Yoga and Wine Retreat
in Bordeaux, France

Saint Emilion | May 10 - 16, 2025

EMBARK ON A Journey of the Five Senses Through Yoga
& Mindful Exploration of the Bordeaux Wine Region

Give yourself the gift of wellness travel and join us for an unforgettable 7 days / 6 nights of yoga and exploration of the Bordeaux wine region in France.

Along with travel and daily excursions, this retreat is an opportunity for a deeper journey within and a chance to experience the transformative power of yoga.

Daily morning yoga sessions offer a chance to pause, nurture presence and connect with our body. Yoga can bring profound shifts to the way we connect within and attune ourselves to the beauty of our surroundings and the uniqueness of new experiences.

In addition to enjoying the rejuvenating benefits of yoga, daily cultural explorations allow to discover the Bordeaux wine region as well as taste world-class wine and exquisite local cuisine.

Participants will return to their home refreshed and renewed , with a deep sense of nourishment. 

Join us in Bordeaux, France for a yoga Retreat

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WHERE:  
MONTAGNE-SAINT EMILION

WHERE:  
MONTAGNE-SAINT EMILION

COST:
FROM 4.890 €

COST:
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PAUSE & TUNE IN 

  • Daily morning yoga sessions are an opportunity to pause, connect to your body and turn inward before embarking on the outer journey that awaits in the afternoon. 

  • Each 2-hour morning session includes a philosophical talk, stories picked from traditional Indian literature and mythology, an all-level movement practice (up to 45-50 minutes), breath awareness practice, guided relaxation as well as live music and chanting. 

  • A daily philosophical theme will serve as a “fil-rouge” or thread to the rest of the day, bringing mindfulness to our outings, and presence in our exploration and afternoon encounters.

  • Restorative and meditative practices offered at the end of the day allow to unwind, relax and digest new experiences. 
  • Daily morning yoga sessions are an opportunity to pause, connect to your body and turn inward before embarking on the outer journey that awaits in the afternoon. 

  • Each 2-hour morning session includes a philosophical talk, stories picked from traditional Indian literature and mythology, an all-level movement practice (up to 45-50 minutes), breath awareness practice, guided relaxation as well as live music and chanting. 

  • A daily philosophical theme will serve as a “fil-rouge” or thread to the rest of the day, bringing mindfulness to our outings, and presence in our exploration and afternoon encounters.

  • Restorative and meditative practices offered at the end of the day allow to unwind, relax and digest new experiences. 

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EXPAND & ENJOY

  • Daily cultural explorations take you to discover the multi-facets of the Bordeaux wine region, including the visit of world renowned vineyards and wine Chateaux and walking tours of the UNESCO heritages sites of the town of Bordeaux and village of St Emilion.

  • A day of excursion in the Bay of Arcachon offers time for spaciousness, spontaneity and contemplation whether it's visiting the old town or crossing the Bay by boat to enjoy local oysters (or alternatives!) 

  • Daily meals are an opportunity to unwind, enjoy simple but exquisite local food (maybe some wine!) and linger in soul nurturing conversations

  • Enjoy time to relax, wander in the vineyards or simply read a book by the pool! 
  • Daily cultural explorations take you to discover the multi-facets of the Bordeaux wine region, including the visit of world renowned vineyards and wine Chateaux and walking tours of the UNESCO heritages sites of the town of Bordeaux and village of St Emilion.

  • A day of excursion in the Bay of Arcachon offers time for spaciousness, spontaneity and contemplation whether it's visiting the old town or crossing the Bay by boat to enjoy local oysters (or alternatives!) 

  • Daily meals are an opportunity to unwind, enjoy simple but exquisite local food (maybe some wine!) and linger in soul nurturing conversations

  • Enjoy time to relax, wander in the vineyards or simply read a book by the pool! 

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Join Hélène Roy for a transformative yoga retreat in her native region of Bordeaux, France. Unplug from your routine and immerse yourself in the beauty and cultural richness of the Bordeaux wine region. Nourish mind, body, and spirit through daily yoga practice, cultural explorations and exquisite cuisine (maybe some wine too!).

