Bienvenue on the southwestern French countryside.
Your vibes meet our vibes and they live happily ever after.
We invite you to ditch the routines and join us next summer, when we’ll take our yoga to the beautiful and sunny French countryside. You’ll have a chance to immerse yourself in your well-being while enjoying the best treats of southwestern France: Charm of a centuries old farm-hamlet, long dinners “al fresco” and the famous French “joie de vivre”, farmers’ markets in medieval villages, local vineyards and wine tastings, splendid nature and tranquil ambiance, inspiring classes and intimate environment, champagne brunch in the sunshine, sunflower fields and more…
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Breathe the fresh air. Free the spirit. Revive your body.
THE CLASSES & OTHER ACTIVITIES
On top of our daily Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga classes in the mornings and late afternoons, we’ll take time to meditate and stretch. As much as possible will be instructed outdoors, in various spots in the nature or by the pool. Should the weather get too hot, we’ll take our class to the yoga platform in the stunningly renovated barn with green views over the valley. Since the groups in our retreats are always small (max 8-10 people), you will fit in no matter what your level is – special attention to individual needs is guaranteed.
After a class, you may dip into the natural swimming pool (no chlorite nor other chemicals!) or relax in the sauna. Or maybe just steal a moment for yourself and your book, curl up in a hammock tucked away under the trees. If you wish to still get more active physically, the surroundings are perfect for jogging, hiking, cycling, swimming, or even horse-riding can be arranged. In your spare time you can also engage in a game of badminton or ping-pong, and we need to add, that “the Hamlet Hike” around the property with Nicolas has been very popular – just don’t wear your high heels!
Our program is based on a “go with the flow” mentality, this is your vacation, after all! You may participate in our little visits in the region – but it’s completely fine if you wish to stay “home” in the Hamlet. We’ll visit a charming medieval village on an evening dinner market, we’ll go treasure hunting to a local “brocante” and since in France, we’ll definitely do some wine-tasting at our friends’ vineyard. Departure day morning, if your travel plans allow, we’ll pick up the freshest from the nearby farmers’ market and enjoy a champagne brunch before the “au revoirs”. That is, “until we meet again” – because we think you might want to return..
Ps. Have a look at the lovely reviews of our previous retreat guests!
The instructor that will inspire you to get up, out and going!
My style of teaching is deeply rooted in anatomically sound alignment to ensure a safe, long term practice for students. My two big loves in yoga are dynamic vinyasa and yin yoga. They make such a perfect union of power and surrender, the same dynamics we strive to learn to live a happy and fulfilling life. I love the power and fluidity of the practices, the flow you get into through breath and movement.
I feel a big part of my teaching to be encouraging my students to find their edge, be it deeper into the physical of the practice or in learning to let go, to be more gentle and accepting of one self and loosen the grip of doing and making more space for being and feeling into the practice. Due to my musicality I like to integrate music to my classes to kind of tune the class to a certain mode. I often get thanks for my inspiring, energetic and encouraging way of teaching.
I’ve already instructed in the Hamlet among other locations, and I need to say that the environment is rather unique. Unlike often, I can really feel the soul present in this place. The peace and calm, the stunningly starry sky, the delicious food and hospitality, and the joyful yet relaxed atmosphere make it very special. When you leave, it feels like leaving a friend – which is why I am already looking so much forward to returning next summer!
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Sweet dreams guaranteed...
YOUR HOME FOR THE STAY
You will stay in the Guest House of The Happy Hamlet, which centuries ago was home for several families and now has been turned into a place for feeling good. The charming rooms (double, twin or triple) have each an ensuite bathroom with a window. The house has been renovated by preserving as much of the old as possible, yet keeping the comfort in mind. Many recycled treasures have been given new life allowing them to tell you their stories from the past.
The huge barn will be your lounge, salon and kitchen whenever you wish, and the vast property offers woods and prairies, fields and valleys for you to explore. You are welcome to enjoy the organic produce from the garden whenever you feel like having a healthy snack. With the sessions and discussions, other activities and visits you will surely have plenty to do, to explore and to experience – but you will certainly have your free time, too. Nothing beats the hammock under the trees for good relaxation!
At night, once in bed, you’ll be guaranteed a good night’s sleep because the only background noise will be the owl informing that everything is.. just fine.
See gallery in the bottom of the page or visit directly here for more photos of The Happy Hamlet property, the Guest House & rooms, the barn, the outdoors and more. Lovely feedback and reviews from our previous guests can be found on our testimonials page, on our Facebook (click “most recent”), and also on Google Business and TripAdvisor (search The Happy Hamlet).
In France they say "Bon Appétit". And they mean it, literally.
HEALTHY FOOD FROM THE GARDEN
Meals are prepared by a professional chef with own organic produce combined with the offering from the local farmers. The region’s wine selection is impressive, and you will be able to taste and find your favorites both during the meals as well as the visits to the vineyards. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and all drinks are included. You’re really meant to feel “at home”, which means that you’re welcome to enjoy anything from the garden or kitchen whenever you feel like a healthy snack – or have a glass of wine by the pool if that’s what would make you happy right there and right then.
You can join the “Hamleters” and visit one of the daily markets to hand-pick all the fresh goodies for a pique-nique. One evening will be dedicated for a long dinner at the evening dinner market, where we will be able to taste local specialties under the stars with the fellow-villagers. Bon appétit indeed!
And when we say local, we mean local – check out the “foodie map“ of the surrounding producers.
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RESERVATIONS & MORE INFORMATION
All-inclusive retreat cost:
5 nights: July 1-6, 2019 OR 8-13, 2019
Fast&Happy price*: 1300 EUR (VAT included) – Learn about the Fast&Happy pricing – 2 FAST&HAPPY SPOTS LEFT FOR THE SECOND WEEK!
Regular price: 1500 EUR (VAT included)
12 nights: July 1-13, 2019
Fast&Happy price*: 2400 EUR (VAT included) – Learn about the Fast&Happy pricing – SOLD OUT
Regular price: 2700 EUR (VAT included)
Included in the price:
– Daily Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga classes
– Accommodation (5 OR 12 nights) in The Happy Hamlet guest house (twin or double room, ensuite bathroom)
– All meals, snacks, drinks (in the Hamlet and outdoors)
– Property with vast outdoors, pool, sauna, various sports/games equipment
– Visits in the region (wine-tasting, farmers’ market, brocante) and all logistics accordingly
– One bundled airport transfer from and to Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
– Good mood, happy company, recharged body&mind&soul!
Reservations and inquiries:
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Please note that airfares are not included in the price. Closest airport: Toulouse-Blagnac.
Local organizer: SARL HAPPY HAMLET, Lieu dit Gary, 82190 Fauroux, Ranska. Please see The Happy Hamlet conditions for more details.