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Equinox Slow Rest for Women

Carole Bourne Slow Rest Retreat

A uniquely small and thoughtfully hand crafted retreat for an authentic deep rest experience.  Feel held and supported in this semi-private retreat for 6 women only.

Enjoy twice daily slow rest journeys with Carole. Experience a unique fusion of gentle seated meridian movements, deep rest postures (restorative yoga), therapeutic breath rituals, immune system repair, healing touch and guided releasing meditations, as you move through the restorative rhythm of resting, releasing and receiving all that you need.

To deepen the experience Carole personally works alongside you, tuning into your energies, and offering hands on reiki, essential oils, flower essences, energy clearing sprays, sound medicine or crystal therapy as needed.

The slow rest retreat is for any woman needing some time out or herself, from the busyness of life, feels exhausted, fatigued  or recovering from health issues. Absolutely no yoga, mindfulness or meditation experience needed. All ages are most welcomed.

The autumn equinox signals a time for seasonal releasing. A shedding of your own autumn leave.  To celebrate Carole will be crafting a fire cleansing ritual under the evening stars.  A gentle and kind ceremony for letting go and releasing. An opportunity to burn your disappointments and shed your own autumn leaves.

Who comes on retreat?

  • Now in our fifth year in France, these retreats are for any woman needing breathing space from the busyness and demands of life. 

  • Craving a healthy dose of slow living.

  • Feels exhausted. Recovering from a health issue or perhaps moving through a life transition.

  • All ages and solo travellers most welcomed.


Carole Bourne Slow Rest Retreat

Carole joins us in September all the way from Australia to guide guests through the Equinox Slow Rest Retreat.  Carole is a slow living enthusiast, ritual keeper and writer.  Her popular blog is called Rejuvenation Lounge.

For over 12 years Carole has been offering slow rest retreats around the world. She formally trained, many years ago, in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lassater, has a Diploma of Counselling and became a practitioner of many natural healing modalities.
An oracle deck (or two), essential oils, a good book, an essential candle and her journal are never far from her side.

8. 30               Breakfast

9.30 – 11.30   Morning slow rest session

12.30 – 1.30   Lunch 

 1.30 – 4.00    Free time

4.00                Slow Afternoon tea

5.00 – 6.00    Early evening slow rest session. 

7.00                Dinner followed by quiet, relaxed evening as you choose.

Small personalised retreat experience
Private one on one  session with Carole (totally optional)
Twice daily slow rest sessions with Carole
All yoga equipment – mats, bolsters, blankets, eye pillows provided.
Peaceful quiet location surrounded by amazing nature, woodlands and local canals. Lots of lovely walks.
Delicious vegetarian food, cooked with love. Organic where possible. Fresh and divinely inspirational.

Most slow rest postures are enjoyed laying down with the support from props, blankets, sand bags, blocks, yoga bolsters and eye pillows.

The use of props helps trigger the relaxation response in your body. You begin to let go, soften, rest deeply and replenish.  Restoring balance to your nervous and immune systems.

Spiritually you reconnect to your true essence.  Your divine spark. Your intuitive voice. A sense of feeling calm, grounded and centred flows through you.

All ages welcome.  No experience needed.

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Your memorable vegetarian meals will be prepared from scratch, with love, in our French country kitchen by our host Tamsin. All produce is locally grown, seasonal and organic where possible. Tamsin's delicious creative dishes are infused with European and Eastern flavours that nourish your five senses and are intentionally gentle and kind to digestion. Special dietary needs happily catered for.
For more information on the food prepared at Little French Retreat you can visit here 

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.

Dates: Thursday 24 Sept– Monday 28 Sept 2020.
Price: £795.00 per person shared accommodation
Includes: 4 nights accommodation, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, slow rest sessions, 1-2-1 with Carole, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps, guided walks and meditations. Local train station pick up..
Capacity: 6 shared occupancy with twin rooms only, optional double beds for couples on request. Please enquire for single accommodation.
Getting here: For full travel details visit the website here
Book: Deposit of £250.00 is required. The final balance of £545.00 is payable by 15 August 2020.


If you wish to confirm your place please complete the enquiry form HERE

Booking confirmation and payment details will be sent to you by response.