Developing a Well-tempered Yoga Practice (led by Giovanni Felicioni)

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A yoga and meditation retreat for beginners and ongoing practitioners – In English

Come and practice yoga in the beautiful and contemplative setting of the Abbaye de Bonnevaux.  We will be looking at understanding more deeply and playfully how our body organisation and way of being in gravity can adapt the yoga poses and contemporary movement work to help us become more embodied, confident, comfortable and well.

Our days will be organised around long morning and afternoon Yoga and Rolf Movement practice sessions, times for journaling and times in solitude for listening to the Spirit moving in our lives.  The overarching themes that will occupy our enquiry will be: practicing nearness (look close & embrace), how we orient between ground and space, how the wave of the breath teaches us non-doing and un-doing.

The sessions will take us through the classic yoga poses of front bending, backbend and twisting in sitting, standing and lying.  We will use the principles of Rolf Movement to understand better what is behind the poses to help us temper our practice to what is best suited to our physiology.  There will be ample time to explore, learn, question and find how this works for you. There will also be time each day for self-practice.

Three times a day we will meditate with the community. Instruction on how to meditate and how to sit for meditation will be part of our sessions.

This retreat is appropriate for beginners and ongoing yoga practitioners. Ample time will be given for journaling, questions and review. See more about Giovanni and Rolfing or Yoga at

We will have to keep 20% if the cancellation happens until one month before the beginning of the retreat and after this we will keep 50% for the administration charge.
The cancellation must be made by the person submitting the booking form and is communicated to us in writing or via email. Cancellation will take effect from the day that the written request is received by us. We strongly recommend that you have your own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, and including cancellations.

Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) is part of the WCCM since the beginning, being involved in its official foundation in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher.


Sep 07 2020 - Sep 13 2020


€690(single room & meals included), €540 (per person, twin shared room & meals included), €420 (Off-site accommodation, independent booking and payment - meals included)
Giovanni Felicioni


Giovanni Felicioni