Our 2018 Retreat
Join us at Chez Fins Bois in Néré, France from Thursday 27th September to Monday 1st October for a yoga retreat with a difference. Stretch your mind as well as your body!
The retreat is a fantastic opportunity for you to take yourself out of your daily life and gain a fresh perspective. Away from your normal surroundings you have time to explore what you want to get out of life in an environment where you are given space, tools, encouragement and support. It’s a unified mind and body approach combining deep relaxation – through a specially designed yoga practice – and new strategies for thinking about where you are in your life, what you want, and how to get it.
Video: Quantum Potential Retreats
Tam and Kathryn discuss the benefits of attending one of our retreats, with input from Jade – one of the guests who attended our 2017 retreat in Crete.
Delicious, home cooked food
All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners are included in the price.
Breakfast is provided by our hosts at Chez Fins Bois. Lunches and dinners will be prepared by our own chef Harula Ladd. Harula is Greek for “little joy” and this is reflected in her delicious, joyful cooking. Meals will generally include meat but vegetarian options will be available.
Soft-drinks are provided with all meals and wine is included with each evening meal.
Thursday 27th September – arrival day:
Arrive from 4pm with welcome drinks.
Yin yoga session 5.30pm-6.45pm (“stretch out and relax”), followed by dinner and movie.
Daily schedule (Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning):
|8.15am-9.30am||Yoga slow-flow – waking up the body|
|10.30am-12pm||Seminar and group discussion|
|2pm-5pm (not Sunday)||Group work / free time / 1:1 / optional yoga massage (additional charge)|
|5.30pm-6.45pm (not Sunday)||Yin yoga – stretch out and relax|
|7.30pm (not Sunday)||Dinner|
Monday 1st October
Depart after breakfast (if you prefer you may also leave after lunch on Sunday).
Yoga massage will be available most afternoons. This will be charged separately at £60 per massage (75 minutes).
The treatment is carried out on a comfortable floor mat and you remain fully clothed throughout. It is applied using hands, feet, forearms and elbows in a flowing series of moves to help free the tension trapped within the body. Energy lines, acupressure points, muscles, ligaments and joints are stretched and opened, stimulating flow and encouraging more freedom of movement.
Often called ‘yoga for lazy people’, Yoga Massage is the ultimate lazy way of getting all the benefits of yoga and more without having to do it yourself.
Our venue: Chez Fins Bois
Situated in Néré in the West of France, 23 miles from Saintes, Chez Fins Bois is a beautiful rural property (rated 9.6/10 on Booking.com) with an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace. We have arranged a variety of accommodation including four, three and two bedroom houses with a mix of single and shared rooms, and a dedicated space for yoga. Free WiFi is available and on-site parking is provided. La Rochelle – Ile de Re Airport is 46 miles away (we plan to offer transfers to and from the Airport).