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7 Days Advanced Pranayama with Acharya Bala & Yoga Retreat in Malleret-Boussac, France

  • The Field Retreat, Le Petit Chaumet, 23600 Malleret-Boussac, Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

7 Days Advanced Pranayama with Acharya Bala & Yoga Retreat in Malleret-Boussac, France

  • The Field Retreat, Le Petit Chaumet, 23600 Malleret-Boussac, Creuse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Harmonious Yoga Retreat France

The Field Retreat is very excited to be chosen to host this wonderful retreat with guest yogi from India, Acharya Bala. It is a 7-day pranayama retreat, including all that you need to know about pranayama. Pranayama is the ancient breathing technique practiced in order to achieve the state of harmony with one's own nature. So, join this retreat to experience this yoga and pranayama retreat with Acharya Bala!


  • 2 pranayama practices a day
  • Six types of pranayama practices
  • Three types of yogic cleansing process
  • Selected asanas which support the pranayama practice
  • Selected mudras & selected Bandhas
  • Deep relaxation sessions
  • 6 nights' lodging
  • Vegan meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Your accommodation will be in a single room or twin room. All rooms are cozy and comfortable with a beautiful view.


  • Six types of pranayama practices
  • Three types of yogic cleansing process (Kriyas)
  • Selected asanas which support the Pranayama practice
  • Selected mudras (psychic gestures)
  • Selected Bandhas (energy locks)
  • 2 pranayama practices a day
  • Deep relaxation sessions


  • Traditional approaches of pranayama based on ancient yogic texts
  • Preparations, process & practices
  • Effect on the neuromuscular and skeletal system
  • Psycho - physiological advantages of different pranayama techniques (benefits and limitations)

Typical daily schedule

  • 07:30 Inaugural ceremony
  • 07:40-08:20 Introduction to pranayama
  • 08:20-09:00 Practice
  • 09:00-10:00 Break
  • 10:00-10:45 Lecture
  • 10:45-11:15 Question & answer session
  • 11:15-12:00 Deep relaxation
  • 12:00-14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00-14:50 Lecture
  • 14:50-15:20 Question & answer session
  • 15:20-15:30 Break
  • 15:30-16:45 Practice
  • 16:45-19:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • Acharya Bala

    Acharya Bala, the founder and the director of Hatha Vidya Gurukulam, comes from the Thrissur district of Kerala in India. His journey began in Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, where he attained the basic training in yoga. After this, he traveled extensively through Northern India. He was fortunate to come across some of the most eminent masters, who shared with him the wisdom to experience the true essence of a yogic journey.

This retreat will take place at The Field Retreat in Malleret-Bousssac, France.

A diet will be provided to compliment your practice, comprising delicious and easily digestible vegan and vegetarian food.

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Science of breath pranayama course
  • Tea / coffee / fruit / snacks
  • Vegan meals
  • Travel to and from The Field Retreat

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Limoges - Bellegarde Airport (LIG).

Arrival by train

Nearest train stations are Lavaufranche, Guéret, Montluçon, and Châteauroux. The Field Retreat offers a pick-up shuttle where possible for 20 EUR - (local station Lavaufranche pick-up is free).

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Fiona Spalding-smith from United States

    CONS Cons: The level of instruction was 5 star but the accomodation and food did not reach that level. Having said that, the weekend was a good experience for me and I enjoyed myself

    PROS Pros: The pilates and yoga classes were great

    2017-Aug-29 05:18:57

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    Review by Isabelle Laporte from France

    PROS Pros: L'accueil, la vie très familiale, la qualité des cours, le rythme, le calme de l'endroit, les ėchanges et discussions lors des repas, les plats vegan proposés. Partage avec beaucoup de gaieté. Helen et Eric sont des professeurs enthousiastes, très pédagogues qui expliquent avec patience et poussent à progresser. C'est leur point fort sans aucun doute !

    Organizer response: Thank you Isabelle. It was such a pleasure to have you as our guest!

    2017-Jul-23 10:20:29


  • Review by Yen

    "It is an honor to be one of your first guests and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! I cannot possibly thank you enough for the help you have given me. No one has ever made me be more aware of my own body like you did and right now, I am the closest to being pain-free in years! Thank you for your yoga classes and delicious meals. I love everything you cook and if I were living closer to you, I would have you catering all my meals."

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  • Review by Khim

    "Thank you, Eric and Helen, for your coaching and patience for an absolute beginner, me. My very first experience of yoga, Pilates, and vegan cooking. Love your field. Thank you all for a wonderful week. Looking forward to more coaching and yummy vegan food. Best wishes and good health."

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  • Review by Irine

    "Thank you so much for your warm welcome and a lovely few days of fun contortions and delicious grub in the most stunning surroundings. I am so chilled. Looking forward to coming again. Thank you very much!"

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  • Review by Hannah and Ruth

    "Thank you for your warm hospitality and excellent teaching in Pilates and yoga. We took our bodies to places we probably never thought they would go, Helen, and thank you both especially for the attention to our acute back problems; your sessions helped us understand how to help ourselves and understand we can do more than we think! Eric, I am thrilled to have done a handstand! Eric, the food was delicious. The setting is idyllic and we both feel rested and rejuvenated with renewed focus to take back to our busy lives. I hope I can come back again!"

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  • Review by Jocelyn

    "Thank you for being so kind and welcoming after our long travel day. We really love it here, we wish we could stay longer. I might be back some day for a retreat! Thank you again."

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  • Review by Hugo

    "It was such a pleasure to make a stop in your lovely old farm. I enjoyed the peaceful and ecological spirit and I will probably come back soon. Thank you for your kindness and your warm hospitality!"

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  • Review by Heliette, Arnaud, Alix, and Laudry

    "Thanks for welcoming us twice! We enjoyed the peace and quiet of our nights here and you have done great work renovating this place. We hope to see you again one of these days. All the best for the future."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Thank you both for this, in many ways, memorable weekend. It has been a great honor and privilege to be a part of your beautiful family. Heartwarming! Again, thank you very much and we hope to be back and we wish you lots of luck and strength in building this beautiful retreat."

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  • Review by Charlotte

    "Ce fut un vrai plaisir d'arriver ici après mon périple en voiture! L'accueil fut agréable et chaleureux. L'endroit est très calme et reposant, j'aurais aimé rester plus longtemps! Et j'adore le style de votre petit appartement, c'est trop cocooning et charmant. Je reviendrai ici poser bagages avec plaisir. Qui sait ? Peut-être à mon voyage retour! Thank you very much."

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  • Review by Aurore et Jean-Marc

    "Un grand merci à Helen et Éric pour cet accueil, votre disponibilité et votre gentillesse. Nous avons apprécié de partager votre repas du soir qui nous a permis de faire plus amples connaissances. La chambre, la cuisine, la salle de bains sont parfaites. Toute votre maison respire le calme et la sérénité. Au plaisir de vous revoir peut-être un jour pour un cours de pilâtes."

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