Find your peace – Sainte-Foy, Lacepede
Mon 24th – Sun 30th June 2019
Sainte-Foy, Lacepede, South-West France
We are so happy to invite you to our first retreat in this blissful venue in Sainte-Foy!
Sainte-Foy is an extremely old hamlet consisting of around 12 houses, several barns and numerous small constructions such as well houses and ancient bread ovens. The chapel, which replaced an earlier version, dates from the 1100’s and is built using the same marvellously crafted stone as the rest of the hamlet. The homes we will be staying in are sat at the end of the hamlet, overlooking the valley and surrounding hills.
A typical day on this retreat will be waking up in silence to a 90 minute morning yoga practice followed by 15-30 mins meditation practice. We will then continue silence to give space for those who may like to bring a journal or spend some time to take in the practice, shower etc until Brunch mid morning (10/11am) where we will enjoy homemade different fresh salads and soups, accompanied by breads. Fruits as well as muesli, cereal and jams will also be served for the early hours of the brunch.
You then have the rest of the morning and afternoon to do with as you please – below you will find some of the options you have for taking trips / excursions away from Hamlet and also what is around nearby to do if you so wish to.
We will reconvene early evening (dependant on heat/sun set) for a rejuvenating and restoring practice of Yoga in our wonderful outdoor shala for 60-90 mins. Sending us into our evening with a delicious homemade and healthy European or Indian styles meals always followed by a dessert!
Completing our day with either meditation, sharing circles or om healing chanting to take you off to a restful nights sleep.
We will be staying in 3 magnificent houses, they comprise of either double or twin sharing rooms.
Surrounding the 3 properties we will be staying in is the top garden level, which consists of covered terraces for al fresco dining, lawns, herb gardens and the spacious pool terrace which has a 12m x 6m swimming pool with stunning views of the valley below for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Working your way down the garden you will find a mid level garden, which has a couple of spaces ideal for relaxation at either end. By these you will find access to the lower level which is the top end of the field – home to some fruit tree orchards and terraced vegetable gardens. In this area of the grounds you will come across a boules court, more hammocks, and most importantly the yoga shala.
Things to do
The venue lends itself to many activities for those who have energy to spare between yoga sessions! Aside from reading and lounging by the pool, other activities on and around the property include:
Swimming, Table tennis, Badminton, Stargazing, Volleyball, Slackline, Boules, Cycling, Walking – there are numerous tracks that lead you to woods, lakeside, vineyards and valleys, Reading & Gardening – if you feel the urge feel free to ask!
Additional activities which
can be organised for you..
Stand-up Paddling (SUP), Kayaking, Mountainbiking, Horse riding, Massages – including ayurvedic and reflexology.
*Prices on request / booking
Rachel Humblebee (RYT 500 hours)
Rachel is the co-founder of Humblebee Yoga Retreats and Padmini Yoga, UK. She started practicing yoga in 2011 when working as an actress in London. She is now a 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher. Her first training was in Dharamshala, India in Classical Hatha and Yin, her second training was in Mysore, India in Ashtanga Vinyasa. She teaches around the West Midlands area and has regular following of students who enjoy her traditional approach to yoga, dedication and passion towards this logical, scientific and spiritual practice.
Second Teacher TBC
Early Bird Prices
Prices for bookings made before December 2018
Twin Sharing £695.00 pp
Double Sharing £660.00 pp
Private House – Double Sharing £750.00 pp
- 6 nights / 7 days stay in shared accommodation
- Brunch and dinner everyday (plant based)
- 2 x yoga asana classes a day
- 2 x meditation sessions a day
- Use of private swimming pool and grounds
- Incoming or outgoing transfer from Toulouse (ts an cs apply)
Suggested Flights to Toulouse:
£72.00 Return (Heathrow) British Airways
OUT: Monday 24th June | 7:35am (one-way £47)
RTN: Sunday 3oth June | 8:25am (0ne-way £39)
Sunday 30th June | 11.15am (one-way £45 LHR, BA)
Sunday 30th June | 10:30am (one-way £59 STN, Ryanair)
Sunday 30th June | 5:35pm (one-way £65 LHR, BA)
or (to get the full day Saturday and don’t mind which London airport to return back to…)
RTN: Sunday 30th June | STN 22:05 (£74 one-way, Ryanair)
**Flights in bold are our suggested flights for the most of your time in France, we suggest booking as two separate one way flights.