Summer Yoga Retreat
Hatha Yoga and Hiking in South Aveyron, France (12)
July 5-11, 2020
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 : Breakfast
08h00 : Hiking
17h30 – 19h30 : Yoga Session
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 – 11h30 : Yoga Session 12h00 : 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 266 €
Price for Food and Accommodations 384 €
Total Price for shared room 650 €
For Yoga Classes:
Send reservation of 133 € 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 133 € will be due in cash upon your arrival at the retreat.
In case of cancellation on your part after June 4, 2020 the deposit of 133 € will not be reimbursed.
For food and accommodations:
Send one (1) deposit of 192€ to the order of J-Yves PALLU-LAURENTIN with the registration sheet via Paypal or bank transfer (fees at your expense).
The balance of 192€ 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.
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 everyone, +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. However, for hygiene purposes, it is always best to bring your own mat.
We will try to organise car-sharing if possible. Contact me for more information!
For those arriving by train to Albi, a transfer to the retreat site is organized for departure at 18h / 6pm from Albi train station for 20€ roundtrip or 10€ one way. If you are not able to take the transfer you will have to take a taxi (45€ to 50€) to the retreat site.