Eat, WINE, Yoga:

BURGUNDY, FRANCE

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eAT, WINE, YOGA:
BURGUNDY, FRANCE

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED

6 nights' accommodation

Single or double occupancy accommodation options available, each with its own ensuite bathroom

Healthy breakfasts, mouthwatering dinners, and two lunches + wine and beer are included

2+ GOURMET meals EACH day + WINE

Invigorating morning and relaxing evening yoga classes + meditations with Jackie and Keith, suitable for all levels

2 yoga classes per day

FULL EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE LUXURY CHATEAU

We will have the chateau and it's grounds all to ourselves so you will be able to relax and fully enjoy the pool, terraces,  and entire experience with our exclusive group

You'll also get a free 1-Year Elite Membership which gives you unlimited access to our entire library of over 1,800 classes

1-YEAR ELITE MEMBERSHIP TO YOGADOWNLOAD

CACAO CEREMONY AND SOUND HEALING

Benefit from a powerfully healing heart opening cacao ceremony and then open the subtle energy channels of the body through a sound healing journey

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

10:00am-7:00pm Arrive at the chateau

6:00pm Snacks, beverages, and meet & greet

7:30pm Delicious French dinner

8:30pm Group orientation + info

DAY 1 - SUNDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:30pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 2 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Relax at the pool and/or the beach

3:30pm Temazcal ceremony (optional add-on activity)

9:00am Morning yoga session

10:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 6 - FRIDAY

11:30am - 5:30pm Countryside bike tour (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

11:00am - 5:00pm Burgundy wine tasting tour (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Gentle evening yoga session

DAY 3 - TUESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Authentic French dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

9:30am Healthy breakfast

11:00am - 5:00pm Historic walk + tour of basilica in the medieval town of Vezelay (optional add-on activity)

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Morning yoga session

9:30am Healthy breakfast

DAY 5 - THURSDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00am Morning yoga session

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner at a local restaurant

10:30am - 6:00pm Free time, relax by the pool, optional massages, optional cooking class

6:00pm Evening yoga session

9:00am Morning yoga session

10:30am Healthy breakfast

12:00pm Checkout and goodbyes to all your new friends 

DAY 7 - SATURDAY

9:30am Fresh healthy breakfast

6:00pm Evening yoga session

DAY 2 - MONDAY

7:30am Coffee, tea, prep for the day

8:00pm Amazing gourmet dinner

8:00am Energizing morning yoga

10:30am Free time, relax at the pool, optional massages

First and foremost, please know that this is YOUR retreat, so participation is your choice. That said, we want this to be a place where we can really connect with one another, so we hope you choose to participate in as much as possible!

Below is our tentative retreat schedule 
(subject to change based on weather, etc)

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YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JACKIE MAHROU

Jackie believes that yoga can awaken us to the vast capacity of our hearts, minds, and spirits so that we can live wholehearted and fulfilling lives. Through her flowing sequences and heart centered intention she creates an environment for each student to embody clarity, strength, and balance. Jackie’s intention is to help students discover their own personal alignment (both mental and physical) so they can experience the power, freedom, and presence that yoga offers.

Since Jackie began teaching yoga 14 years ago she has completed numerous trainings including power, yin, and hatha yoga. She continues to study and learn so she can keep growing as a teacher and help her students better understand the vastness of yoga.


HEAVEN AWAITS!

I'M GOING TO FRANCE!

THIS ALL SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! HOW CAN I VEW PRICING AND RESERVE MY SPOT?

Our chateau is beautifully designed and warmly inviting, with spacious common areas and traditional charm. Guests will delight in the spectacular pool, lush gardens, and alfresco dining alongside unobstructed valley views

WHERE YOU'LL BE STAYING

Burgundy is a historical region in east-central France. It's famous for its Burgundy wines as well as pinot noirs and Chardonnay, Chablis and Beaujolais. The area is crisscrossed by a network of canals and studded with grand châteaux.

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Flights to/from France

Transfers to/from the airport to the villa (we will help you coordinate)

Travel insurance - it is highly recommended you get travel insurance before arriving

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Optional add-on activities and massage treatments

Additional meals incl several lunches during the retreat which are not included

40% of the price paid is due 60 days before the retreat start date

30% deposit due at time of booking

Your money is fully refundable if the retreat is cancelled by us at any time, or if you cancel 60 days before the retreat start date (or you can choose to apply your deposit towards another upcoming retreat).

The remainder of the balance is due 30 days before arrival

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

30% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 59-45 days prior to the start date of the retreat

50% of the trip price will be charged if you cancel the booking 44-30 days prior to the start date of the retreat

If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. 

