PYRENEES YOGA HIKE RESTORE RETREAT – SOUTH WEST FRANCE
with Jessie Chapman & facilitators
6-night All-inclusive Retreat
Sep/Oct date TBA
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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.
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.
Yoga & Adventure Days
wake up in stunning surrounds
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
evening Yoga Nidra & restorative sleep
Retreat Price I Room Options
$TBA – Twin Share Room with own bathroom
$TBA – Couple’s Room with own bathroom
$TBA – Single Room with a shared bathroom
Many people join our retreats and book a single room or share with another participant.
6 nights lovely mountain retreat accommodation
Train & shuttle transfers to and from our mountain retreat
All vegetarian breakfasts and delicious evening meals
Morning & afternoon yoga
Stunning daily hikes
Evening’s Yoga Nidra
All coffee’s, teas and fruits
Wi-Fi at our hotel 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 skip the daily hike and relax and enjoy the picturesque surrounds.
Jessie & facilitators
Your Pyrenees retreat hosts are Jessie Chapman and facilitators. Jessie has been offering Radiance Retreats in Australia, Asia, New Zealand and Europe for over 20 years, and has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for 27 years. Author of 4 Yoga Books including Yoga Postures for your Body, Mind & Soul (HarperCollins) and the Radiance Yoga Series, Jessie loves sharing the transformational yoga retreat journey, creating space for people to deepen in yoga and to be inspired in beautiful natural surrounds. Click here to read more about Jessie.
Yoga, Restoration & Stillness
Jessie’s morning yoga classes are an inspired journey of full body loosening, limbering, breath awareness and stillness followed by gentle warm up sequences, core awareness and holding postures longer to cultivate strength, flexibility, core stability, correct alignment and awareness. There’s a focus on addressing any issues that arise from our hiking bodies, stretching and strengthening as needed. In our afternoon classes we start with some gentle releasing and stretching out after our big days hiking adventure and then move into restorative yoga postures for deep healing rest, inner connection and stillness. Click here to read more about the yoga.
Our Hiking Days
‘It’s about the journey, not the destination‘. Jessie has been leading retreats in this region for many 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. Some hiking days include stronger trails with up and down hills, some small forest paths, some higher mountain walks and some flatter walks. People in good health and of all ages have managed the hikes well.
Getting there, Arrival & Departure
Our scheduled pick-up and meeting place on the first day is 8.30 am at Pau Train Station. Pau is the gateway to the Pyrenees of Southwest 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 nearby hotel or AirBNB. You can get to Pau via train from Paris and other cities as well as fly into Pau International Airport from Paris, etc. From Pau we 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. 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 and transport back to Pau. Our bags are transported as we hike in and out on the first and last day.
More ‘getting here’ details are emailed upon registration.
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EUROPEAN RETREAT TESTIMONIALS
“Having just spent a fantastic week in Spain, I am delighted to recommend Jessie Chapman’s Radiance Yoga Hike Restore Retreat for anyone who wants an active and stimulating holiday. I feel both rested and reinvigorated, and ready to explore the world further. The hiking and scenery is incredible, and the intensity of the daily yoga helped me make some real gains (even as a beginner). The combination of mental and physical challenges and restorative contemplation was perfectly balanced and both teachers were really helpful and knowledgeable. Oh, and the food was delicious! Fabulous week in an amazing part of the world.
Cara – Spain Yoga Hike Restore Retreat
“I highly recommend Radiance Retreats. I’ve been to 4 now in 4 different countries and they have all been amazing experiences and so well organised. The yoga classes cater to all different levels of experience and everyone is so well looked after.”
Lina – Radiance Spain Yoga Hike Restore Retreat
“The joy began at the sight of our Tuscan Villa which proved to be ‘home’ for a week of well balanced strengthening, restoring, rejuvenating yoga and meditation. We enjoyed wonderful walks through the countryside and optional outings. The vegetarian food, facilities and staff were outstanding and Jessie’s guidance and nurturing instruction lead us all through a wonderfully, memorable time. I now have a new strength of heart, body and mind. Thank you so much.”
Jenny – Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreat
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