Our yoga holidays in France at
Les Quatre Puits

 

Join Anika and Michèle at the charming
Les Quatre Puits (LQP)


24th-29th July with Anika Grimm
5th-12th August with Michèle Rafferty
12th-19th August with Michèle Rafferty
 

Join New York based yoga teacher, Michèle Rafferty for a week (or two!) or Brighton based, Anika Grimm for 5 nights of inspiring yoga classes, delicious vegetarian food and time out from the hustle and bustle of life in the peaceful French countryside. As with our all our holidays expect to meet fellow yoga lovers from all over the world. We attract an eclectic mix of people and so our yoga classes reflect this diversity. All classes will be mixed ability suitable for the beginner yoga practitioner as well as the more experienced amongst you!

THE VENUE, LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION

Locals say there has been a dwelling called Les Quatre Puits on the same site for over 1200 years. The central part of this handsome manor house dates back to the 15th century and the huge 74 acre estate which is bordered by a small river was a large mixed farm. It is located near Montguyon (about 6kms away) in the Charente-Maritime.

The main part of the house has a French manorial feel with high ceilings and lots of beams.  Adjacent to the main house are three cottages with a simpler, rustic feel with roof beams and exposed stonework. All rooms from the bedrooms to the communal spaces are generously proportioned and comfortably furnished.

The yoga takes places in our brand new yoga dome! It's a beautifully simple, round structure 11m in diameter and 6m high and has 90m2 of floor space so plenty of space to stretch out!  This stunning room has far reaching views from it's picture bay window over the estate ground.  And if we ever get too hot then there's air con too! 

Check out their website HERE

YOUR DAY
Typically, we get up at a reasonable time and have a morning yoga practice from 8-9.30am. Then we have breakfast of fruit, cereals, fresh bread/toast, spreads, teas and coffee. Gluten free options are always available.
In between yoga classes and meals your free time is yours to do as you please. Enjoy the salt water swimming pool, read, wander down to the lake for a swim or coffee or discover the beautiful countryside.  With 74 acres to explore, the estate is perfect for walking. There are woods with ancient trees and protected species of flora and fauna, bordering a small river. Open field and rolling countryside merge seamlessly into nature. This holiday is all about taking a bit of time out of your daily routine back home to enjoy lots of yoga, the stunning countryside and to just be!
Mid afternoon, (for anyone who’s around) there’s afternoon ‘tiffin’. This is our special daily treat of Indian chai/tea and something sweet to go with it!

In the evening we do a second yoga practice from 6-7.30pm.
Then about 8pm we have a delicious 3 course vegetarian dinner (with wine if people want!)

If you're booking onto Michèle's yoga holiday, on Wednesday afternoon, whilst our rooms are being cleaned and our hosts have a well deserved evening off, we all head off to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Emilion.  Visit the Monolithic Church, one of the Chateau's or discover a wine tasting tour or maybe you simply want to sit in a typical french cafe to watch the world go by! We stay here for the evening and have dinner as a group at a local restaurant.

You have come to relax and unwind, so why not complement your yoga practice and indulge in one or more of the massage therapies that is on offer?
Our qualified therapist, will meet the group at the beginning of your stay to discuss individual needs and create a timetable of therapies for you.                           


THE FOOD
The meals are all vegetarian, all of them are delicious and very imaginatively created with a theme to the food each day, e.g. Mediterranean, African, Asian, etc. 
And the gand finale ends with a 5 course sumptious feast on Friday!
Our hosts are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements as long as they’re given notice. 
Normally we eat outside under the trees which twinkle with lots of lights! Or alternatively we'll be in the large dining room. 

THE COSTS WITH ANIKA
Per person for 5 nights

Single occupancy with shared bathroom - £615
Single standard room with ensuite bathroom - £645
Single superior room with ensuite bathroom - £725
Suite (for family members, one single/one double bed) with ensuite bathroom - £665/£645
Double (for couples only) superior room with ensuite bathroom - £645

THE COSTS WITH MICHÈLE
Per person, for each week for 7 nights
Twin standard room with shared bathroom - £625
Single occupancy with shared bathroom - £705
Single superior room with ensuite bathroom - £820
Double (for couples only) superior room with ensuite bathroom - £715


TRAVEL
With regards to travel we help to co-ordinate so that if you don’t want to travel alone we get you in touch with others who are taking the same route. Eurostar is easy from London to Bordeaux (with a change in Paris or Lille). From mainland Europe there are direct trains from Gare Montparnasse, Paris and also Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
Alternatively you might choose to fly into Bordeaux.  We arrange transfers with the venue so you don't need to worry about that!  In fact we pretty much do everything for you so you can start relaxing before you actually get here!

HOW TO BOOK
Please contact us using the form on this page or email us on info@livingyogaholidays.com
We’ll send you the booking form and health questionnaire, both of which we will need returning along with a non-refundable deposit of £250 to secure your place.
If you are transferring payment from a non UK based account there will be an additional £20 charge. If you are booking onto one of Michèle's weeks and are based in the USA you will be required to pay in dollars - details provided on booking.
N.B. we strongly recommend that you take some kind of holiday insurance that would cover you if you had to cancel after placing your deposit.

THE LOW DOWN  

INCLUDED IN THE COST:

WITH ANIKA:
All yoga classes
All food - 3 wonderful vegetarian meals per day

5 nights fabulous accommodation
Use of all the facilities at Les Quatre Puits

WITH MICHÈLE:
All yoga classes
All food - 3 wonderful vegetarian meals per day
(apart from the Wednesday when we all go out after lunch to St Emilion for the day )

7 nights fabulous accommodation
Use of all the facilities at Les Quatre Puits

THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Travel to France - we can advise
Transfers from/to Bordeaux airport or Bordeaux train station

The day out to St Emilion with Michèle on Wednesday
Wine in the evenings, which is pretty cheap there of course!
Any additional massage type therapies

 

 


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