• écovallée has evolved from holidays to healing

  • still with 12.5 acres of peace and tranquility

  • planet-friendly facilities

  • and all the comforts of your woodland home

Think of écovallée as your retreat in southwest France. A peaceful place in which to practice yoga and meditation, explore a range of therapies, and simply be yourself.

You will stay in a coppiced yurt, relax in large, comfortable hammocks, and find peace in 12.5 acres of woods and fields. Life in écovallée is free of unnatural distractions (although there is WiFi onsite). But over the river, the medieval market town of Lalinde offers an untouristy experience of local life. As a bonus, the surrounding area is rich in prehistory and jawdroppingly beautiful.

To book your time at écovallée, get in touch now – the only time there ever is.

Hang out in your natural environment

Healing retreat hammock

Treat yourself every moment, every day

Treat yourself every moment, every day

Discover the Dordogne at your leisure

Discover the Dordogne at your leisure

Thoughts put into words

Three ways to increase your awareness instantly

increase awareness making tea

Here are three ways to increase present-moment awareness that I’ve drawn from books I’ve read this year. All these ways are interconnected and they all lead in the same direction – towards a more joyful, fulfilling experience of life. I hope you find at least one of them helpful. The First Way The

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Eckhart Tolle points to the path of peace (good news – you’re already on it)

Eckhart Tolle, man of peace

One of my biggest discoveries of this year – of any year, in fact – is Eckhart Tolle. Here, I’d like to explain how his videos and books have shown me a path to peace. And how they could do the same for you – even in these worrying times. A close encounter with ET Last

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Note to self

People are like trees

These are the days when it will hurt the most. Pay close attention to whatever is happening.   Give it space.   Resist the desire to get swept away by emotion. And breathe – and wait for the moment to pass.

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