16th – 21st September, 2019
We will practice yoga twice a day. A combination of stronger vs more restorative approaches which will set the foundation for us to explore a little deeper in to yogic & Buddhist philosophy and most importantly, to learn & sustain a sitting meditation practice. This is a NON EXCLUSIVE retreat, meaning all levels are welcome.
Also included, one Thai massage and an extended aroma yoga class (deeply restorative yoga and meditation combined with essential oils and massage).
There will be plenty of free time for personal (or group) space, reflection or activities. The river is perfect for swimming, the surrounding area for walking and exploring. In essence we will get the opportunity to put the teachings in to practice to enable a deep sense of peace and well being. This will be a transformative experience, to further awaken.
All participants would also be expected to take up the opportunity of Karma yoga – helping on the grounds for 50 minutes per day, either with gardening, clearing up after lunch, chopping vegetables etc (the practice of generosity).
Moulin tent shared €350 + €10 membership
Moulin tent single €425 + €10 membership
Shared room €375 + €10 membership
Single room €475 + €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 there is a cancellation, the event is refundable, less a €100 administration fee, until one month before the event begins, and 50% refundable until 14 days before the event. If you cancel less than 14 days before the event start date then there is no refund.
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 rooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building. There are no en-suites. We provide bedding and towels for all rooms.
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 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.