Planning your stay at Home Shanti Home

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 an ideal place to recharge one’s batteries. You will appreciate its Calm, silence and the 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

Learn the original Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (Kusum Modak method) directly from Ananta Sylvain Girard.
Intensive 8 to 10-day immersion training course to teach you the practice of this Dynamic Yoga-Bodywork Therapy, as a professional massage therapist or as an individual to help your loved ones.

Accommodation at Home Shanti Home

Arrivals are recommended one day before (Aug 28).

• €20 per person for camping (tent/camping car/caravane)
• €30 per person in a shared room (up to 4 persons)
• €35 per person in double room
• €50 in a single room

Rooms: the bedding is covered with a house sheet. Please bring your own top sheet (or duvet) and a towel. Blankets are available.
Camping: remember to bring a floor mat(s); by experience, some plants are quite prickly.

• Breakfast: €7
• Lunch: €16
• Dinner: €16
• Daily meals package for 3 vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free meals is 39 €

FULL BOARD (accommodation & 3 meals)
• Full board camping: €59
• Full board in shared room: €69
• Full board in double room: €74
• Full board in single room: €89

You can select your choice for accommodation and meals are while filling up your registration form for the course. If for any reason it wasn’t, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to let us know about your food package preferences.

Accommodation and meals must be paid directly to the Home Shanti Home, preferably in cash, otherwise by cheque or Paypal. ** Please note that credit cards are not accepted by Home Shanti Home.

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 It may be out of date, incorrect or incomplete.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 and its neighbourhood can only be reached directly by bus, car and taxi. We are happy to pick you up at the bus stop in Saint-Christol d’Albion (10km), line 16 (Gap to Sault).  Give us a call +33 (0) 685 912 865.

Arriving by plane:  the best way is to arrive at Marseille Airport. Paris is also an option from abroad. Then take a bus to Avignon. Learn more about coming by plane

Arriving by train: depending on your departure station, the best is often to arrive at the train station of Avignon or Avignon TGV (80 km), otherwise Aix-en-Provence (113 km). Then you need to take a bus or a taxi. Learn more about coming by train

Arriving by bus: depending your place of departure, the best is to arrive in Apt. Then you need to take a taxi or another bus to Saint-Christol  Learn more about coming by bus


Home Shanti Home, La lebratiere, Chavon, 04150 Simiane-la-Rotonde, France
(Located between the towns of Apt and Forcalquier).
Google map
IMPORTANT: if you are using a GPS, you need to enter the exact coordinates: 44.010972, 5.544222   Learn More

Best is to arrive at Marseille airport, them to take a bus to Avignon. Them a taxi to Siminane-la-Rotonde, or a bus Saint-Christol (10 km Simiane). We are happy to come and pick you up in Saint-Christol (call us on 06 85 91 28 65)

  • 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 (80 km), otherwise in Aix-en-Provence  (113 km). Take a bus to Apt (24 km) or to Saint-Christol (10 km from Simiane – give us a call and we are happy to come to pick you up), or a taxi.

More information on the French train company website


From Avignon
Take bus Avignon to Apt (€2.5), then take a second bus Apt to Saint-Christol
Or take a cab Apt to Siminane-la-Rotonde: (€50)
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 to Saint-Christol at 12:15 pm – Bus line 16)
12:15 (Possible connection to Saint-Christol at 17:20 – Bus line 16)
15:45 (Last connection to Saint-Christol at 17:20 – 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.

Sunday (no connection to Saint-Christol)

Aix-en-Provence to Apt – Line 9 (2 hours 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  (1 hour trip)
Monday to Saturday


  • Avignon to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 87 km: around €200
  • Apt to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 24 km: €50
  • Manosque to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 48 km: €100
  • Saint-Christol to Siminane-la-Rotonde – 11 km (Just give us a call and we come to pick you up)

Practical information about ARYM training courses in Home Shanti Home

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 to us Indian lungis (Indian cotton sarongs) and we will bring them for you. Price : €15 per lungi. Please order at less 5 days before the group start.
  • Your own cosmetics (oils, cream, towels, etc) if you have specific preferences.
  • Comfortable clothes (not too tight) to give and receive oil massage. For example cotton trousers, t-shirts, shorts, hair bands, etc.
  • 2 pairs of warm socks
  • To receive the treatment, you need to wear underwear, stretchable underwear for men is better.
  • If you wear glasses, please bring a protective case for your glasses to avoid breakages.
  • Your own cup for coffee / tea (if possible), otherwise we use disposable paper cups.
  • Meals: You can bring your snack/picnic with you. Light cooking is possible in the center (warm your meals). It is possible to eat in the center refectory or in the beautiful park just next to us. There are many affordable restaurants all around the place of internship.
  • We walk bare foot inside the classroom, but we recommend you to bring a pair of flip-flop.
  • Laundry detergent (there is also a washing machine at the centre).

WhatsApp Group

If not done yet, contact us on this WhatsApp number + 91-7507018875, so we can add you to the group “ARYM LUBERON 2022-08″. This will allow us to communicate during the training.

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 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

Vaccination is not required. In any case, everyone will be tested again on arrival at the centre (self-testing possible).


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

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.

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