france ayurveda & vinyasa retreat

August 13th - August 18th 2017

with Ash Bond and Amanda Graham

"Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it.
Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it..."

Finding time for ourselves is the often the hardest, yet the most rewarding gift. Just 3 short hours train ride from Paris sits the enchanting Chez Vallee in the midst of the Cognac countryside, the location of our Summer 2017 Retreat. 

dinner time..

dinner time..

Amanda has designed a perfect Ayurvedic balancing diet for us to enjoy as we nourish our body with challenging Vinyasa and restful Restorative Yoga and delight our spirit in the beautiful grounds, surroundings, facilities and 5* accommodation of Chez Vallee.

Daily Yoga classes, 3 Ayurvedic sessions, a wine tasting evening and plenty of time to explore the beautiful, lush French countryside on your own or with old or new found friends. 

Meditation escape...

Meditation escape...

Our intimate Vinyasa sessions will guide us on an exploration of what we perceive as possible within ourselves, finding tools to re-inspire our practice and to rekindle a fire within us. These morning sessions will be the Yang to our day's relaxing Yin; the peaceful pleasures of Chez Vallee as well as Restorative Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage in the evenings.

We are blessed to have the experience and wisdom of Amanda to open up a new facet of Yoga to us, as well as preparing our locally sourced and organic Ayurvedic meals, Amanda will be offering us an introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and healing. In 3 separate sessions we will explore and gain an understanding of a daily routine according to our Doshas, and finally we will be introduced to a seasonal Ayurvedic routine relating to your Dosha.

France Ayurveda and vinyasa Yoga Retreat Schedule

Sunday, August 13th

  • Arrive anytime before 5pm
  • Opening Yoga Circle Ceremony
  • Vinyasa Yoga & long savasana
  • Nourishing Dinner and Time to Relax

Monday, August 14th

  • Optional sunrise meditation
  • Rise and shine juice/ tea
  • Yoga session
  • Organic Brunch
  • 12 - 4pm: Free time to swim, read, relax, explore on foot or bike
  • Ayurvedic Session with Amanda
  • Delicious Dinner
  • Fire ceremony 

Tuesday, August 15th

  • Optional Sunrise meditation
  • Rise and shine juice/tea
  • Yoga session
  • Organic Brunch
  • 12 - 4pm: Free time to swim, read, relax, explore on foot or bike
  • Ayurvedic session with Amanda
  • Delicious Dinner

Wednesday, August 16th

  • Optional Sunrise meditation
  • Rise and shine juice/tea
  • Yoga Session
  • Organic Brunch
  • 12-4pm: Free time to swim, read, relax, explore on foot or bike
  • Ayurvedic Session with Amanda
  • Delicious Dinner

Thursday, August 17th

  • Optional Sunrise meditation 
  • Rise and shine juice/ tea
  • Vinyasa Yoga with Ash
  • Organic Brunch
  • 12-3pm: Free time
  • 3pm: Local Cognac distillery visit!
  • Special Dinner will feature the local apero, Pineau and a choice of local wines with dinner.

Friday, August 18th

  • Rise and shine juice / tea
  • Yoga session and Closing Ceremony
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Departure

accommodation 

We have a variety of lovely accommodation available in a country side chateau built in 1880’s, all with ensuite facilities. The beautiful rooms are chosen for you upon arrival and are either twin or double shared. There’s a private pool and pool house available for our guests, a meditation garden for reflection and several quiet spaces for total relaxation. 

Value

£100 to secure your place. Spaces limited to 10 students.
£850, full amount to be paid by July 1st. 

For details of how to secure your places and payment schemes available please contact ash@flyingmonkeyyoga.org.

"Life is a balance of holding and letting go"

Any questions please email me, Ash, on ash@flyingmonkeyyoga.org

Namaste yogis!

 

Cancellation Policy:
Cancel more than 60 days before 1st day of retreat and receive a refund of 50% of your payment. Less than 60 days and no refund will be possible.