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.
The maximum participants in the group is 11.
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
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.
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.
You can receive bodywork from Katrina Johnston and or Giuseppe Crescio, both master healers - giving full body energy bodywork - at an additional cost.
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.