Longwater Retreat - Bergerac
About the retreat
Since 2015 Longwater Tai Chi has been running small one week retreats near Bergerac, France. Students spend a week together studying a particular topic, as well as enjoying a relaxing location with good company. Topics in the past have included:
2015 - basic alignments and connecting lower and upper body.
2016 - removing unnecessary adornments from your form.
2017 - how to be comfortable but connected; integrating 2015/16.
Teaching is typically 3 hours a day, with an additional voluntary 2 hours for warmups and guided practice.
Everyone shares in cooking and most students have their own rooms (in Mussidan these are ensuite). Charges include training fees, accommodation, flights and transport, with food and drink managed separately on arrival (typically £100 for the week).
Based in the grounds of a beautiful country house:
Overlooking the winding River Isle, by the church in the small village of Saint Medard, this elegant property is set in superb gardens, with mature trees. It enjoys a large swimming pool, shared with Petit Bastit, in the same grounds. At the edge of the gardens and terraces is the river itself, and there is private use of a discreet cove. Close by is the town of Mussidan which has weekly morning markets offering superb poultry, wines and fresh seafood. The famous vineyards of Saint Emilion are less than half an hour’s drive away – for stocking-up with the delicious regional wines! The old town of Bergerac offers trips on old flat boats on the river, summer music festivals and has a tobacco museum as well as many good restaurants. Bordeaux makes an excellent day trip and has an elegant 18th century centre where the narrow streets are lined with grand mansions. The city’s many attractions include the eye-catching cathedral, a 15th century bell tower and a beautiful formal park. The surrounding countryside produces Bordeaux wines, and is the largest quality wine district in the world.Entrance hall. Large living room. Large well-equipped kitchen. Dining room (seating for 20) with small square independent tables. Small living room. Easy stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Five twin bedrooms. Three bedrooms with king-size beds. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with WC.
All linen for hire. NB: Cook available (on request). NB: Can be booked with F24212.
Location: Saint Medard village (bar), 2km W of Mussidan (shops, restaurant), 25km N of lake of Gureon.
|Event Date||Sat 1st Sep 2018 - 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||Sat 8th Sep 2018 - 12:00 pm|