Retreat to Normandy, France

A yoga and cultural adventure with Stephen Kirsch

Escape to the French countryside of Normandy 2 hours west of Paris for a 7-day, 6-night yoga retreat. Join experienced teacher and retreat leader Stephen Kirsch June 1-7, 2024, for a relaxing and invigorating week in the French countryside in a charming and historical French chateau. The residence is meticulously maintained with a heated swimming pool and walking paths on the grounds for relaxing and connecting to nature.

Begin each day with a sunrise Vinyasa yoga practice followed by breakfast. Spend your days lounging by the pool, or head into one of the nearby towns to experience the culture, wine, and architecture of this captivating region. Evening Yin Yoga classes will be offered as a way to wind down from your day before enjoying dinner. The weather in northwest France is spectacular this time of year with the region average temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit daily! Normandy is steeped in history and boasts beautiful sandy beaches, the cliffs of Etretat, chic seaside resorts like Deauville and quaint little fishing ports. Sign up for this incredible opportunity to reset, adventure and explore in the gorgeous countryside of Normandy!

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


Welcome to Harmony In Normandy – an oasis of tranquility and familial warmth nestled in the heart of Normandy. Here, you feel more than just a guest; you’re part of our family, part of our legacy. This haven, once a retreat for business leaders seeking a serene space for reflection and reinvigoration, is now a testament to the power of continuity and the beauty of succession.

Set in the heart of the verdant landscapes of Normandy, Conteville is a slice of untouched French charm. What once was a small hub of fishermen and farmers has now grown into a serene sanctuary that perfectly balances modernity with its rich historical roots.

Harmony In Normandy is committed to sustainability and mindful living. Harmony In Normandy takes great pride in their use of natural cleaning products, further ensuring the wellbeing of the guests and the planet. In the kitchens, the culinary team passionately creates exquisite dishes using locally sourced ingredients, including produce handpicked from the onsite vegetable garden – creating fresh, flavorful food and reducing the carbon footprint. Harmony In Normandy believes in living in harmony with the seasons, allowing nature to dictate the rhythms of  life. We invite you to join in this philosophy, to experience and embrace the beauty, the bounty, and the rhythm of the changing seasons, creating memories that last a lifetime.

At Harmony In Normandy, the beauty of sleep is held paramount. Each of the rooms is a world unto itself, inspired by and dedicated to a distinct woman. We invite you to discover and inhabit these unique universes.Every room at Harmony In Normandy is equipped with top-tier, French-made bedding to ensure your comfort is never compromised. The commitment to high quality sleep is a testament to Harmony In Normandy’s dedication to providing you with an unrivaled hospitality experience.

Embrace the tranquility, immerse yourself in the stories each room tells, and let these unique spaces inspire and rejuvenate you. We look forward to welcoming you to a world of restful dreams and serene awakenings.

Stephen Kirsch (He/Him)

Stephen fell in love with yoga many years ago when he was looking for a way to balance an active athletic lifestyle and work on his feet with a complementary practice. He quickly pursued training and began teaching at some of the biggest yoga studios in Boston. Stephen is passionate about guiding his students through a practice that encourages them to listen and be present and challenges them physically while offering them ease and release. His classes are thoughtfully sequenced for all levels of practitioners and offer clear alignment and postural cueing.

Stephen teaches Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, and Barre classes and currently resides in Portland, Maine with his rascally Rottweiler Ruby. Stephen is an RYT-200 hour graduate of the Boston Yoga School and has been teaching yoga classes for over 8 years. He has led international yoga retreats to Tuscany, Morocco, Spain, and numerous other incredible locations. When he’s not in the studio, Stephen can be found reading, traveling, out for a run around town, or working on his margarita recipe.

Explore the rich historical heritage of Conteville by visiting the 12th-century church of Saint-Quentin, which boasts a blend of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Make sure to stop at La Maison du Parc Naturel Régional des Boucles de la Seine Normande, a beautiful mansion that now serves as an information center about the local natural park, offering insight into the region’s biodiversity and heritage. For the wine aficionados, a trip to the local vineyards is a must—learn about the intricate process of winemaking and treat your palate to the exquisite flavors of Normandy’s finest wines. And finally, don’t miss out on the weekly local markets, where you can mingle with the locals and sample a variety of local produce, cheeses, and other artisanal creations. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or gastronome, there’s something for everyone in Conteville.

Some of the possible options for tours and activities during your France retreat include:

  • Visit the historic churches 
  • Explore local towns and their farmers markets
  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Tastings
  • Cocktail Workshops
  • Kayak
  • Hiking
  • And more!

*Activities not included in the price of tuition unless otherwise mentioned. Availability subject to change.

Please be sure to review Our Policies.


Click Here to Register Now!Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There 

Included in the retreat is a shuttle from the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the retreat center. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 2.5 hours. 

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at and let us know how we can help!

Shared Accommodations – $3295 USD

Single Accommodations – $3795 USD

Shared Accommodations with Shared Bathroom – $3095 USD (Full Price $3095)

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.


  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to

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