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

Retreat highlights

  • 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

Skill level

  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 9
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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.

The Field Retreat Yoga Holiday France Schedule


  • 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.

Retreat location

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

Unique features


  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio


  • Local market
  • Toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Science of breath pranayama course
  • Tea / coffee / fruit / snacks
  • Vegan meals

What's not included

  • Travel to and from The Field Retreat

How to get there

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).

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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