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Yoga+ Walking - gain more than you seek

Come discover something new. With nature as our guide, we take mindful steps and breath to connect inwardly, gaining greater self-awareness and integrating our internal and external landscape to become one.


17 Rue Diderot, Montesquieu FR 47130

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Jun 9 to
Jun 13
15:00 pmto12:30 pm

Thursday 09 June – Monday 13 June 2016.



Deposit of £150.00 is required to confirm your place. The final balance of £275.00 is payable by 26th May 2016.

Full Description

With our morning yoga practice to set the intentions for our day, we set off in the afternoons, initially walking in silence, to slow down and let our thoughts be. Leaving them behind in hedgerows as we tread the various tracks of Montesquieu and meander through medieval villages along the way.

This weekend is suitable for all levels and anyone who enjoys yoga, nature and in need of time to slow down and rest. With hearty wholesome meals, comfy beds and in the relaxed company of others, you will soon feel revived and refreshed from time spent in this peaceful soothing part of South West France.

Tamsin teaches traditional yoga based on the Sivananda style, which originates from Southern India and who’s lineage can be traced back to the earliest teachings of yoga. A series of postures with variations that are specifically designed to work on all physical and psychic centres of the body, provide complete flexion of the spine and balance the endocrine, nervous and parasympathetic systems.

Her class begins with the practice of pranayama and meditation leading into a gentle flowing asana practice, resulting in feeling restored and relaxed. The practice of yoga opens, clarifies, removes energy blocks and helps one to connect to the essence of their true nature – happiness. It requires a focused and disciplined approach to train your mind to go beyond your emotions and bring calm to the over active mind. With long term commitment to the practice you can appreciate the ability to control the mind and transform ones life beyond the mat, beyond reactive emotions to a more gentle, peaceful approach to all that you do, with positive intentions that help guide you.

She has practiced varying styles of yoga and in 2012 took her 200 hours teaching course with Sivananda in the Himalayas, completing her 500 hour certificate in Southern India under the guidance of Swami Govindananda, Swami Tattvarupananda and Mani Raman at Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham.

Using locally sourced, organic produce, vegetarian dishes are a combination of Anglo, Indian and French flavours. Meal times follow Ayurvedic principles for digestion and improved sleep. Starting the day with morning tea and fruit before yoga and a hearty brunch to follow. The main meal is served late afternoon, followed by a light snack or healthy smoothie in the evening.
Teas, fruit, home-baked cakes and snacks are available throughout the day so you will not go hungry… For more information on the food prepared at Little French Retreat you can visit here

17.00 – 18.15: Pranyama & Yoga
19.00 – 20.30: Evening Meal & introductions
22.00 – 22.30: Evening meditation optional

Friday & Sunday
08.00 – 08:30: Morning Tea
08.30 –10.00: Pranayama & Yoga
10.30 –11.30: Brunch
13.00 – 15.00: Walk
15.00 –14.00: Light lunch
14.00 – 18.00: Free time
19.00 – 20.00: Evening meal
20.00 – 21.30: Chill out time,
21.30 – 20.00: Pranayama & Evening meditation optional

08:30- 09.00: Morning Tea
09.30 –13.00: Trip to Nerac farmers market
13.30 – 14.30: Light lunch
17.00 –18.30: Pranyama & Yoga
19.00 – 20.30: Evening meal
20.30 – 21.30: Chill out time, films, optional evening meditation

07.30 – 08.00: Pranayama & Meditation
08.30 – 09.30: Breakfast
09.30 – 10.30: Packing and goodbyes


Cycling (there are two Dutch bikes available for use)
Reading (feel free to borrow from the retreat library)
Relaxing by the log burner