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The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop


The 5 Tibetans Yoga Workshop Autumn Retreat

is right around the corner!

5 t on deck in France

Week-end Retreat – 2nd to 4th October, 201

Full Retreat – 2nd to 6th October, 2015

Lauvitel Lodge

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.

Register today!

Meet Your Hosts!

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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.

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Reserve your spot today!


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.)

5 t on deck in France

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.

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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.

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Register today!

AND…did we say…you will do all this in the stunning beauty and refreshing tranquility of the French Alps

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…and have fun


…and get some rest

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How do you sign up?

Click here and fill in the contact form

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


Lauvitel Lodge

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

Sign us up now!

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.


plane train and busHow 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 Indians-Head-at-sunset-150x150

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.

See you at the retreat!

Lauvitel Lodge Autumn Retreat


Upcoming Autumn Retreats:

Rest                              Play                                  Release

Close your eyes and picture a mountain-side Alpine hamlet bathed in autumnal light and color.  Now place yourself in that picture.  Hear the river’s waters sing in the distance.  Sense the clean crisp air on your skin.  Smell the delicious food someone else is cooking for you.   Hear the laughter of new friends playing together and sharing life’s adventures. Experience replenishment and release as you explore the outside world of the mountains and expand the inner worlds of your body, mind and soul.

Sound like a fairy tale?   It is actually very real and you can be there to capture every sound and taste and feeling.

Two Programmes.. One Location.  One Expansive You.

Come and stay and play for both retreats and enjoy these extras: Free accommodations September 28-30, 2014 and a reduction in the cost of the two retreats. (Note: You do not have to attend both retreats.)

Lauvitel Lodge Autumn 2014 Retreat Series:

autumn retreatsSeptember 24-28, 2014

Presencing Mind, Body, and Nature

Presencing Mind, Body and Nature is a five day personal adventure retreat in which you will find stillness in activity and action in stillness.  By integrating mindfulness, embodiment and the five natural elements you will discover the fullness of your presence as a human being. Read More.

autumn retreats

October 1-5, 2014

The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop: Transforming Your life From the Outside In

(There will be new dates announced for this workshop in 2015, Register your interest below.)

The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop Fall Retreat is an incredible opportunity to build community and to reconnect with yourself, your Source, and your life.  Here’s what you can expect.

Location: Lauvitel Lodge, La Danchère, Venosc, France

Included in Your Programme Package(s)

  • 4 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
  • 12 meals, including snacks and coffee/tea bar
  • Programme facilitation and materials
  • Coaching packages (see individual programmes)

Available Extras:

  • Come early, Stay after
  • 65 € for bed, breakfast and dinner
  • Reiki
  • Coaching
  • T’ai Chi
  • Single occupancy bedroom (20 € per night supplement)

Programme Pricing

RetreatSpecial Early Bird (first 4)  Early Bird (before Sep 1)Buddy (bring a friend)Full Price* (Pay this if you can)
Presencing Mind Body and Nature

(Sept 24 – 28, 2014)

Five Tibetan Yoga Workshop

(Oct 1-5, 2014)


(transferable) deposit

(incl. above)

€200 remainder due upon arrival€200 remainder due upon arrival€200 remainder due upon arrival€200 remainder due upon arrival
Combined Retreats

(Meals and accommodations for Sept 28-30 at no charge)

Non-refundable (transferable) deposit for combined retreats€400 remainder due upon arrival€400 remainder due upon arrival€400 remainder due upon arrival€400 remainder due upon arrival

* This is the actual cost of the programmes based on the regular prices charged at the Lodge and by the facilitators. We are making the Autumn Retreat Series as accessible as possible. If you are able to pay the full price, we will appreciate your generosity. This will help us continue to offer affordable retreats for more people.

Register Now:

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Should you have any question right now, email us!

We cannot wait to meet with you and work with you in this glorious setting in this

magical time of year.

Forms of Payment Accepted: MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, euro cheques, bank transfers

UK and Europe: All payments will be made in Euros.

USA: Payments in US dollars are possible.