Retreat to the countryside of deepest France for yoga, time to connect with yourself and to feed your creativity. Develop Mindfulness in conducive surroundings with trained teachers and like-minded people.



Your retreat at Le Verger includes:

Yoga (2 hours morning and evening)
Guided Meditation
Creative response (writing, art)
Silent periods
Full Board with vegetarian meals Wifi Access
Deep relaxation
Nature Walks
Free time

Your Teachers:

Yoga & Mindfulness, June 22-27, 2019

Janine Tandy has almost two decades practising and teaching Vinyassa Flow and Yin Yoga / Mindfulness. Passionate about weaving together these yoga styles, she is expert at helping her students achieve a deeper connection and embodiment of what it means to live in a more awakened way. She is curious about engaging the body in a way that is safe, creative of strength and flexibility across all its systems, and appropriate to all levels of practitioner, however they may be feeling on any given day.

Janine believes that for health, we need to engage not only our muscles, but also our internal systems or subtle body, cultivating our inner landscape to navigate life and remain grounded and open. While continuing study with Sarah and Ty Powers (Insight Yoga Institute), she’s currently senior tutor at CAMYOGA, Cambridge, UK. .

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Yoga & Mindfulness, September 6-11, 2019

Joanna Darking (Satya Roopini)

A long-term yoga practitioner for over 20 years, Jo has been teaching for 9 years. With her focus on developing mindful awareness, her classes blend traditional yoga asana, creative movement, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra.

Jo was very fortunate to do her yoga teacher training with Swami Pragyamurti Saraswati in the tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga. She has also done training in Ashtanga Yoga (2003), Children's Yoga & Mindfulness (2015) and Yin Yoga (2018).  With a degree in Social Anthropology and The Study of Religions, she has always been interested in finding meaning in the mystery of life. Jo now runs and teaches at the Satyam Yoga Centre, Cambridge, founded with her husband in 2016.



£495 own room (shared bathroom).

£405 shared room

£345 one on-site tent (sleeps 1)


You’ll stay in deliberately simple but comfortable single or shared accommodation, a room in the main house, The Piggery or a cabin. The Piggery is a separate gite in the grounds, suitable for up to four retreaters. It has a large open mezzanine space upstairs (4m x 6m) with further accommodation downstairs (5m x 6m). There are two cabins in the grounds each with a yoga deck: ‘Le Cabanon’ (3 x 3.5m sleeps 2) and ‘Le Shed’ (3 x 3 sleeps 1). Both cabins have basic washing facilities but occupants use the main house bathroom. There is one funky VW van tent (sleeps 1) at a reduced rate. We can accommodate a maximum of 10 retreaters. There is wifi throughout Le Verger.

*While we do our best to satisfy your accommodation request, please note that in the event that this is not possible, you will be offered the alternative at the advertised price.


Breakfast is on a help-yourself basis. A simple buffet lunch will be laid out in the kitchen from 12.30-1.30. Tea, herbal teas and coffee-making facilities are always available. There is a meal preparation rota for the vegetarian evening meal dinner served from 7.30 pm. Please indicate on the Booking Form any dietary needs or intolerances (we provide gluten- free and soya alternatives). The consumption of alcohol is discouraged during the retreat.

Getting there

Most retreaters will be flying from London-Stansted to Limoges. If flying from another airport please liaise with us so you’re arriving and departing within an hour or so of the others to facilitate transfers to and from Le Verger. We will inform you which Ryanair flights to book. Travellers by train can be picked up / dropped off at Limoges-Benedictins rail station .We charge £12 per person each way for group airport pick ups and £15 each way for rail station pick ups. *Note: If you require a separate pick up or drop off, a local taxi costs 140-160 euros and we charge £80.

What to bring

Ensure you bring warm clothes (jumper, woollen socks etc) for meditation and relaxation as this will be done in a covered decked area. We are at the highest point in the Dordogne (410 m). Bring your own yoga mat. Some art materials (acrylic paints, brushes, glue, felt tips) will be provided but bring any extra art materials that you may wish to use. Bedding and a bath towel is provided. We stop at a supermarket on arrival so you’ll have the chance to buy toiletries and any personal requirements. The nearest pharmacie is 7 km away (and costly) so please bring supplies of any personal medication you know you will need. You will need to bring a European plug adapter.

Please click here for your booking application form