We are mow mid July and the below retreat has happened ! Such an enriching experience. Here are some photos that give a little taster of the atmosphere. Email me if you’re interested in the next retreat!
RETREAT IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE (Friday June 30th -Sunday July 2nd with optional Monday)
MEDITATION, ENERGY AWARENESS, LIGHT TREKKING AND FUN – AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
Join me on this 3-4 day retreat, for fun, meditation in amazing nature, light trekking and an introduction to energy awareness.
This trip is for you, the seasoned traveller who can have fun with whatever arrives in the present moment – who likes authenticity, who would like to develop a deeper connection to nature’s energy and to yourself. We’ll be meditating in the great outdoors, and I’ll be guiding you in the basics of energy awareness. (Religion free, guru free and rulebook free). This is not a luxury, high maintenance, hyper-organised trip – we’ll be co-creating it. Priorities – time to travel inwards, time to really connect with yourself and nature, good food, great conversation, fun.
Our base will be the beautiful, tiny, and super authentic town of St Martin Vesubie. I’ve been travelling to St Martin annually for many years and can vouch for the authenticity, and quality of the region, food and wine. St Martin is nestled in the valley of the national park – The Mercantour National Park, which is located in the Southern Alpes /Alpes Maritime and surrounded by great trekking trails, mountain, rivers and valleys.
Menton for those of you who can stay on for Monday, is another beloved magical spot, bringing together the beauty of the mediterranean sea, sky with fun shopping and good local bars. It is a great place to meditate in the morning and spend the rest of the day relaxing, celebrating and unwinding.
Since I’m putting this together spontaneously – I will not be able to micro-manage the exacts but my estimate should hold pretty well. This will be part of the experience, the trip, the fun – and I’m sure we will have fun :-). Maximum 10-12 participants.
River Wisdom Wolf Park – Alpha – Park Mercantour in France from my meditation time there.
Friday June 30th:
Friday is arrival day, I will be at St Martins awaiting your arrival from the early morning. We’ll have lunch/ dinner and drinks together, and an evening intro fun get together. If the weather holds – we can have a pre-bed meditation under the stars, with the surrounding mountains.
Saturday July 1st:
Light trekking – with mediations, and talks about energy, time for questions / answers, time for relaxing in nature, quiet time, picnic lunch in the great outdoors, afternoon tea on arrival at the nature lodge, time to enjoy, meditate, feel the gorgeous, deep silent nature up there.
The trek is not a very challenging trek, but light fitness is required.
Evening in St Martin, relaxation time, dinner together (or alone if you need some space.), conversation, fun-time.
You will receive some MP3 meditations created specially for this nature and region that you will be invited to use on the trip.
Sunday July 2nd:
Breakfast in your own time, time to look around St Martin – and we’ll decide together whether to walk/meditate/relax at La Madone de Fenêtre or by the rivers and the wolf park Alpha. Those who fly on Sunday travel to Nice airport, those who chose the extra coast day travel to Menton, dinner in Menton.
Monday, July 3rd:
Is optional for those of you who would like sunrise meditation at the beach of Menton – a truly peaceful beautiful start to the day. Breakfast by the beach, and teaching – energy awareness. Rest of the day is for fun, shopping or beach. Accommodation Menton – you can either book for yourself or share one of the rooms I reserved (Menton is booking up fast so don’t hover for too long). You must let me know before June 18th if you’d like one of the rooms I have reserved.
Friday evening meditation, Saturday meditation & teaching, Sunday meditation & teaching and Bonus Monday sunrise meditation at the coast.
I have reserved the following rooms:
St Martin Vesubie:
Single rooms – €74 including breakfast. La Chataignerai
Shared double- €37 per person twin beds including breakfast La Chataignerai
Menton (Sunday to Monday):
I have reserved the following rooms
Shared double €84 per person (10 minutes to the beach, centre of town) www.gha-menton.com
Shared double €68 (beach front) www.hotel-royal-westminster.com/en
Feel free to book your own accomodation – these rooms are booked by me and held for participants up to June 18th since accommodation in the region tends to be popular
Breakfast is included in all rooms except the Relais St Louis (shared triples) – but it is available on site or at La Chataignerai at an extra cost.
