Julie Rader

Magical France Yoga Retreat – September 16-23, 2017

About Julie

Julie Rader, The Travel YogiJulie’s classes combine the solid, alignment-based foundation of Mukti Yoga School with an intuitive teaching method that weaves the ancient wisdom of yoga into everyday life. Julie’s classes allow students to tap into their highest potential through breath, body movement and stillness. Creative and specific sequencing focuses on matching asana and intention with lunar cycles, seasons, and astrology. Her classes have been described as “sneaky” as students reach a deep meditative state in the flow yet wake up sore the next day.

With a background deeply rooted in exercise physiology, Julie helps students and teachers marry the spiritual aspects of the practice with solid anatomical principles. In addition to her public classes, she is also a passionate teacher for many elite athletes, including the US National teams for volleyball, soccer, and cycling.

Julie is committed to making Mukti yoga available to students throughout the world. She travels for workshops, retreats, and trainings internationally and in the United States.

 

What to Expect

Julie Rader, The Travel YogiJoin me on a retreat in my favorite magical place! Live like a European for a week and recharge. Eat fresh delicious food, taste wine, shop in the local markets, do yoga and find balance.

Each morning will begin with an invigorating yoga flow class and meditation. After a refreshing afternoon of French exploration, we will conclude the day with relaxing sessions to wrap up our day. The daily yoga and meditation will be accessible and tailored to the needs of each student.

We will explore the tools of our practice that may be continued at home to keep the spirit of the magical France retreat alive for months to follow!

What's Included

Wine tasting yoga holiday

What’s included:

  • Yoga most mornings & each evening
  • 7 nights chateau accommodation
  • 3 farm-to-table meals each day
  • Wine tasting
    • Sample the best of the region during an evening with a local sommelier
  • Local vineyard winemaker for a day!
    • Teach your tastebuds with a lunch food/wine pairing class
    • Create, blend and bottle your own unique vino memories to bring home
  • Day trip to La Roque Gageac and Beynac
    • Boating on the Dordogne
    • Excursions through medieval La Roque and Beynac
  • Trip to the Issigeac market
    • Catch the tastes and colors of this medieval town during their famous Sunday market
  • Transfers (on arrival and departure days only) from the Bergerac airport or train station

What’s not included:

    • Airfare to Bergerac, France (EGC)
    • Additional excursions
    • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
    • Travel insurance (recommended)
    • Gratuities

 

Itinerary

The Travel Yogi in France

Schedules will vary slightly and final itineraries will go out to the travel crew about a month prior to departure. Our schedule below gives you an overall picture of what a week in gorgeous south of France will look like:

Day 1

  • Midday arrival to Bergerac
    • Transfers from the Bergerac airport or train station (on arrival and departure days only)
  • Check-in and soak up the general countryside splendor
  • Evening de-travel and welcome yoga class
  • Gourmet group welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Wake up and refresh morning yoga
  • Local and fresh breakfast
  • Day trip to the locally famous Issigeac market
    • Stroll through the medieval town’s farmers market for local and organic yummies
    • Enjoy the local flavor and introduction to one of the area’s historic villages
    • Souvenir shop, mix with the locals and sample tastes of the region
  • Head back for lunch at the chateau
  • Late afternoon yoga in the chateau yoga ‘stable’
  • Group dinner

Day 3

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Local and fresh breakfast
  • Enjoy a chill morning
  • Dig into a country fresh lunch
  • Enjoy an afternoon in the country
    • Walk a country lane
    • Chill in the pool
    • Explore the town of Bergerac
  • Head back for an evening yoga class
  • Delicious evening group dinner
  • Post dinner sommelier visit
    • Enjoy an evening tasting and learning about some of the regions most delicious wines
    • Get the scoop on the local wineries in preparation of the next day’s vineyard visits

Day 4

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Enjoy a free day to explore or relax
    • Book a day trip exploring local castles, Lascaux or local nature
    • Rent a bike and cruise through the countryside
    • Relax by the pool and chill
  • Afternoon lunch at the chateau
  • Early evening yoga class
  • Poolside group dinner

Day 5

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Head out to a local organic vineyard to be a winemaker-for-a-day!
    • Hands-on exploration of the vineyard and winery
    • Enjoy a farm fresh lunch with a wine/food pairing talk from the vintners
    • Test your blending skills as you create your own bottle of wine to enjoy, bottle and take home
  • Late afternoon yoga class on the outdoor deck
  • Sunset group dinner

Day 6

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Day trip to picture perfect Aquitaine region
  • Head to La Roque Gageac for a scenic Dordogne river trip
    • Board an authentic Gabarre river trip
    • Marvel at the centuries old buildings (1100s!) built up against and into the sheer cliff face
    • Catch a fish-eyes view of the castles dotting the Dordogne
  • Explore the castle town of Beynac
    • Marvel at the castle on the sheer limestone cliffs
    • Stroll through the 12th century village
  • Picnic lunch
  • Late afternoon yoga class
  • Gourmet group dinner

Day 7

  • Early morning coffee, tea and fruit available
  • Morning yoga class
  • Fresh poolside breakfast
  • Enjoy a last full day at your leisure
    • Head back to a favorite spot
    • Stroll through the beautiful countryside
    • Take off on one last adventure
  • Early evening yoga class and closing circle
  • Final group dinner

Day 8

  • Morning breakfast, hugs and goodbyes
  • Transfer to the Bergerac airport or train station with new friends and awesome memories!
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