Fierce Faith Southern France Yoga Retreat and Vacation

with Hanan and Heather

September 15 – 21, 2019


Hanan Palz and Heather Taylor Wiest are so excited to bring you an experience that will deepen your faith, move your body, expand your horizons and invigorate your senses in the idyllic countryside of Provence France.    

BASTIDE AVELLANNE, a charming and luxury Provencal demeure dating back to the 17th century.

Chemin de l’Avelane, 83890, Besse sur Issole, Provence, France

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The hotel is situated only 30 minutes from the sea and the Côte d’Azur, with its hundreds of kilometers of white beaches, rocky capes and wild bays – it is considered the most beautiful coastline of France.

It is also close to the National Park of Gorges de Verdon and to some of the most picturesque Provencal villages and towns like Moustiers Sainte Marie, Bormes les Mimosas, Cotignac, Thoronet with its 11th century Abbey, Aix en Provence, Le Castellet, Marseille and Nice with their international airports.

 Guest accommodations are as follows

  • Single Rooms with private en-suite bathrooms - SOLD OUT

  • Shared Occupancy with private en-suite bathrooms - SOLD OUT

Cost includes:

  • Group transfers from Nice Airport (NCE) or TGV train station in Aix-en-Provence.

  • 7 day, 6 night accommodations in a beautiful boutique hotel, with heated pool, tennis, and bicycling.

  • All breakfasts, all dinners with wine, lunch provided every day for those staying at the Bastide

  • Afternoons free to lounge by the pool, hike, bike, tennis or explore the famous Provencal towns, villages and wineries.

  • Two full day excursions & wine and cheese tasting event.

  • Daily 90 minute am yoga in the beautiful yoga room or in the open air shala.

  • Restorative evening yoga on non-excursion days.

  • Yoga mats, props and bikes for use during stay.

Not included:

  • Airfare

  • Transfers & additional excursions outside of the scheduled group adventures

  • Massages/spa treatments

  • Offsite lunches on excursion days

  • Travel Insurance

  • Gratuity for hotel staff

More information about the Resort is available by clicking this link


Gourmet Dining


Charming villages

Open air yoga shala

Beautifully appointed rooms


group day trips

Beach day at Porquerolles island - a natural park, where no cars are allowed.

Trip to the Gorges du Verdon which is the largest canyon in Europe, between white rocks and emerald lakes.  Lunch in Moustiers Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in Provence where you can stroll the narrow streets and visit the ceramic workshops.


Wine and Cheese Tasting





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You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12