The 5 Tibetans Yoga Workshop Autumn Retreat
is right around the corner!
Week-end Retreat – 2nd to 4th October, 2015
Full Retreat – 2nd to 6th October, 2015
La Danchere, France
You made it through the busy summer months.
Now it’s time to take a breather, get your bearings, and gear up for the end of the year.
In this 5 day/4 night retreat adventure you will:
- Explore the 5 Tibetans practice and its relevance to your life
- Dive deeply into the inspirational messages of earth’s natural “elements”
- Contemplate the mantras that will change the way you look at your life and relationships
Along the way you will enjoy playful activities, invigorating discussions, and rejuvenating rest.
By the time you wave good-bye to your new friends you will have identified your deepest desires, faced down your “yes but” dilemmas, and created greater clarity about your way forward.
Meet Your Hosts!
Your guides and fellow travelers for the event will be Susan Westbrook and Caroline Purkhardt. Susan and Caroline are veterans of life’s transformational journey. They have led classrooms, treks, and workshops in their decades as teachers, coaches, and masters of Reiki and Tai Chi (Caroline). They are ready to welcome you into this much-needed time of rest, reflection, and rejuvenation.
Susan’s book, The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop: Tone Your Body and Transform Your Life, is the starting point for our work at the retreat.
What Can You Expect?
You will be meeting and staying in the picturesque setting of a mountain lodge in France.
You will start each day on the deck to engage in a practice of the 5 Tibetans. (No…you do not have to be a 5 Tibetans expert to participate.)
You will eat delicious, healthy meals and snacks.
You will have a block of time each afternoon to walk, read, cycle, write, play, sleep,
or whatever you need to do to reflect and recharge.
You will engage in fun, interactive group sessions and Tai Chi lessons
that will inspire you and lock in the learning of your daily practice.
You will learn new sitting and moving meditation techniques
that will support your daily practice and enhance your well-being.
You will have access to individualized coaching sessions before and during the retreat
as well as monthly group calls after the retreat to support your practice of the 5 Tibetans.
AND…did we say…you will do all this in the stunning beauty and refreshing tranquility of the French Alps
…and have fun
…and get some rest
How do you sign up?
and we will contact you right away.
All the Details
When? 3:00 pm Friday, October 2nd until Sunday 6.00pm, October 4th – Week-end Retreat
3:00 pm Friday, October 2nd until Tuesday after dinner, October 6th – Full Retreat
Where? Lauvitel Lodge, La Danchere, Venosc, France
How Many? In order to provide the services and experiences we want you to have, the retreat is limited to 12 residential participants. You will be part of a small, intimate group.
How long? 2 nights, 3 days (Friday afternoon through to Sunday evening) or 4/5 nights and 5 days (Friday afternoon through to Tuesday evening).
Price includes food, lodging, retreat facilitation, and coaching.
Full Retreat €597
Week-end Retreat €300
What do you get? Double room accommodations, all meals and snacks, retreat materials and facilitation, coaching sessions before and during the retreat, and group calls after the retreat.
Need financing? You can pay for the retreat costs in installments with all costs payable before arrival. We also set aside scholarships. If you need assistance, please contact us and we will help you create a way to attend the retreat.
Want more privacy? Single rooms are available. Check with Caroline for pricing and availability.
How do you get there? If you do not live in the area, you will fly into Lyon, Geneva, or Grenoble. You can also fly into Paris and take the train down to Grenoble.
The easiest way to reach the Lodge once you are in the vicinity is to rent a car. We will help organize those of you who want to share rental costs.
If you are coming from the UK or US, flying into Lyon may be the best option as British Airlines and Easy Jet make regular flights from the London into Lyon.
If you travel into Grenoble, you can take the bus from the train station to Bourg d’Oisans (about 15 minutes from the Lodge) and we will be happy to pick you up there at no cost.
If there is sufficient interest, we will arrange for a pick-up at the Lyon airport on Wednesday, September 30 at noon and a drop-off at Lyon airport on Sunday, October 4 by 4 pm. The cost of that service will be €100 per person.
Creative Pre-Arrival and Late Departure Options
Sometimes it is nice to extend your stay a bit so you can take time getting into the retreat and/or have time to reflect after the retreat. Caroline has offered us a special rate at the Lauvitel Lodge
Here’s a brief overview. Check with Caroline for more details.
“Stay and Pay” option: €65 /night (includes breakfast and dinner; lunch on your own) for Monday and Tuesday nights
“Stay and HAUL” option: Want to get your hands dirty and help out at the Lodge? The HAUL-Help At Unique Lodge- option allows you to trade 4 hours of work each day for FREE food and lodging. You will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner and double accommodation.
We hope you will join us for this incredible opportunity for TIME OUT!, RETREAT!, and inner work.
Click here to access the contact form to let us know if you would like more information. We will check back in with you to help answer any questions you have.