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© 2019 by Kate Kilbourne

June 22 - 29

Yoga Holiday

with

Patricia Diart

Treat yourself to an exceptional week of indoor and outdoor site-specific yoga, held in a magical cave village in France.  Practice yoga on the grassy banks of the river Loir, on a hill top overlooking the valley, or within a tufa cave in the troglodyte village of Trôo. Perched above the river Loir in the northern Loire Valley, this remarkable  village

features cave houses dug into the hillside that provide stunning views over the village, river and valley.  This will be our base for daily yoga, with van excursions to gorgeous chateaux, gardens and villages.

Yoga Holiday in Trôo, France  

June 15 - 22, 2020

with Patricia Diart

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Charming lodging in Trôo at

Le Moulin de la Plaine
Spring 2019: June 15 - 22
Instructor: Patricia Diart
Taught in English
 

Set in a 3-hectare park with a watermill and 2 islands, The Moulin de la Plaine B&B is located in the troglodyte village of Trôo. The accommodations features furniture from the 19th century and is decorated with the poetry theme La Fontaine Fables.

The guest rooms feature characteristic furniture and a private bathroom and toilet. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.

A breakfast is provided and served each morning in the dining room. BBQ facilities are available on site and guests can relax on the terrace or in the property’s hammocks.

There is a shared lounge with billiards, tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator and microwave next to the guest rooms.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including swimming, tennis, fishing, pétanque and walking. The property also provides free private parking.

June 15 - 22

Yoga Holiday

with

Patricia Diart

Yoga at the Moulin de la Plaine

A Note from Instructor Patricia Diart

 

What could be more delightful than to practice yoga in the countryside of the Loire Valley, in a historic village once held by Richard the Lionheart and now known for it's uniquely beautiful cave houses?  Come and practice yoga, and celebrate the gentle pace of La Douce France in the beautiful village of Trôo located on the Loir river, while staying in the lovely Moulin de la Plaine water mill property on the river Loi.

Morning yoga will be practiced outside on the mill house grounds along the river bank, weather permitting.   Just across the river is Saint Jacques de Guérets with its 12th century church and frescoes, a stop along the ancient Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrimage route.  Afternoon activities could include chanting in the church followed by a walking meditation along the pilgrimage route, yoga and meditation in a cave, a guided exploration of Trôo on foot, or visits to surrounding points of interest in our mini-van.

In the early evening, our practice will be a bit more vigorous, and expansive, a way to calm the mind after the bustle of touring the area.   Inside the "grand atelier"  there is a large space for yoga with sliding doors opening out across the grounds.

 

I work with all levels of yoga practitioners.  I show modifications, and encourage all of my students to find their rhythm, and breath.  I also want you to find your edge of challenge, and know that you will be held in a safe environment.  Yoga can be joyful, fun, meditative and contemplative.  Please join me next summer from June 22nd - 29th.  And if you get a friend to sign up, you each get 100 euros off the price!!

Plein Air Painting Instructor Tom Hughes

Yoga Instructor Patricia Diart

In 1993, I began my study of Iyengar Yoga due to high levels of stress.  This ancient art gave me the capacity to discover my natural healing process, and sense of ease.  It also gave me strength, agility, and a more spacious mindset.  Since 1996 to the present, I have traveled through India and attended long meditation retreats to discover how deep the mind/body relationship is in everything I do.   Currently I am certified as a Yoga Teacher, Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer.  Please see my website for more details.  www.patriciadiart.com

Plein Air Painting Workshop Director

Holiday Director Kate Kilbourne

Kate Kilbourne has owned the Cave Yuccas property since 2000.  In 2005 she began restoring the cottage above the cave which she now rents out as a vacation home (see cave-yuccas.com).  Kate is an excellent bilingual guide to the local markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and she will do everything she can to make your week in this ancient troglodyte village a magically memorable holiday.

 

At a Glance

 

  • 12 students maximum

  • 7 nights

  • lodging at the Moulin de la Plaine

  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners included

  • Welcome wine & cheese soirée

  • Two bistro lunches out at restaurants

  • Farewell haute cuisine dinner

  • Van excursions to local chateaux, gardens & villages

Cost

 

  • All inclusive week at the Moulin de la Plaine

  • 1750 euros per person, based on double occupancy, for guest room with private bath

  • 1600 euros per person, based on double occupancy, for bedroom in cottage with shared bath

  • Single room option: add 350 euros

  • Get a friend to sign up and you each get 100 euros off the price

  • 20% discount for non-yoga participants (friends, partners, family)

  • Early Bird Special: 1,500 euros if paid in full by January 15

Typical Schedule
 

Saturday

Arrival at Vendome TGV station -- van pick up, check in to the Moulin de la Plaine.

 

Saturday night 

Welcome wine and cheese soirée on the terrace at the Cave Yuccas, or at the Moulin,

depending on weather

 

Sunday 

Yoga

breakfast

guided tour of Trôo and the cave houses

lunch at the Cave du Vigneron

free time to explore Trôo on your own

yoga

dinner

 

Monday

Yoga

breakfast

visit the Château de Courtanvaux

lunch

free time

yoga

dinner

 

Tuesday

Yoga

breakfast

visit to the Jardins de Sasnieres 

bistro lunch

free time

yoga

dinner

 

Wednesday

Yoga

breakfast

farmers market in Montoire

picnic lunch

visit to Lavardin with ancient church, castle ruins and cave houses --

one of France's "Most Beautiful Villages"

yoga

dinner

 

Thursday

Yoga

breakfast

gardens at chateau de Chaumont sur Loire

picnic lunch

chateau de Chaumont sur Loire 

dinner

yoga

 

Friday 

yoga

breakfast

farmers market in Vendôme

picnic lunch

free time

yoga

gourmet farewell dinner

 

Saturday

Check out of accommodation and van transport to Vendôme TGV station