Treat yourself to a mini retreat -a day of yoga, nature and mindful wine-tasting in the Dordogne, on an organic vineyard near Bergerac, mid way between Bordeaux and Sarlat
- A walk in the organic vineyards
- A hatha vinyasa yoga class
- Mindful wine tasting
- A luscious lunch
- A restorative yoga class
- A pdf pocket guide to wine tasting and a pdf pocket guide to yoga.
When: possible Monday, Thursday or Friday 10h30 to 16h
Where: Chateau Feely, Saussignac, an easy train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat
Start the morning a walk in the vines and an hour of hatha vinyasa yoga in the shade outside (if the weather is inclement the yoga is inside). Then discover wine tasting with a focus on senses and tasting meditatively. Then we stroll to a delighful restaurant for a luscious 3 course lunch (please notify us on booking if you are vegetarian or have special food needs). In the afternoon you explore restorative yoga and meditation. The yoga is suitable for beginners.
Minimum booking is 2 people and maximum 12 people.
Price: 140 euro per person
Reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).
If you are training we offer collection at 10h30 at Gardonne station a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We also offer return to Gardonne Station in the afternoon.
What is Mindful Wine Tasting?
Wine tasting is about using your senses. Taking time to appreciate a wine – to fully engage with a wine is a form of respect: respect for the work that went into it; for the nature and sunlight that created it; and for yourself.
In mindful wine tasting we take time to concentrate our senses, let go of our other thoughts and be totally focused on the wine. Its almost like getting into meditation. This is why yoga can help to prepare for mindful wine tasting. Yoga prepares the mind for meditation and this is exactly what we need to be prepared for mindful wine-tasting.
What is Restorative Yoga?
Restorative yoga is relaxing and calm. After a gently stretching we will move into a series of restorative yoga poses and stay in each of these poses for anything from 5 to 20 minutes. This is a very calming and gentle form of yoga that helps you to discover profound rest and deep relaxation.
What is Hatha Vinyasa Yoga?
Hatha yoga is yoga where poses are held for several breaths. Vinyasa yoga is yoga where the movement follows the breath so we change poses more often. We offer a slow vinyasa practice with some poses held longer in the hatha style hence the term Hatha Vinyasa.
Is the day suitable for beginners?
This day is suitable for beginners and to those who already practice or have practiced yoga but not recommended for anyone that has difficulty walking or health problems. You are the best judge of what is possible for you. Only do what feels good for you and your body.
Here is a selection of the potential wines we will taste (this could be slightly different depending on availability)
• Feely Sincerité, a zesty pure sauvignon blanc grown on limestone with fresh citrus flavours and minerality
• Feely Générosité, a dry barrel aged sémillon with notes of vanilla, apple pie and apricot compote
• Feely Sensualite, a dry rosé made from luscious merlot grapes picked just right for strawberry flavoured freshness
Chateau Feely is winner of the Gold Trophy for education and valorisation of ecological practices at the first French Wine Tourism Competition in 2019 and the has been awarded the Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for more than 5 years. You can also experience a half day wine tour, full day wine tour, and multi day gourmet experiences with us – see multi day wine tours.