Iyengar Yoga with Paul Reilly

We are a family run business who are passionate about Iyengar yoga, good vegetarian food and nature. We pride ourselves on the personal touch of our retreats and really get to know our guests to ensure that you leave feeling awakened, yet relaxed, rejuvenated and well looked after.

We therefore welcome you to deepen your yoga practise in the beautiful French countryside. Bring yourself away from the day-to-day hecticness and stresses of life. Allow yourself to unwind and re-charge. Visit local places, go walking, swimming or horse riding, or simply relax in the garden or by the pool.

The Yoga Studio

The yoga studio is purpose built with a solid wooden floor. It is fully equipped for 'Iyengar' yoga including wall ropes for up to 8 people. During the colder periods an efficient wood burner is used. There are two additional bathrooms next to the yoga studio.

Paul Reilly

Paul is a certified 'Iyengar' yoga teacher and qualified up to Junior Intermediate level 3. He discovered Iyengar yoga in Sydney, Australia whilst struggling with a rock climbing injury and has been inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar for more than 25 years. He has studied Yoga with many teachers since, and has made numerous trips to India to explore yoga including the Iyengar Institute in Pune.

Yoga Retreats

During our retreats you will experience Yoga together with as much relaxation, culture and outdoor activity as you could wish for.

 

The classes will focus on mindfully deepening each individuals asana and pranayama practise within the confines of a peaceful environment. Paul is experienced at teaching both beginners and intermediate level students and classes will be adapted according to abilities. An emphasis will be made on working hard to improve strength, stability and flexibility whilst deeply relaxing and releasing restoratively.

Sunday-Friday

8.30-11.30 Asana class

11.30 Brunch

5-7 Restorative/Pranyama class

7.30 Dinner

 

You can enjoy your brunch after the morning class in the sunny south facing courtyard or on the large wooden terrace.

The three course evening meal is either served at the tables in our garden or on the wooden terrace.

 

 

On Sunday mornings there is a big market in the local medival village of Saint Antonin. So if you wanted to do this Paul could do a shorter class on the sunday morning.

You will also have plenty of time between classes to explore - if you choose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments from previous yoga visitors.

 

"Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely exceptional; nutrious, delicious and exquisitely presented."

"The facilities of the yoga studio lack for nothing."

"You can see for miles and miles - acres of chestnut and oak woodland and wonderful rolling landscape to walk in with the hidden drama of the rivers."

"The perfect hideaway for a wonderfully relaxing and invigorating retreat."

"It has been completely relaxing with all the activities we could hope for - swimming, canoeing, walking and very importantly - lying in the sun! This combined with the yoga was perfect!"

"Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for looking after us with such warm and open-hearted hospitality."

"Such a sense of peace and calm and views to feed the soul."

"The yoga was exactly what I needed. Paul's knowledge and attention helped me access places I never knew I could. Thank you".

"Thank you so much for an amazing, happy, memorable week - everything about it has been perfect."

 

YOGA RETREATS 2017 COSTS AND DATES

The cost Includes all yoga, accommodation and food (except the last evening where we all eat out locally). Travel costs and insurance are not included. (The Saturdays are the day of your arrival and departure.)

  • Saturday 13 - Saturday 20 May - £490
  • Saturday 17 - Saturday 24 June - £490
  • Saturday 2 September - Saturday 9 September £490 (for those who have been practising yoga regulary for at least 1 year).

If you would like to extend your stay - we are more than happy for you to arrive earlier or stay later. It wil cost an additional £50 per night which includes accommodation, breakfast and evening meal.

 

 

 

 

We also welcome any yoga teachers or practitioners who would like to arrange their own dates or who would like to bring a group of their own students and use our facilities.

 

 

For more photos of previous retreats visit our facebook page

at www.facebook.com/yogaretreatsfrance