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200-Hour Intensive Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in France

  • Yoga Beach House, 32 rue des Pinsons, Biscarrosse-Plage, 40600

Yoga Teacher Training in France

The yoga teacher training 200 course is open to students of all yoga levels and generally you will fall into one of 2 groups -

1) Students with the desire to become yoga teachers and complete the yoga teacher training requirements to do so, providing you with the confidence, humility, compassion and knowledge to teach

2) Students who do not wish to be yoga teachers but wish to deepen your own knowledge and understanding of Yoga and of yourself.

This course is a life changing opportunity for those of you who wish to teach yoga as a career and for those of you who are ready to embark on a personal journey of self-enquiry and transformation.


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Bio, organic, raw options of vegan diet
  • Daily Pranayama and Asana practice
  • Diet, nutrition, and ayurveda
  • SUP yoga
  • Teaching methodology
  • 28 days with instruction
  • French, English
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It is recommended for a full immersion into the course and to really benefit from an opportunity to live a yogic lifestyle that you live at Yoga Beach for the duration of the course. You can choose from a private room with shared bathroom or a shared room with a shared bathroom. Meals are included in the price and consist of a daily brunch and an evening meal.

The Yoga Beach House Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive yoga teacher training following the guidelines set out by the Yoga Alliance for Registered Yoga Schools. Their teacher training concentrates on classical, Vinyasa, Yin and Kundalini yoga poses, brought together by a unique blend of Vinyasa flows which are accessible to all levels and abilities. The yoga taught is drawn from the both Swami Sivananda and T. Krishnamacharya lineages.

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully with humility, compassion, and mindfulness. The course also provides an in-depth study into the practices of yoga. As a student you will be guided to become an ethical leader, encouraging self-inquiry leading to embracing yourself with mindfulness and acceptance, cultivating a philosophy of oneness. For those of you who wish to teach, the training provides the tools to undertake this calling confidently whilst maintaining humility and mindfulness.

Teacher training groups are small enabling you to benefit from one on one tuition with teachers and creating a close family environment. You participate in a yogic lifestyle from day one at the Yoga Beach House, encouraging and promoting this new lifestyle to become your new norm.

Yoga Beach House's yoga teacher training offers a holistic approach to yoga which combines the wisdom of traditional yoga teachings with contemporary understandings in areas such as anatomy, emotional well-being, and spirituality. This creates the possibility to embark on your own personal self-inquiry which in turn can lead to life changing transformation within yourself.

Course content

  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
  • Philosophy of Yoga: Classical, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Kundalini yoga
  • The Eight Limbs of Raja yoga
  • Yamas and niyamas
  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • The yogic lifestyle
  • Ethics of yoga
  • Diet, Nutrition, and Ayurveda
  • Self-discovery through daily journal writing
  • Spiritual counselling

Daily schedule

Schedule is subject to daily change.

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Guided asana class including meditation, pranayama, and chanting
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Karma yoga
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy class
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Main lecture
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Practical asana class including meditation, pranayama, and chanting
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Free time or satsang
  • Rachel Hanberry

    Rachel vision and promise today is to continually improve herself, her family, her community, her world through yoga and being mindfully connected. Her message that will guide her teaching, writing and healing are for everyone to “Speak Our Own Truth”. When you have the courage to speak the truth, you will stop lying and are able to accept love unconditionally, to yourselves and others. You then will be able to thrive, overcome, and live freely from fear.

This yoga teacher training course will take place in Biscarrosse, France. Biscarrosse-plage is a stunning seaside town location in south west France. Full of nature, healing salty air, pine forest aromas and inspirational coastal views. It is the iconic cliche location for the good life by the sea.

  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • SUP yoga
  • Community yoga classes
  • Beach nearby
  • Lake nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby

Brunch and dinner is included in the price of this retreat. Yoga Beach House caters bio, organic, raw options and vegetarian diet. Alcohol is not available during the whole course. The area is guaranteed smoke free.

  • Bike ride to Dune du Pyla, nearby lakes and beaches.
  • Daily meditative beach walks
  • Surfing
  • SUP paddle and SUP yoga

Massage, reiki, energy healer is available.

  • 30 days accommodation
  • Adjustments and observation
  • Anatomy and physiology with a qualified osteopath, specializing in energy and anatomy
  • Asanas
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Brunch and dinner daily
  • Business of yoga
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Kirtan and Chanting
  • Kriyas
  • Meditation techniques
  • Mindfulness in daily life
  • Pranayama
  • Sustainable living
  • Teaching methodologies and practice
  • Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teacher training certification
  • Yoga as Seva
  • Yoga as therapy
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Activities
  • Bike hire
  • Flights
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfers

Arrival by airplane from Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD)

Book a flight to Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). The airport s 80 kilometers from Yoga Beach House. Please contact Yoga Beach House for more information.

Arrival by train

Take a ride heading to Arcachon or Bordeaux Station. Please contact Yoga Beach House for more information.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Caroline Forge from France


    CONS Cons: Pas d evaluation personnelle sur niveau yoga au 1er jour.Cours yoga en studio lors de la retraite ouvert à d autres personnes!!! Jusqu a plus de 20personnes c est trop. Pas assez de conseils sur les positions yogas. Yoga sur paddle en option Supp! Sun set meditation non encadrée. Difficile de venir ou repartir à Biscarosse sans voiture. Très peu de liaison par transport.en commun hors week-end. Descriptif prestation pas assez précis sur retreatyoga Entretien chambre à faire soi même!

    PROS Pros: Maison tres agreable proche plage

    2017-Aug-13 07:33:02

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    Review by Anonymous

    Perfect holiday @ Yoga Beach House Biscarosse

    CONS Cons: Biscarosse plage can be a bit crowded and commercial like, but if you take the time to discover it, you can find nice and quiet spots.

