AYP Yoga and Meditation Retreat, La Drome, France

26th - 30th November 2020

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Note: This retreat will be led in the French language, with Satsangs given in the evenings either in French or in English with French translation. 

The Venue

The retreat will be held in the valley of Drome Vercors in the mountains of La Drome.

The venue is a traditional old house in a very peaceful location. There are beautiful walks in the nearby hills.

The Yoga

  • Deep Meditation
  • Spinal Breathing Pranayama
  • Samyama
  • Mudras and bandhas
  • Asana
  • Self inquiry

Practices will include two asana sessions each day and three sitting practice sessions each day.

The focus of the retreat will be on the cultivation of inner silence, peace-fullness and inner purification.

The requested theme of the retreat will be “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the eight limbs of yoga.”

Full instructions in practice will be given. All yoga classes and meditation sessions are optional, so each person can take the retreat at whatever pace suits them. The retreat will be suitable for people at any level of yoga practice.

Hiking

La Drome is one of the most beautiful regions of France and there are beautiful walks in the surrounding hills. We will be leading guided walks in the mountains on days where the weather permits.

Bhajans

We will be leading Sanskrit singing and chanting each day. The Sanskrit language is very beautiful and contains a vibration which can affect and purify the body in different ways.

Cooking classes

Optional extra vegetarian and vegan cooking classes will be available on request. (Price to be confirmed).

Massage

Massages will be available on request. (Price to be confirmed)

Teachers

Tristan Dorling

Tristan Dorling

Tristan began the practice of yoga in 1985 at school when he was 16 years old. At the age of 19 he travelled to the Himalayas to live in a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. This was really his first introduction to the higher teachings and to the spiritual life. He had his first awakening experience a year later after a meditation retreat in a Buddhist cave monastery in Thailand…

Amandine Perrin

Amandine Perrin

Sometimes when people ask me what I do in life, I like to answer “researcher”. “Ah that’s good!” they say. Then follows invariably: “In what?” “in Yoga.” Some look disappointed, others laugh out loud… Yet this is a noble path and a fairly accurate definition of what a yogi is, who, driven by an invisible force, searches relentlessly (or almost!) through their practices, to capture the essence of life in its purest form.
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Vegetarian meals

Food will be vegetarian and organic. The food served will support a yoga and meditation practice. We can also cater for vegan diets and special diets such as dairy or gluten free, if you let us know in advance.

There will be two meals served each day (brunch and dinner) and hot drinks will be available all day.

Cost

The price per person includes the stay at the meditation center, organic vegetarian meals, and all the activities offered.
The price does not include your return trip to the meditation center.

The early booking prices are available until October 6, 2020.

  • In a shared room for 3 or 4 people : € 470 (Early booking: € 430 )
  • In a shared room for 2 people (couple or 2 single beds) : € 520 (Early booking: € 470 )
  • In a single room : € 570 (Early booking: € 520 )

If you come alone and book in a shared room, you will be staying with people of the same sex.

An amount of 100 € non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on the course.

If you wish, you can arrive before or extend your stay at the meditation center individually and still enjoy the place if there are places available.

Booking

Contact Amandine to book a place on this retreat. 

Getting there

The retreat center is located in La Drome, near Cobonne, in the Vercors regional park. If you arrive by train you can go through Valence TGV – Valence city – Crest. When you arrive in Crest, we can come and pick you up if necessary. See this page for a map.
Detailed instructions will be given to you in the information sheet a few weeks before the retreat. 

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Retreat schedule

MONDAY NOVEMBER 30

07:30 – 09:15 Asanas, pranayama, meditation, samyama

10:30 Brunch

11:30 – 12:00 End of retreat -departure