FRANCE – BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU (JULY 2020)

BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU! KUNDALINI YOGA RETREAT
LA BALIE | SOUTH WEST FRANCE
4TH – 8TH JULY 2020
with Kathryn McCusker & Catherine Page

 

BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHY, BE YOU!
As life gets busier and more stressful, staying healthy, happy and true to our Self becomes more challenging.

Kundalini Yoga can deepen our awareness, bringing more clarity and connection to our authentic self. Through movement, mantra and meditation, the practice encourages a healthy lifestyle and a happy attitude to help support mind and body through these accelerated times.

Join Kathryn and Catherine on a transformative five-day Kundalini Yoga retreat at the beautiful La Balie in rural France and experience rejuvenating and uplifting Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations to de-stress the mind and energise the body, so you can be at your absolute best.

Everyone is welcome, whether you are an experienced Kundalini yogi or a complete beginner. Space is limited to 14 people, reserve your space early to avoid disappointment.

DAILY YOGA
Your day will begin with an energising morning yoga class followed by a delicious breakfast served on the terrace. There will be plenty of time either side of lunch to relax, swim in the beautiful salt-water pool, read, enjoy the gardens of La Balie or explore the local villages. Our early evening class will include a meditation and a relaxing gong bath, followed by a nourishing vegetarian dinner. 

Each class will include movement, mantra, meditation, dance and transformative breath work to calm the body and mind and elevate the spirit.

Daily yoga practice will take place either in our beautiful studio with stunning views over rolling countryside or outside in the meadow where practice will end with the sound of the ancient church bells rolling gently through the valley, as they have for hundreds of years.

DATES: 4th – 8th July 2020

 

VENUE:
La Balie is a collection of beautiful 16th Century farm buildings three of which have been converted into light and airy cottages containing a total of eight charming bedrooms each with their own luxury bathroom. Each of the cottages has its own sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV and WiFi.  (www.labalie.com/well-being)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
  • Four nights accommodation – two single en-suite rooms and six sharing en-suite rooms available
  • Two Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath classes, morning and afternoon. Each class will include movement, mantra, meditation, dance and transformative breath work to relax the body, calm the mind and elevate the spirit
  • Three nourishing and nutritious vegetarian meals per day, including a cooking demonstration with our visiting chef. Please note this is a caffeine and alcohol free retreat
  • Time to relax, walk in nature, swim in the salt water pool, read, journal, meditate

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights and shared taxis to and from Bergerac airport/La Balie.  All information on suggested flights/taxis can be found at www.labalie.com
  • Flights and transfers to and from La Balie outside retreat dates/suggested flights and airports other than Bergerac
  • One lunch at a restaurant when we visit the local village market

Travelling to La Balie

La Balie is in the Lot-et-Garonne, 50km south east of Bergerac. There are several ways to travel to La Balie – by air, train or car. For this retreat we suggest you fly into Bergerac airport as we’ll be arranging shared taxis from the airport to La Balie for our recommended flight.

The recommended flights for this retreat are:

July 4th  |  Ryan Air FR8592  |  departs London Stanstead 11.50  |  arrives Bergerac 14.35

July 8th | Ryan Air FR8593  |  departs Bergerac 15.00  |  arrives London Stanstead 15.40

The following airlines fly into Bergerac: British Airways, Flybe, Jet 2 and Ryan Air.

For those of you who prefer to take the train, there is a TGV direct from Paris to Agen which takes 3.5 hours and from where we can arrange a taxi to collect you at an additional cost, or you can connect onto a local train to Monsempron-Libos, where taxis are available.

Hiring a car
La Balie is set within 10 acres of garden, meadow and woodland and is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. The peaceful, rural setting means there are no villages within walking distance – if you would like to explore the local towns and villages we recommend you hire a car at Bergerac airport.  Most of the major car hire companies are represented at the airport and a good comparison/booking site can be found at www.rentalcars.com

Testimonial from 2018 Kundalini Yoga Retreat, ‘Finding Balance in a Fast Paced World’ with Catherine and Kathryn – 
‘La Balie was my first experience of a yoga retreat and now I can’t imagine going on any others. The combination of enlightening kundalini and mediation sessions, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and excellent company was truly nourishing to my body and soul. I’ve kept in touch with the ladies I met and incorporated what I’ve learnt into my daily life – but that won’t stop my from returning again!’ Charlotte, London


PRICES:
Single en-suite accommodation (2 available) £1,200
Shared en-suite accommodation (6 available) £875
Early bird prices of £826 (shared) / £1100 (single) available until 30th March 2020. To secure a place a 50% deposit is required. Balance of the course fee payable by May 23rd, 2020.

Payment Terms:

Deposits
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required to reserve a place on the course, with the balance of the course fee payable by May 23rd, 2020.

Bookings taken less than two months before a course starts will require full payment

Cancellation
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the course. If we are able to re-sell your place we’ll refund any payments minus your initial deposit.

Insurance
We recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance, including cancellation insurance, before booking your course.

HOW TO BOOK:
To book your space, please email or call Kathryn directly on Kathryn@kmyoga.com / 07990 521642.

MORE INFORMATION 

CATHERINE PAGE is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and psychotherapist, with an interest in the mind-body link and specifically how emotions such as anxiety and depression manifest in the physical body.

Catherine began training as a Kundalini yoga teacher in London, France and Russia. Catherine is passionate about sharing the teachings of Kundalini yoga as a physical and spiritual practice and as a means to change the way you feel.

KATHRYN McCUSKER go to ‘About Kathryn‘ page for more information