Philosophy...

Our yoga retreats take place in the heart of the medieval village of Saint Jeannet, only half an hour away from Nice City Center and overlooking the famous French Riviera. Our breath-taking view of the Mediterranian sea spans from the Italian border to Saint Tropez. To the North and East lie the majestic French Alps - you can ski an hour and a half’s drive away from here! - and to the west, their rolling foothills and low-lying mountain ranges trickling into the Mediterranean sea, setting the scene for spectacular and all so varied sunsets year round.

Through daily yoga and meditation practise, as well as outdoor and cultural activities, you will be able to reconnect with your body and soul. Every session is an opportunity to practise Mindfulness: to come back to yourself, to listen deeply to what is, here and now, in order to become more present... and discover, more and more, who you truly are and what you really want in life.

When physical tensions are sensed and welcomed as they are, real relaxation can occur: physical relaxation, but also psychological rest. This opens a space where emotions and unconscious fears can be revealed and released.

To fully benefit from this retreat, you are invited to be open to trying a new approach, a new practice, and to delve deeper into your own being. A better understanding of yourself, and of the world, will follow…

Level required...

This is the reason why there is no pre-requisit to joining our retreats. Whether you have been practicing for many years or just discovering the practice, it doesn’t matter.

Practical aspects...

This yoga holiday runs every week, from April till November.

Please check availability by going to our booking page or contact us to check this for you. Please note that for bookings for one person in a shared twin room, sharing with another guest of the same gender, you will need to contact us directly as this is not yet possible on our online booking engine.

All our retreats are in English. However, our team is bilingual. On a few weeks every year, we offer retreats where all sessions are delivered in both French & English. If you'd like to practice yoga and your French, or if you are more comfortable with French than with English, come these weeks! Please note though that we do not control the language of social conversation between guests. On most weeks that turns out to be English. Upcoming two-language retreat start dates are:

Dates of bilingual retreats: 15 October 2023, 25 August 2024, 13 October 2024

To offer our guests enough time to find the perfect balance between the yoga sessions, activities in nature, moments of sharing and socialising with the teachers and with other guests, and time on their own, we have created a program that lasts a whole week. This is why we encourage you to arrive on Sunday and start the retreat from the beginning, to get the maximum benefit from it and to feel its natural progression…

What we have also realised is that some guests need some time to rest before the retreat starts, or to get prepared to go back home after the retreat finishes. This is why this year we have made it possible for guests to arrive one day early, or leave one day after the end of their retreat, or both. This in effect means it is possible to stay with us on the Saturday night before or after your retreat, or both. Please note that this extra night will be at an additional cost and that there is no retreat programme, nor are there any meals provided during these extra days before or after retreats. You can now reserve these additional nights on the booking page.

However, if your schedule does not fit with this schedule (arriving later or not being able to stay until the end of the retreat), please let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Programme...

2023 & 2024 Seasons

The FrogS'House reserves the right to modify this programme according to weather conditions and unexpected events beyond our control, but also to adapt it according to the energy of each group. We strive to be as flexible as we can to meet your needs.

Sunday


 

15h00

Arrival
and check-in

18h00

Welcome

Presentation of the retreat

 

Welcome finger buffet at the FrogS'House

Monday

8h00

Yoga*
Meditation

9h30

Breakfast
and time for sharing

 

11h00

 

Walking day / Picnic

 

including

 

introduction to Meditation

 

 

18h00

Free time

 

19h00

Dinner

Self-service dinner provided by the FrogS'House

Tuesday

8h00

Yoga*
Meditation

9h30

Breakfast
and time for sharing

 

11h30

Communication workshop

13h30

Light lunch

14h30

Free time
_

 

17h00

French gastronomy workshop with professional French chef leading to

 

Dinner

Wednesday

 

 
 

9h30

Yoga*
Meditation
_

 

11h00

Brunch
and time for sharing

13h00

 

