France Christian Meditation Retreat

God Getaways Christian Meditation & Healing Retreat

Rescheduled for 2021

South of France

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Flowing in the Spirit of God 

 

This year’s retreat topic is Flowing in the Spirit of God. Does your life feel like one struggle after another? Are you trying to MAKE things happen in your own way and timing? Are you constantly trying to figure out what you need “to do” to be happy?

 

When we are living in the flow of God’s Spirit, we don’t have to make things happen because God’s blessings just overtake us!

 

Jesus was flowing with God when He said, “I only do what the Father tells me to do,” or “I and the Father are one.” If we believe that God is our source and greatest supply, we need only to cast down our nets at his command to receive a harvest.

 

In this retreat, we will explore how we can live in the flow of God’s Spirit by “allowing” His love, blessings, abundance, and peace to move freely and naturally through and eliminate resistance to our dreams and desires.

 

Through Christian meditation, self-awareness, and other spiritual disciplines at this retreat you’ll learn how to:

 

            • Let go of your fears and limiting beliefs
            • Understand how “you” create your own reality
            • Flow & affect with what God is doing in your life
            • Understand the “true” source of your happiness
            • Learn how to let go and allow God
            • Open doors to greater blessings and abundance
            • Effortlessly create a life you’ll love
            • Set an intention for your life
            • Remove resistance to your dreams and desires
            • Learn how your thoughts and emotions dictate your success
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About the Retreat Location:

 

Located in the heart of the magnificent region of Gascony, surrounded by fields and hills, The Château is an historical French estate whose foundations date back to the Middle Age.

 

With its towers, windmills, ancient wine cellar, the Château is an authentic leftover of the French history and a reflection of the unique rural tradition of the region.

 

For the most part, the current batiment of the castle dates back to the 18th century built by the Comtesse de Beaumont, a former courtesan at the King of France court. The Comtess, who owned the Château until the early 19th century, built a splendid estate including a huge park decorated with statues as well as a small chapel.

 

With 12 bedrooms decorated in a warm, rural and antique style, two living rooms equipped with TV and WIFI, dining rooms, French pool room with board games, historical library, a large studio room of 160 sqm, a 6-acre park featuring ancient oaks and a splendid bathing lake located a few minutes away, the Château is the ideal setting to welcome large groups and host retreats in a tranquil and serene environment.

 

In addition to the practice of yoga and training activities, guests can enjoy their free time at the Château by taking walks through the exquisite countryside, going for refreshing baths in the nearby swimming lake, visiting local markets and historical villages nearby, participating in local festivals and tasting local wines as well as delicious regional products.

 

 

About God Getaway Retreats

 

I’m excited to announce my 6th God Getaways Christian Meditation Retreat that will be held in the South of France in Summer of 2020. My Christian Meditation Retreats have attracted Christians from all over the globe who are interested in learning how to meditate, deepen their practice, draw closer to God, and find inner healing. During this retreat you’ll be provided with tools and instruction to:

 

          • Establish a regular meditation practice
          • Restore your peace of mind
          • Release past pain, hurts, and limiting beliefs
          • Make new friendships with like-minded believers
          • Personal quiet time for rest, relaxation, and reflection
          • Afternoon personal diving deeper activities to connect with yourself and God.
          • Transform your life!
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Please CLICK HERE to see Italy Retreat 2019 picture blog and reviews.

Pictures of Retreat Center & Surrounding Area

France Christian Retreat

 

What’s Included:

 

        • 8 days, 7-night accommodations (double/triple occupancy)
        • Fresh organic meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
        • Daily meditation and instruction 
        • Daily workshops & retreat workbook
        • Gentle Christ-centered yoga workouts
        • Transportation to and from retreat center. (see details below)
        • Several excursions including transportation for sight-seeing in nearby cities, markets, etc. 
        • Pre and post retreat hotel stay in Toulouse (single/double/triple occupancy)
 

Not Included:

 

        • Airfare to and from France
        • Meals outside of the retreat center. Does not include meals at the hotel or during excursions. 
        • Spa treatments
        • Additional classes, workshops, or personal excursions not facilitated by the retreat host. For example, classes hosted by the center or paid tour experiences. 

 

Activities:

 

 

Gentle Christ-Centered Yoga: Most mornings we will begin our day with a gentle Christ-centered yoga practice to strengthen our bodies and quiet our minds. Yoga is known for its mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Yoga classes are dedicated to God and are infused with scripture and prayer throughout.  

 

Hiking & Bike Riding: During your afternoon free time, bikes are available to explore the country-side or you can venture out with a hike or stroll.

 

Bathing Lake: We are in walking distance to a beautiful bathing lake that you can take a drip or wade in the pool right on the property.

 

Reflective & Personal Time: Each day during the retreat, you will have time to dive deeper by connecting with yourself and God as well as deepening your meditation practice.

 

 

 

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See Sample Retreat Schedule:

 

Friday (Arrive in France): We will be staying overnight in hotel near Toulouse.

 

Saturday (Arrival to Retreat)

2:00 P.M.- Via transfer busses, leave hotel for retreat center, about 1.5 hours drive.

3:30 p.m.- Get rooms, settled in, and relax.

5:30 p.m.- Dinner

6:30- Evening gathering, overview, and get acquainted.

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Daily Retreat Schedule: (At least one excursion will be included as well)

 

8:00 – Christ-Centered Yoga

9:00- Guided Christian Meditation

9:30 – Breakfast

10:30- Workshops & Meditation: All workshops focus on Christian meditation and its techniques and instruction, establishing or deepening an authentic practice, tools for healing inner hurts and wounds, maintaining peace of mind, and eliminating stress along with guided practice.

12:30- Lunch

1:30 – 5:00- Personal, Activity, and Reconnect Time

(Afternoon activities include personal alone time, self-healing assignments, walking, exploring, and/or self-care and relaxation activities.

3:30-4:30- Group activity (optional)

5:30 – Guided Christian Meditation

6:00- Dinner

7:00- Sharing & Healing Circles: We need connection. Sharing and healing circles allow us to share in our victories as well our as pain. During these times we’ll reflect on various topics presented during our workshops and how to impact our own lives.

8:30- Evening Activity: Gentle Candle-light Yoga, Soaking in God’s Spirit, Praise Flags Worship, Prayer Circle, etc.

 

Saturday (Last Day of Retreat)

 

  • Breakfast
  • Leave retreat center to hotel at 10:00 a.m.

Departure to airport or personal sight-seeing and tours.

 

About Your Retreat Host

Rhonda Jones has been facilitating retreats for the last 8-years bringing people from all over the globe. Her mission is one of healing after suffering from 4-years of a deep depression that modern medicine couldn’t relieve.  “I believe that with the right knowledge and tools we can heal ourselves from within,” says Rhonda.

 

“Circumstances, crisis, and our inner pains and wounds can challenge us, but they don’t have to take us out at least not for long,” she declares.

 

Rhonda has hosted meditation retreats in Mexico, Italy, Costa Rica, Mount Shasta, and Northern California. Upcoming 2020 retreats also include France and Mexico. She is planning a retreat in Canada as well for 2021. 

 

See Past Retreat and Photo Pages.