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Unique Sukhita Yoga & Mindfulness Retreats at Manaska (31) FRANCE

A wonderful opportunity this year: our Sukhita Yoga & Meditation retreat to recharge your batteries in the nature of Montbrun-bocage, south of France, Midi-Pyrénées. You will have the unique chance to be guided by experienced and intuitive renowned teacher, Opale.

Yoga retreat prices 2020: 890 € in shared double room

Dates: Du 8 au 14 Fevrier 2021

Du 1er au 7 Avril 2021.

Du 4 au 10 Octobre 2021.

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MANASKA

Manaska is a retreat center, situated near Montbrun-bocage 31310, a commune in the Haute-Garonne, department of southwestern France.
This typical village is located in OCCITANIE, 1h south of TOULOUSE. Reputed for the beautiful green landscapes, fairy land looking, with lots of vibrant forests and plenty of joyful rivers.

The retreat venue

The retreat will take place at Manaska, a retreat center, located in the beautiful surroundings of Montbrun-bocage. It is a very peaceful spot, with 25 hectares of garden, magical forest. It has a familial atmosphere where each one is invited to respect the house and the environment, using water and electricity responsibly, non-smoking and alcohol-free zone in all areas. The house, the rooms and the Yoga shala are beautifuly made with wood.  A great opportunity to immerse yourself into an introspective time, with daily Yoga practice, Mindfulness Meditation and walks in the nature. A session of Pilates, Qigong and a sound bath will complete your wellness experience. Massage on request. Walk to learn about local wild plants and donkeys available.Wifi .

Yoga

Opale will be providing teachings of Vinyasa flow Yoga sequences. The foundation of the teaching is coming from Sukhita Yoga, the Yoga of happiness. You will practice 4h daily Yoga, in a beautiful wooden Yoga Shala.30 minutes of Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation followed by 2h of dynamic flow Yoga every morning.

The 2h30 morning sessions will be followed by a delicious vegetarian and ecological lunch. All sessions include Asanas (Yoga postures), Vinyasa (sequence of poses) Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Mindfulness Meditation.

On the 1h to 1h30 evening sessions, there will be : A welcoming cercle at yur arrival to clarify your intentions, guiding your journey into a sacred space.

  • a Pilates class, to ensure there is some specific focus on improving your core and help to build and strengthen the muscles supporting your spine.
  • A Qi-gong lesson with Notchenka.
  • An outdoor silent walk in the nature and a loving-kindness Meditation
  • A relaxing session: a Sound Bath with cristal bols, by Notchenka.
  • A restorative Yin Yoga session
  • A closing cercle.

The lessons are suitable for all. We welcome complete beginners and those who have practiced Yoga for some years.

All 3 meals are included: healthy breakfast, vegetarian lunch and dinner.

Mindfulness

Did you know that the stiffest muscle of your body is the one inside your head? We are mostly limited by our mind. By learning to smile and relax your mind, you will find freedom in your body and flow with lightness in your practice. Experience a unique approach which integrated the tools of Mindfulness into the physical practice of Yoga.

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Opale‘s background in various Yoga schools will promote the thorough study of each posture. She will gently ease you into the practice with breathing exercises and smooth movements to awaken the muscles and joints with preparation throughout the week for tougher poses through core and back strengthening exercises.  Opale teaches with a professional and sensitive approach allowing for each individual student to grow with kindness and happiness. You will learn the unique tools of Sukhita Yoga, which will help you to improve your self confidence and be at ease. You will gain a lot more lightness in your practice and deal with life in a different way, changing your relation to the tensions.

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Accommodation

Manaska is the perfect place to unwind. It is very tranquil and surrounded by vibrant unspoiled nature The rooms are with 2 single beds, and a private bathroom.

Possibility to stay alone in the double room on request, at an extra cost. Get in touch.

Food

Healthy bio vegetarian food will be servedin the indoor living room or on the lovely outdoor terrace. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Activities

An ideal location to recharge your batterie, to immerse yourself in mother Nature. A great place to hike around the location. Montbrun-bocage village is about 5 minutes drive and is the place where the artisanal market is held every Sunday.

All 6 or 7 days retreats include:

  • A welcoming circle to clarify your intentions
  • Healthy daily buffet breakfast
  • Healthy daily vegetarian lunch
  • Healthy daily vegetarian dinner
  • Daily morning Sukhita Flow Yoga lessons
  • An evening restorative Yoga lesson
  • An afternoon silent walk and Loving-kindness meditation  in the nature
  • An evening Pilates lesson
  • An evening Qigong lesson
  • An evening sound bath
  • A closing circle to let go of the unnecessary, to make space for new positive changes
  • Accommodation in a room with 2 single beds and a private bathroom.

You can pay a deposit of 350 € now (non-refundable) to reserve your place and the balance on your arrival day. Please contact us for the bank transfer. Thank you. Concessions available. Get in touch!

Check-in from 12 pm, (you are welcome to relax in the garden if you arrive earlier) and check-out by 12 am. Free luggage storage service where you can keep your bags on the last day.

Massages available on request.

After the lunch, from 1 pm, you can enjoy the nature around,v isit Montbrun bocage, the nearby castle of Palays (in Montesquieu Volvestre) , or the impressive prehistoric site of Mas d Azil, in the afternoon, before your evening class.

If you wish to rent a car to freely visit the various sites and market around the location you could check on:   www.skyscanner.com

Flights are not included: Try www.skyscanner.com

The airport pick up service is 120 € each way (The cost can be shared between 2 to 3 people maximum). It is about 1h trip. Please advise minimum 2 weeks in advance.

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