I am thrilled to announce that next years Yoga retreat will be held in the very beautiful South of France.  Our destination is Yviers (near Bordeaux), which is set in the heart of the French countryside. 


Come and join me for 'Flow & Restore', a 5 day retreat running from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th July 2020.  You can expect vibrant Yoga, fresh country air, sunshine and great food all set against a backdrop of fields of maize and sunflowers.  Bliss!


No matter what your level this retreat is an invitation to explore the many delights that Yoga has to offer – it’s your time to relax, rest and rejuvenate within the beauty, warmth and light of the South of France.  




'The French Retreat' is a very special holistic centre that started life as a cognac making estate and manor house.  It has now been lovingly converted into a sacred space for a variety of wellbeing workshops and retreats.

Yviers itself, is a small village located in the Charente department of the French region Poitou-Charentes.  It's a region famous for its walking routes, vineyards and valleys not to mention its wealth of chateaux, Bastide towns and churches.  Yviers is also close to one of the most beautiful villages in France, Aubeterre Sur Dronne, which is easily accessible from the retreat centre. You will have the option of taking a day trip to Aubeterre during your stay.



There are six double bedrooms in the stunning converted barn, all of which are en suite.  There are also another four bedrooms in the main house, which share two bathrooms between them.  These rooms are available as either twin or single occupancy.



Food comprises of 3 home cooked nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals a day, using fresh local produce.  Vegan options also readily available.  Food is prepared by award-winning restaurateurs.




Mornings:  Start the day with a 2 hour Yoga class comprising of alignment based Hatha and vibrant and creative Vinyasa and Mandala flows.  We will also focus on some of the principles of Pilates to held establish a strong core connection throughout our practice.


Breakfast: Class is followed by breakfast.

Afternoons:  Totally free for you to do as you wish.  Lunch is provided.

Early evening: An hour long Yin and Restorative Yoga practice including Pranayama, Meditation and Essential Oils.


Dinner: An evening banquet of delicious food will be waiting for us after our evening yoga session.



  • Accommodation for 5 nights (shared or private room)

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day

  • 4 Morning Flow Yoga sessions (Tuesday 14th July is the first morning session and Friday 17th July is the last)

  • 5 evening Restorative Yoga practices (Monday 13th July is the first evening practice and the final is Friday 17th July)

  • Transfer from Bordeaux airport or from Chalais train station (one set time so co-ordination required)

  • Yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters


There are a variety of additional extras that can be arranged including wine tasting tours, horse riding, walks, bike hire and a day to trip to neighbouring Aubeterre.  For those who want to stay close to home and treat themselves to some pampering then the venue can arrange for the perfect massage for the ultimate afternoon treat.


  • Flights

  • Excursions and extra trips

  • Any treatments or massages



Converted Barn:

All Rooms (ensuite)

  • Shared Twin £850

  • Single Occupancy £1,200

Main House:

All Rooms (no ensuite):

  • Shared Twin £750

  • Single Occupancy £1,000

To book your retreat, please contact clairehawkins4@icloud.com or click button:



In the event of you needing to cancel:

  • 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £550 which is your deposit.

  • 59-30 days prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable to either a future retreat or against classes.

  • 29 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable and non-transferable.

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Claire Hawkins