LEAD WITH LOVE FRANCE IS A UNIQUE FOUR-DAY EXPERIENCE FEATURING DAILY YOGA & MEDITATION WITH RENOWNED TEACHER YOGARUPA ROD STRYKER + WORKSHOPS + HEALTHY FOOD FROM THE FARM.
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 IS FOR ANYONE WHO FEELS 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Gretchen Bleiler, The Art of Living Extraordinarily
Gretchen Bleiler is a snowboarding icon and one of the most accomplished snowboarders in the world. She is a 2-time Olympian and Olympic Silver medalist, World Superpipe Champion and 4-time X Games gold medalist. Since transitioning from snowboard competition in 2014, Gretchen is now creating a larger movement; inspiring the art of living extraordinary. She’s spearheading this through a company called ALEX which stands for Always Live Extraordinary and is designed to shift habits and consciousness for a healthy and sustainable world.
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.
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.