Yoga in Perpignan, Southern France
Sunday 29th May - Friday 3rd June 2022
with Karen Lane and Alice Trow
Invest in 5 days of self-care and well-being by joining us in the tranquil surrounds of Perpignan in Southern France. Treat yourself to dedicated space and time for transformation.
We will help you ignite the power within, to find balance, nourishment, and peaceful relaxation. You will be invigorated and leave with a sense of tranquility, to take back to your everyday life!
Join us for 2 Yoga classes (optional) and meditation daily. The dynamic morning sessions will focus on strength, alignment and safe accessible movement for mobility, whilst late afternoon yoga will be more gentle - Yin focused, on breathing and relaxation.
You will build strength and develop your yoga practice as well as gain a deeper understanding of Yogic Philosophy, Mudra, Mantra and Pranayama.
Through this holistic and deep dive into the alchemical healing benefits of Yoga - beyond just the asana (poses)
you will harness a deeper connection to your dharma (life purpose) and true authentic self.
Classes will be suitable for all abilities. Limited to 16 spaces.
Karen has always been a mover, studying dance from a young age. She returned to mindful movement as her main form of exercise to help her cope with grief, a fast-paced London life and bringing up three daughters. High powered workouts no longer provided the grounding and centering she needed and through Yoga she discovered a sense of calm and resilience. Karen credits her main teacher Tania Brown for inspiring her to delve deeper into the ancient traditions and become a teacher of Yoga. She trained initially (200hrs) in London with Yogahaven lead by Allie Hill and Amy MacDonald. As a professional singer and voice practitioner she has always known the importance of breath but as a yogi she has truly come to deeply understand the benefits to mind and body. Studying further training in Yogic breath work with Michael Bikyer YogaLap Jan 2021. Karen completed her 300Hr advanced training in 2021 studying with Sianna Sherman and Greta Hill – the Rasa Collective – a tantric based yoga practise which incorporates deep dives into mudra (healing hand gestures) mantra (chanting sacred Sanskrit) and is focused on welcoming the whole individual on this alchemical journey. Embracing ourselves, the light and the dark all emotions (Rasas) without judgement. Rasa Yoga has helped Karen to combine all her strengths and align fully with her Dharma using her voice as healing medium integrating chanting into her practice. Exploring the connection of breath, voice and body and utilising yoga as a form of mind body transformation for all.
Alice teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow with a strong focus on anatomy. She crafts her classes as a way of curiously exploring the body’s pathways to find space through creative sequences. The goal for Alice as a teacher is to offer you an embodied practice of playfulness, awareness and acceptance. Alice became a yoga teacher after graduating from drama school where she also focused heavily on physical theatre and dance. She did her 200hr training with YogaLondon in Ecuador. And her 300hr training with Sianna Sherman in Portland, Oregon, in a style called Rasa Yoga. Rasa yoga calls for us to trust our integrity and embody our authenticity with love and acceptance. It’s a beautiful practice physically and mentally and has certainly been a grounding force for Alice during this time in lockdown as she’s taken her teaching online. Trust the process, embrace the feeling (no matter what is it), show up and grow. She also teaches a strong yet soothing Yin practice having trained with Bernie Clarke. She offers her classes both in the studio and online through her online membership and YouTube channel.
The morning will begin with a dynamic Vinyasa Flow to energise you for the day ahead. The Villa has spectacular views so you can replenish by drinking in the surrounding nature. Where possible, we will practise outside on the terrace – so layers are recommended.
Breakfast will be light.
A healthy brunch will be served around midday. You are then free to explore surrounding towns beaches or simply relax with a good book in the gorgeous Villa surrounds.
Snacks available throughout the day.
We will meet for a restorative gentle Yin style practise and mediation in the early evening before a two-course vegetarian dinner made with local produce.
Mas de Castelnou is an amazing 'baronial' style property located in the heart of the Garrigue. Stunning expansive views, complete seclusion, being at one with nature, the perfect place for timeout.
Located 10 minutes from the charming village of Castelnou, nominated one of 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France', with a choice of restaurants, bars and shops. The views are just amazing and sweep from the top of Mount Canigou down to the Mediterranean. There is a big choice of beaches - both sandy and rocky coves - within 40 minutes drive.
