A Life of Balance at the Château - in France!

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This unique retreat to Bordeaux in France is held at a charming Château in the countryside of Bordeaux near the famous Saint-Émilion village. The Bordeaux region is certainly one of the world’s best known wine regions. In the last decade, the city itself has seen a complete revamp much to the tourist delight and many guides have boasted about this must-visit town. In a privileged environment, twice a day, Martine and Iyan will lead yoga and mediation sessions and Claude will share his personal method of how to reach your dreams; a knowledge that has proven invaluable for the success to participants of past retreats.

While the program is an opportunity to relax and get in touch with the deeper self, it is also an occasion to discover the beautiful region of the Gironde and its vineyards at a time when grapes are being harvested. During the retreat, you will also experience the culinary art of the French and of course some of Bordeaux’s famous wines.

The intention of this retreat is to take time to destress and reconnect the mind to the spirit in a splendid environment. It is to practice yoga on and off the mat and to discover the charming countryside of the region.

Your Retreat Leaders & Yoga Teachers

Martine Bounet
Martine Bounet is a certified yoga teacher. Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, she also lived a long time in London, UK. Here she was able to combine the two big passions in her life, yoga and wine, and to attain great command of both. She greatly enjoys sharing her passions and combines them in her daily life – practicing and teaching yoga and meditation as well as acting in diverse roles in the wine business. Her philosophy in life is that one moment not lived is a moment lost.
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10 Seconds with Martine Bounet

Q: Why Yoga?

A: ...Because yoga is to my mind the absolute platform to probably find answers to all of those questions. Besides, in a world of crazy chaos needless to say that yoga is I believe a perfect way to try and stay sane as well as providing some useful reminders on how to stop, breathe and appreciate the beautiful sides of life. Continue reading

Iyan Yaspriyana
Yoga teacher, retreat leader, owner and co-founder of ONEWORLD retreats Iyan Yaspriyana lives his life with passion. He has no doubts that he will reach his dreams and is using many tools and techniques to make them come true.
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Claude Chouinard
Reaching dreams is not new to Claude Chouinard; over the years he has set many goals and has developed ways to achieve them. "It is not so complicated, it is a matter of knowing what we truly want and believing in the process," said Claude.

One of Claude’s dreams was to create a retreat centre and make a difference in other people’s lives and to remain faithful to the concept of letting everyone follow their own path in a simple and non-dogmatic way. Today ONEWORLD Retreats has grown to be the leader in holistic retreats in Bali. It all started with a dream! Read more

All Inclusive Retreat

  • 8 days/7 nights accommodation at the Château
  • All meals
  • Dinner with paired wines
  • 1 Relaxing massage at the Château
  • Morning yoga and meditation sessions
  • Evening restorative yoga and meditation
  • 2 Follow Your Dreams sessions
  • 1 Wine workshop; getting to understand Bordeaux wines
  • Visit of the new Cité du Vin
  • Silent walk in the Château’s own forest
  • Walk to the village Créon and meet with locals
  • Food preparation and cooking class by local chef
  • Gastronomic Dinner and Wine tasting by certified sommelier
  • Visit of the town of Saint-Émilion
  • Visit of a reputed Château
  • Visit of Arcachon, a charming town right by the coast
  • Lunch at a Oyster Farm in Gujan Mestras (Arcachon Bay)
  • Dune du Pyla excursion
  • French champagne apero
  • Wine and Cheese tasting and pairing
  • Transportation from/to Bordeaux/Château
  • Government tax and services

Retreat Price

Single 42,000,000 ± 3,158 ± 4,242 ± 2,877 ± 2,442
Twin 31,400,000 ± 2,361 ± 3,172 ± 2,151 ± 1,826

Foreign currency prices are estimations only, not fixed and depend on the currency rate fluctuations.

General information

The retreat will begin on Monday, 2 October. Participants will meet at a central point in Bordeaux. Some participants may wish to enjoy the weekend in Bordeaux prior to the retreat, we can organise accommodations.

A Life of Balance - At the Château! lasts seven nights and will end in Bordeaux on Monday the 9th.

