Spring 2020 European Retreats
Umbria, Italy ~ Alps, Switzerland ~ Provence, France
Come join a friendly, like-spirited crew of adventurers! Practice daily yoga and meditation while exploring late spring in the beautiful, blooming heart of Europe.
The retreats max out with eight people so if you are curious please let us know soon. We have had solo travelers, siblings, couples, parents and children, and friends of all (adult) ages. Everyone is welcome!
Each trip includes elegant, private lodging, two vegetarian meals a day, transportation once you arrive and guided excursions. The price is $2,950 per person. The price may vary slightly based upon the exchange rate with the Euro or Swiss Franc.
Choose your springtime 2020 adventure:
San Gemini, Italy
~ UMBRIA ~
The Palazzo Santi Terzi in the ancient village of San Gemini in Umbria will be your elegant, comfortable home away-from-home. Explore and grow in the sun:
✦ Visit medieval villages and the cathedrals of Assisi and Orvieto
✦ Explore the ancient, awe-inspiring Roman ruins of Carsulae
✦ Enjoy wine and cuisine, and tour the beautiful Brunozzi Vineyard
✦ Hike to peaceful, hidden monasteries and St. Francis’ sanctuaries
✦ Swim and relax at the Palazzo Santi Terzi, your beautiful palace lodging
May 30 - June 6, 2020
~ ALPS ~
The pristine beauty of life on the side of an Alpine Meadow with a panoramic view of the Alps will be yours in the quiet village of Nax. Experience a new kind of clarity:
✦ Hike through endless fields of wildflowers right out your door
✦ Visit ancient energy centers and villages deep in the Alps
✦ Explore the alpine town of Evolene and hike to the Ferpecle Glacier
✦ Spend time in nearby Martigny and enjoy world-class art, Roman ruins
✦ Enjoy views from your balcony as well as a wood-fired hot tub and sauna at the charming Maya Boutique Hotel
June 10 - 17, 2020
Moustiers Ste Marie, France
~ PROVENCE ~
Mountainside Moustiers Sainte Marie overlooking the picturesque Provençal countryside is rated one of the most beautiful towns in all of France. See and feel for yourself:
✦ Savor the fragrant embrace of endless lavender fields in bloom
✦ Paddle & swim in the waters of the dramatic Gorge de Verdon
✦ Experience the peaceful energy of the Segries monastery
✦ Share the beauty of hillside Moustiers Sainte Marie, rated one of the most beautiful villages in France
✦ Enjoy Provençale comfort, light, and vistas at two inns, La Bonne Étoile and The Guard’s House
June 20 - 27, 2020
*Your hosts Kim Nashed and John Parsons
John, in addition to being a collaborative businessman, is a lifetime meditator who is a Certified Teacher at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (founded at Google).
They are both savvy travelers, ready for adventure!
Price is $2,950 person which may vary based upon exchange rate with Euro or Swiss franc. To confirm your attendance please deposit $500 by March 15, 2020.
What People Are Saying
If you are thinking about making the trip to Moustiers with Kim and John, all I can say is GO! The scenery is spectacular, the food divine, the yoga and meditation transcendent. But the best part was making new friends. All in all, it was an experience to savor. — Lisa H.
I can't say enough about the yoga retreat in Moustiers Ste. Marie — it was amazing! It was such a treat to have yoga and meditation every morning on a terrace overlooking olive groves and provincial southern France! Then, in the heat of the day to go to an underground crypt for an afternoon session was perfect!
John and Kim are fantastic hosts and had wonderful local field trips planned in the afternoon, should you chose to participate. There were lavender fields, vineyards and farmers markets to explore, as well as, a gorgeous nearby lake to swim and paddleboard. We were able to go to a gorge that offered kayaking, canoeing, paddle boats and swimming! There is lots of hiking right out your back door!
The town is wonderfully intimate and friendly, with delicious foods and an open market. Our French hosts, Pascal and Claire were, truly, no less than enchanting and made the stay that much more enjoyable. Transportation provided by Kim and John allowed everyone to arrive at their doorstep!
This is a wonderful retreat offering the ability to see a beautiful village destination in the south of France. — Stephanie K.
Great location for the town and the yoga— Mornings overlooking an olive orchard outdoor on a terrace; later in the day in an underground room, comfortable, cool, and quiet. Afternoon activities were unique to Provence, active, and very enjoyable. The meals were delicious. It was easy to arrange a few days in Paris before and take a high speed train to Provence. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip! — Marilyn R.
Read about our first retreat in Provence as featured in the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel! Download PDF here.