Retreat and reset
Nourishing 5-day yoga retreat in France
Throughout 2018, I will be holding yoga retreats with my friends Sophie and Josh on their amazing smallholding in the heart of rural France – La Ferme des Hiboux (Owl Farm). They provide the perfect opportunity to escape to the countryside for a nourishing and rejuvenating long weekend. Retreats run from Wednesday evening to Sunday afternoon and are fully catered. All meals are vegetarian, made with homegrown, local or organic produce. Prices start at £375 per person, and you can book now on La Ferme des Hiboux's website.
Daily yoga practice is an invitation for guests to unwind, unravel and find the freedom to become unstuck – both physically and emotionally. Whether it’s your first time or five hundredth time on the mat, classes are tailored for anyone and any level. Start the day with a soul-warming Vinyasa flow, designed to leave you feeling radiant and ready for the day ahead. Then wind down in the evening with a calming practice that focuses on the breath (pranayama) and some sweet, sweet releases.
On Sophie and Josh's little farm, they try to live life more simply. Their growing is inspired by their kitchen - they grow what they love to cook and eat. A nourishing, vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided, letting you enjoy a real taste of life on a smallholding. Don't worry – this isn't a fasting retreat and you won't go hungry!
As well as daily yoga sessions, enjoy optional informal classes such as sourdough breadmaking, preserving, cheesemaking or natural cosmetics. You will also have time to chill, read, sleep, walk in the countryside, feed the farm animals, explore the area by bike or take trips to the local market and boulangerie. The whole retreat is an opportunity for you to reset and rejuvenate – so feel free to use your time exactly as you wish.
Dates & prices
September 5th – 9th 2018
£375 per person
£699 for two
Flights can be booked from London to Poitiers airport from as little as £12 one way (via Ryanair).
What does it include?
8 x yoga classes
4 nights' accommodation
3 x home-cooked vegetarian meals a day
Free transfers to and from Poitiers airport