Gourmet YOGA retreat at Monplaisir – relaxation and fabulous food in a beautiful setting

Saturday September 9th to Wednesday September 13th

Come and treat yourself to 5 days of indulgent relaxation!  Enjoy morning yoga  and early evening meditation / restorative classes led by Ellen, an experienced 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).

 

The Epicurean delights of the holiday will be lovingly prepared by trained chef Marion and inspired foodie Ede, using fresh local ingredients including fruit and veg from our own kitchen garden. There will be lots of opportunity to explore the beautiful French countryside or just relax by the pool and watch the hawks fly overhead.

Schedule

You’ll fly from London Stansted to Brive-la-Gaillarde on Saturday September 9th at 7.30am, 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 in stunning countryside before the first late afternoon yoga session by the pool. The day will be rounded off with a 4 course dinner, served with local organic wines.

After an invigorating morning yoga session (8 – 9.30am) we’ll head off to the Sunday morning market followed by lunch at L’Auberge de la Grange du Cros, a renowned local restaurant  in a lovely old stone barn. A session focusing on meditation and restorative yoga at 5pm will be followed by a light supper.

After Monday morning’s yoga session you can choose to relax by the pool or in the garden, or enjoy a bike ride or walk in the beautiful valley of the river Lot. After lunch on the terrace, there’s an optional excursion to St Cirq Lapopie, one of France’s most beautiful medieval villages perched high above the river. Our afternoon restorative yoga and meditation session will be followed by an aperitif in the pretty local town of Cajarc, before returning for a gourmet 4 course dinner.

Tuesday begins with our regular morning yoga session and breakfast, after which there’s an optional excursion to the stunningly preserved cathedral town of Conques, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important staging point on the pilgrims’ route to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. After lunch we’ll return in time for our relaxing afternoon yoga session and dinner on the terrace.

Spend the morning relaxing after our final yoga session on Wednesday, or get out for a walk. After an early lunch on the terrace, we’ll drive back to Brive for your return flight to Stansted at 14.50.

Cost per participant (shared room) £530

Early bird offer: £490 (if booked before 30th April)

Single room (limited availability) £600

What’s included?
The holiday includes 4 nights accommodation at Monplaisir, flights from Stansted, London to Brive, France, transfers in France and chauffeur service to and from group excursions/ local restaurants, home cooked gourmet meals at Monplaisir (including local wines), all yoga and meditation classes.
Lunch and drinks at local restaurants are not included in the price

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. There are only 3 places left so do get in touch!

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