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A Yoga Retreat & Healing Centre in the South of France

Santosha Yoga is nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southern France. We are situated in a small village (average population 60 persons) surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields.

We have a 60 sqm yoga studio with windows that look south over the vineyards towards the distant peaks of the Pyrenees, and it is available for you throughout your stay. Our 28sqm roof terrace is perfect for meditation, or morning yoga practice. There are numerous terraces and a garden for dining outside, and the communal salon and dining room, situated in the “cave”, are all at your disposal. The sprawling outdoor countryside and mini-trails foster space for individual contemplation.

—Attention Yoga teachers—

We are now taking bookings for 2024!

We look forward to seeing old friends and new. We have made a few upgrades to the yoga studio and the rooms that will make your yoga retreat 2024 with us even more special.

Please review our Upcoming retreats page to see our calendar of availability.

Retreats at Santosha

Are you a yoga teacher looking for somewhere beautiful and inspiring in the south of France to bring a group of students? Or maybe you are an individual and you want to improve your practice and go deeper into yoga. Either way, we hope that you will find what you are looking for at Santosha Yoga Center.

If you are a yoga teacher interested in holding a retreat with us here at Santosha Yoga, please contact Gillian at for more info.


The house itself is a stone cottage between 400 and 450 years old and was a complete renovation project for us, except for the roof.  

We have ample space for large groups, including a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, a garden & patio chill area as well as a dining area & couches.

We strive to be a sustainable business using local materials & minimal waste. We buy local & organic produce (some from our garden), use composting toilets, and support local businesses.


Our cottage style dormitory rooms allow for a mixture of community and  are designed to give you space.

We have 3 different unique rooms to choose from and can hold up to 15 people. Each room has it’s own bathroom with hot showers.

So you will find comfortable accommodations with a blend of old and new. Exposed stone walls over 400 years old and wifi.

At Santosha


Healthy Vegan Cuisine
Local Attractions
Nature & Gardens
Attention to detail
Yoga Studio

What Guests Say


“Gillian and Neil, I can never thank you enough for the confidence and help you have given me. It is like a new lease of life. I hope it is the same for you. Your yoga is great, and your practice is very beautiful. I feel most inspired to deepen my commitment, and continue. It is really fantastic. I am thinking often of you and Simone, her practice is unique. “
Bridget, Quillan, FR

“I’d like to thank Gillian and Neil so much for your warm welcome and for that special place you (re)created and filled with much peace and love. It’s so good to see this tiny island of warm love are growing…and that hopefully one day they will all connect and embrace the whole planet and all of us….shall be – True Loving Souls.”
Marcus, Switzerland

“Thank you so much for all your kindness this week and also for amazing meals and bringing Benedicte into my life. You hold a special place in my heart. Many blessings”
Pat T, USA

“Dear Gillian and Neil, thank you so much for gifting this beautiful place and for your loving energies.”
Antje, Germany

“Gillian and Neil, we thank you from the depths of our hearts for the beautiful space that you created for us on all planes and dimensions in which our hearts and souls could open and unfold. We thank you for the support and your loving presence. And we thank Benedcite for excelling herself in her delicious nurturing food creations. “
Barbara and Stephen, USA

“I’ve led or attended over 6 retreats at Santosha – it’s really become like a 2nd home to me. It’s in the most idyllic setting with panoramic views of the Pyrenees. Gillian and Neil are the most wonderful hosts as well. The yoga shala is perfect for holding meditation & yoga classes. The food is local, tasty and organic food! And plenty of local cultural activities – my fav are the Sunday market, nature hikes and a visit to the hot springs.”
Angela, Barcelona

“Gillian, thank you for teaching me, and being on this epic adventure in my life. I am blessed to know you. Thank you also for your hospitality. No words can describe how absolute and perfect I feel in your palace. I hold this place and these moments deep within.”

“Dear Gillian and Neil, your love was present everywhere I went and my thanks come from the depths of my heart for all you gave us. “

R, Germany

How to Arrive


Santosha Yoga Centre is situated in the small village of Conilhac de la Montagne in the department of Aude, in the region of Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon), France.


2 Bis Chemin De Bouriege
Conilhac De La Montagne

How to arrive

From Carcassonne: We are situated 45 minutes south of the medieval City of Carcassonne.

From Toulouse: 1 hr 45 min

From Barcelona: 4 hrs

And approximately 1 hr 30 min from the Mediterranean sea (can be 2hrs in peak season) and 2hrs from the Spanish border.

For more detailed info on how to arrive, visit our Where We Are page.

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