Ashtanga Yoga Retreat (7 nights)
Saturday 6 July – Saturday 13 July 2019
Les Passeroses, an old stone built farmhouse and established yoga retreat centre since 2005, has been described by the Guardian as one of the "Top Ten Best Yoga Retreats in the world". The house retains many original features, with oak floors, exposed beams and stone fireplaces. The yoga studio is fully equipped with mats and props. Outside, there is a large oval pool, surrounded by wooden decking, lawns and a tiled terrace. You can enjoy the heat of the sun on one of the numerous sun loungers, or curl up in the shade on a huge outdoor sofa with a book or simply take in the panoramic views of the French countryside.
The vegetarian food at Les Passeroses is fabulous. Meals are prepared using seasonal produce grown in their own gardens alongside market bought organic goods. Meals are served under the cover of a charming roofed terrace. Fruit, snacks and hot and cold drinks are available throughout the day. We kindly request that participants do not drink alcohol at meal times but you are free to do so after dinner in your own personal space.
During the week there will be five morning Ashtanga Mysore classes and one led Ashtanga class to conclude the week. There will be two late morning conferences and five late afternoon restorative yoga and meditation classes. On Wednesday afternoon we will visit Angoulème, so there will be no afternoon class that day. The week is open to complete beginners and people with a regular practice of the Primary and/or Intermediate series.
Massage will be available at an extra cost.
Accommodation and prices
- Two en-suite single rooms and one single room with a shared bathroom.
- Two twin/double bedded en-suite rooms for sharing
- One large triple/twin room for sharing
- One twin room with a shared bathroom
- Two garden lodges for couples which are solidly built wooden cabins each with spacious private shower rooms and double beds.
All twin/double and garden lodges are £925/person. Triple room is £900/person (twin rate will be applied if we are unable to find three people to share). Single en-suite rooms are £1125/person. Small single with shared bathroom is £950.
Price includes all accommodation, all meals (apart from Wednesday dinner), Wednesday afternoon excursion, transfers by minibus or car from/to Angoulème station (approx. 30 minutes away). It does not include travel to France or any other transfers. Transfers from Bordeaux airport will incur an extra charge and are excluded. We suggest that you hire a car at the airport or ask us how much it would cost to be collected from the airport.
Please note that a condition of this holiday is that all participants have personal travel insurance which adequately covers you should you need to cancel your place. A £350 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place and the balance is due 10 May 2019.
From London, we recommend travelling by train to Angoulème (change at Lille Marne la Vallee or Paris). Please arrive at Les Passeroses after 5pm and depart by 11am. The nearest airport is Bordeaux.