Retreats 1-4 people
7-Day Intensive Transformational Retreat
in the South of France
Heal your mind, body and spirit
Our retreats are all about removing yourself from your day-to-day life and struggles to take the time to rebalance, refocus on yourself and to revitalize your life like a much needed "breath of fresh air" or "shot of life back in your life." We understand how easy it is for people to become caught up in trying to survive and fulfilling so many obligations in their lives, but over time this wears down the mind, body and spirit causing a variety of problems such as feeling constantly tired, sad, lack of motivation, stuck or "trapped," anxious and unable to relax, irritable, sleep problems, health issues and the list goes on and on. On the surface, many people have everything they thought they wanted from life (ie, job, house, car, marriage or relationship, kids, etc.) but in fact, are still feeling a deep sense of dissatisfaction and emptiness-- uninspired and completely disconnected from who they really are.
What can I say when "truly amazing" doesn't even seem to fit the experience I have had. I was very nervous about coming and never had been away on my own before. I knew I needed to relax and some help but I didn't know how... Tania and Lucas are both truly amazing people and made me feel at ease from the
Tania and Lucas are both truly amazing people and made me feel at ease from the moment they met me at the airport. They welcomed me into their home and put me at ease giving me a safe environment and the tools to explore and find myself. Most important they taught me how to love myself, be at peace and just have fun and be happy. I have not laughed so long and so hard for quite some time! I consider my expectations well and truly surpassed. I can thoroughly recommend Lotus Village for anyone who needs to get away and have some rest and relaxation or for someone who is looking for help and guidance on how to be happy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have changed my life for the better.
Alistair, Great Britain
This retreat has been life-changing for me. It came at a point of cross-roads in my life and I could not have made a better decision. It has inspired me to pursue my dreams; it has challenged me to take the journey within even deeper; it has has allowed me to meet "family" away from home,
and it has rejuvenated my soul. I am filled with so much happiness and peace and my heart if over-flowing with gratitude for Tania and Lucas. I loved their energy and company. The one-on-one sessions were inspiring and helpful. The food was amazing and the scenery breathtaking.
Kayleigh, South Africa
That's where it becomes crucial to disconnect from the routines we are used to and to begin a process of reconnection with what we need. To stop the business and robotic manner in which we live, and to take the time to look at how our lives are serving our underlying needs, dreams and desires. Ultimately, finding a way to incorporate real and profound changes into your life so that you can live an authentic, inspired, balanced and joyful life.
To do this, we have created our signature retreat which is a unique and comprehensive retreat program that addresses your mind, body and spirit through a variety of healing approaches, practices and exercises. We have created an environment and weekends specifically focused on nurturing, revitalizing and supporting you in beginning to rediscover who you are and what you need. Through our activities, one-on-one healing session and informal coaching you will receive physical and emotional healing to support and move you forward in your life.
Tania is an intuitive energy healer, certified yoga instructor, massage therapist and hypnotist with over 15 years experience as a psychotherapist from Los Angeles. Tania focuses her life and practice on the mind/body/spirit connection and works in helping people to uncover their authentic self and life. Tania believes that true healing comes from listening to our deepest needs and dreams and that it is from this place of honesty that everything is possible in our lives. You can find more information about her personal story and practice here.
Lucas is a certified holistic life coach, reiki practitioner and hypnotist from France with additional knowledge in techniques such as NLP, visualization, and inner child work. His practice is focused on assisting people to reconnect back to themselves and their needs. Lucas is skilled at guiding people towards solutions and ways to make concrete changes in their lives. You can find more information about him and his personal story here.
Benefits of 7-Day Transformational Retreats
Our all-inclusive retreats mean that all your meals are taken care of so no additional meals to pay or plan for and no cooking to worry about.
Special welcome gift package to support your weekend and healing process.
Unique retreat experience focused on your mind, body and spirit.
Most retreats provide only yoga, meditation or group workshops and one-on-one sessions are extra. Lotus Village provides you with everything! Morning yoga/breathwork, daily guided meditation and one-on-one sessions of Relaxation Massage, Energy Healing and Transformational Coaching are all included for a more powerful healing experience.