Meals are not included in our price – we’ll have picnic lunches (shared expenses) – and dinner in local restaurants, good authentic French food with Italian influence, menus around 20-24€ plus beverages. Lunch estimation €10. Breakfast (Relais St Louis) estimate €8
UPCOMING ONLINE INFO MEETING
Friday June 2nd, 2:30 pm Rio / 7:30 pm Copenhagen / 10:30 AM PST.
Please confirm your attendance prior by emailing email@example.com and I will send you the link.
IF YOU NEED INFO BEFORE THAT:
Catch me on facebook messenger or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO GET TO ST MARTIN VESUBIE:
From European locations – Nice Main Train Station or Nice Airport is your best bet. If flights are expensive – you could try Genoa or Marseilles and take a train to Nice. (let us help you)
Airport: You can either rent a car (90 minutes drive) or take a bus, the schedule for lignes d’azur bus service is below. We can arrange for you to meet others & cars share (good option).
BUS TO AND FROM ST MARTIN
Bus line 730 from Nice Airport / Nice Gare (train station) to St Martin Vesubie www.lignesdazur.com *timetable below
Price one way: 15€
BUS OR CAR?
The bus service is very reliable – and very reasonable priced. Whether to rent a car or not depends when you land – maybe we can arrange a pick up, or for you to share the costs and driving with other participants – lets talk about it at our info meeting. In terms of what is cheapest – if you don’t rent a car you’ll need to taxi share once you get to St Martin’s to get to the trails, so if sharing a rental car is an option it will be most practical and easy if flight arrival and departure times match. Again – this can only be sorted out once I know who is coming. The drive from Nice airport to St Martin will take roughly 90 minutes, is quite “curvy” mountain driving, and very beautiful. At the moment there are rental cars available from the Nice airport for around €100 from Friday to Sunday afternoon – this shared between 3 would be a very good / cheaper option if your timing swings well with the others. Again – deciding soon is important.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Please email me at sabrina@youaremindbodyspirit. Once your place is confirmed with me, we will book your preferred accommodation. A deposit of €100 is required to reserve your place.
Any accommodation that you will be booking must be reserved and paid for by June 15th. Invoices will be issued.
Those of you who know me already know how passionate I am about nature, energy, spirituality and meditation. I’ve worked professionally in the field for almost 10 years, and been a student officially and unofficially for pretty much my whole life (43 years). Officially, I’m a certified energy awareness teacher, healer, professional energy reader & intuitive life coach, artist and mother. My absolute favourite place to be is outdoors and connected to mother nature, to do everything but especially to meditate. I’d love to share this with you, as it has healed me, and my life deeply. I know that if you’re ready and if you allow it – the energy above us, below us and around us – has the power to move you deeply, connect you with your heart, quieten the mind’s worries, and heal the soul and body. That’s my passion – facilitating that presence and connection that all of us are able to experience.
These are to give you a ball park figure of what the trip will cost you.
Bus Return (if the schedule works for you)
€100 approximately for 3 days – 4 seater small car. Car sharing between schedules that match can be coordinated.
Taxis to the trails – to be announced once I know how many are coming (I will have a car that will seat 3 others)
Dinner – €18-25 Menu plus drinks
Lunch €8-15 picnic – packed as you wish/we decide
Afternoon cake/coffee in the lodge – €10 (guestimate)
Dinner – €18-25 Menu plus drinks
Lunch €8-15 picnic – packed as you wish/we decide
Dinner arranged by yourself or for those coming to Menton
Dinner – €20-35 Menu plus drinks
Lunch €10-15 plus drinks
WHAT TO BRING
Good shoes – hiking preferably
All weather clothes, the mountain weather can shift suddenly – raincoat, fleece, comfortable clothes for walking.
Something to lie on in nature
Your smart phone + headset
extra battery if you have battery issues.