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Mark your calendar for Lead with Love France 2020

May 20-23, 2020

Featuring Rod Stryker

 

Merci beaucoup, to all who joined us for the 2019 Lead with Love France Retreat.

 
 

LEAD WITH LOVE FRANCE was A UNIQUE FOUR-DAY EXPERIENCE FEATURING DAILY YOGA & MEDITATION WITH RENOWNED TEACHER YOGARUPA ROD STRYKER + WORKSHOPS + HEALTHY FOOD FROM THE FARM.

Simple. Elegant. Transformational.

CULTIVATED FROM THE SAME QUALITY AND INSPIRATION AS OUR THREE LEAD WITH LOVE SUMMIT’S IN ASPEN AND OUR GLOBAL RETREATS, THIS EVENT IN FRANCE was FOR ANYONE WHO FELT A CALL TO EXPLORE THEIR OWN HUMAN POTENTIAL IN A PLACE WHERE ROOTS RUN DEEP AND (WO)MAN AND NATURE LIVE IN HARMONY AND BALANCE.

Slow down, consume consciously, steep yourself in the deliciousness of life in France.


 
 
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The Location


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The Town : Beaune, France

Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy. It is an ancient town on a plain by the hills of the Côte d'Or, with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras, through the medieval and renaissance periods. The central "old town" or "vieille ville" is extensive. Beaune, located about 300km from Paris, is accessible by train.

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The Venue : Les Hospices De Beaune

A gorgeous & iconic space in the heart of historic Beaune, France awaits. A hospital foundation from the Middle Ages, the Hospices de Beaune is one of France’s most prestigious historic monuments. Its flamboyant Gothic architecture, its polychrome roofs and a renowned vineyard make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems. The Hospices de Beaune is also famous for its 60 hectares wine estate, producing prestigious wines, sold at auction on the third Sunday in November. We will have a rare and exclusive opportunity to practice yoga and meditation with Yogarupa Rod Stryker and others in this iconic space as well as dine with all of the delectable food and wine the region has to offer. Yum!

The Address : Rue de l'Hôtel Dieu, 21200 Beaune, France
Our class sessions will be in Le Bastion.
Please Note : the entrance for Le Bastion is different from the entrance to the Hospice. To enter Le Bastion, you will use LES REMPART. This entrance is on Rue de l'Hôtel Dieu, next to the Le Jardin des Remparts restaurant.

 

The Farm : Les Loups Bio

We will be eating from this incredible organic vegetable garden throughout our retreat! A portion of proceeds from the retreat will be donated back the farm to preserve a way of life where (wo)man and nature live in harmony and balance. The philosophy of Les Loups Bio is to follow nature, follow the seasons and to give back to the earth what we took from her. Food is medicine and supporting farmers who are walking the talk is so important!

 
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Presenters

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Rod Stryker, ParaYoga

Yogarupa Rod Stryker is a world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher, guiding and sharing his wisdom for 40 years. He is the founder of ParaYoga®, the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom and the creator of the app Sanctuary, a vital resource for the practices of meditation and yoga nidra (also called Enlightened Sleep––the ultimate science of deep relaxation). Rod has dedicated his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, practice, teaching, leadership, service and family life.

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Diana Snowden Seysses, Winemaker

Diana Snowden Seysses, Californian by birth, Burgundian by adoption, just celebrated her 20th harvest in 2018. Since graduating the University of California at Davis with a BS in Viticulture and Enology she has split her wine making time between Napa and Burgundy, taking inspiration and instruction from both beautiful landscapes.

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Daniel Love, SOund Healing

Daniel Love, has been fascinated with the mystical powers of Ancient Tibetan Singing Bowls since he was young. Over his life he has been collecting and studying the various types of Bowls in the practice of Nada Yoga and how these instruments of consciousness are used for healing and expansion of love.

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Sabrina Sadeghi Millecamps

An Aspen native transplanted to the south of France, Sabrina discovered yoga during her career as a competitive snowboarder on the first US Snowboard Team. Having been an exchange student in France as a student as well as traveling around the world snowboarding, she is passionate about cultural exchange and went on to study international relations following her snowboarding career. She holds an MA of Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management from the School for International Training and has worked and consulted for organisations such as the Aspen Institute, American Cultural Exchange, Seeds of Peace, and UNESCO. Founder of community yoga studio Yoga Saint-Remy-de-Provence, she is passionate about connecting mind, body, and spirit across cultures while engaging with nature and enjoying the good life.


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Daniela Skarmeta, Yin Yoga

Daniela Skarmeta, was born and raised in Chile where she was a graphic designer and began her yoga teacher training. She moved to France in 2013 to be with her French winemaker husband and at this time she dove deeper into her yoga training with world known teachers like Maia C. Heiss, Kino Mac Gregor, Radha and Prem Carlisi in Bali, Rolf Naujokat in Goa, India.

