Breathe From The Soul Retreat with Gourmet Vegan Food, France 29th May – 2nd June

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Description

Breathe From The Soul Retreat with Gourmet Vegan Food

Breathe from The Soul is Yobaba Lounge’s signature retreat format by its founder, Gertrud Keazor, which has gained international acclaim – 5 days exploring an inspirational practice of Embodied Mediation, daily periods of silence and glorious vegan food, in a hip, Boho village chateau in the South of France.

We will look after all your practical needs whilst you spend time reconnecting with yourself. We include daily sessions of gentle, soulful yoga and meditation support you in your journey back to your centre.

Gertrud shares philosophies, science and yogic mindfulness practices that have the power to shift your paradigm.

This retreat is suitable for those who need a break, who are exhausted and burnt out, as well as those who already have a yoga practice but are looking for something deeper and more soulful. It is suitable for those new to yoga as well as those who are already proficient.

Embodied Meditation is a yogic mindfulness practice and offers a way to explore mindfulness in a somatic and experiential way, using breath, movement, visualisation and sound. It leads to transformative experiences without excessive effort and is a simple way of practicing emotional, physical and mental hygiene and self-care.

The result is that we become ever more familiar with our inner, often sub-conscious landscape; we start to feel calm, we naturally slow down, and we naturally feel more vibrant and truly ourselves – the definition of mental and physical health.

Teacher & Host

Gertrud

Gertrud Keazor is your teacher on this Yoga, Mindfulness and Embodied Meditation Retreat. She has been practicing the healing arts for almost 30 years. She has been hosting these retreats to international acclaim since 2013.

She is a qualified massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. Her practice of Embodied Meditation is deeply rooted in the ancient Tantric wisdom sciences of the East. She uses mindfulness, breath (Ujjayi) and movement (common Hatha postures) to bring awareness to the inner space and physical and emotional edges. Gertrud’s aim is to support retreat guests in listening to their own bodies and to becoming familiar with how to use mindfulness to enhance their daily yoga practice.

Cuisine

The vegan food is at the heart of the embodied mediation retreat. It is beautiful, satisfying and incredibly tasty. Without sugar, dairy, gluten or meats, this diet is easy on the digestion, and assists the cleansing process. A cook book is under way.

yoga, mindfulness and embodied meditation retreat

yoga, mindfulness and embodied meditation retreat

yoga, mindfulness and embodied meditation retreat

Accommodation

Known for its chic, bohemian style, this beautiful nineteenth-century village chateau has the feel of a vast, ancient temple with large, stylish rooms.

There are original wooden floors, large fireplaces, elegant balconies, tall ceilings and windows, a large walled-garden and a stunning yoga shala overlooking the medieval rooftops. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and uncluttered, mixing ethnic artefacts with classical French features in Gertrud’s inimitable décor style.

You will enjoy a peaceful nights sleep with no noise disturbances and can gave at the starry sky at night due to having no light pollution.

Retreat price

Prices are in Euros

Classic double €2100

Classic single €1700

Junior suite €2240

King suite €2580

Includes

• All meals
• Accommodation
• Yoga sessions x 3 per day
• Massage

Does not include

• Airport transfers are not included, but we will assist in liaison between guests to arrange shared taxis to and from point of arrival and departure. Price guideline for airport transfer: Toulouse £80 each way. Approx 1 1/2 hour, or Carcassonne £45 each way. Approx 50 minutes.

Optional activities

• Swimming in nearby lake or river
• Excursions to nearby sites of historical interest or outstanding natural beauty
• A massage

What past guests have said

”Dear Gertrud and the wonderful team. Thank you all again for a magical five days on the Yoga, Mindfulness and Embodied Meditation Retreat. Gertrud, you radiate a healing, loving energy that seems to permeate all in your presence; allowing us to feel held, connected and empowered enough to simply let go. It’s from this place that the retreat just seemed to have a beautiful mind of its own.

All was welcome to unfold, individually and collectively as a group. Gertrud’s mostly raw, always delicious and artfully presented meals promote a mindful relationship between food and our body. The way eating should be. Incredibly, after just a few days, I have come away with a Yoga self practice, lead by healing breath so beautifully instructed by Gertrud during the retreat days. Gertrud’s practice has the power to heal the world.” Narelle

“What can I say? The house was absolutely enchanting, and Gertrud was the perfect host. I’d seen photos of her food before arriving and, being someone who loves eating and who eats a lot of fatty and meaty food, I really noticed my energy levels increase and my body feel lighter during my stay. The yoga and meditation was also fantastic. It lifted a heavy weight off my shoulders, and I felt truly cleansed after every session. I would highly recommend to anyone in search of a retreat experience.” Richard

”I feel very lucky to have discovered this retreat and the transformative power of Gertrud’s daily practice. The historic château and tranquil walled garden provided a much needed refuge from the stresses of my busy life in London, while the untouched surrounding landscape evoked a profound sense of protection, helping to facilitate a magnificently restorative and healing experience.

Perfectly complementing the yoga and meditation was Gertrud’s food, which was not only seductive in its visual appeal, but unexpectedly delicious and satisfying given the absence of any meat, dairy, gluten or refined sugar – I had no idea that food could be so delicious at the same time as being so nourishing! I’ve only recently returned home from visiting this magical place and I’m already planning my next visit, during which I hope to discover a little more of the beauty and wisdom that seems to dwell in every part of its unique fabric and essence.” Madeleine

How to get here

Fly to Toulouse (Easyjet and all major airlines) or Carcassonne (Ryanair) in France.

Driving distances:
Carcassonne – 50 minutes (50 km)
Toulouse – 90 minutes (120km)
Montpellier – 2 hrs (200km)
Perpignan – 1.5 hrs (90km)
Paris – 7.5 hrs (780km)
Calais – 10 hrs (1,100km)
Girona, Spain – 2.5 hrs (200km)
Barcelona, Spain – 3.5 hrs (300km)

Booking

Fill in the booking form to enquire about this Breathe From the Soul Retreat in a French Chateau. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com with any questions you may have.

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