Summer Yoga Retreat From Wed 20th - 27th June 2018 with Naomi Hayama
Bristol Yoga Centre has teamed up with Chene Yoga to bring you this fantastic 7 night yoga and mindfulness meditation retreat in a lovely rolling countryside of South West France. Suitable for all abilities including beginners and your welcome to bring your family, friends and partners!
The yoga retreat is in beautifully restored, ancient stone properties, nestling on the edge of a tranquil, friendly hamlet. With plenty of character, private gardens and stunning views of the surrounding nature, the accommodation provides a perfect setting for a restorative and relaxing stay.
Within the extensive grounds, you will find terraces for al fresco dining, lots of hammocks, fruit tree orchards, herb & vegetable gardens, boules court, spacious swimming pool and most importantly the yoga shala (lovely outside yoga space with beautiful views).
Unlike many other retreats, the group will be kept to a small size so that you can receive more personal attention and learn yoga in an intimate setting.
Feedback for the venue:
“My apartment was so beautiful, was like something out of a fairytale. And equally all of the guest houses have such charm and character. All finished to a very high standard. The craftsmanship shines throughout, not only in the architecture but also to the cleanliness and catering for the week. I can’t wait for the cook book to be published! The beautiful French countryside that surrounds the buildings is also very charming and really adds to the calm and warm atmosphere you feel as a guest. I will definitely be booking again!”
Retreat Prices Include:
- 7 nights
- 2 Yoga sessions a day (except for arrival and departure day)
- Mindfulness meditation practice
- Lovely outdoor yoga shala
- Full Yoga Equipment including mats, bolsters, blocks and blankets
- 2 meals per day (brunch & dinner except for one evening meal when we will eat out in a local night market in Prayssas)
- A varied supply of teas & coffee
- Use of all retreat facilities including swimming pool, bicycles, badminton and boules court.
- Bed linens
- 2 towels per person
- Toiletries like soaps, shower gels, shampoo etc.
- Wifi in all properties
- Trip to a night market
Food at the Retreat
All the meals are vegetarian. They are lovingly prepared using fresh and locally sourced organic ingredients from the hamlet whenever possible. We provide you with a long brunch and dinner with dessert.
Vegan, gluten free and other specific dietary requirements available. Please let us know in advance your dietary requirement.
Activities around the venue
- Table tennis
- Cycling – help yourself to one of the bikes
- Walking – there are numerous tracks that lead you through woods, vineyards or to lakes in the valley and surrounding hills.
- Reading – there are lots of books available in the retreat centre.
- Gardening – If you have the urge, feel free to ask!
More retreat photos can be found here
Activities that can be arranged at additional costs
- Stand-up Paddling (SUP)
- Mountain biking
- Horse riding
- Wine tasting in local vineyard
The venue has a beautiful outside yoga space with a lovely rolling countryside view that can be made weather proof in the rare event of bad weather. There is also an indoor space that can be converted into a yoga room if necessary.
Naomi teaches Hatha yoga and the classes are suitable for beginners as well as more seasoned practitioners - modifications and alternative poses will be given. There will be two daily yoga classes per day except for arrival and departure day. The morning class will be more energetic and the evening class will be more restorative and relaxing. We will also practice mindfulness meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) as well as some basic Vedic chanting and relaxation techniques such as Yoga Nidra.
Feedback from previous yoga retreat with Naomi
"It was fantastic to have so much time to explore different yoga practice which normally there would not be time for. It was great to be able to practice outside too. The whole retreat was very enjoyable" - Danny from 2017 retreat
"Thank you for such a memorable week. We've loved every minute - the yoga practice in a perfect setting, amazing food and wonderful company. We hope you organise another retreat next year!" - Robina & Carolyn from 2017 retreat
"Wonderful company, sustainable progressive and inclusive yoga practice and lots of opportunity to enjoy other activities and make the most of being in such a beautiful place" - Tracey from 2017 retreat
Sample Daily Schedule
- 07:45 - 09:00: Yoga
- 09:30 - 10:30: Brunch
- 10:30 - 18:00: Free time
- 18:00 - 19:00: Yoga (Restorative & Yin yoga, Pranayama and Meditation)
- 19:30 - 21:00: Evening meal
These times are for reference only and may change slightly and there are no classes on arrival and departure day.
Prices varies depending on the room type but it starts from £536 pp (20% off discount now available - Use 'NAOMI20' at check out).
There are single occupancy available. Rooms will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Please contact Chêne Yoga for more details.
Please note transfer & airplane tickets are NOT included in the price.
If you like for us to arrange a airport transfer, we recommend the following flights:
- Bristol to Toulouse, 20/06/18 Flight no. EZY6139 - Departure: 13:35pm, Arrival: 16.20pm
- Toulouse to Bristol, 27/06/18 Flight no. EZY6140 - Departure: 16:50pm, Arrival: 17:40pm
Please note that airport transfer is not included in the price and will need to pay extra for this service. Get in touch with us for more information.
Toulouse, Bordeaux (1.5 hours away by car) and Bergerac (1 hour away) is the nearest local airports to the retreat. Click here for more Travel information.
If you require, airport transfer please contact us before booking the flights to ensure that we can arrange this for you.
It is also possible to travel by car (9.5 hours away from Calais) and train. The nearest train stops are either Agen or Port-Sainte-Marie. From there you can catch a taxi which we can help to organise or get in touch with us to dicuss a pick-up service.
For train times within France see www.voyages-sncf.com.
See you in this beautiful yoga retreat in France!