Having lived and worked in London, Rebecca James now teaches Hatha and Alignment Based Flow yoga in Hampshire and on retreats in England and France. Rebecca completed her yoga teacher training in India and has practised yoga for over twenty years. She will be using her wealth of experience to make sure you get the most out of each class giving precise instructions on alignment for each pose and offering hands-on adjustments where appropriate. Each class will focus on one area of the body, such as, hips, back or shoulders and will also include yoga philosophy, mindfulness and breath work. A reasonable level of fitness and some previous yoga experience is preferred. As a whole the classes will focus on allowing you to unwind tension in the body, calm the mind and bring a sense of balance to your whole self so you feel reconnected, rested and energised on your return home.
A typical day would begin with an hour and a half long morning yoga session from 8.30 – 10.00am followed by a healthy continental breakfast.
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.
There will then be another yoga session from 5.30 – 7.00pm before a nutritious gourmet meal prepared by your hosts Emily and Matt.
After supper you can choose to read, chat with friends or round off your day from 9.30 – 10.00pm with a guided meditation or deep relaxation before bed.
None of the activities are compulsory so you can choose how you would like to spend each day.
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..
DESCRIPTION AND CONDITIONS OF THE COURSE
We are running two courses, the dates for the first 5 day course are June 19th - 23rd and the second retreat dates will be announced soon. Guests will be arriving late afternoon of the first day and leaving on the morning of the last day.
Here is a sample menu.
We use local, seasonal, fresh produce as much as possible, subject to availability.
Vegetarian and vegan menu options are available too.
Fresh fruit, berries etc, fresh pastries, fruit teas, detox juice, various juices, chia porridge
Homemade soup with fresh bread and cheese
A TYPICAL DINNER
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
Cauliflower steaks with zahter
Butternut Squash With Ginger Tomatoes And Lime Yoghurt
Roast Chicken With Dates, Olives And Capers
Sweet And Smoky Mexican Chicken
Griddled fish or chicken with Farro And Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Walnut and Caramel Tart
Tarte Tatin with creme fraiche
Chocolate mousse with chantilly
Roasted rhubarb with sweet labneh
A variety of Cheeses
‘Prior to the retreat I hadn’t practised yoga seriously in a while, but Rebecca’s teaching catered perfectly for different abilities. Her calm energy and inspiring words, along with the beautiful setting and fabulous food created by hosts Matt and Emily, made it a really special experience. Great for mind, body and soul, and I left feeling super-relaxed.’
I so enjoyed every aspect of the retreat and it was a privilege to spend time and get to know you all.I will definitely be back.
What a wonderful, interesting, life-affirming few days.
Thank you Rebecca! It was great to practise yoga and reflect on life in such a gorgeous place -and with such a lovely group. I've improved and learned much -you somehow provided a challenging class for all levels. To be expertly taught and guided for 4 days gave me much to reflect upon and put into my practice.
The meditation in the peaceful countryside; the 90 mins of challenging flow and Hatha yoga followed by the fabulous, healthy breakfast (...and those pastries:-)) -the river trip; chilling by the pool; the afternoon practice; the amazing outdoor meals and yoga nidris before bed - loved it all!
I absolutely loved it and found the effect lasted for days afterwards. I thought the timetable was perfect for me - I loved the early suppers and bedtimes. The setting was absolutely lovely and the building itself was really attractive and all the little touches like lovely flowers everywhere made for a very special stay. The food was completely delicious and healthy - I loved it all! The massage was very good. There was a really nice welcoming homely atmosphere which was lovely too - and not too many people which felt cosy. Thank you.
DATES AND PRICES
Dates: JUNE WEDNESDAY 19th - SUNDAY 23rd SOLD OUT
£1199 twin with ensuite/private bathroom single occupancy
£1499 twin with ensuite/private bathroom based on 2 sharing
£1099 twin with shared bathroom single occupancy
£1399 twin with shared bathroom based on 2 sharing
£749 small single with shared bathroom
DATES: SEPTEMBER FRIDAY 27TH - MONDAY 30TH
£950 twin with ensuite/private bathroom single occupancy
£1200 twin with ensuite/private bathroom based on 2 sharing
£850 twin with shared bathroom single occupancy
£1100 twin with shared bathroom based on 2 sharing
£640 small single with shared bathroom
WE OPERATE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS
Price excludes any meals out (small supplement of £20), travel/medical/personal insurance
WE RECOMMEND THESE FlightS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR TRANSFERS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
FLYBE Southampton to nantes are;
11.10 on the 19th of june 2019
12.10 ON 23rd OF JUNE 2019
EASYJET GATWICK TO NANTES ARE:
8.05 ON 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019
13.35 - 13.50 ON 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019