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5 Days Customized Meditation and Yoga Retreat in France

  • La Terre des Bois, Lalinde, Dordogne Valley, France

Balance Wellness Yoga Retreat France

Orenda will be offering customized balance wellness retreats for a life enhancing and transformational experience in Dordogne, France. You will be staying at La Terre Des Bois, an inviting and simply perfect home away from home with lush green gardens and an inviting pool surrounded by comfortable day loungers and sun beds.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Individual wellness consultation
  • Re-balancing massage on your arrival
  • Daily healthy brunch and dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will be staying at La Terre des Bois, a peaceful residence surrounded by woodland and forest walks in the midst of Dordogne, South West of France. This rustically charming home away from home offers a a grounding, serene, and intimate environment that will allow you to reconnect with yourself; the perfect place to unwind, relax, and explore this beautiful area.

The property can accommodate 13 guests, it is divided into three chalets or cottages, two double rooms in the main house, and one twin independent house. All cottages have small kitchens.

Your accommodation is furnished and equipped to a high standard, with its own private terrace and a swimming pool, where you will find loungers and sun brollies, all set amidst lightly wooded grounds, with shady seating areas.

Orenda's balance wellness retreats are offered to you to create positive changes, reduce and manage stress, and enhance synergy in your life through a balanced approach. Perfectly set up to reinvigorate your mind, body, and spirit through a combination of yoga, meditation, massage, healthy food, and soothing environment for relaxation.

Who is it for?

Anyone interested in more personalized attention to distress through yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, and massage while surrounded by beautiful and soothing elements of nature in Dordogne. No previous experience in yoga required.

What to expect

  • Individual wellness consultation in order for us to tailor the massages and yoga sessions to bring you the best benefits
  • Relax and let go at La Terre des Bois a charming home away from home with a soul
  • Revitalize and re-energize, with daily yoga, meditation, yogic relaxation, and breathing techniques each morning and evening (one and a half hours each session) with a mix of yoga flows based on your needs and health conditions

This retreat will take place near Pressignac Vicq, Dordogne, France.

Nearby places

  • Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) - 25 minutes
  • Lalinde, 7 kilometers
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayaking
  • Massage nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

You will be served with La Terre Des Bois' healthy brunch and dinner. Plus, morning wake up signature rejuvenating infusion and fresh smoothies provided every day. All fresh ingredients from the nearby village's farmer's market and prepared with love by the lovely Chef Anja from fresh ingredients.

  • Book an extra private session on nutrition
  • Book extra private yoga sessions
  • Cultural tours
  • Detailed debrief session, counseling, and lifestyle consultation by the highly experienced life coach and therapist Set Mason (preferably booked in advance)
  • Discover the Vezere Valley and its Unesco World Heritage prehistoric sites
  • Experience canoeing
  • Hiking and walking tours
  • Go horse-back riding
  • Join cultural tours
  • Kayaking
  • Practice water sports
  • Visit the golf courses
  • Visit the nearby cafés or restaurants
  • Walk around the surrounding hills, vineyards, and forests
  • Wander around the villages of Sarlat, Lalinde, and Le Bougue

Soothe your mind and unwind with a re-balancing massage on your arrival. This is included in the price.

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga, meditation, yogic relaxation, and breathing techniques
  • Healthy brunch and dinner
  • Individual wellness consultation
  • Morning wake up signature rejuvenating infusion and fresh smoothies
  • Additional activities
  • Additional treatments
  • Additional yoga sessions
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) or Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfer from Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) is available upon request at an additional 25 EUR one way.

Arrival by train

Trains from Bordeaux to Bergerac take one hour.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Jose Ayuso from Spain

    Muy muy buen retiro

    PROS Pros: Todo me gustó, especialmente Leila

    Organizer response: Gracias Jose, fue un placer tenerte aqui y conocerte. Leila

    2017-Jul-28 08:55:58

  • Review by Ruth Jackson from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "From the moment I arrived Leila took such good care of me. I arrived exhausted and stressed and Leila took the time to understand me and then to provide a very personalized retreat aimed at helping me recover and recuperate. I left relaxed and so much happier. The food she makes is delicious especially the smoothies and infusions she makes daily. The sessions had a great mix of meditation, breathing techniques and yoga poses which really helped me recenter and relax. The walk to the beach and yoga on the beach were particularly good. She went at my pace and really understood how I was each day and how to support me. She has also given me great tips and ideas for my every day life, and is very happy to share. She isn't focused on making money, more on giving really good support and care. The farmhouse is a really lovely and relaxing place. It's really beautiful and very rural - being in nature is really great for recovery. The amenities are great - comfy bed, lovely waterfall shower, toiletries and towels provided. The breakfast is great and the pool is perfect. There are so many places to relax, read, chill out around the farmhouse. I'd absolutely recommend Orenda retreats to anyone as Leila will work with where you're at and your goals. I am hoping to go on an organized retreat later in the year with Leila as I found this one so beneficial" website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Tanzania
    10 out of 10

