yoga courses

Namaste…welcome to our Yoga Shala Dordogne. We offer yearly classes in Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga and Aerial yoga. In our seasonal nature & nurture retreats we offer a variety of classes in Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation.

How do you describe yoga, yoga helps stress, heals, promotes better breathing, flexibility, increases strength, improves circulation and creates inner peace and stills the mind. Yoga essentially consists of meditative practices culminating in attaining a state of consciousness.The word yoga means unity or oneness and is derived from the Sankrit work yui, which means ‘to join’. This unity or joining is described in spiritual terms as the union of the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. Yoga is a means of balancing and harmonising the body, mind and emotions. This is done by the practice of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), mudra (link between individual pranic force and universal cosmic energy), bandha (to lock), shatkarma (cleansing) and meditation (union). Yoga is the unison of body, mind and spirit, uniting all the aspects of yourself, or uniting with a higher power or spiritual force.

Please check our nature & nurture retreat page for information about future yoga retreats. We have some exciting yoga retreats and wonderful teachers who bring a wealth of experience to the centre de création.

vinyasa flow yoga

The translation of Vinyasa from Sanskrit is “connection to breath”. A 10-week beginner’s course incorporating Sun Salutations, Main Sequences, Balances, Flexibility, and Strength, which focuses on creative balances, twists and sequences. Take the time to breathe and be in the present.

dates: 21st Sept 2024 

(3x trimester throughout the year) 


Beginners class (Vinyasa Yoga + Pilates): 18h00 – 19h00

Elementary class (Vinyasa Yoga + Yin): 19h15 – 20h15 

Thursday evenings (except school holidays)

tutor: Abigail Yeates (200h RYT in Vinyasa Yoga)

fee: 80 €/10 sessions* (plus 15 €/year association fee)
*Payment for the full course must be made on the first session.

If you would like to participate, please contact or
telephone 05 53 24 04 85

Ashtanga yoga Dordogne

ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic and fluid style that “connects the movement of the body to the breath”. A 10-week introductory course that will take you on a journey for mind and body, focusing on sun salutations, standing and sitting postures, twists and balances and finally a relaxation sequence. Take the time to breathe and be in the present.

dates: (CANCELLED)

Please make contact if you are interested in an Ashtanga class. 


Beginners / Elementary class: 9h00 -10h00

Friday mornings (except school holidays)

tutor: Abigail Yeates (200h RYT in Ashtanga Yoga)

fee: 100 €/10 sessions* (plus 15 €/year association fee)
*Payment for the full course must be made on the first session.

If you would like to participate, please contact or
telephone 05 53 24 04 85

private yoga sessions

Taking a private class enables you to practice yoga at your own pace. I specialise in teaching Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga in groups or one to one. Our yoga Shala is a comfortable space surrounded by nature that is well equipped with mats, bolsters, blocs and blankets. In yoga, all bodies are different; we will focus on the breath, learn new postures and work mindfully without judgement. Yoga classes are an investment in both personal growth and health for mind, body and spirit.

The benefits of yoga

  • Just to begin….
  • Breath and movement, calms and focusses the mind.
  • For those who want to take their practice to the next level.
  • Build a solid foundation.
  • Individual attention and guidance.

Asana, Anatomy and physiology, sequencing of yoga postures, pranayama theory and philosophy, adjustments and corrections, therapy and meditation.

tutor: Abigail Yeates (450h RYT) Yoga Alliance

Abigail has been practicing yoga across the world with teachers in London, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Australia since 2000. When she discovered the centre de création 2003 she instinctively knew that it would be the ideal place to deepen her yoga practice and create a beautiful, holistic space for others to share the experience. Abigail is a qualified Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga teacher.

Teacher training (450h):

– Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training (200h) Astanga Yoga Paris: Golfe Juan South of France 
– Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (200h) Vinyasa Yoga Foundation: Rishikesh Northern India
– Yin Applied to Vinyasa (50h) The Yoga People: London

 ‘Yoga has been part of my journey since being a performer in my early 30’s. I remember my first yoga class; it was challenging, new information for my body, I felt both exhausted and energised at the same time and feeling completely refreshed after Savasana. I remember enjoying the spirit of the yoga community seeing everyone in their own focused bubble. I didn’t totally delve into understanding yoga until nearly 20 years later, when going to India in April 2019. I enrolled on a Vinyasa Yoga teacher training course and my eyes were opened. Since then I have become an Ashtanga yoga teacher. Studying yoga means to studying the whole of yoga and applying the sutras to everyday life. My training has taught me that all bodies are different, we are different and we think differently. Now I work more consciously, I eat vegetarian food, I aim to think positively and be aware of my actions, my carbon footprint, breath consciously, meditate and develop the spiritual discipline of yoga (sādhana). When I was 30 I could push myself, and recover quickly, now that I am 50 I listen more and try not to get frustrated. I don’t need to prove myself or be competitive, with the help of yoga I choose to make a change, this is my journey…..’

Fee: 30 euros per hour

If you would like to participate, please contact or
telephone 05 53 24 04 85


“It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.”
Thich Nhat Hanh