9th – 15th September, 2019
Time to restore, relax, and reload your energy!
This week retreat is about giving yourself time and space in an caring, supportive, and absolutely stunning setting. It is a chance to offer your body, heart, and mind the opportunity to unwind from their daily stresses. It is so important for yourself and for those in your life to take time out for you. It is a necessary refilling of our vital energies. Yoga and Mindfulness are tools to help us better meet the fullness of life with all of its beauty, chaos, and heartbreak. We learn how to more wholeheartedly enjoy the delights of life and how to meet with compassion its struggles. Retreats like this also offer room for our natural creativity and joy to bubble up and surface more and more spontaneously. Through immersing yourself in the daily yoga and mindfulness meditation classes, delighting in the delicious meals and sitting by the calming river, you will build up more physical, emotional and mental strength and flexibility. You can then return home recharge and full of life.
This retreat is open to everyone of all levels and experience.
Moulin tent shared €390 + €10 membership
Moulin tent single €480 + €10 membership
Shared room €420 + €10 membership
Single room €510 + €10 membership
This event must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment is by Paypal and credit card through the online registration process.
Once you have completed the process, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking. If you do not receive this email, (check spam folder first) or you experience any difficulties booking, please contact us directly by email or telephone.
If a participant should cancelled this event 2 months before the starting date, it is refundable less a €100 administration fee. If cancelled 1 month before the event, 50% is refundable . If cancelled less than 1 month before the event, there is no refund.
Participants may wish to take out an insurance to cover themselves in case of any eventuality
If the teacher/organisation should cancel this event, they would be liable to repay all Moulin accommodation fees back to each of the participants who have registered at le moulin. The moulin would not be liable to refund participants their accommodation fee.
If the moulin should cancel this event, it would return all monies paid by participants for moulin accommodation.
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.
All bedrooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building.
We provide bedding and towels for all rooms and all Moulin tents.
Camping in Moulin tents, or bringing your own tent is possible depending on the time of year and depending on the size of the group.
If you choose to stay in a moulin tent, available for either one or two people, we will provide everything you need. A bed ( yes a bed!!) a quilt, bedding, lighting, torch, towel, and anything else to make you comfortable. The tent will also have space to keep your luggage and belongings.
If the retreat you choose offers the option to camp in your own tent, please bring the following: your own tent, ground sheet, warm sleeping bag, a towel, a torch, and anything else to make you comfortable.
As the weather can be changeable, we highly recommend you bring a warm jumper or fleece, even in the summer time.
During your stay here, you will be offered 3 healthy and nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals. The main meal of the day is lunch with a lighter supper of soup, salad, bread and spreads in the evening time. We endeavour to use organic and fair-trade ingredients as much as possible (around 80% organic), combined with locally sourced produce that is farmed in a sustainable way.
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.
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.
Please bring indoor shoes/slippers for the main building,
An alarm clock
Comfortable loose clothing for sitting and walking meditation, plus exercise practice.
Appropriate clothing for cool and hot weather.
A towel and torch for those camping in their own tent.
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.
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. The annual subscription of €10 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.