GUESTS COMMENTS

Olive trees and rolling hills

Our stay at Mas Kailash was fantastic. Amanda and Pieter are great hosts and great company - they were very kind, friendly, and flexible with us coming and going, and were on hand if we needed anything. Breakfast was healthy and delicious every morning. The property itself is a dream: waking up to a view of olive trees and rolling hills is something I could certainly get used to. The pool was a lifesaver as the region was going through a bit of a heat wave while we were there. I partook in yoga one morning and it was great. I'd highly recommend Mas Kailash for a relaxing stay in the South of France and definitely hope to be back one day.”

Kristin ( London )

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Journey to Mas Kailash

Sometimes in life we get what we need, as opposed to what we think we want. My experience at Mas Kailash was both: I received everything I needed and more than I had wished for. I received an experience that rests happily in my heart.

In addition to being thoughtful, caring hosts, Amanda and Pieter are just generally beautiful people who I feel very lucky to have met – and look very forward to being with again one day!

I am deeply appreciative of the week I had with Amanda and Pieter: the fascinating conversations we shared, the most delicious meals, an introduction to Jin Shin Jyutsu and of course practicing their beautiful combination of yoga and qi gong. Without a doubt, the visiting donkeys provided great entertainment and do be sure to ask Amanda and Pieter about their experience chasing the donkeys as they headed toward Bargemon – I can still hear Amanda laughing.

I had the pleasure of staying in the Garuda room – wow! The bed was the most comfortable I’d slept in for weeks, it was wonderful. The space is fantastic – and then there’s a hammock just steps away. Beyond the hammock is the pool, where I did spend a lot of glorious time. Can life get any better?

I think it’s important to share with anyone who may be unsure about the yoga / qi gong practice: If you have never tried either of these practices before, do yourself a favour and have a session with either of these two beautiful souls. Even just sitting on the yoga deck, looking around at the natural beauty of the area is a special experience. I witnessed several people – who had never done either practice – walk away feeling refreshed, relaxed and confident in their ability to practice again when back to their “real” life.

The journey Amanda and Pieter took around Mount Kailash provided them with direction and focus, so too did my journey to Mas Kailash. I have returned home with clarity and an inner grounding that I’d forgotten was within me.

Although I am on the other side of the world, every day, in my heart and mind I visit Mas Kailash. I highly recommend for others to visit Amanda and Pieter and be open to the beautiful experience that is Mas Kailash.

Room Tip: Staying in the Garuda room, I had the privacy of my own amenities.
Angela (Australia)
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Amazing Sanctuary

Pieter and Amanda offer an amazing sanctuary at their beautiful home. Three rooms are available to rent, including homemade breakfast, lunch and daily yoga/qi gong class. A gorgeous pool and outside yoga pavilion sit on top of the property with panoramic views. Amanda's art and calligraphy studio is open to students and Pieter will teach you Jin shin jitsu (sp) techniques if you are interested. Amanda makes her delicious breads daily and the fruits and vegetables you will taste are all grown locally. I rented the inside room ( Durga room) which had a wonderfully comfortable bed and nice bathroom with shower. I slept with the doors open to the beautiful starry night and fabulous view of the rolling hills of Provence. I cannot describe how peaceful it is at Mas Kailash.
2016 kristin (USA)
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Magic

 

Others have described it very precise before us. In short the place is magic!!! Pieter waited up for as we were delayed by traffic jams from Milano. we loved: the people we met, the view, the pool, the mountain, the food, the donkeys just down of our room, the fact that every little corner of the property is need and beautiful, the yoga, the peace. we truly loved our hosts that were kind with our son Frej, sharing, and considerate. if you like what you see in the pictures and read in the descriptions go for this place. if you have the choice between a longer or shorter stay go for a longer you won't regret it.

Pieter and Amanda thank you for a lovely stay and for sharing your stories!!:)

 

2016 Andreas and Mathilda (Denmark)

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It was a wonderful experience to join Peter and Amanda in their little paradies with cats, donkeys, an amazing pool and self-made bread and jam. Peter and Amanda are the perfect hosts and really nice and lovely people. We also had our first Yoga class with Amanda which was great. Also the village of Bargemon is really a nice place. Just sitting in one of the Restaurants watching village life was as relaxing as sitting by the pool reading a book. We also really enjoyed our trip to the Verdun Canyon. Peter and Amanda gave us tips where to drive and which villages to visit.

We will definitely come back.