Q. Where should I fly into?
A. You can fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The Chateau is located about a two hour drive south east of Paris, so you can choose to rent a car, take trains, or reserve a private shuttle. We will also help you coordinate ride shares with other guests arriving at similar times. 

Q. Do I need to bring a yoga mat or supplies for classes?
A. No, we will have yoga mats and any other necessary supplies available for you.

FAQs

Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. Yes! After your 30% deposit we can set up affordable monthly payments for the remainder of your balance. Simply check the box for setting up a monthly payment plan when you register and we will send you the details. 

Q. Can someone attend and not participate in the yoga?
A. Yes! We've had many partners come along on our retreats and not do yoga but still participate in meals and activities.

Q. Can I come by myself?
A. Absolutely! Many of our retreat participants come alone as that's part of the fun of these retreats - connecting with like-minded fellow travelers and yoga practitioners in an extremely friendly and welcoming environment!

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SET IN a LUXURY CHATEAU

Our chateau consists of five diverse buildings with unobstructed jaw-dropping views and a special charm.

SEPT 18 - SEPT 24, 2022

BURGUNDY, FRANCE

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Our luxury chateau consists of five diverse buildings with luxury accommodations, and will delight with its unobstructed, jaw-dropping valley views and special charm.

We will have the entire chateau all to ourselves so you will be able to completely relax and fully enjoy the gorgeous pool and entire grounds with our exclusive group.

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THE ROOMS

A total of 21 bedrooms with equal bathrooms are dispersed among the Main House, Commons, Pavilions, Caves, and the Annexe, which center around a gorgeous courtyard and are enclosed by fortified medieval walls.

There are double and queen bed options with a couple of large rooms that can hold 2-3 people. There aren't any "traditional" double occupancy rooms with two single beds however, so friends will need to share a queen bed.


Sept 18th - 24th, 2022

Join YogaDownload top instructors Jackie Mahrou Keith Allen for a week of serenity, yoga, meditation, adventure, and wine - in a region with the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in the world.

Our retreat will be held at a stunning chateau consisting of five diverse buildings with luxury accommodations, and will delight with its unobstructed, jaw-dropping valley views and special charm.

The Chateau is located in northern Burgundy, about a two hour drive south east of Paris, in a beautifully bucolic region of farmland and meandering waterways. The medieval hill-town of Vezelay is within a twenty minute drive. The twelfth century basilica of Mary Magdalene crowning its hilltop contains some of the finest examples of early Romanesque sculpture.

This retreat includes all breakfasts and dinners along with two lunches, plus lots of wine or beer to enjoy with your meals. You will also enjoy twice daily yoga which is suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced yoga practitioners (non-yoga participants will very much enjoy this retreat too!).

So.... are you ready to wake in vaulted caves that date back to the Middle Ages as you gaze into breathtaking views of a valley full of some of the world's most prestigious vineyards? Then begin your day with a refreshing and opening yoga class, relax next to the elevated pool overlooking the valley below while being massaged, enrich yourself in a fascinating culture, and laugh with new like-minded friends from across the globe as you eat incredible fresh local food? JOIN US!!

Questions? Send us an email for more info!

"I felt that every detail of the retreat was so well planned. From the yoga space to the excursions to the location and accommodations that only included those of us at the retreat. All details were considered and it was perfectly executed!"
~ Joy M, Idaho

"I made the last minute decision to join Yoga Download’s retreat, and 10 days later was enjoying the trip of a lifetime! Although I have practiced yoga for years, this was my first yoga retreat. Turns out, it was the one I’d been waiting for! Transformative, in the best way!"
~ Karen R, Chicago

KEITH ALLEN

For Keith, yoga is about connecting deeper to who we truly are and using the practice to enjoy our lives more. His classes balance a meditative focus with safe alignment. Breath, presence, and leaving space to let the practice feel good in our bodies, is a priority for Keith. 

Keith has studied extensively from different teachers, lineages, and styles around the world, and remains a passionate and dedicated student of yoga and meditation. He regularly leads workshops and teacher trainings and is a co-author of The Yoga Fix book, which is a resource of healthy movement patterns. 

In addition to yoga, Keith is passionate about traveling the world, producing videos, skiing, making art, and enjoying music.

"My daughter suggested that I was 'living my best life' as I relayed to her how much I enjoyed this retreat. She was absolutely right. Jamie and her staff went out of their way to make everyone feel at home and pampered throughout the week. Thank you for a lovely time!"
~ Rita P, San Francisco

BURGUNDY, FRANCE