Yoga in Perpignan, Southern France
16th-23rd October 2021 with Alice Trow and Karen Lane
23rd-30th October 2021 with Karen Lane
Invest in your well-being by joining us in the tranquil surrounds of Perpignan, south of Carcassone, Southern France. Treat yourself to a week of self-care and transformation. We will help you ignite the power within, find balance, nourishment, and peaceful relaxation. You will be invigorated and leave with a sense of tranquility to take back to your everyday life! We be offering you 2 Yoga classes (optional) and meditation daily. The sessions will focus on accessible movement for mobility, breath work and relaxation. You will build strength, enhance alignment and connection to your true self. Classes will be suitable for all abilities and there will be one yoga free day. Limited to 16 spaces.
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.
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 bring up three daughters. High powered workouts no longer provided the grounding and centeredness she needed and through Yoga she discovered a sense of calm and resilience. Karen trained initially (200Hrs) in London with Yogahaven with 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 breathwork with Michael Bikyer YogaLap Jan 2021. Currently she is completing her 300Hr advanced training studying with Sianna Sherman and Greta Hill – the Rasa Collective – a tantric based yoga practise which incorporates deep dive into mudra (healing hand gestures) mantra (chanting sacred Sanskrit) and is focused on welcoming the whole individual on this yoga journey. Embracing ourselves the light and dark all emotions without judgement. Exploring the
connection through breath, to the true self and yoga as a form of mind body transformation.
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.
Carcassonne (CCF Salvasa), Girona (all 1hr 20), Montpellier (1hr50) or Toulouse or Barcelona El Prat (2hrs30).
Flight availability is reduced to Carcassonne, Montpellier, Toulouse and Barcelona in the winter months. Trains come into Perpignan from Paris, Montpellier, Béziers, Toulouse, Girona and Barcelona. Buses go directly from Girona Airport to Perpignan.
RYAN air from London Stanstead to Carcassonne
Dep London STN @12:20 - arrives 15:15 Carcazonne (CCF Salvasa)
Dep Carcasonne 15:40 arrives London STN 16:35
We will co-ordinate a transfer for the above flights to and from Carcasonne.
(Return cost of approx. £20 depending on takers). 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) £750 pp
2 Small doubles beds (120cm) (shared bathroom) £750 pp
Twin £750 pp (shared bathroom) or triple £550 pp
Ensuite bath and shower and private terrace
Super Kingsize £1200 single occupancy or twins (90 cm) £850pp
Kingsize with ensuite shower, shared toilet, £950 single occupant or £650 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. C
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
Prices include accommodation 7 nights.
All Food and drinks - welcome dinner Sat, 3 meals Sun - Fri, breakfast Sat
Two Yoga and meditation classes each day (optional)
Full use of the Villa and surrounds
DEPOSIT: £200 (fully refundable until 30th AUG 2021)
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.
Deposits are refundable (until 30th Aug) after this the deposit can be reused for a future retreat date.
Balance payments are non refundable if a cancellation is made by the client after 30th Aug 2021. Bookings can be transferred to a friend or waitlist client in case of cancellation.
Final balance payments by 30th Sept 2021.
Flights, transfers and extra activities not included in the price.