calm • restore • nourish

Retreats and Workshops

Welcome to the blossoming retreat side of La Pierre Verte!

Please scroll down to discover the upcoming events for season 2019.

We are so excited to share with you these wonderful offerings of retreats with some fantastic, passionate souls...

If you are a teacher or practitioner looking for a venue to hold your next event then here is some more information for you...

Renting the whole site for your retreats, workshops and gatherings.

We are well suited for retreats focused around, yoga, meditation, tai chi, music and art, dance, nutrition, kids camps and all forms of creative expression and personal development.....

We are open to all suggestions and welcome new propositions with an open heart and mind. Get in Touch 

Here is a little more info.....

  • Accommodate a maximum of 12 guests + 2 course leaders.

  • Comfortable, camping accommodation in shared yurts and Bell tents.

  • 3 Delicious, healthy, homemade vegetarian/vegan meals

  • Teachers accommodation in private Mazet ( stone cottage) with en-suite, sleeps 2.

  • 50m2 outdoor covered deck in a private woodland setting (currently under construction, photos coming soon!)

  • Yoga equipment for 12 students inc: mats, belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters, eye pillows…

  • Optional yurt to use for meditation, meetings, yoga nidra or larger family/group accommodation……

  • Garden eating area

  • Fire bowl

  • Swimming pool with 30m2 wooden shade deck

  • Hammocks, tranquil nature areas and woodland walks to relax, restore, meditate, read…..

  • Juice detoxes and massages available on request

For all of the above we charge a base rate of 70€ per person per night, this amount is reduced to €65 for groups of 10+ . 

This base rate may change subject to your requirements. For example, if you bring your own chef, or would like a detox retreat the rate will be reduced.

There is also the possibility to hold non-residential retreats or day workshops on-site. Please contact us to discuss your needs..... 

Retreats and workshops are available between the dates of 15th may - 15th October. 

We provide a professional yet relaxed full board service with emphasis on health, well-being, ecology and a deep respect for nature and for one another.

If you would like some more information or are interested in bringing a group here, then please don't hesitate to contact us, ellacade@wanadoo.fr, +33 (0)4 66 22 56 31

RETREATS FOR 2019

For more information on our retreats please Get in Touch with Ella or directly with the teachers listed below, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Spaces are limited so get booking and treat yourself to this wonderful experience of healing and regenerating in a little slice of heaven......

"Sometimes the only way to move forward is to retreat"

Your mat awaits you....

Sunday 28th July - Friday 2nd August

A 5 night Yoga retreat with the wonderful Rebecca Miller and Wilf Huxtable of putusretreats.com

Becky and Wilf are both yoga teachers and between them they offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to their classes , workshops and retreats.

Becky has been practising yoga for 14 years and has studied with various teachers around the world. She has gained over 700+ hours of teacher training and teaches alignment based Hatha/vinyasa flow and restorative yoga. Becky’s training has been based on alignment and this focus comes out in her teaching and personal practice. She teaches students to find the alignment for their own body, rather than forcing the body in to picture perfect yoga poses. 

Becky and Wilf understand the importance of having a balanced practice, especially in this modern fast paced world. They lovingly offer restorative yoga classes where students are given the space to stop, breath and be still. Each student is encouraged to let go of tension in the body, mind and breath, to be present and to open their hearts. This has a calming effect on the nervous system which is so often over-stimulated in our modern world. Restorative classes are deeply relaxing, self loving and calming. 

Both Becky and Wilf teach with compassion and encourage students to let go of the ego and to be fully present in this ever moving world.

On this wonderful retreat you can expect to enjoy....

  • Daily Morning yoga class.  
  • Organic healthy wholesome breakfast.
  • Free time to explore the local woodland and surrounding areas / use of the swimming pool.
  • A light healthy vegetarian lunch.
  • Afternoon/ early evening yoga/meditation/pranayama practice or workshop.
  • Dinner
  • Relaxation / yoga nidra / meditation/ sharing time around the fire pit

Sunday 4th - Friday 9th August

A 5 night Family Yoga retreat with putusretreats.com

This is a wonderful opportunity to bask in the beauty of a yoga retreat with your little ones. All ages of children welcome!

You can expect to enjoy....

  • Daily Morning yoga class for the adults whilst the children have breakfast and play/ take part in children’s yoga.
  • Brunch for everyone
  • Activities or free time for everyone
  • Afternoon tea/ light lunch for all
  • Afternoon yoga classes / workshop / family Yoga
  • Dinner for everyone
  • Stories / singing round the fire
  • Calm Bedtime

Sunday 12th - Friday 17th August 

A 5 night Yoga retreat with the amazing Natalie of  www.urbanpearlyoga.com visit her gorgeous website here with all the details of the retreat.

Natalie believes that everything is yoga, from ayurveda to astrology, and hot chocolates to sunshine. It’s a way of getting to know who we truly are by reconnecting to and nurturing the soul.

She teaches Hatha Flow and Yin yoga, with 500+ hours of Yoga Alliance certified training from Dr. Gaurav Malik in India and Sarah Lo in London. Hatha Flow is a holistic and dynamic practice, working the entire body to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Yin is floor-based and moves at a much slower pace, with poses held for a longer period of time to allow for deep release of blockages in both body and mind, and increasing energy flow. Her classes typically include pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and mantra.

'We usually smile and often giggle, because although yoga is a serious, life-changing practice, we don’t always have to be so serious while doing it'

A light heart and a smile can go a long way on the mat. Nat encourages softness, emphasising the breath and alignment to help you go deeper into your own practice of yoga.

On this retreat you can expect to enjoy....

  • 8:00 Pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • 8:30 Yoga asana
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • Free Time/Massage (including lunch)
  • 16:00 Workshop
  • 18:00 Yoga asana / meditation / mantra
  • 20:00 Dinner

Everything is optional! If you’d rather sleep in or chill with a book, you’ll find no judgement here. The schedule shown is just an example and some things might get shifted around if needed due to the weather or the energy of the group.

If you have any questions regarding any of the retreats above or would like to make a booking please contact the teachers directly or Get in Touch with Ella here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the land very soon!

 

A heartfelt thanks to our friend and teacher Tara Walsh who has held retreats here the last 2 summers.

She will not be returning in 2019 but we hope to welcome her back in 2020!

Here is her poster and short video from our very first retreat in 2017 to give you a little taster....

Short video from our 2017 retreat