9th to 14th of July 2019: Yoga & The 5 elements

The natural forces that surround us are the five elements: The earth that carries us, the water that quenches our thirst, the fire that warms us, the air that allows us to breathe, and the ether that underlies all the others. Inspired by the system of chakras and different wisdom around the world, this retreat proposes to explore the interdependence between the elements present outside as those present inside oneself.

The first day will be devoted to the Earth, the second day to Water, the third day to Fire, the fourth day to Air, and the fifth day to Ether.

In the morning with a yoga practice, we will awaken our senses to (re)discover our body. At noon, after a delicious meal, we will devote a time of rest to enjoy at our pace the beautiful setting of Chival. In the afternoon, we will explore through various workshops a sweet immersion journey between nature and us, to reveal the link that exists between our chakras and the incredible power of the elements. At the end of the day we will take the time to discuss the theme of the day and the work of each and everyone.

Let’s experiment together the Connection to our nature and the planet, Harmony with our cells and the ecosystem and the cosmic and creative Energy of the 5 elements.

“The goal is the way itself. Take pleasure now. Eternity is here.” – Nashti


* Except Day 5 where we will spend the day out in nature (walking, yoga, workshop)


Formula in the stonehouse: in a shared room of two or four people, with communal bathrooms and all the comfort in the renovated stonehouse of more than two centuries.


Formula in individual tent in the forest: We provide nature spaces to plant your tent, guaranteed wild immersion. There will be outdoor solar showers and dry toilets.

 places of practice
The place has a beautiful and chilled room to practice in the stonehouse, a library conducive to rest and learning, a large kitchen to share meals and culinary workshops, and a practice space in the heart of the forest.

Fabienne, according to elements of the day, will concoct delicious vegan, organic, local and seasonal dishes. Kundalini yoga teacher and passionate about cooking since always, Fabienne has created an inventive cuisine, monochrome and colorful depending on the chakra worked during the day.

“If we take nature as a guide, we will never get lost.” — Ciceron


Marie Karuna (Yoga teacher and  co-creator of Chival)

Har Atma Kaur (Plant-based cook and founder of ColorFood Yoga)

 price and subscription


The retreat includes

  • 5 Nights in shared room of 2 or 4 people or in tent
  • Full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    5 Yoga classes
    5 Nature Workshops
    One day out with practice and  shared picnic
  • Swimming in wild rivers + clay bath
    1 Screening of documentary + debate
    1 Yoga Conference 
  • Package does not include:
  • Bed linen (90cms) and towel
    Annual membership for the association (free and conscious price)
        490€ IN HOUSE         
        390€ IN TENT

Your registration will be validated upon receipt of this form and receipt of a deposit check of 30% of the total amount. The rest can be paid on site upon arrival.

In case of financial difficulties, you can contact us in order to find together the best solution adapted to your situation.

Discover how to get to Chival here.

“Know thyself” – Writings on the Temple of Delphi