5 of the Best Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in France

by Alyx Sariol  |  Published April 29, 2021

Whether a seasoned student seeking more or an aspiring teacher, France offers a yoga retreat training retreat option to suit every yogi’s desire.

Yoga teacher training retreats in France span a variety of styles and locations, from vinyasa in the French Riviera to yin yoga in the Alps. Retreats typically follow Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour yoga teacher training course, which covers anatomy, philosophy, meditation, and more. France’s top yoga retreat companies also offer continued education hours for those that are already certified. Most retreats include meals, accommodations and local excursions during free time. We have compared different programs to highlight five of the best yoga teacher training retreats in France below.

26 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dharma Yoga Inspired in the French Riviera, Nice

Enjoy a month long training retreat in the French Riviera with Shir Shemesh Yoga. The 26-day yoga teacher training is inspired by Dharma Yoga, which follows the teachings of Yogi Gupta and blends Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga. Students will have a daily schedule of meditation, Dharma yoga, classes and satsang to prepare them for a career as a yoga teacher. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate. During the training, participants will be housed in shared apartments that include kitchens. Meals and airport transfers are not included. From $3,368 per person

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14 Day 200 Hour Intensive Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Ariege, Southern France

This 14-day yoga teacher training intensive is ideal for those who have big yoga dreams but are short on time. Students will hunker down at an 18th century French chateau for two weeks of training, which covers asana, anatomy, breathwork and more. To make the most of your training time at the chateau, the in-person program focuses more on the physical practice. Participants will complete certain portions as self-study or virtually after the training is complete. Successful students will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. Meals are included and catered by Gaia Gourmet Cuisine, a plant-based catering company inspired by global cuisine. From $3,299 per person

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25 Day 200-Hour Yin Yang Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow with Yin Training in Chamonix

My Yoga People leads standard 200-hour Yoga Alliance vinyasa flow training retreat, with an additional six days of specialized Yin training. Highlights of the 200-hour yoga teacher training include an emphasis on teaching philosophy, adjustment workshops, as well as asana theory. Participants will also learn how to modify practices and offer a more inclusive yoga experience. Students will stay in a renovated heritage building that was originally built for the 1924 Olympic games, just ten minutes from downtown Chamonix. To be considered for this program, students must have a consistent practice for a minimum of 18 months. From $3,218 per person

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8 Day 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

For those who hold a 200-hour certification and are in need of continued education hours, look no further. This program offers a thorough look at the Yin Yoga practice, from the philosophy to the methodology of this unique yoga style. The program also covers applied philosophy, myofascial release and class sequencing. Students will stay in a mountainside chalet with views of Mont Blanc. Single and shared accommodations are available. Guided excursions into the Swiss Alps are a bonus part of the retreat program. Meals and airport transfer from Geneva Airport are included. From $2,267 per person

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15 Day 200-Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare, in Beautiful Languedoc

TK Yoga Retreat invites students to be proactive and hands on in this yoga teacher training in Languedoc. The 200-hour yoga training covers asana, meditation and ahimsa lessons, in addition to other topics. This program is ideal for intermediate and advanced yogis who are looking to take a deeper look at their practice or teach in some capacity. Students will be housed at an on-site retreat center in shared accommodations. Daily meals and local transportation are included, but students will need to coordinate their own transfer to the retreat. From $2,573 per person

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