22nd-27th June 2019

flowing to freedom

Bordeaux France

YOGA RETREAT with OmPomPom Yoga hosts Zoe Shinn & Gemma Cousins

& a handpicked team of very special helpers

 

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A PLACE TO UNWIND...

We will give ourselves breathing space to step away from the hustle & bustle of our everyday lives 

to find a deeper connection to self, to renew & restore our energy. 

This special retreat will be a reminder that we each have a place in this world to come & be free, to take time out, to give yourself attention and permission to grow, learn, flourish, laugh, explore & most importantly rest. 

This journey will be perfect for you to free up space in your body and mind so you can feel lighter, energised and alive, enhancing your experience on your pathway to freedom.

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YOU'RE INVITED – JOIN US! 

A secluded Rustic French Chateau like no other, uplifting & unwinding yoga practises, meditation, 

yoga & cooking workshops - delicious, nourishing & colourful food all set under the warm glow of the

summer sun, for deep connections, talks & space to truly offer yourself time to rejuvenate. 

 

THEME

Oui, oui, oui!!!  We are filled with utter excitement to be back for our second year running at this insanely gorgeous chateau and to bring you this incredible retreat. We have 

been fine tuning all the details to create an impeccable experience you will never 

forget. We can not wait! 

The yoga we offer will keep you grounded yet uplifted. Finding a sense of discovery, freedom & 

empowerment on the mat. Morning practises will be dynamic, varied & fun (it 

doesn't all have to be so serious!) & evening practise will be yin focused, cultivating stillness and space in body & mind through long held poses to open & 

heal.  We aim to help you find a sense of connection to 

yourself, to find purpose, clarity & direction which transpires from the mat to your everyday life. 

OUR HOME 

Our OmPomPom Maison will be our own secret secluded hideaway on the hilltop. This 16th 

Century former cognac estate is french perfection. It is lush & rustic, authentic, grand, serene & 

spacious. Offering a place to truly unplug & unwind. 

Maison De La Vaure is full of character & charm, surrounded by vineyards, fields full of sunflowers and vast greenery. An impressive heated

 pool awaits you with an  outdoor area to wine & dine, all under an hour from Bordeaux Airport which allows quick access 

to its peaceful surroundings.  Situated near Unesco Heritage sites, with castles on multiple surrounding hilltops. The nearby villages are full

of gorgeous old churches and buildings. There is a lake with manmade beach 5-10 minutes drive away as well as many traditional local

markets to choose from.

 

FOOD

Food is a big one for us, we love to eat & to eat well! 

Sourcing the freshest, most nutritious food & allowing our guests to find pleasure through eating healthily

is at our forefront on this retreat. Ensuring deliciously satisfying & flavoursome food with a 

little indulgence & a lot of enjoyment is our mission. 

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Introducing Ceri Jones, founder of Natural Kitchen Adventures is a natural chef, food writer and tutor who trained at the Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley, California.

Ceri is inspired by eating with the seasons and loves to champion local produce, believing that building your meals around a rainbow of vegetables is the simplest way to look after yourself. Ceri also believes you eat with your eyes so loves to create dishes that are vibrant and visually stunning, and of course, they have to be delicious.

Through Natural Kitchen Adventures Ceri shares her tips and tricks for eating in this way with everything from healthy mid-week suppers to innovative dishes which utilise root to stalk eating.

SCHEDULE

22nd June 2019

From 4pm Arrival at La Maison - Welcome Talk, Drink, Settling in 

Free time - massages, swimming, exploring grounds by foot or bike, sunbathing, chilling, reading - whatever your heart desires 

7.00pm Opening Ceremony/Guided Meditation 

8pm Welcome Dinner 

 

FULL DAYS - A ROUGH GUIDE TO HOW A DAY WILL RUN...

