gift yourself with a week in beautiful france

May 5 - 12, 2018

Reclaim your radiance! Join us for a week in beautiful France on this mother-daughter-led retreat, celebrate sisterhood, quiet your mind, move your body, create stillness for re-centering and replenishing, and immerse yourself in the tranquil countryside. This all-women's yoga retreat, open to all female-identified folk, will take place at the incredible Chateau de Bardouly.

About the Retreat

With an intimate group of women, facilitated by a heart softening mother-daughter-duo, we will dive into yoga and other inspiring practices to nourish our bodies, connect with our sisters, and unpack myths that prevent us from knowing our true radiance. We will dedicate each day to healing and exploring through the energy centres from crown to root chakra. All bodies and levels of yoga welcome, our group celebrates and honours all ways of being women. All offerings are optional. A glimpse into our retreat::

  • Daily yoga classes suitable for all levels; styles include Vinyasa Flow, Reiki Restorative, Yin, and more
  • Horseback riding: healing with horses
  • Body image and self-esteem workshops
  • Forest bathing and meditative walks
  • Healing the mother wound workshop
  • Historic castle tour: women's empowerment in France
  • Float movement immersed in salt-water pool
  • Canoeing on the Dordogne River
  • Goddess Tarot card readings
  • Chanting and song circles
  • Crystal healing workshop
  • All-level hiking excursions
  • Sisterhood healing circle
  • Ecstatic dance
  • Day trip to the local market
  • Meditation and breath work

Nutrition

All meals and snacks will be provided by a professional French chef who will be preparing bio-dynamic farming to table food daily. We are happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and all specialty dietary requirements. In order to respect all of our sisters, this will be a dry retreat. For anyone interested, there will be several optional off-property wine tastings, because of course, this is France. 

Your own photographer

Our retreat will be accompanied by a talented photographer to capture the whole experience. At the end of your trip, everyone will receive a variety of digital photographs and videos!  That means you can leave your electronics in your room, if you so choose, fully live in the moment, immerse yourself in this experience, and still have these memories-made-tangible to take home with you. 

About the facilities

Chateau de Bardouly was built in the reign of Henry IV and is situated halfway up a limestone hill above the Dropt River. This Periogordian Chateau brims with the charm and nobility of its 400 year existence. The house maintains its original features including a panelled dining room that was installed by the same artisan that completed the state room of Versailles. The house brims with antiques but maintains the atmosphere of a comfortable family home. The property includes a heated salt-water swimming pool, a lake surrounded by ancient oaks, indoor and outdoor dining areas, internet and wi-fi, two large yoga studios with every prop you could desire, and surrounding hiking trails and close to 100 acres of exquisite wooded hills and fields. 

Accommodations 

There are ten en-suite double occupancy bedrooms. Each room has a unique interior design comprising a mix of modern amenities, antiques, and elegant fabrics. Each room has its own private bathroom and is equipped with armoires, writing desk, comfy chairs, linens, towels, phone docking stations, and more.  

Facilitators

Marlee Liss successfully completed her 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Ahimsa Toronto after working on Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia, which celebrates the Divine Feminine and teaches goddess archetypes. Trained in various styles of yoga, she teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Yin, Feminine Movement, Yin Yang and Slow Flow classes, incorporating her energy healing experience and Reiki certification. With a background in dance, many of her sequences incorporate flowing lyrical movements in order to take yogi's out of their minds and deeper into their bodies. Marlee's life work is dedicated to celebrating sisterhood and women's empowerment, she creates transformative and safe spaces by pulling from several areas of her life; including, her work with NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Info Centre) emphasizing body-image and self-esteem, her education in Social Work, and her Re-Humanize movement, which she founded to challenge objectification and end violence towards women through workshops, literature, fundraisers, and more. 

Barbie Liss has been working with women to inspire empowerment and strength, both physically and emotionally, for over 12 years. Through her work, she teaches women to reclaim their health and step into their truest, most radiant self. Her certifications include Reiki, personal training, lifestyle coaching, BA in Psychology, energy healing, physiology of resistance training, and much more. Barbie is proud to bring mindfulness and self-growth into the fitness industry through her facilitated group programs, which offer guided conversation on common themes in the lives of women, such as overcoming self-limiting beliefs, self-care and nurturance, rewriting your story, affirmations for authentic living, reclaiming your warrior archetype, celebrating sisterhood, and more.

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in France!

 

 

Ready to celebrate sisterhood and YOU? Reserve your spot below...

Bring A Friend Rate: $1950 CAD per individual!

Interested in the retreat, but want more information before booking? Schedule a call with your retreat facilitator below or send us an email. 

France Retreat Package: 4-Intalment payment plan
590.00

$590 per instalment (non-refundable). Reserve your spot with your 1st instalment by March 1st! Price includes yoga, excursions, accommodation at the beautiful Chateau de Bardouly, all transportation during the retreat, photographer, all meals, snacks and beverages provided by a professional French chef, and more!

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We are so excited to celebrate sisterhood and create a space of healing together! Once you have reserved your spot you will receive a welcome package, as well as an opportunity to set up a call with me. Congratulations on investing in You and taking action that represents the remembrance of your worth, and the reclamation of your radiance.

In gratitude and Infinite Heart,

Marlee and Barbie Liss

For information or inquiries contact marleenamaslays@gmail.com