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Simiane-la Rotonde en Luberon

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Home Shanti Home

Home Shanti Home is located between the Lure mountain and the Luberon, in high Provence, 90 minutes from Avignon or Aix-en-Provence. “Populated” by 400-year-old fruit and chestnut trees, lavender fields and other medicinal plants, and a three-hundred-year-old sheepfold, this 20-hectare estate is ideal for recharging batteries. You will appreciate the calm, silence, and gentle energy of nature are all qualities.
Founded by Dhyan Pascal in 2019, Home Shanti Home is dedicated to meditation, wellness, dance, tantra, shamanism, celebration, friendship and creativity.

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Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training Courses in Home Shanti Home

Discover and learn the authentic Ayurvedic Yoga Massage with direct teachings from Ananta Sylvain Girard. Our intensive 8 to 11-day immersion training course is designed to teach you the practice of this dynamic yoga-bodywork therapy. Whether you are a professional massage therapist or an individual looking to help your loved ones, this course will provide you with the necessary skills to become proficient in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. Join us at Home Shanti Home center and experience the transformative power of this ancient healing art.

Accommodation at Home Shanti Home

If you have any inquiries about the accommodation, please contact Dhyan Pascal directly. It is preferable to reach out to him via email at ‬ [email protected]. Alternatively, you may contact him through WhatsApp Chat at +‭33 685 912 865
For any questions related to meals and diet, please don’t hesitate to contact the cook, Alain, directly on: +33 631 284 264

ALL INCLUDED:  Tuition fees + 7 nights accommodation and 8 days meals per person

  • Camping: €1709
  • Shared room: €1779
  • Double room: €1814
  • Single room: €1919


  • Camping (tent/camping car/caravan): €20
  • Shared room (up to 4 persons): €30
  • Double room: €35
  • Single room: €50

: the bed is covered with a house sheet. Please bring your top sheet (or a duvet), and a towel. Warm blankets are available.
Campers: For your comfort, remember to bring a floor mat for under your tent and for the entrance


  • A meal package including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options is available for €39, which covers breakfast (€7), lunch (€16), and dinner (€16)

FULL BOARD  (Accommodation + 3 meals included**) per person

  • Full board camping: €59
  • Full board in a shared room: €69
  • Full board in double room: €74
  • Full board in single room: €89

** €39 meal vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free package included breakfast: €7, lunch: €16 and dinner: €16

You will be asked to select accommodation and meals during the registration process. Still, the cost of housing and meals will have to be paid upon arrival at Home Shanti Home, preferably in cash, otherwise by bank wire or Paypal.
** Payment/credit cards are not accepted at Home Shanti Home. Please contact us if you need a solution.

How to reach Simiane-la-Rotonde

The following information is provided as a rough guide. It may be out of date, incorrect or incomplete. Please check with the transportation companies when planning your trip. We are not responsible for any errors.

By plane | by train | by bus | by car | by taxi

Simiane-la-Rotonde is only directly accessible by car and taxi. The bus line 16 from Apt to Sault, stops in Saint-Christol d’Albion, 10 km from Home Shanti Home. Call us on +33-685912865 or +33-676870016 and we will pick you up at the bus stop.

Arriving by bus: according to your place of departure, the best is to reach Apt. Then take another bus to Saint-Christol. Note that we can also send you a free taxi in Apt to reach Home Shanti Home. Learn more about coming by bus


The best way is to arrive at Marseille airport, then take a taxi (€250) to the centre. Or take a bus to Avignon and another one to Apt where we can come to pick you up

  • Marseille Provence Marignane Airport – 130 km (This is the best option)
  • Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport Nice – 210 km
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport – 780 km (and get a fast TGV train to Avignon directly from the airport)
  • Paris-Orly airport – 750 km
  • Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport Lyon – 300 km

Simiane-la-Rotonde is not reachable directly by train.
The best is to arrive at the train station in Avignon TGV (80 km), otherwise in Aix-en-Provence  (113 km). Then, take a taxi to the centre, or a bus to Apt (24 km), where we can send you a taxi to pick you up (please group with other students)

More information on the French train company website


From Avignon

Take bus Avignon to Apt (€2.5).
We can organize a free taxi from Apt to the centre.
Bus info : +33 (0)4 90 74 20 21

Avignon to Apt –  Line 15 (about 90 min journey).
More info on the bus company website
Monday to Saturday
9:45 am (possible connection at 12:15 pm in Apt to reach Saint-Christol – Bus line 16)
12:15 (Possible connection at 17:20 in Apt to reach Saint-Christol – Bus line 16)
15:45 (Last connection at 17:20 in Apt to reach Saint-Christol – Bus line 16)
NOTE: If the bus is delayed, please inform the driver when boarding the 15 bus so that he can inform the driver of the 16 bus to expect you.

