A weekend of movement and meditation that deepens our sense of breath in connection to our body and gently creates space to let go, allowing the wildlife and all natural elements to reveal something new within, reconnecting us to simple pleasures and our true essence.
Each morning, we walk in silence and explore the various tracks of Montesquieu, meandering past blossoming fruit orchards and through medieval villages along the way.
Afternoon's are spent on the mat discovering the health benefits of Sivananda Yoga. Developing our practice over the weekend to provide an understanding of how we can maintain a simple daily commitment to keep mind and body in balance.
With hearty wholesome food, time to read, reflect or take a healing massage, this restful break will reset you on your course, realign your sense of wellbeing and inner purpose within the easy going ambiance that is Little French Retreat.
THIS WEEKEND IS SUITABLE FOR LEVEL ONE TO INTERMEDIATE EXPERIENCE AND ANYONE WHO SEEKS THE FOLLOWING:
- Interested in discovering the health benefits of yoga in a non-judgemental environment.
- Would like time to develop your yoga and meditation practice more deeply
- Enjoy being in nature and need to slow down and rest.
- Would like to loose weight and feel healthier
- Need a good nights sleep, a comfy bed and lots of peace and quiet
- Overwhelmed with stress and in need of a new perspective
- Travelling alone or with friends
- Love France and going on adventures
Both yoga and walks will be guided by Tamsin
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.
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
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.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
"She is particularly good at explaining why we do certain things in yoga. We practised a form of Sivananda yoga, which was a relatively new style for me. We were given information about its origins in an accessible and light way, and over five practice sessions developed a pranayama practice that it is possible to take home and practise with ease"
- Danielle Hipkins, Queen of Retreats. Full review can be read here
(flexible depending on the weather)
1.5hrs Pranayama & Yoga
Time to relax / circle work
2hrs Silent Walking
Time to relax / circle work
1hr Yoga workshop
Optional evening meditation
- Cycling (there are two Dutch bikes available for use)
- Reading (feel free to borrow from the retreat library)
- Wild Swimming
- Relaxing by the log burner
Dates: Thursday 29 March – Monday 02 April 2018.
Price: £675.00 per person
Includes: 4 nights accommodation, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, Breath workshop, five morning yoga sessions, two afternoon asana workshops, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps, guided walks and meditations. 2 Circle / Flow games for grounding clarity and perspective, Ayurvedic consultation - health and lifestyle advice for balance.
Capacity: 6 shared occupancy with twin rooms only, optional double beds for couples on request. There is one single room available per retreat with shared bathroom facilities, please enquire for more information.
Getting here: For full travel details visit the website here
Book: Deposit of £150.00 is required. The final balance of £525.00 is payable by 1st March 2018.
GIVE BACK PROJECT
For each guest booking our give back partners Mossy Earth will plant one tree as part of a european re-wilding programme and to help us build our own forest! Find out more here