Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at Praana Wellness

<h1>Understanding Adolescence</h1>

Understanding Adolescence


This retreat is for a parent and young person to come to a non-judgmental space and explore together both the vast growth potential and the complexities of the teenage brain, the challenges of adolescence and the unlimited growth potential when that young person's mind is nourished and understood. How can we both encourage maximum potential and also understand a young person’s limitations from both the teen and parental perspective? Is communication the key to both? How do we know we are communicating in the best way possible?

There will be 4 workshops over the weekend delving into the right communication channels, defining this relationship, right nutrition for feeding the adolescent brain and how a parent can influence here successfully rather than battle with their teen. Also we will touch on how we manage (as a team) the challenges our teens face in our fast-moving and competitive world. In the evening there will be some fun activities to aid relaxation.

A little free time during the day allows for swimming pool fun and there is a massage studio for parents if they would like to indulge. With 3 meals a day, daily exploration of yoga and mindfulness this could just help you to enjoy the journey with your teenager through adolescence!

It will be a busy and enlightening weekend aimed at giving both parent and young person the confidence to enjoy and get the maximum benefit from the adolescent years, working as a team and being mindful of each other’s needs and requirements.

3 nights, full board, 4 workshops and 2 yoga classes. Nightly activities and fire pit on the final evening is included in the investment of between €1,390 and €1,590 for two people (depending on your choice of room).

Two payments can be made, payable by Jan 31 and April 5.

Please email me to reserve your place at amanda@praanawellness.com

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<h1>Couples/family Counselling Weekends</h1>

Couples/family Counselling Weekends

A relationship is hard work! We cannot become complacent. Often we are overcome with the routine and challenges of daily life; work, children and health and all of a sudden we simply assume that our relationship will continue to thrive with little or no effort! No! It won’t.

Amanda has been counselling and working with couples and families in a global Expat environment for 30 years now. She offers intensive weekends for couples throughout the season (between April and October) at Praana Wellness in SW France. Arrive Friday evening, have an opening session to establish what you would like to achieve, have a relaxing dinner, perhaps a massage and then commit to 3 sessions of investigative therapy over the next 48 hours. Whether or not your relationship is at crisis point or you simply need a refresher it’s amazing what can be achieved in such a short period of time and with a combination of brainstorming through therapy and an introduction to couples or family yoga. Yes, I said yoga! It works. Oh, and be prepared for homework – it doesn’t end when you leave Praana Wellness! It is always a work in progress.

<h1>Walking with Elephants Yoga Safari</h1>

Walking with Elephants Yoga Safari


“Treat yourself, there is no one more deserving.”

A 2 year opportunity to put something in your diary now and save up for that trip of a lifetime to one of the seven wonders of the world - Victoria Falls.

The Programme
  • Bed and breakfast/brunch (deluxe room for 7 nights) based on twin sharing. Bayete Lodge is a wonderful small family run game lodge in the Falls town. See details below.
  • Welcome 2 course dinner at Lodge on arrival.
  • 1 or 2 Yoga classes per day (Vinyasa and Restorative/Nidra- suitable for all ages and abilities) depending on activities and including at least one in the game park at sunrise.
  • Airport transfers
  • Final evening sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi river
  • Chobe safari day trip into Namibia (see below)
  • Boma dinner and drum show
  • Sunrise Yoga and game drive in Zambezi National Park
  • All day tea and coffee
  • NOT included in the retreat:
  • Flights to Victoria Falls International Airport (suggested airlines are Ethiopian Airlines, Kenyan Airlines, British Airways, South African Airways, Emirates). It is recommended that you book your flights as soon as possible because the price will go up as we move nearer to the retreat start date.

  • Zimbabwean tourist visa - multi entry KASA visa (USD 50 in 2018) which is purchased on arrival. This is vital so you can go between the borders with ease for day trips.
• Any extra activities that are not listed above (see sheet attached, there are some amazing opportunities!). There is the opportunity to go on a walking safari with a park guide.
• Travel & Health Insurance.

  • Dinners on 4 of the nights (we have kept 4 nights flexible as there are many options for eating out in the town or at the lodge). Afternoon tea at the original Victoria Falls Hotel (it is like a museum) followed my cocktails at Stanley's Bar is a must!). There is also the opportunity to stand on the spot where Livingstone first glimpsed the Falls and even swim to the edge of the Falls if you are feeling daring!
The Accommodation

Bayete Guest Lodge is where we will be staying, which is situated 3km from Victoria Falls Town, and 22km from Victoria Falls International Airport. Take a little look at their website to see some photographs.

Chobe Day Trip

For more information about the Chobe day trip please visit this link. We have included this in the cost of the retreat as it is highly recommended for maximum viewing potential of wildlife as November is the peak season for this.

Your investment

The price listed below is for shared twin deluxe rooms (these all have en suites, mosquito nets over the beds and air conditioning). If you would rather a single or an executive room there will be a supplement to pay and you will need to inform us as soon as possible, as this will depend on the availability of the rooms at the lodge.

We are so happy to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity at the same price as our recent trip because we are booking it so far in advance!

Early Bird $2750 US full amount paid by 31st January 2019.
Standard $2950 US (option to pay in 3 instalments)

For both options and to reserve your place on this retreat a non-refundable deposit of $350 is required

If you wish to pay in instalments please ask for this information when emailing us your interest.

This retreat has a maximum of 9 places available. If you would like to confirm your place or be added to the waiting list please email Amanda.

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