On the first day, there will be a guided walk to familiarise you with the area. On the other days, the hosts will offer crafting and art courses or you may prefer to take your complimentary 60-minute massage or other treatment during this time. There are many options available including hypnosis, Reiki and much more.
You will have 4 afternoons free during this retreat, time to relax and enjoy the gardens or explore the surrounding area on your own or with new friends.
Karly is a yoga and meditation teacher with over 500 hours of training. She enjoys teaching most styles including Vinyasa, Hatha, and also Yin and Restorative yoga. With a deep passion for a holistic approach to health and wellness, Karly also offers nutritional and physical development coaching. She is a keen advocate of cold water immersion and is also a breathwork practitioner. With a love of nature and the outdoors, she can also offer forest bathing, guided meditative walks and meditation, and breathwork sessions.
Sharon Downes, D.Hyp MHF, seasonal Hatha yoga teacher, is a healthcare professional with more than 20 years of experience in mind and body therapies. She teaches Hatha yoga and offers sessions in hypnotherapy, past life regression, Reiki, Rahanni Celestial Healing, and meditation.
The accommodation for the retreat is two cute adjoining stone cottages which are run as a gite in the summer and a gite and chambre d'hotes (bed and breakfast) at other times.
Each cottage has a kitchen and lounge, Wi-Fi, TV, and is very comfortable.
All rooms are private and lockable. Three rooms are ensuite shower rooms and the fourth room has a private shower room just outside the bedroom.
There is a gorgeous, typical French walled courtyard garden to the rear of the property which is where most meals will be served and is a wonderful place to relax in.
Across the quiet residents lane, there is the private garden facing the River Vienne with a large wooden terrace where yoga will be held in the mornings. After that, it can be used for sunbathing and you can take advantage of the private plunge pool in this garden.
50 meters up the lane, there is another private haven of a garden with a fire pit and this is where the group will have more private sessions and a private massage area also.
Tuesday 4 June - 8 days/7nights
Tuesday 18 June - 8 days/7nights
Tuesday 16 July - 8 days/7nights