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Why book this wellness weekend?

(Maximum 10 Yoga students + space for 6 partners/friends) 

 

After weeks of living in lock-down mode, look forward to an all-round wellness experience in beautiful surroundings in the heart of a Bordeaux vineyard. You will enjoy a long weekend of revitalising yoga, learning to taste wine, as much physical activity or relaxing that you feel like, along with a wide selection of food & wine so you can eat as healthily or indulgently as you wish. 

 

This is all about finding YOUR balance and whatever YOU feel like is fine by US.

 

Treat your body with two yoga sessions per day 

Awaken your senses with wine-tasting 

Indulge yourself with local wine & delicious food

Fuel your soul with fun & laughter

 

What to look forward to?

Yoga Classes every Morning & Evening - Suitable For Beginners & Intermediate levels 

 

Wine & Food pairing Workshop & Daily Delicious Meals 

 

Château George 7 Vineyard Tour & Introduction to Wine Tasting

Cycling (electric/pedal bikes) to Château de la Rivière for Picnic Lunch

Access to Swimming Pool at the Château La Fontaine

Visit & Tour to St.Emillion village (UNESCO site)

 

Walks through the Local Vines & Countryside

 

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Body Massage Treatments available if pre booked (to be paid onsite)

Château George 7 - Various Wine Workshops available if pre booked (to be paid onsite)

 

Your Hosts

Food, wine & welcoming people have always been an important part of Sally’s life – a natural hostess, friendly, personable with a contagious smile & a great sense of humor. She was previously a partner in a 16th century old Cotswold Inn & restaurant before moving to France & most recently, after studying wine, she moved to Bordeaux to create Château George 7 making it a destination for wine experiences.

 

She loves fitness, seeing it as fundamental to keeping her mind healthy too. So you can find her cooking up recipes to go with her wines, showing visitors around the vineyard, biking through the vines or joining Elkie’s online yoga classes during the recent lockdown.

 

“Come to Château George 7 for sunset yoga overlooking the vines followed by a glass of wine made from those vines. It’s special” 

Elkie is a focused, caring & inspiring teacher with a wonderful sense of fun. After many years practicing various styles of yoga as a hobby, she became certified in India & has brought all these qualities along with her innate serenity to her yoga training & yoga classes. As a mother & business entrepreneur, yoga has always been her go-to, the foundation that keeps her healthy on a physical & mental level, nurturing her everyday well-being. 

 

Her passion for this holistic ancient practice & the well being of her students is felt in every session. She currently runs yoga classes for individuals & small groups of all levels on the Cote D'Azur, where she has lived for the last 20 years. 

''Be kind to yourself & then let your kindness flood the world.'' 

 

When & Where?

      Thursday 10th September to Sunday 13th September 2020

Fronsac - Bordeaux - France

The 'Wellness Weekend' is based in the beautiful Bordeaux Region in the South West of France.

We will be primarily based in the little village of Saillans in Fronsac. Sally's vineyard 'Château George 7' is where the yoga will take place, where we will have breakfast & dinner & generally hang out.

Château de La Fontaine is where you will be sleeping which is just a short walk from Sally's place.

Excursions include a visit the village of St.Emillion & the Château de La Rivière

 

Accommodation

 Château la Fontaine - Saillans - Fronsac - Bordeaux - France

Château La Fontaine is situated on the edge of the village of Saillans just 10 minutes’ walk to Château George 7 through the vines. The main house offers bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms & there are 2 separate gites which have kitchens, dining/living rooms, bedrooms & bathrooms. The accommodation style is simple & contemporary but with everything you could need. There is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool & free WiFi available too. The yoga & dining will take place at Château George 7.

 

Bordeaux is 24.9 miles from the accommodation, while Saint-Émilion is 8.7 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, 30.4 miles from Château La Fontaine.

 

Food & Wine

The meals served at Château George 7 will be home cooked & primarily vegetarian. However we will be eating out at a few restaurants, therefore if you wish to eat meat or fish you are free to choose.

Thursday 

Welcome Drinks & Buffet style Dinner includes Fizz & Wine 

Friday  

 Continental Buffet Breakfast with Tea,Coffee & Juice

Picnic Lunch at Château de la Rivière 

Dinner at local Restaurant in Saillans 3 Courses includes Wine 

Saturday

Continental Buffet Breakfast with Tea,Coffee & Juice

 Lunch in St.Emillion Village (optional)

Dinner at Château George 7, overlooking the vines, 3 Courses includes Wine 

Sunday

Cooked Brunch Breakfast with Tea,Coffee & Juice

 

What about the Yoga? 

You will be practicing Hatha & Vinyasa yoga - all levels & experience are welcome to join. We will have classes every morning & evening, each class being 75 minutes. A daily combination of restorative guided meditation, breath work, sun salutation variations & all the main yoga poses.

A time to reset & reconnect with body & mind, a time to escape & rejuvenate.

 

Weather & What should I bring 

The weather is usually glorious in September max 24C to 13C minimum, however in the evenings you might want to cover up with a light jacket when we take our aperitif drink on the south facing terrace as we watch the sunsets.  Items to bring : Yoga Clothes for 4 days - Walking shoes -  Casual Clothes - Sunglasses

 

Getting There

TRAIN

 

From LONDON to PARIS (2hrs 20 min) Eurostar,

then PARIS to LIBOURNE (2hrs 30mins) (this is the stop just after Bordeaux)

Only 6 Km from Château La Fontaine (accommodation).  

FLIGHTS

 

The nearest airport is Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport - Approx 1hr 40 minute flight from London Airports

30 Km from Château La Fontaine.

 

TAXI TRANSFERS

 

Once you arrive at the Airport or train station, you will be able to get a taxi to Saillans. 

We will let you know if other guests are on the same flight or train as you, so that rides & costs can be shared. We will also be getting a taxi to the village of St.Emillion on our excursion day.

 

(To be paid to drivers onsite - total for all taxi trips from approx €95 p/p based

on 2 sharing - standard taxi pricing)

 

What does it cost - How do I reserve & pay ?

TO RESERVE - DEPOSIT €150 

(Maximum 10 Yoga students + space for 6 partners/friends) 

 

Cancellation with full refund can be made up to 30 days (12th August)

 We will also give a full refund if unable to travel due to Covid 19 - lock-down.

PRIVATE ROOM

€755

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( €605 no-yoga guest )

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This is the approximate maximum cost we have calculated - it might vary slightly depending the final room reservation confirmed. 

SHARED ROOM

€510

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( €360 no-yoga guest )

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This is the approximate minimum cost we have calculated - it might vary slightly depending the final room reservation confirmed. 

4 Day/3 Night - Wellness Weekend 

 

Double Bed 

Ensuite Bathroom

Delicious Homemade Meals

Wine & Soft Drinks included 

Daily Meditation & Yoga

Wine & Food Pairing Workshop

Cycle Trip 

Local Hiking

2 Excursions 

Access to Private Facebook Group

4 Day/3 Night - Wellness Weekend 

 

Single Bed 

Shared Bathroom

Delicious Homemade Meals 

Wine & Soft Drinks included 

Daily Meditation & Yoga

Wine & Food Pairing Workshop

Cycle Trip 

Local Hiking

2 Excursions 

Access to Private Facebook Group

Costs & When to Pay

Daily Meditation & Yoga

Paid on booking reservation ( €150 )

 

Food -Wine -Workshop -Bikes -  Château George 7

 To be paid online by12th August ( €270 )  

 

Accommodation - Château La Fontaine

To be paid onsite on 13th September ( from €90 to €335 p/p )

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''Caring for yourself is not an indulgence,

it is self preservation''

Audre Lorde