Weekend Winter Yoga And Meditation Retreat France

Spend 3 days and 2 nights at the tranquil RainbowLight Yoga Retreat.

Presented By: RainbowLight Yoga 5 4Votes RainbowLight Yoga

Sunshine has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and is registered with Yoga Alliance as eRYT -​200, Level 3

Spend 3 days and 2 nights at the tranquil RainbowLight Weekend Yoga Retreat.

Start each day with a meditation session followed by breakfast. Then, spend some time in quiet contemplation in the lounge, library, yoga hall and barn rooms or explore the property grounds. You can also take a quiet stroll down to the magical reservoir lake for further contemplation in nature. Lunch is followed by a instruction and discussion on meditation practice. Daily evening gentle yoga sessions is offered and another meditation or chanting session before a light dinner. All activities are optional and an option to wear a "silent retreat" badge is offered as well for those who prefer to stay in silence.

Rainbowlight Yoga style? The best way to describe Rainbowlight Yoga is "hatha-vinyasa flow".  It's fun. It's not demanding or intimidating. Every class is tailored to the abilities of the students present. We always begin with a dedication. So that the energy you generate during yoga practice is not wasted but becomes a force that transforms your life, we dedicate our practice at the beginning and at the end of each yoga practice.

Asana practice in a RainbowLight Yoga class is patterned after the yoga taught by the dakini Lady Niguma, who taught this to Master Naropa. We go through asana practice by working on the lower chakras first and progress sequentially up to the crown chakra. The poses we like to use are also those from classical hatha that are designed to balance the right and left energy channels, flowing these channels into the central channel- the channel of the dance.

Breathwork or pranayama is an essential part of every class. as well as meditation- the king of all yogas. Energy is moved by the breath and so we learn to use the breath to nourish and direct our energies.

Rainbowlight Yoga flows and is spiritual and inspiring, rooted in ancient Indian and Tibetan Buddhist thought. Meditation and guided visualizations at the end of the class leave students feeling renewed.

Our yoga is a holistic practice that works with body, mind and spirit. In yoga terms, these are called the five koshas- annamaya, pranamaya, manomaya, vijnanamaya, anandamaya- physical body, energy body, consciousness body, wisdom body and the bliss body. When your yoga practice moves from reaching one kosha to the next and you unite compassion with the wisdom understanding the emptiness and interdependence of all things, the bliss body is reached - the rainbow body. That's Rainbowlight Yoga.

General:
Daily Meditations Daily Workshops 2 nights accommodation 2 Yoga Sessions Chanting sessions 3 meals a day
Setting:
Mountain
Sample Itinerary:

07:00 - 08:00 Meditation
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 12:00 Free time for contemplation
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Discussion, lecture, and workshop on meditation
15:00 - 16:00 Free time
17:00 - <

No Of Classes:
2
Excursions:
Hiking
Languages Spoken:
English, French
Meal Plan:
All meals
Retreat Diet:
Vegetarian
Dietary requirements catered for:
Pescatarian
Transfers:
YES
Optional Extras:
Other Activities Available:
CyclingHiking

Sunshine Ross

She has received teachings from many masters including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Chaukei Ngai

Professional Yoga Teacher and founder of YogaUP studio based in HK

Chaukei Ngai

Professional Yoga Teacher and founder of YogaUP studio based in HK

The tranquil rural location in the idyllic countryside of Aquitaine region in South West France is the setting of the 19th century manor house and lodge where you settle into the peaceful surroundings during your retreat. The Manor House and Lodge sits on 10 acres of its own land, surrounded by an organic farmland and views of undulating low sweeping hills. Enjoy walking the wild meadow garden or take a stroll down to the lake reservoir.

The Hunting Lodge is comprised of two separate buildings- Manor House and Lodge. The entire property can accommodate up to 14 people comfortably.

The Manor House has two grand bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms that is converted to two triple rooms with 3 single beds each for special occasions, retreats and training. There is also an additional double bedroom with adjoining bathroom and another with two single beds. Also in the Manor House is a grand 39sqm salon that is set up for meetings and functions. There is second large 29sqm salon for dining and meetings. The library and barn rooms can be used for breakaway groups. The large farmhouse kitchen is equipped for both cooking and dining.

The Lodge is a separate gite with two double bedrooms which can have two single beds each, bathroom, salon and fully equipped kitchen. The salon can be converted to accommodate extra guests

 

 

Pool
Hot Tub
Sauna
Air Conditioner
Wi-Fi
Good to know before you go:
Airport transfers from Bordeaux not included.
Transfer Time:
1 hour
Guest Payment:
Minimum number 20 of advance days to make due payment before check-in date
Cancellation Policy:
Relaxed

R_R_R_Admin 11 January, 15:33

Wendy A (London): I wish I could do something wonderful to express my gratitude to Sunshine, Rainbowlight yoga retreat and my enjoyment for being given a fantastic opportunity to participate in such a comprehensive and educational training. I have always wanted to develop my teaching skills in yoga and having the opportunity to take this qualification with Rainbowlight yoga has been once of the most important things I have done to develop my career as a yoga instructor. I have been thoroughly blessed with relaxation, exercise and knowledge all at the right level for me, apart from the very comfortable facilities, delicious food and the company of mind like people who made my training even more interesting and exciting. I do recommend if you want to receive high quality training with a wonderful brilliant teacher, then take some time for your self and enjoy the blessing of sunshine teaching as that is certain one of the experiences in my life which I will never forget.

R_R_R_Admin 11 January, 15:36

Joanne Blower I had a great experience at Rainbow Light Yoga (Retreat) having just completed my Yoga Teacher Training 200 (November 2016). Sunshine and Glen (and their two gorgeous children!) are exceedingly accommodating and are very hospitable. Sunshine is very patient and thorough in her teaching of yoga, making it clear that there are many different ways people practice and many paths of yoga - it isn't all about the moves! We were exposed to many various ways of learning - through research, reading, watching various videos, discussions and plenty of practice (on many days having two lessons in addition to teaching and 'pose' practice). Every morning and evening we had a meditation - again, exposing us to various methods. A wonderful retreat that really lets you 'find yourself'. Emilia also helped teach the classes and was always at hand to help you with advice or pass on her knowledge and experiences. Would I recommend this retreat - absolutely, wholeheartedly. Will I go back - yes. I am working on that now.............. :-)

R_R_R_Admin 11 January, 15:37

Ray Flynn The Yoga and Meditation Retreat was everything I hoped for and expected. Sunshine is an excellent teacher, very attentive, measured and helpful. The flexibility in my start and end dates, to fit with flights, was very useful, allowing me to make the most of the trip. The food was great! I would highly recommend it.

R_R_R_Admin 11 January, 15:37

If you are going for holidays ,the location and the lodge is absolutely fantastic, Sunshine and Glen are great hosts .It is a perfect choice for a retreat. If you are going for the course, it is going to be fun and at the same time intense because it involves not only working on your theoretical knowledge and how well you do the poses,but also working on yourself as a whole,body and mind. It will get you where you need to be , to make a yoga teacher out of you ! I had a fantastic experience and I definitely recommend the course to anyone looking for a YTT. I will be returning for more retreats and courses for sure! - thebirdcagetattoo