Hatha and Vinyasa Retreat at Haven on the Hill
Come and play with Poppy Koumis and Bree Oliver
Haven on the Hill is a bespoke retreat venue located on the edge of the small village of Lalandusse, Lot et Garonne. An ideal place to detach and slow down from the demands of modern life, Lalandusse is a quaint little village boasting a local bar, café, church, and Maire Office. More shops and restaurants can be found in the nearby Baside towns of Castillonnes with the historic ‘pepper pot’ clock tower, and Eymet with its quirky Thursday Market.
Accommodation comprises of a single storey house with a gite, a converted barn with a massive open yoga studio, and an old workshop with a massage and aromatherapy treatment room. The main house has a spacious kitchen with dining area, an outdoor dining space where guests can enjoy the countryside views, a comfortable living room with a large burning stove, and a garden with views overlooking the pool and neighbouring fields. The gite houses consists of a dorm room for up to 3 people, 2 twin rooms with en-suites, and a communal kitchen and seating area. The old workshop that has been converted to a twin room with en-suite.
The food will vegetarian and sourced either from the fruit trees on the property or locally. Before each morning yoga practice there will be a light breakfast snack consisting of tea, coffee, fruit and yogurt. Brunch will be served after the morning practice and dinner will be served each night at 7:00pm.
The yoga studio is located within a converted stone barn dated 1816. The space is flowing with light, original oak beams and large log burner. Mats, blocks, bolsters and blankets are all provided. The morning Hatha practice will be lead by Poppy Koumis and will include a pranayama and meditation session. The evening Vinyasa practice will be lead by Bree Oliver and will follow certain themes following on from the morning Hatha class. Vinyasa, as a style of yoga, is more dynamic and physically challenging but every session will conclude with a 30-minute Yin and restorative session.
After dinner each night we will meet in a small group for an informal gathering. In yoga this type of gathering is called a Satsang and is meant to facilitate the sharing of wisdom and liberation of truth. Like meditation and the physical asana practice, Satsang is meant to quiet the mind and open our inner awareness while connecting with the world around us.
Haven on the Hill is approximately 20km from Bergerac airport accessible from any major airport including Heathrow and Southampton. You will be responsible for booking your flight, travel insurance, and any accommodation before/after the start and end dates of the retreat. Transportation to and from Bergerac airport is provided by Haven on the Hill. Once you have booked your flights, if you would please provide the details to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can arrange your transport.
Price of the Retreat
Twin ensuite - £650
Triple Sharing - £620
A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place. The final balance is due April 23rd.
Retreat prices include:
- Airport transfers
- Vegetarian meals (breakfast snack, brunch, tea, dinner)
- Twice daily yoga classes
Price does not include:
- 1 evening meal out
- Optional Kayaking, Art Worksop, market excursions