Reset yourself with a seasonal cleanse led by classical Hatha teacher Tamsin Chubb. The Spring Cleanse combines twice-daily yoga classes and breath work with natural healing techniques, Ayurvedic detoxifying drinks and body massage oils, chats to help you with positive thinking and letting go techniques which help release negative thought patterns and blocks limiting your wellbeing. Including an individual Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle consultation, nutritional workshop, woodland trails, visits to a medieval market town and wild swimming at the nearby lake.
With the five point practice of Sivananda yoga as our base Tamsin will look at how to improve digestion with asana's, pranayama, and cleansing kryias. We explore how proper breathing plays an important role in improving health conditions and regulating emotions and how to change our thoughts through meditation techniques and positive intentions to quieten and refocus the mind.
Experience a revitalised version of yourself guided by ancient wisdom that brings you back to the essence of your true self.
THIS WEEKEND IS SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS AND ANYONE WHO SEEKS THE FOLLOWING;
New to yoga and interested in discovering it’s health benefits in a non-judgemental environment
Exhausted all the time and in need of change
Suffering from depression, anxiety and persistent health issues you want to solve.
Need a good nights sleep, a comfy bed and lots of peace and quiet
Travelling alone or with friends
A chance to explore longing questions that will help ease change
Love France and going on adventures
WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING
"I loved every part of the experience. Some of the elements were new to me which would normally make me feel uncomfortable. Instead I felt my confidence grew throughout the 5 days. I felt this was mainly due to you creating this wonderful, trusting atmosphere. I especially loved the type of yoga you teach. It really does suit me more that any I have come across before. Overall though, I feel the magic of this retreat is the holistic approach you take, where every aspect has been carefully considered to make it personal, thought provoking and inspirational" - Rachel, UK - Read her full review here
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.
Is provided by our nutritional therapist with the emphasis on healing through medicinal plants and natural ingredients to discover how to eat and create simple dishes with ease. The weekend's menu consists of a well balanced detox vegetarian diet and juices 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.
2hrs morning Yoga and Pranayama
Time to relax / Cooking workshop / walk / siesta
2 hrs Afternoon Yoga and Meditation
Evening guided circle conversations or chanting
Cycling (there are two Dutch bikes available for use)
Reading (feel free to borrow from the retreat library)
Relaxing by the log burner
Dates: Saturday 28 April – Thursday 03 May 2018.
Price: £875.00 per person
Includes: 5 nights accommodation, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, Breathing workshop, ten yoga & meditation workshops, Cooking workshop, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps, guided walks and meditations and guided circle work.
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 £250.00 is required. The final balance of £625.00 is payable by 28th April 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
WHY NOT JOIN THE AUTUMN CLEANSE TOO?
27 OCT - 01 NOV details here