The Place

Living in a Château!
Located in La Gironde near the small village of Créon, the charming Château is a perfect place to find peace of mind as it is surrounded by 29 hectares of woodland and has its own lake and an amazing swimming pool. The place was totally renovated less than 5 years ago. Each private bedroom is comfortable, well equipped and thematically decorated. The common areas are spacious and give the sensation of going back in time. One can only imagine what it would have been like to live there as a family!


The yoga that will be taught by Martine is Hatha and combines the precision of Iyengar with the dynamism of Ashtanga. Guests will be introduced to Pranayama, Asanas, relaxation techniques and yogic activities.

The yoga and meditation sessions that will be led by Iyan will take you deeper into the practice through a soft approach to the discipline.

Both Martine and Iyan are qualified yoga and meditation instructors and have years of experience to help you in your practice whether you are a beginner or more advanced.

Through meditation and yoga, people from around the world and all levels of society have reached incredible results in balancing the body, mind and spirit. Yoga and meditation are ways to help become more focus and provide a platform for one's own inner peace and well-being especially when faced with life challenges.


The kitchen of the Château has all the necessary equipment to make any chef totally happy! Most meals are served at the Château and prepared by our own chef. All meals preferences are catered for. Some meals will be taken outside while touring.

Spa treatments

Part of the journey is enjoying the luxury of a skilled therapist’s hands, one massage is inclusive during your retreat.

There are no other treatments available at the Château.

Program Itinerary

Sunday night 1 October – Retreat Orientation

Day 1

09:00 Point of meeting to be announced

Walk around Bordeaux

Lunch and visit of the new Cité du Vin

16:00 Transportation from Bordeaux to the Château

Time for check in

18:00 Restorative yoga
19:30 Wine and Dine

Day 2


07:00 - 08:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:00 The Art of Contemplating – Workshop by Claude

Silent walk around the lake

13:00 Lunch

Free time or massage

17:00 – 18:00 Restorative yoga and meditation
18:30 – 20:00 Wine Workshop with Martine – Introduction to wine tasting
20:00 Dinner

Day 3


07:00 to 08:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
09:30 Departure for Arcachon
11:30 – 13:00 Introduction and Lunch at a Oyster Farm in Gujan Mestras (Arcachon Bay)
13:00 Leave for Arcachon

Followed by visit of la Dune du Pyla

16:00 Leave for Chateau Lagorce
18:30 – 19:15 Yoga Nidra
19:30 Wine and Dine

Day 4

Thursday – Day of silence and contemplation

07:00 to 08:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Follow your Dreams - Workshop with Claude
13:00 Picnic Lunch – in silence

Massage or Dreaming time

17:30 – 19:00 Restorative Yoga
19:30 Silent Candlelight Dinner

Day 5


07:00 – 08:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:00 Day trip

Touring the famous town of St-Emilion


14:00 Leave St-Emilion

Visit of a Château on our way back to Chateau Lagorce

18:00 – 19:00 Yoga nidra
19:30 Wine and Dine

Day 6


07:00 to 08:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:00 Yoga Workshop Understanding the Chakras - with Martine
Free time to further explore Bordeaux centre - We will organise the transport
13:00 lunch

Free time
Or 15:00 16:00 Optional workshop – Understanding Ayurveda

17:00 – 18:30 Restorative Yoga
18:30 Aperitif - by the pool
19:30 Wine and dine inclusive of a cheese pairing experience

Day 7


07:00 – 08:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:00 Depart to Creon – visit of the town and local market experience
13:30 Lunch at the chateau

Free time or massage

16:00 – 17:00 Introduction to the concept of food and wine pairing
18:00 – 19:15 Restorative yoga
19:45 Champagne Aperitif

Followed by - Gastronomic Dinner

And farewell entertaining evening

Day 8


07:00 – 08:30 yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast

Wrap up and departure at 10:30 am

Transportation from the Château to Bordeaux

Retreat Leaders

Martine Bounet View bio
Iyan Yaspriyana View bio
Claude Chouinard View bio

8 days &
7 nights

Single: IDR 42,000K
Twin: IDR 31,400K


2 - 9 October 2017

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