discover your bliss Yoga & Personal Development with Selina Gullery and Special Guests

“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. ... I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

{experience - observation as the source of knowledge; an event which has affected one}

Discover Your Bliss 2019

📆 MAY 2019 (Sunday 26th - Saturday 1st June 2019) ⌨︎ Price: from € 832.-- 🏡 Le Dojo de La Piaz, Haute Savoie, France


We return every year to this wonderful spot in the French Alps - a short one hour from Geneva international airport. The venue and the surrounding nature are particularly conducive to relaxing body and mind and creating space to deepen your relationship to yourself and your innermost desires.

There will be daily yoga and meditation classes, workshops on personal development, hikes in nature, farm to table delicious vegetarian food, a cacao ceremony, an evening in the hot tub and time for conversation and silence, exchange and reflection.

🌲You will learn practical tools to hone in on what makes you come alive and maintain this in the day to day. Specifically tailored coaching workshops in the afternoons will guide you in this process. 🌲

🧘‍♀️You will learn how to maintain your meditation practice when at home with practical tools and follow-up materials to keep you on track. 🧘‍♀️

🤸🏼‍♀️You will learn to create and maintain a personalised yoga practice, which you can integrate in your day to day. 🤸🏼‍♀️

So if you are at a crossroads in your life, or would like to return to resonate with your deepest desires, if you are stressed or would simply like to learn something new, deepen your yoga and meditation practice, then this retreat is for you.

In our tailored retreats, the groups are kept small with a maximum of 15 persons to ensure a personal and memorable experience.

Nature heals - at all levels.

This retreat is purposely dated around one of the year's "sacred" junctures, the celebration of the "ascension" - around the new moon at the beginning of June and 40 days after the Easter feast. There are many pre-Christian traditions around this date - one of them being "beating the bounds" - i.e. making sure the fields and crops were free of "evil" spirits, to ensure a wonderful harvest at the end of summer. We will be weaving this auspicious date into the energetic arc of our retreat.

Return home to yourself
Your Team...

Selina Gullery has been guiding retreats all over the world for the past ten years. Her life experience, extensive training, passion for sharing and sense of humour will ensure that you leave this retreat transformed - in body and mind.

Selina has been teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness for over twenty years and is considered a teacher’s teacher. She travels the world sharing poetry, somatic movement, and her love for beauty in even the tiniest house of time on retreats, at trainings, workshops and at festivals. In 2007, she was initiated into Tantra by Swami Samparpan in India and followed the traditional yoga path for many years. She has completed over 1000 hours of training in the Bihar School of Yoga lineage, and over 500 hours of training in Prana Flow (Shiva Rea), Anusara (Barbra Noh), Ashtanga (Michael Shabort), Kashimiri Shaivism (Chris Thompkins, Sally Kempton) and many more. In her classes, she weaves her passion for life, for poetry and spoken word and her love of language to make each yoga class a journey & each meditation a homecoming to yourself. E-RYT 500; BDY; YACEP; Senior Teacher at the Celtic School of Yoga.

Besides engaging yoga classes to cleanse our bodies and minds through movement and meditation and meditation in movement, we will have a life coach - Polina - leading workshops in the afternoons to support us in honing in on what most fulfils us.

Polina Yordanova sees us as full of potential - it is by (re)discovering this inherent potential and being able to think out of the box that we evolve as humans and learn to live a balanced and fulfilled life. With more than 20 years managerial experience, of working with groups and business leaders, she has created her own approach to coaching, which she calls the Rainbow Approach. (MA in Mathematics, IT and Pedagogics from the University of Sofia. Certified Coach of Erikson College International (ECPC). Member of International Coach Federation (ICF).)

Bettina Busse - Manual Therapies

Bettina has been running her own practice for acupuncture, phytotherapy, nutrition, alternative medicine and massage therapy for over twenty years. She practices a Taoist form of acupuncture, which includes Chinese astrology to optimally support her patients’ vitality and the body's inherent healing properties. Acupuncture, like massage supports the organism as a whole, soothing physical ailments in muscles and tendons as well as releasing underlying emotional blockages. Her massages are based on her long experience as a healer, they activate the blood circulation, the metabolism and encourage the body’s own detoxing processes. The nervous system relaxes, releasing tension at all levels. Her treatments are a delight for body and soul and optimally accompany the yoga practices. Treatments can be booked at an additional price.

Organic farm-to-table cuisine

Mélissa Sinault - Chef de Cuisine

Mélissa, our chef for the week, sees life as a journey - her one has led her to delight in spiritual anthropology, travel, philosophy, encounter, shamanism, teaching… She draws from the source to make her “art of living” colourful and happy. She loves sharing her “food for the soul” concocted with love and creativity. In the selection of the dishes she creates, she aspires to reconnect with the divine in harmony with the cycles and bounty of nature. The dishes we will eat are especially designed to support the processes we will be going through during this week together.

This is Mélissa relaxing in the hot tub and dreaming of doing the same with YOU this summer under starry skies.....
Le Dojo de la Piaz
Our host, Philippe Chevallier, first opened his restored home for retreats in 2011. With a lot of love and attention to detail, he has created an oasis for personal transformation.

Accommodation: We return every year to this energised place in the heart of the French Alps. The Dojo (where we will be practicing) forms the heart of an 18th century restored farmhouse on a south facing slope overlooking the valley of the Giffre and the snow-covered peaks of the Alps. The sounds of the stream passing through the property, the song of the birds and spectacular views over the valley and mountains immediately fill you with a sense of calm.

Accommodation is spotlessly clean and simple, with 3 rooms for three persons, one dormitory with six beds and a studio for two just across the road.

If you wish to stay in a hotel or B&B nearby, this is also possible and prices change accordingly.

Price and what is included...

EARLY BIRD PRICES UNTIL 27 FEBRUARY 2019: € 832.50 (shared room 6 persons); € 864,90 (shared room 3 persons); € 886,50 (Studio Apartment). If you have been on a retreat with Selina before, special reductions apply. Contact me for more information!

Price includes: 6 nights accommodation; 3 meals/day farm to table organic food; tea and coffee, snack during the day; daily meditation classes (30mins); daily yoga (2h & 1.5h); 4 afternoon workshops - some of these in nature (hiking); one cacao ceremony; one night under the stars in the hot-tub; one fire ritual outside; trance dance.

Price does not include: massage & acupuncture (€60.-- for 60 minutes); transport to and from Samoens (car-pooling available from Geneva); pick up available from Geneva Airport (€20.--) and Cluses (€10.--).

A non-refundable deposit of €200.-- is required upon registration to save your spot. Please be sure you have read the terms and conditions of booking with Selina Yoga, HERE.

Payments are made to: Spread the Love LTD.Unicredit Bulbank, Sofia, Bulgaria; IBAN: BG60UNCR70001523121314; SWIFT: UNCRBGSF; Reason: (name and date of retreat)

Upon receipt of payment, Selina will issue a tax-deductible invoice. For this we require your full name and address and tax ID.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for anybody, who feels a resonance. The yoga classes will be both challenging for more experienced practitioners and adaptable, if you have only little experience, but are eager to learn. The retreat will be held in English and French (German, Spanish and Bulgarian are also spoken!)

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.” RUMI
Sixte-Fer-à-Cheval - a stunning natural reserve where we will be hiking and bathing in the waterfalls...
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