Hélène is a registered yoga instructor with over 12 years of practice and training in yoga and meditation. Originally from France, she started practicing yoga when moving to New York in 2009. In 2021, she left a carrer in finance to fully immerse herself in the teaching and sharing of yoga. Hélène has worked with students ranging from NBA basketball players, to new mothers, to beginners of all ages. She teaches weekly  at Kaia Yoga in Mamaroneck, NY and runs a yoga studio in Rye, NY where she focuses on teaching small group classes and private clients. 

Join Hélène Roy for a transformative yoga retreat in her native region of Bordeaux, France. Unplug from your routine and immerse yourself in the beauty and cultural richness of the Bordeaux wine region. Nourish mind, body, and spirit through daily yoga practice, cultural explorations and exquisite cuisine (maybe some wine too!).

Hélène is a registered yoga instructor with over 12 years of practice and training in yoga and meditation. Originally from France, she started practicing yoga when moving to New York in 2009. In 2021, she left a carrer in finance to fully immerse herself in the teaching and sharing of yoga. Hélène has worked with students ranging from NBA basketball players, to new mothers, to beginners of all ages. She teaches weekly  at Kaia Yoga in Mamaroneck, NY and runs a yoga studio in Rye, NY where she focuses on teaching small group classes and private clients. 

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More About HÉlènE

discreetly luxurious 4-STAR resort 

discreetly luxurious 4-STAR resort 

daily MORNING YOGA SESSIONS 

daily MORNING YOGA SESSIONS 

daily ACCESS TO RESORT & OUTDOOR POOL

daily ACCESS TO RESORT & OUTDOOR POOL

GROUP VISITS OF WORLD-CLASS VINEYARDS 

GROUP VISITS OF WORLD-CLASS VINEYARDS 

OENOLOGY WORKSHOP & WINE TASTINGS

OENOLOGY WORKSHOP & WINE TASTINGS

GROUP BOAT EXCURSION OF THE ARVACHoN BAY

GROUP BOAT EXCURSION OF THE ARVACHoN BAY

VISIT OF UNESCO HERITAGE SITES OF BORDEAUX & ST EMILION

VISIT OF UNESCO HERITAGE SITES OF BORDEAUX & ST EMILION

EVENING RESTORATIVE & GUIDED RELAXATION PRACTICE

EVENING RESTORATIVE & GUIDED-RELAXATION PRACTICE  

WORLD-CLASS & EXQUISITE LOCAL CUISINE

WORLD-CLASS & EXQUISITE LOCAL CUISINE

Travel to One of the most prestigious wine regions of France to rejuvenate and enjoy! 

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- Surime Fukuda, Mamaroneck, NY (group student)

I love Hélène’s positive and friendly energy that is perfect to start the day with. I always feel energized after her classes. The hands-on assists and advice for specific postures have been deeply appreciated and helpful to progress my practice. Hélène is also very well-read and knowledgeable about yoga sutras and other reliable texts and I find something special I can learn from her daily spiritual quotes at every class. Last but not least the relaxation of Shavasana with Hélène 's Harmonium has been such a treat and luxury to my soul. 


- Deniz Oguz, Dobbs Ferry, NY (private student)

I’m new to yoga. I started yoga a few months back looking for more flexibility in the body and more balance in life. Working as a physician in a hospital my schedule is unpredictable and I’m very busy; in private sessions, we work on my own schedule and at my own pace, so I don’t have to worry about catching a class. With Hélène, I feel super confident and taken care of. She gives me her fullest attention and is amazing at understanding my weakness and tailoring each session to work on those. We always start and finish our session with breathing practice which is so relaxing. 


- Lucie , Bordeaux, France

With Hélène, I discovered the practice of yoga and meditation which brought me calm and well-being. In 8 weeks, the classes have evolved becoming more and more invigorating. It is a real pleasure to feel progress thanks to regular practice. Always with a smile and lots of advice, Hélène guided us step by step through her universe.

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Prices

Prices

All prices listed are per person, EUROS.

Fares established on 22.Dec.2023 on the basis of the prices known to date subject to modifications according to the evolution of economic data (cost of fuel, cost of services, change of VAT rate....). The final price will be confirmed upon booking.

