La Petite Guyonnière

Yoga with Magdi

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 yoga workshops, and 7-day yoga retreats (residential), within the beautiful gardens, and poolside, at La Petite Guyonnìere. If the weather is less than kind there is also an indoor yoga studio.

lotus blossum - 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.

Read more on her website:

Magdi Barabás

Yoga Teacher, Yoga with Magdi

Events for 2023

A week-long Summer Wellness Retreat in France: Tapping into our essence -Yoga, Qigong, Reiki, and more.

Sat, 24 June 2023 4:00 pm to Sat, 1 July 2023 10:30 am.

Photo of swimming pool at La Petite Guyonnière - Yoga-retreats

Our deepest intention with this retreat is to bring more awareness and presence into life, exploring the restorative energies that reside within all of us while assisting you in uncovering the stillness within us. A stillness that brings you closer to knowing who you really are at the deepest level of your being.

To create a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere surrounded by idyllic nature where you can relax, where you can leave the mind with all its worries and chatter behind and be in the present moment. In the NOW. With daily yoga practice, some Qi Gong and intuitive art creation, a heated outdoor pool, and delicious organic Ayurvedic food, we create the right circumstances for you to connect and rejuvenate.

Accommodation for Residential Courses (Yoga 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, wellness 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

Contact Magdi for Information about Yoga Retreats