ACCOMMODATION AND PRICING
Accommodation is based across 3 properties on the 4 acre site:: La Maison, La Petite Mason and La Longere. There is a mix of twin rooms and doubles as follows:
PRICES / WHAT PRICES INCLUDE
£525 - bunk bed or single bed in the dorm room
£650 for a single bed in a twin room sharing with one other
£750 for a double bed in a shared bedroom sharing with one other
£895 for a double bed in your own room
£1600 for 2 people sharing the luxury master suites - choose from a kingsize 4 poster bed or a double room with rolltop bath at the end of the bed (discount for single person occupancy)
Optional extras include massages with the amazing Cher, which must be pre-booked. Cher is the most intuitive massage therapist we have ever worked with, and must be experienced to be believed.
PROPOSED SCHEDULE (subject to change)
1st June - arrivals from 4pm with a welcome practice and introductions 6.00-7.30pm followed by a delicious dinner.
730am - fruit and chai
8-10am - morning yoga workshop
10am onwards - brunch and free time
2pm - lunch available for those at the Maison
5-630pm - restorative yoga
7pm onwards dinner.
8-10am - final morning yoga practice
9.30am onwards - breakfast and departures
ABOUT JAMES CASSIDY
Yoga found me about 13 years ago. It started as a purely physical practice then slowly, slowly, bit by bit the more subtle aspects of yoga revealed themselves to me. My body became stronger, my breath deeper, my mind stiller and my attitude, or spirit, more positive. My once a week practice turned into twice a week, three times a week...every day. You get the picture!
I don't just mean standing like a tree or balancing on my head either. You can 'do' yoga walking down the street, interacting with others, doing your job or hobby, watching a sunset and yes, balancing on your head!
After yoga became integral to my being I journeyed to India to study for my 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification with Tribe Yoga, where ancient teachings were married with modern anatomical focus.
After establishing my teaching practice, I returned to India and travelled to Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas where I completed my 500hr Yoga Alliance certification. Since then I have studied with some of the worlds leading teachers including Richard Freeman, Shiva Rea, David Swenson, Jason Crandell, Max Strom, Rod Stryker, Anodea Judith, Manju Jois and Mimi Kuo Deemer amongst others. I have also completed my advanced Yin Yoga teacher training with the wonderful Norman Blair
In subsequent trips to India I studied Buddhist meditation at Tushita in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama. Also vinyasa flow, meditation and mantra chanting with Shiva Rea in the holy city of Varanasi. Most recently I spent a month at Kopan Monastery in Nepal in Buddhist study and meditation.
As well as teaching studio classes, I offer private tuition and am an associate teacher on the Centric School of Yoga 200hr TTC.
I continue to be a diligent student of yoga and feel blessed to share my knowledge with others. Namaste to you all.