Enjoy a week’s yoga in Southern France late summer this year, spaces available, do get in touch.
Yoga and Relaxation Holiday
Sunday 9 to Sunday 16 September 2018
A full week of yoga give us time to unravel poses and deepen our experience. Pair work allows the poses to develop and relaxation, pranayama and meditation enhance our holistic yogic being. The dedicated yoga studio is a lovely space, full of natural light and also covered outside area with warm weather that September should give us. The mixed ability class offers variations and modifications. Yoga mats, blocks, belts and bolsters are provided to ease travel.
The weeks’ retreat is full board with three meals a day, mostly vegetarian and any special diets catered for. Fresh home cooked meals, with a Mediterranean slant and, where possible, locally sourced, with free range eggs a must. Breakfast after morning yoga offers a variety. Lighter lunches but also a homemade cake or biscuits will be on offer as a mid-afternoon snack. Evening meals include salads, plus warm goat’s cheese or another light starter, perhaps followed by roast vegetables, aubergine parmigiana, lentil and sweet potato ‘shepherd’s pie’, Nepali style dal bhat, courgette and mint risotto or smoked herring gratin. A tempting dessert or fresh fruit salad to follow. One evening out at the local restaurant enables us to try out local food and gives chef a well-deserved night off!
Yoga throughout the week
- Arrive for supper or settle in from 4pm with welcome tea and cake
- Six mornings of Hatha yoga before breakfast
- Afternoon longer workshop sessions
- Smaller group with time for pranayama and meditation
- Sharing the calm and stillness of this rural centre
Hatha yoga to inspire and revive us. Always options to challenge or to ease off and modify. The yoga will be tailored to each participant, with moving sequences and postures, relaxation, breathing and meditation. Ease in to the stay after supper with the welcome session, gentle moving and lead relaxation. Let go of the week, release away your journey, and settle in. Start the day with yoga at 8am before breakfast. Unravel deeper with longer sessions in the cool of the afternoon and a couple of evening sessions and meditation session.
Enjoying time to Relax
The grounds and pool gives space to unwind, read, or be active. There are local walks and a beautiful lake just 2km up the road where groups can rent paddle-boards or kayaks. Alison has offered to lead a paddle-board yoga class which is a lot of fun, if anyone was interested.
We can also organise trips out to the local market or further afield to the Roman Pont du Gard.
Treat yourself to a massage or therapy to enhance your yoga and relaxation. Want a longer escape? Then do add extra nights bed and breakfast to make the most of the area.
Getting to Yoga Soliel
Travel is not included but free transfer from local train station. Request details of suggested flights and local cab firms. Plus if you’d like to share &/or to travel with others to share costs.
Please get in touch for the full details and booking form. A non refundable deposit is taken to secure your place with option of twin or double bedrooms with single supplement all available. Currently 6 places left.
Yoga Holiday photos in previous years ~ find inspiration to maybe join me next year!
Take a look at the photos from June 2016, July 2011, May & August 2010 and Italy in June 2009 beneath if you want inspiration!
Italy Yoga Holiday 20 to 26 June 2016
Pool and outlook Tree Poses in 2014 The House & Yoga
The yoga holiday is mixed ability so are suitable for all levels. The sessions are designed around the group so everyone can progress their yoga. A balance of asana and time to explore pranayama and meditation and of course relaxation is even better in the warm.
The wonderful retreat centre for this years holiday holiday includes comfortable twin, double or single accommodation, with yoga equipment provided, three vegetarian meals each day, except for our trips out. We visit the beach ( a must for landlocked Oxford dwellers!) and a historical town for day time explore, and an evening meal out. Travel is not included but does include two arranged transfer times, from Pescara airport or good bus connections from Rome. We will confirm these two collection times to be offered to and returned from the Centre. Please email for full details booking form and to secure your place with £150 deposit.
Our Yoga holiday here in 2014 was a great week of yoga with the warmth and of care of our hosts, Stephanie and Ruperts’ in their joyful yoga centre. Do join us for the yoga holiday another year!
UK Retreat with chance to blow away the cobwebs
Autumn 2014 & 15 Williton is not too far to travel from Oxford but able to walk on the beaches and pop into the market in Watchet on the Saturday.
France was our destination in 2012
Yoga Holiday proof that Summer 2012 South West France was so cool we needed the wood-burning stove in July!
Comfortable accommodation Aubeterre 2011: full of antique and artisan shops
May 2010: Yoga in the shala Pair work in Dancer pose; Hazel adjusting Pauline
July 2011: Pre dinner warm up in the dinning room!; Well deserved Savasana at end of class.
Aug 2010: Pair tree with birthday girl! Tadasana firmly on two feet and showing off on two hands!
Yoga Holiday with Brunch and Selfcatering – Ardeche and Tuscany
Stunning scenery invited great walks, the yoga lessons a perfect balance to stretch tired legs in 2010!
Early arrivals of the group at our ‘local’ restaurant, a meandering 15min walk by the river and and irrigation canal.
The ‘local’ offered simple 4 course meal of the day, always tasty fresh local food.
Comparing the locations of France and Italy, is the Ardeche converted farmhouse and the smallest dinning room; right is the Tuscan farmhouse. If you would like a similar holiday please get in touch as minimum numbers are required, booking in January. Advantageously this style of holidays are suitable for attending with non yoga partners. A sumptuous meal is included prepared by our hosts to celebrate the week.
Contrast of two weeks in June 2009 we enjoyed one week with families and one adults only, both with the warmth of Italy. The villa within the vine-yards of Tuscany has been a hard act to follow but feedback highlighted the need for a peaceful place with a dedicated yoga space as top of our ‘wish list’.
Tree poses is tricky with the pool reflections Inversions or relaxation options in the sunsine
Double Dancer with Torie Warriors of Peace in the shade Tim balancing in Bridge
Sunset over the villa
The weeks both made the most of the area with some excursions locally, and on our doorstep olive oil and wine tasting and a Tuscan feast prepared by Marta in the ‘slow cooking style’ typical of the area. So if the opportunity to enjoy daily yoga inspires you to come to a peaceful and (weather permitting) warm location do come and join us.
The first week girls dress for dinner while Marta adds the finishing touches
Some comments from the two weeks of Yoga Holidays in June 2009:
“We had such a relaxed and happy time – thank you!” Jan, Tim & Tori
“I loved the daily yoga and the guided meditations. All-in-all a prefect holiday” Cathy
“I liked the small group teaching in afternoon, with more chance to ask questions and get individual attention.” Heather