COURSES AT THE MILL
RETREAT CENTRE 2015
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.
Charlotte 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
Go Mindfully Summer Retreat
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 www.gomindfully.org 07929 29568
Go Mindfully - Mindfulness Meditation Courses,
Retreats, Therapy in South West London, Surrey and Oxford
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
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
"Raw-centric, innovative, fresh & wild food. The
Alchemy of Appreciation"
24 – 27 September 2015, with
Heidi Pascual, Yoga Artist
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Retreat
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.
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.
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
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!
Flow Yoga classes
nights traditional, rustic accommodation
home-cooked vegetarian food
natural wood yoga studio
circle between two rivers
woodland and wildlife
of bikes and rowing boat
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.
Please contact Heidi on 07814 245194 or email her
at to book
your space on ‘Free to Flow’ or ‘Soul Flow’ yoga retreats.
- 6th October 2015
Making Love Retreat for Couples
Sex into Love through Awareness
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: opentolife.co.uk +44
(0)7768 342 328
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
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.