Our Story

City life to beach life began in 2009 with career breaks, some adventure travel and seasonal jobs. Travelling and living in James' campervan we settled in Biscarrosse-Plage for the summer in 2010. The desire to return to city life dwindled quickly and we began planning enterprising ideas to sustain our new life at the beach. James started renting out his beloved "Virginia" campervan to holiday makers and quickly developed a business and small fleet of vintage vans while Rachel disappeared to an Ashram for yoga teacher training. A wedding, a baby and finding a beach house made our new life at the beach come true for real. and long term. We sold James' camper business and closed Rachel's small yoga studio joining forces to start Yoga Beach House in 2014. Renovating the old house, adding a yoga studio, creating guest bedrooms and a mindful ecological space fit for yogis slowly became a reality. Our story and project is evolving and we want you to be a part of it sharing our dream with us.   


What is Yoga Beach House?

It is all in the name. A beach house with yoga as the principal activity. A comfortable lodge that provides a family home and guest rooms for yogis and a spacious wooden pine yoga studio that fuels the zen energy of the surrounding space with an inspirational schedule of classes, workshops and retreats. 

The house is seconds from the Atlantic Ocean, too easy for a quick swim, surf or calming beach walk. The golden sandy beaches and dunes are amazing for beach yoga.. With 3 stunning lakes within 10 minutes of the house you can nip out for a stand up paddle yoga session easily.

The house was recently renovated with yoga at the heart by creating a mindful space with a vibe of peace and love.  The interior is welcoming with natural pine and simple furniture, which has been restored or up-cycled.

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Why you will love to live here too? 

Biscarrosse Plage is a stunning seaside town location in South West France. Full of nature, healing salty air, pine forest aromas and inspirational coastal views. Every day is different here. For us, c’est la belle vie! We fell in love with the location when we first came in 2010 and we have not left. Following our hearts and love of yoga in 2012, we opened the first yoga studio in the town offering year round community yoga classes, beach yoga events and retreat holidays. Thanks to committed yogis it was possible to open the first dedicated yoga centre in the region. Listening to students and growing naturally the original yoga studio expanded to include transformative workshops, then resident retreats and allowing inspired students to become teachers themselves through becoming yoga alliance accredited and a full time yoga school for yoga teacher training.  Come and stay and allow us to be part of your yoga  journey. 

Peace, Love & Joy - Rachel & James

“I’ve visited Yoga Beach House two times now and cannot wait to go back in the future. The house is very comfortable, clean, and full of good energy. It is close to the beach and shops but is situated such that the street is not very busy or loud - ideal! The owners are fun, kind, knowledgeable, and caring - providing yoga classes that are challenging and exciting (Vinyasa core) as well as relaxing and contemplative (yin). I’ve felt welcomed and safe each time I’ve been at the house. A wonderful place to spend a yoga retreat or teacher training.”
— Lily, USA

Living a yogic lifestyle 

Rachel Hanberry is co-founder and lead instructor at Yoga Beach House, Biscarrosse, France. She is lead teacher for the Yoga Teacher Training Certificate 200 (TTC200) and facilitates visiting teachers and yogis from all over the world to come to Yoga Beach House. More information about Rachel and her teaching and her 'Evolve Yourself" Coaching Program