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Yoga Retreats 2018

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VINyasa Yoga and Wine Experience 8-11 June 2018

A Time For You

Art & Yoga Weekend Experience

In parthership with local artist Chrissie Sally, we have developed a long weekend art and yoga experience, especially designed for couples or friends. This is your weekend so you can feel free to choose whether you participate in all planned activities, or you may wish to indulge in some of our other therapies on offer, enjoying some time out in the relaxing surroundings and countryside.

The art elements of your programme will be tailor made to your needs (all levels welcome). In the peace and quiet of Charroux you can take inspiration from the beautiful landscapes and Romanesque architecture of this UNESCO recognised village. Over two days you will have the opportunity to explore your creativity with hands-on tuition to help develop your techniques, and you will be able to explore working in a variety mediums too.

General equipment will be provided but you are free to bring any of your own special equipment such as brushes and paints that you use at home. Paper is provided but not canvasses, which you can buy on site along with any additional supplies you might need. Do also bring a sketch-book to use as a diary and tool to aid observation and exploration.

The retreat is fully inclusive of all yoga and art activities plus all food and beverages over the weekend. Please do let us know of any special dietary requirements you have when booking.

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 people and accommodation will be allocated between the French Yoga Garden and the Artist’s Guest Accommodation at Le Logis de Chassay.

Outline Programme

Friday – Arrival after 13.00

17.00 – Welcome and opening circle

18.30 – Dinner

20.45 – Optional yoga nidra / guided meditation

Saturday

07.45 – Light yogi breakfast

08.30 – Introduction wake-up yoga flow

10.00 – Brunch

11.00 – Art session

13.00 – Light lunch and reflection

14.00 – Art session

16.00 – Tea and cake and free time

18.00 – Restorative yoga

19.30 – 3 course dinner with optional wines

Sunday

07.45 – Light yogi breakfast

08.30 – Yin yoga

10.00 – Sunday brunch

11.00 – Art session

13.00 – Light lunch and reflection

14.00 – Art session

16.00 – Tea and cake and free time

18.00 – Yoga flow into nidra / guided relaxation

19.30 – 3 course dinner with optional wines

21.00 – Sharing and reflection circle

Monday

08.00 – Light yogi breakfast

08.45 – Sunrise yoga flow

10.00 – Brunch and departures by 13.00

Cost 525 euros

Laid-back & fun

VINyasa Yoga & Wine Weekend 8-11 June 2018

So excited that our June 2018 VINyasa yoga and wine weekend is confirmed. Come and unwind, have some fun and take some time out on the mat, while finding out more about wine and pairings with London-based wine guru Amanda Sefton. Together we have designed an informal, fun, flowing yoga and wine weekend for people with some basic yoga experience upwards. We’ll keep the energy high – the yoga flowing, the wine chilled and everyone smiling! In the bright June sunshine.

The yoga elements have been designed to be warming and opening for the body, stimulating circulation and the movement of energy, leading to more balanced energy and a clearer more active mind. The morning sessions will be deep and dynamic – awakening the senses and building strength and stability. We’ll dial down the afternoon sessions to yin and restorative – to target tight spots and soothe tired limbs – guiding you into a moment of stillness.

Every day will not only stimulate the senses but also the taste-buds too, as you will love, love, love eating the gourmet vegetarian delights on offer, paired with thoughtful wine choices by Amanda. We will start each evening with an informal wine tasting – forget stuffy, poncy wine lessons – here, we will be out in the garden, by the pool or under the trees, finding out what tickles our taste buds, from local gems to faraway flavours.

So why not come to the country to enjoy some dedicated time out, allowing the mind and body to breathe and decompress, with other like-minded people? This is a fun sunshine weekend in the heart of the French countryside – where the weekend is all about you….The programme won’t stress you out – there’ll be plenty of time to relax, take a massage, go for a hike with new-found friends or simply catch up on rest and sleep without a care in the world, as we lead you through a weekend of pleasure. You won’t want to leave.

The retreat is fully inclusive of all yoga and wine tastings, plus food and beverages over the weekend, and of course accommodation. All you need to do is get yourself here and pay for any treatments you have and we'll do the rest! Please do let us know of any special dietary requirements you have when booking. What are you waiting for?

