True Nature Travels Blog


Have you ever wanted to go to France? How about rolling out your yoga mat in a beautiful Chateau in the countryside of France?

True Nature Travels is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Chateau de Bardouly in Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech, France!


We invite you to retreat at Chateau de Bardouly, an elegant 17th-century country estate in Southwest France. The retreat center is meticulously maintained and is the essence of stillness and seclusion. The grounds include a heated swimming pool, hard-surface tennis court, and 100 acres of protected woodlands.

When you are not getting grounded on your mat, you can enjoy a  variety of the French Countryside. Just a few to consider: Sip wines, in the beautiful Bordeaux and Bergerac wine region, best known for their biodynamic viticulture. The Issigeac Sunday Market, found to the southeast of Bergerac in the Perigord Pourpre region, is filled with local produce. Canoe the Dordogne, your host Jean-Claude is a professional canoeing expert whose family has lived in the same spot on the river for generations. Not to mention all the Historic Castles to visit.

We have two wonderful retreats coming up!

Deepen your Ashtanga Yoga practice in the French countryside near Bordeaux, with Sara Jagielski of Joy is My Armour Yoga. The Bandhas and Baguettes retreat is perfect for those with an existing practice or those who have never done Ashtanga and want to begin to develop a practice. You will have the opportunity to practice in both led and Mysore-style classes.

SEPTEMBER 11 – 17, 2022 – Register Now

Live your life and thrive. Enjoy the renewed experience of being in the present moment without worry. Join Dakini Jaeger for a week of Vinyasa yoga, rolling hills in the Dordogne Valley, locally sourced food, and the trip of a lifetime.

APRIL 24 – 30, 2022 – SOLD OUT! – Get on the waitlist

A French lifestyle is about simple living and enjoying the best moments in life. France has it all. Dordogne offers everything that travellers head to France for: beautiful chateaux, lush gardens, ancient castles, a bucolic landscape of vineyards, forests, and rivers.Experience the rich culture, classic art, sophisticated fashion, detailed architecture, and culinary flavors that France has to offer on retreat.

Learn more about how to retreat or lead a retreat at
Chateau de Bardouly and Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech, France!

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True Nature is thrilled to announce a catalog of retreats in the United States! 

We hope you can join us in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, the beautiful desert in New Mexico, and in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on a relaxing and inspiring retreat! 




Taos Retreat

Explore the enchanted beauty of Taos, New Mexico surrounded by mountains and colorful sky that stretch for miles! This family-owned retreat center is located 2 miles from the heart of Taos and is home to stunning mountain views and peaceful desert landscapes. Enjoy a scenic hike up Devisadero trail or relax in the nearby mineral springs.

Built in 1925, the retreat center was made in the native Adobe style, offering the best of both worlds – historic charm with all of the comfort and convenience of modern day accommodations. The Chef prepares every meal from scratch putting lots of love and care into each dish.


As working women, fitting play into our lives has always been difficult. This has never been truer than during this year of COVID pandemic. We are optimistic that by June 2021, we will feel able to safely travel within the U.S., to take time for a much-needed PLAY break!

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New Mexico Yoga retreat

After more than a year of dealing with the pandemic, it’s time to find our Selves and rediscover our community through a breath-centered practice where we will balance our minds and bodies amidst the beauty of Taos, New Mexico.

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US - Blue Ridge Mountains - Wellness Sanctuary

Set amidst 380+ breathtaking acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina, the retreat center is a renowned sanctuary of peace that eases the mind and inspires the soul.

Serenity and relaxation await. Watch the sunrise over endless mountaintops, rejuvenate with a treatment at the spa, or enjoy a peaceful walk in the forest. Escape the mundane, surrender to nature, and unwind atop the stunning and serene mountain air.



Yoga Retreat North Caroline

Immerse yourself in the transformational practice of yoga and the calming and nourishing magic of mother nature. Enjoy nature walks, fresh open-air yoga practices with breath-taking mountain vista views, plus yoga and meditation practices in one or more of the awe-inspiring retreat center sanctuaries.

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US - Helena, MT

Located a stone’s throw from the Continental Divide, this healing sanctuary is one of North America’s oldest retreat centers. It combines traditions of India and Native America for generations of spiritual seekers and teachers to enjoy. All meals are locally sourced and organic. Be reminded of what is essential in life in this serene landscape.



Montana Yoga Retreat

Join Barb and Claire in the heart of the Rocky Mountains for a week devoted to self care through yoga, nature and community. Embrace the Big Sky vibe by unplugging, setting everything aside, and reconnecting on a deep and transformative level to your dreams, goals and visions. This weeklong retreat, set in astonishing natural landscape of the retreat center and its grounds, will allow opportunities to hike, explore and just BE. The fresh Montana mountain air will reawaken your sacred relationship to the Earth and inspire the creativity and passion to live with purpose and stability in any circumstance.

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