April 30-May 6, 2023

First International Retreat in magical SAN MIGUEL

We will be staying in a colonial resort, few minutes by foot from the stunning historical center of San Miguel. We will practice yoga daily, including pranayama and chanting early morning before brunch and/or late afternoon restorative practice. Nathalie’s family has lived in San Miguel for decades so we have good secret plans. Creativity sessions are scheduled like those we offered in our Indian or Crete retreats... (Art supplies provided). We wanted to share this magical place where art, folk traditions and daily life are interwoven in every corner of the city. Some time will be available to rest and do shopping in the many art galleries and colorful stores.



François Raoult, M.A., ERYT500, C-IAYT

François is the founder and director of Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester, NY and has taught yoga since 1975. For a decade, he toured Europe with an avant-garde puppet theater and composed music for the plays. The manipulation of string puppets led him to explore yoga and tai chi. He conducts seminars, international retreats and teacher training worldwide. He also leads international retreats with his wife Nathalie in India, Mexico, Crete and Venice…. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale de Yoga in Paris (with direct disciples of Sri Krishnamacharya) and among the first french yoga instructors to study in Pune,India with Sri B.K.S. Iyengar from whom he received a Junior 3 certification. François also has explored meditation, ayurveda and experiential anatomy. Certified in Gong and Laughing Yoga(!). François completed the international Sound Healer program in Spain and also holds a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology.


Nathalie Alvarez

Nathalie is François’s partner in life and co-creator of the Journey to India. A pioneer in the fields of massage and transpersonal therapy since 1981— Nathalie directed L’Ecole du Corps Conscience, based in Montpellier, France. Nathalie’s work combines expression, symbolism, mandalas and color therapy.

$2750 double room (per person) / $3050 single room (limited availabilty)

Includes lodging with private bath, all meals except one dinner and two lunches (local and organic and even pre-Hispanic whenever possible), all excursions (Pyramid del Virge, hot springs, temazkal, and visit of Guanajuato etc ...), all group transportation (taxi or mini bus), supplies for creativity sessions.

Does not include Airport travel expenses to and from San Miguel.

(Closest airport: Queretaro. Then Mexico City. Bus or private taxi)

$500 non-refundable deposit. Balance before April 1, 2023.

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Option Fee
Non-refundable deposit $500
Double Room Balance $2250
Single Room Balance $2550
Double Room Full Payment $2750
Single Room Full Payment $3050