21 April – 19 May, 2017
The course will cover both practice and theory, with 3 or 4 hours of practice each day and 2 or 3 hours of theory classes each day. Practice classes will include asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama. There will be one day off each week.
There will be three teachers on the course, including myself, and it will be taught in the English language. The curriculum for this course has been approved by the Yoga Alliance.
The focus of the training will be on qualifying teachers to be able to teach asanas (postures), Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Deep Meditation practice. The course will also cover many other aspects of yoga, from subtle anatomy to advanced pranayama practices and from yoga philosophy to self-inquiry (advaita). The yoga will be full-scope, covering all eight limbs of yoga, as taught by Sri Patanjali.
To enrol for this course you will need to have been practising AYP Yoga or a similar full-scope yoga practice, for at least a year. A full-scope yoga practice, means a practice which includes at least asana (posture) practice, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. If you are not sure if you meet the minimum requirements for training, contact Tristan Dorling.
Upon completion of the course, participants will become qualified as a yoga teacher and will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Qualifications will be given at the end of the course.
You are welcome to arrive between 14h and 20h on the opening day of this event.It is not possible to arrive before this date unless you are attending a previous retreat.
Rooms need to be vacated by 10h, on the closing day of this event and we ask that you leave by 15h. Lunch is the last meal which you are welcome to stay for. It is not possible to stay on at Le Moulin, unless you are attending the next retreat.
ROOMS All rooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building. There are no en-suites.
The Garden dormitory (women only) has beds for up to 8 people. There is a short walk to the shower and toilet complex, therefore a torch is recommended.
We provide bedding and towels for all rooms.
CAMPING If you are camping you need to bring your own tent, warm sleeping bag, ground sheet, and anything else to make you comfortable. You need to bring your own towel and toiletries and a torch can be useful.
During your stay here, you will be offered 3 healthy and nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals. The main meal of the day is Lunch time with a lighter supper of soup, bread and spreads in the evening time. We endeavour to use organic and fair-trade ingredients as much as possible and are on the road to being 100% organic.
For those who are vegan, wheat, gluten or diary free, or have any other dietary restrictions, we can provide on request a simple diet of steamed vegetables, a simple protein such as lentils, pulses and a simple carbohydrate. We are sorry but we are unable to offer any other more specialised diets.
Hots drinks are available all day.
MEDITATION AND YOGA
We provide meditation mats, cushions, chairs and shawls.
We have enough yoga mats for up to 50 people, however if you use yoga props, you need to bring your own.
DAILY SCHEDULE AND MOULIN GUIDELINES
See a sample schedule of a previous retreat. (Please note this is just an example and may differ on this retreat)
Click here for Le Moulin guidelines. Please read before arriving.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring indoor shoes/slippers for the main building,
An alarm clock
Torch if you are camping or staying in the garden dormitory.
Comfortable loose clothing for sitting and walking meditation, plus exercise practice.
Appropriate clothing for cool and hot weather.
A towel if you are camping
A european power adapter
Your own cup (optional)
It can get very hot in the height of the summer, so sun hats, water bottles, and sun cream can be useful. However as we are next to a river, the mornings and evenings can be quite cool, so do bring a warm jumper/jacket. If you are camping be prepared for hot and cool temperatures and a warm sleeping bag is recommended.
KARMA YOGA ~ Giving of service
Moulin de Chaves is a non profit Association. Everyone who comes here on retreat contributes one hour of their time each day towards the running of the Moulin. This may be anything from washing up, veggie chopping, cleaning, or gardening. We thank you in advance for helping us in this way.
The Moulin de Chaves operates as a French registered Non Profit Association (loi 1901). In order to maintain this status, all activities are offered as a service to Association members. When you arrive you will be asked to pay an annual subscription of €10 which allows us to offer events at the Moulin for the lowest possible cost. Without membership, we would have to operate as a profit-oriented, tax-paying organization.
Please click here to find out more details on how to get to Le Moulin.