Take advantage of the early bird offer and book for €475 pp before 31st Jan 2018, then it will be €535 pp.

Places are limited to a maximum of 10 people in shared accommodation.

Outline Programme

Friday

Arrival during afternoon and settling in
Hello! – Welcome drinks
It’s all about the balance right? Dinner and wine pairings (enjoy delicious food with the perfect wine partners)

Saturday
08.30 – Light yogi breakfast
09.00 -10.30 – Kick-starter morning yoga flow session
10.30 – Brunch
Free time – hiking, biking, treatments, pool, sunbathing etc.
13.45 – Afternoon tea
15.15-16.30 Yin – pre-vin slow and deep yoga session
17.15 – Wine tasting – French style versus New World bling (French and Aussie classics)
18.45 – Dinner

Sunday
08.45 – Light yogi breakfast
09.15 -10.30 Vinyasa Yoga flow + pranayama breath work
10.45 – Brunch
Free time – hiking, biking, treatments, pool, sunbathing etc.
14.00 – Afternoon tea
15.15 – 16.30 Restorative – pre-taster ‘wined’ down
17.15 – Mini-tasting session – in the pink – choosing the perfect rosé
18.30 – Dinner and fire pit sharing circle

Monday
09.00 – Light yogi breakfast
09.30 – 10.45 Re-energising manipura session
11.00 – Brunch
Sharing circle and close
Departures pm

A Time For You

A Time For You

A retreat is a time for YOU, a time to look inward away from your usual distractions – a time to escape, relax and recharge.

Lose yourself in two blissful daily yoga practices, nurture yourself with wholesome, gourmet vegetarian food and take lots of time-out for yourself.

Swim in the clear pool, sun yourself on the secluded terrace, walk for miles in the countryside without seeing a soul or indulge in an afternoon nap in one of our many hammocks – simply follow your bliss.

Laid-back & fun

Laid-Back & Fun

The Yoga will be a mix of Hatha flow in the morning to awaken your energy and yin/restorative yoga with yoga nidra in the evening to set you up for a restful night’s sleep.

The retreats are laid-back and designed to be fun! They also provide you with unique opportunities to try other less familiar forms of yoga –such as aerial yoga using hammock silks for comfort and support, and stand up paddle-board yoga on the nearby river Charente.

Refine your Yoga Practice

Refine Your Yoga Practice

All of our classes will be progressive over the week-end and will take place in the rustic open-sided garden studio and yoga yurt.

This retreat is a much sought after opportunity to refine your Yoga practice whilst experiencing lots of fun to put a smile on your face. Expect challenging, fair and accessible classes and two fun-loving attentive yogi hosts.

All levels are most welcome.

Therapies

Therapies

You have come to relax and unwind, so why not complement your yoga practice and indulge in one or more of the massage therapies we offer?

Our qualified English-speaking therapist will meet the group to discuss individual needs.

All treatments are extra and paid directly to the therapist.

Activities

Activities

When you’re not immersed in Yoga there’s plenty for you to do:

  • Cycling (there are many bikes available for use)
  • Walking / Running
  • Sunning yourself by the pool
  • Kayaking
  • Reading (feel free to borrow from the retreat library)
  • Stargazing
  • Sampling the best local wines and produce available in our cafe
  • Listening to music/ own practice
  • Snoozing
The Food

The Food

Our private chef – our vegetarian supremo cooks fresh vegetarian gourmet food onsite in our garden café.  Her meals are wholesome, nutritious, very tasty and never boring – it’s soul food!

We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements (as long as we’re given notice).

The Grenier

The Accommodation

The rooms are simply furnished, pretty yet solid, with good facilities, comfortable beds and high quality linen.  All towels are provided.

Wifi is available across the property if you need to connect to the outside world on your stay. Rooms are either twin/double sharing or single and will be allocated on arrival according to booking preferences where possible.

French Yoga Garden
Moulin de Chantegrolle
Charroux
86250
France

Tel +33 (0)5 49 87 36 26

Email: info@frenchyogagarden.com

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