Our retreats are designed for 1 to 4 people maximum so you receive a more personalized experience with lots of one-on-one attention, peace and quiet, and time to really connect with yourself.
Informal coaching and support provided throughout the retreat as well as opportunities to ask questions and get feedback between activities.
Our individual and small group retreats (1-4 people) are offered in a beautiful 2-bedroom wood and stone cottage 1 hour 15 minutes from Toulouse. Here you will experience life in the French countryside with beautiful fields all around, horses, a river just behind the house and a lake 10 minutes away by car with nature trails. You can enjoy being surrounded by peace, quiet and nature as you swing in one of our hammocks, go for a long, tranquil walk, take a swim in the pool (summer time only), enjoy a nice bike ride or just relax in the house. Whatever you choose... it's up to you.
7-Day Intensive Transformational Package
(Starts day 1 at 4pm - Ends day 7 at 2pm)
Excursion to Saturday French market (arrivals Sunday - Friday)
6 nights accommodation
All vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks (coffee, tea, juice and water)
Welcome gift package
After retreat page on our website with tools to help support your progress.
Two 90-Minute Relaxation/Deep Tissue MASSAGE
Three Private Transformational COACHING session
90-Minute ENERGY HEALING session
Two AFTER-RETREAT Transformational COACHING session by Skype
* Please note, additional healing services (massage, life coaching, energy healing) can be added for an extra charge.
Transformational Retreat Package
One Person Private Room
(annual membership included)
** Lotus Village is a non-profit association. Membership fees are used for the functioning of the association.
Want to stay longer ?
70€ per person / night
(Includes meals and accomodation)
Massage (1 hour)- 50€
Transformational Coaching (1 hour)- 65€
Energy Healing (1,5 hour)- 65€
While there are many different styles of yoga that all offer valuable opportunities to learn and grow, here at Lotus Village, we utilize a combination of Hatha, Restorative and Yoga Therapy to teach you not only the physical aspects of the yoga asanas, but also the philosophy of yoga as well and the wisdom of this ancient method of self-inquiry. And to better illustrate the concepts of yoga, each day there will be a particular theme for the class such as, mindfulness, compassion, empowerment, grounding, etc. that you will learn about and focus on practicing through the meditation, pranayama and asanas. This helps to not only better organize your practice, but it also gives a structure to begin understanding how to integrate your practice into your day-to-day life, rather than simply experiencing a series of asanas that feel random and purely fitness oriented.
Our yoga is taught by certified yoga instructor and holistic therapist, Tania Manczarek, and is accessible to all levels whether you're a newbie, a beginner or you've been practicing for some time. Everything is explained so that you feel confident and relaxed each step of the way, making it easier to connect to the practice, understand the philosophy and learn the correct posture alignments. The Hatha and Restorative styles of the physical yoga practice are done slowly focusing on learning how to do the postures correctly, while using different props and adjustments for your body and level of skill. This way, each person can practice according to their physical ability and what feels right for them.
Our Transformational Coaching Sessions
I stayed 5 days with Tania and Lucas for a Transformational Retreat. A simple holiday with yoga and meditation experience turned out to be an amazing journey of self-discovery, development and spiritual renewal. It totally exceeded my expectation and I felt so lucky and privileged to have
chosen this retreat. Tania helped me to identify the real need of my body, my energy and gave me tools that I can use and continue to practice in my post-retreat life. Lucas guided me though some of the essential issues I have in my life and showed me the possibilities and different ways to deal with them. Tania and Lucas made themselves available and mentally present for me when I needed their advice or to express myself. I felt myself reconnected to my body, mind and soul. Thank you Tania and Lucas.
Selina, Hong Kong
Here at Lotus Village, our retreats focus not only on keeping the physical body in balance, but also the mind, body, spirit connection in balance as well. Because of this, a key part of our retreats are our private Transformational Coaching sessions with Life Coach and Reiki practitioner, Lucas Coelho.
