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Relaxing Yoga Holidays France

Join this delightful and fun yoga retreat with Andy Kobelinsky in Manoir La Croix de La Jugie, France. La Jugie is the perfect peaceful foil to Andy's joyful style and sparkly leggings, and the beautiful, quirky interiors are the perfect place to relax in style off the mat.

From yoga classes to relaxing in the beautiful surroundings, you will have the opportunity to relax your body, mind, and soul all in one go. Come and join Andy and the team for a super-relaxing and invigorating week.

Retreat highlights

  • Twice daily yoga class
  • 1 super relaxing 45-minute massage
  • One to one time with Andy for personal advice about your practice
  • Free time to enjoy the surrounding area, explore the estate, and relax
  • Airport transfers from London Stansted flight to Limoges airport (LIG)
  • Use of the estate facilities including heated pool, games room and more
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English

Airport transfer included: Limoges Airport

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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will stay in Manoir La Croix de La Jugie with the options of private room, double room, or triple room. All of the bedrooms are super comfy, stylish, and have their own bathroom or shared bathroom where indicated.

The Long Bedroom (Bedroom 1)

The Long Bedroom is on the first floor of the Old Side of the Manoir, with windows that look over both sides of the house, so it is lovely and light for the whole day. The bed is a king size bed and there is a lovely squishy velvet sofa for you to fall into. It shares the main bathroom across the hallway with Bleue (sleeps max 2).

The Bleue (Bedroom 2)

The Bleue bedroom is also on the first floor of the Old Side of the Manoir, overlooking the beautiful, cow-strewn, view of the valley. It has a tiny room right next to it where we usually place a cot if it is needed for that room. It shares the main bathroom with The Long Bedroom. This bedroom has a queen-size double bed (sleeps max 2).

The Beatrix (Bedroom 3)

The Beatrix bedroom is on the top floor of the Old Side of the Manoir, in the eaves with a super high ceiling, low beams, and a quirky charm. The Velux windows overlook the valley and it has en-suite bathroom & loo with a loo on the landing which is usually used by Enid, across the hall. This bedroom consists of super king double or twin beds and single bed (sleeps max 4).

Enid (Bedroom 4)

Enid is also on the top floor of the Old Side of the Manoir, duck through its cute door to find bunting and a miniature bench as well as three single beds (sleeps max 3).

Rose (Bedroom 5)

Rose is situated on the ground floor in the New Side of the Manoir, with French windows that open out on to the courtyard, lovely for sitting outside in the sun. This bedroom has its own en-suite shower room. This bedroom consists of super king double or twin bed (sleeps max 2)

Chapeaux (Bedroom 6)

Chapeaux is on the first floor of the New Side of the house with views overlooking the valley and gorgeous beams and is decorated in neutral greys and creams. It has its own en-suite shower room (sleeps max 2)

Campagne (Bedroom 7)

Campagne is on the first floor of the New Side of the house, opposite Chapeaux and enjoys the same views overlooking the valley. Its decor takes inspiration from the countryside and it has a beautiful antique sleigh bed to cozy up in and single bed. It has its own en-suite shower room with a rain shower head (sleeps max 2).

The Old Games Room (Bedroom 8)

Up a further few steps from the first floor of the New Side of the Manoir, The Old Games Room, is the largest bedroom in the house. Its two windows overlook the lawns and pool and it has its own shower room right next door. This room consists of two queen-sized double beds and a single (sleeps max 3 on retreats).

Reception rooms and common spaces

Manoir La Croix de La Jugie is perfect for groups, not only because of its many bedrooms, but also because there are enough entertaining and relaxing areas for everyone to have their own space. Gather together in the large kitchen or grand salon or take yourself off to read a book in the library. Cosy up with DVDs, or take a few friends off to the Billiard room to test your ball skills.

Kitchen diner

The kitchen is the heart of the house with not only room to cater for big groups, but a huge farmhouse kitchen table too, ready to host long lunches and hearty dinners. There is a wood-burning stove for the cooler months and the French windows open on to the kitchen terrace for the long hot summers.

Grand salon

This huge sitting room is a grand and comfy space for the whole group to gather on squashy sofas, large armchairs, or curling up on floor cushions near the fire. It has a huge open stone fireplace which is perfect for blazing fireside talks in the colder months. The room spans the depth of the house with French doors and windows overlooking the front and the back of the property.

Games room

This room feels warm and cozy, furnished with darker pieces and dominated by our billiard table, this is the perfect place to hang out or to have a glass or two over a game of snooker. It is not a full-sized table, so you won't have to over-extend yourself! Board games aplenty live here and you will love the retro cinema seats too.