Price: 
4.890 € per person in a double room
Single Supplement: + 890 € / pers

Reservation & Deposit:
30% /per person due date on March 29th, 2024
Balance due date on June 12th, 2024

What is Included in your rate:

  • Transfers from Bordeaux Airport (BOD) upon arrival and departure.
  • Daily morning yoga sessions (6 session of 1 to 2 hours - depending on schedule) and 3 1-hour afternoon restorative sessions.
  • 7 days/6 nights accommodation in a 4-star Hotel in the village of MONTAGNE ST EMILION, based on 2 persons per room. 
  • Daily breakfast. 
  • Daily lunch and dinner at local restaurants including: one lunch at Château LA LOUVIERE, Grand Cru Classé Pessac Leognan, one picnic lunch at Château du TAILLAN, one dinner at Château KIRWAN, Grand Cru Classé Margaux
  • The following drinks at meals: 1 glass of wine and coffee at lunches / no drinks at dinner except in the 2 outside dinners: 2 glasses of wine and coffee included.
  • Group excursions of 4 wine Châteaux: one Grand Cru St Emilion, one Grand Cru Classé Pessac Léognan, one Cru Bourgeois Médoc and one Grand Cru Classé Margaux.
  • The entrance fees for the underground monuments in St Emilion.
  • The panoramic commented visit of ARCACHON in little train (50mn).
  • The boat transfer between Arcachon and Cap Ferret and return (boat not privatized).
  • The guided visits of Château LA BREDE.
  • Transportation in Luxury Minibus with air-conditioning.
  • English-speaking guide for St Emilion, Bordeaux and for your day excursions 
  • Complimentary use of hotel pool facilities.

What is NOT included in your rate

  • Airfare to travel to Bordeaux
  • Travel insurance to protect your retreat investment 
  • Additional alcoholic beverages
  • Additional optional activities

All prices listed are per person, EUROS.

Fares established on [DATE] on the basis of the prices known to date subject to modifications according to the evolution of economic data (cost of fuel, cost of services, change of VAT rate....). The final price will be confirmed upon booking.

Price: Coming Soon!
x,xxx € per person in a double room
Single Supplement: + xxx € / pers

Reservation & Deposit:
30% /per person due date on [DATE]
Balance due date on [DATE]

What is Included in your rate:

  • Transfers from Bordeaux Airport (BOD) upon arrival and departure.
  • Daily morning yoga sessions (6 session of 1 to 2 hours - depending on schedule) and 3 1-hour afternoon restorative sessions.
  • 7 days/6 nights accommodation in a 4-star Hotel in the village of MONTAGNE ST EMILION, based on 2 persons per room. 
  • Daily breakfast. 
  • Daily lunch and dinner at local restaurants including: one lunch at Château LA LOUVIERE, Grand Cru Classé Pessac Leognan, one picnic lunch at Château du TAILLAN, one dinner at Château KIRWAN, Grand Cru Classé Margaux
  • The following drinks at meals: 1 glass of wine and coffee at lunches / no drinks at dinner except in the 2 outside dinners: 2 glasses of wine and coffee included.
  • Group excursions of 4 wine Châteaux: one Grand Cru St Emilion, one Grand Cru Classé Pessac Léognan, one Cru Bourgeois Médoc and one Grand Cru Classé Margaux.
  • The entrance fees for the underground monuments in St Emilion.
  • The panoramic commented visit of ARCACHON in little train (50mn).
  • The boat transfer between Arcachon and Cap Ferret and return (boat not privatized).
  • The guided visits of Château LA BREDE.
  • Transportation in Luxury Minibus with air-conditioning.
  • English-speaking guide for St Emilion, Bordeaux and for your day excursions 
  • Complimentary use of hotel pool facilities.

What is NOT included in your rate

  • Airfare to travel to Bordeaux
  • Travel insurance to protect your retreat investment 
  • Additional alcoholic beverages
  • Additional optional activities

LOCATION

LOCATION

The Hotel:
The 4-star boutique hotel is located in the heart of the village of Montagne, very close to the UNESCO listed and world renowned village of Saint Emilion.

Beyond the wine, the essential visit of Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and its great wineries and Chateaux, your stay will allow you to discover and appreciate the hotel's spa, the swimming pool, the room fitness, bike rides, and the gastronomy of its two restaurants, a bistronomy, Bib gourmand Michelin Guide 2022 and a chic rotisserie trattoria.

Saint Emilion:
Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match. 

The town is located 40 km away from the center Bordeaux or a 40 to 45 minutes ride from the airport (BOD). 





