Yoga & Pilates

Yoga & pilates Retreats

Lizzie Mapstone has chosen Cottages de Garrigue for her 'Breathe in the beauty of the Dordogne' Yoga and Pilates retreats. Together, we are taking bookings for May and October 2020 now. Lizzie is a fully qualified and experienced tutor, specialising in all-inclusive, short stay retreats. You can visit her website here.

What to expect

Lizzie offers an all-inclusive Yoga package (suitable for all levels and abilities) with spring sunshine, healthy locally sourced food, daily energising Vinyasa, calming Yin Yoga, meditation, Pranayama and a relaxing time spent in beautiful Dordogne countryside.


Days begin with an outside energising morning Yoga class (suitable for all levels) overlooking the peaceful Aquitaine meadows. The theme of the morning sessions are to energise, cleanse, detoxify and help restore overall balance with every person guided and encouraged to practise at their own pace with appropriate options given throughout.


Spend the afternoon as you please; by the pool, walking in the surrounding countryside, exploring one of the many picturesque villages or drifting down the Dordogne river in a kayak.

Early evening we come together to enjoy a relaxing restorative Yin Yoga class in the warm fresh air. Under the sound of the birdsong Lizzie will guide you through calming seated postures, relaxations, meditations and pranayama (breathing exercises), all to help lower stress levels, anxiety and bring a sense of stillness, perspective, balance and harmony.

A retreat is so much more than a holiday; It's nourishment for the soul, helping you find balance and harmony in body and mind. Lizzie invites you to come & breathe in the beauty of the Dordogne.

Accomodation details

Cottages de Garrigue is a private holiday cottage business set in 7 acres of beautiful Dordogne countryside, ideal for retreats. We have 3 cottages - two are 3-bedroom/2 bathroom and one is 2-bedroom/1 bathroom. Each cottage has a kitchen and lounge, with great bathroom facilities. Cottages de Garrigue is hired exclusively during the retreat weeks, meaning only yoga/pilates guests are staying. Breakfast and evening meals are provided on-site throughout the retreat.

Lizzie takes care of reservations for the retreats, so feel free to make contact with us and we'll pass your enquiry on.