4th – 8th July, 2020
Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be You!
A five-day Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Catherine Page and Kathryn McCusker
Join Catherine and Kathryn on a transformative five-day Kundalini Yoga Retreat at beautiful La Balie and experience rejuvenating and uplifting Kundalini Yoga krias and meditations to destress the mind and energise the body!
For more information, prices and how to book visit the Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You! page
9th – 13th September, 2020
Relax, Refresh, Prepare for Winter
A five day Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Catherine Page and Eleanor Phelan
This Autumn retreat is a chance to relax and refresh enabling you to enter the winter months with renewed clarity, energy and focus. Join Catherine and Eleanor to celebrate the autumn harvest and all you’ve achieved this year.
For more information, prices and how to book visit the Autumn Retreat page
These are intimate retreats and space is limited to 14 people, so reserve your place early to avoid disappointment. Open to all levels of experience, including complete beginners.
Catherine Page is a Kundalini Yoga teacher and psychotherapist, with an interest in the powerful link between body and mind and specifically how emotions such as anxiety and depression manifest in the physical body.
Catherine began her career as a Personal Assistant to high profile individuals. After a varied and colourful career working abroad and in the UK, Catherine returned to University and gained a Master’s Degree and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling and currently runs a private practice in Central London. Catherine began training as a Kundalini yoga teacher as a means to bring mind and body together. She teaches one-to-one private tuition, group classes and for the Leadership Programme of a major UK charity.
Catherine completed her training as a Kundalini yoga teacher in London, France, Russia and India. She is passionate about sharing the teachings of Kundalini yoga as a physical and spiritual practice and as a means to changing the way you feel
“Catherine’s classes are some of the best I have ever been to. Challenging, calming and restorative – they stretch your mind as well as your body, always enabling me to feel at my best, with me leaving a class knowing that I will subsequently be and perform at my best. An essential class for happiness, health, wellbeing, resilience, strength and confidence. “ Claudia, London
Kathryn McCusker discovered Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in Mexico in 2000 and has been teaching worldwide ever since. After living in London for eleven years, where she taught private clients including Bjork and Rachel McAdams and classes at Triyoga and Alchemy, she returned to Sydney in 2011 to open KMYOGA, Sydney’s first dedicated Kundalini Yoga Studio, which she ran for three years. She has now returned to London where she is again teaching private clients and group classes, as well as leading retreats worldwide.
A professional opera singer for over twenty years, Kathryn’s background in music and voice gives her a deep connection to the transformative power of mantra and pranayama. She infuses this knowledge into her classes, along with deeply relaxing Gong Meditations. She has a keen interest in teaching Kundalini Yoga to creatives and has seen how it has supported and transformed their creative life.
Kathryn is a Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) certified Level One and Level Two teacher, having trained with SKY and Amrit Nam Sarovar. She is also a certified Conscious Pregnancy and Radiant Child Yoga teacher.
Kathryn is passionate about sharing these inspiring and uplifting teachings with as many people as possible. Watkins commissioned and published Kathryn’s first book, Kundalini Meditation – The path to personal transformation and creativity, which was released in the US in November 2012 and in the UK and Australia in March 2013. It has now been translated into Dutch, Italian and French and is available to buy in English, along with her mantra meditation CD’s.
For more information please visit Kathryn’s website at www.kathrynmccuskerkundalini.com
“Working with Kathryn one to one over the last couple of years has been an amazing experience. She is both an inspiring and challenging teacher and this has enabled me to create changes in my body and mind that I never dreamed possible before. With her help, I have been able to shift both emotional and physical patterns that were blocking me and achieve a far greater sense of self.” Claire, London
Eleanor (Satya Raj Kaur) started practising Kundalini Yoga in 2008 and was amazed at the profoundly healing and transformative effects it had on all aspects of her life. This inspired her to complete her KRI certified Teacher Training with Karam Kriya under Shiv Charan Singh and she now shares these teachings with gratitude and reverence.
Eleanor is an intuitive, warm and uplifting teacher, deeply committed to supporting people in connecting with themselves, working through their blocks and opening up to the experience of their true potential, coming home to the wisdom, strength and beauty that live within. Eleanor’s classes are strong, yet nurturing: a space where students are supported to rise to the challenges they experience – physical, mental, emotional – and gain a sense of empowerment and elevation from growing in strength, awareness and resilience.
Eleanor teaches group classes and 1:1s in London as well as retreats in Sri Lanka, The Maldives, France and the UK.
“Eleanor – our Kundalini Queen. You have introduced me to the most amazing yoga practice – it has opened my mind, body and soul with a few tears along the way. Peace and light shine from you” Jo – London
Your day will begin with an energising morning yoga class followed by a delicious breakfast served on the terrace. There will be plenty of time either side of lunch to relax, swim in the beautiful salt-water pool, read, enjoy the gardens of La Balie or explore the local villages. Our early evening class will include a meditation and a relaxing gong bath, followed by a nourishing vegetarian dinner.
Each class will include movement, mantra, meditation, dance and transformative breath work to calm the body and mind and elevate the spirit.
Daily yoga practice will take place either in our beautiful studio with stunning views over rolling countryside or outside in the meadow where practice will end with the sound of the ancient church bells rolling gently through the valley, as they have for hundreds of years.
“Eleanor is a truly beautiful person, such peaceful serenity she exudes. I feel blessed that I have practiced with her. I really didn’t know I was carrying around so much ‘baggage’. I have spent the last 7 days laughing and smiling and above all have ended feeling a much greater peace within” Julia – London
La Balie is a collection of beautiful 16th Century farm buildings three of which have been converted into light and airy cottages containing a total of eight charming bedrooms each with their own luxury bathroom. Each of the cottages has its own sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV and WiFi.
Click here for more photos and information on each cottage
“... whenever possible I tried to attend classes with Catherine. Her voice, the way she teaches and her reassurance that one can do things even if one feels they cannot was wonderful. I felt that time with her was like a trip to a place where one could recharge, find peace and contribute to peace in this hectic world.” Hugo, London
After a dynamic morning yoga session and a delicious lunch, there will be plenty of time to relax by the pool, swim, read or meditate before your late afternoon class.
Included in your retreat is a morning visit to a local village where we’ll stay for an alfresco lunch.
Travelling to La Balie
La Balie is in the Lot-et-Garonne, 50km south east of Bergerac. There are several ways to travel to La Balie – by air, train or car. For this retreat we suggest you fly into Bergerac airport as we’ll be arranging shared taxis from the airport to La Balie for our recommended flight.
The following airlines fly into Bergerac: British Airways, Flybe, Jet 2 and Ryan Air.
For those of you who prefer to take the train, there is a TGV direct from Paris to Agen which takes 3.5 hours and from where we can arrange a taxi to collect you at an additional cost, or you can connect onto a local train to Monsempron-Libos, where taxis are available.
Hiring a car
La Balie is set within 10 acres of garden, meadow and woodland and is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside. The peaceful, rural setting means there are no villages within walking distance – if you would like to explore the local towns and villages we recommend you hire a car at Bergerac airport. Most of the major car hire companies are represented at the airport and a good comparison/booking site can be found at www.rentalcars.com
Previous Yoga Retreats
Kundalini Yoga with Catherine Page and Kathryn McCusker
Dance with Kevin Thatcher
Hatha Yoga with Annabel Chown and Andrew McGonigle
Kundalini Yoga with Maren Lander