Early summer break

29th may - 1st june

Hatha Yoga in La Rochelle


Take time for yourself with a short yoga break . Yoga leaves you healthy, strong, rejuvenated and relaxed combine daily yoga classes with freshly, prepared delicious meals. There will also be plenty of free time to explore La Rochelle or relax in natural surroundings

Alison has been a qualified hatha yoga, yoga therapy and prenatal yoga teacher since 2002, and practicing for over 20 years. She has also taken many more further training courses such as Anatomy for Yoga, Yoga for Older Adults, Parent and Baby Yoga

Alison teaches with great knowledge and experience.

Based in London but has spent a vast amount of time throughout India studying and teaching in locations such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himalayas, Delhi, Mysore and Nasik. During her time India, she taught Hatha Yoga on Yoga Teacher Training Courses. Teaching also classes, courses (beginner courses through to advanced courses), meditation classes and workshops of all levels. She now continues this teaching throughout London and teaching on Retreats Internationally.

Alison teaches Authentic Hatha yoga as taught in India.

While Alison has many years of experience of teaching and studying feels most of her experience is from constantly teaching students of varying levels - “which is the only way to learn’

To learn more follow: www.alisonjohnsonyoga.com


Situated in the Marais Poitevin, this beautiful house is simply stunning. It has been renovated to a very high standard with an exceptionally large sitting room area.

The house is set in a peaceful location with amazing grounds which lead down to one of the many rivers that are in the area. It is full of rustic charm and a perfect place for a well-deserved break.

The house has 8 bedrooms. A newly renovated eating area can be enjoyed with a pizza-oven, bbq and plancha area to cook for large numbers easily.

A handmade table happily accommodates the group and overlooks the heated swimming pool, which is wonderful to enjoy in the French sunshine, with a bespoke seating area built alongside for relaxing.

There is Sky TV and wifi.

The local village is a fifteen minute walk away with a bar, boulangerie and cave.

This local village also has boat hire for those that want to explore the many canals and rivers in the area.


Depending on your arrival time, there will be a yoga class before dinner helping you relax after your journey

A typical day…

Fresh juice at 8.00

Morning class at 08.30 for 75 - 90 mins followed by breakfast at 10.00

After breakfast, you can spend a leisurely day relaxing by the pool or you might like to take a walk along the canals of the inspirational Venice Verte. You can take a punt down the canal to a local cafe, explore a traditional French market or perhaps enjoy a delicious lunch in a local town and then sit and read a book under one of the ancient trees in our beautiful garden. 

Afternoon class at 17.30 again for 75. 90 minutes with a delicious evening meal at 19.30 prepared by your hosts Emily and Matt.

Last evening class will be an extended class to include Yoga Nidra (Yoga sleep)

Classes based on authentic hatha yoga with yoga asanas, pranayama and deep relaxation.

Alison focuses on breath work and alignment in all classes which takes you deeper into postures naturally without hurting the body

The Retreat is open to ALL Levels including Beginners.  

Overall the holiday is very relaxed and is a chance to unwind whilst exploring different aspects of your yoga and meditation practice with an experienced teacher in a beautiful and nurturing environment..


Here is a sample menu.

We use local, seasonal, fresh produce as much as possible, subject to availability, we try to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.

 We have a predominantly vegetarian menu with non-vegetarian and vegan menu options available too.



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


A selection of fresh salads with bread and local cheese




Asparagus with capers and egg


Seaweed, ginger and carrot salad


Stuffed romano peppers with ricotta and mascarpone


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

Fresh Melon


Cauliflower steaks with zahter

Butternut squash with ginger tomatoes and lime yoghurt

Roast chicken with dates, olives and capers


Sweet and smoky mexican vegetables

Griddled fish or chicken with farro and roasted red pepper salad

Goats cheese with guacamole, courgette and tomato stacks


Walnut and caramel tart

Chocolate torte with fresh berries

Tarte Tatin, peanut brittle with creme fraiche 

Chocolate mousse with chantilly and honeycomb

Roasted peaches with lavender syrup and vanilla ice cream

A variety of cheeses 




29th May - 1st June 2019

£995 ensuite/private bathroom single occupancy

£699 ensuite/private bathroom price per person based on 2 sharing 

£849 twin with shared bathroom single occupancy

£649 twin with shared bathroom price per person based on 2 sharing

We operate on a first come first served basis



We are reliant on a certain sized group for the course to be confirmed. Please wait for confirmation before booking your flight.

Easyjet EZY8961

9.15 London Gatwick - Nantes

Ryanair FR8747

17.00 La Rochelle - London Stansted