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Equinox Slow Rest for Woman (Sold out)

The autumn equinox is a time for seasonal releasing. Shed your autumn leaves through the healing journey of slow rest, ritual and remembering breath.

A very small, personalised and thoughtfully hand crafted retreat for an authentic deep rest experience. Cocoon yourself in the peaceful countryside of South West France.

Relax into twice daily slow rest journeys with Carole Bourne. Ground and settle restless energies. Deeply support the nervous system. Soften into a unique fusion of gentle seated meridian movements, deep rest yoga postures, healing breath rituals, energy alignment and releasing rituals. Feel held and supported.

To deepen the experience Carole will tune into your energy and prescribe essential oils, flower essences or reiki as needed.

Carole will be crafting a very special evening equinox releasing circle.  A gentle and kind sacred ceremony for letting go and releasing.

If this retreat is stirring something in your belly please email Carole here for all your questions and to take your booking.


Carole is a writer and creator of Slow Rest Retreats. She lives in Melbourne, Australia where she writes the Rejuvenation Lounge blog.  Blessed over the years with a strong, loyal following from many parts of the world. For over a decade now she has facilitated Slow Rest Retreats in peaceful locations around the world.  

For the past 25 years she has studied many different natural healing and spiritual modalities, from Relax and Renew Yoga teaching with Judith Lasater, flower essences, meditation, energy healing and relaxation alchemy with way many teachers and has a Diploma of Counselling.

A mother of three awesome boys, who’s held the space for her boys to grow and discover who they are over the past 14 years on her own - and loved every minute of it. The easy and the difficult bits.

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 21 Sept– Monday 25 Sept 2017.
Price: £665.00 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.
Getting here: For full travel details visit the website here
Book: Deposit of £150.00 is required. The final balance of £415.00 is payable by 21st July 2017.


Earlier Event: September 8
Beginners Yoga (sold out)
Later Event: October 7
Vegetarian Supper Club