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Les Passeroses France

Alex and Adrian established Les Passeroses yoga centre in an inspiring but tired farmhouse and its grounds in early 2004.Les Passeroses' is a wonderful place to teach, retreat, practice yoga, relax, eat and rest!! The design is thoughtfull and true to the original house - and the attention to detail exquisite. Les Passeroses is a tastefully renovated stone farmhouse set amongst rolling fields of sunflowers and corn. Comfortable bedrooms, an inspiring yoga space and delicious food are just some of the reasons people choose us for their escape.Les Passeroses lies south of the town of Angouleme which is the main administrative centre of the Charente department in the region of Poitou-Charentes, South West France.This region is famed for the quality of its light, a luminosity that draws artists and photographers from far afield. There is a clarity which comes from the nearby ocean, combined with a warm inland glow that produces amber light which softens the contours and gives a magical radiance to any stone that it falls upon.Set in the very heart of rural Charente, Les Passeroses is ideally located - not only for its position between five airports, good road networks and train communications - but also for its peace and quiet! The beautiful rolling countryside is mainly used for crops rather than pasture. Vines, maize and sunflowers fill almost every field from May through to October.

Les Passeroses Retreat Calendar

  • Pilates Holidays and Yoga retreats(Friday 27th April to Sunday 29th April 2012)

    Improve your core strength and flexibility along with re-education of the body's musculature, fascia, and movement patterns; allowing your body to achieve its natural alignment and support. Set amongst the rolling countryside of the Charente participate with daily Yoga/Pilates practice, pranayama, meditation, swimming, gentle strolls or bike rides, truly delicious food and the occasional siesta.
    Accomodation-The accommodation at Les Passeroses is beautiful and every attention to detail has been taken. Accommodation in the main house for ten people is spread over five rooms, each with its own character.Additional accommodation for a further 6 people is available just a few minutes' walk along the country lane in the beautifully converted stables.
    Food-Food is very important at Les Passeroses and of course, healthy and delicious. All meals are home cooked and vegetarian. Wine is available for purchase with dinner.There is a small kitchen area available for students to use where tea and coffee is provided.
    Activities and Excursion During Stay -During your free time on your Pilates holiday and Yoga Retreat you can choose to swim, walk, and bike or explore further afield. Mountain bikes are available to use at no charge.
    Cost -£195 per person based on sharing with 1 or 2 others. Limited single occupancy is available for a supplement.
    The cost includes:
    • Full board
    • Accommodation (2/3 people sharing)
    • Light breakfast
    • Buffet brunch/lunch
    • Dinner
    • Fruit and drinks available throughout the day
    • All daily Yoga and Pilates (mats etc provided)
    The cost excludes:
    • Insurance
    • Travel and flights
    • Airport transfers
    What to bring
    • Light, loose clothing for yoga
    • Warm clothes and a waterproof jacket
    • Swimming costume and towels
    • Walking shoes

    Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats

    12th-19th May
    Yoga and Ayurveda - £695
    This year Jane will be sharing the yoga teaching with Louise Tanner, also a student of AG and Indra Mohan. She will be teaching morning classes and also providing one to one sessions to help you with personal practice. Jane will be concentrating her energy on the Ayurvedic consultations and treatments as well as consulting with Adrian and Alex on the food to make sure that everything is appropriate and supportive of each individual and also of the yoga practice.

    September 15th-22nd
    Yoga Retreat £595
    Come and join Jane for this full week dedicated to the practice of mindful,compassionate yoga in a stunning purpose designed setting!! There will be a class before breakfast, before dinner and then a session before bed(usually Yoga Nidra /Meditation) as well as chanting and some one to one work to help you with your home practice.

    The prices includes :

    • Accommodation on a shared basis, most of the rooms are en-suite.
    • All meals which will be vegetarian using homegrown, local or organic produce wherever possible.
    • Yoga tuition, Ayurvedic consultation and treatments - June retreat only.

