Mill Retreat Centre Normandy France
9th - 12th August 2018
The Mill Retreat Centre, Lafresguimont-Saint-Martin, France, Thursday 9th August to Sunday 12th August 2018
The mill has a 10-acre lake which has swans and is surrounded by poplar and willow trees and large overgrown grounds full of wild boar, deer, otters and over 40 species of bird. Perched on a green hilltop nearby is the perfectly preserved medieval village of Gerberoy which was named one of the prettiest villages in France.
The Mill was originally built in 1846 as a Camembert cheese factory it used the river ‘Bresle’ to power the cheese mixing process with an old hydro turbine located underneath the Mill.
Find more detailed information and photos on millretreatcentre.com
The food is absolutely stunning, using mostly organic ingredients, and they will cater for most individual dietary requirements, from vegetarian, Dairy free, wheat free, various food allergies.
All beds are made up with Egyptian cotton sheets, feather and down pillows (hyper-allergenic options) and lovely thick 100% wool blankets or thick warm Duvets.
Single room £555
Twin Room £555
Sharing room £525 per person
(Up to 4 people sharing)
Double room £555
Double room with en-suite shower £585
Double Gypsy Caravan £555, sleeps 2 in a double bed.
*All accommodation prices are per person.
The cost is inclusive of all meals and yoga (not including travel).
The Mill has its own coach which can pick you up from Whitstable £85 return.
MASSAGE AND BEAUTY THERAPY
Complementary Therapies, massage and beauty treatments are available all weekend at an extra cost.
Nikki Austin (The Yoga Ewok)
Has been practicing yoga since 1997 and is very experienced in teaching students at all levels . Trained in Iyenger style yoga ,Her passion is helping students to understand their bodies and gain confidence in their abilities, with huge emphasis on anatomy and physiology. She loves teaching vinyasa flow classes and is a Yoga Alliance Senior teacher. She teaches all ages from 5-85 and runs regular workshops across the southeast on various themes ,from stress release right through to handstands.
Emma has trained in the Iyengar style of yoga which gives a firm foundation for a much more varied and softer style of teaching. Emma has a passion for traditional yoga and really enjoys studying yogic philosophy. Particularly the more ancient traditional pranayamas. She also loves anatomy and weaves it into her teaching in order to give students a greater understanding of how their body feels and works as it moves through the practice. Emma's teaching has a great emphasis on body awareness and self study. She teaches classes suitable for all ages and levels, as well as holding regular workshops and retreats.
Emma is also a stand up Paddle Board Instructor with the ASI and a SUP Fit Yoga Instructor.
The long weekend will have lots of different styles of yoga led by Jo, Emma and Nikki. There is a rowing boat, you may swim in the lake, take lovely walks, or cycle as there are bikes available. Emma will be taking stand up paddle boards so there will be an option to have a SUP lesson/SUP yoga lesson. You will have time to enjoy a blissful treatment from our therapist Monique and just relax in the beautiful grounds. The centre also has wifi, computer access and all mod cons.
To secure your booking a £100 deposit (non-refundable) is required. You can pay via PayPal, or bank transfer (ask me for details) 0r bring cash to class. No cheques please.
Please let us know any allergies or dietary requirements you have.
Let us know if you want to reserve a place on the coach from Calais £85 return including le shuttle passage as these places are limited.
Yoga Retreat - 14th - 16th July 2017
About the Retreat to Gayles
The environment and ambience at Gayles encourages an open, safe, relaxed and intimate atmosphere that promotes learning and self-development, situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs in the South East of England.
With its open fire, high ceiling and refreshing artworks, The Stables, a beautifully converted 1930s stable and adjoining property, provides a warm and practical area for eating, chatting, relaxing and, if you choose, cooking. The ground level has an open-plan, well equipped, kitchen and dining room with under-floor heating. There is a separates stereo system with a CD player, DAB radio and amplifier (with an iPod connection cable) which you may wish to use as teaching aids or to enhance your own ambience. Immediately outside there is a large, decked, seated eating area which is ideal for informal meals and gatherings in more clement weather.