Namaste and welcome! A space dedicated to yoga, meditation, yoga retreats, and all things related to unveiling the light within. As well as scheduled classes, Magdi also holds 1-day workshops, and 7-day retreats (residential), within the beautiful gardens, and poolside, at La Petite Guyonnìere.

Yoga retreats and workshops with Magdi

Yoga retreats at La Petite Guyonnìere

Magdi is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, mainly instructing in English and French. However, she can answer your questions in Hungarian, German, Spanish, and Romanian. Currently, her yoga classes take place in and around Apremont and Challans in the Vendée, in France.

Depending on the class and the intentions, she balances and rounds out the sessions by starting with meditation, usually, breath awareness, or with Pranayama, followed by the postures called asanas and finishing in Savasana with a deep relaxation or Yoga Nidra. Classes that include postures/asanas, are usually 75 minutes long. Meditation and Yoga Nidra classes tend to be shorter than that.

In 2017, I became a multi-style yoga teacher (Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga along with Vinyasa Flow) in Goa, India. At the time, the focus of my own practice was Yogasana along with Pranayama centered around Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, which I started 4 years before.

In 2018, I extended my yoga education with an additional first-level teacher training course in Costa Rica focused on self-healing and the Higher Self, and with Yin Yoga relating to the 5-phases theory (5 elements) and their meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in the Netherlands.

2019 brought me further opportunities to follow an additional Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra training in Goa, as well as an immersive Ayurveda and its 5-elements (one-to-one) training at a Panchakarma Institute in Kerala, Southern India.
Hatha flow, Pranayama, Yin Yoga, meditation, and Yoga Nidra have been the main focus in my classes, with an ever-increasing attention on meditation and self-inquiry.

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Magdi Barabás

Yoga Teacher, Yoga with Magdi


Yoga classes and workshops – 2021

Introduction to Yoga Nidra

Half-day workshop – 21 November 2021

The focus of this workshop will be Yoga Nidra. First, we will briefly go through the theory of Yoga Nidra, then put the theory into practice and finish with a delicious vegetarian brunch.

Yoga for the 3 doshas from Ayurveda

Half-day workshop – 12 December 2021

The focus of this workshop will be on the three doshas from the ancient tradition of Ayurveda and ways to incorporate these principles into our yoga practice.

First, we will look at what the three doshas are and what practices we can do to keep them balanced. The following practice class will be based on the theory, and we will finish with a delicious vegetarian brunch.


Yoga classes and workshops – 2022

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Half-day workshop with brunch – 23 January 2022

The Yoga Sutras (‘Yoga Darshan’) of the Sage Patanjali is one of the most important ancient texts in yogic philosophy. A part of the second and third chapters is dedicated to describing the eight-fold path or the eight limbs of yoga (ashtanga yoga), outlining a set of mental and physical disciplines for yogic practices: yama (moral disciplines, restraints), niyama (duties), asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (sensory withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss, enlightenment).

In the theory class, we will have a look at each of the eight limbs of yoga and their application in life, on and off the yoga mat. The practice class will be built on the theory session, followed by a delicious vegetarian brunch.

Yoga retreats – 2022

The following 7-day Yoga retreats are scheduled for 2022:

Yoga retreats in the Vendée

Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Nidra – June 2022

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 4:00 pm – Sat 02 July 2022 10:30 am

Yoga retreats in the Vendée

Topic to be revealed soon – September 2022

Sat, 03 Sept 2022 4:00 pm – Sat 10 Sept 2022 10:30 am

Accommodation for residential courses (retreats)

Students/guests are accommodated in either of the 2 gîtes, Le Marronnier or Le Petit Bouleau, here at La Petite Guyonnìere.

All the facilities at La Petite Guyonnìere, including the heated swimming pool, are available for residential guests. Guests attending 1 day workshops are also at liberty to make use of the pool and other facilities.


We focus on the contemplative aspects of yoga, with an emphasis on breathing and meditation, to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Classes take place within the extensive gardens at La Petite Guyonnìere and on the sun terrace, beside the swimming pool. In the event of poor weather, classes can be taken in our Yoga studio.

Image of the gardens at La Petite Guyonnière - Yoga retreats
Image of students in the Yoga studio - Yoga retreats

If you are interested in the Yoga retreats, Yoga classes, or any of the other events, or you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Magdi:
+33 649 93 05 32

22 Rue du Docteur Dorion
85220 Apremont, France

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