FAQ about our mindfulness, affirmation and yoga retreats

Do I need to know how to do yoga?

Any age is fine to start and practice yoga retreats, and you will always benefit from that.

The yoga we teach is supposed to make  you feel good, relaxed, strong and stretched. You will most probably not end up as a yogini standing on one toe on some picturesque stone in the Ganges. But it should give you a new enjoyment of your body. And a soft sense of belonging in this miracle of life. We teach with a soft vigour and a healthy measure of laughter.  We will have fun. The beauty of our classes is that you will enjoy every benefit that an advanced student enjoys by practicing diligently through us.

I am experienced at yoga, will I be bored?

You  will be sent a questionnaire to fill in two weeks prior to your stay and we will carefully tailor the classes accordingly to each persons ability there are  numerous variations for each pose and you are invited to try these based on your level. There will be at no time any sense of waiting for others to catch up. Be assured of really engaging and fun classes throughout.



Tracey Amanda Worth reviewed Synergy Experiences5 stars

· Thank you so much for everything. The experience has turned my life around. It came at a time that I really needed inspiring and uplifting. And it has definately done that!! The yoga class was the best I ever done. The massage was the best I've ever had. The healthy food was the best I've ever tasted.  The house and grounds and views are beautiful. The dogs a delight.  Thank you Clover Nina and Mandy.  Just done my 15 min yoga and 5min meditation. I'm now off shopping for all my new healthy ingredients for cooking great food.  I am happy.  I believe and have the courage to improve.  I am grateful to have had this experience.  I love. X 

From the beginning, when I was just  establishing and learning my foundational practice in Ashtanga Yoga,  Nina Gouveia was my teacher and mentor, and impacted me so profoundly  to learn from her  through her instruction, her inspiration, and through her and her life  as a living, breathing example of how I want to live, how life makes me  feel..through yoga, through ahimsa, through my diet and through metta  practice.  

  Bif Naked, singer,songwriter,artist


We source the most beautiful locations to run our retreats from either in the UK or Abroad. In our retreat section you will have full details and photos of the venue proposed for the retreat. You will have your own room unless advised otherwise

What is included?

All meals per day- breakfast, lunch & dinner. Teas, coffee and tasty nibbles always to hand too. (vegetarian food)

24 hour onsite host, Yoga Classes, Meditation classes, guided sunset / morning walks. inspirational talks, cooking class, self discovery journal and a piece of Synergy Jewellery rewarded at the end of the retreat.

What is not included?

Transfers to and from the venue


The most cost effective way to travel to Gaucin is to rent a car from the airport.

We are happy to arrange a Taxi or private transfers but this will need to be paid directly to them, this option is better if you are traveling in groups of 4 or more

Terms & Conditions

Booking deposit

 Deposit of  · £150 for a weekend retreat  · £75 for Day retreat  Fees Fees include accommodation, full board, yoga tuition and guided hill walks, talks, cooking and meditation classes. We can arrange Transfers from airports at an extra cost per person, please email for prices. Flights and other transport to be arranged by guests.  

The Booking Contract No contract will exist until you have paid your deposit and confirmation email has been received. This is because we only have limited places, and they fill quite quickly. You will be sent a questionnaire and an information pack 1-2 weeks before arriving at the retreat. 

Balance of Fees The balance of the fees must be paid one week prior to your arrival at the retreat. The balance may be paid via our website, paypal or bank transfer.

  Cancelation policy Though our spaces are limited we will endeavour to treat cancellations sympathetically. If there is a cancellation, we can transfer your deposit to another date if the cancellation is made at least 6 weeks before the original retreat date start. Cancellations made later than this cannot be refunded.  

Insurance Guests should have their own travel insurance, which will cover them in the event that they are unable to attend due to illness or bereavement.  

Exclusions We do not accept responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays or losses caused by acts of god, war, threat of war, closure of airports, natural disasters, accidents, civil strife, terrorist attacks or any other events beyond or within our control, guests injuries, illnesses, medical or psychiatric conditions developed during or subsequent to the holiday, loss or damage to personal property of guest.   

Other  Alcohol is not forbidden but not promoted Accommodation may change for any unforeseen reason, we will endeavour to relocate the retreat to equal or better standard in the same area and you will be notified in writing if this occurs