Red Hot Yoga French Retreat, June 2019

Red Hot Yoga French Retreat – Saturday 29th June 2019 – Saturday 6th July 2019

Join us for the 2019 Red Hot Yoga French Retreat at the stunning luxury yoga venue, Bastide Avellanne in Provence. Due to this retreat offering you the chance to be totally immersed in a variety of Yoga styles, you can enjoy trying out Hatha, Yin & Vinyasa as well as Mindful Yoga. Retreats offer a number of benefits of resting from your normal routine and being outdoors in nature.

Deepening your yoga practice will help to give a fresh view and awareness of yourself and your life. You can choose to take the week as a retreat with more silence and reflection during the free time, or you may prefer to just relax, be on holiday and explore the French sites!

The focus of this Retreat will be Strength & Stability, coupled with a daily Yin class to improve flexibility, with awareness on precision and connection with your breath, the very root of a solid Yoga practise.

Yoga Teacher: Denise Marlow

Bastide Avellanne

A stay at the Bastide Avellanne is always charming, no matter the season. In summer the thick stone walls and air conditioning protect from the heat, and time is mostly spent outdoors where you can choose between the pergola and the hammock, enjoying the breeze under our centuries old oaks. Choose from activities such as a swim in the pool or a game of tennis, relax with a glass of pastis while playing petanque or take a walk through the vineyards and Mediterranean maquis trees.
Bastide Avellanne is a charming fortified Provencal House dating back to the 17th century. Surrounded by vineyards, the bastide is set in a private park of 3 hectares, where the olive trees and centuries old oaks blend with the lavender and rosemary, creating a small paradise in which you will find a heated swimming pool, giant chess, tennis and petanque courts. French Retreat Outdoor Dining
Guests can book massages, aesthetic treatments, tennis lessons, and daily VTT (Mountain) bike rentals by reservation.

The Bastide is ideally located for local activities including wine tasting, golf, market visits, riding and cycling.  Local attractions include the Gorge De Verdon, Le Castellet &, of course, St. Tropez!

Yoga Classes

The French Retreat includes two Yoga classes per day – one in the morning and one early evening, before dinner.  The classes will be tailored to the specific needs of the group, with a primary focus on Strength & Stability, ensuring you return from your retreat not just relaxed and rejuvenated, but also having improved your yoga and learnt new skills you can apply directly to your own practise back home.
French Retreat Yoga Space

Each class will be different, drawing on Denise’s many years of teaching a variety of Yoga styles, to explore in depth your own goals and challenges with your yoga practise.

The venue offers several spaces for us to take our practise, including outdoor terraces where one can fully savour the serenity of a Provence sunset; and a beautiful, fully equipped indoor yoga room with all the mats and yoga props you could possibly need.


Every bedroom has its own stone chimney, provencal furniture and fabrics. Attention to detail, from the bedding to our grand soft towels, is a signature of Bastide Avellanne. All the rooms overlook the magnificent Provençal landscapes, and each is fitted with air-conditioning, assuring coolness and comfort.

All rooms are available with either a double or twin beds.

French Retreat Bedroom 1 French Retreat Bedroom 2 French Retreat Bedroom 3

Food and Beverages

The colourful and tasty menu celebrates Provençal, international and Mediterranean flavors. The dishes are made with fresh, local and organic produce.
Whilst enjoying dinner in the sunset, savour a great selection of French wines (both local and bio) and the best selections from other famous valleys.
Breakfast consists of fresh fruit and juices, homemade granola with farm-fresh yogurt, croissants and baguettes. These are prepared fresh for you each morning.

The French Retreat includes 3 delicious meals a day.

French Retreat Breakfast Pastries French Retreat Cheese platter French Retreat Breakfast Preserves

Massage Facilities

Massages and holistic treatments are available in-house during your retreat with a team of experienced therapists. Restorative treatments can be arranged that help you recuperate and relax, lengthen muscle fibres and improve your yoga practice. Treatments can be booked upon your arrival or in advance.


We recommend the following flights with British Airways:

London Heathrow – Nice: 11:30am – 2:35pm – 29th June 2019

Nice – London Heathrow: 11:40am – 12:55pm – 6th July 2019

At the time of writing these are the cheapest available flights out of London.

We will be organising transfers to the Bastide and back to the airport for all attendees booked onto the above flights.  Other transfer options are available if you take a different flight.

You will be asked to confirm your flight details nearer the time of the Retreat and whether you would like to be included in the arranged airport transfers or would prefer to make your own way to the Villa.

Please note that flights and transfers are not included in the French Retreat fee below!


En-suite twin/double room, per person: £1,750

Shared Bathroom (shared between two rooms) twin/double room, per person: £1,650

To secure your booking, a non-refundable fee of £600 per person is payable to Red Hot Yoga Ltd (click the link below to get started!). The balance is due three months before the start date of the Retreat.

You will be paired with a suitable room companion if you book a single space.  There is limited single room availability, subject to a £750 single supplement fee.  If you are interested in booking a room to yourself, please contact Clarissa directly to check availability.


To book your space on the French Retreat, please click here.