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Chalbre France

Yobaba Lounge

Sat, Jun 15, 2024 - Sat, Jun 22, 2024

The Venue

The Location

Nestled within in its own private garden oasis, Yobaba Lounge is a stylish, charming and home-like retreat center, named by the UK Guardian as one of the best yoga retreat locations in the world!


The Chateau

Located in the medieval village of Chalabre, is world renowned for hosting gourmet vegan wellness retreats since 2013, especially for their sensational food, bohemian style and warm welcome. Four guest rooms are single occupancy, other guest rooms are double & triple occupancy.

The Vibe

The house is hip, stylish and bohemian, yet it feels like a temple. There is a walled garden with a meditation labyrinth, a glorious yoga shala, along with lots of places to relax. It combines authentic charm, discreet luxury and a contemporary atmosphere.

Enjoy the different relaxation spaces the chateau offers. From the roof top yoga shala enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding town and countryside. The wide walled garden is equipped with lounge chairs and hammocks, giving you the option to unwind in the sun or in the shade of a tree.

White Flag Retreats

White Flag Retreats are like nectar to the soul. ✨
We MUST take time out of our regular daily life to gain space and perspective. To be re-energized and reinvigorated, reminded and realigned with our true nature so that we can re-enter our lives with a freshness that is so badly needed in our world today just to keep up keeping up.


Our Sample Itinerary

Please note: this is our prospective itinerary. small changes may be made due to weather, desires of the group and unexpected opportunities.


Kimberly Thompson

Kimberly Thompson

Founder of White Flag Wellness

Kimberly is the Founder and leader of White Flag Recovery Yoga and Retreats in Charleston, SC. She is a Certified RYT300 Trauma informed Yoga teacher and Y12SR, The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery leader and Spaceholder. Kimberly has been leading these sacred Rē_TREAT gatherings since 2016.  From the beginning, they have proven to be deeply medicinal and life changing for the participants.  (read the love notes below from past retreatants)  She’s been an active seeker since age 10. A self professed “lifelong learner.” Kimberly is in long term recovery. She believes that addiction just wants to live, and it does not really care how it manifests itself. Addiction = separation Yoga = union of all parts of our being. Through her embodiment practices, (moving meditation) which draw from many different somatic healing lineages,  paired with the cognitive approach of the 12 steps, she has built a sustainable and long term platform for recovery. It is this practice and passion that she loves to share with others through her individual and group yoga sessions, classes, workshops, retreats and events. Above all, she loves to share this HOLISTIC approach to recovery with others.

Gertrud Keazor

Gertrud Keazor

Founder of Yobaba Lounge and Retreat Queen!

Gertrud has been hosting retreats through Yobaba Lounge since 2013 to international acclaim. Gertrud now spends her time between Morocco, London and the village chateau in Chalabre, situated in one of the most magical areas of the Southern-French Pyrenees. Gertrud is a retired international fencing athlete, successful dotcom entrepreneur, a massage therapist, and a Reiki Master.  She has studied different approaches to meditation and mindfulness and has a deep interest in the non-dual philosophies detailed in the eastern Shaivinist Tantras. Drawing on these and other interests, in 2016 Gertrud formalised a mindfulness practice called Embodied Meditation, which she teaches on retreat at Yobaba Lounge. The practice incorporates use of Ujjayi breath, mindful yogic movement, and uses sound and visualisations to facilitate a deep state of meditation and awareness of inner space.