REGISTRATION FOR 2018 IS FILLING UP!

Week 1: May 19th - May 26th

Week 2: May 26th - June 2nd





MINDFUL TRAVEL


Retreat to the old world where time seems to move a little more slowly, dinners last for hours and everything tastes better. We will begin or end each day with yoga and meditation,  bookending carefully curated excursions that will immerse you in the local flavors of  Provence.


PROVENCE


The region of Provence in the southeast corner of France is the jewel of the Mediterranean. Best known for its dazzling Riviera it is also an area of striking contrasts and a merging of diverse cultures. Flanked by the Alps, the Rhone River delta and the sea, this land of 3 millions inhabitants is rich in culture and history. 

Cezanne, Van Gogh and other impressionist painters came for the extraordinary light and rich landscapes. From the lush fields of lavender and sunflowers, to the craggy rocky hinterland scented with wild thyme and rosemary, this land is known for its truffles, melons, figs, almonds and olives as well as its crisp white wine from Cassis and its red Cote du Rhone.

We will be staying just outside of Pertuis and will make day trips to Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Cucuron, Ansouis and Loumarin.




DAILY ITINERARY 

FRIDAY
Depart USA for overnight flight to Paris (Charles de Gaulle airport).

SATURDAY
Arrive Paris to catch 11:58am TGV train to Aix-en-Provence where you will be picked up and transported to the chateau. Late afternoon restorative yoga, dinner and orientation..

SUNDAY
Sleep in or take a yoga & meditation class. Late morning welcome lunch, wine tour, tasting and a stroll around the grounds at nearby Chateau La Coste. In the afternoon you will have free time to rest, sit by the pool or just relax. There will be a late afternoon yoga class and dinner under the stars.

MONDAY
Morning yoga & meditation. Lunch at the chateau before leaving for a wander around Ansouis, a little village classified as one of the most beautiful in France. We will do a walking meditation around the village and then you will have free time to wander and photograph on your own. Late afternoon yoga class, dinner and discussion.

TUESDAY
Explore the open air markets and historic sights of Aix, one of the jewels of Provence. Back home in the afternoon for a yoga/meditation class, dinner and bed.

WEDNESDAY
Early morning yoga class and leave home by 10:30am to drive the 45 minutes to the coast and Cassis. You can stroll along the little port, shop, have lunch on your own or take a boat trip in and out of the calanques. Back home in the late afternoon for yoga/meditation, dinner, wine and bed.

THURSDAY
Morning yoga & meditation class, free time and then head to Cucuron for lunch at a restaurant and a stroll around the village. Cucuron was made famous by the movie "A Wonderful Year" with Russel Crowe which was partially filmed around the etang ( basin) where we will lunch. Return home for yoga, dinner, a movie and bed.

FRIDAY
Meditate early and leave by 9:30 am for a visit to the very chic village of Lourmarin, Shop for gifts to take home and have lunch on your own. Late afternoon yoga class, a farewell dinner.

SATURDAY
Departure day. Drop off at the TGV station in Aix between 6:00 and 8:30 am


PRICING

 

Double Occupancy with Shared Bath

 $2200
Private Room with Shared Bath

 $2400
Private Room with Private Bath

 $2600
 Couple (Private Room) 

 $3800












PACKAGE PRICING INCLUDES:


  • Transportation to and from Aix-en-Provence TGV train station to the chateau
  • Accommodations at the chateau
  • Daily transportation during your stay
  • All breakfasts, dinners and wine
  • 2 lunches
  • Daily Yoga classes
  • Daily Meditation
  • Sight seeing, wine tasting, shopping the village markets
  • Swimming, tennis , trampoline, and hiking


PRICING DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to France
  • Train tickets to and from Provence
  • Lunches out ( approximately 4)
Limited to 12 participants.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required. Balance must be paid in full by March 1, 2018.

Space is limited and  is on a first come first served basis. 

 For more information please call Constance at (912) 713-0079 and visit the Om Provence group on Facebook.

Kate Doran will be teaching May 19th - May 26th
Biza Mabry will be teaching May 26th - June 2nd





ACCOMMODATIONS


We will be staying at a private Chateau just outside Pertuis, France. There are 3 private rooms with private baths, 1 private with shared bath and 4 twin rooms all sharing baths.

















Your 2018 Guides


Constance Gabrielli


Constance Gabrielli has lived and travelled extensively in France over the last 45+ years. In addition to teaching meditation, she will prepare daily gourmet meals and show us the Provence she came to know and love as a long time resident.


Kate Doran


Kate has been teaching yoga since 2005. Her classes are characterized by steadiness and an attention to alignment. Kate spent her summers in France when she was in college and loves to go back to visit as often as she can. Kate will be teaching the first week of the retreat in 2018 from May 19th - May 26th.


Biza Mabry


Biza brings lots of energy and enthusiasm to her classes. She is looking forward to bringing her daughter Chloe with her to experience France and celebrate her high school graduation. Biza will be teaching the second week of the 2018 retreats, from May 28th - June 2nd.