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.
Tickets started at €120 ($ 136)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .