After seven years, we still can’t get enough of the beautiful Les Passeroses retreat centre in France, and will be returning for a week of yoga, stunning vegetarian food and sunshine in 2017. Set in the heart of Charente in South-West France, this peaceful and tranquil location is surrounded by rolling countryside, filled with maize and sunflowers.
Within this idyllic setting there will be two or more yoga sessions each day. Drawing from a wealth of experience from over 15 years in private practice as a yoga therapist, Jackie will guide you to work at your own level, while sensitively following your body’s natural cues. The morning class will begin around at 8am. Moving from the silence of meditation into guided breathwork, gentle stretches and finally dynamic flowing sequences, the practice will set you up for the day feeling fully awake, refreshed and glowing with energy!
Jackie is a beautiful, sensitive and inspiring yoga teacher… it has been the most amazing yoga experience imaginable.
After lunch there will be free time to either relax around the pool, read, sleep or borrow a bike to explore the local countryside. Midweek, we will take a trip to see the architecture, cafes and riverside beach of one of the local towns.
Our yoga space will either be outdoors or in the beautiful barn renovation with oak floors and a dramatically tented ceiling, where light pours in from three large windows. Jan, the superb local therapist, can also be booked for reflexology, aromatherapy and hot stone massage (pay direct to Jan).
The late afternoon session will break free of the boundaries of a regular yoga class. Exploring, through different mediums, how we can bring ourselves back to centre to reflect on what is truly meaningful in our lives. This is the time to stretch, relax and realign with our deepest priorities…
Our hosts are renowned for their wonderful food, preparing dishes that are simple, healthy and delicious. Sourced from local farms, vegetarian and organic where possible, you will be able to give your body a nourishing treat to continue the detoxing initiated by your yoga practice.
Each year the experience gets richer and more satisfying…it lasts.
After supper you can just take time to chill either in the Moroccan inspired lounge room, or stroll around in the gardens. On some evenings there will be the opportunity to enjoy candlelit meditation, music or chanting. You are welcome to join in as much or as little as you like!
“Thank you so VERY much, this week really has changed my life!”