Seven night yoga holiday to France

Two daily yoga sessions, with plenty of free time to explore the picturesque rural region or simply relax in the extensive gardens of this traditional and comfortable town house. The area is typified by traditional villages, markets, chateaux, rolling wooded countryside and tranquil rivers. Our chef prepares plentiful daily buffet breakfasts and three course evening meals and we dine out on two evenings in the local town.

All photos are taken by Svava or group members on previous trips to France.

Yoga holiday to historic Riberac, the largest market town in the Dordogne in the south west of France

with Svava Sparey

Holiday price includes

  • seven night half board accommodation
  • 6 days yoga tuition and yoga equipment
  • three excursions to picturesque villages and local places of interest
  • day trips accompanied by our local guide
  • transport in private minibus

Fly to Bergerac or take the train to Angouleme, both of which are less than one hour away.  Please get in touch for further travel information.

Accommodation: A stylish and comfortable town house brimming with character, filled with artwork, photos, textiles and ceramics collected by the owner on her extensive travels. Although rooms are not en-suite three are six toilets and three shower/bathrooms. The large kitchen-diner opens on to a huge decked terrace which overlooks a two-acre garden filled with fruit trees, a natural pond, vegetable and wild flower gardens. Steps lead down to the swimming pool adjacent to the terrace. The house is only a five-minute walk into the town centre of Riberac and has a bustling weekly market, shops, cafes, banks and of course bakeries.

Yoga: There will be two daily yoga sessions on 6 days: a morning class from 8-10am and an early evening shorter class. The group is limited to 8 so that individual attention is ensured and each student whatever their level can enjoy and improve their practise in a friendly and supportive environment. Svava is an experienced Iyengar yoga teacher and has organised several yoga holiday tours to Iceland and France. Depending on the weather yoga sessions take place on the outdoor terrace or in the 14 metre long lounge.

Food: The large buffet breakfasts include fruits, juices, cereal, yoghurts, homemade preserves, eggs, cheeses, teas, coffees and of course baguettes and croissants fresh from the boulangerie. Our experienced chef prepares home-cooked three-course evening meals and the tour price includes dining out in several local restaurants on two evenings. 

Other activities: There is plenty of free time between the morning and afternoon classes to do a range of activities depending on your preference. You might like to relax on the terrace or side flower garden, stroll into town and on the Friday experience the truly fantastic market, the largest in the region with its array of fresh local produce, souvenirs, ceramics, vintage and antique items and lots more.

Three excursions are included in the holiday price.These trips vary year to year and might include a visit to the nature reserve at Lake Jemaye with its lakeside walk, an afternoon to Aubeterre listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, with its picturesque square and 12th century subterranean church hewn from solid rock or excursion to medieval Brantome with a boat trip around the town.

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