    Not included : Flights or travel to France. Appropriate travel insurance. Transfers from the airport or train stations. BMIBaby fly from manchester or Birmingham to Bordeaux. There are 24 flights from local airports so please see the Les Passeroses website for more information about getting there from the UK and transfers.

    Living Yoga Holidays

    They call these trips ‘yoga holidays’ as opposed to ‘retreats’ because it’s not a strict, full-on affair where you have to get up at the crack of dawn for yoga boot camp, survive on mung beans and water and share a dorm with a dozen others.

    • With Gareth and Chantal(8-15 September )
    • August 11th - 18th with Chantal and Anika
      COST: £628
    • July 21st - 28th with Chantal and Gareth
      COST: £628

    If you are transferring payment from a non UK based account there will be an additional £10 charge.In order to secure your place They require a non-refundable deposit of £100.

    The cost of the holiday includes:

    • All yoga classes
    • All workshops
    • All food - 3 meals per day (apart from the Wednesday when we all go out after lunch for the day)
    • 7 nights accommodation

    The cost does not include:

    • Flights or trains to get to France and back ( this will vary depending upon how you choose to get there…but we can advise.)
    • Transfers - Their hosts arrange these for a reasonable price.
    • Wine in the evenings which is pretty cheap there of course!
    • Any additional massage type therapies that you may wish to take from Jan the therapist.

    Yoga Week with Jacky Jones

    At Les Passeroses, France 23rd - 30th June 2012.Within this idyllic setting there will be two or more yoga sessions each day. Drawing from a wealth of experience from 15 years in private practice as a yoga therapist, Jackie will guide you to work at your own level, while sensitively following your body's natural cues.

    Cost :The cost is £550 if you book before the end of January 2012. £585 thereafter and includes all food, tuition and spacious single, twin and triple rooms, which are mostly ensuite, for seven nights. There is a 125 euro surcharge for a single room. Each room is simply furnished with an eye for finish and detail, giving a feel of luxury. All rooms have views over the lush countryside.Towels and bed linen are provided.

    What's not included

    The price doesn't include the cost to get there - Prices from £109 (last year) from St Pancreas to Anglouleme by train - a very scenic and stress- free way to enjoy your journey. The centre is near to local airports if you chose to fly by budget airlines, See Les Passeroses' website for more travel information. On Wednesday night we will eat in a local restaurant (not included in the price) and spend that afternoon in Aubterre (return trip 16 euros) so that our hosts can clean and refresh our rooms. Any complementary therapies are paid directly to the therapist.

    A £150 non - refundable deposit will secure your place. Spaces are limited to 14 so be sure to book your place early.


    30th June – 07th July 2012

    Holiday Package: 8 days in rooms with en-suite bathrooms/ daily programme (3-4,5 h per day): They will focus on the 4 big paths in Yoga, philosophy- gestalt-work, group and Partner-exercises. Enjoy vegetarian full board with regional, mainly organic food with fresh herbs from the house-garden.Every afternoon you’ll gather for Chai-Tee und biscuits. Fresh and dried fruits are available all day long at no extra cost.The community-kitchen is stocked with cold and hot drinks. 6 bikes are available for use. On Wednesday afternoon/evening you ’ll travel to Aubeterre for sightseeing and dinner (transportation included). The programme for this day incudes the two morning lessons.

    Exclusive-Price double room - per person -855 Euro- single room: +255 Euro (only 2 available)

    Exclusive-Price in 3-shared room - per person 820 Euro (only one 3-shared bedroom available)

    Cancellation policy:
    Please inform me immediately if for any reason your attendance is at risk. The deposit is non-refundable. Any cancelations made after the 30th of May 2012 until the 14th of June,
    2012 must pay 75% of the complete programme cost. As of the 15th June 2012, cancelations, non-appearances or leaving earlier than the official programme ends on the
    07.07.2012 must pay 100 % of the programme amount. If you provide an alternate attendee, an additional payment of 25,00 Euro as an organisational fee is due. There is no right
    of reimbursement if parts of the event are not taken part.