Each session will include a discussion about different aspects of your life and practice exercises to create more balance between your mind, body and spirit. These sessions are designed to increase your self-awareness and to help provide you with practical tools to use in your day-to-day life to reduce stress, achieve your personal goals and improve your relationship with yourself and others.
How to Find Us
Our retreat center is located next to Revel 1hour 15 minutes (73 Km) by car from Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport or Toulouse-Matabiau train station, 1 hour 15 minutes from Carcassonne Airport (73 Km) or train station and 30 minutes from Castres.
We offer airport/train pick-up and drop-off service for an additional fee of 110€ from/to Toulouse or Carcassonne for one person roundtrip and 50€ for Castres. Please let us know at your time of booking if interested.
-Arrival by airplane
Flights can be booked to arrive at Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport (TLS) or Carcassonne Airport (CCS). Transfer from and to Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport (TLS) and Carcassonne Airport (CCS) is available upon request. The price is 110 EUR for a round trip and advance notice is required.
From Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport you can also take a shuttle to Toulouse-Matabiau train station for 8 EUR. Walk to the Toulouse Bus station (next to train station) and take bus #56 or #57 to Revel (Claude Nougaro) stop for about 3 EUR. From here, we can pick you up for free and bring you to the retreat location 10 minutes away.
-Arrival by train
Train arrivals at Toulouse-Matabiau, Carcassone and Castres train stations also available for Lotus Village ground transportation option. After you arrive in Toulouse, you can book a taxi to get to the retreat location. The price is 110 EUR per person for Toulouse or Carcassonne for a round trip transfer and 50 EUR for Castres and advance notice is required.
From Toulouse-Matabiau train station you can walk to the Toulouse Bus station (next to train station) and take bus #56 or #57 to Revel (Claude Nougaro) stop for about 3 EUR. From here, we can pick you up for free and bring you to the retreat location 10 minutes away.
For your individual retreat, enjoy our private rooms with a double bed and shared bathroom. Or, if coming with a friend or loved one, share the same room with a double and single bed and a shared bathroom.
The price of this retreat includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks, coffee, tea, water, and juice. Passionate about cooking, healthy living and vegetarianism, Lotus Village offers delicious vegetarian cuisine during your retreat. We love showing others how vegetarian food is not only healthy but tasty and satisfying as well. If interested in learning how to cook vegetarian food, don't hesitate to ask questions as we are happy to share recipes and information. Please inform Lotus Village should you have any particular food allergies or dietary restrictions at time of booking.
Included in the price of this retreat are two 90-minute relaxation/deep tissue massage sessions, a 90-minute energy healing session, three 90-minute Transformational Coaching sessions plus two after-retreat Transformational Coaching sessions. Extra sessions can be booked at an additional cost. Here is the menu of services offered at the Lotus Village:
*Energy healing (65 EUR for 90 minutes)
*Relaxation/Deep Tissue Massage (50 EUR for 60 minutes /70 EUR for 90 minutes /85 EUR for 120 minutes)
*Transformational Coaching session (65 EUR for 60 minutes)
What's Not Included
Airport transfer (available for additional charge upon request)
Additional services or excursions
Full payment is due at time of booking.
Payment can be made by bank wire transfer or PayPal (fees apply). For all payments by bank wire transfer, participants will be responsible for any bank charges incurred. Cash, checks, credit cards not accepted.
50% refund for cancellations up to 2 weeks before the first day of your retreat. No refunds for cancellations made less than 2 weeks before your retreat.
Questions & Booking
I decided to start my sabbatical with the Transformational retreat and it has surpassed my expectations. Tania and Lucas were able to put together a variety of elements that allowed me to relax, have deep insights, connect with my strength, create a roadmap to fullfil my goal and mission in life. Here I found
a magical combination: beautiful scenery, skilful and compassionate support, delicious, vegetarian food and everything was encompassed with love. You made me feel at home, the "home" which we all should have. The one that makes you feel protected, whole and connected to your true self.
A life changing experience. I feel as if I'm a new person and can't wait to share what I've learned with friends and family. Thank you for helping me find peace with myself. I feel more confident with who I am and truly feel capable of anything I put my mind and effort into.
Dillon, United States