2-9 Juillet, 2016 Retraite : Writing, Yoga + Digital Detox With Elaine Kingett in Lot-et-Garonne

Take a fresh look at your life, cleanse your body and your mind, re-discover your creativity and WRITE IT DOWN!

Join journalist and writing mentor Elaine Kingett for a week of distraction-free creative writing exploration, combining intimate daily workshops with mindfulness meditation and restoring classical Hatha yoga sessions led by Tamsin Chubb, founder of Little French Retreat and its resident chef and yoga teacher.

Uncover the therapeutic benefits of writing—from the imaginative and abstract to personal life-writing—through Elaine’s unique, fun and judgement-free method.

There’s no wrong way to write, and no previous writing experience is needed—just a sense of adventure.

For more info on the programme, click here! 

Capacity: 6 shared occupancy in twin rooms, optional double beds for couples (on request) and 2 shared occupancy in the deluxe garden Bell Tent.

QUAND/WHEN Samedi 2 juillet-samedi 9 juillet, 2016 (8 jours / 7 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£1160 (deposit of £260 required on booking)

For more information, email elaine@elainekingett.co.uk

To reserve, click here (bottom of page)

9-13 juin, 2016 Retraite : Yoga + Walking in Lot-et-Garonne

“In every walk in nature, one receives more than he seeks.” —John Muir 

Come discover something new with Little French Retreat’s founder, chef and yoga teacher Tamsin Chubb. With nature as our guide, we take mindful steps and breathe to connect inwardly, gaining greater self-awareness and integrating our internal and external landscape to become one.

With our morning yoga practice to set the intentions for our day, we set off in the aftenroons, initially walking in silence, to slow down and let our thoughts be. Leaving them behind in hedgerows as we tread that 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 wants to slow down and rest. With hearty wholesome meals, comfy beds for a good night’s sleep and relaxed company, you will soon feel revived and refreshed from time spent in this peaceful soothing part of Southwest France.

For the full programme, click here! 

Capacity: 6 shared twin rooms, optional double beds for couples (on request)

QUAND/WHEN Jeudi 9 juin-lundi 13 juin, 2016 (4 jours/4 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£425 (deposit of £150 required)

For more information, email info@littlefrenchretreat.com

To reserve, click here (bottom of page)

27-30 mai, 2016 Retraite : The Natural Vegetarian—Cooking for Mind + Body en Lot-et-Garonne

Nurture yourself with a weekend break learning to cook and trust your culinary instincts in the beautiful southwestern French countryside with Little French Retreat’s founder, chef and yoga teacher Tamsin Chubb.

Discover your inner chef, tune in to your taste buds and let your senses guide you.

Visit the local market to soak in the Gascon, slow lifestyle and choose seasonal organic food from producers in the region specialising in farming from seed to crop to finished produce. To buy, bring home and cook over the weekend.

A fresh and effortless approach to cooking and preparing vegetarian food, trusting instincts rather than relying on recipes. With knowledge on how to create a well-stocked larder for creating balanced meals for mind and body.

With yoga, meditation and an afternoon at a secluded picturesque picnic spot, for that all time lazy weekend feel.

For more info on the programme, click here! 

Capacity: 4 shared occupancy in twin rooms, optional double beds for couples (on request.)

QUAND/WHEN Vendredi 27 mai-lundi 30 mai, 2016 (3 jours/3 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£465 (deposit of £200 required)

For more information, email info@littlefrenchretreat.com

To reserve, click here (bottom of page)

24-28 mars, 2016 Retraite : Yoga and Walking in Lot-et-Garonne

Nurture yourself with a weekend break practicing yoga and exploring the beautiful southwestern French countryside with Little French Retreat’s founder Tamsin Chubb.

Walking from the house, you will take different routes daily, meandering through woodland, farmland, the organic vineyards of Buzet, or along the Canal and River Garonne. With mindful steps and breath, connecting inwardly to gain self-awareness, integrating your internal and external landscape to become one.

You will visit a beautiful medieval town once the home to Henry IV with a bustling farmers market packed full of french delicacies, a perfect spot to experience authentic France as you watch the world stroll past.

Fee includes accommodations, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, cooking classes, yoga classes, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets, straps, guided walks and meditations.

Capacity: 6 shared twin rooms, optional double beds for couples (on request)

QUAND/WHEN Jeudi 24 mars-lundi 28 mars, 2016 (5 jours/4 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£455 shared occupancy
£100 deposit required to reserve spot

For more information, email info@littlefrenchretreat.com

To reserve, click here 

5-9 novembre, 2015 Retraite : Yoga + Walking in Lot-et-Garonne

Nurture yourself with a weekend break practicing yoga and exploring the beautiful southwestern French countryside with Little French Retreat’s founder Tamsin Chubb.

Walking from the house, you will take different routes daily, meandering through woodland, farmland, the organic vineyards of Buzet, or along the Canal and River Garonne. With mindful steps and breath, connecting inwardly to gain self-awareness, integrating your internal and external landscape to become one.

You will visit a beautiful Medieval town once the home to Henry IV with a bustling farmers market packed full of french delicacies, a perfect spot to experience authentic France as you watch the world stroll past.

Fee includes accommodations, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, yoga classes, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps.

