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Healthy Living Course for Parents and Adventures for Children

Healthy Living Course for Parents and Adventures for Children From 5 - 12 in France. All of us are very busy. As much as you can you do take care of the health of your children, but often neglect yourselves. For this reason, the parent and child course is organized. Through Ayurveda, you learn the base of healthy eating and cooking for yourself and your child. The children do not only have fun but learn a lot from being outside in a group dynamic. Every theme week has a few life values at its core, which are tools for the children to handle life. The children's program is given in Dutch, but the attendants do speak English.

Meet the instructors

Pinky & Richard
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Highlights

  • Afternoons to spent as family time
  • A simultaneous program for children
  • Yoga and Ayurveda as it is taught in India
  • Learn about the effect food has on you and practical cooking workshops
  • A personal consultation to look at your Ayurvedic constitution and needs
  • Peaceful environment surrounded by nature
  • Time and attention for what you need
  • 6 nights accommodation

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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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Meeting room

The retreat takes place at Centre Lothlorien. 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 hectares with forest, hills, gardens, fields, creeks, and 2 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.

Log cabin

  • Quietly located 1-room wooden log cabins in between the trees
  • A double sofa bed (1.40 x 2.00m) and a single bed (70cm x 2.00m)
  • A table with two chairs.
  • Electricity
  • Veranda with simply furnished outdoor kitchen.
  • External facilities include toilets, hot showers, spacious kitchen, refrigerator and washing room.

Ample place for Caravan or Tent at our 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

Program

For the parents

During this course you will learn about a few of the basics of Ayurveda. It starts with becoming aware of how your body works and what effect food has on you. Heart of India - Indian Classic Yoga will look at what your body constitution is and what your body requires.

In class you will practice with ingredients that are a betterment for your health, such as cooking oils, Indian herbs and spices, right proteins and carbohydrates and there will be an Indian cooking workshop.

The activities are spread over 5 mornings. You can participate to an early morning yoga asana class. Attention is paid to your personal situation or difficulties.

For the children

The children participate to a theme-week. Each week has a different storyline. The children have adventures in an abundance of nature where they need to work together and explore. There are creative activities with natural materials and they play a lot of games. Not only do they have fun, but they learn a lot from being outside in a group dynamic. Every theme week has a few life values at its core, which are tools for the children to handle life.

The activities are for children from ages 5 to 12 and will be conducted in Dutch. The program is simultaneous with the adult program. The site of accommodation might have sign-ups for just the yoga week or just the children week.

Itinerary

  • Arrival is on Sunday and in the evening there is an introduction to the weekly program.
  • The course program takes place from Monday morning to Friday morning.
  • Possibility to participate to morning asanas from 07:30 to 08:30.
  • The course program is from 09:30 to 13:00, with a small tea break in between.
  • You can spend the afternoon at leisure.
  • At the center, they organize some evening activities such as a tour, a lecture, or outside activities.
  • They celebrate the weeks ending on Friday evening in a way that is appropriate to the program, often the children give a presentation to the parents.
  • Saturday is the departure day.

Instructors

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.

Centre Lothlorien

Centre Lothlorien is located at an estate of 14 hectares with hills, 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.

Accessibility

The location is in the middle of Western Europe. Northeast France is easily reachable within a day by many countries, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain.

Distances

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

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Included in the package is tea or coffee served with a snack during the break. The children are served fruit juice or water.

Facilities are available for cooking, meal preparation and inside dining. At the location there is a small shop with a few basics, all kinds of stores and grosserie shops are available in the city of Chaumont at 10km. distance.

At the location there are possibilties to reserve breakfast, lunch and dinner on the terrace or in the lounge. All meals are vegetarian, with use of many organic products, often from the vegetable garden. Dietary wishes are taken into account as much as possible, for which a surcharge may apply.

The following meals are included:

  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • 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

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic treatment existing of intake to decide your Ayurveda body type, needs, and requirements, Ayurvedic body massage and Ayurvedic steam cabin for 85 EUR. This is not included in the course.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Coffee, tea, and water during the break
  • Early morning asanas at 7:30 a.m.
  • Adult course program daily from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Children program daily from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • A personal yoga consultation with Richard Slager
  • Hiking and cycling maps

What's not included

  • Tourist tax
  • Meals
  • Bed linen

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). From Paris, you can take a train to the city of Chaumont (52). See arrival by train for more information.

Centre Lothlorien is located in North-East France in the Haute Marne department. It is reachable within a day from many countries, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. The distance from Utrecht is about 600 kilometers.

The location is near the junction of the motorways A31 (route du soleil) and A5 at Langres. You can exit the motorway at Langres-Nord.

Arrival by bus

You can make arrangements to arrive at Langres-Nord Flex bus stop. Heart of India - Indian Classic Yoga can arrange a free pick up from there.

Arrival by train

Trains are available to reach Chaumont (52). Please check the SNCF website for timings and latest measurements. Heart of India - Indian Classic Yoga can arrange a free a pick up from there.

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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Availability

Arrival: Sunday August 14, 2022
Departure: Saturday August 20, 2022

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