    "The food, the location were just amazing. The location is beautiful, so close to nature and allows you to really relax and forget. The food is delicious and cooked with passion and love. I really enjoyed Leila’s yoga sessions, and the Thai massage. I initially came for three days, never done yoga, had years of stressful life due to my business, and i decided to stay for extra days for more private sessions with Leila in Mafia. She takes time to listen and understand what the issues are and tailor the practice to your needs. This has been eye opening experience for me. I will definitely come back, and will recommend to friends and family." website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I loved every bit of it. Leila and Pole Pole Staff were so welcoming. I enjoyed the mix of yoga and having the flexibility to explore the island and to go on excursions. The marine life is breathtaking. I really liked Leila’s style of teaching, and the combination of asanas, meditation , walking meditation on the beach and the Thai massage was amazing. It was nice mix of holiday and yoga. I was there for 5 days and i wish i could've done a whole week!" website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for making me feel welcome. The food, the location and the service were excellent. I enjoyed Leila's yoga sessions, and the flexibility she gave, her voice is also so relaxing that you end up in such deep sleep during yoga relaxation. The excursions were great and eye opening into the marine life, which makes Mafia so exceptional. You don’t get bored at all. I was even lucky to snorkel with whale sharks! Amazing experience!" website, edited


  • Review by Nick

    "We found La Terre des Bois to be just what we had hoped for in terms of privacy, self-sufficiency, and location for our exploring. We found this place a great sanctuary from the bustle of a rather busy schedule we had prepared. All in all, a fine experience and a beautiful gite. We wish Stef the best of luck in her future endeavors at Le Terres Des Bois."

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  • Review by a traveler from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I really felt I was able to disconnect from the daily stresses but connect more with myself for few days, and calm my mind. It was really good way to force myself to slow down and be mindful. I enjoyed the garden for reading and loved the view of the garden while doing yoga. What stood out also was the mindfulness meditation and the nasal cleansing."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "The overall atmosphere was calming and friendly. I enjoyed the natural setting, the amazing outdoor patio for yoga, and the well balanced program with practice and time off the mat. I enjoyed the meditations , and how they moved me towards more meaningful practice in this area. The combination of hike and archaeology was amazing a really nice educational addition. The nutritious food made the retreat whole.I am grateful for spending time with a mother and daughter team who both did so much to make this a personalized, relaxed experience. Anja is most kind and beautiful soul."

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  • Review by a traveler from Tanzania
    10 out of 10

    "This is my second time joining Orenda’s retreat. It was another amazing experience. The food was excellent, cooked with love. The place was beautiful and relaxing. Enjoyed the hike and discovering new cultures. I will surely join again, as it is always been a new discovery to me."

    Orenda website, edited

  • Review by Linda

    "Stef, with your care and calm I have become a better person. Knowing you were on hand allowed me to become more of the person you knew I was."

    Orenda website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Siamo stati 12 giorni a Marzo 2016.Abbiamo iniziato la nostra avventura con una accoglienza dello Staff (MARINA E MUSSA ) veramente carini e disponibili. Molto bello e accogliente il Bungalows, situato in una spettacolare natura.Ottimo il Cibo e il servizio.Complimenti a tutti. Il Pole Pole fornisce varie escursioni uniche ed emozionanti! Che dire è stato un soggiorno unico e indimenticabile, concludendosi con una cena in spiaggia in un bellissimo cielo stellato !!!! P.S. E'da provare assolutamente il Massaggio Thailandese! Complimenti a Leila. Qualità del sonno - 5 su 5 stelle. Pulizia - 5 su 5 stelle. Servizio - 5 su 5 stelle"

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  • Review by Maya Savelkoul from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Leila is a great teacher, warm hearted with lots of patience, and she has a great sense of humor when needed."

    Orenda website, edited

  • Review by Yasmeen El Aryani from Finland
    10 out of 10

    "Leila has given me massages on different occasions. The first time when I was pregnant and my back muscles were badly strained and my feet were hurting from the baby weight. Another time was three months after giving birth and again, my neck and shoulders were tense. On every occasion, Leila understood what my body needed without much explaining from my side. When she is doing a massage, she completely immerses herself in it and has the ability to read the body and and the problem areas very well. She combines pressure and stretching and customizes the massage according to personal needs. If I was living in the same town as Leila, I would run for a massage session at every opportunity. Her massages have been the best Ive got."

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  • Review by Sibyl Koebl from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Leila is amazing! Super nice to be around and allows people around her to be themselves and she meets them where they are without trying to resolve their issues, which she does gracefully. Furthermore, there is never a dull moment."

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