Soul of Provence

 

June 2021 (exact dates TBA)  |  AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE 
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Join a select group of passionate female entrepreneurs, world-healers, and changemakers for a journey into the soul of this ancient, beautiful land — and into a new evolution of your own story.

 

We’ll spend 5 days and 6 nights in the ancient city of Aix-en-Provence exploring the landscape that inspired Cezanne and luxuriating in all the beauty, pleasure, and joy that this famous corner of France has to offer.

Just imagine

Wandering the ancient Roman streets of Aix at twilight with a group of awakened women (aka, your new soul sisters) while you talk soul growth, inner mastery, and changing the world?

Dining en terrasse beside the famous Cours Mirabeau while sipping a glass of Côtes-de-Provence (or eau minérale, si vous préférez)?

Meditating in the 6th century baptistery of the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur d'Aix-en-Provence?

Traipsing through fragrant lavender fields with the mistral wind in your hair?

Wandering the eerie halls of the Roman Colosseum at Arles?

Savoring fresh-baked croissants and café au lait while you watch the sun rise over the rooftops of old Aix?

Breathing a sigh of utter bliss as you sink into the therapy table at the Sextius spa?

Est-ce que ça semble merveilleux?

Let me tell you more …

Nourish Your Soul

THIS RETREAT GOES FAR BEYOND JUST SAVORING THE RICHNESS OF PROVENCE.

It’s about examining our relationship to our history, and rewriting it with an eye toward healing, expansion, and evolution.

It’s about allowing ourselves to experience beauty, pleasure, and joy in a new, more deliberate way.

It’s about letting the energy of this incredible place work its magic on our neural network, and create new pathways for growth.

And it’s about doing this epic transformational dive in style with a group of awakened sisters who are willing to tap into that soul-deep connection right alongside you.

Comme c'est incroyable!

Yes! I can't wait to experience my inner transformation in Aix-en-Provence!

 

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The Venue

HÔTEL AQUABELLA

Rue des Étuves, Aix-en-Provence

Located just steps away from the heart of old Aix and surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean garden, Hotel Aquabella features Provencal-style rooms, a stunning outdoor pool, and the Spa Thermes-Sextius.

I chose this spot because not only is it contemporary and low-key luxe, it’s walking distance from everything you’ll want to explore in Old Aix. Plus, you know … the SPA!

What we’ll do while we’re here

  • Gather in the hotel meeting space for deep exploratory sessions around how we can use the power of spiritual practice and neurohacking to reprogram our old stories and relate differently to our history (no matter what it contains)

  • Explore the highlights of Aix, including the Cours Mirabeau, the Atelier Cézanne, and the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur

  • Ground ourselves with morning meditations & breathwork practices

  • Hop aboard a coach for a full-day private tour of the local lavender fields and medieval towns

  • Indulge in amazing spa treatments (oui, s'il vous plaît!)

  • And, of course, devour lots of amazing French food (and desserts)!


What we WON’T do while we’re here

  • Cram every day full of touristy activities

  • Stick to the beaten path

  • Stay comfortably on the surface of our experiences


In other words … if you want a truly transformational experience, this retreat is exactly what you’ve been asking for!

Yes! Provence is singing to my soul!

 

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Les Avantages

(aka, the Benefits Analysis)

 

Since you can’t take the lavender fields, the gorgeous fountains, or the local Bouillabaisse with you on the plane (at least, probably not), what WILL you take home from this retreat?

 

  1. Deep personal growth. Taking time away from your life to put yourself in new places and situations is essential to your inner expansion and evolution. My expertise is helping you become the best possible version of you—the you who can have her pompe à l’huile and eat it too, tous les jours. The conversations we have and the questions we ask while we’re soaking up the Provençal sun style will help you get back to your life with a whole new level of clarity, vision, and self-belief.

  2. Creative thinking galore. In order to have space to be creative, you have to clear space. This is that space. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself pausing in the middle of the Rue Monclair to jot down the latest flash of brilliance.

