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Yoga Retreat with James Cassidy in the South of France


We are very excited to be hosting James Cassidy for his blissful yoga retreat in the South of France in September 2020. This time, we are heading to luxurious La Deveze, about 30 miles from Nimes. La Deveze is set within 97 acres of beautiful meadow and woodland above the market town of Quissac in the Occitanie region. This collection of ancient stone buildings has been transformed into luxurious accommodation ideally suited to hosting a yoga retreat.  James is one of the most popular teachers at East of Eden, and he'll take you through a full week of yoga and meditation with a chance to really get into the full practice, leaving physically and mentally renewed and invigorated. With luxury accommodation, a heated swimming pool and beautiful French countryside to explore on foot, bike or by car, this promises to be the perfect way to relax and escape hectic London life. There is an indoor shala with heated floor, an outoor yoga deck and numerous woodland clearings with stunning views for outdoor classes and meditations.  Food is such an important part of a retreat, and we are really happy with what is on offer at La Deveze. Many of the ingredients used in their cooking are from their own vegetable and herb gardens and in 2020 they will also be producing their own olive oil and wine.  •Breakfast will consist of fruit, breads, yogurt, homemade preserves,(honey from our own hives), tea, coffee, juice and some mornings fresh eggs from our hens.  •Lunch will be two courses.  •Dinner will be three courses, all vegetarian, with the option to purchase wine.  •Fruit, tea, coffee and mineral water are available throughout the day.  Spaces are limited to 15 on this retreat, so please do act fast to secure your booking.  To book, email info@resetretreats.co.uk quoting SEPT 2020 RETREAT in the subject line.

We are very excited to be hosting James Cassidy for his blissful yoga retreat in the South of France in September 2020. This time, we are heading to luxurious La Deveze, about 30 miles from Nimes. La Deveze is set within 97 acres of beautiful meadow and woodland above the market town of Quissac in the Occitanie region. This collection of ancient stone buildings has been transformed into luxurious accommodation ideally suited to hosting a yoga retreat.

James is one of the most popular teachers at East of Eden, and he'll take you through a full week of yoga and meditation with a chance to really get into the full practice, leaving physically and mentally renewed and invigorated. With luxury accommodation, a heated swimming pool and beautiful French countryside to explore on foot, bike or by car, this promises to be the perfect way to relax and escape hectic London life. There is an indoor shala with heated floor, an outoor yoga deck and numerous woodland clearings with stunning views for outdoor classes and meditations.

Food is such an important part of a retreat, and we are really happy with what is on offer at La Deveze. Many of the ingredients used in their cooking are from their own vegetable and herb gardens and in 2020 they will also be producing their own olive oil and wine.

•Breakfast will consist of fruit, breads, yogurt, homemade preserves,(honey from our own hives), tea, coffee, juice and some mornings fresh eggs from our hens.

•Lunch will be two courses.

•Dinner will be three courses, all vegetarian, with the option to purchase wine.

•Fruit, tea, coffee and mineral water are available throughout the day.

Spaces are limited to 15 on this retreat, so please do act fast to secure your booking.

To book, email info@resetretreats.co.uk quoting SEPT 2020 RETREAT in the subject line.

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ACCOMMODATION AND PRICING

Accommodation is based across 4 properties in a mix of twin rooms and doubles. Every room has 200 thread white cotton bed linen, White Company towels, Hammam pool towels and a hairdryer in each room, with basic toiletries.

£550 - triple room en-suite (sharing with 2 others)

£600 - twin room with shared bathroom (sharing with 1 other)

£650 - twin room en-suite (sharing with 1 other)

£750 - private double shared bathroom

£800 - private double room en-suite


This price includes accommodation, all yoga and meditation workshops, use of all facilities and 3 meals a day. It does not include travel to La Deveze, however we can coordinate flights and arrange transfers to and from Nimes and Montellier airports for €30 each way.

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PROPOSED SCHEDULE (subject to change)

12th Sept - arrivals from 4pm with a welcome practice and introductions 6.00-7.30pm followed by a delicious dinner.

13-16th Sept

730am - fruit and chai
8-10am - morning yoga workshop
10am onwards - brunch and free time
2pm - lunch available for those at La Deveze
5-630pm - restorative yoga
7pm onwards dinner.
 

17th Sept

8-10am - final morning yoga practice
9.30am onwards - breakfast and departures

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ABOUT JAMES CASSIDY

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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.

LOCATION OF LA DEVEZE

There are many ways to make your way to this beautiful part of the world. If you are driving the A9 motorway is just 30kms away, take the train to Avignon just 55 minutes away or fly to Montpellier, Nimes, Marseille, Beziers, Carcassonne or Nice. In your free time, there are many lovely places to visit nearby, from beautiful lakes, to places of historical interest. You can go rock climbing, canyoning, kayaking or play golf. Or just relax by the pool and take in the wonderful views.

There are many ways to make your way to this beautiful part of the world. If you are driving the A9 motorway is just 30kms away, take the train to Avignon just 55 minutes away or fly to Montpellier, Nimes, Marseille, Beziers, Carcassonne or Nice. In your free time, there are many lovely places to visit nearby, from beautiful lakes, to places of historical interest. You can go rock climbing, canyoning, kayaking or play golf. Or just relax by the pool and take in the wonderful views.