France, the land of croissants, champagne, and… Yoga? Yupp! In this truly scenic country, you have your pick of stunning sandy beaches, snowy mountain peaks, and picture-perfect countryside as your backdrop for your yoga classes. You’re spoilt not only when it comes to scenery, but with a wide variety of styles of yoga retreats as well. Imagine hopping on your mat while glancing upon the Alps, or laying in savasana listening to the sound of the waves crashing onto the French Riviera. Expect transformational weeks, plenty of time in nature, and exceptional teachers with these hand-picked yoga retreats in France.
Best Yoga Retreats in France
Be sure to check out all of these France yoga retreats, each one is truly unique.
Starting from: $1065
Nature lovers unite. Spend your days exploring the breathtaking nature of the French countryside between yoga classes. Your base is a charming cottage surrounded by picturesque greenery. In addition to two daily yoga and meditation sessions, there are daily nature walks to ground and soothe your soul. The yoga classes are a mix of various styles suitable for any experience level including Hatha, vinyasa, yin, and Raja yoga. And with a crystal-clear lake nearby, this stunning destination is the perfect place to call home for a week.
Starting from: $1094
This is the perfect France yoga retreat for yogis who wish to dive deeper into their spiritual practice. Situated at the idyllic beachfront of Biarritz, you’ll go on a 7-day journey towards finding your true self. The retreat offers a combination of yoga techniques and VortexHealing®, a holistic system of energetic healing for self-exploration. On a typical retreat day, you’ll start with a Hatha practice and follow up with pranayama and meditation. Healing sessions take place during the rest of the day, along with the chanting of mantras. As a result, anything that’s blocking your energy will be cleared, creating a pathway towards a better mind-body connection and the sought-after feeling of bliss.
Starting from: $605
Look no further for the ideal long weekend away. Journey to an old town in France for a weekend of yoga, meditation, workshops, and focusing on you. With 2 daily yoga classes that include Yoga Nidra, and Zen yoga, along with workshops that are focused on personal development, plus a visit to the charming town of Chateaubriant, you have a weekend that is sure to relax and rejuvenate you. Enjoy time in the countryside while staying in a 300-year-old house, where the hosts invite you into their home for a truly warm welcome.
Starting from: $1248
For those looking for a yoga experience in the authentic French countryside, this is the retreat for you. What makes this retreat different is that you also get coaching sessions with horses, meaning you’re coached on how to ride. This is a wonderful addition to a yoga retreat because riding will help you understand and connect to your body more. These beautiful animals can help you enrich certain aspects of your life by showing you where you need a little more focus in your body and your mind. Your days in Montbel will start with yoga and meditation, followed by your time with the horses, free time, and then another yoga session to close the day. This retreat is open to all levels of yoga practitioners and riders, with no experience necessary.
Starting from: $1156
At Yobaba Lounge, they are all about that no-fuss, no-frills lifestyle. Located in the South of France, here you’ll find everything you need (or don’t need) to live life with a little more simplicity. Begin your days at this stellar retreat in silence, and remain so until after your morning practice. Then, continue your day with karma yoga, where you may be asked to help out in the garden or with housekeeping (keeping us all humble, of course). In your free time, you can explore the gorgeous region or enjoy the Yobaba Lounge facilities. And trust me, you’ll want to reserve some time for that. Did I mention that the yoga shala is on the rooftop? Catching glimpses of France’s pretty scenery between sun salutations sounds heavenly.
Starting from: $1963
Places like Chamonix are far and few between. It’s the ultimate escape to bathe in luxury while being surrounded by spectacular scenery. You’re welcomed to this France retreat with a full body massage, setting the perfect tone for the 8 days to come. The yoga sessions on offer match the setting of this retreat perfectly. Think about Vinyasa by candlelight and Yoga Nidra for optimal relaxation. Pair your daily classes with a trip to the sauna or the hot tub for ultimate bliss. And just when you think it can’t get any better than this, the retreat includes a full day at a spa over the border in Italy. Talk about a dreamy week!
7 Day Rebel Buddha, Reconnection Coaching, Yoga, Healing Meditations, Sensual Bodywork in La Sauvetat
Starting from: $2211
Join this yoga retreat in France if you’re after a week of deep transformation. The program that this retreat is designed around includes movement, soul work, and nutrition. Combining all three means that you’ll leave after a week having undergone deep realizations, changes, and connections. Through Hatha yoga, healing meditations, life coaching sessions, and sensual dance bodywork classes, you can expect to feel truly liberated. You’ll begin the week with an initial consultation to see what you’d like from the program and to set your intention, and even have a follow-up session by phone once you leave the retreat. A massage and two sauna sessions are also included for an extra bit of relaxation. English, French, and German-speaking yogis are welcome.
Starting from: $448
Get back to the basics of yoga and mindfulness in Beaujolais with this retreat that doubles as a course, so you can step away after a week of learning and feeling refreshed. You’ll spend your days in a lovingly restored castle, learning all about the Hridaya Hatha Yoga principles. With an aim to expand your practice and explore the spiritual, more traditional side of yoga, you’ll feel right at home at this retreat, in a community dedicated to opening and leading with their hearts. A typical day in this immersion includes 4 hours of Hatha yoga (2 practices), and an hour of meditation, and workshops on subjects such as subtle energies. And if you love it? You have the option of joining weeks 2 and 3 for a deeper immersion.
Starting from: $496
Learn how to get your zen on while on retreat, and tips for carrying practices off of the mat and into your everyday life. This weekend is filled with Yoga Nidra, along with gentle, restorative yoga sessions that are on offer twice a day, with vegetarian meals available to nourish your soul. Plus, there is plenty of time to explore the stunning surroundings on guided, meditative walks that are sure to immerse you in a grounding experience. This supportive space is the perfect spot to take a deep breath in and let everything go through meditation, yoga, and nature.
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Enjoy your time in France!