Imagine, a place of holistic life where you can do yoga retreats and disconnect without leaving Île-de-France? La Maison des Marronniers is precisely this haven of peace within reach of navigo where well-being and gluttony reign. We take you to this unusual spot that awaits you in Essonne.
Looking for the perfect place to unwind? We have unearthed a true haven of peace for you in Ile-de-France. The House of Chestnut Trees waiting for you in Essoneat Ris-Orangisnot far from here RER station. We rush into a private alley lined with chestnut trees (hence its name!) to stop in front of this millstone of 1870 which has many surprises in store for you.
Because the concept of House of Chestnut Treesit is that of a holistic living space which offers us a beautiful moment of disconnection in a beautiful green setting. This is where you are waiting Alena and Jean-Victor, the charming couple who live there and who are behind this spot. Through their combined talents, the two lovers intend to bring you the appeasement you were looking for. Wheras’Alena exempt from yoga class, Jean-Victor busy in the kitchen to concoct delicious vegetarian dishesjust to reward your efforts!
For the Parisians of a day and always who sometimes find themselves tired by the frenetic pace of the capital, the House of Chestnut Trees offers yoga retreats in different formats that best adapt to our timing and our budgets. Whether for a morning, a day or a weekend, canon programs sometimes await you there with photo workshops, tarot readings and other surprises.
During our visit, we tried what we call the flash retirement, the one that takes place over half a day. Offered at €65, this is the perfect plan to discover the concept or for an original and affordable gift. This experience thus includes a yoga classa sound bath as well as lunch and disconnection is on the agenda!
As soon as you pass the entrance, you find yourself at the crossroads between several eras with beautiful vintage pieces. The dive into their universe has already begun! You are welcomed here like good friends: after taking off our shoes, Alena takes us to the side of the garden, taking us across the yoga studio under a beautiful canopy before settling comfortably on the deckchairs, around the swimming pool. Beyond that, a green garden where plants evolve freely is the playground of hens. The hustle and bustle of the capital seems far away here.
While the various guests present themselves in a warm atmosphere, Jean-Victor wake up our taste buds with an iced tea with melon and Milly-la-Forêt mint, thus spoiling us the plant around which he will articulate the lunch of the day. After this refreshing tasting, it’s time to follow again Alena in the studio bathed in daylight. Everything is at your disposal, including eye pillows: you just have to come in your outfit!
That day was Yin yoga classa gentle practice particularly inspired by chinese medicine. very educational, Alena makes this course a real moment of well-being, but also of sharing, aimed at both novices and regulars. With gentleness and kindness, she corrects the positions, shares tips for easily reproducing certain poses at home, specifies the benefits and the situations in which they can give you the best relief. Places being limited to ten guests, no one is left out!
Next, Alena invites you to lie back and relax. With your eyes closed, you let yourself be transported by the amazing vibrations and sounds it produces using chimes and bowls. This ancestral method from Tibet and China is based on the principle that our whole body, and not just our ears, is sensitive to sound and that it can help harmonize everything. Cradled by this strange melody, we clear our heads and let ourselves be guided by Alena.
Once refreshed, it’s time to meet for lunch. Jean-Victor articulates its menus around a plant to introduce its guests to it and this time it was the Milly-la-Forêt mintas we said earlier.
Seated in the garden, among the hens, we savor in turn spring rolls, roasted vegetables, cauliflower and potato croquettes, so many terribly gourmet and well-balanced dishes that leave no room for doubt: Jean-Victor is a culinary artist and by following the thread of his inspiration, he manages to surprise the taste buds with his vegetarian recipes while respecting the natural flavor of the products and limiting waste as much as possible. the meal ends in apotheosis with the dessert, a mint panna cotta accompanied by a melon granita.
That puts an end to this escapade of the day. Our adventure ends as it began, with a taste of melon, mint and conviviality. We have the impression of having experienced the rest of a weekend and yet the day still belongs to us. Stress, meanwhile, we left it far and we now have the parade against the blows of softness and the Parisian spleen!
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La Maison des Marronniers an idyllic and gourmet yoga retreat within easy reach
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