Library landing

Sneaking away from the crowd need not be a hassle at the Manoir. There is a largish collection of books. So, feel free to leave your own books for others to enjoy, but do not take as it is our personal collection from which you are bound to find something you like to curl up with by the window.

Snug

On the very top floor of the Old Side of the house is our snug area. It has a gorgeous velvet sofa and plenty of cushions as well as a small television and DVD player, perfect for chilling out on a wet afternoon.

Outside and on the estate

Outside, the Manoir sits in six acres of land, a haven for you to enjoy during your stay, explore, sit, play, and take in the calming views. The grounds include a large rambling field and a tamed lawn, garden area with the pool and its terrace. There is a lovely small orchard with apple, pear, cherry, and chestnut trees and you will also find fig and walnut trees elsewhere in the grounds.

The wooded copse overlooking a wonderful view is great for den-building and make-believe, whilst the barbecue area under the covered terrace is perfect for chargrilled suppers or toasting marshmallows! Crucially for large groups, your whole party can also dine outside under the covered terrace or loll about with picnics on the grass.

The Old Sheep Shed Cottage (the Bergerie) hosts a bright loft studio and yoga space. Downstairs is a ping pong table for surprisingly competitive tournaments!

Kitchen terrace

Right outside the back doors of the kitchen, this terrace is perfect for gathering for pre-dinner drinks whilst the finishing touches are being applied to supper, or for morning coffee before any of the rest of the house is up

Manoir La Jugie Yoga Retreats France Program

Andy Koblinsky is a pint-sized ball of yoga energy, bringing her back flipping gymnastics background to a fun and creative practice, accompanied by an awesome playlist! Andy’s yoga style focuses on the use of breath and body alignment but most importantly, they aim to be enjoyable and help you to get to know your body. From her sports training, she loves fitness and her yoga is definitely for those who enjoy a challenge, you will get a sweat on! However her warm style and encouragement will make you feel right at home as a beginner too.

Her flowing practice is totally tailored in her own style and practice with Andy is challenging but usually suited for many different levels. Her yoga can be slow and super powerful, as well as playful and energetic. Every day is a different day and as Andy's first retreat, you will find changing sequences but also a journey to the week which will deepen your practice and your sense of fun. Be sure to wear your glitter!

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 Morning smoothie, juice, or tea
  • 08:30 Yoga session
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • Morning and afternoon: Massages scheduled
  • Afternoon: Free time, workshops, guided walk throughout the week
  • 16:00 Snack
  • 16:30 Yoga session
  • 18:45 Pre dinner drinks
  • 19:30 Dinner

There will also be plenty of time for questions and consultations, a healthy cooking demonstration, and guided meditation sessions during the week. There are plenty of recommendations for those who wish to explore the surrounding areas. Extra treatments can also be arranged.

Included excursions

  • Explore quaint medieval villages and fortified towns
  • Walk or cycle the rolling hills
  • Breathe in the fresh oxygen with outdoor practice
  • Discover the famed Oradour sur Glane, the lakes of the Limousin or Limoges, famous for its porcelain and medieval history.

Instructors

Andy Kobelinsky
Andy cartwheeled her way around the world with Argentina’s gymnastics team before settling in London 15 years ago. She’s been practicing yoga ever since and 5 years ago decided to train as a teacher. She has trained with many amazing teachers such as David Swanson, Patrick Beach, and Biff Mithoefer. Her classes focus on breath work and alignment, as well as yummy Yin yoga elements, but mainly aim to be fun and enjoyable whilst giving you the motivation to greatly improve your practice. Prepare to sweat, stretch, relax, laugh, and breathe. Andy's Yoga playlists are legendary as is her love of

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Manoir La Croix de La Jugie, in the heart of rural SW France, within the historical Limousin area. The Limousin is the most underpopulated region of France and is known for its luscious landscapes, rolling hills, fields, farms, and fairy-tale forests. It is also famed for its many lakes and is sometimes known as the French Lake District.

With plenty of walking and cycling routes starting from the Manoir, and golf courses, riding schools and even a circus school nearby, you will not get bored! There are delicious traditional French restaurants within few minutes’ drive, the local Michelin Starred restaurant is divine, and weekly markets to explore. You can also lose yourself in beautiful old chateaux, celebrated museums, gorgeous villages and historic towns, and tempting antiques shops.

