Create Space XVIII Retreat - Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st May 2017

Mill Retreat Centre

Moulin de Breteuil, Route Treport (D316), Montmarquet, Nr. Aumale, FRANCE


This retreat will provide an opportunity and environment where you will be able to enhance your practice and deepen your knowledge.  We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the Mill Retreat Centre near Aumale in Normandy to nurture yourself both physically and spiritually.  If you would like to see what previous students at a Create Space Retreat have said then please follow this link.  We are again working with David Thomas and Marion Greenwood of Tango Journey to include practical workshops to explore the parallels between meditation and Argentine Tango. 




The leaders will introduce you to aspects of philosophy and practices that are often overlooked during general classes, and there will be the opportunity for you to have direct contact with the teachers and receive guidance for your personal practice.   The program will include 2 Yoga classes per day, early morning & evening meditation & satsang, Argentine Tango workshops,  a walking meditation, guided walks and talks/workshops on Yoga philosophy, plus free time to appreciate the secluded and private location.


The Mill Retreat Centre is set in 30 acres of private grounds including a 10 acre lake, woodland and a wetland wildlife reserve.  This has a huge variety of fish, birds, mammals and plant life.  It provides a secluded and tranquil environment for meditation, walking and being at one with nature.  Accommodation is primarily shared twin rooms. There is limited single accommodation. There are plenty of bathrooms and lounging areas.


The retreat will start on the Wednesday at 16.00 and finish on the Sunday at 14:30.





 About the Retreat Leaders:

Heather teaches Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga blending different disciplines and incorporating elements of Pilates.  She has Diplomas in Anatomy & Physiology and Pre- & Post-Natal Yoga.  Heather is also a Life Coach and Reiki practitioner. Heather coaches for exam stress management in schools and runs workshops in meditation & deep relaxation. She also provides services to Spas, health clubs, schools, private & corporate clients and also to local authorities to help tackle inequalities in affordable healthcare for a broad range of age groups and ethnicities.








Tony presents some of the workshops on Yoga and Meditation philosophy, organises the walking meditation and guided walks as well as looking after the logistics of the retreat.  He has over 40 years experience of hill walking, is a member of the Long Distance Walkers Association, has a Diploma in Advanced Meditation and is a Reiki Practitioner.






David and Marion run Tango Journey that draws on the art and culture of authentic Argentine tango to energise your physical and emotional well-being, by focusing on your:

  • Body awareness;
  • Connection with others;
  • Self expression;
  • Sense of fun.



All meals, which are mainly organic, will be vegetarian, carefully catered for by Jean-Claude, our chef and proprietor of JC Yogi, using much local produce.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or sensitivities.





Investment per person include classes, workshops,  accommodation and all meals. 



Shared Accommodation

Single (limited)  Accommodation

Standard, full payment by 09/04/17 £500 £540


Payment Options

  1. Please print the booking form and post it to the address shown;

  2.  email Heather for details for a BACS transfer OR

  3. Use a credit card or PayPal using the buttons below.  This will incur a booking fee to cover the charges made to use this facility.

Payment Options - Shared Accommodation Standard
Complete payment by 09/04/17
Payment Options - Single Accommodation
Complete payment by 09/04/17








Cancellation Policy


Deposits (£100) are non-refundable. For cancellations within four weeks of retreat start a refund of 25% of payment excluding deposit will be given. Consideration will be taken for exceptional circumstances at the discretion of Heather George. Cancellation, for whatever reason, must be notified in writing or email.


How to Get there:

By Car

The Mill Retreat Centre is about 35 miles from Dieppe for the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry crossing or 96 miles from Calais for either the Dover - Calais ferry or Eurotunnel.  Most people use the Dover - Calais ferry as it is the cheapest crossing plus they are more frequent than Newhaven to Dieppe as well as being much quicker.  Eurotunnel is even quicker, more frequent but a bit more expensive.


Eurotunnel require more information about passengers when booking than P&O Ferries - Advanced Passenger Information (API) from their passports:




If you have Sat Nav with French maps, when you reach France enter:


Alternatively enter:

This will take you directly to the Mill Retreat Centre.



If you don't have a Sat Nav you can get on-line directions from either Google maps or Bing.  Type in your departure point eg Calais in Box A and in Box B put: Breteuil 80430.  This will show you full car directions to the front door of the Mill Retreat Centre.


And if you are using a map.  The Mill Retreat Centre is located about a mile north of Aumale on the D316 (Route Le Treport) on the west side of the road behind what is marked as 'Breteuil Farm'.  You will clearly see the sign.


The route from Calais takes you via a toll road which was 7 Euros the last time we used it.  Alternatively it is very pleasant to get an early morning ferry and then drive to the pretty town of Le Treport at the mouth of the River Bresle.  You can look around the town and maybe have lunch at one of the many excellent fish restaurants beside the harbour before driving down the Bresle valley to the retreat in the afternoon.


If you don't want to drive, email Heather, and we will put you in touch with someone with a spare place in their car and you can share costs.


Other means of travel


There are two alternative means of getting to the centre:

  1.  Fly  to Paris Charles de Gaulle, metro to Paris Nord and then the train to Aumale changing at Beauvais.  We can arrange to pick you up from Aumale which is about 15 minutes from the Mill.  There are flights direct to Beauvais from Manchester and Edinburgh;

  2. Eurostar to Paris Nord and then as above.



Important if you are driving !!!!


When driving in France you need to remember a number of things you need to have with you:

Radar detectors are banned in France, even carrying one will result in a heavy fine.  If you have a Sat Nav make sure you get the latest updates to French maps.  Tom Tom, Garmin etc have re-named speed camera sites in France as "danger zones".


Speed limits are: