Nature & Therapies self-care retreat

We invite you to join us for a weekend (or longer!) of nature and self-care in our beautiful new centre “La Source” in rural Ardèche in the sunny south of France. This is not a workshop. We are not going to teach anything. We are not going to make you work! This is a true retreat: time out for recreation - re-creation - building yourself by letting nature nourish your essence.

This is what a time out should be, not an endless round of tourist attractions and spending, but a time to stop, slow down and really feed your soul. We all need this. We all crave this and in today's hectic world that need is greater than ever. This is a time for you, a time to reconnect with who you truly are.

The Venue

Hidden away in a rural paradise yet easily accessible by plane, train or car, our beautiful old stone farmhouse offers spaciousness, peace and tranquility. Comfortable rooms, a swimming pool, outdoor dining, woodland, plus hiking trails, waterfalls, picturesque villages and sacred sites within a short distance.  The site has a special powerful healing magic with perfect feng shui in the landscape and deep associations with ancient Celtic and early Christian spirituality. The water at “La Source” comes from a deep well, holding the purest energy we have ever come across in liquid form. The perfect place to relax, touch down, connect with nature and connect with yourself.

Build your own retreat!

Stay for the weekend or longer if it suits you. Let the magic of this land be your healer and teacher. Simply be here and find your own rhythm or take advantage of any of the self-care possibilities we offer:

  • Guided meditations
  • Morning qigong
  • Relax by the pool
  • Forest bathing
  • Sound bath
  • Local hikes
  • Visit to the ancient ruins at Aleyrac with tea ceremony using water from the sacred well
  • Bliss dance
  • Fire ceremony
  • Massages *
  • One to one coaching sessions *

* Additional charges apply

Delicious vegetarian table d'hôte featuring organic specialities from the Ardèche and the Drôme. All diets gladly catered for.

Timings

The retreat will start on Friday evening 20th September, and will finish on Sunday afternoon 22nd September.

You are welcome to stay longer and enjoy a slower pace to your unwinding. Kalyani will be available until Tuesday 24th September evening, Nick will be staying at the house so available for as long as you want to stay.

Direct flights operate from Manchester airport to Lyon airport with Flybe 4 times a week. You can reach Montélimar from Lyon airport by train (50 minutes travel time). You will be picked up from Montélimar station.


Pricing

Friday 20th September to Sunday 22nd September (2 nights): £180 if paid in full by 1 September.  After that date the price will be £280.


Longer stay: £90 per 24 hours.

This price is all inclusive, with full board using organic ingredients and return pick up from Montélimar station.

Additional night with breakfast only: £50

For English people travelling from Manchester to Lyon by plane, you would arrive late on the Friday and will need to depart on the Monday afternoon if you want to stay the minimum length of time. Pricing for this is £230 If paid in full by 1 September. After that date the price is £330. This includes the extra night stay on the Sunday, breakfast and lunch on the Monday.

Availability

We have 10 places available, all accommodation is shared.

Booking

To book your place, please send a 50% non-refundable deposit to either Nick or Kalyani.  The remainder is due by 10th September.



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