Come and join us for a week exploring the traditions and lineage of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Two yoga sessions each day with plenty of free time to relax and unwind in peaceful surroundings and recharge with delicious food (& wine!).

Prices start from £745 per person. Prices include accommodation, all yoga sessions and delicious vegetarian meals (Special dietary requirements can be catered for).
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Between yoga sessions you can take it easy and relax by the pool, hang out in the Moroccan Lounge or treat yourself to a massage with qualified therapist Jan. You can also hire a bicycle or explore the local rural area on foot.

 

 

Venue & Accommodation

Les Passeroses is a wonderful yoga retreat centre located south of the town Angouleme, in the Poitou-Charentes region of South West France.

Les Passeroses is a converted farmhouse - think rustic charm with modern conveniences. There are a number of bedrooms in the main house, each simply but elegantly furnished. There are single, twin (also triple), or double rooms available. There are also two lodges in the garden, away from the main house. These are solidly built wooden cabins each with private shower rooms. Each are furnished with a double bed and are therefore perfect either for couples or a single person who prefers more privacy.

 

Food

All meals are vegetarian and delicious! If you have any specific food allergies or intolerances please let us know in advance as special diets can be catered for.

Breakfasts, 2 course lunches, afternoon chai and tiffin, and 3 course dinners are all included in the price.

On Wednesday evening we will eat out in the local town of Angouleme (paid for separately).

Throughout the day there are hot drinks, filtered water and fruit available for you to help yourself to. Wine & beers are available at Les Passeroses for extra, and very reasonably priced.

 

Yoga

All levels of experience and ability are welcome. The morning sessions will focus on the Ashtanga Primary Series. This flowing style of yoga asana (postures) requires discipline and stamina, but is great fun and very rewarding.

The afternoon sessions will be more gentle with specific focus on technique, working with different asana and themes, also including meditation and deep relaxation.

You can do as much or as little yoga as you want, it's your holiday!

All yoga equipment is provided in the studio, i.e. yoga mats, blocks and belts. Please feel free to bring your own mat if you prefer. The main morning ashtanga practice is scheduled before breakfast and second yoga session with meditation/relaxation before dinner.

 

Activities

Les Passeroses is located in rural France and very tranquil.

There is plenty of time between yoga classes and mealtimes for relaxing by the pool, chilling out in the Moroccan Lounge or finding a quiet spot on the veranda or in the gardens to read. If you fancy something more active, you can go out walking, running or cycling in the beautiful countryside. If this sounds like your thing be sure to bring appropriate footwear.

We can highly recommend the on site massage therapist Jan who offers a range of massage and reflexology treatments.

Art materials, board games, books, and magazines are also available. If you have a favourite game, bring it along!

On Wednesday afternoon we all head out to the local town to do a bit of exploring and shopping, and stay out for dinner, giving our hosts time to clean the rooms. Dinner on Wednesday is not included in the holiday price. The cost for the return trip (about 30 minutes) is €15.

We also arrange an optional trip to Le Maine Giraud, a local estate with a museum and cognac distillery.

 

Weather

The weather is generally nice and warm at these times of year, so expect lovely golden sunsets and pleasant days. It might be a little cooler in the mornings or in the evenings. Some years the weather has been fantastic and sunny, and in others we enjoyed more eclectic weather with sunshine and rain (it didn't stop us going in the pool!) So bring your sun lotion AND pack your snuggly hoody, just in case!

 

Prices

The price varies according to your accommodation choice:
Prices are (per person):

Early bird discount of £50 if you book and pay your deposit before Feb 2019!

Twin shared bath £745.00
Triple en suite £745.00
Double or twin en suite £765.00
Single shared bath £780.00
Single en suite £900.00
Garden Lodge double £890.00

If you would like a shared room but are travelling solo we'll find a nice room mate for you!

Included in the price:

Accommodation including bath towels & pool towels
Shower gel/shampoo/hand wash
Hair dryers
Yoga sessions
Three meals a day (apart from Wednesday evening)
Afternoon chai & tiffin snack
Unlimited hot drinks
Unlimited filtered water

Not included in the price:

Travel (please arrange this to arrive to Les Passeroses after 5pm and depart by 11am)
Transfers (€55 per person return transfers Bordeaux/€30 per person return transfers Angouleme)
Return trip to Angouleme town on wednesday €15
Wine & beers with dinner (very reasonably priced!)
Massage treatments (range from €40-€60)
Laundry service (€5 per bag)

 

Wifi

If the thought of being completely disconnected fills you with dread, don't worry, wifi is available and works in the guest kitchen and reaches to some of the bedrooms, so you can still instagram your holiday photos!

 

Travel

Please plan to arrive at Les Passeroses at 5pm or later on Saturday and plan to leave before 11am on the following Saturday.

By air: The nearest airport is Bordeaux. Alternatively you can fly to Paris CDG and catch connecting TGV line from Terminal 2 to Angouleme (www.tgv-europe.com/en - can be booked 3 months before travel)

By rail: EuroStar from London St Pancras to Angouleme: requires a change in Paris - (London to Paris Gare Du Nord, then taxi or Metro to Paris Montparnasse for the TGV line to Angouleme).

Transfers: Once you have arranged your travel please let us know arrival/departure details. We can arrange your transfers to Les Passeroses (includes return transfers): Return transfers from Bordeaux to Les Passeroses cost €55 per person. Return transfers from Angouleme to Les Passeroses cost €30 per person.

We strongly recommend you take out appropriate travel insurance. We accept no responsibility in the unlikely event of injury, illness, theft, flight cancellations or any disruption of the yoga holiday.

 

Cancellations

Cancellations more than 6 weeks before the holiday will receive a refund (minus the deposit which is used to secure the venue). We regret that cancellations closer than 6 weeks cannot be refunded.

 

I'm in! What do I do next?

Please email us and specify your room preference. We'll be happy to then confirm your room and send you booking details. A £200 deposit is required to secure your place. Full payment is required 6 weeks before the holiday date. Please email dave@sleepydaveyoga.co.uk

We hope you can join us!