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How Ayurveda can make your life more healthy and happy

Introduction to the basic principles of Ayurveda and how it can make your life more healthy and happy. During this course, you learn about the basic principles of Ayurveda. By being aware of how your body works and what effect your living and eating patterns have you can improve your health. The program includes practical workshops in which you look for fresh herbs in nature and make different preparations, including tea and oils.

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Pinky & Richard
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  • 5 days of practice
  • 1 asana class per day
  • Daily guided Ayurveda sessions
  • Personal yoga consultation with Pinky More
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Tranquil surroundings

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, French, German, Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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  • Free parking

Centre Lothlorien is an international guesthouse and course center in the northeast of France at a center point of western Europe. It is situated in the rural areas of the Champagne-Ardenne region in a unique natural location surrounded by forests. The center itself lies in a valley and covers approximately 14 acres with hills, fields, and two lakes. This energetic and relaxing place is an ideal base to find peace and tranquillity within you. Centre Lothlorien is a Dutch initiative. At the center, vegetarian meals are being prepared.

Spacious room in the chateau

  • Available for single, double, or triple use
  • Possibilities for a shared or a private bathroom
  • Comfortable characteristic rooms with French furniture

Ample place for caravan or tent at the green campsite

  • Small-scale campsite surrounded by nature
  • Facilities include toilets, hot showers, spacious kitchen, refrigerator, and laundry room
  • Recreation room and sports equipment available
  • Electricity available


Live yoga as a way of life

  • Yoga and Ayurveda as it is taught in India
  • Personal attention
  • Practical advice on how to implement yoga and Ayurveda in your daily life
  • Peaceful environment surrounded by nature
  • Less than one day drive by car
  • Vegetarian meals

Ayurveda is the oldest medicine in the world and means 'knowledge of life'. Unlike modern medicine, Ayurvedic drugs are not aimed at numbing the pain, but at treating the cause. Only natural products are used in Ayurveda. An introduction to the weekly program will be given on Sunday evening. The course takes place from Monday morning to Friday morning. Attention is paid to your personal situation or difficulties. The week is given in English.

At the center, Heart of India - Indian Classic Yoga organizes some evening activities such as a tour or lecture or outside activities. You will celebrate the weeks ending on Friday evening in a way that is appropriate to the program. The week is given by Pinky More and Richard Slager. Pinky More was born in India. Here, she has completed an advanced teachers training program at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, the oldest organized yoga center in the world.

Currently, besides leading her own teacher training Courses in France, she teaches in several other European countries and participates in yoga programs in Ghana and India. Richard grew up in the Netherlands. Together with Pinky, he is responsible for the organization of yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings in France. He was trained in the practical applications of Ayurveda in Kerala, South India. At The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, he studied the philosophy of life of yoga.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 Early morning asanas
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 13:00 Rest of the program with a small tea break in between
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • Afternoon leisure
  • 18:30 Dinner


Pinky More

Richard Slager

Retreat location

The course will take place in Centre Lothlorien, Haute-Marne, France. The location is in the middle of Western Europe. Northeast France is easily reachable within a day by many countries, such as Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain.

Domaine de Moiron

Domaine de Moiron is an estate of 14 hectares with gardens, fields, creeks, and two lakes surrounded by forest. It is a quiet peaceful location. The closest village, Foulain, is close to two kilometers away. The closest city, Chaumont, is 10 kilometers away and provides all the expected facilities. The area around the center has a lot of hiking and bicycling possibilities. You could walk for hours without seeing a soul.

Haute Marne

The Haute Marne is a touristic undiscovered department of France, in the Champagne-Ardenne region. It is full of rolling hills, forests, valleys, and nostalgic French villages. Beautiful cities such as Langres and Troyes are close by.


  • Foulain village, 2 kilometers
  • Chaumont city, 10 kilometers
  • Utrecht, 600 kilometers

Unique features


  • Table tennis


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this course, you will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day included in the price. All guests may enjoy a delicious three-course vegetarian dinner every evening on the terrace or in the lounge. Heart of India - Indian Classic Yoga finds healthy and tasty food important and uses many organic products, often from their own vegetable garden, to prepare your meals.

They take dietary wishes into account as much as possible. If necessary, they request a small fee for the additional costs. Coffee, tea, and water during the day are included. Other beverages are for sale. Please send any dietary requests when making the reservation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Early morning asana lessons
  • Daily program
  • 1 personal yoga consultation with Pinky More
  • Hiking and cycling maps
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Coffee, tea, and water

What's not included

  • Tourist tax

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from the north

  • You can exit the motorway at Langres-Nord.
  • This is also a stop on a Flexbus route.
  • From here, Heart of India - Indian Classic Yoga can arrange free transportation so please contact them directly.
  • The location is near the junction of the motorways A31 (route du soleil) and A5 at Langres.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday August 8, 2021
Departure: Saturday August 14, 2021

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