    Yoga Week with Marianne Irwin

    There will be two sessions daily, with one completely free day to explore the surrounding area. One will be a pre- breakfast class to wake up and energise and one a pre-evening meal class to unwind after the day .They will take approx. 15 hours of yoga practice over the week to touch on all levels of our being .

    Holiday cost includes

    • All yoga tuition
    • Accommodation in shared or single rooms, there is also one triple room if 3 friends would like to share.
    • Breakfast every day
    • Lunch every day
    • Evening meal on 6 days (one evening meal will be taken out at a local restaurant and we pay as we go)

    Holiday cost excludes

    • Travel
    • Transfers, but these are arranged by Les Passeroses and payable locally
    • Holiday insurance for your protection and in the event of cancellation
    • Alcoholic beverages, which will be available at reasonable cost for those who may wish a glass with dinner.


    • Shared en suite room £599 per person
    • Triple shared en suite room £565 per person
    • Single ensuite room £799 (only 3 available)

    Yoga Week with Lynne Jarret

    Cost: £595 based on shared accommodation. This cost includes yoga (2 classes a day plus an optional extra session), accommodation, and all meals apart from Wednesday evening. There is limited single accommodation available upon request. This will incur an additional cost of £200. This price does not include your travel.

    Booking details: A non refundable deposit of £195 is required inititally to reserve your place. The remaining balance will be required by around May time. Details will be given upon booking.

    Saturday 14th July 2012
    Arrival from 4.30pm
    6.30 -7.30pm: Gentle and reviving yoga session
    8pm: Dinner
    The rest of the evening will be free so that you can settle in and relax after your journey.

    Sunday 15th July– Fri 20th July
    8/8.30am– 10/10.30am: Morning yoga practise 10.30am: Breakfast Free time1pm: Lunch Free time3.30: Chai and biccies Free time 5.30-7.15pm: Evening yoga session (apart from wednesday) 7.45 pm: Dinner (apart from wednesday)

    Saturday 21st July 2012
    Breakfast and departure by 11am

    Yoga For Joyfull Living (4-11 August 2012)

    This will be a creative, energising and hopefully inspiring week, offering a varied and exploratory practice which allows us to experience 'yoga' in its fuller sense. There are times in life when we need to let go, relax and unwind, others when we look to energise and reconnect with the bigger picture.

    The Accommodation
    The accommodation at Les Passeroses is beautiful and every attention to detail has been taken. Accommodation in the main house for nine people is spread over five rooms, each with its own character. Two of the rooms are twin/ doubles with en suite.

    £595 per person based on sharing in a double, twin or triple bedded room.
    £695 per person in a single room. Only 2 single rooms available.

    The cost includes:

    • Full board (except on the free evening when you can either go out or stay in and have a buffet meal) On this night only you will pay for your meal.
    • Accommodation
    • Light breakfast
    • Buffet
    • brunch/ lunch
    • Dinner
    • Fruit and drinks available throughout the day
    • Twice daily yoga (mats etc provided)

    The cost excludes:

    • Insurance -It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure they are covered by travel insurance which covers for cancellation, health etc. Please ensure you have adequate cover.
    • Travel and flights
    • Airport transfers and transfers on day out
    • Towels for swimming
    • Evening meal on 'free' night

    Iyengar Yoga With Nita Shah

    From 18th – 25th August 2012.There will be 2 classes most days, 11 classes in total. The classes will take place in a former barn that has been transformed into an inspiring, light and airy fully equipped yoga space, with a dramatic tented ceiling and solid oak floors. Its large doors open onto far reaching views over the pool into the countryside or down to the lake, letting you feel at one with nature.The evening session will be recuperative in nature, using props to support the body inducing deep relaxation, fostering the stillness and peace required to introduce pranayama (breathing) and meditation techniques, which build energy and foster serenity.

    Food-There are three meals included for each full day we are there, except Wednesday night.  Its freshly prepared, using seasonal produce grown in the premises herb gardens and orchard, along with market bought organic goods when and if available. Based upon the cuisine of different countries, it takes you on a unique culinary journey around the world.

    Cost Per Person
    Shared room – £650
    Own room – £750

    What’s included?