 

2016 Chris and Sabrina (Germany)

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What an amazing week end we had. I just wanted to thank you again for giving so much of yourselves, and personalizing the experience so much. Having yoga lessons, food and Jin Shin Jyutsu lessons, catered to our every individual need is rather incredible. An experience neither of us have never had before. We left feeling like we had spent the week-end with two very good friends that we hadn't seen in a while. I could feel that it was going to be a great week end ahead of time, but I could have never imagined it would be so special. 

You have imparted your knowledge to us and made a strong imprint on our spirit. I will remember you both everyday when I use the tools you so generously gave us. 

 

Thank you.

 

Alice 2015 (France)

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                                                                                                                                                          amazing views

Had an amazing 6 nights at Pieter and Amanda's. Had the option of either the room or glamping but decided on the room in the end. Next time we will go for the tent as this also looked good! Located just outside the village with amazing views of the valley, the infinity pool is a nice touch! Pieter and Amanda are known locally for their Yoga classes and while we were there we tried it for the first time, I recommend you to try it even if your novices like we were. If you are looking for a place with amazing views where you can go and truly relax then this is for you.

Allen and Aurélie 2015 (Great Britain)

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Peaceful Location

This is a really great place to stay. Set in very peaceful location high above the valley the accommodation is beautifully simple and restrained, showing the hosts' great eye for detail. Pieter and Amanda are excellent hosts providing delicious food and good conversation while remaining discretely in the background unless you actually need them. It's not too far to walk into Bargemon which is a very attractive village with various restaurants, though you could equally well pass on the walk down the hill and stay round the infinity-edge pool. The (optional) yoga sessions on the deck are a highly recommended part of the stay and contribute to the feeling of having had a completely relaxing escape.

Duncan 2015 (Great Britain)

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Hartelijke Ontvangst

 Kort na een zeer hartelijk ontvangst is het grote genieten begonnen en heeft tot vertrek 8 dagen later voortgeduurd. Combinatie van een heerlijke plek, prachtig uitzicht over de vallei, perfect fietstochten op de racefiets, heerlijk eten, olijfolie uit eigen tuin, wakker worden met verse lavedel uit de tuin en niet in de laatste plaats de hartelijkheid van Pieter en Amanda. Een stukje thuis op locatie. Kamer en sanitair spik en span, modern en fresh, en niets teveel gezegd in de beschrijving. Aanrader dus voor rust, natuur, gezellig franse dorpjes en zelfs de kust van de Cote d'Azur is prima haalbaar.

Niels 2014 (Netherland)

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Divine

My stay with Amanda and Pieter at Mas Kailash was simply divine. I had a gap in my holiday plans of 4 days where I just wanted to find a haven to regroup and take some time out for myself. From the moment Pieter picked me up from the train station I knew I had found the right spot as I was welcomed in like family. I have been recommending to all that will listen, and find themselves in the South of France, that they need to put themselves in the healing hands of Pieter and Amanda. Amazing, clean food, yoga lessons on the deck looking out over the mountains, the healing power of Jin Shin Jyutsu and art classes – try it all plus lots of relaxing by the beautiful pool. You'll rediscover who you are again in no time. A truly special experience that everyone needs to have – I can't recommend this place highly enough, I'll definitely be  going back!

Clare (Australia) 2014

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Niet alleen is de charme van Bargemon absoluut de verplaatsing waard, maar Pieter en Amanda zijn het beste gastkoppel dat wij op reis ooit ontmoet hebben. In een ongedwongen, fijne, en hartelijke sfeer voelden wij ons meer dan welkom. We mochten letterlijk en figuurlijk proeven van alles wat puur, authentiek en zuiver is. Het beste van wat Oosterse en Westerse cultuur te bieden heeft, werd ons totaal vrijblijvend en rijkelijk aangeboden. Zowel Amanda als Pieter verstaan de kunst van het luisteren en maken van je verblijf bij hen véél meer dan een ontspannende trip. Ze delen hun wijsheid in de portie(s) die je zelf wil ontvangen. Er zijn mensen die je pad kruisen, van wie je het gevoel hebt dat de ontmoeting je blijvend zal raken. Ik kan onze "halte" in Bargemon niet beter verwoorden. Iedereen die "even stil wil staan" in een prachtig kader en meer dan een B&B zoekt, raad ik aan om in hébergement insolite te boeken.

Anneleen 2014

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 Levenslessen

Vier onvergetelijke dagen Maskailash zorgen ervoor dat je direct bij thuiskomst alweer terugverlangt. Naar die schitterende omgeving, die warme gastvrijheid, dat inspirerende atelier,  die keuken waar de lekkerste broden worden gebakken, de  yogasessies  op dat bijzondere platform met uitzicht op het dal… en vooral ook naar de wijze levenslessen van Amanda en Pieter. Een plek om terug te komen!

