Positive Energy Provençal Lake Lodge Retreat

Provence, France

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Unique Nature Immersive Experience, Ecological Floating Wooden Cabin with Private Nordic Hot Tub, Yoga Overlooking The Lake, Sound Bath Ceremony

Overview

Available on-demand as a private retreat between February and November

Ideal for 4 or more guests

 

Turn the attention away from the past, restoring calm and opening the heart and mind to new possibilities on the Positive Energy Provençal Lake Lodge Retreat. Where the astonishing wonders of nature are waiting to be explored, slow down and broaden perspectives in a unique, nature-focused experience. 

Overlooking an expanse of resplendent green and blue, infused with an air of tranquility. As the warming colours bounce off the waters of the lake, salute the first glimpses of sunrise, stretching with vigour in Vinyasa Yoga. The sequence of movements will dynamically weave together with your breath to help you push through personal boundaries and discover enjoyment through new challenges. An evening session bringing Yin Yoga with gentle Pranayama together will close the day. Providing added spells of nourishment and calm to encourage reflection and self-exploration.

Participate in a Sound Bath Ceremony, held besides the mystical lake. A relaxation practice to recalibrate energies and release any trapped emotions accumulated in the past months. Also included in this programme is a Positive Energy workshop. Aiming to help individuals reacquaint with a sense of fulfilment and happiness by learning and understanding how the brain works in challenging situations and to adapt personal reactions and attitudes in response.

Take the opportunity to explore the esteemed yet charming region on a visit to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape village and vineyards, accompanied with a wine-tasting session. If that is not enough to quench the adventurer appetite, make each moment last longer, connecting with nature in a light afternoon stroll or rent a bike from the domain to amble across the airy fragrant lavender fields. A sight not to be missed! 

Whole grain and fibre-rich food is served every meal from a menu that has been carefully designed by Balance Holidays. A traditional Provençal dinner is also included to provide a complete insight to the local culture.

During the Positive Energy Provençal Lake Lodge Retreat, sleep in one of the sleek yet ecological Coucoo Grands Cépages wooden cabins, floating on a reflective lake beside the Provencal vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. These waterfront cabins are each equipped with contemporary home comforts, while a unique O-zone treated Nordic hot tub is installed on the terrace of each cabin to provide added spells of private relaxation.

For all-inclusive double occupancy, the price is £3,360pp or for single occupancy, the price is £2,766pp

*To learn more about how a typical day on a retreat looks like, please see sample here and for more information about food and cuisine, please see here.

What's included

  • Morning Vinyasa Yoga
  • Evening Yin Yoga and Meditation
  • Sound Bath Ceremony
  • Positive Energy Workshop
  • Visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Wine Tasting
  • Traditional Provençal Dinner
  • Private Nordic Hot Tub
  • Field-to-Fork Gourmet Meals
  • Accommodation and Toiletries

The Experts

Happy Healthy Ila

Happy Healthy Ila 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 her to adopt core elements of different yoga and meditation traditions into her personal methods of practise. It has also allowed her 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.

Ingrid Guérin

Ingrid Guérin first came to contact with yoga in Shanghai, where she was pursuing a Masters degree in Urban Geography and Urban Planning. Through ancient literature pieces, she began to follow Iyengar yoga teachings, which helped her master breathing and meditation techniques, an area that holds her particular interest. After spending some time in America, exploring different styles of yoga and teaching, she returned to France to continue her training in Yoga Nidra and Kurma Yoga. As the Ancient Greek philosophers teach us, she believes that "everything flows" so, the premise of each of Ingrid's classes will be to guide students to find their own practice to let their body flow in a natural manner, creating unity between students inside and outside of the classroom.

Venue

Wake up to paradise at your feet, floating in a Cedar wood cabin, positioned at the heart of the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, South of France. Undulating waves and soft whispers of gentle breeze accompanied by contemporary amenities provide a comfortable, welcoming space to unwind.

