A true haven of peace for every soul in search of serenity and sharing
In a Landes style inspiration, the rooms decoration of the Audine farm reflects the exotic memories collected during the multiple and real (or imaginary) journeys of its hosts. Their desire was to create for you a world of peace, comfort and softness. During yoga retreats, this dream setting will make it easy to mingle with surfers and Buddhas, gathered into African fragrances… Designed as independent living spaces, the two gites were totally renovated in 2013. Composed of nine rooms, six bathrooms and two kitchens, they can house up to 20 people, in self-catering, by proposing a « Yoga holidays » package.
The FIRST host is an inspirational, intelligent man with a vision, always working towards new projects… The SECOND is a passionate and intuitive woman, who likes to make dreams a reality… The THIRD provides the creative touch to the team, she knows how to keep herself grounded, but at the same time is able to live in a bubble of creation. The 3 TOGETHER with their interesting mix of talents make the perfect team to provide you with the best of everything… Let yourself be tempted by the Yoga Searcher adventure!
IYENGAR, HATHA YOGA
In November 2011, at the foothills of the Himalayas in India, Bénédicte went to absorb the atmosphere initiating herself to the techniques of meditation during a Vipassana retreat. She discovered the first essence of Yoga: calm and inner peace.
This was the beginning of her journey to India, where she started her first training in Ashtanga Yoga. Bénédicte regularly trains and supplements her passion with the great masters of yoga, such as Faeq Biria, Christian Pisano (Iyengar yoga), Olop Arpipi and Kathy Cook, Bali, and Godfrey Devereux (Dynamic yoga). Yoga has become a philosophy, a daily way of life for her. She believes it creates a wonderful openness to others within the spirit of community, where ideas and experiences can be shared.
Today Benedict offers introductory courses in yoga, where she teaches breathing technique, meditation, body alignment and mindfulness. These courses are taught to give everyone valuable tools to better manage the everyday life stress.
My Yoga: IYENGAR, HATHA YOGA
My Gurus: BSK iyengar, Faec Biria, Christian Pisano, Godfrey Devereux
My Best Yoga memory: The first time I was feeling That I was back in my own path.. ( I was 40) thanks to my meeting with Godfrey Devereux. That I realized every thing was fine….the way it is…
My Mantra: OM MADI PADME HUM
« Native from Bordeaux, I’m still attached to my roots and follow aspirations of my heart by teaching yoga around the world, from New York to Thailand, via Istanbul.
Ashtanga teacher (Level 2 authorized by KPJAYI Mysore), assiduous yogini in love with India, active businesswoman and globetrotter, I joined Yoga Searcher team in May 2014 where I teach classes of Ashtanga and Mysore Style during summer.
For many years, I spend at least 6 months per year in Mysore, where I continue to work on my practise at the Institute of K. Pattabhi Jois and where I meet with yogis from around the world at my coffee and my Guest House in Mysore (Anokhi Garden). »
My Yoga: ASHTANGA
My Gurus : Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois, Maty Ezraty, Rolf Naujokat
My best Yoga memory: My best yoga Memory: There are only good memories of yoga.. fullness and harmony of the moment … when the fluctuations of the mind stop: at one time or another. Every day on my yoga mat or off my yoga matt !
Yoga : Hatha Flow // Yin
Studio Rasa Yoga Paris / Yoga Searcher
Originating from Sao Paulo in Brazil, Adriano has always been a big fan of Surfing. After a career started in Advertising, practicing the Brazilian martial Art ‘jiu-jitsu’, he decided to follow his wife to be and settled in California to pursue their studies. And discover Yoga.
Back in Brazil, he still surfs as much as he can, and trains in Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Inspired by his international teachers, he leaves Sao Paulo to settle in Paris in 2008. Welcomed by the Rasa Yoga Rive Gauche studio as a own family, he starts teaching Hatha Flow and Yin Yoga.
Very attached to the spiritual dimension of Yoga, Adriano remains deeply rooted in his daily life, to ensure he shares down to earth practice. His classes reflects his evolution as a man, father and yogi. His practice is strong yet sweet and profound practices, incorporating elements he learned from many teachers along his life.
Adriano focuses on developing awareness of the self, of the breath, of the body and of the spirit, to lead to gratitude and supreme joy.
Yogini since 10 years
Al and Joe
Table of delights
Respecting the daily rythm from a Yogi viewpoint, our cuisine is vegetarian, based on meals prepared from a selection of simple and varied dishes.
Some sample menus served during Yoga Retreats:
- Breakfast: hot herbal teas and fresh fruit, milkshakes
- Brunch / Buffet: various types of breads (whole grain and cereals, gluten free), homemade jams, ewe yoghurt, soy yoghurt, sheep’s cheese, eggs, organic cereals (oats, flakes…), fresh fruit juice, salads.
- Dinner / Buffet: hot or cold soup, hot meals with vegetables (according to season) and different cereals, salads, fruits
After each yoga class, meals are served under the vines of the outside kitchen or at the table around the fireplace.
Garden & facilities
Set in the peace and quiet, the Audine farm has lands of 6 hectares (15 acres) formerly cultivated. A generous vegetation surrounds this huge property , ideal place for yoga retreats. Chrismas tree of our childhood, robust olive tree, impressive fig tree: the nature reveals a precious inspirational and relaxing dimension. Lots of facilities in the farm will invite you to enjoy your stay all year long.