Ellen 2014 (Netherland)

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Paradise Mas Kailash

Pieter and Amanda are the most generous, warm hosts you could hope to have; they made me feel part of the family; I was lucky enough to stay in one of their beautiful luxury tents and I slept the best I have in ages.
Mas Kailash is situated in a magical area of Provence, amidst the olive groves and close to beautiful hilltop villages. I loved swimming in their sparkling infinity pool and practicing Yoga with them on their outdoor platform with a panoramic view of the spectacular valley below.I loved the healthy breakfasts served on the terrace. I received many tips on weIl-being from my hosts. I felt happy, relaxed and refreshed after my idyllic 10-day stay. Thanks!

Try a tent, it's a great experience to be so close to nature and yet be so comfortable
Lynn (USA, California) 2014

 

Yoga vakantie "à la carte"

Het was echt een vakantie "à la carte": ontspannend, vernieuwend, vriendschappelijk. Het voelde werkelijk als één familie met vooral "luxe voor body and soul". Ik heb van alles genoten : de yoga, het lekkere eten (& wijntjes), de  babbels, de tent enz ... maar het belangrijkste: "ik voel nog altijd m'n bol met energie!!! & 'k hou hem stevig vast"

Thank you for your hospitality.

2014, Christine 

 

A perfect place to recharge your batteries !

I had a wonderful stay at the Mas Kailash. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the yoga sessions on the deck overlooking the mountains and valley will do you a world of good. A perfect setting for recharging your batteries and treating your body, mind and soul. The well travelled and inspiring hosts, Amanda and Pieter, are lovely people and take great care of their guests. All in all, a fantastic experience! I'm definitely planning to visit the Mas Kailash again soon! 

Sandy 2014 (France)

 

Crystal House

Mas Kailash ( meaning the house of crystallization ) is the first place where I truly felt at home in the south of France, 3 years ago, when we were still searching for the place where to start our new life.

The atmosphere of Asia is all around (stones piled up, Calligraphy etc), deep concentration and comfortable speed of Yoga lessons, Art objects everywhere, magnificent view of the valley from the wooden platform under the blue sky and surrounded by olive trees. Ancient healing method JIN SHIN JUTSU. The pool reflects all the beauty you have : colors, lights, butterflies, flowers year-round, delicious organic home made meals, gorgeous tents to stay under millions of stars, and above all your Love to your guests.   I have stayed in Mas Kailash many times over the 3 years and I will again.  

Thank you.

Keita Onozaki

 

 

Fresh air, delicious food 

Such kindness & hospitality right from the first e-mail exchange. Both Amanda & Pieter are very attuned and responsive to circumstances. Thank you! Everything has been exquisite : the setting and fresh air, delicious food, wonderful yoga & art experience and hikes, and especially the hosts themselves. Many, many thanks and many memories go with me!

Jane 2014 (Canada)

 

Sometimes life throws you a gem !

 

read on

http://lucylookout.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/sometimes-life-throws-you-a-gem/

August, 2013 | Registered CommenterLucy & Danny (Great Britain)

 

 

 

To start to learn yoga in a beautiful environment !

 We stayed at Mas Kailash for one week in spring time. Peter and Amanda are very friendly and welcoming hosts. The Durga room has a beautiful view of the mountains and every day we enjoyed the yoga sessions with Pieter. With Amanda we had an art session where we learned the secrets of chinese writings, which was great. We have now our "first Chinese writings" as a picture on the wall at home. We really love the place. If you would like to relax than you have to come here. Amanda cooked for us in the evenings: delicious!

 

May, 2013 | Stefano & Cornelius (Italy)

 

 

Get in touch with yourself and with nature !

 

I discovered the Mas Kailash in Springtime and was amazed by the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the place.I did a yoga retreat and enjoyed Pieters daily outdoor yogasessions on the wooden terasse with a fantastic view over the mountains. This is a place where you get in touch with yourself, nature and much more! Amanda and Pieter contribute strongly to this experience.
There is a completely newly restored Room: The Durga Room, very charming and with a fascinating view! You can actually lay in the bed and look out on the mountains.
The white tents offer even more space and a fantastic atmosphere, directly in the garden.
The swimming pool, the garden and the terrasses , but also the amazing number of activities in the region make it a wonderful place to relax while discovering le Var.
The Mas Kailash is situated close to Bargemon, which is a very charming typical Provence village, with a nice and lively little square with cafes and restaurants, a little local market on Thursdays and many activities.
I am already looking forward to my next visit!

