We're so inspired to be working together again with the fabulous Santé Yoga in 2 residential yoga and singing retreats.
Nurturing your creativity, well being, mind, body and soul in the heart of beautiful rural Limousin. Working with the healing power of sound and movement. We can't wait to welcome you!
Hatha yoga uses movement and breath to bring balance to the body and mind. Using ancient Indian practices and modern science, we will create beautiful expressions which will complement the development of our physical and mental strength. Danielle honours the individual needs of each person and with gentle guidance will support you on your journey to expand and grow.
Using sound we will move mindfully through the chakra system (Energy centres in the body). Each centre has a seed sound which can support the balancing and healing of physical and emotional factors linked to this area.
Prana (Life force) Yama (Control) - this is the control of the breath. Using different techniques we will tune in with the movement of our breath and learn how to breathe again. When we use the full expansion of our lungs and stay focused on its path, we can energise, cleanse and balance the body and mind.
This is to bring your focus to one point, there are many methods to do this. Danielle will share a different experience each day to help you find a practice which calls to you the most. When we practice meditation without distraction, we are training the mind to stay present, this dissolves anxiety and worry.
Singing & Voice Workshops
Sound Meditation Exercises
Combining the use of voice and sound in our meditation. Including vowel/chakra toning, SA TA NA MA (kirtan kriya), humming bee breath, Aum.
Singing and Voice Workshops
Working with the breath, tone, control, range to get us confident to find and use our own authentic, true and beautiful voice. Facing emotional blocks to singing and building confidence. We can all sing from the heart!
We will sing a variety of uplifting and joyful songs – from pop, rock, folk and world music repertories to mantra singing, chanting and vowel/chakra toning. Suitable for absolutely all abilities and singing levels.
Vocal Sound Bath
An exercise to connect with our breath and help us to use our voices freely and relax into the sound created.
1030 –1200: Yoga
1230 –1400: Lunch
1400 -1530: Singing
1530 –1900: Free time (private classes / treatments)
1900: Evening meal
Included in your yoga & singing retreat:
yoga classes and singing workshops for all abilities
comfortable rustic French farmhouse accommodation (single option available)
delicious home-cooked meals using local and home-grown produce
time to explore the beautiful Limousin landscapes with walking and cycling routes straight from the front door
plenty of time to rest, sleep and relax and take some time for your own self care with our selection of holistic treatments.
Optional extras (to be reserved at time of booking)
holistic treatments (including Thai massage, sports massage, Indian head massage, reflexology, reiki, seated acupressure)
bike hire (with Bonkersfrog Bike Hire)
extra nights full board/accommodation available before or after your yoga and singing retreat
Day retreat places also available.
Listen to some of our sing from the heart singers at De Tout Coeur Limousin rehearsing the Sanskrit mantra - Lokah Samastah.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu means:
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all."
Yoga & Singing Retreat Team Details
De Tout Coeur Limousin
Vocal coach, singing teacher, group facilitator, singer & songwriter
Spiritual Counsellor (OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation)
Peter Evans had over 25 years experience as a singing teacher and vocal coach in the South East of England before moving to the Limousin region of central France to found retreat centre De Tout Coeur Limousin in 2013. As well as many years experience working as a professional singer and band front man Peter studied vocal coaching in London with the renowned singing teacher and authority on the voice Tona de Brett.
Whether an absolute beginner or a more experienced singer all abilities are welcomed. Peter has taught everyone from chart stars and professional musicians to those who think they are tone deaf and can't sing. He works sensitively with the emotional blocks and negative inner voices people can have that stop them from finding and using their voice, and reaching their full potential.
MA Group and Intercultural Therapy (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
BMus Music (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social care – Advanced Practice
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master-Teacher
Indian Head Massage
Before founding De Tout Coeur Limousin I worked in therapeutic group care with residents who had complex emotional and behavioural needs. During this time I supported my work with both my MA studies in Group and Intercultural Psychotherapy, and continued my learning and development in holistic health and therapies.
Music and singing have always been a major part of my life. I specialised in performance during my BMus playing the classical guitar and singing with the Goldsmiths Chorus, and worked as a professional musician in the UK.
In more recent years I sung with the Brighton Goes Gospel Performance Choir led by Karen Gibson (The Kingdom Choir).
In our work at De Tout Coeur Limousin it is a joy to be able to share the therapeutic aspects of sound and music with others. Seeing people grow in confidence and opening their hearts to their experience of creativity and expression.
Hatha Yoga Teacher 300 hr YA | Kundalini Yoga Teacher 200 hr YA|
Womb Yoga Teacher 65 hr | Rainbow Yoga Teacher 65 hr YA | Yin Yoga
Teacher | Pilates Instructor | Sports Massage Therapist Lv 4 | Physical
Trainer | Registered Nurse | Life Coach | Reflexologist | Masseuse |
Nordic Skiing Instructor BASI L2 | Triathlon Coach
As a dedicated health and wellbeing therapist Danielle has studied, practiced and shared yogic philosophy since 2008, bringing a holistic and unique approach to self-healing. She teaches yoga as a way of life, to develop a greater understanding of the body and mind with the intention to transform and grow. Danielle takes the strength she has developed in her personal life and career to find depth and focus in her classes whilst encouraging an accepting attitude to all feelings and sensations which arise.
Danielle believes that yoga can be welcomed into the lives of everyone to bring the internal and external world into a conscious awareness. She encourages individuality and self-discovery by providing a safe and accepting space to practice and explore. By having an extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology though previous areas of work, Danielle guides her students with practices to support their current situation.
Danielle served 12 years in the Army and during her service she was a passionate athlete devoting her time to compete in boxing, triathlon and biathlon. Since 2007 she has raced at a high level within the Army but went onto coach in 2014 within the Army and continued as a civilian from 2018.
As a co-founder of Santé Yoga Danielle has created a sacred space nestled deep in the region of Haute Vienne, France. Santé Yoga retreats focus on each person as a unique individual to create a bespoke package to support them on their journey. Santé Yoga uses locally sourced and home grown produce and only promotes products which are ethically sourced and produced. The team play an active role in the local community and provides daily classes and therapies
Moulin De Chamont
SA TA NA MA - Kirtan Kriya
KIRTAN KRIYA - PRACTICE THE 12-MINUTE YOGA MEDITATION EXERCISE
Kirtan Kriya (which is pronounced KEER-tun KREE-a) is a type of meditation from the Kundalini yoga tradition, which has been practiced for thousands of years. This meditation is sometimes called a singing exercise, as it involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa along with repetitive finger movements, or mudras. This non-religious practice can be adapted to several lengths, but practicing it for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory. Credit: Kirtan Kriya exercise