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Les Passeroses Yoga Retreat centre, Charente region, South West France

  • Chez Broue Nonac, PCh, 16190 France (map)

We set out to create a very special place - a European yoga retreat centre where everyone feels at home in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Les Passeroses is the old French word for the hollyhocks which spring up around the walls of the property in summer. Our stone-built farmhouse is set in the glorious rolling countryside of south-west France and has been tastefully transformed into what has been described as one of the "Top Ten Best Yoga Retreats in the world".

All rooms in the house have floors of oak or handmade terracotta, with many featuring exposed beams, original stone window sinks or fireplaces. All of our bedrooms are simply, yet stylishly furnished with quality beds, mattresses and linen.

With its dramatic tented ceiling and wooden floor of local oak, the yoga space is the perfect place to discover or deepen your yoga practice.

Huge sliding doors give far-reaching views over the pool into the countryside or down to the lake, letting you feel closer to nature. Your practice will be further enhanced by the sound of water trickling into the nearby old stone lavoir, a former spring source and now a beautiful Koi pond. The large space which can accommodate up to 16 students, is generously equipped with mats, blocks, bolsters, bricks, straps, chairs and blankets. For inversions there is plenty of wall space and the room is one of only a few in Europe fitted with ropes. An eco stove burning recycled wood pellets, ensures a nice temperature for your practice should the weather be cooler.

You will be drawn on arrival to the large oval pool, surrounded by wooden decking, lawns and a tiled terrace, Here you can enjoy the heat of the sun on one of  the numerous sun loungers, or curl up in the shade on a huge outdoor sofa with a book. Or, just relax under the gazebo on a comfy recliner and take in the panoramic views of the French countryside. Steps lead you in to the large informal gardens, which are an ongoing project and personal passion. 

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