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Normandy, France
Yoga and Pilates Retreat

13th -17th March 2024, 4 nights, 5 days

Excellent Retreat! The schedule was a great mix of yoga, fitness classes, nature walks, workshops, and other activities. And yet there was still plenty of free time for relaxation and personal activities! Food was incredible.Cheryl and Sarah were incredibly welcoming and skilled in their instruction, and the whole experience was relaxing from start to finish. The only disappointing thing was that is ended :) Would have loved a fourth night! - Lauren

About the Retreat

Join sisters (Sarah and Cheryl) for a physical and mental detox at our Spring wellness retreat in Normandy, France for a rejuvenating journey to inner peace and well-being. Our retreat offers the perfect escape to reconnect and channel positive energy away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

 

You'll be staying an incredible mansion full of character and charm and plenty of grounds to wander and explore. 

 

Immerse yourself in daily yoga and meditation practices for your body and mind led by experienced instructor Cheryl will cater to all levels of practice. Evenings will be an offering of Yin, Restorative, and Sound bathing.

 

Sarah will guide you through a daily pilates class to work on your mobility, co-ordination, body and mind.

 

Engage in enlightening workshops on mindfulness, stress management and self-discovery empowering you to live a more balanced life. 

 

You will be guided through a cacao ceremony, a centuries-old ritual known as the ultimate heart opener. A day trip is inclusive of your stay. There will also be ample free time to relax and immerse in some me time.

 

The retreat is catered to all levels of physical movement from complete beginners to seasoned yogis. You will be encouraged to move to a level that suits your body and you can do as much or little as you wish.

 

Enjoy healthy and nourishing meals made with locally sourced ingredients, designed to support your overall wellness.

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Venue & Pricing

Accommodation 

You'll be staying at a beautiful mansion just 2 hours from Paris and 30 minutes from the sea, 10 minutes from shops, 15 minutes from the train station. The stunning 18th century property offers a very generous space beautifully refurbished. 

Address: 21 Rue de la Mairie, Bailleul-la-Vallée, Normandie 27260, France

Pricing

Price based on six shared occupancy - single beds

£550 (early bird bookings made before 13th Feb 2024)

£600 normal rate

Price based on double shared occupancy - twin beds

£850 (early bird bookings made before 13th Feb 2024)

£900 normal rate

Price based on single occupancy - double bed

£1,150  (early bird bookings made before 13th Feb 2024)

£1,200 normal rate


50% deposit to secure booking. Payment plans are very welcome, please contact Cheryl/Sarah to discuss this. This can be arranged after the deposit has been paid.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Final balance to be paid 8 weeks before (13th Jan 2024) the retreat date, after which, is non-refundable.

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Retreat Includes
  • Accommodation at 5 days / 4 nights

  • Twice daily yoga classes (mixture of styles)

  • Daily guided Meditation/Nidra/Sound Bathing/Restorative practices

  • Workshops will be offered during your stay

  • 3 fitness workout sessions

  • All food will be home-made/prepared by Cheryl and Sarah

  • Yoga blocks and straps will be provided. Please bring your own yoga mat, for hygiene reasons it's nice to invest in your own. Cheryl can provide suggestions if you need this. 

  • You'll be invited to join us in a cacao ceremony

  •  Support will be given by Cheryl and Sarah throughout your stay

  •  Plenty of free time to do as you wish

  •  Daily fresh fruit is available throughout your stay

  •  24 hour tea bar

  • One transfer option to and from the airport will be provided at a set time based upon our flight details

  • A small gift for you to remember the experience with us

The retreat will begin on Wednesday 13th March.

Arrival from 3pm onwards.

The retreat will conclude on Sunday 17th March.

Departure by 11am.

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Schedule

This is a sample of what a day on retreat will consist of:

  • 8:00 Daily morning rituals 

  • 8:15 Morning Meditation practice 

  • 8:30 Yoga Dynamic flow (75 mins) 

  • 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 Your free time 

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 Your free time

  • 16:00 Workshop (45 mins)

  • 17:00 Pilates Class (45 mins)

  • 18:30 Evening meal

  • 19:45 Evening Meditation  

  • 20:00 Restorative Yoga Practice (60 mins)  

  • 21:00 Time to chill

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Getting There

Travelling to France 

With France begin easily accessible from the UK you could drive there using the address below.

