Ashtanga Eco Retreat in France 2022

France, Picardie | June 24, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Price: £835-£1100

The Mill Retreat Centre Northern France

Booking now open!

Overview

Come and spend a magnificent week with us delving into practice, connecting with old friends and making new ones!

Venue

The Mill Retreat Centre is set in 30 acres of stunning grounds. With a spectacular ten-acre lake, a beautiful river running underneath the centre and views of enticing woodland. 5 acres of the grounds are dedicated as a nature reserve to aid in vital conservation work, helping to ensure the continued survival and protection of many local species.

All combine to make the Mill Retreat Centre a natural paradise for people and wildlife alike.

Your free time can be spent spend free time swimming or boating in the lake, exploring the grounds on foot or by bike (available to hire, including tandems and electric bikes), bird-watching or letting yourself unwind next to the sparkling river.

The mill makes use of hydro-electricity and is self-sufficient in energy, in fact it is carbon positive as it makes more than it produces.

*Check out their website to see photos!*  http://www.millretreatcentre.com/

Accommodation

All beds are made up with Egyptian cotton sheets, feather and down pillows (hyper-allergenic options) and lovely thick 100% wool blankets or thick warm Duvets.

Costs

The prices below are per person (teaching fee not included):

Room options:

Single rooms – not ensuite (4) £800

Double or twin with ensuite (4) £750

Double or twin rooms without ensuite (7) £710

Gypsy Wagons* – not ensuite (2) £710

Rooms with 3 or 4 people sharing (5) £685

There are two lovely wagons outside, each with a large double bed, making exciting and fun outside bedrooms!

Teaching fee

We would like to offer our teaching on a sliding scale from £150 to £300 per person.

Room Preferences

Please note 2nd floor Attic bedrooms do not have curtains or blinds on the skylight windows as they are too numerous and high up, but all other bedrooms (on the 1st floor) do have curtains, and the centre does provide eye masks if wanted for attic rooms. If you already know someone you would like to share with, let us know and we can make sure you’re together. Also, let us know whether you want a double or twin beds.

Food

The food will be delicious local seasonal and organic vegetarian food (including vegan options). This includes 3 delicious healthy meals per day plus tea/coffee, fruit, snacks, home-made cakes and biscuits to help yourself to during the day.

On the Mill Retreat Centre’s website it states that ‘the food is universally praised; our feedback is invariably 10/10 for the wonderfully delicious food’ – so we have high hopes! Do let us know if you have special dietary requirements so we can pass this information to them closer to the time.

Packed lunch is available for your journey home on Thursday 30th, upon request.

Travel

The Mill Retreat Centre is surprisingly easy to get to. If you’re travelling from the UK, it’s only a 3 – 5 hour journey from London by train and car.

Mill Retreat’s Private Minibus

The centre also provide our own private private minibus pick-up service for up to 16 passengers (they can arrange travel for larger groups if there is lots of demand for the minibus). This will leave from London and take us directly to the centre (cost from London is £85 return per person).

Book your place for the minibus by emailing Joey/Rachel and we’ll reserve your space – we expect this option to book up, so let us know sooner rather than later.

Info on other travel options here.

Arrival & Departure

For those travelling on the minibus provided by the centre

Minibus collection will be approx. 10-11am at London (collection address venue TBC due to ULEZ rules coming into force, probably London Victoria train station) and approximate arrival 5:30pm (French time) at The Mill. Minibus drop-off will be approximately between 4 and 5pm UK time on Thursday 30th June. (Once the Eurotunnel crossing times are known we can give more accurate times for travel – these dates are currently only being conveyed 2-3 months prior to crossings due to covid, hopefully this will change.)

For those not travelling on the minibus

For those not using the minibus, you are welcome to arrive at the centre any time on Friday 24th June (ideally by 6pm), so that everyone can have dinner together on the Friday evening and have a little opening ceremony after dinner. If you are arriving early enough to want lunch at the centre on the 24th, please let them know in advance. The latest time for departure from the centre is 12 noon on Thursday 30th June.

Schedule

On the evening of our arrival day, there will be a welcome session. The retreat schedule will include daily sitting meditation, daily morning mysore-style practice and afternoon workshops on four afternoons – these will involve elements of alignment-based postural practice, restorative yoga, pranayama, meditation and contemplation. There will be free time in the middle of the day to relax, plus one day when you are free to explore after morning practice and breakfast.

Suitability

Suitable for anyone who has a committed self-practice and is confident with the order of the poses for most of the first half of the Ashtanga primary series. Get in touch if you’re unsure!

Booking

Bookings will be taken by us directly, please email: joey@ashtangayogaleeds.com to book your room (please specify preferred room type) and your place on the minibus.

Payment

We would like a deposit of £250 upon booking + your £85 minibus fee (if you want to take the minibus) and the full amount to be paid by 1st May 2022. You are welcome to pay the full balance when you book, if you prefer. Payment details will be supplied when you email to book your space.

Contact

The centre can be contacted on:

Email: info@millretreatcentre.com

Alternatively, contact: joey@ashtangayogaleeds.com

Address of the Mill Retreat Centre

Mill Retreat Centre
Moulin de Breteuil

Breteuil
Route Treport (D316)
Montmarquet

Lafresguimont-Saint-Martin
80430

Somme
Hautes-de-France

FRANCE

Make a booking

Please visit The Mill Retreat Centre, France to make your booking.
For any enquiries regarding booking for this event, please contact joey@ashtangayogaleeds.com.