warm up + warm down

60 min
all levels

warm up + warm down | Petra Lange – EARLY BIRD

Yoga (1h)

Start your day with an energizing and harmonizing yoga practice. Yoga poses (asanas) and sequences will be connected into a flow that will balance body and mind. The practise will synchronize physical movement with breathing and concentration exercises that will benefit not only your general well-being, but assist your aerial / acrobatic training. Physically, the asanas can help relieve tension and blocks. The practice will focus on shoulder and hip opening exercises to compliment your aerial training. Pranayama breathing and concentration exercises can not only recharge your energy levels, but actually increase focus and efficiency in your training.

The class styles include Dharma Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Dragon Dance (Thai Chi Yoga Flow).

Each practise will be completed with a healing relaxation.

warm up | Magalie Lanriot

Dance Warm up (1h)

A head-to-toe warm up, that will generate heat in the body through breath, and open the body through a series of repetitive short movement sequences which we’ll build on as the week progresses. We will work also in contact improvisation tasks working in pairs and in groups, gently giving and taking weight and finding techniques for flying, partnering and floor work, leaving you energised and prepared for whatever the day ahead may bring.

warm down | Lindsey Butcher

Vayu Aerial Yoga (1h)

Vayu Aerial Yoga, is a practice that has been developed by Ana Prada to create space mentally and physically, by opening up the body through various postures using the custom designed yoga swing.

By using the support of the swing to move through various postures we are able to challenge and create space within the body whilst allowing the nervous system to relax, encouraging a letting go into complete surrender. Inverting the body while suspended in the air not only provides many physical benefits such as spinal decompression, it also expands the mind by creating confidence, overcoming fear and allowing new found freedom and bringing a playful light energy to our hearts.

warm down | Magalie Lanriot

Massage and Stretch (1h)

In this warm down session, you’ll be led through simple Tailendaise massage sequences (Shiatsu and Thai), to ease up any pain and soreness in the body and help prepare you for the next day.

Each day we will target a different area of the body involved in aerial work e.g. the rotator cuff, the core muscles, the forearms and the lower back/pelvis and work with a partner to encourage greater flexibility, find space in the body, and a practical understanding of how to use these techniques to enhance your training.


teacher warm up + warm down

Petra Lange, Magalie Lanriot & Lindsey Butcher

See our people

Once you have decided what and how many classes you would like to take per day, send us an inquiry with your package selected, the detail of your classes and/or accommodation. Then we’ll confirm availability and you’ll be able to pay online.

2 classes 430 €
early bird * 387 €

2 classes per day
+ warm up + warm down
+ 1x Masterclass for 4 days

3 classes 580 €
early bird * 522 €

3 classes per day
+ warm up + warm down
+ 1x Masterclass for 4 days

4 classes 650 €
early bird * 585 €

4 classes per day
+ warm up + warm down
+ 1x Masterclass for 4 days

1 extra class 50 €
for a class or masterclass

* early bird prices – please book before the 31st March 2021

We offer community based living here at the centre de creation, all our rooms are quiet and clean and offer a home from home experience. The accommodation is inclusive in the retreat price and our best rooms are offered to those who book early. All our rooms have shared bathrooms. We also serve delicious vegetarian and vegan food and homemade cakes.

Room +100 €

accommodation room

Shared Room +80 €

accommodation shared room

Caravan/Tent +60 €

accommodation caravan tent

More about our accommodations

The centre de création is located in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, we are a 45-minute drive from Bergerac airport and around 2 ½ hour train from Bordeaux airport

*Due to covid we are limited to give correct dates and flight information. We will update as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

Our Address :
Centre de Création
Les Joncailles
24480 Alles-sur-Dordogne

T +33 (0)5 53 24 04 85
E contact@centredecreation.com

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cancellation and refund policy

We understand that there are times where you may be unable to attend once payment has been made and we will always try to help where we can.

You may cancel your booking at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and is communicated to us in writing.

Cancellation of your booking should be confirmed and notified by email.

CDC reserves the right to cancel any class and offer an alternative date or a refund.

All payments include a non-refundable deposit of 30%.*

You may cancel your booking at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and is communicated to us in writing.

Cancellation will take effect from the day that the written request is received by us.

Cancellation 12 weeks plus before the start of your Atelier: 100% refund, minus the deposit.*

Cancellation 6 to 12 weeks before the start of your Atelier: 50% refund, minus the deposit.*

Cancellation Up to 6 weeks before the start of your Atelier: 0% refund will be given.*

After that, there is no refund unless the booking is cancelled by CDC, in which case we will offer the option of rebooking an alternative date, or a full refund.*

Once your Atelier has commenced, no refund or part refund or unused portion of your booking will be repaid in the event of cancellation by you.

We are exempt from fulfilling our contractual obligations for causes that could not be anticipated and/or are beyond our control, including an act of God, act of man, act of government, and other impersonal events or occurrences. That being said, we have integrity and will endeavour to provide you with the services mentioned.

* However, If you are unable to attend our Atelier due to government-imposed COVID-19 travel or social distancing restrictions, an alternative date will be offered within 12 months for the same price. If the participant prefers a full refund will be made.

CDC cannot be held responsible for any participants’ costs and expenses, in any circumstance, other than booking fees received. For example, CDC cannot be responsible for travel cancellation charges or bank charges incurred or loss of earnings or any other costs other than the fees received from the participant.

CDC reserves to right to replace the teacher or supervisor at CDC discretion.

CDC reserves the right to cancel classes or any activity for any student for health and safety reasons or disruptive behaviour.


During the current COVID pandemic we are extremely aware of the health and wellbeing of all our staff students and retreat participants. With this at the forefront of our minds CDC will follow all French government advice guidelines and regulations and will expect all CDC visitors to do the same. The following CDC guidelines are subject to change to whatever changing advice is received.

A COVID assessment will be made for all activities and this will be available by email or be displayed inside the studio for the benefit of all.
General Controls

Masks should be worn on site by all visitors and staff but can be removed by students or participants during classes bum us be replaced during breaks or at the end of class,

CDC reserves the right to refuse entry to studios to anyone without a mask.

Children under the age of 12 will not be required to wear one.

We will take temperatures at the start of morning practice for those on retreat.

We will provide hand sanitiser stations in each studio and bathrooms and eating areas for the benefit of all participants.

We will clean all studios each morning and sanitise equipment.

If a participant is in residence they will be provided with cleaning materials to clean their own room which we would recommend daily.

CDC will maintain a regular cleaning regime of communal areas, bathrooms and toilets.

Those coming on a yoga retreat should bring their own equipment or we can provide dedicated equipment for individual use only, for the duration of their stay and guarantee this equipment will not have been used for 4 days prior to the retreat.

Wherever possible windows to studios will be kept open during classes to allow fresh air circulation

For residential retreat participants, during meal times Instead of one large table several different areas will be offered to allow social distancing to be respected.

The Covid policy is subject to review.