September 22 - 29, 2018
The 2018 Twisters Yoga Retreat returns to Europe where we will be staying in a 17th century chateau located between Bordeaux and Toulouse in the Dordogne Region of South-West France. This central location allows us to explore a land rich in vineyards, fortified ‘bastide’ towns, and an extraordinary range of natural and historical heritage sites. This romantic countryside features the beauty of the Dordogne River; the renowned gastronomy and wines of Bordeaux and Bergerac; a rich cultural life; and numerous leisure and sporting activities.
Please join Elizabeth Moulder, Tricia Fleming and Toby Fleming for an amazing fall getaway guaranteed to stimulate your imagination, restore your spirit and reinvigorate your yoga practice. This retreat is a balanced blend of practice, relaxation and exploration. There is truly something for everyone, so even non-yoga spouses and friends will have an experience of a lifetime. Sign up early as there are only 9 double rooms available. Don't miss out on this fabulous activity filled adventure, it's a classic Twisters Retreat!
2018 Retreat Dates
Arrival: Sat., Sept. 22nd 2018
Check In: After 3:00 PM
Departure: Sat., Sept. 29th 2018
Check Out: Before 10:00 AM
Free Transport These Dates
Bergerac Airport To & From Chateau
Part 1: The Chateau, Yoga & Relaxation
8 days & 7 Nights at a Beautiful 17th Century Chateau, Fully Updated with Modern Amenities
Complimentary Evening Cocktail Hours & Delicious Local Wines Served with Dinner
Full Access to the Chateau's Amenities: Heated Pool, Tennis Court, Game Room & Lawn Games
3 Fabulous Meals a Day Prepared by a Private Chef Specializing in the Local Cuisine
Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes at the Chateau’s Indoor Studio & Outdoor Platform
Endless Hiking & Biking Opportunities in the Rolling Hills Surrounding the Chateau
Part 2: Wine, History & Adventure
Explore the Medieval Fortress Villages Of Beynac, La Roque-Gageac & Domme
Indulge All Your Senses at the World Famous Market in Sarlat-la-Canéda.
Enjoy A Gabares Boat Trip down the Dordogne River.
Tour & Lunch in the Village of Saint Emilion, Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Tour a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Winery & Enjoy A Wine Tasting Overlooking Vineyards
Taste the Finest Wines of Bergerac & Bordeaux with Mich, our Fabulous Sommelier!
Chateau De Bardouly
Bardouly was built in the reign of Henry IV and is situated halfway up a limestone hill above the Dropt River. This Perigordian Chateau brims with the charm and nobility of its 400 years of existence. The house maintains its original features including a paneled dining room that was installed by the same artisan that completed the state rooms at Versailles. Michel de Montaigne’s historic estate is nearby and is the place where he wrote extensively about the area and other topics in his famous ‘Essays’. Many illustrious visitors spent time at Bardouly throughout the 20th century such as Charles de Gaulle and John D Rockefeller.
Amenities and Services
Linens & Towels Provided
Maid Service: Tues. & Thurs.
Fresh Towels: Wednesday
Full Kitchen, Microwave & Freezer 4 Living Rooms, TV / DVD Player
Terrace with BBQ
Selecting Your Room at Bardouly
We have reserved the entire chateau, which has only 9 guest rooms available for the retreat. All rooms accommodate both single and double occupancy and have private bathrooms. Some rooms are larger and more elaborate than others. We have developed a pricing plan which accommodates these variables. Please use the tool below to become familiar with your room options as well as our current availability.
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How To Register & Book Your Room For This Retreat
This retreat is open to everyone. No one is required to participate in any of our scheduled yoga classes or other group events. This open approach makes our retreats great for your non-yogi friends, spouses, and family members, who might want to vacation with you but are concerned about the yoga component.
Solo travelers are welcome as well. We have single prices for all our rooms. For solo travelers looking for roommates, we create a list of single travelers and make introductions as they become available. Once folks have selected a roommate, the reservation process can proceed normally with a room selection from the available inventory.
Rooms are allocated on a first pay - first serve basis. All retreat participants must pay a deposit of $700.00 to secure a room reservation. Available
I'm Ready to Pay My Deposit & Select A Room Later
If you are a member of party of a 2 people ready to commit, but want to pay your deposits separately, this is your solution. You can each pay your $700.00 deposit online with a credit card below. Once your deposit is received we will reach out to you to determine your preferred room choices and the name of your roommate. All occupants of a room must pay their $700.00 deposit before a room can be assigned based on your preference of the available inventory at that time. Email invoices with Final Balance Payment Options will be sent out to all participants once all deposits are secured. All final balances for the retreat must be paid off by July 1st, 2018.
I Want To Come But I Need Help To Find A Roommate First
If you are a solo traveler, but don't want a single room, this is the best option for you. No deposit money is required at this time; just complete our Need A Roommate Survey below. This will place you on a Roommate Wanted list. As other people join introductions will be made based on appropriateness in part determined by your survey answers. If successful finding a compatible roommate, you can then follow either of the two room reservation processes identified above.
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I Need More Information - Please Contact Me
If you have questions regarding the room reservation process or you require additional information about the retreat, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for answers. Just complete the Inquiry Survey below, and we will get back to you within 24 hrs. to provide whatever information you may need.
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Terms & Conditions
A $700.00 non-refundable deposit is required for every retreat participant. This deposit guarantees your room reservation until the Final Balance Payment Date.
Final Balance Payment Deadline – Aug.1st, 2018
All retreat package balances must be paid in full by Aug. 1st, 2018. Retreat participants have the option of paying the balance off in one lump sum within 30 days of the deposit payment or by using our installment plan. This plan divides the balance due into equal monthly installments beginning the month following your deposit payment and ending on Aug.1st, 2018. Beyond this deadline, the reservation may be cancelled, the deposit(s) forfeited, and the room may be allocated to the waitlist and/or put back on sale.
In the event you must cancel your trip, your entire payment will be refunded less the $700.00 deposit, if your cancellation is made before July 1st, 2018. Should you need to cancel after this date, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. However, we permit the transfer of your deposit or reservation to another person, assuming this transfer is acceptable to any roommates affected and that Twisters is given 30 days advanced notice to determine feasibility. No partial refunds or credits will be given for participants who arrive late or depart early on the retreat. For this reason we recommend that all retreat participants purchase travel insurance that allows for trip cancellations.
Travel Insurance: Strongly Recommended
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance in the case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip. Please review all policies carefully to ensure you get the coverage you want, including: trip cancellation or delay, personal property loss, medical treatment and emergency medical evacuation. The policies that offer "Cancel for Any Reason" benefits often require that you purchase this insurance within two weeks of your trip's first expense, i.e. the deposit. Use this link to review different travel insurance options and companies, Reviews.com - Travel Insurance.
Health & Liability Waiver
We require that all trip participants sign a good health & liability waiver in order to join this retreat.
What’s Included in the Price:
8 Days & 7 Nights of Chateau Accommodations (Great Bedrooms All with Private Bathrooms)
Maid Service & Fresh Bed Linens and Towels
Welcome Cocktail Party
Daily Early AM - All Day Coffee, Fruit & Yogurt
Daily Breakfast at Chateau
Select Lunches at Chateau (Non-Tour Days)
Daily Dinners at Chateau & 1 Restaurant Visit
Regional Wines Provided at All Dinners
A Wine Tasting with a Local Sommelier
Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
Day Trip 1; 100 Years War Tour: Guided Tour to Beynac, La Roque-Gageac & Domme.
Day Trip 2: Saint-Émilion Wine Tour: Guided Tour to this Historic Town and a Grand Cru Winery
Day Trip 3: Sarlat-la-Canéda Market Tour: Guided Tour to the Most Famous Market in SW France
6 Bike Rentals for the Week for the Group.
Access to All Resort Amenities, Including: Pool, Tennis Court, Yoga Studios & Hiking Trails
Transportation To / From Bergerac Airport & the Chateau
Free WIFI & Hotel Taxes Included
What’s Not Included in the Price:
Travel to Bergerac, France (EGC)
Lunch in La Roque-Gageac, Saint-Émilion & Sarlat
Travel Insurance (Recommended)
Chateau Staff Gratuities
Optional Excursions: Golfing, Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Kayaking, Hot-Air Ballooning and more...
Optional Spa Services Massage & Reflexology
Misc: Souvenirs & Alcoholic Beverages