    PROS Pros: James and Rachel are perfect hosts and yoga instructors. They created a oasis of well being in Biscarosse. James is an amazing cook!!! The food was absolutely delicious. We had a perfect activities-rest and group-time alone ballance. Biscarosse Yoga Beach House is the "must go" retreat.

    Organizer response: Thank you. So pleased you found the balance and made the most of your week. You and your group were perfect guests. We miss you all.

    2017-Aug-07 05:53:27

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    Review by Francesca Lannino from United Kingdom

    Organizer response: you were the perfect guest, thank you

    2017-Aug-06 23:35:00

  • L
    Review by Laury Inghelbrecht from Belgium

    Belle parenthèse entre mer et forêt

    PROS Pros: La qualité de l accueil, du site et des activités proposées par James et Rachel a fait de ce séjour un beau moment de détente, d humour et de partage.

    Organizer response: Merci. C'était un plaisir de vous rencontrer et de rester à la plage de yoga pendant 2 semaines. Tu nous manques. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt. Bisous.

    2017-Jul-31 10:04:54

  • Review by Jennifer
    10 out of 10

    "My stay at Yoga Beach House was definitely a 10 !!! It was one of the best vacations I've ever had -- the ambiance in the beach house was fantastic, the other guests were terrific and Rachel and James are the most amazing hosts. Plus, Rachel is a super yoga instructor who could handle the different levels in the class (I'm just a yoga novice) as well as bounce between English and French as required to make sure everyone was following correctly. Plus, Biscarrosse is lovely and has a great chill, beach vibe that is just ideal."

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  • Review by Christine C. from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "Yoga Beach House provided a blissful, relaxed, fun and sociable week. I enjoyed every moment of it. Rachel is a wonderful, humble and caring yoga instructor - capable of providing instructions in English or French. She and her family set a perfect atmosphere in the house which makes everyone feel at home and relaxed. The decor and vibes in the house are ideal - simple, clean and welcoming. The food is gorgeous - organic, vegetarian, home-made and very generous! As well as the beautiful yoga classes (usually twice a day) I also had a powerful Reiki experience, a fabulous Korean massage and a private surf lesson. It's also an enjoyable cycle to the Dune of Pyla. I plan to return again next summer. I would highly recommend a week at the Yoga Beach House. The only reason for knocking a mark off the score, is that Biscarrosse is not easily or cheaply accessible via public transport. Although BlaBlaCar can usually solve that problem!"

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  • Review by Davina Bernard from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "The Yoga Beach House is incredible and I would recommend it to anyone for a retreat!"

    "Rachel is a fabulous instructor! She adapts and customizes as needed to different levels and helps you progress in whatever you are working on. "

    "The accommodations are wonderful. Rachel, James and their daughter (plus cat and dog) live on the main level and then there are four bedrooms and a bathroom with shared kitchen, living space and huge deck one floor up. The building used to be the railway station in Biscarrosse and they recognize the heritage of their location and honour their little town. Literally 2.5 blocks from the beach, it is perfect access for sunrise and sunset strolls on the incredible sand beach – watch the surfers enjoy the waves. There were options to add on to the set yoga classes with Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) on a nearby lake, intensive one-on-one yoga classes, guided meditations etc. Rachel and James provide delicious meals as part of the retreat, but there is a great little fruit/veggie shop 1 block away and a grocery store another two blocks from that. The shared kitchen has everything you need to be able to make your own snacks or full meals. The energy of this retreat house is fabulous and you can tell that Rachel and James have created a great yoga community in this fabulous tourist destination. "

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  • Review by Dominique Picard from Luxembourg
    9 out of 10

    "Bonjour, Je suis ravie de mon séjour à Yoga Beach House. Famille adorable, repas excellents, ambiance joyeuse. Je recommande vivement cette retraite. "

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  • Review by Lily from United States
    9 out of 10

    "The five weeks I spent at Yoga Beach House for training were some of the best and most transformative of my life, albeit challenging. I felt safe there during the emotional times of our training. Rachel was supportive and understanding while maintaining discipline and providing confident guidance. We became close with her family and the community members who attended classes at the beach house as well. Doing our training at an active yoga studio helped to build our confidence. Yoga Beach House became a second home and the people I met there become family. Upon leaving we knew that we continue to have support even though our 200hr training was finished."

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  • Review by A traveler from France
    8 out of 10

    "I recommend this place to have a great time, you can do yoga with Rachel who is a fabulous teacher, surf, paddle, you can eat very good and healthy food. Don't hesitate !"

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  • Review by Gwendoline from France
    9 out of 10

    "Rachel provides a rich and complete teaching of Yoga that she transmits with great love. .... they welcomed me and six other participants (only and not 100), to Yoga Beach House in Biscarosse in their large house near the ocean with the adjoining studio for a complete immersion in the respect of the mode of Yogic. To sum up, I became a yoga teacher in a privileged setting where love, solidarity and respect are the key words and where the teaching is as intense as it is effective. I learned a lot more than I could have imagined and I feel like part of their community. A community in which I have practiced my lessons and to whom I have been able to teach during the course. I would be eternally grateful to them."

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  • Review by Jennifer from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "A very warm welcome from all the family during my stay at the retreat. Nothing was too much trouble if you had any requests. "

    "I found that the balance was just right between yoga, other activities and time off. I was inspired by the teaching at the retreat and has definitely helped my yoga practice. "

    "The food prepared was healthy, fresh and delicious. Came away from the week feeling refreshed and relaxed. Thanks for the great hospitality all!"

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