divya kohli

Yoga holiday in WEST france

6 DAY/5 NIGHT YOGA AND MEDITATION HOLIDAY

 

 

 

dates

21st-26th July 2018

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

London-based and a dedicated practitioner since 2000, Divya has been a full time senior level teacher since 2006, offering drop-in classes, retreats, courses and bespoke tuition to help the individual on their path. A community has grown organically through her time in teaching, connecting like-minded souls across north and west London, and beyond.

A mindful practice of Asana (the physical postures), is accompanied by breathing techniques (Pranayama) and meditation guidance in every class she teaches.

“I teach in a way so that yoga’s physical, philosophical and spiritual benefits can be felt as we practice. I encourage fluidity of movement and thought – even when holding still in a posture. Being with our breath and sensations, and allowing for whatever arises in the moment is liberating as well as healing”.

Her inspiration is drawn from eastern sources as well as modern psychological thought. Her own teacher training spans the strong discipline of classical Indian yoga and meditation traditions, as well as the evolved approaches to the body and mind in the West.

A former newspaper journalist, and with a Masters in English Literature from Cambridge University, Divya has a continued deep passion for writing and using words like we use the breath in yoga: as a way to connect deeply.

“I teach with the bigger picture in mind: we’re doing Yoga so that we can find and experience an optimal state of being, and from yoga practice we enter into peaceful flow state that helps us navigate the ebbs and flows of life. From this place, we can live and connect with others in a natural, non-stressful and fulfilling way, carrying within us a peace that feels like home.”

 Find her at: www.yogawithdivya.co.uk

From me to you, Namaste.

 

 

This Retreat will help you to

 

    

- De-stress your mind and unwind your body 

- Enjoy and deepen your yoga practice, whether you are new to the practice or experienced

- Feel the benefits of better breathing and meditation, alongside the physical postures

- Relax and feel whole again 

 

You’ll participate in

 

- Classical Yoga classes for all round body mind wellbeing

- Restorative Yoga sessions for de-stressing and dismantling tension 

- Guided meditations for calm, clarity and centring

- Guided relaxations, Yoga Nidra, for better quality rest, creativity and self empowerment

- Plenty of 'Me Time' to enjoy the beauty of the farmhouse, the surroundings and beyond

- Optional extras: guided walk, trip to the market in town, and excursion to the beach

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1

 

PM ARRIVAL IN FRANCE AND TRANSFER TO VILLA

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING FLIGHT

 

LONDON STANSTED - LA ROCHELLE

FR8746 14:05

 

TIME TO SETTLE IN AT THE VILLA AND REFRESHMENTS

 

19:00 WELCOME AND APERITIFS SERVED

 

19:30 – 21:00 WELCOME Dinner SERVED

 

21:30 – 22:00 EVENING Meditation

 

 

DAY 2

 

8:00 FRESH JUICE SERVED

 

8:30 - 10:00 YOGA

 

10:00 - 11:00 BREAKFAST

 

11:00 - 13:30 RELAXATION TIME

 

13:30 – 14:30 LIGHT LUNCH 

 

14:30 – 17:00 TIME TO EXPLORE YOUR SURROUNDINGS OR RELAX BY THE POOL

 

17:00 – 18:30 YOGA

 

19:00 APERITIFS

 

19:30 – 21:00 DINNER SERVED

 

21:00 – 21:30 EVENING MEDITATION

 

 

DAY 3

 

8:00 FRESH JUICE SERVED

 

8:30 – 10:00 YOGA

 

10:00 – 11:00 BREAKFAST 

 

11:30 - 15:30 PICKED UP BY GONDOLAS AT THE VILLA AND TAKEN ON A GUIDED BOAT TRIP TO THE LOCAL VILLAGE WHERE YOU CAN

HAVE LUNCH AT THE LOCAL CAFE, FOLLOWED BY A TRANQUIL WALK HOME ALONG THE RIVER

 

15:30 - 17:00 FREE TIME, ENJOY THE POOL!

