A link to reset your password has been sent to your email

You have successfully signed up for our newsletter!

No availability
8 Day Iyengar Yoga Holiday in Saint Antonin Noble Val, Tarn-et-Garonne
This listing has no upcoming availability. Check out these similar experiences

This listing has no upcoming availability. Check out these similar experiences


Awakening France Yoga Retreat

Iyengar yoga has a very serious reputation but that doesn’t mean it has to be strict. Maggie teaches with an emphasis on enjoying yourself while paying attention to detail - the alignment and the safety of her students. Everyone wants to have fun, so time on the mat has to be playful! Yoga is more than just postures; it’s a way of life and Maggie is keen on sharing the philosophy behind yoga, including Sanskrit epics, the balancing of the chakras, and her insights of Ayurveda. She is inspired by the teachings of Patanjali’s 8 limbs, which include the continuous study of yogic philosophy, chanting, pranayama, focused attention on the present moment, and meditation.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Free time to relax and de-stress
  • 7 nights accommodation in comfortable double or single rooms
  • Family run, La Roane is here to make sure you are happy
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals by their chef, Enzo
  • Big ecological pool

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 6-18 participants
Airport transfer available:
Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (US$38 per person)
Hide all

Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:30
Check-out Time:
17:00

During the retreat, you will reside in the three beautiful buildings of La Roane, set around a large oval-shaped pool in a lovely sunny spot in the center of the garden. It is an ecological freshwater pool cleaned without the use of chlorine or salt. The accommodation will be in comfortably furnished single and double rooms. Two indoor towels are provided. The sauna and table-tennis table are nearby, and in the woods you will find a tree house (usually for the group leaders), a labyrinth, and plenty of spots for quiet reflection.

Program

This week with Maggie is about allowing yourself to have fun with Iyengar yoga and go that bit further. Iyengar yoga has a very serious reputation but that doesn’t mean it has to be strict. Maggie teaches with an emphasis on enjoying yourself while paying attention to detail - the alignment and the safety of her students. Everyone wants to have fun, so time on the mat has to be playful!

Yoga is more than just postures; it’s a way of life and Maggie is keen on sharing the philosophy behind yoga, including Sanskrit epics, the balancing of the chakras, and her insights of Ayurveda. She is inspired by the teachings of Patanjali’s 8 limbs, which include the continuous study of yogic philosophy, chanting, pranayama, focused attention on the present moment, and meditation. Maggie has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and started teaching 15 years ago when she felt the need to share the benefits that Iyengar Yoga brought to her life.

Meditation has also been an essential part of her daily routine since 2005 and she took up Transcendental Meditation in 2014 as it corresponds to the same Vedic roots as Iyengar yoga. In 2016, she qualified as an Independent Teacher of Transcendental Meditation. She currently teaches in and around London. For Maggie, the yoga path is a journey full of wonder and delight, and this enthusiasm is palpable in her yoga classes.

Friday, 17th June

  • Arrivals
  • 18:45 Tour of the property with a glass of wine, explain how things work
  • 19:30 Dinner

Saturday, 18th June

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Optional walk to caves
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • Free time
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner

Monday, 20th June

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Walk to St Antonin market or drive down
  • 13:30 Picnic by the river in another village and time to swim
  • Free time
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner

Tuesday, 21st June

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Massages (extra, 50 EUR/1 hour)
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • Free time massages (extra, 50 EUR/hour)
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner

Sunday 19th June

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Optional silent and bare foot walk in the woods
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • Free time
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner

Wednesday 22nd June

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Possibility to go canoeing (18 EUR per person) or else excursion to a village with walk
  • 13:30 Picnic lunch
  • Back at La Roane around 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m.
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner

Thursday 23rd June

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Optional walk to caves
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • Free time
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Meditation
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Iyengar yoga
  • 19:00 Dress up/Maybe cocktail in the woods or something
  • 19:30 Dinner followed by celebration

Friday 24th June

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Meditation
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • Departures (and lunch for those that leave later)

Included excursions

A minimum of three excursions are included:

  • A visit to the local village and a walk around the beautiful market, followed by a picnic by the river
  • A visit to another medieval village with a walk around the spectacular Gorges followed by a picnic/ or canoeing trip down the river
  • Walk to the nearby caves

Retreat location

La Roane is set in a 20-acre woodland retreat with wonderful walks to explore, a paradise for nature lovers. Here you will find an abundance of wildlife: deer, hare, buzzards, singing frogs and butterflies - over 40 species of butterflies identified recently - and wildflowers. ‘Roane’, pronounced ‘ro-anne’ means ‘red’ in the local patois, and the name is taken from the color of the soil.

There are many walks in the woods which are especially welcome when the sun shines as it’s cooler under the trees. You will find a treehouse at the entrance of the woods (usually where the group leader stays), two labyrinths, a sweat lodge used for Amerindians rituals in Spring, and plenty of spots for quiet reflection. The labyrinths were built during courses here and they are used as a metaphor for life. There is also a spectacular cave twenty minutes walk away that was used as a hideout out during the Resistance and that offers impressive views over the Gorges de l’Aveyron.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

Click to see more vegetarian-friendly Yoga Retreats

Food

La Roane offers organic and locally sourced food wherever possible. The food they serve is vegetarian and is one of the highlights of La Roane. It is prepared with love, attention, and artistry by their award-winning Italian chef, the ever-popular Enzo. He is an artist whose medium is food.

Buffet breakfast is a wide selection of porridge, cereals, homemade jams, homemade peanut butter, the neighbor’s bread, yogurts, seasonal fruit, local cheeses, honey produced at La Roane, and sometimes eggs, croissants, or chia pudding. Lunch is served buffet-style with a selection of freshly prepared hot and cold dishes. Dinner is a three-course meal, a mix of colors and flavors to enchant your palate.

Good local wine is provided at no extra cost with the evening meal. Coffee, a wide range of teas-including La Roane’s garden herbal teas, juices, fruit, and homemade biscuits are available free of charge at any time of day or night. They will make sure you do not go hungry at any time! In order to foster a sense of community, guests are asked to take turns helping to clear the tables.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Canoeing trip is 18 EUR per person

Spa treatments

Massages available for 50 EUR an hour.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation in double or twin bedded room
  • Tuition and use of all yoga material
  • All meals and snacks
  • Excursions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transport to and from La Roane, La Roane can pick you up or drop you off at Toulouse Airport for 30 GBP each way
  • Massage and other treatments are available at 50 EUR per hour

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS). La Roane offers a 60 GBP (30 GBP each way) taxi service from Toulouse airport to La Roane on the day the course commences, returning you there a week later. In order for the taxi service to work, La Roane cannot guarantee to be ready and waiting for every single flight. They do their best to keep your waiting time to a minimum but especially if travelling alone, you may have to wait for other flights to arrive. The early afternoon Easyjet flight from Bristol (arriving at 1:30 p.m.) and Gatwick (arriving 2:05 p.m.) are ideal and will always be met.

Airport: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport Airport transfer available: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (US$38 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 32% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
Don't miss out, join our mailing list and get updates & special offers!
Served by www:8000

Logging out

of Tripaneer websites