I am so excited to once again be bringing you an unmissable yoga retreat in a mini paradise, which has been voted one of the Guardians top 10 and Times top 20 yoga retreats. This retreat is a time for YOU, a time to escape, relax and unwind. Lose yourself in two blissful daily yoga practices in the light filled yoga barn, nurture yourself with good food and take lots of time out for yourself. Swim in the clear pool, sun yourself on the beautiful terrace, walk for miles in the countryside without seeing a soul or indulge in an afternoon nap – simply follow your bliss.
The Yoga will be a mix of vinyasa flow in the morning to awaken your energy and yin yoga in the evening to set you up for a restful night’s sleep. There will be a meditation lesson each morning before practice and on 3/4 of the afternoons we will delve in the beautiful world of the philosophy, art and science of yoga & workshops to deepen our practice. All of our classes will be progressive over the week and will take place in the beautiful light filled yoga barn.
Our home for the week is the stunning Les Passeroses, a beautifully renovated stone farmhouse set amongst rolling fields of sunflowers and corn in South West France. Described as “the best yoga centre in France” and also one of the “top ten yoga holiday centres in the world” Les Passeroses truly is a mini paradise.
The food at Les Passeroses is absolutely legendary! A ‘never boring’ vegetarian menu home cooked using seasonal produce grown in their own kitchen, herb gardens and orchard, along with market bought organic goods when and if available. Three delicious meals a day will be provided, except for one evening where we give Alex and Adrian a break by going into the local town to sample local life and enjoy a meal out together. There will be fruit and drinks available through the day and chai and tiffin served daily at 3.30pm.
Saturday – arrival from 5pm onwards. Dinner at 7.30pm
Sunday – Friday (except Wednesday – see below)
8am – meditation
8.30-10am – vinyasa flow yoga
10am – breakfast
1.30pm – lunch
5pm – philosophy/questions/workshop time (Sun/Tue/Thur)
5.30-7pm – yin yoga
7.30pm – dinner
Saturday – Breakfast from 7.30am. Check out by 11am
Wednesday is a little different as we leave the retreat centre to give Alex and Adrian a little break and also the chance to clean the rooms for us. On this day we will just do the one practice 8.30-10am. After practice we will have breakfast, lunch at the usual time and then go into a local village for the afternoon and enjoy an evening meal there together.
The cost for this is 15 euros per person for the transfer there plus the cost of your own evening meal.
White & Purple room twin ensuite – £799
Yellow room triple en suite – £720
Blue room twin shared shower – £740
Green room single shared shower – £770
Oak rooms single en suite – £899
Luxury Cabin (DOUBLE bed only) available for single use or couple – £950 single or £799pp double
-7 nights accommodation
-Daily two course lunch
-Three course evening meals
-Chai and tiffin
-Daily yoga classes (vinyasa flow and yin)
-Daily meditation classes
Getting here is easy from the UK and the rest of Europe by taking a Eurostar/train/flight to Paris and then a train to Angouleme.The Eurostar can be booked all the way through from the UK (through http://loco2.com/) and is such an easy, hassle free way to travel and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.. We can arrange transfers from Angouleme station to Les Passeroses for 30 euros per person return. You can also fly to Bordeaux, but the transfer to Les Passeroses takes longer and is more expensive.
There is plenty of beautiful surrounding countryside to explore on foot.