Intensive Yoga & Karma-Yoga & Massage retreat

From the 20th to 28th of October 2020

Intensive Yoga & Karma-Yoga & Massage retreat
At the Yoga Gaïa Healer International School in Decazeville

Organized by Gaïa Healer Organization
From the 20th to 28th of October 2020

The Yoga Gaïa Healer International School in Decazeville is a co-creation project inspired by founders Ekarshi Sarva Atma Mithra, Sylvie Rigal and Padma Priya (Nicole) Rupp.

The aim for the creation of this eco-responsible school and its teachings without borders is to share traditional yoga and all other practice known for the well-being of the human Being and the planet. Gaïa Healer means healer of the earth.

The Gaïa Healer Organization created this Yoga school in the old school of Fontvergnes (Decazeville’s pre-school). It’s an old building that hasn’t been much used or cared for, for 40 years. It has kept all its charm of the period it was built (early 20th century). Today, it needs all our care, like our earth on a smaller scale.

In the image of those taking care of the earth (the Gaïa Healers), the Gaïa Healer Organization holds this intensive Yoga and Karma-Yoga retreat to put into concrete action this vision, using the teachings of Yoga tradition : learn, practice and share knowledge together.

This retreat puts the first founding stones of this eco-responsible and co-creative school.

It is organized and co-lead by a yoga instructor and Sarva Atma :

Padma Priya (Nicole Rupp) (more info at : on location and Ekarshi Sarva Atma (more info at : on Zoom from India.

Languages : french, german and english.

1 week retreat

from Tuesday 20th of October (arrival day)  to Wednesday 28th of October 2020


The arrival day is tuesday 20th



Start of the retreat : Wednesday 6am



End of the retreat : the next Wednesday at 2pm (thank you for respecting the time of departure)


8 nights (from Tuesday evening to the next Wednesday)


94 rampe de Fontvergnes,
12300 Decazeville


For 1 week :

Price of the retreat (without membership) : 470€ paid on location or online.

  • 120€ (15€/ day) for meals
  • 200€ (25€/day) for housing(participation to the building fees)
  • 150€ Teachings including Sarva Atma via Zoom, the on location lessons and the recordings shared on the Drive after the retreat (COVID support) ; All the profit will be used for the development of the Gaïa Healer School. The teachers are volunteers.


Add an annual membership for 2020 to the Gaïa Healer Organization : 5€ under this page or during your booking online, an option will be proposed.

Only the members of the Organization can access the classes and retreats offered by the Yoga School. It is a private location, thank you for your understanding.

Online booking is mandatory on this page. the places are limited.

The number of places is limited to 10 people per week with a minimum of 5 people enrolled. The children of participants are welcome. Thank you for letting us know if you are planning on bringing your children to organize the room accommodations. It is free for children, we only ask for the membership.

We will create a waiting list on the booking system. If the retreat is complete, you will be able to register on a waiting list and will be informed when a place frees up.

Usual course of a day


6am – 8am : 1h of sitting Meditation and 1h of postural yoga (asana)
8am – 9am : Breakfast
9am – 10:30am : Karma Yoga outside or inside (gardening, installation of a solar shower, installation of dry toilets, medicinal plant picking, installation of a compost, mandala creation, preparing breakfast and other kitchen tasks, cleaning the house and bathroom, floors, …). Karma Yoga will start with an organizational meeting. A break will be planned during the morning.
10:30am – 12pm : Lesson with Sarva Atma directly from India

12pm – 2pm : preparation of lunch, setting the table, cleaning kitchen


2:30pm – 4:30pm : 1h of Yoga Nidra and 1h of sitting Meditation
4:30pm – 5:30pm : preparation of dinner


5:30pm – 7:30pm : 1h of physical practice (asana) and 1h of sitting Meditation
8pm : Dinner


It is possible to get massages every day. You can plan the massage with the masseur/euse except during Sarva Atma’s lessons.

You can book your massage with :

Irène, massages with essential ou

Shivaranjini, ayurvedic massage : 

Delphine, balinais energetic and Wuo Taï massage et massage Wuo Taï : +33674670671

Payment is made directly to the masseur/euse.

Food and Meals

The group will go shopping for the week on Tuesday at 5pm. Vegetables will be bought at the organic farm “Chez Frankie et Emerique” : Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm.

You can bring food to share with the group.
We will provide rice.

During this week of intensive Yoga, we will not eat meat or drink alcohol.

Accommodation conditions

The pre-school building was not conceived for residential retreats, the comfort is minimal and very limited for now. There isn’t any shower, we only have one toilet and sink, an improvised kitchen, there are no beds, just mattresses. The Gaïa Healer Team only got on location at the beginning of July. We might be able to install a shower by October.

Possibility to camp on the land, the nature is still wild.

You must bring : 

  • Sleeping bag or blanket and sheets and pillow
  • Towels
  • Warm clothes and slippers
  • 10 yoga mats and 8 eye cushions are on location, bring your blanket, yoga pillow, strap, block and sheep skin if you have one, it is very comfortable for the practice of Yoga Nidra

More information will be given a week before the retreat.


For any other question, you can contact :

Padma Priya :


Padma & Sarva Atma & Irène


Une question ?

L'équipe de l’Association Gaïa Healer vous répond :

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94 rampe de Fontvergnes,
12300 Decazeville, France

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