Yoga & Creativity Retreat


Guiding you on the France Retreat, my intention is for you to re-claim your imagination and intuition. I want for you to experience a week where you are seen, pampered, taken care of and listened too with absolutely no pressure to perform. This is a selfish trip- one about showing up for yourself with edge. My wish for our group is to have tons of silly fun and indulge in the stunning countryside of France- and wine! and cheese!  The week is about permission, passion and peace. Permission to be who you are without any masks! Passion to explore, play, and burn fears and old ways. Unwavering peace- a clear conduit to your authentic self. Feeling full. Feeling free. Lastly, I promise that magic harnessed will fit in your suitcase back home. You will live elevated in spirits, lighter in body and most of all you will know how to rise, rooted.



Ignite your personal creativity

Ignite your personal creativity through yoga and painting on a week-long retreat with acclaimed yoga teacher and visual artist Estelle Thomson at Yogababa Lounge in South of France

Estelle believes that connecting with your creative self leads to empowerment, mindfulness and joy. This retreat is for you if you know you are a creative being and need a space to begin that journey. 

By the end of your week you will be revitalized in body, mind and soul.


Retreat Details


Yoga & Creativity

Each day will consist of sunrise meditation and sweaty morning yoga practice in the incredible Yoga Shala that faces morning sunrays. Through intuitive painting techniques, writing, collage and her playful, high vibe style Estelle will guide you to reconnect and strengthen your personal creativity through her morning 'CREATE' session. In the afternoon, you will have ample time to explore the charms of South of France by taking the many optional excursions available or just relax at the Lounge. Our sunset yoga class of the day will be music-filled and brings in the elements of restorative yoga. 

This is not a training, this is a vacation. You do not need experience in either art or yoga. Estelle prides herself in being accessible to all.


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Join Estelle in Frances best kept secret: the Pyrenees. Nestle in the very South of France, our retreat centre Yogababa Lounge is located in Chalabre, a quaint medieval village. Yogababa is in a stunning rural region, known for its fascinating history, glorious mountains and fresh water rivers. 


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What is included:

  • 6 nights at the Yogababa Lounge

  • 3 Daily healthy, local, organic, vegan meals

  • 2 Yoga classes daily, guided meditation, breathwork

  • Journaling (includes a journal designed by Estelle)

  • Free time for relaxing

  • Estelle Magic Tool Kit (watercolours, painting paper and more!)

  • Two outside lunches

  • Time to focus on balance, slow living and the space to tap into your personal creativity

What is not included: 

  • Airfare from your hometown to Toulouse, France

  • Shuttle to/from airport

  • Travelers Insurance

  • One group dinner out (transportation provided)

  • Alcohol and specialty drinks

  • Spa services

  • Gratuities

It was above and beyond our expectations. Thank you!
— Sara & Fred Wright, 68


Getting there

The closest airport is Toulouse, FR with about a one hour and half transport to our retreat place. Paris is doable as well, with a four hour train ride to Yogababa. Airport Shuttle is available and can be easily arranged.

Schedule outline

Sunday - Arrive during the day and Retreat Welcome/Intro
Monday to Friday - Full schedule 
Saturday - Breakfast and travel home! 


This Retreat is for you if….

  • You desperately need a vacation.

  • You want to know what it’s like to not cook & clean for a week.

  • You wants to weave more art, yoga, meditation and spirituality into your life.

  • You are finally ready for ME time. ( aka not wait ANOTHER year)

  • You are a dedicated yogi ready to go on a deep, inner quest.

  • Traveling the world TURNS YOU ON.

  • You want to enhance your EQ (emotional IQ), empathy and communication skills.

  • You want to meet your ‘people’ a.k.a community of like-minded seekers

  • You have an open mind, big heart and curious mind.

This Retreat is not for you:

  • Want to stay locked in a story of insecurity, holding yourself back, blame or fear.

  • You do not wish to travel, meet like- minded humans, and unfold in new ways.

  • Do not feel the purpose in this life is to awaken your best self

  • Are not willing and open to doing deep, inner work of body, mind and breath.

  • Like to play the “victim” and create resistance ( brush things off to ‘wait another year’)

  • Do not want to open up, build deep, vulnerable relationships based on connection and truth.

  • Do not want to take risks (travel alone) and challenge yourself to build the life of your dreams.

  • Focus what is missing in your life and what you can’t have

  • Are blazé and disconnected from the life of your dreams.

It was just magical and I hope we can do it again in the future ❤️
— Danielle Greenhough, 24


Last day to sign-up : April 30st, 2019

The prices are us US dollars, are per person and include all meals, accommodations, twice a day yoga session and CREATE (art) session materials. Excursions, airport shuttle, alcohol and airport hotel stay in Toulouse or other are not included. 

To join this retreat simply complete your payment via WeTravel, secure your transportation, and stay tuned for an exciting email from your Estelle closer to the date.

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Important Details

Last day to book: March 31, 2019
Retreat dates: May 26 - June 1, 2019


Cancellation Policy: Please know you can 100% Make it before booking. Due to organizational particulars (Lodging, Food, etc), I offer NO CANCELLATIONS OR REFUNDS. Should you not be able to come, please find someone to fill your spot. i Strongly recommend you get Travel insurance to cover the retreat cost in the event you cannot make it. This includes unpredictable events in your personal life: (not limited to) Unexpected death, illness, divorce or Pregnancy. This Policy also includes the unforeseen such as world events like plane cancellations, missed flights, natural disasters, and other events.