Nearby places

  • Chateau Chervix - 10 minutes
  • Coussac Bonneval - 20 minutes
  • Meuzac - 20 minutes
  • Nexon - 20 minutes
  • Vicq sur Breuilh - 20 minutes
  • Pompadour - 45 minutes
  • Limoges - 25 minutes.

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis

General

  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Food

During this retreat, you will be served with daily pre-practice snacks, a hearty and healthy brunch, afternoon snacks and a delicious dinner, drinks are included (alcohol is served with dinner, but more is available via the honesty bar). You will enjoy delicious, freshly prepared food with a healthy vibe using local ingredients from the village's farms and producers. As with all good balanced diets, Manoir La Croix de La Jugie Yoga Retreats France pays special attention to replenishing your body with nutritionally balanced meals after your yoga sessions, as well as enjoying some special local treats.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Amble round an abbey in Solignac, just 20 minutes’ drive from the Manoir, a picture-perfect little village with two lovely restaurants and a beautiful Medieval Abbey just right for wandering around for an hour or two. The adjoining, larger, village of Le Vigen has a farmer's market every Sunday which is great for picking up supplies for the rest of your stay.

Climb a castle

The ruins of the Chateau de Chalucet a-top a wooded hill are perfect for a magical ramble through sun-dappled glades, playing hide and seek with the elves, before conquering the massive stone ruins of this historically important castle. Bring a picnic for a day of it or just pop back to the Manoir, it is only a 10 minutes’ drive.

Follow the King’s footsteps

Whilst it is known that Richard the Lionheart as an English King, he was also a French nobleman ruled various large parts of France over his lifetime. He gained the moniker Lionheart for his courage and skill in battle, and many of his most famous battles took place in the Limousin and surround regions.

You can visit many of this historically important and beautiful spots on a driving tour of the area, the Route Richard Coeur de Lion, and the closest spots are handily very close indeed at just 10 minutes’ drive.

Go to the zoo

Great for entertaining the kids, Parc Zoo Reynou is a petting farm and zoo and is a wonderfully unexpected treat. Hidden in a valley in the grounds of an old porcelain factory, it is just 20 minutes away from the Manoir, so no long car journey either!

Lose yourself in Limoges

A wonderful medieval city, Limoges is perfect for wandering and watching. Pay a visit to the covered market and gorge on cheeses and other delicacies, pick up a present for yourself in the chic French shops, people watch from a pavement cafe, or enjoy a long leisurely dinner at a renowned restaurant. The Cathedral, Botanical Gardens, Porcelain Museum, and the Butcher's Quarter are all well worth a visit.

Remember

If you are after a thought-provoking and emotional moment on your holidays, the hugely significant Oradour-sur-Glane World War II site is a must. Whilst it is not a light-hearted day out, it is a fascinating look at a terrible piece of war history and an incredibly moving monument to actions we should not forget.

Venture further afield

There are super villages, towns, hills, lakes, and national parks to explore all within a comfortable drive for a morning or day out. *Towns and villages: Thiviers, Perigueux, Saint Jean de Cole, Brantome, Segur le Chateau, and Jumilhac le Grand. *Natural beauty: Perigord-Limousin Natural Park, Mont Gargan and further into the Massif Central, Lac de Vassiviere, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, and Lascaux Cave paintings.

Wild(ish) swimming

There are hundreds of lakes in the Limousin (just a few of the local ones can be found here) and during the summer they make a great substitute for the sea. One of the nearest is at Saint Hilaire les Places which has a lovely sandy beach, lifeguard, and play area. The perfect place to get sand in your sandwiches.

Spa treatments

One delightful massage per person is included to really relax into the peaceful surroundings. More are bookable on site.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily pre-breakfast snacks, hearty brunch, afternoon snacks, delicious dinner, all soft drinks and wine with dinner
  • Airport transfers from Limoges airport to Manoir
  • Twice daily yoga class
  • One super relaxing 45-minute massage session
  • One to one time with Andy for personal advice about your practice
  • Workshops, walks and cooking demonstrations
  • Free time to enjoy the surrounding area, explore the estate, and relax
  • Use of the estate facilities including heated pool, ping pong, bikes, billiard room, and more
  • Super goody bag with our favorite partner brands

What's not included

  • Travel to personal excursions during the week - we will help organize taxis if needed
  • Food and drink on excursions
  • Any personal purchases

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (LIG). Transfer from the airport is included on the flight from London Stansted. Manoir La Croix de La Jugie Yoga Retreats France will pick you up from the airport.

You may also drive, get the train or fly to other airports and arrive at the Manoir independently.

Airport: Limoges Airport Airport transfer included: Limoges Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 65 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 56 days before arrival.
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