This year Zuna Yoga is heading to the rolling hills of Southwest France for a unique retreat!
Join us for 6 days of practice, nature, rest, and play.
Join us within the peaceful walls of this gorgeous French chateau for a truly sublime experience. Enjoy the warm early autumn days and breezy evenings, surrounded by endless views of rolling green hills. Make time for dreaming and philosophizing, for new inspiration and fresh collaborations.
Reunite with yogis from your own training, and meet new like-minded yogi friends from around the globe. These retreats offer something for everyone. All movement and meditation sessions are mixed-level and optional.
These retreats are open to anyone seeking to refresh or deepen their practice in the company of like-minded, supportive people.
In the south west of France in the charming and historic Quercy region. The Lot Valley is one of the few remaining unspoiled areas of France. Imagine primeval oak forests, tranquil rivers, hilltop medieval villages, and a stunning night sky free from light pollution.
The Château is 9km by road from the medieval town of Figeac, which boasts numerous shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, and even a lake and water park.
The area is replete with medieval hilltop towns and villages — St. Cirq Lapopie and Rocamadour are both a short drive away. It is on the edge of the Park Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy, an area of unspoiled natural beauty with archeological sites dating back to the neolithic era. A branch of the Camino de Santiago, the UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient pilgrimage route, running to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, goes directly past the Château.
The nearest International Airports are Rodez (1 hour by car), Brive Souillac (1 hour 15 minutes) and Toulouse Blagnac (2 hours).
The Château is an exceptional example of a Château fort, originally a location of regional government in the medieval period. In the 17th century, it was converted to a luxurious country house and recreational space. Its commanding location above the quaint village features stunning views over the Célé valley.
The chateau is set on 20 acres of land, including 2.5 acres of formal gardens. The property is fully secured with an alarm system, and locks on all external points of access. In addition the chateau offers:
Choose between a grand deluxe private en suite room with antique furniture, a double share deluxe with private bath, or a 4-6 bed bunk room with shared bath.
All rooms are unique and spacious, with high ceilings and gorgeous views. There are extra showers and toilets in the hallway on the ground and first floors.
Three delicious meals will be served daily, prepared by a private chef with the freshest ingredients available. Before the morning yoga practice, teas, coffee, and fruit will be available. We can accommodate your special dietary requests (vegetarian vegan or gluten free) as well as allergies. Indoor and outdoor dining areas can be used according to the weather.
You can easily sink into a week of deep rest and rejuvenation here, without the need for a lot of planned activity. Relax by the magical swimming pool, luxuriate in a massage, or just find a quiet secluded spot with a good book. There are also plenty of activities to explore:
Each morning will begin with an extended hatha vinyasa session, with a long savasana and meditation. Following our practice, we will have enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. Silence is optional at breakfast.
The afternoon is free for you to take a walk in the green countryside, read a book, nap, or indulge in a massage. **Activities may incur additional charges.**
At 5:30pm the group will reconvene for our evening yoga practice, which will be either a slow flow, restorative, or yoga nidra. Dinner will be in the Grande Salle, followed by time to unwind, swap stories, play some games or read a good book. Lights out is encouraged by 10:00pm.
All activities are optional.
* Schedule subject to change based on according to the needs and interests of the group
Silence begins at Dinner on Friday evening and ends after sunrise meditation on Monday morning.
This program is intended as a digital detox. We encourage you to turn off and put away all electronic devices.
Excursions and massages are not available during the silent retreat.
Try using Rome2Rio.com for your specific scenario, so you may compare all methods of transportation. We recommend renting a car for the flexibility it provides, though there are many suitable, comfortable, and affordable flight and train options.
The nearest airports to Camp Château are Rodez-Marcillac Airport (1 hour, 64 km) and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (2 hours, 180 km).
From closest to furthest, the nearest train stations to Camp Château are Gare de Figeac (12 minutes, 9.4 km), Gare d’Assier (17 minutes, 17 km), Gare de Capdenac (20 minutes, 18 km), and Gare de Cahors (1 hour, 64 km).
Paris is a 6-hour drive. Scenic routes are available.
When arriving by train, the best option is Figeac, just 15 minutes away. Car rental is available in the town.
Alternatively, Brive-la-Gaillarde (1h 15m by car, including a toll road) and Cahors (1h away) are both served by fast trains from Paris. Car rentals are available at both of these locations.
The fastest trains from Paris Austerlitz to Brive take 4 hours. Add 1 ½ hours more for the connection to Figeac.
There is an overnight Motorail service from Paris to Brive: you and your car travel separately on the same train. The price covers your car and up to six people in a private reserved compartment.
The nearest airports are at Rodez, Brive, Toulouse, Limoges, Bergerac and Aurillac.
Flight destinations are correct as of late 2014; some routes are seasonal and all are subject to change without notice.
There are private airports at Figeac-Livernon (LFCF, tarmac) (20 km, 12 miles, 20 minutes) and Villefrance de Rouergue (LFCV, grass) (32 km, 20 miles, 40 minutes).
For those who wish to be independent or to explore the area you could choose to hire a car. You can also coordinate in advance with your fellow yogis and share a car hire.
One of the most famous platforms to find deals comparing all the car rental companies is rentalcars.com
The distance from Calais to Béduer via Paris is about 862 km, 535 miles. This can take 8 hours in good conditions without breaks, and includes a number of toll roads. Most people either allow longer or take a less direct route with an overnight stop.
Other routes avoiding tolls are possible: via Rouen, Orleans and Limoges, for example, 868 km taking about 11 hours. Journeys from other Channel ports may be slightly shorter, but with a longer crossing.
Shuttle Services are available for a fee from Rodez Airport, Toulouse Airport and Cahors station. Pick up is available free of charge from Figeac, Assier and Capdenac stations.
Check out on the last day of your session is any time before 11 am.
We can hold your bags for you while you explore the local region outside those check in and check out times.