling and this new me!
Judy, 60, Retired Student Counsellor – Byron Bay Retreat

“I came to this retreat with some high hopes and expectations and can honestly say the retreat surpassed my expectations. I can’t recommend this retreat highly enough. Whether you just need to relax from a stressed life, you are a beginner, or you are someone who wants to delve deeper into your yoga, you will be catered for. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such a special space”
Mark, 41, Teacher – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“Jessie’s retreat was invigorating, relaxing and intensely refreshing. It enabled me to switch off from everyday stressors of life to focus on my own health and wellbeing. The yoga sessions, food and friendships formed on the retreat have provided some wonderful memories and the practical strategies learnt on the retreat will benefit me for a long time to come. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such an amazing experience.”
Ellen, 41, Occupational Therapist – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“Jessie and the Radiance facilitators are an amazing group of people who have the knowledge, care and love to support anyone on their retreat journey. My expectations were totally blown away and I have now found greater inner peace and a calmness which I know will continue, as I now have the increased knowledge and passion necessary to carry this into my daily existence. I am eternally grateful to Jessie and her faciliators for helping me to get back onto my true path and feel so much lighter and happier.”
Narelle, 34, Teacher- Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“A beautiful location with inspiring and heartfelt tuition. An experience to be treasured and aspire to be repeated.”
Cathryn, 53, Remedial Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor

“The retreat was absolutely magic. I met some amazing people who were all very inspiring and wonderful company! I loved the yoga and was extremely grateful for all the extra help provided by the yoga assistants in each session. The meditation was relaxing and the food was extremely tasty! I am so happy I went on this retreat!!! It was the perfect start to the year.”
Katie, 31, Business Owner – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“Thank you to the team of beautiful souls who came together to make this retreat happen. A truly worthwhile experience; refreshing, inspiring, joyful, opening…..I came away with a clearer mind, healthier body and happier heart.”
Kim. 39, Mum and uni student – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

” As a total beginner, I could have easily been left behind. Instead, I found myself nurtured and supported every step of the way. Jessie is a fantastic teacher and the extra assistance from the facilitators made such a difference to my experience. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who is new to yoga. I now feel like I have a great foundation for my future yoga practice'”
Toni, 45, HR Manager – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“Nowhere to go and nothing to do – Jessie shows you how to just BE. Her serenity is infectious!”
Adrienne, 38, Wife, Mother, Business Owner

“The Radiance Yoga Retreat was an amazing opportunity for me to meet inspiring and like-minded people, practice yoga in new ways that opened up my body, heart and mind, and feel energised by the natural surroundings, the divine food and the uplifting energy of the teachers on retreat. I noticed I had more energy, enthusiasm and as a result of the retreat, I am fitter and more flexible, and inspired to put what I learned on reatreat into practice. ‘
Shannon, 33, yoga teacher – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“With Jessie you take a journey, learning the practice of yoga in a supported environment, cleansing your body with ease, and remembering that with balance in your life you become the person you are.”
Alix, 44, Public Servant – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“I cannot thank the team of Radiance Retreats enough for the whole experience of the retreat. Yoga has changed my life. I feel so in tune with my body and mind more than ever. You introduced me to a diverse selection of food that was delicious. I have continued eating organic food and have not gone back to old habbits. I have had comments from people saying how well I look which is an extra bonus because I feel terrific. I practise yoga every morning using Jessie’s dvd core strength and my back which was injured is nearly back to 100%. Thank you all for your warmth and wisdom.”
Nadine, 36 years old, teacher – Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

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