7.30am Herbal Teas 

8-9:30am Dynamic Yoga 

10am Brunch 

Free time 

2pm Lunch / Snack

Optional Afternoon Workshops

- Inversions & Arm Balances

- Nutritional Talk*

- Cooking Workshop*

             Extra Optional Activities - HIIT, Walking, Cycling - rolling around the french fields on the house tandem & bikes, Journalling, Wake Boarding, Kayaking along the Dordogne, Dancing, Day trips to Local Towns and Markets, Table Tennis

5 - 6.30pm Candlelit Yin Yoga & Meditation

7pm Dinner 

Evening

 movies & wine  - massages/treatments with our fantastic therapist - lounging & talking - mindful journalling, noting down experiences, moments & revelations, reading & sleeping 

 

THE LAST MORNING - 27th June  2019

7.30am Herbal Teas 

8am Yoga & Closing Circle

10am Brunch 

12pm Goodbyes & Transfers back to the airport or Bordeaux City

 

We pride ourselves on creating a fun, friendly, creative & safe space for you to be who you are. Taking time to acknowledge each & every one of your paths & bringing lightness to your journey, to enable you to be comfortable in your own true essence. We would love to guide & develop your yoga practise. Our wish is that you leave the house with new found techniques and habits to enhance your everyday life and wellbeing in body and mind. This retreat is very much open to all individuals, even if you are coming on your own you will leave with new friends and having had spent a week with like minded people. 

 

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PRICING & WHAT'S INCLUDED

Early Bird – Book Before February 15th 2019

LA MAISON 

Same Sex Twin Room with Single Beds

 Double Occupancy - £895 per person

 Same Sex Twin Room with Ensuite Bathroom

Double Occupancy - £1045 per person

Large Bedroom with x2 Double Beds

Double Occupancy - £1045 per person

Large Double Bedroom & Ensuite Bathroom

Single Occupancy - £1,145  Double Occupancy - £995 per person

Emperor Bedroom & Ensuite Bathroom

Single Occupancy - £1,395 Double Occupancy - £1,245 per person

 

LA LONGERÉ - 4 Bedroom Cottage

 Large Double Bedroom

Single Occupancy - £1,095  Double Occupancy - £895 per person

 

LA PETITE MAISON - 3 Bedroom Cottage

Large Double Bedroom & Ensuite Bathroom

Single Occupancy - £1,145  Double Occupancy - £995 per person

Large Double Bedroom

Single Occupancy - £1,095  Double Occupancy - £895 per person

 

Prices After February 15th 2019

 

LA MAISON 

Same Sex Twin Room with Single Beds

 Double Occupancy - £1,095 per person

 Same Sex Twin Room with Ensuite Bathroom

Double Occupancy - £1245 per person

 

Large Bedroom with x2 Double Beds

Double Occupancy - £1,245 per person

 

Large Double Bedroom & Ensuite Bathroom

Single Occupancy - £1,345  Double Occupancy - £1,195 per person

Emperor Bedroom & Ensuite Bathroom

Single Occupancy - £1,595 Double Occupancy - £1,445 per person

LA LONGERÉ - 4 Bedroom Cottage

 Large Double Bedroom

Single Occupancy - £1,295  Double Occupancy - £1,095 per person

 

LA PETITE MAISON - 3 Bedroom Cottage

Large Double Bedroom & Ensuite Bathroom

Single Occupancy - £1,345  Double Occupancy - £1,195 per person

Large Double Bedroom

Single Occupancy - £1,295  Double Occupancy - £1,095 per person

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

2 yoga classes per full day (1 yang, 1 yin)

Outstanding accommodation with luxury outdoor pool and plenty of space to relax in

1 nutrition talk

1 yoga workshop

Guided meditations

Indulgently healthy brunch, lunch & dinner

All teas, coffees and water

Bicycles

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Transfers - Approx. 1 Hour Drive from Bordeaux Airport  

(We will help to organise and put you in contact with people arriving at a similar time)

Massages & Treatments (Approx. 70 euros 1 hour, 50 euros 30 minutes)

Kayaking (Approx. 11 euros)  Wake Boarding (Approx 15 euros)

Cooking Workshop 30 euros

 

BOOKING TERMS

A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required to confirm your place.  The balance is due no less than 6 weeks prior to the event. Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to the event must be paid in full.

In the event of cancellation payments are non-refundable, unless your place can be filled by another guest.

 

We so look forward to meeting you and to share this incredible journey with you

Please email us to book or if you have any questions

-  info@ompompomyoga.com


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