    • Twice daily yoga classes – 11 sessions in total
    • (6 active morning sessions and 5 recuperative evening classes)
    • 7 night’s accommodation
    • Breakfast, lunch and evening meal (except wed evening)*
    • Fruit, snacks, hot and cold drinks throughout the day
    • Good quality yoga equipment

    FreeStyle Yoga with Mitch

    During this week you will be doing Freestyle Yoga. The morning session will be invigorating Yang style Vinyasana flow yoga where you will learn how to create movement to gain a strong and flexible body. The afternoon session will be restorative Yin Style yoga incorporating subtle energy work, Qi Gong and breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation and understanding our chakra system.

    Massage, Treatments and Free time
    A qualified English therapist, Jan, will meet your group to discuss individual needs and create a timetable of therapies. A short walk into the garden will bring you to her charming chalet, the interior painted in soothing blue. You can choose from Aromatherapy Massage, Hot Stones, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Swedish Massage and Back and Shoulder Massage.

    Also during your free time you can choose to swim, sunbathe, walk, bike or explore further afield. Mountain bikes are available to use free of charge

    Cost :£595 inc flights.

    Dynamic Rasa Flow Yoga Boutique Retreat & Immersive Embodiment Week(22-29 September)

    All our boutique style bedrooms in the main house are now en-suite, simply yet stylishly furnished with touches of luxury provided by high thread-count bedding and super-soft towels.Enjoy three Dynamic Rasa Flow Yoga classes per day with Rani, a highly respected senior teacher within the dynamic teaching method, who inspires with an open and creative spirit.This yogarani Global Yoga Soul Immersive boutique Retreat week gives an in-depth embodiment experience of Dynamic Rasa Flow Yoga with a spirit of fun, in a nuturing, conscious & beautiful environment.

    Daily Programme

    • 8:00am - 9:15am Rise & Shine! Gentle Dynamic Rasa Flow Yoga
    • 9:15am Breakfast / Fruit salad, muesli, natural yoghurt, homemade bread/toast with jams.
    • 10:30am - 12:30pm Morning Yoga Workshop
    • 12:30pm Lunch / Substantial main meal of the day
    • 1:30pm - 5:00pm Free time (to rest, walk, swim, get a massage)
    • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Afternoon Yoga Workshop & Meditation
    • 7:30pm Dinner / 3-courses, easy to digest for a good night's sleep

    Cost: 750 EUROS


    • Accommodation
    • 3 Meals a day
    • All snacks and drinks, including afternoon chai & biscuits
    • 3 Dynamic Rasa Flow Yoga sessions per day
    • Bed linen and towels
    • Home-cooked gourmet vegetarian food, (Please inform us in advance if you have any special dietary needs ie. food allergies)
    • Yoga mats supplied
    • 6 Bicycles available for use free of charge

    Not included:

    • Airport/Rail transfers will be charged per person
    • Flights/Travel arrangements to and from the venue
    • Travel Insurance
    • Excursion and our one evening meal out costs
    • Massage can be paid for onsite.

    Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda Holiday

    This holiday is an excellent opportunity to deepen your Ashtanga yoga practice in a quiet environment surrounded by natureAfter the practice and the copious brunch, you will have time for yourself, to relax by the swimming pool and/or to discover the neighborhoods.


    • 685 € per person in shared accommodation if paid before the 1st of July 2012
    • 785€ per person in shared accommodation if paid after the 1st of July 2012
    • 885€ per person in single room (limited option)

    The prices include:
    Shared or single accommodation (6 nights), all the meals, unlimited water, tea, fruit, nuts, all yoga classes, workshops and reading material which will be given by the teachers.
    Prices do not include:
    Travel to the retreat location, insurance, transfers from and to the train station or the airport, excursions , massages.

    Booking and cancellation policy

    • A non-refundable deposit of 200 € must be paid upon registration and will guarantee your place.
    • The balance must be paid either before the 1st of July 2012 (if you want to take advantage of the lowest price) or before the 1st of September 2012 for the highest price.
    • No discount for single rooms.