October Yoga Retreat 2019 : Southwest France

When we take time to move, we can’t help but to breathe. The movement and the breathe are symbiotic, they need each other to facilitate life. These two simple elements intermingle to create a space in our body for resonance; for sound vibration. As we ‘wake up’ to this inner sound, we can’t help but become curious, and it’s only so long until we finally start to listen. These are the foundations of yoga. Hope you can join me on the journey. ~ Lizzie

The Retreat

Located in Chalabre, a medieval village in the foothills of the mediterranean Pyrenees known for its stunning beauty and rich history, you will find Yobaba Lounge, creative yoga and meditation space. Join Lizzie for 4 nights + 5 days of yoga, contemplation, delicious food and good company, coming back into yourself and re-establishing your roots in practice.

Lizzie and Yoga

Lizzie will lead yoga asana twice a day, with a long, structured class in the morning, including pranayama and meditation. Afternoons will be restorative in nature, combining limited asana with pranayama and relaxation.

Along with her love for ancient philosophy, music and explorative movement, Lizzie is lover of the outdoors and believes that connecting with nature enhances our receptivity to healthy interaction, creative exchange and increases our ability to hold a space for ourselves and others. She is an advanced certified Jivamukti teacher, Rolfer, Rolf Movement practitioner and craniosacral therapist, and brings over 15 years of teaching experience to her classes.

Yobaba Lounge, Location and Food

We will be staying at award winning retreat centre in a medieval village in the foothill of the Mediterranean Pyrenees in Southern France. The house is a bohemian village chateau with a walled garden. It feels like a temple. The yoga shala overlooks the medieval roof tops and greets the morning sun.  Food at Yobaba Lounge is a big deal – it is free from processed sugar, wheat, dairy, meat and fish, much of it raw, some of it cooked, all of it beautiful and delicious.

Schedule : Friday, October 4 – Tuesday October 8

3pm arrival
5-6:30 evening yoga
7pm dinner
8-9 satsang

7:30-8 meditation
8-10am yoga practice
10:30 breakfast
11-11:30 housekeeping
11:30-4 free time
5-6:30 yoga
7pm dinner
8-9- satsang

Tuesday leaving day
7:30-8am meditation
8-10am yoga practice
10:30 breakfast
12-1pm packing and saying goodbye.

And Lastly…

Taking time to move together, breathe together and listen inwardly and outwardly is precious time like no other.  This is a space for you to evenly listen inward, exploring questions about your purpose and voice in the world, as it is to explore outward – how to inhabit the body with life’s literal and proverbial external gravitational forces. Come to be honest, to share, and to treat yourself to what you need to feel whole.

Contact Lizzie for any additional needed information.

Pricing and Room Information


€850 / £725 shared room (with one other occupant)
€1140 / £990 single room (private room)

***Price includes yoga, food and accomodation. Transfers, therapies, and excursions are extra.

Transfers, etc

Toulouse (100km) €120 / €30pp with 4 in car

Carcassonne (50km from here)  €55 / €14pp with 4 in car

Excursions to exquisite wild swimming holes, hikes, market towns, etc will require extra transfer if driving is required. Therapies such as massage, rolfing, facials at therapist rates.

How to get to Yobaba

To get here, fly to Carcassonne (RyanAir) or Toulouse (EasyJet, BA, Air France).

How to book

2. Fill out short form and wait for email from Lizzie, who will walk you through payment amount, options and transfer via Paypal or bank.

3. Send 500£ deposit (full amount payable by August 30) and Lizzie will confirm your spot. Completion of payment due 1+ month prior to retreat, by August 30, 2019, or you may lose your booking.

4. For airline bookings and transfer organisation, be in touch with Lizzie once you have booked your flight.