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Complete Beginners Sivananda Yoga


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Discover the essence of Sivananda Yoga and it’s five point approach to complete health.

Learn breathing techniques (Pranayama), yoga postures (Asana’s), what is a yoga diet and how positive thinking and meditation can help you develop your intuition and change how you approach decision making.

All aspects together provide a foundation to build a daily practice from and a knowledge of how the practice affects our body positively.

Improve your digestion, balance hormones, increase mobility, reduce stress, anxiety and appreciate a deep sense of relaxation and calm.

A weekend for complete yoga beginners or those who wish to go back to the basics to explore all aspects of the practice, with a cleansing vegetarian diet, meditation walks and time to rest in comfort.

THIS WEEKEND IS SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS AND ANYONE WHO SEEKS THE FOLLOWING: 

  • Want to learn the practice of yoga in a relaxed way in preparation for attending weekly classes
  • Interested in discovering the health benefits of yoga in a non-judgemental environment.
  • Would like to feel more flexible 
  • Reached a point where you are ready to change and get healthy
  • Need time to rest.
  • Would like to discover how diet affects your health
  • Need a good night sleep
  • Travelling alone or with friends
  • Recovering from illness, over stressed and in need of a new perspective
  • Love France and going on adventures

YOGA
Tamsin teaches traditional yoga, inspired by Sivananda and Yin practices. Her classes are for all levels and are tailored to suit an individual or group’s specific needs. She focuses on breath connection, relaxation, improving digestion and building core strength with a gentle flowing series of postures 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. Leaving you feeling restored, energised and with a deeper sense of calm.

She has practiced varying styles of yoga and completed her 500 hour certificate in Southern India under the guidance of Swami Govindananda, Swami Tattvarupananda and Mani Raman at Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham.

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FOOD
A natural vegetarian diet using locally sourced, fresh organic produce. Dishes are infused with Asian 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 

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ACCOMMODATION
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.

‘We were looking for something different for a break/holiday after spending an exhausting year launching a new business. Following a fab review in the newspaper we booked hoping to get something out of the trip/experience that would help us kickstart a new healthier way for us, looking after ourselves a bit better. What we came away with was almost life changing and we’re now taking on board many of the things we learnt here” – Dan

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DAILY FLOW
1.5hrs morning Pranayama & Asana
Brunch
Time to relax / Yoga Philosophy
Lunch
Time to relax
1.5hrs afternoon Pranayama & Asana
Dinner
Evening meditation / or silent walk

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ACTIVITIES

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

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BOOKING INFORMATION

Dates: Friday 07 Sept – Monday 10 Sept 2018.
Price: £575.00 per person
Includes: 3 nights accommodation, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, breath workshop, six yoga sessions, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps, guided meditations, Ayurvedic Consultation.
Capacity: 6 shared occupancy with twin rooms only, optional double beds for couples on request. Single rooms are available on request, please ask on enquiry.
Getting here: For full travel details visit the website here
Book: Deposit of £150.00 is required. The final balance of £425.00 is payable by 07th August 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

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ENQUIRE HERE

Earlier Event: May 25
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Later Event: September 20
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