 May, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara (Germany)

 

Mas Kailash is the real deal !
 
I just returned from a 5 day retreat at Mas Kailash and I must say...this is the best yoga retreat I have attended and I have been to many. Amanda and Pieter are not only warm, accommodating hosts they are true scholars in their art: Hatha yoga, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Chinese calligraphy and artistic expression. I learned a lifetime during my short stay.
I chose the outdoor experience (see Garuda) and I was pleasantly surprised to find the accommodations five star for this environment. My trip was in mid April so bring warm clothes as the nights are still cool but of course, the bed is warm and cozy. All food was locally or home grown, organic and delicious. Excellent homemade breads, olive oil, olives and many more wonderful treats.
There is plenty to do in the area besides yoga including site seeing, bike tours, museums, restaurants, wine tasting, saffron farming, and paragliding to name a few.
If you are into yoga/art or not I highly recommend Mas Kailash. Amanda and Pieter go out of their way everyday to ensure you are well looked after. They are the real deal!

 

April, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVicki (USA-California)

 

Un oasis de paix et de beauté.
Mas Kailash, c'est un oasis de paix et de beauté qui m'a fait beaucoup de bien. Le calme, la nature et la gentillesse d'Amanda et Piet y sont pour beaucoup. Sans oublier l'initiation au Tai chi et les cours de yoga. Et en grande gourmande, j'ai apprécié la cuisine authentique et savoureuse de cette bonne table. Je reviendrai, c'est certain.
Encore merci pour tout,

 

Avril, 2013 | Corinne (Belgium)  

 

Nous avons passé un délicieux séjour dans ce havre de paix qu'est le Mas Kailash. Amanda et Pieter sont des hôtes très prévenants toujours à l'écoute de nos demandes et nos envies. L'ambiance était chaleureuse et détendue. Nous avons eu l'occasion d'apprendre avec plaisir sur leurs connaissances de la nutrition et bien sûr pratiquer le yoga dans ce cadre idyllique. Les chambres sont spacieuses, le petit déjeuner copieux, et les hôtes merveilleux. Ne cherchez pas plus loin si vous souhaitez vous ressourcer quelques jours.

 

March, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOriane et Celine (France)
 
 
Highly Recommended 
 
I stayed here for a week and it truly was a great experience. The setting, facilities, yoga & art classes and beautiful food are all catered to provide guests with a relaxing, healthy, educational and fulfilling holiday.
The infinity pool is the stuff dreams are made off and the hosts, Amanda & Pieter are hospitable, welcoming and professional. The environment they have created is quite simple good for the soul. While there, and for  long time after I returned home I felt a real benifit of having stayed at Mas Kailash...and that in itself speaks volumes!
 
August, 2012       Sorcha  (Ireland)
 
 
 
A real gem !
Myself and a friend had a wonderful time in Mas Kailash. It has a truly beautiful setting. I loved to gaze out over the green hills from the stunning infinity pool. The food is excellent, fresh and homemade. The hosts Amanda & Pieter are so relaxed and welcoming. While there is lots to do in the area, i was happy to just relax and read books in a hammock, partake in the morning or evening yoga sessions and look forward to the next delicious meal. I came home very refreshed. I can't recommend this place highly enough!
 
August, 2012       Sarah  (Ireland) 
 
 
 
 
Dear Piet and Amanda, 2 people full of heart at the heavenly Mas Kailash, sharing the knowledge as it is on Earth. Thank you is not enough. The knowledge gained will prosper.

Much love,

October, 2011   Isis ( Belgium )

 

Dear Amanda and Pieter, The Yoga Center Mas Kailash is a great place located in fantastic surroundings. I love the very unique atmosphere. It is a perfect place to learn the principles of movement and alignment to support and encourage the active development of body, mind and spirit. You give me a unique opportunity to explore Yoga and Qi Gong. I highly recommend the place to novice or experienced Yogi alike. You are wonderful. ...

 Thank you,

August, 2011     Pia (Denmark)

 
 

Dear Pieter and Amanda, thank you for three weeks of doing Yoga, discussing, enjoying tea and croissants and having lots of fun with you. We very much appreciated your style of teaching Yoga, this wonderful surroundings, being one with nature. We can't wait to be back.

Love,

July, 2011    Zuzanna and Thomas (Switserland)