Spring and Autumn are the best times to cleanse our body, restore energy levels and boost our immune system.
Through the process of yoga we purify the mind and body, to appreciate a more relaxed peaceful way of being.
With the five point practice of Sivananda yoga as our base we will look at how to improve our digestion with asana's, pranayama and a cleansing diet. 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
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.
Lina Bou, is our cook for this retreat. A nutritional therapist and creative cook who has worked for different health and food companies in Sweden and France. Now freelance, she cooks for different yoga travels and other events around France and the world. For Lina, to cook is to create and it is a passion she does with her heart. Intuition is very important, she has very few rules when she cooks but the essential rules are to cook with feeling, care and that she enjoys what she is creating.
The weekends menu consists of a well balanced detox 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.
“I spent a relaxing weekend at the Little French Retreat and was totally charmed by the house, garden and surrounding countryside. The yoga and pranayama challenged me to try new things and reinvigorate my yoga practice. I enjoyed the peaceful walks through the rolling countryside, surrounded by vineyards. Tamsin is a thoughtful and welcoming host, and I felt thoroughly looked after. The delicious home-cooked food was a treat. Thank you Tamsin for a wonderful few days” – Nicky
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 21 October – Thursday 26 October 2017.
Price: £865.00 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 £615.00 is payable by 21st September 2017.