The Hotel:
The 4-star boutique hotel is located in the heart of the village of Montagne, very close to the UNESCO listed and world renowned village of Saint Emilion.

Beyond the wine, the essential visit of Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and its great wineries and Chateaux, your stay will allow you to discover and appreciate the hotel's spa, the swimming pool, the room fitness, bike rides, and the gastronomy of its two restaurants, a bistronomy, Bib gourmand Michelin Guide 2022 and a chic rotisserie trattoria.

Saint Emilion:
Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match. 

The town is located 40 km away from the center Bordeaux or a 40 to 45 minutes ride from the airport (BOD). 





SAMPLE SCHEDULE

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

(varies day by day and subject to change)

7.30 am: Light breakfast

8.30-10.30 am: Yoga Session including Dharma Ralk, Vinyasa Yoga Class, Breath Practice, Guided Relaxation, and Breath. 

11.30 am: Departure for hearty lunch and afternoon group exploration.

4 to 5 pm: Return to the hotel

6 -7 pm: Restorative Yoga and Meditation

8:30 pm: Dinner

Detailed schedule available upon request: heleneroyyoga@gmail.com 






(varies day by day and subject to change)

7.30 am: Light breakfast

8.30-10.30 am: Yoga Session including Dharma Ralk, Vinyasa Yoga Class, Breath Practice, Guided Relaxation, and Breath. 

11.30 am: Departure for hearty lunch and afternoon group exploration.

4 to 5 pm: Return to the hotel

6 -7 pm: Restorative Yoga and Meditation

8:30 pm: Dinner

Detailed schedule available upon request: heleneroyyoga@gmail.com 






CANCELLATION & INSURANCE

CANCELLATION POLICY & TRAVEL INSURANCE

CANCELLATION & INSURANCE

CANCELLATION POLICY & TRAVEL INSURANCE

Terms and Conditions for cancellation of Individual Participants:
The terms below are applicable for each participant of the group as a whole and are important for program organizers to know.

Cancellations, Penalties and Fees
All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing. The following penalties apply with the number of days prior to departure:
• $750 penalty for cancellation between June 12th and July 12th, 2023
• 50% of the total trip cost is non refundable for cancellation between July 12th and 31st, 2023
• 100% of the total trip cost is non refundable for cancellation after July 31st or in case of no-show

NO REFUND WITHOUT A TRAVEL INSURANCE.

We highly recommended that you purchase a trip insurance to cover these penalties in case of cancellation & to be covered for medical reason. Ask VeronicTravel for subscribing an insurance to be covered during your trip.

The participant is still responsible to pay the amounts indicated but would then be reimbursed by the insurance company. Please note that for most policies, the reason of cancellation must be on the list of "covered reasons" for 100% reimbursement. We can propose, quote and confirm the insurance upon your request.

All participants must have a valid passport up to 6 months after the return date.
Please verify your passport



Terms and Conditions for cancellation of Individual Participants:
The terms below are applicable for each participant of the group as a whole and are important for program organizers to know.

Cancellations, Penalties and Fees
All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing. The following penalties apply with the number of days prior to departure:
• $750 penalty for cancellation between June 12th and July 12th, 2023
• 50% of the total trip cost is non refundable for cancellation between July 12th and 31st, 2023
• 100% of the total trip cost is non refundable for cancellation after July 31st or in case of no-show

NO REFUND WITHOUT A TRAVEL INSURANCE.

We highly recommended that you purchase a trip insurance to cover these penalties in case of cancellation & to be covered for medical reason. Ask VeronicTravel for subscribing an insurance to be covered during your trip.

The participant is still responsible to pay the amounts indicated but would then be reimbursed by the insurance company. Please note that for most policies, the reason of cancellation must be on the list of "covered reasons" for 100% reimbursement. We can propose, quote and confirm the insurance upon your request.

All participants must have a valid passport up to 6 months after the return date.
Please verify your passport



Véronique Banzet

Véronique, born in France, has been living in different countries and has been working in the travel industry for 19 years in the NY area, USA. In 2010 Veronique has founded VeronicTravel to offer an independent and personal service to her clients. Veronique has a real travel expertise, thanks to her professional background, her worldwide travels and her multicultural experiences.

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Veronique adds her personal touch and verifies all the details to give a soul to each journey.

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