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Beautiful peaceful centre with
spectacular lake and rivers
... Only 2.5 hours' drive from London


Please find details below of the courses coming up at the Mill Retreat Centre over the next few months. If you are interested in booking a place or would like more details, then please contact the organiser directly.

Yoga & Mindfulness 4 night retreat with Charlotte

The Mill Retreat Centre, Normandy, France – August 27th-31st 2015

prices between £400 (sharing) to £580 (single) – see below

A long bank holiday with three whole days to enjoy the expansive and beautiful space, easy to get to from the UK. With its lovely rooms, large yoga and meditation attic, bikes, a boat and walks around the lake and grounds, the Mill offers a perfect haven for the end of the summer. The Mill Retreat Centre is set in 30 acres of stunning grounds. With a spectacular 10 acre lake, a beautiful river running underneath the centre and views of enticing woodland. It is a natural paradise for people and wildlife alike, allowing visitors to simply be and relax, take lovely walks round the lake,bird watch or just unwind next to the sparkling river. There is currently a hydro-electricity project underway to make the Mill completely self-sufficient.

timthumbCharlotte has been running retreats for many years and has a reputation for helping students feel present, embodied and to practice with a smile. Mixing mindfulness within yoga practice and through meditation space and personal exploration is a profound and enjoyable way to let go off the stresses of day-to-day life.

This retreat will be dedicated to guiding you to feel calm, connected, restored, rejuvenated and content. There will be a more energising practice in the morning, with relaxation and restoration in the afternoon session. You will have plenty of time to relax, walk and explore, as well as optional nutrition talk, silent walks and evening meditation.

  • Two yoga sessions daily – opening and energising in the morning and relaxing and restoring before dinner. Suitable for all levels and modifications always available.
  • On the Monday we leave, we don’t need to vacate until lunchtime, so there will be a morning session then.
  • Optional nutrition talks and silent walks
  • Optional evening meditation
  • Lovely food using mostly organic ingredients, to Charlotte’s specifications from The De-Stress Effect and individual needs can be catered for.
  • Feel free to contact Charlotte with any questions at all.

Previous happy yoga holiday feedback:

“Charlotte’s clear enthusiasm meant time practising yoga seemed to fly by. Clear and concise instruction, delivered in a fun and friendly way, meant the yoga was the star of the show. Throw in incredible food, some de-stress nutrition talks, meditation, silent walks, massage from local therapists and plenty of laughter and good company along the way, and you have a recipe for restoring body, mind and soul.” Martin Clark, editor Om Magazine

September 2015

Go Mindfully Summer Retreat 

Thursday 3rd -Monday 7th September 2015

Go Mindfully is Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher and Karen Jaya Rudgard.  They are guiding a 4 day retreat of mindful meditation, silence and dialogue - an opportunity to deepen practice and explore the present through all your senses,have fun, find peace…give yourself some space to BE. For graduates of the 8 week course or equivalent, for more information email or see website Emoji 07929 29568 

Go Mindfully - Mindfulness Meditation Courses, Retreats, Therapy in South West London, Surrey and Oxford for all course dates and latest information (07929 295685)

Wild Food Cafe Retreat

10– 15 Setpember 2015

September is an excellent time to look back over the summer months so full of sunshine, lightness, nourishment, adventures and inner discoveries. Take the time to integrate all that movement and energy. Re-energize and solidify healthy habits and rituals into your everyday life and prepare solid foundations for the busy and productive, but often more introverted autumn/winter season.

If you know us already, you know that we like going deep: deep into the roots of holistic, authentic wellbeing; deep into personal development and the core of thriving; deep into our hearts and souls; and of course, deep into the process of preparing and enjoying delicious food! We have planned an unforgettable retreat incorporating the rawsome, wild and creatively nourishing food that the Wild Food Café is famous for, daily raw food preparation and instruction wellbeing lectures and personalised guidance, chakra stimulating yoga classes, soul soothing gong baths, heart opening ceremonial cacao ceremonies, evening circles, Thai yoga massage mandala’s, ecstatic dancing, celebration and lots of laughter! It might well be the best holiday ever 

If you have any further questions please contact or visit www.wildfoodcafe/retreat




Laura Jane Bowers, BSc(Hons) Health Sci, ND, Dip NZNFE, Cert Adult Ed, RYT200

Executive Assistant / Project Manager


Wild Food Cafe

+44 (0) 7913 982 645


1st Floor 14 Neal's Yard

Covent Garden




"Raw-centric, innovative, fresh & wild food. The Alchemy of Appreciation"

24 – 27 September 2015, with Heidi Pascual, Yoga Artist


‘Soul Flow’ Vinyasa Flow Yoga Retreat

The Mill Retreat Centre, France

2.5 hours from London by Eurostar and private coach – organised by Lotus Love Yoga.

When the ebb and flow of thought and emotion become still, like ripples disappearing upon the surface of deep lake, a sense of deep peace arises within our being.

The stillness of the lake begins to mirror the beauty of the world above: the infinite sky, the gently passing clouds, the rays of the sun, the green trees. Our exquisite world that blesses our days.

As the movements of mind begin to still, ‘citta vritti nirodah’, the soft light of the soul rises to illuminate the beauty of our being.

Retreat Location
Mill Retreat is located within thirty acres of beautiful grounds. It’s stunning, natural surroundings include a deeply peaceful lake; flowing rivers; a nature reserve; woodland and wildlife and wetland habitat. It is a paradise for nature’s diversity, from deer to otters and over 40 species of birds.