Free time

 

 

 

18h00

Yoga*
Meditation

19h00

Dinner

Self-service dinner provided by the FrogS'House

Thursday

8h00

Yoga*
Meditation

9h30

Breakfast
and time for sharing

 

11h30

Communication workshop

13h30

Light lunch

14h30

Free time
_

 

18h00

Yoga*
Meditation

19h00

Dinner
at guests' own leisure/expense**

Friday

8h00

Yoga*
Meditation

9h30

Breakfast
and time for sharing

 

11h00

Go-with-the-flow
afternoon

See programme below for details
_

 

 

 

 

 

18h00

 

 

Farewell Dinner
served by the FrogS' House

Saturday

8h00

Closing
ceremony

9h30

Brunch
and
Check-out

* Yoga mats provided
** 4 restaurants in the heart of the village + 1 bakery,
1 grocery store, 1 butcher/caterer with vegetarian dishes: FrogS'House kitchen and terrace at guest's disposal.

* Tapis de Yoga fournis
** 4 restaurants in the heart of the village + 1 bakery,
1 grocery store, 1 butcher/caterer with vegetarian dishes: FrogS'House kitchen and terrace at guest's disposal.

Drinking water is available throughout the house: we are happy to provide reusable bottles

On reservation at additional cost

Coaching with Benoit
Psychotherapy with Pilie
Massages
Sound therapy (Tibetan bowls) with Jean.

ARRIVAL DAY: SUNDAY

You are warmly encouraged to arrive on Sunday and start the retreat from the beginning to get the full benefit of it. You are welcome to arrive a day early, on Saturday for a day of rest before your retreat starts (additional costs apply). If your schedule doesn't allow you to arrive until Monday or later, please let us know, and we will see what we can do.

15:00 Arrival at a time of your convenience.
We will be happy to store your luggage until 3pm if you wanted to arrive earlier on the day; If we are not here at the time of your arrival, a note will be waiting for you on the front door with the code to enter the house and instructions to find your room easily. So you can arrive anytime you like.

18:00 - 21:00 Welcome evening to introduce the FrogS'House and the yoga retreat, followed by a welcome dinner served by the FrogS’ House, including organic wine from the village vineyard.

La terrasse
  • MONDAY
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga and meditation.

    09:30 - 11:00 Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace and time for sharing and socialising.

    11:00 - 18:00 Walking day, including an introduction to the practice of meditation.

    Following the philosophy of the Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, let each one of your steps deepen yourself into the present moment…

    "Every breath we take, every step we make can be filled with peace, joy and serenity. We just have to awaken, living in the present moment".

    Spring and autumn: this walking day will take place in the surrounding hills called “Baou”, to reach the top of the hill for a shared homemade picnic lunch (made with local and organic produce) and a fantastic view over the whole French Riviera and the Southern Alps.

    Equipment required: The FrogS'House will provide backpacks with camelback and walking sticks on demand. Each guest will need to bring comfortable shoes (running shoes are a minimum, but quite adequate as well), sunscreen and sunglasses, a hat, and in case of cold weather, a windproof jacket and/or rain mac.

    Description of the walk: 8 kilometres, +350 meters uphill on a rocky path, -350 meters downhill on a rocky path, 4 hours + picnic lunch at the top.

    Summer : taking you into a gorge/canyon, to walk along, and sometimes into a river. Waterfalls and freshwater ponds will be the highlights of the day to jump and swim in, a perfect activity during the warmer summer months.

    Equipment required: same as for the spring and autumn walk + swimming suits and towel. Water shoes would also be useful.

    Description of the walk: : 5 kilometres -100 meters downhill on a rocky path, +100 meters uphill on a rocky path 2 hours + picnic lunch and swim in the river.

    18:00 Free time to rest.

    19:00 Dinner provided by the Frogs’ House, self-service

Rivière
  • TUESDAY
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga and meditation.