 

17:00 - 18:30 YOGA

 

19:00 APERITIFS

 

19:30 – 21:00 DINNER SERVED

 

21:30 - 22:00 - EVENING MEDITATION

 

DAY 4

 

8:00 FRESH JUICED SERVED

 

8:30 - 10:00 YOGA

 

10:00 – 11:00 BREAKFAST

 

11:00 – 13:00 FREE TIME

 

13:00 LUNCH SERVED

 

14:00 - 17:00 FREE TIME (BEAUTY THERAPIST AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR TREATMENTS)

 

17:00 – 18:30 YOGA

 

19:00 - APERITIFS 

 

19:30 – 21:00 DINNER SERVED

 

21:30 - 22:00 EVENING MEDITATION

 

DAY 5

 

8:00 FRESH JUICE SERVED

 

8:30 – 10:00 YOGA

 

10:00 – 11:00 BREAKFAST 

 

11:00 - 17:00 DAY TRIP TO LA ROCHELLE, VISIT THE BEACH, TREAT YOURSELF IN THE SHOPS AND LUNCH OUT IN THE PORT - HEAVEN!

 

17:00 - 18:30 YOGA

 

19:00 APERITIFS SERVED

 

19:30 - 21:00 DINNER SERVED

 

21:30 - 22:00 EVENING MEDITATION

 

DAY 6

 

8:30 FRESH JUICE SERVED

 

9:00 - 10:30 YOGA

 

11:00 BRUNCH SERVED

 

TIME TO PACK BEFORE TRANSFER TO AIRPORT AT 12:00

 

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING FLIGHT

 

LA ROCHELLE - LONDON STANSTED

FR8747 15:30

 

 

MENU

 

 

Here is a sample menu. We try to use local, seasonal and fresh produce subject to availability. We are also happy to cater for vegetarian or vegan preferences.

 

Breakfast

 

Fresh fruit, berries etc, fresh pastries, fruit teas, detox juice, various juices, chia porridge

 

A TYPICAL LUNCH MENU

 

Main

Homemade soup with fresh bread and cheese

 

Dessert

 

Fresh fruit salad

 

A TYPICAL DINNER

 

Starters

 

Roast Butternut Squash And Red Onion With Tahini And Za'atar

 

Marinated Mushrooms With Walnut And Tahini Yogurt

 

Celeriac puree with spiced cauliflower and quails eggs

 

Asparagus with capers and egg

 

Seaweed, ginger and carrot salad

 

Stuffed Romano peppers with ricotta and mascarpone

 

Mains

 

Roast Chicken With Dates, Olives And Capers

 

Sweet And Smoky Mexican Chicken

 

Griddled fish or chicken with Farro And Roasted Red Pepper Salad

 

Cauliflower steaks with zahter

 

Butternut Squash With Ginger Tomatoes And Lime Yoghurt

 

Desserts

 

Grilled Peaches, Apricots And Figs With Scented Yoghurt

 

Roasted figs with pomegranate molasses and orange zest

 

Roasted rhubarb with sweet labneh

 

A variety of Cheese's

 

DATES AND PRICES

 

 

Costs:

 

Room 1: Double/twin ensuite - £825 (single); £599 shared.

Room 2: Double/twin ensuite  - £825 (single); £599 shared

Room 3: Double/twin sharing bathroom with one other room - £725 (single), £549 (shared)

Room 4: Double/twin sharing bathroom with one other room - £725 (single), £549 (shared)

Room 5: Double/twin sharing bathroom with one other room - £725 (single), £549 (shared)

Room 6: Double/twin sharing bathroom with one other room - £725 (single), £549 (shared)

Room 7: Double/twin sharing bathroom with one other room - £725 (single), £549 (shared)

Room 8:  Small single, sharing bathroom with other room - £549

 

Included in costs:

DAY 1 - Dinner on arrival night

DAY 2 - BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

DAY 3 - BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 4 - BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

DAY 5 - BREAKFAST AND DINNER

DAY 6 - BRUNCH

Excursions, refreshments, use of yoga equipment. 

 

NOT INCLUDED IN COSTS;

FLIGHTS

TRAVEL, PERSONAL OR HEALTH INSURANCE

MEALS OUT ON DAYS 3 AND 5 (SMALL EXTRA COST OF ROUGHLY £20 PER MEAL)

BEAUTY TREATMENTS

 

WE OPERATE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS

 

Extra Details

 

 

THIS YOGA AND MEDITATION HOLIDAY IS OPEN TO ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CONDITION PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING.

 

YOGA - TWICE A DAY ON 22ND, 23RD, 24TH AND 25TH, MORNING YOGA ON 26TH, EVENING MEDITATION EVERY EVENING

 

ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR PRIOR TO BOOKING A YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY ON MEDICATION OR HAVE ANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS.