Retreats

Retreats at Ferme de Candeloup

We run a number of organised retreats each year featuring leading instructors in Yoga, Pilates, Chi Ball, Qigong, T’ai Chi and Shiatsu. These retreats are suitable for adults of all ages whether you are a complete novice or a versed student and you can take part in as many or as little of the classes as you like. We have lots of return visitors to the retreats, which we believe is the best form of recommendation you can get. Here are a few comments from past participants:

All of our organised retreats are fully catered and include:

Breakfast – cereals, fruit, yogurt, bread, croissants, home-made preserves, juice, coffee and various teas Lunch and evening meal – fresh, home-made, health conscious meals cooked with local, seasonal produce.

We are more than happy to cater for any special dietary requirements, as long as we are notified ahead of time.

Purpose built yoga studio

Retreat spaces

There are a number of spaces at Ferme de Candeloup that have been designed specifically for the retreats.

We have a, fully equipped yoga studio with floor to ceiling fold back doors providing the most amazing views of the surrounding vineyards and the Pyrenees beyond.

The studio allows instructors to comfortably teach students. It can be open to the kitchen and dining area for a light, spacious feel or partitioned off for more privacy.

The following yoga equipment is provided:

• Mats
• Blocks
• Cushions
• Blankets
• Chi Balls
• Bands

Directly in front of the studio, we also have a wooden deck, which is perfect for teaching outside. Students get to enjoy their class in the fresh air, with the aroma of French lavender that skirts the decking and views of the Pyrenees that will make your spirits soar. If it’s an early morning class, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a wild deer grazing.

The studio and deck provide versatile space that can be utilised for a variety of retreats, not just Yoga and Pilates. Art, photographic and creative writing students couldn’t fail to be inspired by the stunning scenery and mountain landscape.

In addition to the spaces already described, Ferme de Candeloup’s garden provides many a shady spot to paint under.

The dining area can also be used for more classroom style teaching with flip charts provided and a large table that can seat up to >insert number

The Pyrenees has much to offer walkers, cyclists, canoeing and kayak enthusiasts too. There are lakes and rivers just a drive from Ferme de Candeloup and cycling and walking routes on the doorstep, with something to suite all abilities.

And when it’s time to relax, the pool is on hand to take a dip in, or laze around with a good book.

If you are looking for somewhere to run a retreat or activity holiday, please do contact us we’d be happy to hear from you and look at how Ferme de Candeloup can meet your needs.

What our customers say

  • I stayed here July 2014 for a yoga/pilates retreat. The hotel is set in gorgeous surroundings looking out to the Pyrenees in the distance with rolling countryside and vineyards in the foreground – to look out and see this every morning was bliss! Rooms are beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The yoga studio, guests areas, gardens and pool are all immaculate and prove to be the perfect back drop for a relaxing day and evening. Mel’s cooking was fantastic, giving us freshly cooked, nutritious meals every day (even catering for my very specific dietary requirements). I would come back to here in a heartbeat for either another retreat or as a perfect “get away from it all” holiday.
  • If you want to spend a relaxing weekend in beautiful countryside, with amazing home cooked food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, look no further I have just spent two days on a yoga retreat weekend, a first for me which I throughly enjoyed. The setting for this weekend is idyllic, a beautifully renovated farmhouse, which has been tastefully restored throughout. The outside eating area is delightful and the bedrooms are decorated for comfort and relaxation with beautiful bedding and curtains. The bathroom was also of a very high standard. There is a super swimming pool with sun chairs to relax on around the pool overlooking the stunning countryside To top this amazing place I can't speak highly enough of Mel and her family who make you feel like you are at home. They are so welcoming and the icing on the cake is the home cooking. Delicious and tasty, so tasty I had to have the recipes! Enjoy your stay
  • An idyllic situation for a yoga retreat or just for getting out and exploring this beautiful part of France. I have just returned from the most memorable Yoga weekend and cannot praise this place and its hosts enough. The yoga studio, looking out to the pool and stunning Pyrenees mountains, the surrounding vineyards, the welcoming host, Melanie and her lovely family...... Beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable rooms..... And delicious food too! I can't wait to go back for another weekend escape. Thank you Mel!
    Samantha Harris
  • I have just returned from a week long Pilates and yoga retreat at this beautiful, clean, friendly and tranquil place. The surroundings are spectacularly beautiful, the rooms are decorated to a high standard and are comfortable, ours, room 1 had a nice modern bathroom with a bath and shower and air conditioning. It is worth coming here just for Mel's excellent and nutritious food and the whole family's welcoming attitude, I really felt like I was staying with friends! This is a fantastic place to hold a retreat but would also be lovely for a family or couple to holiday. I definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful region and can't wait to go back again next year!
  • My friends and I just spent the most perfect week here for a yoga and pilates retreat - www.suewoodd.com. The hotel is a beautifully converted barn. Our room was lovely, with gorgeous views from the balcony across the vineyards beyond. Our hosts Mel and Roger couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. Mel's culinary skills are amazing, each day we had mouth watering, home cooked meals that were absolutely delicious. None of us wanted to leave!
    Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends