Exclusive Yoga retreat and French culture
Meditation and breathing techniques
Restorative and Energizing yoga
Mediterranean based food + local specialities
Oenology (wine tasting)
French discussion introduction
Yoga Limbs French Riviera shares yoga art of living through a progressive teaching, French organic healthy cuisine, offering lovely surroundings in Mougins, in the south of France. This retreat is Rajastic, which means movement in Ayurveda, the indian science of daily living. It refers to a fire state of mind, when ambition is high and we live an epicurean life.
This retreat is not vegetarian, proposing French Mediterranean based organic healthy cuisine, as well as wine tasting. It is a double occasion to discover both yoga art of living and French culture. The program is designed to lead students from basics to self-practice, giving them a big picture of the Yoga System, mindfulness and an introduction of Ayurveda.
Mediterranean based and french food (local gastronomy)
Our Chef cooks local and organic French meals. You will taste mediterranean and local food.
Science of wine tasting (Oenology)
Every night, we have a sensitization to the science of wine tasting. You will be offered to taste Côte de Provence wines.
Introduction to french
After the wine tasting, we will experience some simple french conversation in order to know the basics and be able to use it when you are out of the retreat.
A typical day
The schedule is designed to free you up some time in the afternoon so you can enjoy the French Riviera
Meditation and breathing techniques
2 to 6 p.m.
What people are saying
“For my first yoga retreat, I could not have asked for a better experience than with Yoga Limbs! Sverine was extremely helpful from our first communication about how to get to the location. The house was amazing! I immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. I couldn’t wait to get into the infinity pool and lounge out with the view of Mougins.
The surrounding area, both in and out of the gated wall, were amazing! And the resident donkey Na’an was the sweetest! Everyone there was so nice and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. I have never dove too deep into meditation,so it was a challenge for me, but I never felt like I was doing it “wrong”, even when I was fidgety and losing concentration. My favorite day was when we took a day trip to one of the Lrins islands to practice mindful meditation. Such a beautiful setting!
I have practiced Ashtanga many times prior to this retreat and it was refreshing to break down a new sequence each day to get s better understanding of each pose and correct alignment. The handouts were a huge help and Sverine’s adjustment and advice were a big asset. She is a very talented and compassionate instructor. Throughout the week and even after, she checked in to see how I was doing and feeling.The philosophy discussions were super informative, easy to follow and taught me so much.
They have challenged me in my everyday life to apply many things I learned. I had never heard of Sattvic living/diet so that was a great new experience. I learned things about my personality and how my environment and diet can effect my daily health. Very interesting.
I think my favorite part was the food!! Sverine and Lou are amazing cooks! Every meal was delicious, beautifully presented and perfect portions. It made me want to expand my culinary skills. I also learned more about yummy cheeses, local organic French wines and tasting. I am still craving Lou’s homemade bread and jam!I could not recommend this retreat higher! It was great for all levels of practice. I was sad to leave and truly hope to return again. I can not think of one negative thing so I must rate it a 10!”
Review by Jerry, from Utah, USA
“My Wife and I had a beautiful experience at Yoga Limbs. Séverine was our teacher and her knowledge and enthusiasm know no bounds. The food was awesome. We ate fresh, fresh, healthy AND delicious meals, one better than the other, always perfectly paired with the wine. The house was and old French, stone farmhouse with a swimming pool that had a unique view of the hilltop town of Mougins. We could walk up the hill to the town center in 15 minutes…..there was also a resident mule! Writing about it makes me want to go back… the June weather was perfect and so was the staff.”
Review by Paul and Laurianne from Paris
“I cant say enough wonderful things about this yoga retreat! The location is absolutely perfect, with a hectare of green space in the hills, surrounded by massive trees and beautiful flowers, and their own adopted donkey! I liked that it is only a 20 minute bus away from Cannes centre for easy afternoons off. However the infinity pool is definitely easy to lay by when the sun is shining!
The French Riviera is one of the most beautiful places on the Earth for certain!
The food is delicious! Each night we had a different organic home cooked French Mediterranean inspired meal and wine tasting, and a fabulous homemade desert to go with it. Brunch was fresh and healthy and complete with homemade bread! The girls put a lot of love and attention into every meal and are very cautious about different diets one may have (vegan, no dairy, no meat etc). I particularly loved the homemade soy yogurt! Best Ive ever had! The sattvic meal was really delicious as well and so interesting to know the history behind ayurvedic cooking and meal choices. Very inspired to put a few more of these types of meals into my diet each week!