  3. Precious “soul-scripted” moments. This is NOT one of those retreats where we’re booked every minute. Having some downtime to explore on your own (or with your sisters) is part of the fun. Who knows what adventures you’ll have as you explore the corridors of the Musée Granet, or duck into a local boulangerie for some pain au chocolate?

  4. Self-Immersion. How often do you really get to focus on YOU? Not your business, or your partner, or your kids, or your to-do list, but … just you? ‘Nough said.

  5. A new take on self-care. We’ll be practicing some simple ways to let more beauty, possibility, and joy into your life, every single day. And, as you know, the best way to learn is by doing.

  6. Connections with like-minded soul sisters who are out to change the world. It often seems like the more self-aware, successful, and spiritually-minded we become, the fewer people we have to really talk to. You’ll forge deep friendships with women who are working at your level, deliberately creating their lives—aka, les femmes les plus cool.

But most of all …

You’ll have a profound new understanding of how to work with your personal story, leverage your gifts, and refine your vision so you can deliberately create a life you love, every single day.

 

Now, is that worth a transatlantic trip or what?

Our plan d'action

(Subject to change with the weather or at our creatorly whims)

Day 1 - Arrival

We will arrive throughout the afternoon from our various locations, get settled in our rooms, and rest up for our first evening in magical Aix!

  • 6:00 PM — Gather in the lobby of Le Hôtel Aquabella

  • 6:30 PM — Champagne dinner & welcome ceremony at Brasserie Les Deux Garçons, Cours Mirabeau

Day 2

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast in bed (aka, coffee and croissants delivered to your door!)

  • 10:00 AM — Excursion to the the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, where we’ll explore the gorgeous interior of the church and enjoy a (non-denominational) group meditation in the 6th century baptistery.

  • 12:00 PM — Lunch on your own or with sisters.

  • 2:30 PM — Afternoon inner story workshop in the Hôtel Aquabella meeting space

  • 5:30 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

Day 3

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 10:00 AM — Visioning workshop at the the Hôtel Aquabella

  • 12:30 PM — Lunch on your own or with sisters.

  • 2:00 PM — Spa treats! (Details TBA)

  • 6:00 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

Day 4

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 10:00 AM — Private tour of Old Arles and Roman amphitheater

  • 12:00 PM — Group lunch in Arles

  • 3:00 PM — Arrive back in Aix, free afternoon

  • 5:30 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

  • 8:00 PM — Girls’ night out! (Details TBA)

Day 5

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 8:30 AM — Hike from Barrage de Bimont to Mont Sainte-Victoire OR tour of Cezanne’s studio (weather dependent)

  • 1:00 PM — Arrive back in Aix, lunch on your own

  • 3:00 PM — Free afternoon

  • 5:30 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

Day 6

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 9:00 AM — Full-day tour of Provence lavender fields and medieval towns (includes lunch)

  • 4:30 PM — Arrive back in Aix

  • 6:30 PM — Farewell dinner & closing ceremony

Day 7 - Departure

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 11:00 AM — Check out from hotel, depart for home

Our plan d'action

(Subject to change with the weather or at our creatorly whims)

Day 1 - Arrival

We will arrive throughout the afternoon from our various locations, get settled in our rooms, and rest up for our first evening in magical Aix!

  • 6:00 PM — Gather in the lobby of Le Hôtel Aquabella

  • 6:30 PM — Champagne dinner & welcome ceremony at Brasserie Les Deux Garçons, Cours Mirabeau

Day 2

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast in bed (aka, coffee and croissants delivered to your door!)

  • 10:00 AM — Excursion to the the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur, where we’ll explore the gorgeous interior of the church and enjoy a (non-denominational) group meditation in the 6th century baptistery.

  • 12:00 PM — Lunch on your own or with sisters.

