autumn reflection

27th - 31st October 2022
500 €

Autumn, a slow transition between the energy of summer and the stillness of winter, a time for reflection, balance and contemplation. Walk amongst nature, feel the crisp cold air on your skin and your senses sharpened. Take this time to conserve your energy and prepare yourself for the months ahead. We will start each day with a gentle Vinyasa yoga stretch, some pranayama breathing techniques and some mindful meditation. In the afternoon there are walks, plus sessions on how to develop your own yoga ‘self-practice’ and aerial yoga. As part of the retreat there will be something creative to do each day from creating homemade energy balls to making your own earth-friendly, natural soaps or discovering your inner artist by creating magic with clay in the forest. Simply just being creative feels good. If you don’t feel like partaking in all the activities, you can take time out and read one of our many inspiring books in front of the fire. All meals are seasonally prepared offering nutrients that will benefit your physical and mental health. Take the opportunity as the seasons change to tune into that change. Be inspired by the nature around you and prepare your mind, body and spirit.

teacher autumn reflection

Abigail Yeates, Isabelle Delhon and Melanie Chevalier

We all have a passion for creativity, food and yoga so we decided to combine all our skills and offer them to you.

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  • Check in any-time after. 14:00 
  • Welcome hot drink + homemade cake (meet and greet). 16:00
  • Gentle Vinyasa Yoga Practice. 18:00 
  • Delicious Vegetarian evening meal. 19:30 


  • Vinyasa Yoga class + meditation (optional). 7:30 – 8:30 
  • Healthy porridge & turmeric and ginger latte. 8:30 – 9:30 
  • Take a trip around the local French market. 10:00 – 12:00 
  • Wholesome Vegetarian lunch. 13:00 – 14:00. 
  • Create your own nutritious protein energy balls. 14:30 – 16:30. 
  • Aerial Yoga + relaxation to unwind. 18:00 – 19:00 
  • Delicious Vegetarian evening meal. 19:30 – 20:30


  • Vinyasa Yoga class + meditation (optional). 7:30 – 8:30 
  • Porridge & turmeric and ginger latte. 8:30 – 9:30 
  • Discover your inner artist (working with clay in the forest). 10:00 – 12:30. 
  • Wholesome Vegetarian lunch. 13:00 – 14:00
  • Learn how to create your own yoga ‘self-practice’. 14:30 – 16:00
  • Aerial Yoga + relaxation to unwind. 18:00 – 19:00 
  • Delicious Vegetarian evening meal. 20:30 – 21:30


  •  Vinyasa Yoga class + meditation. 7:30 – 8:30.
  • Porridge & turmeric and ginger latte. 8:30 – 9:30.  
  • How to make your own earth friendly natural soap. 10:45 – 12:45. 
  • Wholesome Vegetarian lunch. 13:00 – 14:00.
  • Walking to Limeuil, a village where two rivers meet, the Dordogne and Vézère. 14:30 – 16:30
  • Aerial Yoga + relaxation to unwind. 18:00 – 19:00
  • Delicious Vegetarian evening meal. 19:30 – 21:30 


  • Mindful meditation walk + final yoga stretch. 7:30 – 8:30. 
  • A final French healthy breakfast. 8:30- 9:30 
  • Room Check-out (Depending on what time your flight is). 10:00 

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.

Double room

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Shared room

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Single room

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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

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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.

If a booking is cancelled by CDC due to French 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.