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Critical Alignment Yoga and Therapy taught in a yoga centre in the Dordogne, France!

60 km below Limoges and 5 km from Excedieul lies the settlement of Narthiac. There are various buildings on the rural estate of 5,000 m² that provide accommodation for 25 people. There are eight single or double rooms, a gypsy caravan and there is plenty of camping space. It is a wonderful location with a marvellous view, near a river with a dam to be able to swim. The centre is of course made fully ‘CAY-proof’, which is why it is also interesting for other CAY teachers to organise their yoga weeks there.


The grounds cover 5,000 m² and include four buildings. A large ‘grange’ with a yoga room for workshops on the top floor. The yoga room is suitable for 25 people. Also on the top floor: four double rooms, two bathrooms and a toilet. Downstairs there are three double rooms and a shed. There is also a ‘hangar’ with bathrooms with showers, toilets and washbasins, next to it a large kitchen with dining possibilities. There is a large common area on the top floor. A shed that used to accommodate geese and goats has been converted into a double room. In the centre of the premises stands an authentic atmospheric farmhouse built around 1650. You can camp out here under one of the nut trees and romantics can enjoy the ‘Cabane’ (gypsy caravan) with a beautiful view, suitable for two. Around the buildings are large terraces, there is a boules track and a ping-pong table. There are also various nut trees and a place to make a fire.



Daily schedule summer weeks 2019 Narthiac

4 pm Arrival
Monday and Tuesday
8 – 9:15 am Meditation lesson in which a theme is developed that is then applied in the next lesson during the exercises
9:15 – 10 am Breakfast
10 am – 12:30 pm Asana lesson
12:45 pm Lunch
4 – 5 pm Advanced backwards bending. This lesson is optional
5:30 – 7 pm Asana lesson that emphasises inversions
7:30 pm Dinner
The same morning programme but the afternoon is off
Thursday and Friday
The same programme as Monday and Tuesday
9 am Breakfast plus departure



DATA 2019

Week I – Special teachers week – CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION
please notice it’s fully booked!

July 7th – july 13th
Please note: this week will be taught in English and is open to international students
This week will be led by Gert van Leeuwen

Week I – English retreat week, please notice it’s fully booked!
July 14th – july 20th

Week II – English retreat week, please notice only a few places left!
July 21st – july 27th
Please note: this week will be taught in English and is open to international students
This week will be led by Gert van Leeuwen

Week III – Dutch retreat week, please notice it’s fully booked!
July 28th t/m August 3rd
Deze week staat onder leiding van Gert van Leeuwen



  • Eight single or double rooms (all rooms have two loose box-spring beds that can be moved next to each other)
  • One gypsy caravan with a double bed
  • Camping with your own tent



Camping with your own tent     650,00 Incl. 9% VAT  
Double room     760,00 Incl. 9% VAT  
Single room     840,00 Incl. 9% VAT  

Please note!



Registration form
You can complete and send a REGISTRATION FORM here. The course fee can be transferred to NL17INGB0004674435 attn. Bharata Yoga Amsterdam mentioning your name and the week you have registered for.


You are not registered until you have paid a deposit of €100. If you decide to cancel unexpectedly, we will have to charge the deposit. If the week is cancelled by the organisation, you will of course get the full amount transferred back.

Room division
The room division goes via Eliza. You can e-mail her and state your preference:

You can state on the registration form whether you are coming by train or by car. When arriving by train you can text Gert van Leeuwen on +31620403310 and state whether you wish to be collected from the station in Thiviers. If you do this on time, we can see to transport at a low cost


Register on time, the number of rooms is limited.



Narthiac, 24160 Anlhiac, France
The coordinates of the address are: 45′ 19′ 51″ N / 1′ 6′ 49″