“Our Norman long house is a 10 acre pocket of calm, just 3km from the famous cliffs of Étretat, an area that has provided inspiration and sanctuary for many famous artists over the years. With a bluebell forest and extensive garden, we are immersed in nature.” says Theresa.
“Each retreat day features guided meditations, morning and evening yoga, rural or coastal walks. There is also the opportunity to have a massage or reiki session to promote stress reduction.”
Theresa is a qualified Meditation teacher, having studied extensively in France and the UK. Riboudin Retreats offers Meditation of Breath, Meditation of Loving Kindness, Gratitude Meditations and Visualization Meditations with Rose Quartz; you will also be guided and experience deep levels of relaxation with your meditations. If the weather is co-operating, the yoga and meditation classes are held in the open air, including on the amazing cliffs of Étretat.
Simon continues, “Our experienced yoga teacher predominately teaches Vinyasa Yoga, with relaxing Savasana, but enjoys teaching Power Yoga for strength and welcomes participants of all levels. Whether you are new to yoga and meditation or wish to deepen your practice, we welcome you.
“Each day includes time for everyone to pursue their own activities, Wednesday mornings we take a visit to the local market to buy fresh provisions, including some delicious French cheeses. Evenings can be enjoyed sitting by the fire pit.”
Theresa concludes, “Riboudin is the French name for the tiny Winter Wren Troglodytes Troglodytes which symbolise resilience and a renewal of energy. Our retreats are designed to nourish you from the inside out, and guests enjoy home-made, nutritious vegetarian meals and desserts featuring local produce including honey, eggs and vegetables from our garden, when they are available.”
Please see Theresa’s blog or instagram for some retreat food bites.
www.riboudin.com/blog / www.instagram.com/riboudin.retreats/
Guests normally arrive Monday morning and depart Friday afternoon, bed & breakfast extensions are available.
Visitor comments include, ‘We were lucky to fall into a piece of heaven’
and ‘I will treasure the kindness and compassion of the teachers’.