Our philosophy


We are one of the few plant-based, vegan retreat centres in France!

We are proud to offer local organic vegan food to feed the soul here at Santosha Yoga. We source as much as possible locally and sometimes even get to eat from our very own garden cultivated with our organic compost.

Santosha garden picnic
Santosha garden picnic


Santosha is a vegan household but vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will discover a whole new way of enjoying food here. Everything is organic, and locally sourced wherever possible. You’ll feel lighter, deeply nourished, and inspired to try new ways of cooking when you return home. Simply put: it’s vegan deliciousness.

There will also be locally baked bread, and depending on your schedule, it may be possible to visit a traditional bread oven just after the bread has come out of the oven. And then there are occasional best-croissant-you’ll-ever-have, baked fresh the morning they arrive.

Your palate, heart, and mind will be satiated with every meal, whether we enjoy it on the outdoor patio, formal dining table, or picnic-style!


We have a totally organic veggie and fruit garden that we nourish with our in-house compost. Depending on the season, you could be eating organic strawberries, tomatoes, kale, broccoli, plums, apricots and fresh herbs from our garden.

Our in house chef has been with us for 6 years, and her  organic vegan cuisine is the best in the Aude valley. You will not be disappointed.  She is also trained in Ayurvedic cooking, and any dietary requests and allergies can be catered for.

There is a small guest fridge in the dining room for the use of our guests. This is strictly for vegetarian food only.