During this relaxing waterside yoga retreat, you will sleep in one of the contemporary and stylish wooden cabins floating on the mystical lake and be at one with nature, in the Provencal vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. These Lakeside wooden cabins are each equipped with all the comforts of a luxurious hotel, including ozone treated Nordic hot tub on the terrace of your private room.
You will enjoy yoga sessions with a difference, every morning and evening, immersed in the stunning countryside. You will be invited to start the day at sunrise with a revitalising yoga session on the edge of the lake, during which you will salute the sun with renewed zeal as Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow are integrated into this invigorating morning practice.
Yoga in the evening will be held indoors, in the beautiful cedar wood panelled yoga room, with natural sunlight pouring through the windows that look out onto the vineyards and the lake on all sides.
The evening practice integrates elements of Vinyasa and yin yoga, with deep stretching, relaxing pranayama and calming vibes to prepare you for a sound nights sleep in this tranquil environment.
Discover the health virtues of essential oils and learn easy to do recipes in the Essential Oils Workshop. Known for its natural medicinal benefits, these essential oils are extracted from herbal plants and can be integrated into various aspects of daily life back at home whether you are seeking to aid digestion, calm nerves or ease muscle tensions and treat headaches.
You will be invited to a positive energy workshop during which you will learn some fundamental tools to live a happier and healthier life, finally realising your inner dreams.
Delicious plant-based food is prepared by the chefs using seasonal fruits and vegetables, sourced from the farm next door. The dishes are conceived using the main principles of nutrition with the perfect balance between protein, vegetables and legumes. The chefs often propose meals inspired by traditional local Provençal recipes, so that you can experience the culture of the local surrounds through food. Taste typical food of the region, taken from recipes of local Grandmothers, reinvented with a focus on plant-based elements. You will also savour French vegetables typically used in ancient traditions, forgotten for years but recently restored in the local bio-agriculture.
Whole grain, organic and fibre-rich food is served every meal to provide your body with the highest energy level, all the while eating deliciously.
Should you wish to explore the beautiful surrounding area of Chateauneuf du-Pape there is a myriad of further activities available from wine tastings and trips to local villages to sample the local cuisine, to hikes and bike excursions around the surrounding lakes.
This retreat is run in partnership with Happy Healthy Ila.
Ilaria is a passionate yoga and dance teacher who began yoga in her early 20s to improve her ballet dancing. She holds grace, elegance and gratitude as the key pillars of her philosophy. Living abroad and travelling across countries such as Brazil, New York, Singapore and now Paris has enabled Ilaria to adopt core elements of different yoga and meditation traditions into her personal methods of practise. It has also allowed Ilaria to access ports of different healing techniques ranging from forest therapy Shinrin Yuku to ayurvedic treatments all with a key purpose to help members heighten achievements of health and happiness independently every day.
The floating Bora Bora Spa cabin is one of the few and select rooms at Happy Healthy Retreat Lake House in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to greet you with moments of undisturbed calm and serene tranquillity at the doorstep. Accessible by a pontoon, step onto the terrace to feel at one with nature surrounded by the mystical lake and countryside commons. As the last light of day thins across the horizon, admire this exceptional spectacle as you indulge on a dinner of culinary delight before embracing nightfall by taking a Nordic bath at 40°C in UBO technology treated water with a glass of wine. Access through the bridge connected to the land.
The Aquarelle Spa hut is a floating cocoon nestled in an oasis amongst the reeds and pine trees. Located in a secluded and preserved area of the field, let go and feel complete disconnection from the world outside to realign purpose with happiness and health. Indulge in a pure moment of wellbeing in the wild in the Nordic hot tub, waiting on the open terrace with chemical-free UBO technology treated water at 40°C. Enjoy with a glass of champagne or a glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a local production of the region. Access through the bridge connected to the land.