    09:30 - 11:00 Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace and time for sharing and socialising

    11:30 - 13:30 Communication workshop based on the “Non Violent Communication” approach: Introduction.

    13:30 - 14:30 Light lunch.

    14:30 - 17:00 Free time to relax, meditate at your own rhythm, reserve a massage or wander around the picturesque streets of the village or in the surrounding hills…

    17:00 - 20:00 French gastronomy workshop with a professional French chef during which dinner is prepared while having drinks and tapas starters, followed by

    20:00 - Dinner, prepared during the workshop including organic wine from the village vineyard.

Préparation du plat
  • WEDNESDAY
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Yoga and meditation.

    11:00 - 13:00 Homemade brunch on the sunny terrace. Time for sharing and socialising.

    13:00 - 18:00 Free time to reserve a massage, relax, meditate at your own rhythm, or wander around the picturesque streets of the village or in the surrounding hills, or even to take a trip to the beach….

    18:00 - 19:00 Yoga and meditation.

    19:00 Dinner provided by the FrogS’ House, self-service.

Session of Yoga
  • THURSDAY
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga and meditation.

    09:30 - 11:00 Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace and time for sharing and socialising

    11:30 - 13:30 Communication workshop based on the “Non Violent Communication” approach: Practice.

    13:30 - 14:30 Light lunch

    14:30 - 18:00 Free time to relax, meditate at your own rhythm, reserve a massage or wander around the picturesque streets of the village or in the surrounding hills…

    18:00 - 19:00 Yoga and meditation.

    19:00 Dinner at your own convenience/expense.

Le baou vu de Saint Paul de Vence
  • FRIDAY
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga and meditation.

    09:30 - 11:00 Homemade breakfast on the sunny terrace and time for sharing and socialising.

    11:00 - 18:00 Go-with-the-flow day: to practice what we preach, being present, we leave the activity of this day open, to decide during the week, as we, and the guests, get to know each other and together we feel what we want to do: activities have included: trip to the beach, visiting the enchanting chapel designed by Henri Matisse, visiting Saint-Paul de Vence with its art galleries, a silent meditative walk in the village followed by a picnic and dip into the ice-cold waters of a local river, wine-tasting at the local village vineyard, etc.

    18:00 - Farewell dinner of the retreat, including organic wine from the village vineyard. Sometimes we play hilarious games, sometimes we dance, sometimes we mingle and chat, but we always have a lot of fun and celebrate the week we have spent together and connections that have been made.

Vue d'Antibes sur la côte
  • DEPARTURE DAY: SATURDAY
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Closing ceremony of the retreat.

    09:30 - 11:00 Homemade brunch on the sunny terrace and check out.

  • A note on food

    Our food is homemade and our ingredients are as far as possible organic and local. We serve essentially plant-based (vegan) meals. On occasion some other options are also offered, for example cheese form the local farm, or regular croissants (made with wheat flour & butter) from the local bakery

    Beyond the meals proposed by the FrogS'House, in case you need a snack, Saint Jeannet has a choice of 4 restaurants and a few local shops: 1 butcher/ caterer/ that also prepares vegetarian dishes, 1 bakery, 1 grocery store and 2 bars / cafés, all at a 3-minute walking distance from the FrogS'House.

    Among the restaurants in the village, we can especially recommend «La Table des Baous», owned by French chef Sébastien Liprandi, for its fantastically creative and fresh take on French gastronomy. Try also “L’Ardoise d’Anna” chez Anaïs. If you want to try the best organic pizza in the Côte d’Azur served in the warmest atmosphere, go and meet Hugues and Sassou at the pizzeria “le Vieux Four”, or go to « Maï o Maï » for delicious take away pizzas by Romain and Rafael. Last but not least, all summer long, Le “Sainte Barbe” also welcomes you for a great diner on its open terrace with panoramic views over the Mediterranian coast.

Jean et ses instruments de relaxation sonore