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.
10th - 12th July 2015 Beginner to Advance Chen Tai Chi
Retreat with Viki Lloyd & Steve Large
Relax, breathe and chill. Take time to immerse yourself in
the ancient and beautiful art of Tai Chi with skilled and experienced teachers
Steve Large & Viki Lloyd. Retreats are designed to offer learning and
practice for all abilities from complete beginners to advanced students. Steve
& Viki both teach authentic & genuine Tai Chi and are trained by
Chinese Masters. They both seek to impart the original principles of Tai Chi
through their instruction to ensure the best health, well-being and martial
arts outcomes for their students. A warm welcome will be made to all
participants, a varied practice programme has been planned and a beautiful
location at The Mill Retreat secured. Contact Steve or Viki for further details
t - +44(0)1344301725
m - +44(0)7500835040
w - www.reading-taijiquan.co.uk
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training | 16
Day Intensive Immersion | Yogacara
August 5-20, 2015
invite you to join us for your 200 Hour Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training.
Our 2 Co-Lead Teachers will guide you on this journey to Living Your
program is Yoga Alliance accredited & certifies all graduates as Global,
Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.
are capped at 18 students to ensure an intimate yet still dynamic teaching
Registration & Complete Program details visit us at: http://www.yogateachertrainingyogacara.com/france-yoga-teacher-training/
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
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.
THE MAKING LOVE RETREAT ® for Couples 29th September - 6th October 2015 Normandy, France