Your Yoga Retreat

Our Yoga retreats have been developed as a natural evolution to our established Yoga classes, one day Yoga sessions and our holiday Gite business. Holidaymakers and regular Yoga attendees have asked for a more intensive and engaging offering. The result is our 3 night 4 day residential Yoga Retreat.

4 Day Peaceful and Restorative Yoga Retreat in The Deux Sevres France
Take time out – rest and reflect

Escape your busy schedule find yourself in an oasis of calm and, allow yourself to relax and restore through yoga poses, meditation and restorative yoga, leaving you grounded and nourished.

Prepare to be surrounded by flowers, relaxing scents and twinkling candles as you immerse yourself in your yoga practice and begin to focus on your breath and movement becoming one. Take time out of your routine with a yoga retreat, leaving you energised and rejuvenated.

I believe that happiness comes from within, by listening to our bodies and learning to trust our instincts we can feel more connected with ourselves and the world. 

Relax and unwind with Josie, establishing space and balance in the mind, body and soul. 

With so many retreats to choose from we recognise the difficulties in choosing the right retreat for yourself, it’s difficult to know what to go for and why! So here are a few little things that we think set us apart:

Our main aim is your wellbeing and relaxation 
On our retreat, you will find a real sense of peace and calm within yourself, be able to release the charge of negativity and nurture a greater feeling of balance, happiness, and positivity. Our retreat will allow you the space and time to reconnect with yourself and feel rejuvenated and re-energized. 

We make our retreats affordable 
Our yoga retreats are as affordable as possible whilst ensuring a quality experience. Here you will be able to take a step away from your normal routine and responsibilities and allow yourself the opportunity to feel nurtured and pampered without breaking the bank.

So much more than yoga!
​This retreat is all about you! Our aim is that you leave feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated. This is a chance for you to get away from the hustle and bustle and balance your work and everyday life to rediscover yourself.

All retreats feature a morning vinyasa hatha yoga session, afternoon restorative yoga, evening mindful meditation and breathing practise taught by your host Josie. Groups are small, with lots of space and personal attention. No experience is necessary mats, bolsters and lavender eye pillows are all provided.

Food
​Each of our retreats has delicious vegetarian meals prepared by Josie. All produce is fresh, and when available seasonal and home grown in our kitchen garden. Help yourself to herbal teas and healthy snacks.

Location
This retreat is set in an area of stunning beauty and peace. Just 45 minutes’ drive inland from La Rochelle and one-hour due West of Poitiers, a warm and generous welcome awaits at la Menantelierre. Situated on the Deux Sevres Vendee border, La Menantelierre offers the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern living.

What Makes This Retreat Special?
A warm and generous welcome awaits you at our little slice of heaven in the hamlet of la Menantelliere. Situated in the Deux Sevres department, France’s best kept secret, we offer the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern living. Relax in the pool surrounded by spectacular and beautiful countryside views. Here you will be able to take a step away from your normal routine and responsibilities and allow yourself the opportunity to feel nurtured and pampered.

This retreat is all about leaving you as relaxed as possible. Everything is thought of, so you can literally switch off relax and be guided through 4 days of blissful nurturing.

What’s Included in This Package
• 3 nights’ accommodation.
• 6 yoga sessions.
• 3 evening meditation session. 
• Welcome aperitifs and canapés on day of arrival before dinner.
• Breakfast, lunch and evening meals – we cater for all dietary requirements and serve balanced, healthy nutritious food prepared and cooked from freshly picked fruit and vegetables from our potager and locally sourced ingredients.
• Relax in the pool overlooking the beautiful Vendean countryside.
• Countryside walks.
• A visit to the beautiful town of Vouvant on Friday morning and a visit to a local French market on Saturday morning. 

Program
Arrive around 2pm on Thursday and leave after a relaxing brunch on Sunday.

Sample schedule:
• 8 am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
• 9.30 am Breakfast
• 10.30 am-12.30 pm Friday walk in Vouvant 
• Lunch
• Free time in the afternoon
• 6 pm Restorative Yoga
• 8 pm Dinner
• 9.30-10 pm Short Meditation 
Saturday morning after breakfast there is an excursion to a local French market.

Accommodation
Single in Twin Room (Gite) – £500
• Single bed in spacious twin room
• Shared shower room.
• Free WIFI
• All linen provided

King- size Private Room (Gite) – £600
• Private room with a comfortable spacious king-size bed.
• Shared shower room. 
• Free WIFI
• All linen provided

2 X Double Private Rooms (in the main house) – £575 per room
• Private room with a comfortable double size bed.
• Shared shower room. 
• Free WIFI
• All linen provided

What’s Not Included in This Package 
• Flights
• Travel insurance
• Airport transfers (you can either hire a car or we can put you in touch with a reliable airport pick up & drop off service)

Additional Information
The best time to be in the South West of France is June to September when the weather is gorgeous and warm.

Nearest Airports
La Rochelle, Poitiers and Nantes 

What to bring
Once booking is confirmed Josie will email you with a handy list of what to bring. So, no need to worry about a thing.