Le Wild Retreat en France!


prana at le wild retreat

I am so excited and delighted to be returning to my favourite yoga deck in the heart of rural France, the inspiration for much of my writing on being close to nature as well as my Wild Yoga classes.

Staying at a magical retreat centre hidden in a valley of interlocking spurs in the forests of Aveyron, in the south of France, we will enjoy an entirely secluded eco-run hamlet, and our own expanse of wild tranquility.

Join me and other like-minded balance-seekers for a week of nourishing food, yoga and fun in this stunning setting in nature. My aim is to have you feeling energised, refreshed and full of good memories.

Retreat package is just £495 for all food, accommodation, yoga, meditation and walks. Flights are around £89 return to Toulouse at time of writing, and I will arrange transfers to and from the retreat. Take a look at what to expect



The theme will be “wild” of course – the concept being that the closer to nature you are, the healthier you are. The yoga will have a “primal” flavour, based on the principles of Natural Movement and will be a blend of energising morning classes, and restorative evening sessions with meditation, and of course as many wild venues we can find to do our vogue warriors!

The yoga deck is one of the most stunning I have experienced, with amazing views where all you can see is green – so much prana, this is what forest bathing is all about.

With two yoga teachers for the week, myself Gillie Sutherland and the fabulous Chrissie Tarbitt, both of us keen foodies as well as coaches, you won’t be short of support or encouragement either.

There is also a hot tub in the wild to enjoy one evening as well!


An additional element will be that we will be learning and journeying through the chakras, not just in terms of the yoga, but also with our food. Inspiration from The Chakra Kitchen!

We will be clean eating, and although not an entirely vegetarian retreat, vegans and those with special dietary requirements will be catered for.

Part of the fun of the retreat is shopping locally, at the markets, and from the local Artisans who live a walk away. You can get involved as much as you like, picking what you’d like, and helping create nutritious and delicious foods with us. September is also a great time for foraging, there’s lots of fruit to be picked and possibly mushrooms.

There is also a wood fired pizza oven and a Bar be Cue so they will be special evenings we will have together, and we will go out into the nearby town one evening to sample some of the local cuisine as well.


One of the great things about this retreat is how accessible

Arrive: Monday 17th September 2018

Depart: Friday 21st September 2018

I have looked at flights from Bristol to Toulouse and at the moment for those dates it is £80 return with Easyjet

Dep Bristol Mon 17th Sept Arrive Toulouse 13.25

Dep Toulouse Friday 21st Sept Arrive Bristol 14.45

There may be connecting flights from other local airports in the UK, and also some very cheap options from London Gatwick, City, Heathrow or Luton. Hopefully you can find an option that suits.

You will be picked up at Toulouse airport and there is a 90 minute transfer by minibus to through one of the most lush and green landscapes to arrive in our peaceful eco-hamlet.



The eco-hamlet, owned by a lovely British couple Luisa and Piers, has been tastefully restored into French-style gites, and offers some beautifully decorated rooms and spacious, luxury bathrooms for the perfect blend of style and comfort.

Like a home from home, we have lots of comfortable living spaces, including a large dining room, and plenty of outdoor areas for soaking up the sun, although the pool is something really special too for lounging and relaxing.

The accommodation will be for 4 nights and all food will be included in the cost, except for the one evening when we dine out.

All are shared rooms , with the choice of a double bed for couples or twins for singles. Don’t worry about coming on your own though as many people do, and it’s a great way to really escape and be yourself for the week!

You can see more examples of the accommodation here, as well as more reasons why this is my favourite venue so far!


The cost of the retreat is £495 which includes accommodation, food, walks, trips and 2 yoga / meditation sessions a day.

For the more wild, adventurous amongst you there is also the option of camping at the reduced cost of £395 per person. This is a beautifully set up , spacious Bell Tent in your own completely private forest glade with outdoor wood-fired bath tub, solar shower and forest composting toilet.

You can reserve your place with a £100 deposit and the balance is due by August 1st 2018.

  • NB Book and pay in full and pay just £450 0r £350 for the camping option.


I will arrange your pick up from Toulouse airport once I have your flight details

Throughout the week we will have a minibus to transport us around for the week so that we can go and explore the area and take trips into town as people wish.


You can see details of the venue here. It really is a special place, and in one of my favourite areas of France. I travelled here two years ago and is a must for nature and food lovers!




£495 per person for 6 nights food, accommodation, yoga, walks, transfers and some activities.

Guests arrange their own flights. At time of writing this is around £80 return from Bristol (other local airports available) and if travelling from Exeter, there will be others to share transport costs with or take the Falcon bus from Exeter to the airport for £13 each way.

There are just 8 spaces on this retreat, plus two yoga teachers and a driver, so it will be a nice intimate group (all fabulous I am sure!) with plenty of laughter and fun that I can guarantee!

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Email me on gilliesutherland73@gmail.com to book.


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