June 23-29, 2017

Yoga & Nature

a 6-day Retreat with Pernille & Cédric –

Fondamente, Southern France (1h North of Montpellier)

June 23 –29, 2017

**teaching in English or Danish**


Experience a transformational and rejuvenating week with yoga, meditation, mindful walks, and guided contemplation, while being nurtured by healthy local food and the quietness of the hills of sunny Southern France. Pernille and Cédric will share their passion and knowledge about yoga and the connection between body and mind as they create a safe and sacred space where you’ll feel inspired to deepen your connection to yourself, to play, and to unveil your heart!

All levels of yoga are welcome.


The retreat will take place in Cédric’s family summer house, located on a picturesque hill side of a river valley (“La Sorgues”). A grocery store and small café can be found in the charming nearby village, Fondamente (1.5 km away, google maps).. The house is located 100 km North of Montpellier.

Many wild hikes and a river are available within walking distance.

Getting there:  Norwegian operates a direct route from Copenhagen to Montpellier Méditerranée (MPL) from May to Oct. on Fridays and Mondays. Other direct flights to Montpellier depart from London, Francfort, Paris, and Brussels. Nearby airports include Carcassone, Nîmes, and Marseille. Check www.momondo.com for options and tickets. High speed trains also run to Montpellier from, e.g., Paris, Lyon, Geneva or Barcelona (https://en.voyages-sncf.com/en) .

If you need tips for planning a longer trip to France, Cédric is happy to help out 🙂


We will leave Montpellier on June 23rd at 5 pm and will end the retreat after lunch on June 29th.

 Preliminary daily program:

7:30-8: Meditation

8-9: Breakfast

10-12: Yoga

12.30-16:00: Lunch and free time

16.00-18:00: Body-mind integration practice, guided contemplation, or yoga alignment workshop

18:30-19:30: dinner

20-21: free time, winding-down or yogic healing

Housing and other logistics

Lodging:  We provide basic 1-2 person tents and camping mats to camp in the beautiful nature surrounding the house (bring your sleeping bag and pillow). 3 shower rooms and 2 bathrooms in the house.

You can also book (with a supplement for the entire retreat): 1 double bed (EUR 140).  Let us know your preference upon registration.

Food: 3 meals a day, prepared with love, GLUTEN and DIARY free, but NOT vegetarian. Please let us know of any dietary requirement upon registration.

Equipment: Bring your own yoga mat and sneakers or hiking shoes for walks. Days can be hot (28C) and nights chilly (12-15C), so pack accordingly. Towels are provided. Sheets and linen provided for the rooms.

About the facilitators

 Cédric Gorinas, PhD, is a certified yoga instructor and teaches weekly in Copenhagen. He has trained in Anusara and Ashaya yoga with recognized teachers in the U.S. and Europe. His classes unfold as a slow but strong sequence of poses, guided with clear alignment cues and a heart theme to heal, strengthen, and awaken body and heart. Besides teaching yoga, Cedric helps people find their potential and express it into work or a heart-centered business (www.heartwiseconsulting.com).

Pernille Bruhn, PhD, is a somatic psychologist with extensive training and experience in personal growth integrating the mind and body. She integrates nature, ancient healing arts, poetry, neuroscience, and somatic psychotherapy to help people become more embodied and live with more depth and presence.

Price & Registration

The price is DKK 2,500 (EUR 340) and covers lodging in tent (basic tents are provided, rooms are available with a supplement), full board, and transfer from/to Montpellier.

Teaching and facilitation are donation-based. Contribute with what feels right to your heart and your budget after the retreat.

The price above does NOT include plane tickets, supplement for room accommodation, or travel insurance.

Spaces are limited. To register, send an email to yoga@heartwiseconsulting.com stating your preference for accommodation and any dietary request. Upon receipt of your email, we will send you the details for payment.

Contact us if you have any questions. We hope to see you for a very special time!

Namaste and love,

Pernille & Cédric