Share & Renewal Retreat for Yoga Teachers


Lucy invites you to Yoga Najac

Four-day retreat of rest and renewal especially for yoga teachers. South-West France Thurs 13th to  Mon 17th  June 2019,  price: €200.

  • Do you sometimes feel isolated in your work as a yoga teacher?
  • Are you interested in learning from other experienced teachers – but put off by the high cost of some training intensives?
  • Do your own energy and resources need a boost?

If this sounds familiar, you are warmly invited to join Lucy Ackroyd in her beautiful home in south-west France for a four-day sharing retreat, especially devised to meet the needs of yoga teachers.

The idea – based on traditional Women’s Circles – is to create a community of practice, which is non-hierarchical, inclusive, supportive and transformational.


On the edge of medieval Najac

Lucy’s home on the edge of a medieval village north of Toulouse is an ideal place to reconnect with yourself and nature. There are wonderful woodland walks, organic veggie food, a swimming pool and river swimming, a cosy indoor studio and also an outdoor yoga platform with views over the wooded river valley.

See more about Yoga Najac retreat centre here.

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Yoga platform overlooking wood valley

As well as a lovely holiday, this will be low-cost professional development opportunity. With a maximum of eight participants, including Lucy Ackroyd and Chris Holt, we will each take a turn at leading at least one session over the course of the four days – hopefully sharing a wide range of skills, experience and wisdom; also contributing to preparing meals, holding the space and creating community.


Swimming in the River Viaur

We will begin with an evening session on Thursday 13th June, and end with a morning session and brunch on Monday 17th June.

If you would like to apply to take part in this special retreat, please send a brief biography and suggestions for what you might like to share to

  • Price includes all food & accommodation for 4 nights/5 days.
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    Home-grown organic food

    Price excludes travel. Flights (Easyjet) Gatwick – Toulouse currently £85 return (26/11/18). Transfer by train Toulouse-Najac €20 return.

More about Lucy

Lucy Ackroyd, 53, has been practising yoga for over 25 years, living a yogic lifestyle for 15 years and teaching for 5 years.  She is also an experienced teacher of the Alexander Technique,  which is


Yoga studio with underfloor heating

mindfulness in everyday activities based on our rediscovery of the natural co-ordination between mind & body.  Awareness of this technique and mind-body mechanics influences Lucy’s teaching of yoga – along with the work she has done with Judith Lasater (Restorative & Experiential Anatomy), Sarah Powers (Yin Yoga), and Lisa Kaley-Isley (Trauma & Anxiety/Depression).  She is also a teacher of Mindfulness and has had a daily meditation practice for over 6 years.

Lucy teaches classes at her home studio, at a local centre for refugees,  and also runs retreats and workshops  on issues such as back health, balancing the hormones, and working with the chakras.

She is mum to two teenage daughters,  a long-time organic gardening and enjoys participating in women’s circles and shamanism.

Yoga balance

Experienced teacher Chris Holt

More about Chris

Chris Holt, 53, initially learnt yoga at school more than 35 years ago and has been teaching for 10 years, practising much longer. Having studied with influential teachers such as Judith Lasater, Susie Hately, Sandra Sabatini and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Chris now teaches in prisons, including with women in recovery from addictions, and in her own studio in south London. She has been leading weekend retreats and yoga holidays in the UK and Europe for nine years.

She brings a therapeutic approach to Hatha Yoga together with meditation, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra to help her students bring the wealth of yoga wisdom to the physical and emotional difficulties we all, at times, face in life.

See more about Chris’s work here.


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