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FAQs

We are thrilled that you have chosen to learn more about our space and what we offer. We know that coming on a retreat can be a challenging process, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you. That's why we have compiled some frequently asked questions to help you get started.

  1. What types of retreats do you offer?

We offer a variety of retreats to cater to different interests and needs. Our retreats range from yoga and meditation to relationships, creative writing, music, and spiritual growth which are open to individuals, couples or a group of friends. We also offer bespoke corporate retreats, team-building activities, and leadership training.

 2.  What amenities are available at your retreat centre?

The French Retreat provides a variety of amenities to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. These include comfortable accommodation, healthy and delicious meals, meditation and yoga spaces (indoor and outdoor), an outdoor swimming pool, spa treatments, and access to hiking trails. There are a few bicycles you are welcome to borrow, and if you want it there's free wifi throughout.

 3.  How long are your retreats?

Our retreats range in length from a weekend to a week or longer. We offer both short-term and long-term retreats to accommodate different schedules and needs.​ 

 4.  Is the retreat centre open year-round?

For 2024 our retreat centre is only open from April until October

 5.  Can I bring my own food?

We provide healthy and delicious meals for our guests, and can cater for all dietary restrictions or preferences, but you are welcome to bring your own food. Please let us know in advance so we can accommodate your needs.

 6.  How do I book a retreat?

Booking a retreat is easy! You can browse our website to see the retreats we offer, select the one that interests you, and book directly with the facilitator. You can also contact us directly if you have any questions or need assistance with booking.

What happens on a typical yoga retreat?

A typical yoga retreat involves immersing oneself in a yogic lifestyle and practicing yoga in a serene, natural setting. Here's what you can expect:

  1. Daily yoga classes: You'll typically have two yoga class a day, led by a qualified yoga instructor. Classes may include various styles of yoga, such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, or Yin.

  2. Meditation and pranayama: Many retreats will also include daily meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) sessions to help you cultivate mindfulness and inner peace.

  3. Healthy meals: Our yoga retreats provide healthy and nourishing meals to help you maintain your physical and mental well-being. These meals are often vegetarian or vegan and locally sourced and organic where possible.

  4. Workshops and lectures: In addition to yoga and meditation classes, some retreats offer workshops and lectures on topics such as philosophy, nutrition, and spirituality.

  5. Time for relaxation and self-reflection: Yoga retreats also provide ample time for relaxation and self-reflection. You may have free time to explore the natural surroundings, read, journal, or simply relax and unwind.

  6. Community: Yoga retreats are a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people who share your interest in yoga and spirituality. You'll have the chance to make new friends, share experiences, and build a supportive community.

Overall, a yoga retreat can be a transformative experience that helps you deepen your yoga practice, cultivate mindfulness and inner peace, and connect with yourself and others.

We hope that these FAQs have been helpful in providing you with the information you need to plan your retreat. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you here.

The top ten reasons you should consider a wellness retreat for your next holiday

Whether you are looking to recharge your batteries, overcome burnout, promote healing, achieve personal growth, master new skills or discover your purpose this unique way of travelling will nourish your soul.

  1. Disconnect from technology and the daily grind: A wellness retreat is a great way to disconnect from technology and the constant demands of work and daily life. This can help reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

  2. Reconnect with nature: Many wellness retreats take place in natural settings such as forests, mountains or beaches. Being surrounded by nature can help reduce stress and increase feelings of well-being.

  3. Focus on self-care: A wellness retreat provides an opportunity to focus on self-care and prioritize your physical and mental health. You can participate in activities such as yoga, meditation, hiking, and healthy eating.

  4. Learn new skills: Many wellness retreats offer workshops and classes in areas such as nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness. This can provide an opportunity to learn new skills that can benefit your overall health and well-being.

  5. Meet like-minded people: A wellness retreat is a great place to create community through meeting like-minded people who share your interest in health and wellness. You may even form lasting friendships with other participants.

  6. Improve your mental health: A wellness retreat can provide an opportunity to work on your mental health, whether through mindfulness practices, therapy, or other activities designed to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

  7. Get inspired: Being in a new environment and surrounded by new experiences can help inspire you and provide new ideas for healthy living.

  8. Practice mindfulness: A wellness retreat is a great opportunity to practice mindfulness and learn how to incorporate it into your daily life.

  9. Take a break from unhealthy habits: A wellness retreat can provide a break from unhealthy habits such as overeating, drinking, or smoking. This can help you establish healthier habits and make positive changes in your life.

  10. Return home refreshed and rejuvenated: After a wellness retreat, many participants report feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with a renewed sense of purpose and energy to tackle their daily life.

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