Raina Stinson Photography Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CulturePhotographers in Provence

Portrait Photography in Provence Workshops and Retreats

Fascinated with France since her childhood, Raina Stinson visited the country for the first time in 2014. That trip was a career turning point for this long-time nurse from Portland, Oregon. Shortly after that journey, she decided to take early retirement and combine her two passions, portrait photography and the …

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Provencal Relaxation Yoga Retreat Great Food
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provencal Relaxation Yoga at the Silk Farm Retreat

Relaxation in Provence A silky cocoon of soft luxury is precisely what the team at The Silk Farm Retreat delivers. Tucked away in the hamlet of Les Ferauds, in the Var, this converted farmhouse is ideal for a get-away in Provence. The Silk Farm Retreat welcomed the first guests in …

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Getaway Provence September Retreat
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursRebecca Ronane

Getaway to Provence September Retreat for Women

Life often gets in the way of our ability to focus on ourselves. There are kids’ schedules, family activities to juggle and countless other distractions. What about taking time for self-reflection and charting a path to meet your future desires and fuel your passions? September Getaway How about a quick …

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September Yoga Retreat Provence La Belle Vie Mas de l'Amarine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

September Yoga Retreat in Provence

Yoga Retreat in Provence La Belle Vie team is back for a September yoga retreat in St Remy de Provence from September 20-26, 2019. The peaceful setting at Mas de l’Amarine remains the anchor for the yoga program. Building on the success of their retreat in October 2018, the itinerary …

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Yoga Provence La Belle Vie
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Exploring Beyond Yoga in Provence C’est La Belle Vie

Yoga and Creativity Life is indeed perfect when you are lying on the knife edge between consciousness and sleep. And, that stage of relaxation is where I was at the end of a two (2) hour yin yoga session and crystal bowl sound bath. Valentina Duna, a dynamic yoga instructor, …

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October Yoga Retreat Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

October Yoga Retreat in Provence it’s La Belle Vie

Yoga and Gourmet Food in Provence Does that sound too good to be true? Then book your spot for La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat (October 12-18, 2018) combines a talented group of yoga instructors, experienced foodies, and a beautiful venue, into a magical Provencal experience for the first time. All levels …

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La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat Where Zen meets Bliss in Provence

Poolside yoga and gourmet food in Provence, how I wish I could be there! La Belle Vie Yoga Retreat (Fall 2018) combines a talented group of yoga instructors, experienced foodies, and a beautiful venue, into a magical Provencal experience for the first time. All levels of yoga experience are encouraged …

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Ateliers Fourwinds Aureille
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Ateliers Fourwinds Breathing New Artistic Energy in Aureille

At first glance, one might think nothing much has changed at Ateliers Fourwinds since my last visit four years ago. Which, is exactly what the new partners want for this artistic workshop (atelier) space with its natural vistas of the Alpilles. Their desire was to breathe new artistic energy into this …

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Provence Painting Sessions Duncan Barker Uzes
Artists Inspired by ProvenceDuncan BarkerInspire: Art & Culture

Provence Painting Sessions Capturing the Scenes on Canvas

As a painter in the South of France, you rarely feel alone. There are reminders everywhere of those who have gone before – of Cézanne in the countryside around Aix and of Gauguin and Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy. But not all these impressions are specific to a place. …

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Getaway Provence September Retreat
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursRebecca Ronane

Why Should you Consider Women’s Holiday Retreats in Provence

Have you had those moments in life when the jigsaw puzzle starts to fall in place? At 50 plus they can come thick and fast, that’s if you let them and more importantly, that you believe you deserve them. At the beginning of the summer season of 2016, I had …

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