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8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Normandy with Yogi Ashokananda

  • Le Chateau Tercey, Normandy, France

Overview

Luxury Meditation and Yoga Retreat Normandy, France

This retreat happening in the private grounds and woodland of the exquisitely romantic Chateau Tercey in the light and flowers of Normandy is a unique opportunity for you to combine heart-opening and supportive asana practice with a deeper exploration of the self - integrating both shadow self and higher self through asana practice, meditation, bodywork, good nutrition, reflection and inspiring excursion to sacred sites.

Highlights

  • Visit to private gardens/lands
  • Walking meditation in grounds of Chateau Tercey
  • Twice daily asana, meditation, and fire ceremony
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • Chef-cooked organic food

Skill level

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 11.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will be staying in the exquisite double bedrooms of Chateau Tercey with fine linen and marble, chandeliers and luxurious bathrooms. The chateau is set in private gardens and woodland in the wonderful Normandy light, not too far from Paris and within easy reach of the Gard du Nord for the Euro star. Here you can actually hear, feel and taste the stillness. The natural beauty of the chateau and its grounds will transport you inwards making it the perfect retreat setting.

An integral and holistic approach to well-being is what Samacitta retreats are all about. Working with the highly qualified team of private practitioners and holistic therapists, you will delve into immersion with any combination of psychotherapist, life coach, yoga teacher, nutritionist, body-worker, and philosopher to help restore you back to balance in mind, body, and spirit.

Proceeds from the retreat will support Yogi’s charity the Ashok Tree Foundation www.atcharity.org

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Herbal tea and fruit
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Asana practice led by Yogi Ashokananda
  • 10:00 Buffet brunch
  • 11:00 Free time to explore, integration time for reflection or time for bodywork sessions or excursion (three excursion days)
  • 17:00 Evening asana practice led by Yogi Ashokananda (90 minutes)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:45 Meditation (30-60 minutes)
  • 22:00 Bed
  • Trip to Porziuncola to visit the original chapel of Saint Francis of Assisi, Basilica in Assisi, and to ancient city of Gubbio
  • Visit to ancient monastery of San Pietro in Valle in the Valnerina
  • Daily walking meditation within the extensive grounds of the Chateau Tercey
  • Yogi Ashokananda

    Raised in India, Yogi Ashokananda began practising yoga in early childhood, later training with some of the great Indian teachers. He has taught the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga, the Sivananda Ashram, hatha yoga and meditation at the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and the Yogamaya Ashram in Vrindavan. Now he teaches a number of his own profound disciplines and insights which have their roots in ancient, sacred Indian tradition - and He is highly regarded in his field as a true yoga expert, meditation master and speaker on spirituality. He is also a reiki master.

This yoga and meditation retreat will take place in the light of Normandy at the romantic and luxurious, yet homely, Chateau Tercey.

General
  • Bar
  • Garden
Services
  • Laundry

During this retreat you will be served organic brunches and dinners by a fabulous retreat chef with organic and healthy produce from local farmer’s markets. Vegetarian food will be served but if you are opposed to that we can accommodate your special requests within reason.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Fire ceremony
  • Rest & healthy food
  • Deep heart-warming friendship
  • Meditation, yoga, reflection, satsang, discussion
  • Walking among the wild flowers in the private grounds, woodland, & nearby land is possible

You can receive bodywork from Katrina Johnston and or Giuseppe Crescio, both master healers - giving full body energy bodywork - at an additional cost.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunch, snacks, juices and dinners
  • Twice daily asana practice, daily meditation, walking meditation, satsang,
  • Organic chef-cooked food, fire ceremony, & weekly room cleaning
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage therapy

Arrival by airplane

Best route from London is to arrive on Eurostar to Gard du Nord. We can arrange for collection from there. Charles de Gaulle airport for international transfers. The Chateau Tercey is approximately two hours drive from Paris.

  • Review by Tara Inchbald Holt from Edinburgh, UK
    9 out of 10

    "Having worked in the holistic field for many years, it was a joy to come across Katrina. Her specialist bodywork is second to none. As a nutritionist, I have sent clients to Katrina and seen how much they have improved as a result."

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  • Review by Seona Elise Robinson from Edinburgh, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Katrina gives knowledgeable sessions that flow with intuitive ease. I benefited from a 90-minute session that allowed for a deeply relaxing and meditative experience. I highly recommend."

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  • Review by Karlyn Koh
    10 out of 10

    "I think often of the phenomenal session I had with you. It’s about your healing touch and your soulful aura, and also what you said. It was the first time someone - a stranger no less - told me, with such compassion, that she recognized what I was going through in the way you did. It was such a simple gesture, but so profound. It gave me the license to release more deeply."

    Samacitta Ltd website, edited

  • Review by Charlotte Adler
    10 out of 10

    "Katrina’s loving spirit and shining intelligence carried me through a very dark period, into light. Her wisdom and articulacy are a blessing to all who encounter her. Her kindness is unparalleled."

    Samacitta Ltd website, edited

  • Review by Moira Elias from Edinburgh, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Katrina is an old soul. Her sensitivity, intelligence, and the perilous journey she has traveled enables her ability to identify accurately with each and everyone she encounters."

    "I will always be in her debt."

    Samacitta Ltd website, edited

Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

Samacitta Ltd provides bodywork sessions, one-to-one coaching, holistic retreats with yoga, satsang, self-enquiry, bodywork, excursions, nutrition, meditation, restoration, transformation, and fun.

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8 days / 7 nights

Departure:
Sunday June 11, 2017
(8 days / 7 nights)

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