Summer Yoga Retreat
Hatha Yoga and Hiking in South Aveyron, France (12)
July 21 - 27, 2019
Situated between Albi and Milau in the southern mountains of Aveyron, France, La Combe de la Périère is a beautiful site, perched at 680 meters altitude in the Grands Causses natural park. It is a region less-travelled, intact and well-preserved.
Sylvie and Jean-Yves receive us in their cozy bed and breakfast, surrounded by nature. They offer and prepare delicious vegetarian meals with mostly organic vegetables from the sites garden along with products from local producers. In addition, they will guide us on three hikes far from the beaten paths so that we may discover the diversity and richness of their region.
The hikes are optional.
The practice of Hatha Yoga has the goal of aligning the body and spirit through physical exercises (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), relax- ation and meditation. We use the breath to guide us in the postures and increase the body's internal heat thus aiding in it's detoxification, all while exploring the balance between effort and relaxation. These classes are ideal for relaxation, strengthening of the body, and calming the mind.
This retreat is open to yoga practitioners with at least six months of regular practice and in good physical condition.
It is not suitable for absolute beginners.
Please take note that the outings are real hikes and not nature walks. The trails can be wild, require climbing, muddy, and will demand a good physical effort especially in the summer heat. A good pair of comfortable hiking boots are recommended.
Daily Retreat Program:
Arrival starting at 19:00
Monday (Standing Postures) & Wednesday (Backbends and Heart Openers)
07h30 – 08h00 : Infusions
08h00 – 09h30 : Yoga Session
09h30 – 10h15 : Breakfast
10h30 – 15h00 : Hiking and Picnic Lunch
18h00 – 19h30 : Yoga Session (Restorative Yoga on Wednesday)
20h00 : Dinner
Tuesday (Seated Postures) & Thursday (Inversions)
08h00 – 08h45 : Infusions
09h00 – 12h00 : Yoga Session
12h30 : Lunch
Afternoon Free (go explore the beautiful countryside or just sit by the pool!)
19h00 – 19h30 : Pranayama et Meditation
20h00 : Dinner
Friday (Full Practice)
08h15 – 09h00 : Infusions
09h00 – 12h00 : Yoga Session 12h30 : Lunch
14h00 : Hiking and Surprise Dinner
9h00 : Breakfast Departure after breakfast
Download the following document for registration:
Registrations are taken in order of arrival and should be received as soon as possible.
Price for Yoga Sessions 256 €
Price for Food and Accommodations 354 €
Total Price for shared room 610 €
For Yoga Classes:
Send reservation of 128 € via Paypal (fees are at your expense) or bank transfer to the order of Antonée DARBY along with the registration sheet. Details provided upon request.
The balance of 128 € will be due in cash upon your arrival at the retreat.
In case of cancellation on your part after June 20, 2019, the deposit of 128 € will not be reimbursed.
For food and accommodations:
Send one (1) deposit of 177€ to the order of J-Yves PALLU-LAURENTIN with the registration sheet via Paypal or bank transfer (fees at your expense).
The balance of 177€ will be due upon your arrival at the retreat.
The rooms are shared and very comfortable with single room options available for a supplement as listed below :
For retreat participants bringing friends/partners/etc. in addition to their fees for food and accommodation, there will be a 75€ fee due to Antonée Darby.
Please note there is a hotel tax of 2,10€ per person to be paid in cash upon arrival.
For all questions regarding accommodations, please contact Sylvie and Jean-Yves directly at +33 05 65 97 50 84
Do not hesitate to contact me for additional information or to ask any questions prior to registration so that we can guarantee the smooth organisation and comfort for every- one, +33 7 53 91 64 35
Preview comfortable and really good hiking boots (we do not recommend sneakers) sunglasses, hat, a large water thermos for the hikes, bathing suit and beach towel for the pool, sunscreen...
There are yoga mats and all necessary material available at the retreat site.
We will try to organise car-sharing if possible. Contact me for more information!
For those arriving by train to Albi, we will have to organise an arrival time so that everyone can be collected from the train station at the same time. Otherwise, you will have to take a taxi (45€ to 50€) to the retreat.