summer solstice ritual retreat

19th - 25th June 2023

This glorious retreat set in the wild French countryside is an opportunity for you to tune into the abundance and energy of this potent time of year.

We’ll set intentions for the new season ahead with powerful elemental asanas, guided meditations, contemplative journaling, ceremony and much more. It will be a time for inner reflection, a space for you to connect to your own creativity and allow new possibility seeds to be planted. 

 You will leave this week long retreat feeling rejuvenated and motivated for this next season.

The Practice

We will practice both uplifting Mandala and Vinyasa in the mornings, and close the days with soothing yin yoga. The practices will be strong and powerful, celebrating the elements and its qualities. Prepare yourself to work deeply with both the body and the mind.

Together we will perform powerful rituals to help you connect to your intuition and and sit in circles of support, I will lead mindfulness workshops with the plant medicine cacao, crystals, essential oils and other mystic fair! It is truly going to be glorious.

I will lead daily mindfulness workshops with crystals, essential oils and other mystic fare!

Expect long glorious walks in the countryside, bike rides to the river with swimming, sunbathing, riverside yoga and plenty of chill out time. Of course if bike rides sounds too strenuous you can chill by the pool in the venue and admire the gorgeous views.

It really is going to be a gloriously powerful..

teacher summer solstice ritual retreat

Lisa Hood

Lisa Hood returns for a Summer Solstice Mandala Yoga Retreat. Expect to sweat, expect to get upside and most of all explore the full potential of our bodies.

See our people

Friday 18th June 2021, Arrival Day

  • Arrive, settle, unpack. from 14:00
  • Opening Circle. 16:30
  • 1st Practice. 17:30
  • Dinner. 20:30

Saturday – Thursday

  • Juices, Coffee, Tea, fruits and snacks. from 7:00
  • Elemental Mandala Practice . 8:00
  • Brunch. 10:30
  • Free Time : swim, sun bathe, read a book, walk explore the area, take the bikes, swim in the river…
  • Afternoon Snack, Juices and teas. 15:30
  • Mindfulness Workshop. 16:30
  • Yin & Meditation. 18:00
  • Dinner. 20:30

Friday 25th June 2021, Final Day

  • Juices, Coffee, Tea, fruits and snacks. from 7:00
  • Elemental Mandala Vinyasa. 8:00
  • Closing Circle. 10:00
  • Brunch. 10:30
  • Goodbyes and Departures. 12:00

All that’s included :

  • Local Airport transfers in France to and from centre de création.
  • 2 yoga classes every day.
  • Daily guided meditations/journalling.
  • 3 x Mindfulness Workshops/Rituals/cacao ceremony
  • Fresh, delicious plant based feasting style Brunch & Dinner
  • Early morning and Afternoon Snacks, juices, teas and coffee
  • Bikes for the duration of your stay

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

accommodation room

Shared room

accommodation shared room

Single room

accommodation single room

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

To see all frequently asked questions :

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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.