11 Mar Heart + Soul Yoga Retreat France, Sept 10-14
The light here is different…
4 nights of relaxation, adventure, inspiration, yoga, worship and heart + soul connection in St. Tropez. Join Caroline Williams and an intimate group of nine other women for in the hills of this gorgeous seaside town, in the South of France. Why St. Tropez? Because it’s known all over the world for its captivating light. Many of the world’s most famous painters have flocked here, chasing after the light, trying to capture it on a canvas.
You are made by the Father of lights. It’s in your DNA to shine brightly, boldly, and freely. You are uniquely made to shine in such a way that leads others home, that reveals the stunning beauty of heaven here on earth. Maybe you know that in your head, but not your heart. Come with me, to St. Tropez on the Heart + Soul Yoga Retreat, and experience this truth in your body, heart, and soul.
September 10-14 | What to expect: A day in paradise
Each morning will start with some yoga – deep breathing and warming sun salutations in the morning light.
After yoga, we’ll sip our espresso and share a delicious French breakfast on the balcony and then have an hour or two of down time.
Maybe you grab a book and lie by the pool or find a comfy chair on one of the patios to journal while gazing out on the surrounding valley. Walking and hiking paths are available around the villa if you want to stretch your legs and explore the surrounding olive groves. Or maybe you grab a friend and play some bocce ball in the garden.
In the afternoons we’ll head out in search of new adventures that open us up to a new experience of Light. One afternoon we’ll visit the famed St. Tropez market, wandering through the stands of local produce, pastries, and antiques, and feast on Tarte Tropézienne a mouth-watering pastry unique to St. Tropez. Another afternoon we’ll take a boat tour of the stunning St. Tropez bay and then soak in the sun and splash in the water of one of the many white sandy beaches. And let’s not forget about the product the South of France is most well known for – its wine, specifically rosé. One afternoon we’ll visit some of the local wineries, sipping rosé and soaking in the beauty of the vineyards.
Back at our villa we’ll finish the day with some more yoga and a big chef-prepared dinner out on the balcony that will stretch on for hours.
> 8:30am: Morning yoga and meditation in the light-filled wellness pavilion
>> 9:30am: Pour some coffee, make a smoothie bowl, and enjoy breakfast out on the balcony
>> 10am-12pm: Rest, refresh, create…this is your time to remember you are a human being not a human doing. Read, journal, sunbathe, play lawn games, drink more coffee and have a heart to heart with a new friend, get a massage, float in the pool…
>> 12-4pm: Let’s chase after the light with a trip to the beach and an hourlong boat tour of St. Tropez bay. We’ll stop in the local cafes for ice cream and spend the afternoon with our toes in the soft white sand
>> 5:30-6:30pm: Evening yoga designed to make you sweat and be present with everything you’ve experienced that day
>> 7:30pm-???: 3 course dinner prepared by a local chef, enjoyed over easy conversation out on the balcony as the sun sets
The Nitty Gritty: Everything you need to know
Dates: Sunday September 10 – Thursday, September 14
You are welcome to arrive at Villa Tropez any time after 12pm on Sunday. The retreat will officially start with our first yoga class at 5pm and will officially end at 12pm on Thursday.
Location: Villa Tropez, hills of St. Tropez, France
Early bird (reserve your spot by April 15): USD$1,650
Regular (after April 15): USD$1,850
A non-refundable deposit of $350 reserves your spot. Payment plans are available.
Booking: YES, PLEASE! SAVE ME A SPOT! For further information and bookings, please contact Caroline Williams Yoga
>> Accommodation for 4 nights in a shared room with 1-2 other people (there is one private room available by request)
>> Transportation to Villa Tropez from St. Tropez upon arrival and departure
>> Breakfast and Dinner
>> Twice daily yoga sessions (including yoga mats and props)
>> Biblically based teachings and discussions
>> Transportation to daily outings
>> 1 hour boat tour of St. Tropez bay
What’s not included:
>> Flights or travel to St. Tropez
The nearest airport is Nice (about 90 minutes away)
Transportation can be arranged from Nice to the villa at an additional cost
Alternatively, there is a high speed train from Paris to St. Raphael. From St. Raphael you can take a water taxi (!!!) to St. Tropez
>> Lunch (during the lunch hour we will be out adventuring, so it will be up to you to grab a bite while we’re out)
>> Travel insurance
>> Massage services at Villa Tropez
“And you, beloved, are the light of the world. A city built on a hilltop cannot be hidden. Similarly it would be silly to light a lamp and then hide it under a bowl. When someone lights a lamp, she puts it on a table or a desk or a chair, and the light illumines the entire house. You are like that illuminating light. Let your light shine everywhere you go, that you may illumine creation, so men and women everywhere may see your good actions, may see creation at its fullest, may see your devotion to Me, and may turn and praise your Father in heaven because of it.
— Matthew 5:14-16