A running river flows beneath the renovated Mill, dating back to 1846. The Old Mill wheel has been restored so that it provides hydro-electricity for the entire Mill Retreat Centre; natural, ethical, green living ~ loving Mother Earth.

The Mill has typically French, rustic ambiance, with large windows, wooden shutters, wooden floors, and balconies overlooking the beautiful grounds. Each bedroom has a natural, unique interior; light, airy and spacious. There are also two traditional gypsy wagons to enhance your experience of the country retreat, Francais!

The yoga studio is made of entirely natural wood with a high, vaulted ceiling and skylights. The centre has a feeling of openness, lightness and sky. It is a wonderful location to absorb this sense of nature and sky inside.

The rustic, vegetarian, home-cooked food will nourish your body, served in the bright, beautiful dining room or on the open terrace overlooking the lake. There is an open fire in the entrance hall to welcome your arrival, and an outdoor fire circle to gather around in the evenings, surrounded by two flowing rivers. Connect to the elements of earth and water under the starry, night sky. Mill Retreat offers this absolute haven of peace, including yoga mats, blocks, bolsters and cushions, a meditation room, a rowing boat to explore the lake and six bikes to explore the grounds.

The owners believe that the ethos, energy and atmosphere of a place is enhanced by the people who use it; this intention is reflected in the beauty and peace of this stunning centre.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu: May all beings live in peace, freedom and happiness and may their actions contribute to the peace, freedom and happiness of others.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
On waking up in this beautiful location, we will do an energising, yang Vinyasa Flow practice, blissfully infused with the grace of asana, flowing through breath towards a soft, meditative mind.

Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore elemental vinyasa: the Earth, the ocean, the sun, the sky, the stars, the universe within.

We are part of this exquisite world. There is an intricate web of beauty that weaves the light of the moon, the rays of the sun, the fragrance of the flowers, the harmony of nature with our being.

These soulful practices create a sense of connection, openness and vibrancy, leaving you feeling lovingly energised, uplifted and alive. In the afternoons we will surrender to a more restorative, yin practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate.

Immerse your being in the beautiful practice of yoga; the peaceful countryside; the woodland; the Nature Reserve; the wildlife; the lake; the riverside walks and the nearby Norman village of Aumale. In the evenings, we will enjoy the delicious, wholesome, vegetarian food and the outdoor fire circle under the night sky with the blessing of the stars.

Your time to simply ‘be’ and absorb the peace and beauty of nature – bliss!


·         Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes

·         3 nights traditional, rustic accommodation

·         Wholesome, home-cooked vegetarian food

·         Stunning, natural wood yoga studio

·         Bonfire circle between two rivers

·         Nature Reserve

·         Ten acre lake

·         Rivers, woodland and wildlife

·         Use of bikes and rowing boat

Additional Costs:

·         Travel

·         Additional Activities

·         Holistic Treatments


·         Your families are welcome to join us and enjoy the Mill, the lake, the rivers, the country walks and bonfires too.

£360 per yogi

Limited places available.


To find out more visit:

Please contact Heidi on 07814 245194 or email her at to book your space on ‘Free to Flow’ or ‘Soul Flow’ yoga retreats.


September 2015

29th September - 6th  October 2015

The Making Love Retreat for Couples 

Transforming Sex into Love through Awareness

With Jayne Blackman & Tim Broughton

In this weeklong Retreat a couple is given a completely new insight into sex, and its function within a relationship. Most of the unhappiness experienced in love has its source in dissatisfaction with sex. When the real truth about sex is clarified, sex becomes a potentially healing force and not a potentially disruptive one. 
Jayne and Tim are authorised teachers of the Making Love Retreat as created by Diana & Michael Richardson


  Jayne:  +44 (0)7917 675 326  

  Tim: +44 (0)7768 342 328 

More info and to see recent Yoga Magazine article:



The Making Love Retreat for Couples. September 29th - 6th October 2015

A seven day residential led by Jayne Blackman & Tim Broughton

* As featured in Yoga magazine July 2015. *

Transforming sex into love through awareness

In this seven day Retreat a couple is given a completely new insight into sex, and its function within a relationship. Most of the unhappiness experienced in love has its source in dissatisfaction with sex. When the real truth about sex is clarified, sex becomes a potentially healing force and not a potentially disruptive one.

The key lies in a new perception of the genitals, how they interact and how male and female energy is exchanged, in reality. It requires a rediscovery of our ecstatic bodily sensations which exist in any moment we are truly present. Through discussion, sharing and daily step-by-step lectures a unique tantric sexual orientation is presented.

Each day the specific meditation times are devoted to exploring the suggested 'love keys' in privacy. This essential aspect enables a couple to discover this new language through direct experience. This is not a special technique or a ritual. Simply by introducing awareness, relaxing into being and feeling, a style of sexual rapport emerges which creates love and harmony between man and woman.


There is an immediate shift away from the personality, emotions and problems of the past, and through sex deep healing and joy becomes possible. The retreat is a profound experience, described by participants as a 'coming home', a 'spiritual honeymoon', a reawakening of love. Couples feel the impact whether they are together for three years  or thirty years.


Using guidance and inspiration from Diana and Michael Richardson, and with many years of personal exploration, Jayne and Tim teach couples how to enter into the experience of Tantra, and open the doorway to transforming sex into an empowering loving unifying force.


We have a few discounted places available.