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6 days to share techniques and find the ping of joy in the French countryside 

July ​30th - August 4th

with Lisa Fraipont and Aly Beveridge 

Join Lisa and Aly for a Practice Week celebrating the joys of community, time, and practice deep in the French countryside. We hope to uncover insights through daily repetition and feel the ping of joy from practicing in a beautiful space together. In fact, the inspiration for this week came from the beautiful stone walls of the Dojo where we get to practice together.


Expect daily meditation, yoga, and lots of Katonah theory. We will play with and adjust our bodies, minds, and expectations through the week and you’ll be sure to leave with new or revisited recipes for joy. Expect one or two surprises during our time together, including from our delightful hosts Catherine and Hervé who will welcome us in their charmingly restored Domaine.


When we aren’t practicing together, we will find time to wander to a nearby cognac distillery, play games together in the cozy living room, or simply lounge by the pool. You’re welcome to chase down the chickens in the yard, or ask Hervé (or one of the dogs!) to take you down a favorite walking path.  

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WHERE : Le Dojo du Plessis is located in Charentes, in the middle of vineyards, woods and small valleys. Halfway between Cognac and Angoulême, 10 km from Jarnac. 

You can take the train to Jarnac and we'll arrange a shuttle or come straight to the Dojo with your car.

WHEN: A 6 days, 5 nights practice week from Tuesday July 30th afternoon (check in at 5pm) to Sunday 4th after lunch (check out at 2pm).

WHAT: a practice forward week. We'll start everyday with meditation and slow movement. 

Before lunch we'll have a dynamic practice and a soothing practice or a workshop session in the afternoon. 

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Example of schedule 

8-8:45am : meditation, breathwork and slow movements with Aly

9am : breakfast 

11am -12:30: yoga - dynamic practice with Lisa 

1pm: lunch 

free time in the afternoon - to rest by the pool or explore the surroundings

5-7pm: yoga - mobility practice, workshops on adjustements , breathing teachings, katonah yoga theory... with Lisa and Aly

8pm: dinner 

9:30pm: soothing practice to get ready to sleep with Lisa 



  • 5 nights in the beautiful gîte or house du Plessis

  • breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked by our hosts 

  • access to the pool and one session in the japanese hot bath lots of snacks & fresh fruits + coffee and tea available throughout the day 

  • 2 yoga practices a day and a meditation a day with Lisa and Aly

  • 25 hours bankable towards your Katonah Yoga certification

  • shuttle from Jarnac if you come by train 


  • your yoga props : please bring your mat, a blanket and two blocks with you, if you're in Brussels, Lisa can lend you props 

  • you can rent a bike from our hosts 

  • ​Alcohol if you want to drink some wine, you can buy very good regional wine at the house 

  • additional japanese hot bath session or the use of the sauna 

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  • 700€ in a shared room with shared bathroom : one big dorm divided in 4 private rooms with 2 single beds with two shared bathrooms - FULL

  • 900€ in private room with a shared bathroom - can be booked for a couple for 750€ per person - FULL

  • 1000€ in a private room with a private bathroom - can be booked for a couple for 800€ per person - FULL 

Cancellation policy:

Upon registration we ask you for a downpayment of 200€, non refundable. 

The balance is due for July 1st  - we offer payment plans if you want to split the payment in 2 or 3 instalments 

If you cancel after July 1st we cannot refund you 





Aly is a chef and yoga teacher based in Copenhagen Denmark. She has trained with teachers all over the world in a diverse range of practices from katonah to ashtanga yoga, transcendental meditation to vipassana, vedic pranayama to nordic winter bathing. She weaves elements of these diverse lineages into her practice and teaching. During the week she will be co-leading meditative practice with Lisa and teaching dynamic asana with integrated pranayama (aka vinyasa). For Aly the purpose of practice is not about completing another check on a to-do list, but rather about using the tools for wellbeing to live a more full, engaged, and conscious life. 



Lisa is a Katonah Yoga teacher from Brussels, Belgium. 

She’s been teaching hatha yoga for 7 years and found real joy when she discovered Katonah Yoga through Dages Juvelier Keates in Paris in 2018. 

She then immersed herself in the practice and the theory and learned with a lot of different teachers.

When she’s not teaching she loves to swim or to knit all kinds of hats, playing with technique, pattern & repetition ;) 

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