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 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

Learn the original Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (Kusum Modak method) directly from Ananta Sylvain Girard.
Our intensive 6 to 12-day immersion training course teaches you the practice of this Dynamic Yoga-Bodywork Therapy as a professional massage therapist or individual to help your loved ones.

Accommodation at Home Shanti Home

Arrivals are recommended one day before the starting dates.

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

Rooms: the bedding is covered with a house sheet. Please bring your 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 a shared room: €69
• Full board in double room: €74
• Full board in single room: €89

You can select your choice for accommodation and meals while filling up your registration form for the course. If it wasn’t, don’t hesitate to contact 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 Home Shanti Home does not accept credit cards.

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 It may be out of date, incorrect or incomplete.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: according to your place of departure, the best is often to arrive at the train station of Avignon or Avignon TGV (80 km), otherwise Aix-en-Provence (113 km). Then, take a bus or a taxi. Learn more about coming by train

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

Arriving by car: 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, you need to enter the exact coordinates: 44.010972, 5.544222   Learn More


The best is to arrive at Marseille airport, then 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; we are happy to come to pick you up or take 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-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  (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

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 need to 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.

Join the WhatsApp Group of your course

If not done yet, contact us on this WhatsApp number + 91-7507018875, so we can add you to the summer group “ARYM LUBERON 2022-08″ or winter group “ARYM LUBERON 2022-12″. It will allow us to communicate during the training.

Please join the 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 if you refuse to use WhatsApp.

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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

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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