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Yoga and Walking Meditation


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An Informative week exploring the benefits of breath work, yoga, silent walking, wholesome food and open dialogue that help to ground, strengthen and bring clarity. 

We begin our day on the mat with a soulful yoga practice to include Pranayama and Asanas (postures), to release tension from our mind and body. Then, relaxed and ready to eat we move to the terrace where brunch is served.

Afternoons are spent walking in silence through the gentle rolling Gascon landscape. A meditative practice that deepens our sense of calm, provides greater self-awareness to allow the mind chatter to soften.

The combined practices' help us to understand how to shift our perception of stress and come to a place of rest and stillness. An experience to restore your health effortlessly, that gives space to reveal something new within.

THIS WEEKEND IS SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS WITH EXPERIENCE TO INTERMEDIATE LEVELS AND ANYONE WHO SEEKS THE FOLLOWING;

  • New to yoga and interested in discovering it’s health benefits in a non-judgemental environment.
  • Need rest and time out
  • Wanting to explore meditation and feel calmer
  • Wants to loose some weight and feel healthier
  • Enjoys yoga and nature 
  • Needs a good nights sleep, a comfy bed and lots of peace and quiet
  • Ready for change and a new perspective but not sure where to start

The weekend will be guided by Tamsin
 

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YOGA
Tamsin teaches traditional yoga based on a combination of styles; Sivananda Yoga, a series of postures with variations that are specifically designed to work on all physical and psychic centres of the body, provide complete flexion of the spine and balance the endocrine, nervous and parasympathetic systems – And Yin Yoga, that works to restore fascia (connective tissue) through holding postures for longer and has a deeply meditative affect to calm the mind. Her class begins with the practice of pranayama and meditation leading into a gentle flowing asana practice, resulting in feeling restored and relaxed.

The practice of yoga opens, clarifies, removes energy blocks and helps one to connect to the essence of their true nature – happiness. With long term commitment to the practice you can appreciate the ability to control the mind and transform ones life beyond the mat, beyond reactive emotions to a more gentle, peaceful approach to all that you do, with positive intentions that help guide you.

She has practiced varying styles of yoga and in 2012 took her 200 hours teaching course with Sivananda in the Himalayas, completing her 500 hour certificate in Southern India.

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FOOD
A vegetarian diet using locally sourced, fresh organic produce. Dishes are a combination of Eastern and European flavours, made from scratch, using non-produced foods and natural sugars found in fruits and grains.  Meal times follow Ayurvedic principles for digestion and improved sleep. Starting the day with morning tea and fruit before yoga with a hearty brunch to follow. A light lunch and early evening meal to aid better sleep and digestion. For more information on the food prepared at Little French Retreat you can visit here

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ACCOMMODATION
Details of the rooms can be found here
The retreat price is for shared accommodation, however if you unsure about this or wish to know single occupancy rates please enquire prior to booking.

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WHAT OTHERS SAY

“A fabulous four days in this idyllic spot. Yoga, laughter, tears, delicious food and silent walks with an inspiring group of women. What more could you ask for? Thank you Tamsin for creating such a welcoming, beautiful place. Space to be on your own or to relax and chill out. I arrived tired, stressed and in need of a break from my two young kids, and left refreshed and revitalized, with an inner peace that I hope will last for a long time! I'd thoroughly recommend a stay here to anyone who is open to being nurtured physically, spiritually and emotionally. I'll be back!" - Rachel

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DAILY FLOW
2hrs morning yoga
Brunch
Time to relax
2 - 3hrs walking
Lunch
Time to relax
Dinner
Optional evening meditation

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ACTIVITIES
Cycling (there are two Dutch bikes available for use)
Walking
Running
Reading (feel free to borrow from the retreat library)
Stargazing
Relaxing by the log burner

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BOOKING INFORMATION
Dates: ThursdaySaturday 13 – Saturday 20 October 2018.
Price: £1175.00 per person
Includes: 6 nights accommodation, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, Breath workshop, six yoga sessions, two afternoon asana workshops, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps, guided walks and meditations. Ayurvedic consultation - health and lifestyle advice for balance, guided circle work in form of the flow game.
Capacity: 6 shared occupancy with twin rooms only, optional double beds for couples on request.
Getting here: For full travel details visit the website here
Book: Deposit of £350.00 is required. The final balance of £825.00 is payable by 13 Sept 2018.

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If you have any questions or would like information on the retreat, style of yoga, travel details then please don’t hesitate to contact me, Tamsin at info@littlefrenchretreat.com +33 (0) 6.59.85.04.55 or...

ENQUIRE HERE

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