Room Types

Bora Bora

The floating Bora Bora Spa cabane is one of the few and select rooms in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to greet you with undisturbed calm and tranquillity at the doorstep. Accessible by a pontoon, step onto the terrace as the last light of day thins across the horizon before embracing nightfall by taking a Nordic bath at 40°C in UBO technology treated water. Access through the bridge connected to the land.

Aquarelle

The Aquarelle Spa Cabane is a floating cocoon nestled amongst the reeds and pine trees. Located in a secluded and preserved area of the field, indulge in the Nordic hot tub besides nightfall, with chemical-free UBO technology treated water at 40°C. Access through the bridge connected to the land.

Parenthèse

Life is more beautiful if we take a parenthesis out of time, which is the inspiration behind the name of this floating cabin, named Parenthèse Spa Cabane. 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.

Eternélle

Feel at one with nature in the Eternélle Spa Cabane. Wake up in a Queen Sized bed to a greeting from the azure waters of the lake every morning. Disconnect, unwind and relax at this idyllic lodge 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.

Horizon

Built on stilts, suspended above water and perched amongst bountiful Umbrella Pine, distinctive of the Provence region, disconnect, unwind and relax in the Horizon Spa Cabane. Experience a greeting and embrace from nature every morning as paradise sits at the feet of the Queen sized bed. Out on the terraces, enjoy a light spot of reading or the views of the calm waters. Further along sits a Nordic hot tub with chemical-free UBO technology treated water at 40°C. Access via land.

Idylle

Savour the companionship of nature at the Idylle Spa Cabane. Wake up in a Queen Sized bed to a greeting from the azure waters of the lake every morning. Disconnect, unwind and relax at this idyllic lodge 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.

Food and Cuisine

Indulge in a happy and healthy range of plant-based meals specially designed by the Balance Holidays, made with ingredients sourced from the farm next door. Entering directly to the kitchens of the domain, chefs will intelligently unite the main principles of nutrition with traditional Provençal recipes. Using seasonal fruits and vegetables, paired with small portions of legumes and gluten-free grains in place of carbohydrates, the concept behind this programme menu is to provide nutritious plates of food that not only support health and stamina, but our taste buds too! *Please notify us of any dietary requirements and allergies.

Healthy, Safety and Hygiene

Your health and safety have and will continue to take central priority in everything we do. For this retreat, Balance Holidays and Coucoo Grands Cépages have worked together to introduce and adopt heightened levels of health and safety vigilance and measures guided by local health authorities, WHO (World Health Organisation) and CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) above their existing stringent standards. The objective is to provide a safe, comfortable and high-quality experience as expected from us. We also have an individual Positive Energy Provençal Lake Lodge Retreat determined Health & Safety protocol in place. If you wish to learn more, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Otherwise, please refer to our Terms and Conditions or Covid-19 Update.

Location

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a wistfully attractive village based in the South of France. The historical site, a medieval castle built by Pope John XXII dating back to the 14th century is perched on top of a quiet hill overlooking expanses of natural beauty that surrounds it. Renowned for the vineyards and locally produced wines, which dominate almost all cultivable land in the region, is unmissable from the agenda.  Châteauneuf-du-Pape is also a gateway to natural adventures including the brightly hued and fragrant sunflower and lavender fields. Further along sits the UNESCO World Heritage Site Avignon, carrying historical significance and architectural marvel. Small and charming villages embraced by an elegant Provençal flair, complete with artistic and hidden treasures are waiting to be explored nearby. The ideal way to soak up the tranquil and authentic atmosphere of the region, tasting local delicacies, diving deep into its cultural past.

Practical Info

This programme will commence at 6:00pm on the day of arrival. You will be allowed to check into Coucoo Grands Chênes treehouse cabin from 4pm onwards. We therefore suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport/station to the domain. 

The closest airport is Charles de Gaulle, while the nearest train station is Gare du Nord. You may book a taxi outside the airport or station, quoting the below address to bring you directly to the domain. Total journey time if local traffic conditions permit will be approximately 30 minutes from Charles de Gaulle and 60 minutes from Gare du Nord Station.

 

Address: 

Coucoo Grands Cépages, 

2061 Chemin des Pompes, 

84700

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