Only Avignon- Apt (there is no bus connection for Apt to Saint-Christol)

Aix-en-Provence to Apt – Line 9 (2-hour journey)
More info on the bus company website
Monday to Saturday


Digne les bains to Apt – Line LER 22
Monday to Saturday
14:05 (with a connection)

Apt to Saint-Christol d’Albion (10 km from Simiane-la-Rotonde)  – Line 16  Apt- Sault (1-hour trip)
Monday to Saturday
**Note: that we can also send you a free taxi in Apt to reach Home Shanti Home.

BY TAXI (special price if provided by the centre)

  • Avignon to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 87 km: around €150
  • Apt to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 24 km: €50 (free if grouped with other students)
  • Manosque to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 48 km: €100
  • Saint-Christol to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 11 km (Give us a call, and we will come to pick you up)


Simiane-la-Rotonde is located between the towns of Apt and Forcalquier.
Google Map: Home Shanti Home, La lebratiere, Chavon, 04150 Simiane-la-Rotonde, France
Important: if you are using a GPS, please enter the exact coordinates: 44.010972, 5.544222
The above address on Google map very often leads visitors to the neighbour’s house, because of an old impassable road that runs through his property. This eventually annoys him.

Practical information about ARYM training courses in Home Shanti Home

Course schedule
Different for each course. Please refer to the event page.

ARYM provides mattresses, small towels, blankets cover, training booklet, oil, essential oils, Himalaya face cream and organic calamus powder.

Please bring with you:

  • 2 or 3 large towels, preferably large sarongs/pareos (as they are easy to wash and dry).
    NOTE: you can order from us Indian lungis (Indian cotton sarongs), and we will bring them for you. Price: €15 per lungi. Please place your order at least seven days before the group start.
  • Your own cosmetics (oils, cream, towels, etc.) if you have specific preferences.
  • Comfortable clothes to give and receive oil massage (not too tight) . For example, cotton trousers, t-shirts, shorts, hair bands, etc.
  • 2 pairs of warm socks
  • To receive the treatment, you must wear underwear. Stretchable underwear is better.
  • Please bring a protective case for your glasses to avoid breakages if you wear glasses.
  • We walk barefoot inside the classroom, but we recommend you bring a pair of flip-flops for your bedroom.
  • Hand wash detergent. Also, there is a washing machine at the centre for collective use.
  • Top bed sheet and towel for the room.

Join the WhatsApp Group of your course

If not done yet, please join the related WhatsApp group to ease the communication and sharing of info with other participants before, during and after the course.
If you don’t use WhatsApp, please consider installing the App on your mobile phone.
We fully respect your choice not wanted to use WhatsApp.

Follow us on social media, IM and newsletter

See the images of your group posted on Social Media and be informed on upcoming events.

Practical advice

  • Rest well after your travel. If necessary, use earplugs and eyeshades to adjust to the new environment.
  • Bring your regular pillow for better sleep.
  • Take care of your belongings while travelling in public areas (Airport, metro, train station, etc.). Using a travelling money belt is best.
  • Any suggestion is welcome!

Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene and cleanliness are essential for massage therapists as we work closely together during training. The best practice is to shower before and after the work day. Wash your hands and feet before and after each massage session. Wet baby wipes are handy but use sparingly. Nails should be kept short with smooth edges, using an appropriate nail file. Be careful not to cut them too fast, too short or too close to the skin, which will lead to discomfort when massaging.

Covid-19 Update

We follow the measures of the local authorities.
Vaccination is not necessary.
Ventilation of the training room is performed.
Good hand hygiene and regular hand washing are required.
The use of masks is left to the discretion of each participant.


Home Shanti Home
La lebratière, Chavon
04150 Simiane-la-Rotonde
(Located between the towns of Apt and Forcalquier)

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