La Roane house, France - yoga holiday
A week of yoga, meditation and creativity at idyllic La Roane in South West France
  A week to unwind in a totally supportive environment and return to that quiet place within

3 - 10 July 2017 Teacher: Kate McKenzie
Cost from £620 per person (£50 single supplement)

  This holiday is promoted by YOAS and organised by La Roane
About La Roane

La Roane is the perfect place for yoga. It is located in an idyllic 20 acre estate, with wide open spaces and woodland walks, a haven for the spiritual seeker and nature lover. As the night draws in to reveal its starry sky, the silence is broken only by the sound the cicadas or the call of the nightingale. It is a place to unwind and return to that quiet place within. Space to think, space to breathe, space to be – is what La Roane quite naturally has to offer.

Here you will find an abundance of wildlife (deer, hare, buzzards, singing frogs and butterflies) and wild flowers.

One mile away is the Gorge de L'aveyron, with stunning views of the river valley and a network of caves which were used during the war by the French resistance.

Three miles away is the medieval market town of St Antonin, the setting for the film “The Hundred Foot Journey” with Helen Mirren.

La Roane really is 'home from home', a place to be totally at ease in and drop into a slower, often more appealing, pace of life.

St Antonin River, La Roane, France - yoga retreat
The Daily Programme

Apart from the first day, morning yoga class take place before breakfast. It will begin with a gentle opening of the body and atunement of the mind to the breath. It will slowly move and build into a flowing and dynamic hatha sequence, always incorporating the cultivation of awareness, physical alignment, breath and chakras (energy centres).

Afternoon sessions vary and may include: moving meditations on the chakras, free movement, group singing and harmony, kundalini kriyas, alongside guided relaxations and restorative postures. These sessions are designed to explore and free our innate creative spirit and are offered in a totally supportive environment free from judgement and expectation.

After dinner, we will gather together for group singing with Kate and Nigel Shamash (your host), an evening stroll, a game of table tennis or simply to hang out and chat and listen to the call of the night creatures...a truly inspirational and life-changing week!

“Kate adds a magical dimension to all her teaching” Jennifer

“She was aware of all our needs and brought in a dimension of love and kindness” Sally

“A great source of inspiration” Hugh

Things to do

During the course of the week there will be a visit to the local market and a one day excursion, walking, picnicking, swimming in the River Aveyron and drinking coffee in one of the surrounding historic villages.

The area around La Roane is great walking and cycling country (bicycles available free of charge) with the spectacular Gorges de l'Aveyron just a mile away. For the experience of a lifetime, visit the Grotte Trasadou and La Dame Blanche, prehistoric caves that were used by resistance fighters during the last war.

The local town of St Antonin is 3 miles away; a magical medieval town, which retains its original charm. It is the scene of a very colourful market every Sunday.

Flowing though St Antonin is the River Aveyron, ideal for picnicking, swimming and, for the more adventurous, canoeing down the rapids.


Guests are housed in three beautiful buildings set around a large oval-shaped pool in a lovely sunny spot in the centre of the garden. Accommodation is in comfortably furnished single and double rooms - indoor towels provided. Plenty of bathrooms for everyone.

The sauna and table tennis table are nearby with a luxury tree house and a yurt in the woods (available for guests).

La Roane, France - yoga retreat


La Roane, France: 3 - 10 July 2017

Cost per person

£620 sharing accommodation

£50 supplement for single accommodation

Cost includes:
All meals (vegetarian), snacks and wine with the evening meals
Three excursions
All yoga classes
Your accommodation


The local airport Toulouse is only one hour's drive away from La Roane. There are regular flights to Toulouse from most major UK airports.

If you are coming from the South East, book on the early morning Easyjet flight from Gatwick. It means an early start, but you will arrive at La Roane in time for an early lunch and an afternoon siesta.

La Roane offer a £60 (£30 each way) TAXI SERVICE from Toulouse airport to La Roane on the day the course commences, returning to the airport a week later.

To book


Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 2996