Retreat to the countryside of deepest France for yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, time to connect with yourself and others, and to feed your creativity within tranquil natural surroundings.
Hosts David and Michele Lambert run Le Verger, a beautiful house in a glorious part of south-west France, Dordogne-Perigord, 75 km south of Limoges.
The retreat includes: Yoga – practice and philosophy Meditation & Mindfulness Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) Karma Yoga (the yoga of action) Nature walks Creative Response (writing, art) Silent periods (mouna) Free time
The theme for the retreat is the 'PanchaTattvas', or the 5 great elements and we will be delving into Samkhya Philosophy, of which Yoga is the physical realisation. Expect insight, upliftment and fun!
Prices: £495 own room (shared bathroom); £405 shared room; £345 one on-site tent (sleeps 1) Discounts are available - please ask David
Payment: To secure your place on your Retreat, the £100 non-refundable deposit must be paid. Limited space means we operate a first paid, first served basis. For more information & a booking form please contact David at : www.retreatfrance.co.uk
Inner Silence Day Retreat
Sunday 3rd November, 10am - 3pm, with Joanna Darking
Join Jo Darking, Satyam founder, for this day retreat which will take you through a well-rounded yogic experience of yoga, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra and silence. The day will unfold with an asana practice that will include dynamic and energising movements and restorative postures. We will explore breathing techniques (pranayama) to refresh and balance the mind and body and as a bridge from the external environment to our inner world, as we move into a practice of silence.
Practising mouna (silence) enables the opportunity to rest our outgoing energies - the need to be constantly talking and engaging with the world around us - and gives us permission to connect with ourselves and others in a different way.
Following a practice of Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) we will enjoy a simple shared lunch of rice and dahl.
In the afternoon we will practice Inner Silence (Antar Mouna), a meditation practice consisting of several stages which systematically guides the mind toward an experience of quietness and stillness. It does this through acknowledging and welcoming all of the mental fluctuations, rather than trying to repress thoughts and force the mind into stillness or silence (which ultimately leads to further mental activity or strain). The opportunity is provided to embrace all of the mind's activities, at times in a structured and focused way by consciously choosing specific thoughts to focus on.
Inner Silence can be a powerful and effective tool that can be used in daily life to support enhanced mental clarity and processing, healing or insight.
Cost: £55 which includes a nutritious lunch and herbal teas.