 

Address: 21 Rue de la Mairie, Bailleul-la-Vallée, Normandie 27260, France

Trains to Paris from St Pancras, travel direct from London St Pancras to Paris from 2hrs 30mins. From Paris the closest station to the mansion is Bernay direct from Paris. St Pancras, £39 for Standard and £70 for Standard Premier, £275 Business rate. The property is. 15 minute car ride to the property.

Paris to Bernay trains: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/ 

Taxi company from Bernay to the property

Taxi Alizée +33 2 32 44 14 27

Alliance Taxis Verts +33 2 32 44 59 59

Taxi de Courbepine +33 6 76 52 91 40

A. S. L TAXIS Le Neubourg - Conches-en-Ouche +33 6 48 96 37 83

Airlines that fly to France, flights from £34. Paris Orly Airport 9 miles from central Paris, Paris Charles De Gaulle, 14 miles. 30 airlines fly direct to Paris. Option to fly to Paris and then catch a train to Bernay. There is the option to fly direct to Caen, the lowest priced flight tickets to Normandy are from London Gatwick to Caen. Caen aiporrt to Bailleul-la-vallee 1 hr 3 min (81.3 km) via A13. Travel from Caen Airpiort to Bernay https://www.rome2rio.com/ Caen Airport (CFR) - journey times range from 1 hr 50 - 2 hrs. 

Ferry from UK to France, many ferry operators sail to France. Dover to Calais fro £68, P&O, Brittany Ferries, Irisih Ferries, Direct Ferries from £30.

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Nutrition

Nourishment

All meals will be provided by your hosts, who have created a beautiful menu. The retreat will offer you a chance to cleanse (Saucha) as we move towards a new season/ You'll be provided full board accommodation, each morning you will be provided with a delicious juice and twice daily soups. Fruit will be available during your stay. 

*Any food intolerances, allergies or special diets can be accommodated for (please specify in the booking form, some diets may come with an additional charge).

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About Cheryl

Cheryl will be guiding the Yoga part of the retreat, guiding you through energetic, sweaty Vinyasa flows, Ashtanga and gentle, calming Yin and Restorative yoga, weaving in Nidra and Nadi - sound to guide you during your time on your mat. 

Cheryl found a yoga practice during her time in South Africa. She was immediately drawn to the practice for the juxtaposition it offered, a discipline that delved into her heart and mind whilst building mental and physical strength in a non-competitive, self loving, accepting way. 

Cheryl teaches yoga from the heart and offers a warm and light approach to the practice whilst weaving in the spiritual elements of the practice, including meditation, pranayama and Nidra practices. She is also an anatomy enthusiast and loves to integrate her understanding into her teaching.

Cheryl attained her L3 diploma, 200 hrs yoga teacher's training (YTT) in 2011 with a CQY Accreditation . Cheryl completed her advanced 300 hrs YTT with YogaLondon in spring 2021. Cheryl loves to learn about yoga philosophy to understand the depth of the practice as a way to understand herself better. Cheryl has trained in Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Sound healing to offer a well rounded experience and yoga practice. Cheryl's teaching is inspired by various styles of yoga including Astanga, Dharma, Sivananda and Bikram. She is passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and feels blessed to be able to share the amazing practice with people like you.

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About Sarah

Sarah is a highly skilled fitness trainer with years of experience in the field. Having had a love for exercise and movement from a very young age, Sarah left her corporate marketing role to pursue a career in personal training and hasn’t looked back since. As a successful mobile PT Sarah has managed to build a strong business off her passion , discipline and determination to get people active and healthy, both mentally and physically. A favourite saying being your body will only go where the mind lets it!

Sarah is great at being able to push you to a point that is challenging for you but still manageable. Her passion for fitness and exercise shows through the energy she delivers in her teaching. What she does not know about form and technique in exercise is not to be known!

Sarah will deliver classes which will encourage, push you and teach you. She is always creating new and exciting exercise classes and moves that will challenge and keep you focused. Under her watchful eye be ready to dive in to the exercises with great form and technique.


 

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