le moulin de chaves
SHARED Bell Tent £795 / SINGLE Bell Tent £895
SHARED Room £855 / SINGLE Room £955
SHARED ENSUITE £950 / SINGLE ENSUITE £1050
arrive Monday 17th - depart Saturday 22nd August 2020
Le Moulin is set in beautiful surroundings, on the banks of a wide river, among bamboo groves and mature trees. Retreats benefit from the sounds of birdsong and flowing water, the beautiful Japanese style wooden meditation hall and the peaceful, natural surroundings. Contemplative practice is supported by an environment of deep kindness and care and delicious, organic vegetarian meals. The Moulin is dedicated to being a refuge for exploring life-transforming practices and teachings.
This retreat is hosted in conjunction with the Yoga Garden, so I will be joined by the amazing Nina Fowkes who will bring her intuitive magic, essential oil healing & massage.
We will practice yoga & meditation twice a day, with clear guidance on meditation and how to sustain a sitting practice once back in daily life.
Yoga classes will emphasise movement with mindful awareness, learning how to develop a deeply contemplative experience. The fluidity of vinyasa will be combined with periods of holding asanas for more extended lengths, using props to further deepen the felt sense. The dynamic & fluid practices will heat the body and build strength, endurance & flexibility. The restorative postures will help relax the muscles, tissues and nervous system encouraging a release of deeply held tension while replenishing energy.
Nina will offer an extended aroma yoga class (deeply restorative yoga and meditation combined with essential oils and massage).
There will be plenty of free time for personal (or group) space, reflection or activities. The river is perfect for wild swimming, the surrounding area for walking and exploring. In essence we will get the opportunity to put the teachings in to practice to enable a deep sense of peace and well being. This will be a transformative experience, to further awaken.
All participants would also be expected to take up the opportunity of Karma yoga - helping on the grounds for 50 minutes per day, either with gardening, clearing up after lunch, chopping vegetables etc (the practice of generosity).
You will be offered 3 healthy and nutritionally balanced vegetarian or vegan meals a day (the centre endeavours to use organic and fair-trade ingredients as much as possible and are on the road to being 100% organic).
Wake up, coffee and tea
07.30 Silent Meditation
08.45 Working Meditation (Karma Yoga)
Free time: could involve a wild swim, walk, reading.
13.00 Lunch, a variety of nutritious locally sourced or grown, seasonal
Afternoon relaxation or group activity - massages, siesta, go exploring, hiking, wild swimming, nature walk (with ecologist)
16.00 Mindful movement & Meditation Practice
19.00 Silent Meditation
20.00 Evening relaxation
**Included transfers, accommodation, all meals, drinks, all yoga & meditation
**flights not included (get in touch for which flights we recommend)
**£150 deposit to secure place