Autumn loveliness and retreat life captured by a Canadian photographer
In November 2018, Stephanie Stanfield & Nicole Catenazzi, two Canadian yoga teachers (Stephanie is based in France) hosted a retreat at Domaine de Mournac, titled “Life in Balance”.
With a retreat focused on helping guests to find “that sweet spot where we can find our centre, our balance, even in the midst of whatever life might throw our way”, they practised daily yoga & meditation, pursued outdoor activities and experienced on-site workshops – perfect retreat life!. All while enjoying the comforts and amenities of an all-inclusive travel experience at Domaine de Mournac.
Joining them was photographer Katie Benfey who describes herself as into “creating emotional keepsakes of your life’s most intimate moments and your most important relationships, documenting the people and places that you’ll want to remember for a lifetime, and the feelings that you’ll want to relive again and again and again.” We certainly agree that Katie has a fantastic eye and ability to capture special moments!
November allowed Autumn to showcase all it’s natural glory – crunchy, golden leaves; vibrant sunsets; crisp & misty mornings yet sun-filled days. Katie captured moments indoors, and outdoors as the group took hikes, visited villages, learnt Ayurvedic cooking on-site, tasted local wines, played games around the roaring fire; and of course practised yoga in the studio!
As an all-seasons venue, Domaine de Mournac is ideal for a cosy Autumn or Winter retreat, perfect for groups wishing to focus on inner work just as much as the physical aspects of yoga which forms part of retreat life.
If you are interested in joining Nicole & Stephanie in 2019, you are in luck that they are returning! More details soon to be posted on the Calendar.
But for now, enjoy the photos!