  • 2:30 PM — Afternoon inner story workshop in the Hôtel Aquabella meeting space

  • 5:30 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

Day 3

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 10:00 AM — Visioning workshop at the the Hôtel Aquabella

  • 12:30 PM — Lunch on your own or with sisters.

  • 2:00 PM — Spa treats! (Details TBA)

  • 6:00 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

Day 4

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 10:00 AM — Private tour of Old Arles and Roman amphitheater

  • 12:00 PM — Group lunch in Arles

  • 3:00 PM — Arrive back in Aix, free afternoon

  • 5:30 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

  • 8:00 PM — Girls’ night out! (Details TBA)

Day 5

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 8:30 AM — Hike from Barrage de Bimont to Mont Sainte-Victoire OR tour of Cezanne’s studio (weather dependent)

  • 1:00 PM — Arrive back in Aix, lunch on your own

  • 3:00 PM — Free afternoon

  • 5:30 PM — Dinner on your own or with sisters

Day 6

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 9:00 AM — Full-day tour of Provence lavender fields and medieval towns (includes lunch)

  • 4:30 PM — Arrive back in Aix

  • 6:30 PM — Farewell dinner & closing ceremony

Day 7 - Departure

  • 8:00 AM — Breakfast & Coffee (in hotel dining area or on your own)

  • 11:00 AM — Check out from hotel, depart for home

All the Savory Details

(aka, the Fine Print)

What’s Included

  • ALL hotel costs, including taxes and fees. NOTE: Unlike on many retreats, you DON’T have to share a room! You’ll have your own space to relax, process, and stretch out.

  • All programming and breakout sessions

  • All scheduled activities and excursions

  • Optional breakfasts

  • Some lunches and dinners (see itinerary for details)

  • One spa treatment and spa day pass

  • Your personalized gift bag

  • Transportation to excursion locations

  • A once-in-a-blue-moon bonding opportunity with ladies who are committed to their personal evolution!

  • And a few more special surprises!

 

What’s Not Included

  • Your round-trip airfare from home to Aéroport de Marseille Provence (MRS)

  • Your transportation between the airport and our hotel in Aix-en-Provence (It’s an easy 30-minute trip by bus or taxi — I can help you coordinate this)

  • Your individual travel insurance (like AIG’s Travel Guard)

  • Any hotel extras or incidentals (like bar drinks, personal phone calls on the hotel line, etc.)

  • Any additional spa treatments or products you choose to indulge in.

  • Lunches and dinners marked “on your own” or not included in our itinerary

  • Alcohol, snacks, and drinks.

  • Any services, shopping, or souvenirs you choose to purchase on your own.

Sounds fabulous! Count me in!

 

OUI! JE VIENS EN FRANCE!

Your Leader

Hi! I’m Bryna Haynes, creator of Quantum Evolution®, and I’m your guide to living in total alignment with your purpose.

One thing you need to know about me: I LOVE travel. To me, it’s the best way to shake things up, brush off the status quo, and come back to what’s truly important in our lives. When we take ourselves out of our “norm,” we create the space to transform!

When I went through a total life redesign in 2010, travel helped me reset my priorities and start my life again.

When Matthew and I got married in 2012, we made travel one of our top three values—even after we BOTH got food poisoning on our honeymoon in Central America. (Not kidding!)

Now, our kids are always asking, “Mama, when can we go to the airport?”

I built my business around the idea of freedom—the freedom to be able to work from anywhere, and to build these reality-changing moments into my normal, day-to-day existence.

And, unsurprisingly, it was on a month-long family trip to Europe that I finally connected with the purpose, mission, and inner alignment I’d been seeking for so long. (You can read more about that story here.)

Travel is a catalyst. And that’s why it’s ESSENTIAL for anyone who wants to create a life beyond what they’re currently experiencing.

One you’ve had an experience of growth and transformation, you can’t get rid of it. There’s no going back.

That’s my “Big Why” for retreats. I think it’s yours, too.

Bryna, I'm packing my bags!

 

LET'S GO TO FRANCE!

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