Gourmet YOGA retreat at Monplaisir

Relaxation and fabulous food in a beautiful setting

Retreat 1: Saturday 25th to Wednesday 29th May 2019
Retreat 2: Saturday 1st to Wednesday 5th June 2019

Come and treat yourself to 5 days of indulgent relaxation!  Enjoy morning yoga  and early evening meditation / restorative classes led by Ellen, a yoga practitioner with more than 15 years experience and a recent graduate of Tri Yoga London’s Anusara teacher training programme.  (Anusara yoga is an alignment based practice that includes gentle heart opening sequences suitable for all levels).

Feed both your body and soul with delicious, healthy food prepared by trained chef Marion and inspired foodie Ede. The vegetarian menu is prepared using fresh local ingredients including organic fruit and veg from our own kitchen garden.

The menu can be adapted to cater for your needs (eg. gluten-free or vegan) and beer and wine is available to purchase. 



There will be lots of opportunity to explore the beautiful French countryside or just relax by the pool and watch the hawks fly overhead.


You’ll fly from London Stansted to Brive-la-Gaillarde on Saturday morning (time to be confirmed), where you’ll be picked up and driven to Ambeyrac in plenty of time to settle in and have lunch. In the afternoon simply relax, or enjoy one of the many local walks or bike rides in stunning countryside before the first late afternoon yoga session by the pool or in our beautiful yoga studio. The day will be rounded off with a 4 course dinner on the terrace.


An invigorating yoga session is on offer every morning of your stay (8 – 9.30am) and an hour of more relaxed restorative practice in the early evenings.







In between these you’re free to enjoy relaxing by the pool and in the extensive gardens, or get out to see some of the lovely medieval towns and villages in the region. Past visits have included St Cirq Lapopie perched high above the Lot river and Conques, a spectacularly preserved cathedral town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many markets nearby and there’s also the option to visit the awe-inspiring pre-historic painted caves of Pech-Merle.

If you’re looking for more physical activities, this is wonderful walking country, with clearly marked paths and the chance to walk sections of the famous Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostella which runs nearby. Or borrow a bike and go for a ride on the quiet country roads. If wild swimming is your thing there are several spots nearby for bathing in the Lot river.



What past participants have said:

“Ellen did an amazing job planning and delivering interesting sessions for a wide range of abilities.”
“The food was wonderful, and everyone appreciated the care and attention that had gone into preparing it.”
“As a beginner, I was able to understand all the instructions, which allowed me to participate fully.”
“Excellent value for money.”
“There is nothing I would change, it was perfect!”

Cost per participant

Shared room £560

Single occupancy room £620

Shared room with en suite bathroom £620

Single occupancy room with en suite bathroom £675


What’s included?
The holiday includes 4 nights accommodation at Monplaisir, flights from Stansted, London to Brive, France, transfers in France and all transport to and from excursions/ local restaurants, home cooked gourmet meals at Monplaisir, all yoga and meditation classes.
Lunch and drinks at local restaurants are not included in the price and you can buy wine and beer on site if you wish

For more information please contact Ellen at ellenblackmanstrong@gmail.com

or Marion at marion@monplaisirholidays.com

Or to book a place, please contact Marion for a booking form. 

Please let Ellen know if you are suffering from any injuries or health conditions. 
Please let Marion know if you have any dietary requirements.