Capacity: 6 shared twin rooms, optional double beds for couples (on request)

QUAND/WHEN Jeudi 5 novembre-lundi 9 novembre, 2015 (5 jours/4 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£395 shared occupancy
£100 deposit required to reserve spot

For more information, email info@littlefrenchretreat.com

To reserve, click here 

15-20 octobre, 2015 Retraite : Yoga + Vegetarian Indian Cookery in Lot-et-Garonne

Join Pallavi Gupta for five days of yoga + cooking: vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free Indian food made easy and healthy!

Learn how to simplify Indian cooking and understand the ayurvedic significance of the herbs and spices creating dishes for your day to day menu. The dishes that you will make in the workshop will be served for dinner, so you get to savour the food. An interactive experience, involving you in the cooking process so you understand and learn how to recreate the same dish in your own kitchen with ease.

With morning Hatha Yoga classes to boost your vitality through yogic breathing, deepening your knowledge of the health benefits for each asana and improving your physical wellbeing.

More details available here!

Fee includes accommodations, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks, 5 yoga classes, use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps, visit to local farmers market.

QUAND/WHEN Jeudi 15 octobre-mardi 20 octobre, 2015 (6 jours/5 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£625 shared occupancy
£100 deposit required to reserve spot

To confirm your space and send deposit, click here 

27-31 août, 2015 Retraite : Self-Practice Weekend for Yoga Teachers in Lot-et-Garonne

Slow down, reconnect and be inspired in the company of other teachers and aspirants with four days to deepen your yoga practice, share your teaching methods and gain insight whilst supported by a daily structure to guide you.

Morning meditation walks and time for contemplation make this a natural setting to provide undisturbed peace on your path of self-inquiry.

With a wholesome vegetarian, gluten, dairy and sugar free diet, to aide mental clarity and calm, re-energising your system.

More details available here!

Fee includes accommodations, all nutritious vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks; use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps.

QUAND/WHEN Jeudi 27 août-lundi 31 août, 2015 (5 jours/4 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£285 shared occupancy
£100 deposit required to reserve spot

To reserve your spot, click here 

25-29 juin, 2015 Retraite : Self-Practice Weekend for Yoga Teachers in Lot-et-Garonne

Slow down, reconnect and be inspired in the company of other teachers and aspirants with four days to deepen your yoga practice, share your teaching methods and gain insight whilst supported by a daily structure to guide you.

Morning meditation walks and time for contemplation make this a natural setting to provide undisturbed peace on your path of self-inquiry.

With a wholesome vegetarian, gluten, dairy and sugar free diet, to aide mental clarity and calm, re-energising your system.

More details available here!

Fee includes accommodations, all meals and snacks (vegetarian,) drinks, yoga, use of mats and props.

QUAND/WHEN jeudi 25 juin-lundi 29 juin, 2015 (5 jours/4 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£285 shared occupancy
£100 deposit required to reserve spot

To book or for more information: info@littlefrenchretreat.com

2-9 Mai, 2015 Retrait : Yoga + Gardening in Lot-et-Garonne

Join Tamsin Chubb and Steve Cervetti for this unique retreat suited to anyone who loves yoga, gardening and has an interest in design. Discover how to plant successfully as you create borders, design zones and make space for the kitchen garden using colour, structure and fragrance to provide interest to create a garden that captivates the senses. Enjoy the landscape and scenery of the surroundings and find inspiration with visits to formal gardens in the area.

In addition to all levels yoga and pranayama, you’ll be working as a team to put together a plant plan, learn how to use plants to design a soothing, restful palette, and understand how to take cuttings to develop your own plant collection.

There will two visits to formal gardens in the region to boost inspiration and ideas.

Full program available here 

Please bring suitable clothing for yoga and gardening (clogs, gloves, notebook.)

Fee includes accommodations, all meals and snacks (vegetarian,) drinks, 5 yoga classes, use of mats and props, plus two visits to formal gardens (including lunch.)

QUAND/WHEN samedi 2 mai-samedi 9 mai, 2015 (8 jours/7 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£225 shared occupancy, £945 single occupancy
£100 deposit required to reserve spot

For more information, email info@littlefrenchretreat.com

To reserve, click here 

19-23 mars, 2015 Retraite : Hatha Flow in Lot-et-Garonne

Little French Retreat is excited to host this retreat with Bristol Yogi, Amelia Hodge.

Come and appreciate the simplicity of natural beauty and ease into a gentle pace of life in the beautiful surroundings of rural South West France. This peaceful, rural corner with its mild climate, rolling hills and woodlans is the ideal place to slow down, disconnect from modern life, and turn the focus inwards.

Meals are vegetarian prepared using locally sourced, organic produce. Meal times follow Ayurvedic principles for digestion and improved sleep with brunch and the main meal served in in late afternoon, followed by a light snack late evening. Teas, fruit and snacks are available throughout the day. Please let Little French Retreat know about any food intolerances you might have.

Fee includes room and board (vegetarian), all snacks and drinks, yoga classes, use of mats/blankets/straps, and roundtrip transfers from Toulouse airport.

QUAND/WHEN jeudi 19 mars-lundi 23 mars, 2015 (5 jours/4 nuits)

OÙ/WHERE Little French Retreat, 47130 Montesquieu

£395

To reserve: hodgeamelia@yahoo.com, 07779 686711