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In Angles-sur-l'Anglin, beautiful village in the heart of France (Vienne - 86)

 

More Stability to Unfold with Ease

The classes of these two days will help you understand that, in yoga and in life, stability is more important than flexibility. We will explore various poses from a new perspective, since we will practise from the firm rediscovered basis of our two feet and from our true centre, our pelvis, more precisely, our perineum. We will realise and feel that all our body arches are interconnected: arches of the feet, perineum, soft palate, fontanelle and, of course, diaphragm. An imbalance in one arch creates an imbalance in the other ones and the equilibrium recovered in one of them helps realign the other arches as well. The importance of the breath will be obvious: if the diaphragm moves unhindered with the breath, the other arches are not frozen, they go up and down, and, so the yoga poses are neither static nor rigid, they "breathe". We can yield to Mother Earth, which, in return, gives us the energy to rebound and unfold in the poses.

There will be no so-called advanced poses, no search of cardiac output increase and no direct strengthening of the superficial core muscles. There will be slow movements brought about by the breath, which will enable us to be aware of what will be going on in our bodies. We will practise from our deeper core without damaging the lumbar region. From the sitting position we will continue our journey on all-fours, standing, lying prone and supine. In all these positions, we will yield gently to Mother Earth from our renewed stability and, as the rebounce happens from the Earth, we will unfold easily in the poses. At the end of each class, we will dive into the crucial moment of relaxation, allowing our bodies to enjoy the benefits of the practice and allowing us to savour the feeling of our revitalised body.

Yoga classes will be soothing and tailored to everyone's needs, whatever your condition and whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner.

 

When ?

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2022. Arrival on Friday 25th February, in the afternoon.

 

Where ?


L'Atelier des Sources - Yoga Studio - Photo L'Atelier des Sources

L'Atelier des Sources
5, route de Vicq
86260 Angles-sur-l'Anglin
France
Emmanuelle and Joël will welcome us in their cosy mansion, which they have refurbished to their taste on their own, and they will cook healthy and delicious dishes for us. The house is nested in a the heart of the village.

For the safety of everyone, if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt from vaccination, we ask you to undergo a nasal swab test or do an antigen test less than 48 hours before 25th February 2022. Thank you.

 

Programme

Friday 25th February
Arrival as from 15:00 
18:00 - Introduction
19:00 - Dinner
20:30-21:00 - Meditation followed by the silence of the night

Saturday 26th February
7:30 - Herbal tea and snacks for those who wish
8:00-11:00 - Yoga
11:30 - Brunch
13:00-15:00 - Free time - You can walk around the village and its surroundings or ask me your questions
15:30-18:30 - Yoga
19:30 - Dinner
20:30-20:50 - Meditation followed by the silence of the night

Sunday 27th February
7:30 - Herbal tea and snacks for those who wish
8:00-11:00 - Yoga
11:30 - Brunch
13:00-15:00 - Yoga
15:30 - End of the retreat

 

Prices

345 euros for early birds before 15th December 2021 if you sleep at L'Atelier des Sources
Booking is confirmed after payment of a non-refundable deposit of 160 euros.
295 euros for early birds before 15th December 2021 if you do not sleep at L'Atelier des Sources
Booking is confirmed after payment of a non-refundable deposit of 110 euros.
365 euros for later birds after 15th December 2021 if you sleep at L'Atelier des Sources
Booking is confirmed after payment of a non-refundable deposit of 160 euros.
315 euros for later birds after 15th December 2021 if you do not sleep at L'Atelier des Sources
Booking is confirmed after payment of a non-refundable deposit of 110 euros.

Prices include:
yoga classes (11 hours);
2 brunches and 2 dinners, as well as the morning herbal tea and snacks;
accommodation in two or three-single-bed bedrooms with their bathrooms;
yoga mats and materials;
if you wish, a fifteen-minute appointment to talk over the phone about your difficulties, injuries or pains, if any.

Prices do not include:
bed sheets and towels (20 euros);
transport by car to and from Angles-sur-l'Anglin, or by train to and from Châtelleraut and by taxi (car sharing or local shuttle possible) to and from Angles-sur-l'Anglin.

 

Useful information

  • Transport: if you come by train on Friday 25th February, you can get on the 12:31 train at Paris-Montparnasse station to arrive at Châtellerault station at 14:17. On Sunday 27th February, you can get on the 16:43 train at Châtellerault station to arrive at Paris-Montparnasse station at 18:30. Booking is compulsory.
  • Please note that there is no ATM in Angles-sur-l'Anglin.
  • 12 participants maximum.
  • Feel free to talk about your food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities. Emmanuelle and Joël will do their best to accommodate your needs.
  • Yoga props are provided including mats, but feel free to bring your own mat.

 

More information and registration

By email: yoga.laurence@gmail.com
By phone or WhatsApp: +33 (0)7 88 68 36 74
Using the contact form

 

 

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