FRANCE: Land of Legends

July 7-13, 2019 // Yoga Retreat in France

WITH Abby Tucker

THE MAGIC

What's Unique

Join us in the lands that gave rise to exquisite roses wines, troubadours and early legends of the Holy Grail.  The Languedoc region in Southwest France is the land of world- renowned vineyards, legends, abundant sunshine, Mediterranean cuisine, Cathar castles and natural springs. Our retreat home is a 12th Century Farm house on 15 acres wedged between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.  Your teacher, Abby Tucker is uniquely equipped as a yoga teacher, a vineyard owner and an initiated holder of earth wisdom and Grail mysteries, to lead us on a powerful and evocative journey into these lands.

Join us for a week of yoga, meditation, ritual, local food and wine, excursions into the vast landscape of castles and legends, and languid hours relaxing by the pool and taking in the breathtaking view.

THE HEART // We are in love with this part of the world. The Pyrenees are as magical as the Mediterranean, so when we found a place with such incredible natural beauty combined with the French culture of food and wine, mixed with the storied history of the landscape and the people who have lived in it, we had to plan this trip!

OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.

 

THE LIFE ON RETREAT

7 Day Retreat

On this beautiful yoga retreat in France you will wake up every morning in an old farmhouse, on a gorgeous vineyard in the south of France. You’ll start your morning with a world famous Abby Tucker yoga class, followed by breakfast and a day full of whatever you want it to be. Every other day we’ll have a beautiful adventure planned for you, but in between you can either relax by the pool and read, explore a picturesque town, or have a spontaneous adventure with new friends in this rich cultural and nature filled area.

SCHEDULE

itinerary subject to change

DAY 1 
5pm – Yoga
6:30pm – Dinner

DAY 2
7:30 – Yoga

8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Depart for Rennes Les Bains & George De Galamus
Lunch in Town
5:00pm – Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner
Free time

DAY 3
7:30 – Yoga

8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Day at The Retreat or Optional Excursions
Lunch at the crag
5:00pm – Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner
Free time

DAY 4
7:30 – Yoga

8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Visit to Labyrinthe at Nebias & Cathar Castles
5:00pm – Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner
Free time

DAY 5
7:30 – Yoga

8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Depart for half-day rock climbing
Lunch at the crag
5:00pm – Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner
Free time

DAY 6
7:30 – Yoga

8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Visit and lunch at Winery!
5:00pm – Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner
Free time

DAY 7
8am – Breakfast & Departures

From the Road

Testimonials & Our Story

“I’ve just returned from hosting a beautiful retreat with Jon and Lucy at Domaine de Mournac…. the venue exceeded my expectations for service, quality and beauty. I’ve hosted many retreats in different locations and venues and this was up there as one of my top experiences. I highly recommend you host your retreat at Domaine de Mournac for a truly unforgettable experience… thank you Jon and Lucy for your warm welcome and for making our retreat amazing”
JADE SE-THO, MOVE WITH US RETREATS

“As you sit on the bench below the pool and look down at the valley below, you hear the church bells from Antugnac village church, see the beginning of the Pyrenees mountains ahead, get heckled by the chickens running around freely, and smell the lavender. A beautiful location with very friendly hosts and so many things to do. Thank you for a great stay x”
HARRIET – EDINBURGH, UK.

YOUR TEACHER

Abby Tucker

Abby Tucker is a beloved teacher, priestess and mystic, who is known for integrating her two paths — the practices of yoga — asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra and mythology – with mystical earth-based and gnostic wisdom. Abby’s classes offer dynamic biomechanics—gleaned from nearly 20 years of practice and study– within a variety of contexts, including strength and stamina-building; slow empowered flow, or workshop-style depth. Often described as a “teacher’s teacher,” Abby’s classes both nourish and empower students at every level of practice, from raw beginner to advanced practitioner. Abby’s chief mission in teaching is to help students unveil their internal wisdom and power,and to educate them into the depth of practice so that they can thrive in practice and life for the long-term.

Abby spent much of her childhood in a mystical field behind her home in Tennessee. It was there that she first learned that all of nature—including our own human nature—had a pulse, a rhythm and a cycle. She became enchanted by yoga at the age of 10, and began exploring Eastern religions and philosophies in high school and college. It was in 1998 that she finally came to the practices of yoga and, finding her entire life transformed by its alchemy, she left her full-time career in public relations and in 1999 turned her life over to yoga, becoming a full-time yoga student for the next four years.  She began teaching in 2002, earned her Anusara certification in 2005, and now holds an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance.

In 2012, Abby heeded the call of the sacred work of the priestess. She formally entered these practices in 2014 and is now an initiated priestess of the mysteries of Avalon through the lineage of Awakening Avalon.  The Sovereign Path is the integration of Abby’s yoga studies and her mystical practices.

YOUR HOME

Domaine De Mournac

Domaine de Mournac is in Southern France, just South of Carcassonne, very close to the Pyrenees mountains and the border with Spain. Benefiting from glorious sunshine most of the time, but still with green and lush vegetation.

You can walk amongst the woodlands in the domaine, or walk up through the vineyards surrounding the property. A trek to the top of nearby Mont Sec is a must!

You will find that there is plenty to see and do in the local area, whether its exploring the many Cathar castles, or hiking up mountains. We have a few suggestions of local places of interest below.

The large heated outdoor pool at Domaine de Mournac is available for you take a swim anytime you like.

Relax, unwind and take in the beautiful natural surroundings.

All rooms have been recently renovated and boast en-suite accommodation. With great views, you will be sure to enjoy your time at Domaine de Mournac.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the valley below, framed by the Pyrenees mountains. We face South West, so you’ll enjoy sun throughout the day.

THE JOURNEY

Travel Info

Carcassonne is just 45 minutes drive away.

Toulouse is 1hr 30 minutes away.

 

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THE BACKBONE

Of Every Yogascapes Retreat

Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier. 

While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.

 


 

MOVEMENT &  MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us. 

 

FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up. 

 

NOURISHMENT
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.

 

SENSORY EXPLORATION
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.  

 

DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.

REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all. 

 

ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts. 

 

COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions. 

 

​Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.

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JOIN THE JOURNEY

July 7-13, 2019

HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.

STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

ANYTIME:
Write us at help@yogascapes.com or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.

INCLUDES

6 Nights at Domaine De Mournac
1-2 Yoga Classes Daily
3 Meals daily (except on excursions)
2 Local Excurions
Visit to winery
Coffee & Tea

Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT

Choose Your Room

POLICIES & TERMS

Get Clear Before You Purchase

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans.  We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please read in full and please note:

All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.

If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.

If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.

YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.

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