Danielle Hipkins reviews this nourishing wellness retreat in France and untangles her nerves with Sivananda yoga, silent walks, sharing and laughter
I came to a Yoga and Walking holiday at Tamsin Chubb’s Little French Retreat in Gascony straight from work, my head still full of deadlines, with a therapeutic diagnosis of ‘burnout’. What surprised me was how quickly the steady pace here eased my tangled nerves and put a much greater distance between me and work than I thought possible. Despite a good internet connection, by the second day I couldn’t wait to get offline. How did this magic come about? Like all good retreats its alchemy boils down to a unique balance of ingredients.
‘Tamsin has a rare ability to make one feel at home without being overly solicitous, and the community she built in just a few days out of a small group of total strangers is a tribute to this’
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