Ashtanga Lanka

Ashtanga Retreat on the French Atlantic coast

April 8 to 15, 2023

Join us for 7 nights in the historic beach community of Vielle Saint-Girons Plage.  Uniquely situated on top of a sand dune in South France, you will have commanding views up and down the coastline.

The retreat includes five Mysore practices, one led primary, 5 afternoon clinics and plenty of time to rest and recharge.

The house we rented is a one minute walk to the beach and you can hear the ocean from the patio.

The coastline from Bayonne to Bordeaux is 150+ kilometers of beach and bordered by sand dunes and pine forests.  If you walk up or down the coastline you’ll quickly find solitude.   

Our hope is that the retreat will be restorative, healing and inspiring for everyone.  We’re excited to share this special region with you and look forward to supporting you on the yoga journey.

If you have any questions please email: yoga@ashtangalanka.com 

We hope to see you in April…!

Ashtanga Retreat on the French Atlantic coast

April 8 to 15, 2023

Join us for 7 nights in the historic beach community of Vielle Saint-Girons Plage.  Uniquely situated on top of a sand dune in South France, you will have commanding views up and down the coastline.

The retreat includes five Mysore practices, one led primary, 5 afternoon clinics and plenty of time to rest and recharge.

The house we rented is a one minute walk to the beach and you can hear the ocean from the patio.

The coastline from Bayonne to Bordeaux is 150+ kilometers of beach and bordered by sand dunes and pine forests.  If you walk up or down the coastline you’ll quickly find solitude.   

Our hope is that the retreat will be restorative, healing and inspiring for everyone.  We’re excited to share this special region with you and look forward to supporting you on the yoga journey.

If you have any questions please email: yoga@ashtangalanka.com 

We hope to see you in April…!

Register by February 15th and save 75 euros!

Retreat prices per person:

Single room: 1069

Double room:  769

Mixed Dorm:   599*

*4 people maximum with two bunk beds.  Men and women may share the room depending on bookings.

These prices include all morning and afternoon classes, brunch after yoga at 11am, dinner at 7pm and full use of the house.

Details & Schedule:

The 8th is our arrival day and check-in begins at 4pm.  Dinner will be served at 7pm followed by an opening gathering to meet everyone.

The daily yoga class will be at 8am.  In the afternoons we will have a workshop to support your practice.   Topics may include breathing, the vinyasa, inversions & arm balances, alignment, pranayama and more.  We will customize our offerings based on who joins the event.

There will also be a designated time each day for a group meditation.  Everything we offer is optional.   This week if for you to rest and enjoy your holiday.  We are there to support you in any way we can.  

Saturday the 15th will be the departure day.  Breakfast will be served and we need to depart by noon.

Getting there:

The nearest airports are Bordeaux (BOD) and Biarritz (BIQ).    If you fly in the best thing to do is rent a car which will give you freedom to also explore the area. 

If you travel by train, Dax is the nearest town with a station.  Bayonne is also not too far.  

Depending on flight prices and availability, you might consider arriving or departing a few days around the event.   The southwest corner of France is a special region.  We live in the region and can give you tips and suggestions on things to do and visit.   The communities of Bayonne, Biarritz and Bordeaux are all lovely and have public transport to/from the airport.  

Unfortunately public transportation is not available to Vielle Saint-Girons Plage at this time of the year.

Register by February 15th and save 75 euros!

Retreat prices per person:

Single room: 1069

Double room:  769

Mixed Dorm:   599*

*4 people maximum with two bunk beds.  Men and women may share the room depending on bookings.

These prices include all morning and afternoon classes, brunch after yoga at 11am, dinner at 7pm and full use of the house.

Details & Schedule:

The 8th is our arrival day and check-in begins at 4pm.  Dinner will be served at 7pm followed by an opening gathering to meet everyone.

The daily yoga class will be at 8am.  In the afternoons we will have a workshop to support your practice.   Topics may include breathing, the vinyasa, inversions & arm balances, alignment, pranayama and more.  We will customize our offerings based on who joins the event.

There will also be a designated time each day for a group meditation.  Everything we offer is optional.   This week if for you to rest and enjoy your holiday.  We are there to support you in any way we can.  

Saturday the 15th will be the departure day.  Breakfast will be served and we need to depart by noon.

Getting there:

The nearest airports are Bordeaux (BOD) and Biarritz (BIQ).    If you fly in the best thing to do is rent a car which will give you freedom to also explore the area. 

If you travel by train, Dax is the nearest town with a station.  Bayonne is also not too far.  

Depending on flight prices and availability, you might consider arriving or departing a few days around the event.   The southwest corner of France is a special region.  We live in the region and can give you tips and suggestions on things to do and visit.   The communities of Bayonne, Biarritz and Bordeaux are all lovely and have public transport to/from the airport.  

Unfortunately public transportation is not available to Vielle Saint-Girons Plage at this time of the year.

Ride the waves

Surf lessons may be available depending on weather and swell conditions.