On the eve of Summer Solstice in a lovely village in Aube, north-central France, The GoldenYoga Retreat will begin on Thursday 21st June for 4 full days and 5 nights, until Tuesday 26th June. I'm delighted to invite you to share the fruits of GoldenYoga in this most conducive setting. Last summer I practiced yoga in the shade of a Paulownia tree at the centre of the former farmstead, fine tuned by Pat (who some of you met in Puglia & Parmoor) for her cello courses. The barn with the red felt hanging will be wonderful for yoga and I'm honoured to have been invited to bring a group here and feel it to be most fitting, as it emerged from a passion to impart practice!
You can see the characteristic skyline of Villiers with church steeple and water tower; a sunset and stargazing magnet!
There's a stack of bikes at Maison Legg and tracks across fields and through forests abound, between medieval villages and market towns. Pilgrims on The Camino occasionally pass through the village.
Still fizzing and feeling echoes of the expanse of the land beneath the vast, open skies of The Champagne Ardennes region and would love you to join me on retreat.
Its about a 4 hour drive from Calais. Eurostar trains dept. from St. Pancras International to Troyes via Paris. Villiers le Bois is a 50min drive from Troyes. I'll suggest a train we can meet you from.
I imagine car share may be arranged, if anyone else felt like driving...
To book a place – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sallyanne 07952 307 455
With morning and evening meditation and yoga by day, the retreat promises a rich melding of mindful moving, free-flow and form with moments of stillness and deep repose.
£575 includes all tuition, delicious, vegetarian meals and accommodation.
To reserve your place a £250 deposit is payable by 20th March
Balance to be paid in full by 1st May
"Breaking into a barefoot run across the grass in the brilliant autumn sunshine, I realised that this was the first time I'd run spontaneously - and joyously - for years!"