The Field RetreatThe Field Retreat is an old French farmhouse and smallholding, re-furbished as a beautiful and tranquil retreat space.
There are simple rooms for up to 8 or 10 persons and lots of extra space for camping.
There is a guest kitchen if you like to cook yourself, and also the possibility to have vegan food made for you by our wonderful vegan chef.
We have a plunge pool and will soon have a beautiful natural pool also.
There are gardens with fruit trees and a vegetable patch with - weather permitting - lots of fresh vegetables and herbs.
There is a breathtaking view out over the countryside from almost everywhere on the property and plenty of cosy nooks to sit and relax and be one with nature. The whole farm has an amazing feeling of peace and tranquility.
If you are up for exploring, there is plenty to do close by, including canoeing, castles, markets, basket weaving, wine tasting, tree adventures, walks, swimming, a maze and a zip-line.
There are cafe's, banks, a post office, two small supermarkets and a tiny french cinema at the local village, which is only 10 mins drive away.
The Field Retreat runs its' own retreats, and is open to others wishing to rent the space to host their own retreats or artists workshops.
We are able to run residency weeks for artists that need some peace and quiet to work and have a yoga/pilates/dance studio available on site. There will soon be a much larger second studio space also.
If you have an idea for a themed retreat, don't hesitate to ask.
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Yoga postures and meditation with Acharya Bala in rural France.
17th September - 23rd September
We are honoured to be chosen to host this amazing retreat with Acharya Bala. A fantastic opportunity to deepen your practice and knowledge.
HATHA VIDYA -
Hatha Vidya is the purest and the most traditional form of yoga. It is the first step to improve one’s psysio-physiological state (mind and body) and complete well being. Hatha Vidya empowers one to control the mind through the body.
THE PRACTICE OF HATHA VIDYA -
Beginning with easy asanas (postures) the body goes through a thorough cleansing process based on the Shad Karma Kriyas (a six-fold cleansing process) to equip the body for a full-fledged practice of Kumbhaka Padhathi (Pranayama). Then with the use of Mudras (symbolic gestures) & Bandhas (a binding action involving pressure or contraction) the Practitioner is fully prepared to explore Nadaanusandhan (pursuing inner and external sounds, a pure and meticulous practice of corporeal and spiritual bliss).
The basic schedule -
7:30 Inaugural ceremony
7:40 - 8:20 Introduction
8:20 - 9:00 Practice
9:00 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:45 Lecture/Practice
10:45 - 11:15 Q&A session
11:15 - 12:00 Deep relaxation
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:50 Lecture/Practice
14:50 - 15:20 Q&A session
15:20 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:45 Practice
16:45 - 19:00 Free time
A diet will be provided to compliment your practice. Comprising delicious and easily digestible vegetarian food.
An amazing retreat, with guest Yogi from India, Acharya Bala. Based in a peaceful old farmhouse in rural France, with delicious vegan food. Not to be missed
In 2006 he met his Guru H.H.Srividyamba Saraswathi of Tamil Nadu and received initiation into Naatha tradition. Under the tutelage of his Guru, in 2008, he established Hatha Vidya Gurukulum at Thrisssur, Kerala in order to impart training to Yoga aspirants from all walks of life.
In 2009, under his chairmanship Thapobhoomi, a residential Yoga centre was established on the banks of the Gayathri river at Pazhayannur in Thrissur district of Kerala.
In December 2012, Acharya Bala established the first International wing of Hatha Vidya Gurukulam, in Dubai, UAE.
Acharya has taken up a mission of a 'Traditional yoga revival movement' shared through his Yoga teacher trainings /Retreats and Workshops around the globe.
His objective is to impart the knowledge of time tested yoga practices, based on traditional yogic texts, to people who are caught in the stress of our modern age.
The Field retreat is honoured to be hosting two retreats with Acharya this year - not to be missed! See more photos and other events by this presenter