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Peaceful in Paris


Dreaming of Paris? We are too!

Investing time to achieve our dreams seems to be on all our minds as we seek to find our own happiness while also caring for the impact of those dreams on the world around us . 

As we become more aware, grateful and awake, living a meaningful existence increasingly becomes about the experiences we have instead of the objects we own.

What if in 2018 you reached for your dream and came with Carla and Melanie to Paris for a week of magical experiences in the City of Lights? 

We invite you to join us in June for a week-long retreat that we’ve lovingly named Peaceful in Paris.

Many Parisians might argue that finding peace in Paris is as elusive as finding peace in any big city, but as Melanie (our own tour guide and native Parisian) and Carla (our favorite life coach) will show you, peace can be had anywhere and anytime as long as we look for it. 

We have curated a treasure trove of experiences that are sure to allow peace to flow throughout your trip and into your memories for years to come if you choose to retreat with us.

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Come and experience your wild and precious life in Paris!

Here’s a sampling of what’s in store for you:

  • Bicycling in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles
  • Exploring the city with a native, practicing your French and enjoying local market fares
  • Tour of secret gardens only known to locals
  • Wandering down winding streets playing peekaboo games with the Eiffel tower
  • Boating on the Seine
  • Yoga in the gardens of the Louvre
  • Learning to make French desserts with a real French cook
  • Following in the footsteps of Amelie in Montmartre
  • Sipping world-class hot chocolate in a cozy cafe
  • Buying fruit, cheese and baguettes like locals and picnicking like we’re in a Georges Seurat painting
  • Learning a bit (or a lot) about French wine
  • A spa-like afternoon at a very special Turkish baths
  • Crepes, croissants, champagne, chocolates, and plenty of time to rest and play.
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And of course there will be dreaming and visioning and coaching and magic!

We will be staying in a charmingly appointed air-conditioned apartment hotel in the West side of the city, very close to a pastoral park where we will be able to practice meditation and yoga at the beginning or end of the day, or simply take a walk to immerse in nature and discover the fairy forests of France. Beautiful rooftop bar, restaurant and terrace for gathering are all on site. Rooms are shared with one or two other guests making this a group experience that will give you friends for life!

Total Retreat Cost: $2400

Includes all lodging, continental breakfasts, snacks, three Parisian dining experiences, all activities listed above, transportation to group events during the retreat and many surprises! Airfare, ground transport to hotel and some meals not included.

This will be a cozy, intimate group--  less than 8 women, so plenty of ease in travel and ability to be responsive in the moment to the magic that arises!

Trip dates: June 17- 24, 2018.

Just found out about this and want to attend? Check for any remaining available spots by emailing with "PARIS" in the subject line.

If this sounds like a dream to you, we hope you’ll join us for Peaceful in Paris!

Much love, 

Melanie and Carla

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About Melanie Strang-Hardy:

Melanie was born and raised in the city of lights and moved to the US in her early twenties after meeting her now husband on a train between Paris and Italy. She studied Art in Paris, diplomacy and international relations on the East coast, herbalism,Permaculture and Yoga in the deep south and is now combining all her skills to take people on unique travel experiences that allow participants to get back to their truth. 


About Carla Robertson: 

Carla Robertson is a master life coach who helps people rediscover their truth and make deep shifts in their lives, improving relationships, reconnecting with lost dreams, and seeing the world with more joy and presence. She offers personal coaching, customized experiences in nature, and retreats and courses that bring her clients back into alignment when they’ve been stuck, disconnected or overwhelmed.  She is a skilled outdoorswoman and learned to be a true badass while hiking the Appalachian Trail, a 6 month, 2000 mile journey. She is happiest with her feet in the grass or wading in a creek. While she travels widely and never met a trail or tree she didn’t like, her home base is in New Orleans with her husband and cats and beautiful tropical garden.

Cancellation policy: We will refund 50% of the trip cost for cancellations more than 60 days in advance. If you need to cancel your reservation 30-60 days before the scheduled retreat date, your trip fee is not refundable, unless we are able to fill your spot with another participant. We regret that any cancellations within 30 days or less are not refundable. We are not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend purchasing Travel Protection Insurance through a qualified agent. If we cancel any retreat, there will be 100% refund on all funds received to date.