• 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

écovallée is many things. A refuge from the chaos and confusion of everyday life. A peaceful place where you can reconnect with the natural world and simply be yourself. A welcoming space in which you can practice yoga, meditation, mindfulness, awareness – and enjoy other healing therapies like reiki and kinesiology.

You will sleep in a yurt nestled into the edge of the woods. You will shower under the sky and dine under cover in the outdoor kitchen. Lights, refrigeration and washing are powered by 100% renewable electricity. All the structures are made using natural or recycled materials wherever possible.

Just 500 metres away, the medieval market town of Lalinde offers all the conveniences of the 21st Century, while the Dordogne itself is rich in prehistory. Our species has been walking this valley for over 40,000 years. Maybe that’s why it feels like home.

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 from a yurt in the woods

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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