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Equinox Slow Rest for Women (Sold out)

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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.


Carole Bourne Slow Rest France

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.

Morning slow rest session with Carole
Afternoon free time for walking the French countryside, reading from library or more resting
Late evening slow rest session with Carole

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.

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.

Dates: Thursday 20 Sept– Monday 24 Sept 2018.
Price: £685.00 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 £150.00 is required. The final balance of £435.00 is payable by 21st August 2018.


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