The house itself evolved from an old Bergerie dating back centuries to become an 11 bedroom Catalan Mas set amongst 12 hectares of undulating terrain. Enter the estate through a lovely arch with wrought-iron gate to a huge sitting room with the original Bergerie fireplace. There a plenty of private terraces covered external areas and gardens to find your secluded tranquil resting place.
Many airports are close by with good transfer links too.
Transfers not included.
Stansted to Beziers:
Perpiganan, Carcassonne (CCF Salvasa), Girona (1hr 20), Montpellier (1hr50) or Toulouse or Barcelona El Prat (2hrs30).
Trains come into Perpignan from Paris, Montpellier, Béziers, Toulouse, Girona and Barcelona. Buses go directly from Girona Airport to Perpignan.
You might prefer to hire a car as this house is well away from the hustle and bustle. This would give you flexibility for your own touring adventures during the day in the surrounding towns and villages. The property is 40 minutes from the Mediterranean with a variety of beaches at Canet en Roussillon, St Cyprien and Argeles-sur-Mer and a number of other little coves along the coastline. Collioure is a beautiful coastal town 45 minutes away. The house is also 40 minutes from the Spanish border. Note transfer not included. If you need help with a transfer please ask and we will try to help.
A delicious range or Vegetarian food sourced with local produce is included.
Breakfast is self-serve and will include Smoothies fresh juice, local bread and pastries, museli and yoghurt.
Lunch will include a soup and salads, hearty grains, avocado, roasted vegetables, eggs and smoked salmon, frittata. Dinner a hot warming curry or stew with either rice or potatoes, salads and a dessert.
Garden Apartment (4 bedrooms)
This garden apartment also has its own large kitchen / sitting room and terrace with dining table.
Kingsize with ensuite shower and access to garden via French doors
Kingsize bed £1200 single or twins at £850 pp
Kingsize Bed with ensuite bath and access to garden
Single occupant £1200 or shared (couple) £850 pp
2 Small doubles beds (120cm) (shared bathroom) £750 pp
Twin £700 pp (shared bathroom) or triple £550 pp
Ensuite bath and shower and private terrace
Super Kingsize £1200 single occupancy or twins (90 cm) £850 pp
Kingsize with ensuite shower, shared toilet, £950 single occupant or £750 pp couple sharing
Kingsize Bed and separated by half wall from Small Double bed. Ideal for two close friends happy to share. (Direct access to terrace shared with annexe studio). Kingsize Bed £850, Small double £750.
First Floor Apartment with kitchenette
Kingsize sofabed, bathroom and lovely terrace. This is a studio room with its own kitchen and separate bathroom - bath with shower over. £1200 single occupant, £750pp couple sharing.
Tower Room (2nd floor) deluxe room (private access)
Super Kingsize bed with Ensuite (bath no shower). Spectacular 360 degree views, £1250 (single occupant), £850 pp couple.
Super Kingsize w ensuite shower and kitchen. Additional small sofabed. £1200 single or £750 pp couple
Two yoga classes daily (optional). Gorgeous Accommodation and all organic vegetarian food from Sunday evening welcome dinner until Friday morning breakfast. Snacks available throughout the day - or go further a field to explore local cuisine.
1. Click here to download the booking form
If you have any questions or would like any further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fully refundable if COVID prevents you from travelling.
Mats and props provided (you will use the same mat all week) or bring your own.
Sanitisers and cleaning provided.
Well ventilated when indoors.
Final balance payments by 31st March 2022.
Deposits are refundable (until 1st March 2020) after this the deposit can be reused for a future retreat date.
Bookings can be transferred to a friend or waitlist client in case of cancellation at no charge.
If you cancel after 1st March - no return on deposit.
Cancellation notice period: If your place can be filled by a waitlist client or a friend you may receive 90% refund
(no return on deposit). If your place cannot be filled you will be liable for the following;
4 weeks notice 75% cancellation fee (by 1st May)
8 weeks notice 50% cancellation fee (by 3rd April)
Flights, transfers and extra activities not included in the price.