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The Cleanse for Life / a practice of eating and living well


According to Ayurvedic principles, by understanding oneself, by identifying one's own constitution, and by recognizing sources of doshic aggravation, one can not only follow the proper guidelines to cleanse, purify, and prevent disease, but also uplift oneself into a realm of awareness previously unknown. - Vasant Lad

Experience a revitalised version of yourself with Tamsin and Anapurna on this immersive seasonal cleanse. They guide you through the practical philosophies of Yoga and Ayurveda to rebalance your spirit, mind and body and explore what it means to eat and live well for a harmonious life.

  • At the heard of the cleanse is a nourishing wholesome diet with all ingredients from local organic farms, that is intentionally crafted to allow detoxification to happen without headaches or suffering.

  • The twice daily Yoga classes balance between a place of flow and rest, to build strength and boost vitality,

  • Daily cleanse rituals that remove the fog and tiredness, leaving you feeling brighter.

  • Focusing on breath work we gently let go of blocks, improve digestion and strengthen the immune system.

  • With a one-on-one consultation and diagnosis of your body type according to Ayurveda, we recommend types of oils, spices, vegetables, fruits and grains which help to balance you.

  • A full-body Ayurvedic massage treatment is available to you to eliminate toxins; heal muscle aches and soothe tension.

  • The Ayurveda cooking workshop provides fresh ideas on how cooking for your type changes your ability to digest and absorb nutrients acting as a natural healing system, that provides ideal nutritional support. Keeping you well in mind and body.

  • The group coaching element is a powerful and fun way to ask meaningful questions in life that enable you to let go and explore a new direction with a sense of knowing, from which you can make good decisions. 


  • The opportunity to develop your knowledge of yoga and its holistic approach to health

  • Feeling exhausted and in need of a long lasting energy boost?

  • If you have notice more sadness or anxiety than joy and serenity recently? 

  • If you have irregular sleep patterns and would benefit from a good nights sleep

  • You have decided to heal one or two persistant health issues?

  • A chance to explore longing questions that will help support change

  • Love France and going on adventures


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Tamsin teaches traditional 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 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.



Annapurna (Anne Petrov) PhD, MA is certified in Ayurvedic massage and associated treatments including Abhyanga, Marma points, Ayurvedic constitution, Shiroabhyanga massage, Shiropichu and Nasya. She is also a Level 4 Certified Therapist of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. She is an advanced yoga teacher (Acharya) of Sivananda Yoga and a certified teacher of Hormone Yoga Therapy (trained by Dinah Rodrigues)

She trained in the traditional Kerala technique with Sisupalan Kuttappan at Angela Sanz’s International School of Ayurvedic Culture in Barcelona. She is a Level 4 Therapist of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM-ARYM), trained by Ananta Sylvain Girard in Paris and Goa and studied pregnancy massage at Yogsansara in Paris. She also holds a diploma of Ayurvedic Nutrition with Anjani and Sanjay Kulkarni at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Akademie in Reith Austria.

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The food plan and cooking workshop will give you the kick start and strength to change eating habits and continue to make positive, on-going food choices. Based on an ayurvedic tridoshic menu for a balanced detox diet, Tamsin will be cooking 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. Alcohol, caffeine, gluten, dairy and sugar are excluded, following Yoga and Ayurvedic principles to aid rest and elevate energies. For more information on the food prepared at Little French Retreat you can visit HERE

Is woven into the retreat. It’s an innovative coaching experience in the form of the Flow Game that is enlightening, insightful and helps you create positive change by asking important life and work related questions to reveal what makes you unique, realign your purpose and allow a sense of freedom to flow through you again. For more details 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.

1.5hrs morning Yoga and Pranayama
Time to relax / Cooking workshop / walk / siesta / treatments
1.5 hrs Afternoon Yoga and Meditation
Evening guided meditation

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

"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

Dates: Saturday 27 April – Saturday 04 May 2019.

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • All nutritious organic vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks,

  • Breathing workshop, 13 yoga workshops & meditation workshops

  • Use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps

  • Guided walks and meditations, guided circle work

  • Cooking workshop

  • Full Body Ayurvedic massage treatment

  • Individual Ayurvedic consultation to establish your doshaa and personal health suggestions

  • 7 day Cleansing food plan and recipes to take home for your onward journey

  • A copy of the book ‘ Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion/ a complete practice and lifestyle guide’


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
Booking: £1245.00 per person / Deposit of £250.00 is required. The final balance of £995 is payable by 27 March 2019.

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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

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
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