Yoga Retreat in Dordogne
June 16th - 23th
Recharge in the peaceful French country side
We offer you an opportunity to be in the most beautiful part of France and get into complete balance for a true connection with yourself in the peaceful nature of the Perigord Noir.
Spend one week in the beautiful Dordogne! Experience yoga, meditation, mindfulness, local cuisine, culture; all full of pleasure and from the heart!
The yoga retreat will be held in the beautiful little village called Veyrines de Domme in the center of the Perigord Noir. The surrounding of this village is magical, it is nestled in the heart of 10,000 year old prehistorical caves. The farm house, where the retreat is held, is located in the breathtaking country side of rural Dordogne, France and only 20 minutes from Sarlat with its amazing Renaissance character. We are in the middle of the beautiful Bergerac wineries and enchanting green forests.
The yoga is meant to open us to the wonders of the Dordogne, providing a beautiful vacation with the balance of learning, fun and discipline.
Every morning, after a yoga session, a rich breakfast with local products is at your disposal. For the excursions we prepare a lunch package to have as a picnic on one of the beautiful sites. Excursions are organised every day. We are going to visit prehistoric sites, medieval castles, enjoy a canoeing excursion and swimming in the Dordogne river; to eat at a gastronomic restaurant with the best local food. For lunch and dinner we will prepare our meals “at home” and discover the fresh, organic, Perigord cuisine with delicious local wine. You are also free to explore the walking trails starting just in front of the house that lead to the local vineyard for wine tasting…
• 7.30 to 8.00 - Tea & Fruit
Early gathering in the garden overlooking the amazing view while enjoying a cup of lime tree tea and a fruit of choice.
• 8.00 to 9.30 - Meditation & Yoga
Katrien will teach gentle Hatha or Restorative, after a session with her you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Suzanna will teach deep Hatha or Yin/mindfulness. With deep stretching you will have the possibility to unblock blockades build up in lifetime. Her lessons are strong but after you will feel fresh and full of energy. Both they can quid you for meditation.
• 9.30 to 10.30 - Breakfast
Continental breakfast in the Pergola, a traditional Perigord veranda with open kitchen will offer you a buffet of the most exclusive and organic products.
• 10.30 to 16.00 - Excursions
We will have a lunch one or two times during our sightseeing somewhere or enjoy lunch back in the house or we prepare picnics).
Saturday introduction day. A nice relaxing day to get together to get to know each other. Yoga, meditation, exploring the surroundings and tasting the delicious food.
Sunday meditation walk to the ancient residence of the American singer and dancer Josephine Baker where she lived with her 14 adopted children; Les Milandes castle.
Monday we are going to make a trip down the Dordogne river with canoes, enjoying a picnic and a swim.
Tuesday we will visit the local market and buy all the products we will prepare for lunch and dinner with a traditional cook to participate in Perigord cuisine.
Wednesday we will visit Les Eyzies, the national capital of Pre historical art (half an hour by car).
Thursday we are going to visit Domme medieval “Bastide” (15 minutes by car) and afterwards we will have lunch in a restaurant to enjoy local dishes in Cenac.
Friday we will visit the only winery in Veyrines de Domme where you can taste local wine and aperitif dishes.
Off course the program to the sites is optional. If you prefer to stay at the mansion to spend some free time, you are very welcome.
• 16:00 to 16:30 - Snacks & Drinks
On our beautiful terrace we will offer you a nice refreshing white wine or a local beer with tasty traditional snacks.
• 16:30 to 17:30 - Free Time
Just relax in your room to take a nap or enjoy the scenery around the house.
• 17:30 to 18:30 - Meditation & Yoga
Suzanna or Katrien will give you a guided meditation and you will discover the benefits of mind space or a one hour yoga session.
• 18:30 to 20:30 - Aperitif & Dinner
A healthy organic dinner will be served outside, either under the pergola or on the terrace for more fresh air.
• 20:30 - Free Time
Katrien has been doing yoga since 2009. She received her yoga teacher certification in Vinyasa Yoga at Tranquil Space in Washington, DC, and she recently completed her second yoga teacher training at Yoga Garden in Amsterdam in Hatha Yoga. Yoga is Katrien’s passion. Since beginning her practice she sees many changes in her life, including a more positive outlook and more confidence in herself. Katrien’s style is meditative and relaxed. You will leave her class feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the day. Katrien also completed her first year as a Shiatsu therapist.
Suzanna started teaching yoga in 2009 in combination with sailing workshops in Greece, but her practice started a longtime before that. She started practicing yoga 20 years ago at the Iyengar Institute in Amsterdam and later she shifted more towards Therapeutic Stretching. Recently she finished her Yin teacher training, mindfulness, “be Activated” Physiotherapy (level 1) as well. With these combinations her focus is on deep stretching combined with breathing to unblock physical imbalances. She enjoys giving lots of individual attention and corrections when needed. For her, Yoga is to be connected with yourself, others and nature, to be open minded and not trapped in daily habits.
The total price for this retreat is € 500
Special price for campers with own camping equipment is € 275
A deposit of € 165 is needed to reserve your space and the difference can be paid anytime before May 15th.
What's included in the price?
• 7 nights and 6 days of a full program of Yoga & Meditation at the farm house in a remote breathtaking surrounding.
• All meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Accommodation in shared double room, bed sheets & towels.
• Every day excursion. Free parking. Free Wi-fi. Transport to the touristic sites.
What's not included
• Flight tickets: Book in time for cheap tickets with Transavia! Departure 16/6 14.05 €81. Return 24/6 14.35 €74.
• Transfer from Bergerac Airport to the farm house and back (45 min.): You can rent a car from Bergerac Airport (approx. € 20 / 25 a day). Or take/share a taxi to the farmhouse (approx. € 100). We will try to arrange car sharing closer to the starting dates of the retreat.