July 26- August 3, 2015
Michelle Baker

CASTLES, CREPES & HIKES…Your trip includes:
*8 nights at Santosha Retreat House, spacious community-style rooms 
*2 meals per day, 1 breakfast & either 1 lunches/dinners (vegetarian)
*Sunset picnic dinner with 360 view of the breathtaking Pyrenees 
*1-2 Jivamukti yoga and/ or Restorative Yoga classes, morning meditation and/or evening kirtans with live musicians.

Isolated in a very small village 2 hours from the border of Spain, enjoy a quiet dreamy view of sunflower fields, vineyards, green labyrinths straight out of fairytale, Occult Cathar & Carcassonne Castles everywhere you look and The famous Pyrenees mountains. And oh those starry nights are epic of many of the classic french paintings. This trek is out in the country near deep water gorges for swimming & epic markets and vineyards for culture, art, epic food and music. In my personal travels, I have found France to have some of the most refined culture in the world. Our classes take place with many of the locals as we are in the heart of deep France. This retreat will be a bit of both an exposure to the solitude of nature and bits of the refined culture and history of France.

Not included:
*3rd or extra meals per day
*entrance fees to excursions
*extra shuttle needs
*shuttle from airport (either TOULOUSE or BARCELONA to Santosha
*Transportation to Adventures: Pyrenees Hiking, Castles, Esperanza Market, & more!

*Once your non-refundable deposit is made through our Mindbody system, you will receive instructions as to your options to get to Santosha.
Airline tickets are often less expensive through Barcelona Spain (2 hours away) yet Toulouse, France is closer.

Our historical stone cottage built 450 years ago in the village of 50 people called Conilhac de la Montagne has an exquisite view of the famous Pyrenees ( of which we will explore) and Mt Bacharach and has been newly rennovated adored and adorned by our hosts Gillian and Neil Duncan. The historical home turned yoga studio can fit up to 15 guests in shared community rooms with numerous bathrooms, also shared. There is a gorgeous newly renovated yoga studio space and outdoor gardens. Walks through the local sunflower fields in total quiet are enough of a draw, let alone the daily excursions we can choose to take.
Facebook Page: Santosha Yoga, France

ABOUT MICHELLE: Michelle has been teaching yoga full time since 1998 and is the Founder of Swan River Yoga in New Orleans, the largest yoga studio in the Gulf Region. She has directed the Yoga Swan School for 8 years and has been leading International Retreats Biannually since the year 2002 to such places as Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Indonesia, Thailand, India and France. She is a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher with numerous trainings from many schools and styles, including Ashtanga and Anusara. Her primary teachers are Sharon Gannon & David Life, Ram Dass & Radhanath Swami. She is a Bhakti Musician & vocalist & leads many sound healing workshops. She has traveled the world numerous times picking up lovely pieces of influence and experiences that have shaped her art of teaching, keeping it Real, and advocating Real Love.

Sthira Sukham Asanam.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras state the connection to the earth, once truly focused on with total steadiness, will then reveal innate sweetness of being.
In Ayurvedic teachings, we learn that all of the same elements of the earth are within our bodies.
This retreat is a re-integration & resounding of your ability to relate and be in right relationship with nature.

Bring your hiking boots! This retreat will focus on numerous hikes for beginners to advanced level hiking and Jivamukti yoga in the Pyrenees, remembering Real Peace.



EARLY BIRD: Take flight with a solid commitment BY JUNE 1: 8 NIGHT STAY $900
AFTER JUNE : $1100
QUESTIONS: About yoga or registration…
About France, Shuttles, Special Diet and Accommodations…

LOCAL FRENCH UNITE…. you are encouraged to attend our retreat as a local workshop. This Retreat will include a dharma philosophical discussion, mantra singing w live music, meditation & Jivamukti Yoga with asana demonstrations in every class. Please come be a part of our celebration!

7 class 2 hour package: 70 Euros
Per session: 15 Euros

Class time: 7:30am-9:30am