Escape to the French Country Side
Yoga & Culinary Retreat
A yoga, culinary and cultural adventure in the magical area of south-west France – a visit here is a journey
back in time. I hope you can join us.
We will be spending our days in a 12th century stone coach house recently renovated and restored with
a modern farmhouse vibe. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees among 15 acres of woodland & old
vines in warm and sunny region of South West France, our retreat house offers six bedrooms with
modern ensure bedrooms, each accommodating 2/3 guests, a 500 sq foot yoga room, a heated
swimming pool, and, a professional kitchen with dining capability for 20 guests.
Domaine de Mournac and the surrounding area, dotted with medieval villages and breathtaking
castles, is truly is a perfect backdrop for our week together. We will include daily yoga, pranayama&
mediation classes, chef-prepared local cuisine, relaxation, nature walks through vineyards, hiking to
nearby Mont Sec (a must), wine tastings, & excursions to nearby historic towns
Our location – the small village of Antugnac, is located 45 minutes south of the medieval city of
Cacasonne & 1.5 hours from Toulouse. The route from Toulouse is quite direct and, there are many
cheap flights available from Paris as well as other airports in the south. Group transport can be arranged
from Toulouse or, if you prefer independence, we recommend renting or sharing a car.
Your host & yoga teacher Jody Manley has been practicing and teaching traditional Ashtanga yoga
since 1998. She is authorized by Manju Jois and regularly has participated in his European workshops
for more than a decade, as well as assisting him in his Canadian trainings. Additionally, she has
practiced for many years under the guidance of Nancy Gilgoff on Maui. Jody currently lives in the
seaside village of Kingsburg Nova Scotia where she teaches mysore classes, workshops & offers
training for teachers. Her classes are fun, relaxed & authentic, offering a unique perspective on yoga
after 25 years of teaching and practice. Please visit jodymanley.com for more info.
our chef – we are fortunate to have an wonderful chef working on site during our retreat. Paolo
Colbertaldo has more than 30 years cooking experience and currently operates a small bistro in
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia offering a seasonal menu featuring produce from local farmers and purveyors.
Paolo is known to be very inventive with vegetables, and likewise our menu will feature his unique style
offering tasty vegetarian/vegan dishes (supplemented with fish) – all dietary restrictions will be
accommodated. Visit lincolnstreetfood.com for more info on our chef. You are in for a treat on the
A note on yoga – the classes offered on this retreat are for ‘everyone’. Previous yoga experience is not
required, rather enthusiasm and curiosity to learn. New students will be introduced to the practice using
a unique step by step approach, providing a sampling of the therapeutic and meditative benefits of this
practice. Those with an already established practice will be assisted at their level of practice with daily
instruction in pranayama & mantra.
Email jodymanley@icloud for additional info and to book your spot!