Yoga, meditation and personal development retreat

Loire Valley, Chateaubriant, France

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Relax in warm French sunshine and be inspired, practising yoga and meditation while enjoying the perfect balance between world class tuition, delicious food, great company and good fun.

A quaint 300 year-old farmhouse set in the peace and tranquillity of the Breton countryside, surrounded by four acres of private farmland, will be the setting for your yoga, meditation and personal development getaway.

Your host, Nikki, has created a perfectly balanced programme guaranteed to restore calm, balance and relaxation in your life. Her holistic and personal approach will ensure you get the most from your time away and a chance to focus on yourself.

As well as yoga and meditation sessions, the programme also includes empowering, bespoke personal development workshops that are not only informative, but also input a positive outlook, increase vibrational energies, alter your way of thinking, enabling you to make decisions easier through a clearer, more relaxed mind.

Return refreshed, relaxed and, above all, with a positive attitude, greater determination, full of renewed purpose and ready to make a difference in your life.


- This yoga, meditation and personal development retreat is suitable for anyone but is more suited to beginner and intermediate yogis
- Minimum age 18 for the classes
- Classes and workshops are in English

Travelling solo?
- This yoga and meditation holiday makes a great singles holiday as it is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people during group sessions and meals
- You will have your own private room without a supplement

Yoga and meditation retreat start days
- Dates are flexible and you can start any day throughout the year
- Yoga holidays are for 3 nights / 4 days but longer durations are available
- If you wish to stay for extra nights, please email to check availability for your preferred duration and we will do our best to accommodate you
- If dates appear ‘on request’, please email us and we’ll check availability for your preferred day of arrival as quickly as possible

Yoga and meditation retreat itinerary
The itinerary is highly flexible and adapted to the group's needs which are established during the first day. The itinerary below is for guidance only but is typically as follows:

- The programme concentrates on personal development and clearing energy blocks in the body
- Your day begins at 7:15am with a 45-minute guided meditation, practicing an induction process that enables you to easily slip into deep meditation and designed to enhance the workshops later on that day
- Between 8-9am you will practice Zen and Hatha style yoga; each session is themed to correspond with the workshop of the day - the yoga sequencing is not challenging but is very specific and incredibly powerful and ideally suited to beginner/intermediate levels
- Afternoon yoga and meditation sessions are designed to be more flexible and giving you the opportunity to adapt them to your own needs

Workshops are also a big part of the programme and below are some examples of what they may be:

- Taking Back Control of your Mind - Understanding the 'computer' and its programmes that are running and possibly ruining any chances in your life
- The Most Important 40 Minutes of your Day - The science behind changing every aspect of your life and the phenomenal difference you can really make
- Abundance of Energy - What make one person charismatic and another draining? How to unblock, super-charge your body and become a winner!
- Trigger Happy - Recognising our overworked automatic emotional responses. Weeding out old patterns by finding root causes and learning new tools to eradicate them forever!
- Procrastination - Something we are all guilty of but why do we do it and how can we stop?
- Gratitude - The power of focusing on the present moment instead of wishing your life away
- Thai Yoga Therapy - An introduction to this ancient art and all its benefits

A Typical Day
- 7:15am: Meditation
- 8am: Yoga
- 9am - 10am: Breakfast
- 10am - 10:45am: Workshop part I
- 10:45am - 11am: Pause and coffee break
- 11am - 11:45am: Workshop part II
- 11:45am - 12pm: Coffee break
- 12pm - 1:15pm: Workshop part III
- 1:15pm - 4pm: Lunch followed by free time; whenever possible, our delicious, buffet style, vegetarian shared meals are eaten 'al fresco' on our garden terrace and we have plenty of relaxing time to take a dip in the plunge pool or relax in the sunshine
- 4pm - 5pm: Spontaneous Movement (optional)
- 5pm - 6pm: Yoga Nidra
- 6pm - 7pm: Evening meal
- 7pm - 8pm: Relaxation
- 8pm - 9:30pm: Consolidation discussion
- 9:30pm - 10pm: Meditation
Please note this schedule is subject to change

Your yoga instructor
- Your host and instructor for the retreat is Nikki whose qualifications include Yoga Teacher (200RYT), Thai yoga massage practitioner, aromatherapist, remedial masseuse, cosmetologist and life/success coach
- Guests are treated as family and she goes out of her way to meet your personal needs
- She has an excellent, warm and accommodating approach to teaching where she focuses on individuals within the group
- Nikki found this Breton farmhouse in 1998 and she instantly fell in love with its serenity and nursed it back to the sanctuary you see today
- With a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon, her friendly and professional approach will inspire and motivate you
- Nikki breaks up your day with theory in the morning, and an introduction to tools and practices that you can try later in the day, with meditation and yoga dispersed throughout

What will I learn?
- Life changing workshops
- Personal development
- How to clear your energy blocks
- Various yoga styles such as gentle yoga and Nidra yoga
- Meditation techniques
- Induction process to aid in obtaining an easy meditative state
- Reported improvements in lifestyle, relationships and careers in previous guests
- Stress management and relief

What to bring
- Please bring comfortable clothing for yoga sessions
- Comfortable walking shoes
- A bathing suit in case you would like a refreshing dip
- Spending money if you would like to head into town

- Additional treatments, such as massages, are available upon request for an extra fee and can be arranged and paid for on arrival

- The stunning 18th Century French farmhouse boasts 5 beautifully furnished double bedrooms
- The accommodation is equipped with modern bathrooms, bathtubs and washing facilities
- Set in the heart of striking countryside, the retreat boasts a luxurious garden, rolling hills, BBQ and a splash pool
- The warm and welcoming sitting room has French doors leading out to the terrace, which is perfect for al fresco dining in the warm French sunshine
- If you are travelling solo, you can reserve your own private room at no extra cost
- The farmhouse is equipped with a bar, television and WiFi
- A beautiful drawing room with a wood burning fire is the perfect place to relax
- Accommodation is included for 3 nights / 4 days
- Check in anytime after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 10am on day 4

- All meals are included, vegetarian and home made
- Delicious meals are prepared from fresh local produce and include a local glass of wine with dinner
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the price along with unlimited soft drinks, teas and coffee
- If you have dietary requests these must be communicated to us at the time of booking

Free Time  
- There isn’t much free time due to the intensive itinerary, however if you have the energy, you can walk into Chateaubriant on one of the green trails
- Take a dip in the plunge pool or hot tub
- Nap in the gardens with a book

Practise yoga and meditation in this fascinating French haven of rich culture and natural beauty, breathe the fresh air and take time out for yourself on this yoga, meditation and workshop retreat with a difference.