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5 Days Turn the Page Meditation Yoga Retreat in France

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

Overview

Life Coach and Yoga Retreat France

Join Orenda team in Dordogne, France, to enjoy a retreat where you will be guided to take concrete steps towards a new you! Whatever the story is, it can be hard at times to let go and move on to a better place. If you are feeling overwhelmed, at a crossroad, tired, scared, or too hurt to move on and see the light in at the end of the tunnel, give yourself time off by joining this retreat to renew and put yourself right on track.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Daily 60-minute private life coach sessions
  • Teachings on how to maintain your sense of peace
  • Tips and insights to improve your daily life
  • Daily delicious brunch and dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a shared or a private room. La Terre des Bois can accommodate 13 guests and it's divided into three chalets or cottages, two double rooms in the main house, and one twin independent house.

The rooms are furnished and equipped to a high standard with its own private terrace, a little kitchen, and a shared swimming pool where you will find comfortable loungers and sun brollies all set amidst lightly wooded grounds with shady seating areas.

During this retreat, Stephanie Mason, a highly experienced therapist and counselor and Leila El Krekshi, a yoga teacher, will guide you to find meaning in this chaotic world and turn the page for a brighter beginning.

Often, you might find yourself living in constant fear, always trying to control situations and people so that things go on your way. Then, when those people and situations don’t match up with the idealistic picture you have in your mind, you become stressed, depressed, angry, and anxious.

This program will allow you to become more not less of who you are, to let go those feelings that prevent you from being your true self. You will learn to have time and patience to discover your inner self at your own pace. You will experience a daily morning yoga, meditation, and pranayamas (breathing techniques) along with a daily private 60-minute life coach counseling session. You will experience four hours total during this retreat.

If you are looking to find a purpose and meaning in a rather chaotic world and are ready to receive support to move toward a more sustainable sense of peace and inner power no matter what is happening on your life’s journey, then you are in the right place.

What you will learn in this transformational retreat

  • Maintain your sense of peace, purpose, meaning, and joy not only when life is going smoothly but also in your most challenging times
  • Gain insight in how to remain objective and nonjudgmental in your life whether you are going through negative or positive moments
  • Apply tips that you can use right away to let go and experience peace
  • Instantly alleviate pain and suffering and use it as a drive for positive change
  • Be full of energy and always feel great despite the daily stresses in your life
  • Leila El Krekshi

    Leila is a qualified classical Hatha yoga teacher and Thai massage therapist. Leila has practiced meditation yoga, dance, and Capoeira for more than 15 years. She uses yoga, meditation, and rhythmic movement to take individuals through a personal journey of self-discovery, creativity, and inner and outer connection with the elements. Her focus is on prana vital energy and integrating breath with movement for conscious practice.

  • Stephanie Mason

    Stephanie Mason has been a therapist since 1999, working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. She has worked extensively in Europe and internationally. She has wide experience in trauma debriefing working with survivors of kidnap, armed robbery, victims of rape, and sexual and domestic violence.

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. La Terre des Bois, a rustically charming home away from home offers a a grounding, serene and intimate environment that will allow you to reconnect with yourself. Located 7 kms from the Bastide town of Lalinde in the Dordogne Valley and 25 minutes drive from Bergerac airport. The perfect place to unwind, relax and explore this beautiful area of South West France.

The property can accommodate 13 guests, it is divided into3 chalets/ cottages, 2 double rooms in the main house and one twin independent house. Your accommodation is furnished and equipped to a high standard with its own private terrace, little kitchen and a shared swimming pool, where you will find comfy loungers and sun brollies, all set amidst lightly wooded grounds with shady seating areas.

Nearby places

  • Bastide, 7 kilometers
  • Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) - 25 minutes
Activities
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Car rental nearby
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served deliciously made meals. All fresh ingredients from the nearby village's farmer's market and prepared with love by our lovely Chef Anja from fresh ingredients from the nearby village's farmer's market.

Two golf courses ,canoeing , water sports and horse riding are all readily available. For those who just wish for a quiet, lazy time around the pool with a good book , indulge with a soothing massage , this beautiful area of France is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy re-balancing and stress relief massage services in the garden or on your private veranda at La Terre des Bois for an additional cost.

  • 1 daily morning yoga, meditation, and pranayama session
  • 1 daily private 60-minute life coach counseling session
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Daily fruits, infusions, and water available all day
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation
  • Massage services

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC). Airport transfers can be arranged on request for 25 EUR each way.

You can also fly to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD), which is the other nearest airport to the venue. From there, you can take a one-hour train to Bergerac.

  • 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 Ruth Jackson from London, 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"

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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 USA
    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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • 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!"

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  • 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!"

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  • 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."

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  • 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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