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Yoga Retreat with James Cassidy in the South of France - 18-23 Sept 2021

18th -23rd September 2021

The third time of rescheduling, however this time we are confident that we will be able to proceed with this retreat. Should we still be required to social distance at that point, this venue is perfectly appointed to enable us to be together, but also distanced. Every room can have their own bathroom; you will be allocated your own yoga mat and props for the week, and we will make use of the property's amazing outdoor yoga and eating spaces to ensure a wonderful relaxing time. We have all room types available so please email for info.

Retreat Info

We are very excited to be hosting James Cassidy for his blissful yoga retreat in the South of France in May/June 2021. This time, we are heading to luxurious La Deveze, about 30 miles from Nimes. La Deveze is set within 97 acres of beautiful meadow and woodland above the market town of Quissac in the Occitanie region. This collection of ancient stone buildings has been transformed into luxurious accommodation ideally suited to hosting a yoga retreat.


Accommodation is based across 4 properties in a mix of twin rooms and doubles. Every room has 200 thread white cotton bed linen, White Company towels, Hammam pool towels and a hairdryer in each room, with basic toiletries.

James is one of the most popular teachers at East of Eden, and he'll take you through a full week of yoga and meditation with a chance to really get into the full practice, leaving physically and mentally renewed and invigorated. With luxury accommodation, a heated swimming pool and beautiful French countryside to explore on foot, bike or by car, this promises to be the perfect way to relax and escape hectic London life. There is an indoor shala with heated floor, an outoor yoga deck and numerous woodland clearings with stunning views for outdoor classes and meditations.

Food is such an important part of a retreat, and we are really happy with what is on offer at La Deveze. Many of the ingredients used in their cooking are from their own vegetable and herb gardens and they also be produce their own olive oil and wine.

Breakfast will consist of fruit, breads, yogurt, homemade preserves,(honey from our own hives), tea, coffee, juice and some mornings fresh eggs from our hens.

  • Lunch will be two courses.
  • Dinner will be three courses, all vegetarian, with the option to purchase wine.
  • Fruit, tea, coffee and mineral water are available throughout the day.

Spaces are limited to 15 on this retreat, so please do act fast to secure your booking.

To book, email info@resetretreats.co.uk quoting MAY 2021 RETREAT in the subject line.


All rooms have their own bathrooms:

£650 - twin room (pp, either sharing with someone you know, or you would have this room alone)
£750 - private double - own bathroom NOT en suite
£800 - private double room en-suite

This price includes accommodation, all yoga and meditation workshops, use of all facilities and 3 meals a day. It does not include travel to La Deveze, however we can coordinate flights and arrange transfers to and from Nimes and Montellier airports for €30 each way.

Proposed Schedule

29th May - arrivals from 4pm with a welcome practice and introductions 6.00-7.30pm followed by a delicious dinner. From the 30th May - 2nd June the daily schedule is as follows:

  • Fruit and Chai


  • Morning Yoga Workshop

    8:00am to 10:00am

  • Brunch and Free time

    10:00am to 14:00pm

  • Lunch available for those who remain at La Deveze


  • Restorative Yoga

    17:00pm to 18:30pm

  • Dinner


  • Final morning yoga practice

    Wednesday 2nd June 8:00am to 10:00am

  • Breakfast and departures

    Wednesday 2nd June 9:30am

About James Cassidy

Yoga found me about 13 years ago. It started as a purely physical practice then slowly, slowly, bit by bit the more subtle aspects of yoga revealed themselves to me. My body became stronger, my breath deeper, my mind stiller and my attitude, or spirit, more positive. My once a week practice turned into twice a week, three times a week...every day. You get the picture!

I don't just mean standing like a tree or balancing on my head either. You can 'do' yoga walking down the street, interacting with others, doing your job or hobby, watching a sunset and yes, balancing on your head!

After yoga became integral to my being I journeyed to India to study for my 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification with Tribe Yoga, where ancient teachings were married with modern anatomical focus.

After establishing my teaching practice, I returned to India and travelled to Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas where I completed my 500hr Yoga Alliance certification. Since then I have studied with some of the worlds leading teachers including Richard Freeman, Shiva Rea, David Swenson, Jason Crandell, Max Strom, Rod Stryker, Anodea Judith, Manju Jois and Mimi Kuo Deemer amongst others. I have also completed my advanced Yin Yoga teacher training with the wonderful Norman Blair

In subsequent trips to India I studied Buddhist meditation at Tushita in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama. Also vinyasa flow, meditation and mantra chanting with Shiva Rea in the holy city of Varanasi. Most recently I spent a month at Kopan Monastery in Nepal in Buddhist study and meditation.

As well as teaching studio classes, I offer private tuition and am an associate teacher on the Centric School of Yoga 200hr TTC.

I continue to be a diligent student of yoga and feel blessed to share my knowledge with others. Namaste to you all.

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