wild walks & yoga (autumn)

29th – 1st November 2021
500 €

Seasonal wild walking in the Dordogne is a perfect place to immerse yourself fully in nature and at the same time discover historical places of interest.

An Autumn retreat is a wonderful way of slowly down and feeling the change in season. Walk along ancient pathways as you feel the heat of the Autumn sun whilst breathing in crisp cool air. The day starts with a soft yoga stretch to awaken the body, followed by a hearty breakfast before you embark on your first walk of the day. We offer daily walks for 2/3h along the Petite Randonnée (short circular walks). We take a refreshing pit stop at the river to rest our weary feet and take time out to be still in nature. Lunch is served as delicious vegetarian picnic. Afternoons are spent exploring historical villages and castles where you can immerse yourself fully into another time. We finish the day with a simple end of day restorative yoga stretch to open up the joints. The evenings are a social occasion and a chance to get to know your fellow walkers, sharing stories whilst enjoying a wonderful prepared seasonal vegetarian meal.

The aim of the retreat to is to be present in nature and to awaken your senses. All in all, a ‘feel good’ weekend retreat.

Your Guide – Isabelle Delhon (French) and Abigail Yeates (UK)

teacher wild walks & yoga (autumn)

Abigail Yeates & Isabelle Delhon

Isabelle and Abigail will guide you on your Yoga and Dordogne experience.

See our people

Thursday

  • Check in any-time after. 14:00
  • Welcome drink + healthy snacks (meet and greet). 14:00
  • Gentle Yoga + Meditation Practice. 18:00
  • Freshly prepared delicious evening meal. 19:00

Friday

  • Freshly prepared breakfast. 7:30 – 8:30
  • Simple yoga stretch and meditation in the studio (optional). 8:45 – 9:45
  • Visit the local market in Le Buisson (local village). 10:00 – 11:00
  • Walk back or stay at the market and we can pick you up. 11:00 – 12:00
  • Delicious prepared lunch on the terrace. 12:30 – 1:30
  • Catch a lift to Cadouin for a wonderful 2h walk through the woods, overlooking the abbey and the cloister of Cadouin then take time out for a cuppa and a piece of homemade cake. 2:00 – 5:00
  • Simple yoga stretch to open up the joints. 5:30 – 6:30
  • Socialise over a wonderful prepared nourishing vegetarian meal. 7:00 – 9:00

Saturday

  • Freshly prepared breakfast. 7:30 – 8:30
  • Simple yoga stretch and meditation in the studio (optional). 8:45 – 9:45
  • Walking and visiting Limeuil village, the village is located at the confluence of the Dordogne and Vézère rivers. The village Limeuil is where the two rivers meet and bac de Sors 2h. 10:00 – 12:30
  • Prepared Picnic by the river (bac de Sors) go wild swimming or taking time out to watch the local birdlife (a great place to see Kingfishers). 12:30 – 1:30
  • Walk back to the centre 1h. 2:00 – 3:00
  • Catch a lift to Monpazier a 13th-century bastide town founded in 1285 by King Edward I of England, and wonder around the ancient streets then take time out for a cuppa and homemade cake. 3:00 – 5:00
  • Simple yoga stretch to open up the joints. 5:30 – 6:30
  • Socialise over a wonderful prepared nourishing vegetarian meal and wrap up and relax around a bonfire and listen to historical Dordogne tales. 7:00 – 9:00

Sunday

  • Freshly prepared breakfast. 7:30 – 8:30
  • Simple yoga stretch and meditation in the studio (optional). 8:45 – 9:45
  • Walking and visiting Eglise De Cabans near the village of Le Buisson-de-Cadouin. 10:00 – 12:00
  • Prepared vegetarian Picnic by the river. 12:30 – 1:30
  • Walk back to the centre. 1:30 – 2:00
  • Catch a lift to Sarlat and La Roque Gageac, two outstanding places of historical interest and take time out for a cuppa. 2:00 – 6:00
  • Simple yoga stretch to ease tired legs. 6:30 – 7:00
  • A game of Pétanque (French boules) and at the same time socialising over a wonderful prepared vegetarian meal. 7:00 – 9:00

Monday

  • A mindful short walk along the Petite Randonnée around the village of Alles-sur-Dordogne. 7:30 – 8:30
  • Freshly prepared breakfast. 8:30 – 9:30
  • Room Check-out (Depending on what time your flight is). 10:00

Walks + Historical places

Le BuissonCadouinLimeuilMonpazierEglise De CabansLa Roque GageacSarlatAlles sur Dordogne

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
France

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.

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.

COVID POLICY

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.