Located just 5 minutes from the exciting stylish town of Biarritz, we invite you to Breathe, Detox, Energize and Rest with us on a Raw Food and Yoga Retreat.
The Basque country where we are situated is an amazing place full of energy, with the Pyrenees mountains in the background, green hills, a rugged coastline and beautiful rocky beaches you will find much strength here. On this Raw Food and Yoga Detox Retreat you will learn the basics of Raw Food, how to prepare tasty raw food meals and the benefit of raw foods in your regular diet. You will also get the chance to learn much about nutrition. In your daily yoga classes you will have the opportunity to meditate... and for other feelings of wellness, why not treat yourself with a massage!
Our aim is to provide the time and space for reflection, connection and growth in such a way that our guests return home feeling rejuvenated and inspired. You will be surrounded with dedicated friendly experts whose goal is to help you achieve a radiant and healthy lifestyle.
It is true what they say - We are what we eat!
A diet of raw and living food is the key to radiant health and beauty. You will achieve an excellent sense of wellbeing when following a diet such as one you will learn on this retreat. Raw food allows you to:
- Gently detoxify
- Optimize digestion
- Have beautiful skin, and a radiant complexion due to the content of your plate
Detox in France on this Raw Food and Yoga retreat
Give your body the opportunity to reboot and expel the toxins that have built up in your system over the years. Learn all about vitality and take time out to be yourself again. This gentle detox will help you to:
- Improve your digestion
- Improve your mental state, such as memory, mood, and clarity
- Increase your energy and vitality
- Help your cells to work as they should by repairing and replacing correctly
- Boost and strenghten your immune system
The Detox Retreat
This Detox Retreat in France will give you the knowledge, tools and skills to be a new YOU! Give yourself some space and time and take a break from your busy life. Take the opportunity to detox and increase your vitality.
What's included on this Raw Food and Yoga Detox Retreat:
- 5 day detox retreat with yoga, meditation, and raw food workshops
- 1 day of juices and smoothies fast
- A massage of your choice
- Educational workshops on nutrition, educational movies, sociable and relaxing activities in a friendly environment
What you will learn:
- The art of juicing and blending
- How to use superfoods
- Flavor balancing
- How to set up your raw kitchen
- Create healthy and tasty desserts
- Master the art of raw chocolate
Your Host, Emilie McBride
Emilie McBride is a Certified Raw and Living Food Chef. Her aim is to help her guests to rejuventate, relax and learn skills to improve their diet through the use of raw foods. Her Detox Retreats include yoga sessions, meditation and massages (Ayurveda, Hot Stone, Imperial, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Yoga or Manaia Massages) as well as activities on request such as surfing or golf classes.
Her teachings will show you that a healthy diet based on fresh, organic, vital foods will help the body to get rid of its toxins and as a result of this, find once more vitality and energy. It is her pleasure to welcome you for few days so that she can share with you her passion about health.
Come and join us for a week of detoxing, delicious healthy food, learning and fun on our Raw Food and Yoga Detox Retreat in France.
Dates and Prices
5 Day Raw Food and Yoga Detox Retreat Dates
These retreats run at various times throughout the year and dates are available upon request. Please use the enquire now button to request the latest dates and prices.
- 4 nights accommodation
- 1 day of juices and smoothies fast
- 3 breakfasts
- 2 lunches
- 3 dinners
- Welcome drink
- Organic green and herbal teas, mineral water
- All cooking materials and ingredients
- Recipes and tips booklet
- 4 yoga classes
- Yoga equipment (mats, bolsters, blocks, etc.)
- A massage treatment (choose from: reflexology, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, hot stones, etc)
- Optional evening activities such as meditation videos, social evenings, etc.
- Airport / Train station pick up
Does not include:
- Travel to Biarritz or the Retreat (except for the free pick up from the Airport / Train station)
Activities on demand include:
- Surfing lessons – Please use enquire now button above to ask for further details
- Massages (75€ / 1h 10mins): Ayurvedic, Hot stones, Imperial, Reflexology, etc.
If your partner, family member, or friend wishes to come but does not want to participate in some or all of the activities, we are very happy to accommodate them. Please use the enquire now button above to ask us any questions regarding this or any other subject.
This Raw Food and Yoga Retreat is based 5 minutes from the lovely French town of Biarritz which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast. Biarritz is just 11 miles (18 km) from the border of Spain.
The town itself is very pedestrianised, and it is simple to get around the town centre, to the shopping, and to the beaches where you will also find the best spots for surfing. Biarritz can be quite hilly in places but the amazing views from the high points of Biarritz is well worth the effort of the climb.
Biarritz is not only well known for its coast and the rocks in the sea, you will also find there historical and interesting buildings, such as the church of Sainte Eugenie, a Russian Orthodox church, and the Museum of the Sea. In Biarritz there is also a Museum of Asian Art and a lighthouse that is well worth visiting.
This is a major surf resort and the beaches are excellent, although the main beach of Grand Plage gets very crowded in the summer months. There are many other surfers beaches dotted around the area, some of them less crowded than other. In the area you can also find several thalasso-therapy centers, with sea water, seaweed and related treatments.
The retreat is held in Bidart, just 3 kilometers from Biarritz, on the wonderful Bassilour Estate. The Bassilour Estate is a lovely accommodation that is surrounded by greenery. Depending on availability, the date of the stay and the number of students, the lodging could be in either:
The hotel “La Ferme de Bassilour” which has 8 rooms, 1 duplex and a suite in a beautifully restored 16th century Basque farmhouse named ‘Behereko Etchea’. You will particularly like the superb furnishings of the rooms, each of which is individually designed with its own style. Surrounded by green fields, the Ferme de Bassilour, is a haven of peace for an unforgettable stay.
“La Conciergerie” is an annex of a Chateau which is surrounded by luxurious fields. It has 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an indoor heated pool, a reading room with a fireplace and a large dining room. There is a lovely garden with sun loungers for you to enjoy.
We strongly advise our guests to decrease or stop the following at least one week before their stay: red meat, processed foods such as white breads and grains, cakes, sugar, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks.
Suitability: You must be fit and well to participate in the raw food holiday and if you suffer from any medical condition, it is advisable to consult a medical practitioner.
“Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality while we were in Biarritz. The food was fantastic, the whole experience was so relaxing and fun and interesting. It was also a great way for us to get ready for the Santiago pilgrimage we where to undertake and recover from busy lives left.”
Louisa (Melbourne, Australia)
“Still dreaming of those divine lunches you prepared a few weekends ago. Thank you again for that…So inspiring to experience love, art and talent present in the kitchen and on the plate. Raising consciousness one fork at a time.”
Marc Holzman, Founder of Guerilla Yogi
“It was great holiday I spent in Biarritz since the moment I was met by Emilie at the airport until my departure. I really enjoyed our raw food cooking classes and my juicing days, every day it was something new and exciting. Each dish was like a colorful piece of art, very creative and very delicious! I tried so many new tastes, learned so many new dishes/smoothies/juices which for sure I want to make myself at home. Various inspiring books and DVDs were also available for my use. I’m back home to Moscow now feeling light and much more energy, inspired to make changes in my diet and life for continuing this stage of health and soul. On top of everything Biarritz is a small beautiful town with most clean and fresh air from the ocean surrounded by green and also beautiful countryside. I would highly recommend taking this holiday to everyone who want to take a break and recharge life batteries, relax and also learn something new about opportunities for quality improvement of your life!”
Marina (Moscow, Russia)