In 2014 , she fulfilled her dream by going to study at the source, in KPJAYI in Mysore, India.

Dani is the mother of a young boy and teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in Beaune. She is currently completing a training in Yin Yoga.

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Céline and Theo Loubet, Les Loups'Bio

Céline and Théo Loubet grew up on their family farm. When they were not at school, they were there. Their father comes from a line of market farmers and was a pioneer in organic agriculture. When an older farmer was retiring he gave his collection of old varieties of tomato seeds to Céline and Théo’s dad. The three of them worked together for a few years, until their dad retired in 2015, when Céline and Théo took over the family business. Their farm is 100% organic and much of the work is done by hand. Today Céline and Théo have a collection of 500 different seeds and live by the philosophies, “give back to the earth what you took her” and, “follow the nature, follow the seasons".

A portion of the proceeds from the 2019 Lead with Love France retreat will support Les Loups’ Bio .

 
 

Included In The Retreat 


Lead with Love France promises to be a magical experience. All offerings are in English except where noted.

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  • 3 Yoga/meditation Session Rod Stryker

  • 1 transformational workshop with Rod Stryker

  • 3 meditations with Team Lead with Love

  • Yoga with Expert Local French Instructors in french

  • Opening Reception with Private Tour of Les Hospice De Beaune

  • Fresh Daily Lunches from Local Farms

  • Lead with Love WorkshopS

  • Farm Tour & Permaculture Lesson From Les Loups Bio

  • Sound Bowl Healing with Daniel Love

  • Free time to explore Beaune


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Daily Schedule


All events held at Les Hospices de Beaune in the Bastion, and in English unless otherwise indicated.

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The Cause


You are what you eat! Lead with Love is a heart-centered, social impact organization committed to shifting culture from fear to love. As a registered Aspen, Colorado based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, Lead with Love is dedicated to being of service and giving back wherever we offer our programs and retreats. We are delighted to support Les Loups Bio in Burgundy, France to preserve a way of life where (wo)man and nature live in harmony and balance. The philosophy of Les Loups Bio is to follow nature, follow the seasons and to give back to the earth what we took from her. We ate from this incredible vegetable garden throughout our retreat! Food is medicine and supporting farmers who are walking the talk is so important. A portion of proceeds were donated to make this wonderful project, started by Théo and Celine Loubet, more sustainable by purchasing tools and cultivating seeds. Les Loups Bio is a small operation with a dream of creating a “Farm School” in the region to continue to cultivate the sustainable permaculture practices that bring these vibrant vegetables to many restaurants and families in the area. Our intention at Lead with Love is to help Les Loups Bio move forward with the school and support their work.

Renaissance Revival Farm Fundraiser


May 11

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We are captivated by the renaissance period and the revival of art and culture! We hosted a fantastical celebration May 11 to raise money for Les Loups Bio and to support Lead with Love and our work in communities around the world. If you know anything about our host Jerry Murdock you know he loves to throw a party and he loves to share great food and wine with friends. We were treated to a captivating evening featuring the best wines in the world from the incredible cellar of Jerry Murdock, a man who has been entranced by this region for more than two decades and has the collection to prove it! Also featured will was a rare experience with the winemakers who made these incredible wines in conversation + food by renowned chef Johan Bjorklund of “Le Bistro”. 


Hosts

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Gina Murdock, Lead with Love

Gina Murdock is a writer, yoga & meditation teacher, & community organizer. She is founder of the Aspen Yoga Society, The Aspen City of Wellbeing & Lead with Love, a non-profit organization dedicated to shifting culture from fear to love through events, retreats and programming focused on leadership, wellbeing, service and connection. Gina and her husband Jerry created and support the Mind, Body, Spirit Series at The Aspen Institute hosting speakers and events to raise consciousness. Murdock has a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica with a special emphasis on consciousness, health, and healing. Gina is a certified Chopra yoga and meditation teacher as well as a certified Bikram and Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher and retreat guide. Gina is also a published author and public speaker and sits on the board of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

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Jerry Murdock, Insight Venture Partners

Jerry Murdock is a co-founder of Insight Venture Partners. He has invested in many startups like Twitter, Snapchat, Nest, Flipboard, and Docker. Murdock also serves as a member on the Board of Trustees for the Santa Fe Institute which is a multi-disciplinary research and education center, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and the Aspen Institute.

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Gaia Dancy, Lead with Love France Event Curator

Gaia was born and raised in Paris, France and after working for more than 10 years in the film industry, she decided to leave the big city. Four years ago, she relocated with her family to a small village near Beaune, Burgundy, choosing a balanced lifestyle, access to nature, produce and good food for their family. Gaïa is now using her production and social skills as a consultant on different projects and events in Burgundy and Paris as you can take the girl out of Paris, but you cannot take Paris out of the girl.

 
 
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