Life is more beautiful if we take a parenthesis out of time, which is the inspiration behind the name of this floating cabin, named Spa Parenthèse. Situated by the vast and large lake not far from the infinity pool, nature is the only item requiring immediate attention. Accessible after a short walk along the bridge that is connected to land, this lodge is the ideal setting for a romantic escape out of time. Waiting on the open terrace, indulge in the Nordic hot tub with chemical-free UBO technology treated water at 40°C to boost multiple health benefits.
After a short trip on a pontoon, we arrive at the Elixir Spa cabin boasting exceptional comfort in the cedar panel wooded bedroom in one room, living room area in another and waiting outside on the open terrace facing out towards the large lake is a private Nordic hot-tub with chemical-free UBO technology treated water at 40°C. Feel at ease and at one with nature throughout your stay.
In French, Millésime (which translates to vintage in English) oftentimes refers to a good time for wine lovers and so this exact concept has been applied to the Millésime Spa Cabin. Built on stilts, suspended above water and perched amongst the forestry bounties, a good time is granted at this wonderful location on the estate to disconnect, unwind and relax. Experience a greeting and embrace from nature every morning as paradise sits at the feet of the Queen sized bed. Out on the terrace lies a hammock for a light spot of reading or lulling rest with the calm waters. Further along sits a Nordic hot tub with chemical-free UBO technology treated water at 40°C. Access via land.
Savour the solitude and companionship of nature at the Idylle Spa Cabin, built over water to deliver a feeling of being suspended in the air. Wake up in bed to a greeting and embrace from the azure waters of the lake and scions at the foot of your bed every morning. Disconnect, unwind and relax at this idyllic lodge on a gentle swaying hammock on the open terrace or take a bath in the Nordic hot tub with chemical-free UBO technology treated water at 40°C. Fall in love above water level. Access via land.
Enjoy the company of each other with Mother Nature in the recreational spaces of the relaxing yoga room, swimming pool and yoga deck. Satisfy the taste buds with a welcoming dining room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a light read on the outdoor terrace surrounding the swimming pool, communal washrooms and cloakroom for guests to leave their personal belongings during activities.
Indulge in a happy and healthy range of dishes made from locally sourced, plant-based meals to regain energy after a morning and afternoon of activities spent outdoors. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared with locally farmed ingredients by a local chef to deliver an authentic taste of nature. Meat and fish options are available and proposed once a day for non-vegan individuals. *Please notify us of any dietary requirements and allergies.
With a promise to achieve disconnection from the distressing daily distractions, revel in the realms of nature in its most authentic and pure form with pristine green forestry and clear aqua lakes at each visionary point. Salute both the rising and setting sun at the beak of the horizon as you undergo an intensive and revitalising session of yoga.
A wistfully attractive village based in South of France, approximately 20 minutes from Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is renown for the vineyards and its locally produced wines. Nestled in the countryside on a surf of lush manicured gardens with historical sites including a castle built by Pope John XXII dating back to the 14th century, perched on top of a quiet hill overlooking the village, Châteauneuf-du-Pape carries a whimsical charm and there is plenty to explore.
The domain is a short drive from Marseille Airport or Avignon Train Station, France. The host of this retreat will be happy to organise a transfer for you through their preferred local company. Please email: email@example.com quoting “Transfer” in the subject line. This transfer service will entail a separate fee, not included as part of this programme.
If instead, you wish to catch a taxi from outside Marseille Airport or Avignon Train Station, simply quote the below address to be brought directly to the domain. If local traffic conditions permit, the total journey time should not be more than 40 minutes.
Address: Coucoo Grands Cépages, 2061 Chemin des Pompes, 84700 Sorgues
Our Energy Awakening Retreat begins on the 17th June 2020. An arrival and initiation ceremony takes place at 5pm therefore we suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport/train station to the domain. As a general rule, guests will be allowed to check-in from 3pm on the day of arrival. On the day of departure, this programme includes activities scheduled until 12pm however, you are welcome to depart earlier to suit your personal agenda. Please contact us if you have any enquiries regarding check-in and check-out.
We suggest packing a bathing suit if you are looking to take a dip in the Ozone treated Nordic hot tub and some comfortable workout clothes for morning and evening yoga.
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