7-day retreat: ‘Pranayama and Meditation, April 30 – May 6 2023

Ancient techniques for controlling your body and mind

About the Course

Nowadays yoga is a well-known concept. the attention is mainly focused on the body postures and the practice often does not go beyond the classroom. In this course we teach Indian Classic Yoga, Yoga as it is taught in India. Here Yoga is “A Way of Life”.

This week, through Pranayama, you learn to become aware of your breathing and apply techniques that calm your senses and thereby calm your mind. Each Pranayama has its own benefits. Besides the effect Pranayama has on you it is a stepping stone for Meditation in which you will practice innovative Indian techniques.

The activities are spread over 5 mornings and include workshops and group sessions, but also practical exercises such as Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation.

Attention is paid to your personal situation or difficulties.

Highlights

– Yoga as it is taught in India
– Personal attention and exercise adjusted to your capabilities
– Practical advice on how to implement Yoga in your daily life
– Peaceful environment surrounded by nature
– Less than one day drive by car
– Vegetarian meals

Language

English

Program

Arrival is on Sunday, in the evening there is an introduction to the weekly program.

The course program takes place from Monday morning to Friday morning.

  • Morning Asanas from 07:30 to 08:30.
  • Course activities from 09:30 to 12:30, such as workshops, group sessions, Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation.
  • You can spend the afternoon at leisure.
  • At the Center we organize some evening activities such as a tour, a lecture or outside activities.

We celebrate the weeks ending on Friday evening in a way that is appropriate to the program.
Saturday is the departure day.

Location

The retreat takes place at Centre Lothlorien. Centre Lothlorien is an international guesthouse and course centre in the northeast of France at a center point of western Europe. It is situated in the rural areas of the Champagne-Ardenne region in a unique natural location surrounded by forests. The centre itself lies in a valley and covers approximately 14 acres with hills, fields, and 2 lakes. This energetic and relaxing place is an ideal base to find peace and tranquillity within you. Centre Lothlorien is a Dutch initiative.

At the centre, vegetarian meals are being prepared. We find healthy and tasty food important and use many organic products, often from our own vegetable garden, to prepare our meals. We take dietary wishes into account as much as possible. If necessary, we request a small fee for the additional costs.

Centre Lothlorien
Domaine de Moiron
52800 Foulain, France

Packages

Spacious Room in the Chateau
Centre Lothlorien offers comfortable characteristic guest rooms with French furniture. You have access to a shared bathroom. Included in the package:
– Overnight stay for 6 nights
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner– Coffee, tea and water- All activities from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 12:30

Single use: EUR 675,- per person
Double use: EUR 585,- per person

Prices are excluding tax of EUR 4,- per person per week.

 

Log Cabin
Centre Lothlorien has quietly located wooden log cabins in between the trees.  Each house consists of 1 room with a double sofa bed (1.40 x 2.00m), a single bed (70cm x 2.00m) and a table and two chairs. The cabins have electricity and a simply furnished outdoor kitchen on the veranda.

The camping sanitary facilities include toilets, hot showers, spacious kitchen, refrigerator and washing room. Included in the package:
– Overnight stay for 6 nights
All activities from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 12:30

Single use: EUR 435,- per person
Double use: EUR 345,- per person

Prices are excluding tax of EUR 4,- per person per week.
Linnen package is available for EUR 35,- per person per week.
Meals are not included but can be added to the reservation or booked a day before on site.

 

Place for Caravan or Tent at our Green Campsite
Centre Lothlorien has a green campsite with spacious pitches within in the walled orchard. Connection to electricity is possible on the caravan and camper pitches on the courtyard. The camping sanitary facilities include toilets, hot showers, spacious kitchen, refrigerator and washing room. Included in the package:
– Overnight stay for 6 nights
– All activities from monday to friday from 07:30 to 12:30
Single use: EUR 321,- per person
Double use: EUR 282,- per person

Prices are excluding tax of EUR 4,- per person per week.
Meals are not included but can be added to the reservation or booked a day before on site.

More information about the accommodation can be found on www.centrelothlorien.com

Practical information

Public Yoga mats are available, new Yoga mats are for sale, you may also bring your own mat.

At the location it is preferred you pay in cash. An ATM is available in the city of Chaumont which is 10 kilometres away.

Please share any dietary wishes in advance, a surcharge may apply.

Please contact us if you require a pick up from the Chaumont train station or Langres-Nord Flixbus stop.

Policies

We request a deposit of 50% of the total reservation value. Only after receipt of this payment is the reservation final. The remainder can be paid on site.

In case of cancellation, the entire amount of the deposit will be refunded up to 2 months in advance. Half of the deposit will be refunded between 2 months to 1 month in advance. After that, there is no right to a refund.

If your course or stay cannot take place due to government measures (eg. negative travel advice), your reservation will be canceled free of charge, any payment will be refunded.

During the activities we ask you to behave as it befits a Yoga student. Please dress appropriately by wearing loose, non-revealing clothing.

No drugs are allowed at the center.

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