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Yoga Workshop in the South of France

September 4th – 8th, 2024

FULLY BOOKED (Will run again in May 2025)

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Immersing yourself in yoga for a few days is one of the best ways to deepen your practice. This workshop will will include daily Mysore-style practice and afternoon classes, including Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation and Yoga Nidra, as well as discussion on the theory and philosophy behind yoga and why it is such a powerful tool for life. You’ll have plenty of downtime time too, so you can explore this very beautiful area during the afternoons and evenings.

The Location

The workshop will take place in in Saint Quentin La Poterie, a vibrant, picturesque village in the south of France near the historic town of Uzés (between Montpellier and Nimes).   The village is famous for its ceramics and was awarded the “Ville et Métiers d’Art” (Arts & Crafts City) honour by the State.  Over forty ceramic studios and shops are scattered throughout, and there’s even a ceramics museum, Terra Viva. Saint Quentin La Poterie is just 3km from the beautiful, historic town of Uzès, with its stunning architecture, eclectic mix of shops and cafés and wide choice of restaurants – everything from great pizza to fine dining is on offer. The area is green, tranquil and unspoilt by too much tourism, yet still offers plenty to do and see.  Uzès is a town where people live and work, with its bustling Saturday market catering to the locals, not just tourists.  It’s in the heart of France’s Languedoc/Provencal region, with Nimes and Avignon just 45 minutes’ drive away, Montpellier and Marseilles are also within 90 minutes by car. The Pont du Gard (built in the 1st century AD) is one of the region’s most famous tourist attractions and just 20 minutes’ drive away, with a beautiful spot for river swimming and kayaking en route. 

 

The studio is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Saint Quentin La Poterie. Designed to make the most of natural light and sunshine, it looks onto a large garden and patio area where students can relax after class and enjoy  brunch and a swim in the salt-water pool.  

 

Wednesday, September 4th

5 pm – 7 pm:

Welcome discussion, Yin Yoga 

 

Thursday, September 5th

08:30 am – 09:00 am

Morning Meditation

 09:00 am – 11:00 am

Morning Mysore class

 5 pm – 7 pm

Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

 

Friday, September 6th

 08:30 am – 09:00 am

Morning Meditation

 09:00 am – 11:00 am

Morning Mysore class

 5 pm – 7 pm

Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

 

Saturday, September 7th

 08:30 am – 09:00 am

Morning Meditation

 09:00 am – 11:00 am

Morning Mysore class

 5 pm – 7 pm

Closing discussion, followed by Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

 

Getting There:

Ryanair flights from Dublin to Nimes operate on Wednesdays and Sundays. The workshop is timed to facilitate travel with these flights.  If necessary, a taxi from Nimes airport (45-minute journey by car) can be arranged. Car hire at Nimes airport is recommended if you want to explore the area in your free time, but staying put and enjoying all the village has to offer is also a lovely way to spend a few days.

Accommodation:

There is a good range of accommodations within walking distance of the studio, from charming studios in the old potter’s village of Saint Quentin La Poterie to budget camping (tents or chalets) to a higher-end guest house with a pool (which is just a 2-minute walk away). Prices start as low as €50  pp, sharing a studio to €100 per night for a private, ensuite room in the guest house (available for one person or two people sharing).  Please contact me as soon as possible to clarify your accommodation requirements if you are booking the workshop and I will send you more information regarding options on a first-come,-first-served basis (availablility is limited in some venues).

Cost & Booking:

The cost (excluding flights, transport and accommodation, including all yoga classes and brunch) for the 4 day workshop including daily brunch is €200.  A 50% deposit secures your place (8 places only). Full payment due by August 4th.
To book your place, please email Ríonach  at hello@rionachoflynn.com