Learning about the ayurvedic principles is something very special and can teach you a lot about what is going into your body and what types of things you can do to be at your best self. The yoga classes and meditation are located in a beautiful open air shala looking over the greenery and allowing a fresh breeze in. We got to learn how to chant in sanskrit and pronounce each word well. Even as someone who has previously trained a lot in yoga, I found each day to fulfill so many new parts of my practice. The ability to get hands on adjustments and tips for your body in your practice at this moment are invaluable. I really love the sequence having an Ashtanga and Iyengar basis.
Severine breaks it down so even the newest beginner can have a working home practice by the time of the end of the retreat. With her help, was able to find proper alignments in my practice after years of wondering why I couldnt get some things right!! I started really opening up my bum shoulder and hips and could feel muscles firing that werent before. She also taught how to do jump throughs that could be easily realized with a bit of practice. And then there is how to properly do navasana – youll see! Abs. If I could do it, I would stay here and retreat forever 🙂 Thanks Severine and the other wonderful people at the retreat! On my way to some better zen living 🙂 🙂 :)”
Review by Lisa from Canada
Pricing & Contact
From €2690 based on single master room
Your stay in Mougins includes:
6 nights in a beautiful propriety Provencal
Daily morning tea time, Parisian brunch and wine tasting
MBEM Mindfulness Based Energy Management 5 days protocol
Daily Restorative class while enjoying french opera
Cannes and Mougins’s best restaurants: dinners the first 3 days
Manual & goodies
Call us or send us an email to get more information !
+ 33 6 61 42 68 62
Introduction to M.B.E.M.
Mindfulness by Scarlett
Mindfulness Meditation (trip to Lérins Islands)
Day trip Cruise to Saint Tropez
Fragonard perfume historic factory visit in Grasse
Location & Villa
The retreat takes place in a chic, relaxing and enjoyable location: In Mougins, in a beautiful provencal propriety. With the picturesque style of the architecture, the beautiful pool and the zen atmosphere, it is an ideal place to restore and to connect with yourself.
Enjoy the French Riviera
The Côte d’Azur, also known in English, as the French Riviera is the southeast corner of France. It was one of the first modern resort area, playground and vacation spot of aristocrats such as Queen Victoria or King Edward VII.
People enjoy the French Riviera for the seaside sunny location, the nice beaches, the Provencal charm of the architecture, the green protected areas, the French Mediterranean cuisine, and the warm welcome of the local people.
MouginsThe Mas is ideally placed in the heart of Mougins, a wonderful medieval village in the countryside of the French Riviera. Mougins is perched on a hilltop overlooking the bay of Cannes and the Lerins Islands, among others. It is surrounded by forests, such as the Valmasque forest, while being close to major places like Saint-Tropez, Nice or Monaco. The magnificient narrow streets of Mougins will reveal all their charm when you wander between art galleries with Picasso’s art or charming souvenir boutiques. Pablo Picasso spent the last 12 years of his life in Mougins, but the city also has a strong culinary history with great chefs such as Roger Vergé or Alain Ducasse.
CannesIn 15 minutes, you can wander around the beautiful city of Cannes, known for its world-famous film festivals. Take a walk on the Croisette, enjoying the beaches all along the way.
GrasseMougins is ideally located near other beautiful and famous Provencial cities such as Grasse, known as the world’s capital of perfume.
AntibesWith the first trace of occupation dating back to the early iron age, the old town of Antibes offers artifacts like aqueducs, fortified walls built the Greek and later by the Rome. Antibes also offers magnificent beaches and entertaining festivals
NiceThe Old Town of Nice (or Vieux Nice in French) is a must-see for any visitor of the French Riviera… From the Cours Saleya, an open air market, to la Chapelle de la Miséricode, a wonderful Baroque Church from the 18th century, you can get there the culture and the history of the French Riviera.
MonacoCasinos, boutiques and yacht-lined harbors
Lérins IslandsResourcing at the Lerins Island is another option as the islands face Cannes. It’s a recommanded trip for the beauty of the area and a change of scenery.
An architectural treasure within its ramparts, you can explore the pedestrian streets of the village, or immerse yourself in the village’s heritage, history and culture.