Dordogne, France: September 2020

The Mind, Body, and Heart of Mindfulness

Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation

with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT and Larry Cammarata, Ph.D.

Dordogne, France

September 12 to 19, 2020

Learn and explore within a friendly, supportive small group setting.

Dordogne is in Southwestern France, located between the Loire Valley and the Pyrenees, and is named after the Dordogne River that runs through it. Read below for more details.

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“The Dordogne comes close to offering everything that travellers head to France for: beautiful chateaux, traditional French gastronomy, a bucolic landscape of vineyards, forests and rivers. Picturesque fortified villages...and charming towns...have long been popular…”  —The Guardian


Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to  sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 9 continuing education hours upon completing this program.

Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation with Dr. Larry Cammarata

This educational program integrates the application of mindfulness, gentle mindful movement, and body awareness in the treatment of medical and psychological disorders. The skill of enhanced body awareness can support the presence of both client and clinician. Mindful movement can add dynamism and energy to the treatment process, literally “moving” our clients towards the experience of wholeness while facilitating embodied insight.  We will examine mindfulness, mindful movement, and body-oriented strategies designed to facilitate self-regulation, mood stabilization, and enhanced concentration. The application of mindful movement and body-oriented interventions in the treatment of various psychological disorders will also be covered. For more details, click on Course Objectives.


La Borde Blanque is an authentic French country farmhouse. It is situated on the crest of a hill with a magnificent view over the surrounding countryside. It has a private lakeside beach on the beautiful Lac de Montbel, with clear and clean water to swim. The 12 acre estate in the foothills of the Pyrenees is defined on one side by the natural boundary of the river Hers and on the on the others by the lake and the neighbouring forest. The property has a natural spring and bathes in the peace and serenity of the French countryside. Old pilgrim routes through the varied landscape offer numerous opportunities for hiking. 

Click the play button below for a brief video overview of the nature and villages of this beautiful region.

Click the play button below for a brief video overview of the retreat accomodations.

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Our retreat will be supported by a beautiful movement space.

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You will have time for contemplation and relaxation, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Retreat Includes:

Round trip transportation from Carcassonne, France to the retreat center 

Beautiful accommodations at a French country farmhouse with private lake; breakfast & dinner included

Mindful movement for self-regulation: Mindfulness and mindful movement classes with Dr. Larry Cammarata

Yoga classes with Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT

Excursions include: visits to local villages, Mont Segur Castle, and The Green Labyrinth of Nebias

7.5 CE credits for massage therapists through NCBTMB.

For qualified health professionals who complete the educational program, a total of 9 CE credits are offered to Professional Counselors, LCSWs, Licensed Psychologists, and Registered Nurses. It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Itinerary is subject to change, although we expect these details to remain intact, if not expanded upon.

Questions? Email Linda Cammarata

Retreat Fee, Registration, and Contact Information

$ 2450: Double occupancy (USD check, per person, double occupancy, airfare not included).

$ 2950: Single occupancy (USD check; space is limited for single occupancy; airfare not included)

$ 2550: Double occupancy (USD credit card, per person, double occupancy, airfare not included)

$ 3050: Single occupancy (USD credit card, per person, single occupancy, airfare not included)

Registration and Contact Information: Please email Linda Cammarata to register prior to submitting your payment, to ensure that there is space available. After registering, you may pay by credit card by clicking on the "Pay Now" button below, using the drop-down menu to specify your fee category. 

Phone: 828-712-8421 

Payment: Please use drop-down menu

Meet Linda and Larry


Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist practicing in Asheville, North Carolina who specializes in mindfulness-based therapy and education. He is an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. Larry is a published author who was designated as an "Author-Expert" by IDEA for his writing, teaching, and service in the field of mid-body health, fitness, and wellness. Along with Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Dan Siegel, and other leaders in the mindfulness field, Larry is a co-author of a book entitled, A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices. His work on mindful movement was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.

Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT
 is the Chief Inspiration Officer of Mindfulness Travels. She's a yoga instructor, qigong instructor, and registered nurse who specializes in integrative medicine and sleep education. Linda has spent over 30 years studying, teaching, and presenting her unique programs at women’s conferences, health spas, yoga studios, and other venues internationally. Linda has extensively trained with several qigong masters, has comprehensively studied energy medicine, and has a wide array of knowledge of women’s issues and sleep disorders.

      © L. Cammarata 2019