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1-Week Retreat @ Estate

August 24, 2014 - August 31, 2014


Event: 7-Day Spiritual Evolution Retreat
Dates: August 24, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Venue: Charente-style estate situated south of Angoulême, France
Email: info@happysoultravel.nl

Yoga is so much more than simply moving our bodies. Yoga is so much more than simply taking a yoga class here and there. Many of us, as our practice deepens and matures, seek out a way that we can discover the more profound and powerful parts of practice and spiritual exploration. To go on a dedicated yoga retreat and to immerse ourselves in the essence of the practice is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to ourselves. By taking special time to give to ourselves and to our spiritual life, we give ourselves a chance to explore and to feel deep within ourselves in a way that is often not really possible in our day to day lives. When we are able to take the time to dive deep into this great practice, we can give birth to parts of ourselves that are truly remarkable. Let’s join together for this special time and not only find added depth and beauty for ourselves, but also to build the relationships and community that is necessary for true spiritual evolution.

With over 15 years of experience teaching yoga, Govinda Kai has worked with many students in Asia, America and Europe, bringing his passion for the spiritual life and for deep transformation into his classes and workshops. Amongst his most influential teachers, Govinda spent two years studying Tibetan Buddhism under the tutelage of Sogyal Rinpoche (author of ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying’), and he is one of the few teachers in the world who received Certification to teach the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga system directly by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

The retreat will be held in a charming estate, situated amidst sun flower fields south of Angoulême, France. What with the beautiful surroundings and wholesome vegetarian meals prepared with locally grown produce, this retreat is your ideal summer vacation. The surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities for cycling, exploring the little villages, hiking, canoe trips or relaxing by the poolside.

The house, which is built in typical Charentaise style, comprises various buildings around a beautiful courtyard. There is a garden with mysterious little nooks. The large swimming pool offers a wide view of the surrounding hills. The spacious rooms are basic but very comfortable. Yoga practice is on a half open, wooden platform outside in the garden.

The price for this retreat is:
– €795 for a shared double room/shared bathroom
– €850 for a shared double room/private bathroom
– €750 for a shared triple room/shared bathroom
– €895 for a single room/shared bathroom

*Please indicate your preference in the reservation form.

– All meals as described above
– All yoga, meditation and philosophy classes in the programme
– 7 nights lodging

– Transportation
– Booking fee: €15 p.p.
– Travel and cancellation insurance (obligatory)

The house is situated at about 30 km south of Angoulême, France

By train: from Amsterdam to Angoulême takes about 7 or 8 hours by train: www.nshispeed.nl There is a train connection to Montmoreau. Please check www.sncf.com for the timetable. You can be picked up at Montmoreau station for free, or at Angoulême station for an extra € 30 p.p.

By car: the trip to the location takes about 10 hours by car. Please let us know in case you are travelling by car and willing to give another participant a ride.

By air: for flights to Bordeaux please check www.worldticketcenter.com. From Bordeaux you can travel by train to Angoulême or Montmoreau.

This wonderful retreat is organised together with Happy Soul Travel. Please book via www.happysoultravel.nl or info@happysoultravel.nl.

For more information and registration details, please click here


August 24, 2014
August 31, 2014