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FRENCH SUMMER SCHOOL, MONTPELLIER, SOUTH OF FRANCE
Montpellier, France’s southern jewel, is an historic and very lively university town with a picturesque 'Vieille Ville'. It is the cultural and economic centre of the vast Languedoc-Roussillon wine-producing region of southern France. Nearby towns include Arles, Avignon, Carcassonne, La Grande Motte, Marseille, Nîmes and Sète.
Eurolingua French summer programme http://www.eurolingua.com/french/french-schools-in-france/french-school-in-montpellier-othermenu-296 and Webcam of the nearby and famous Place de la Comédie http://www.montpellier.fr/150-webcam-comedie.htm
A selection of courses running in the area
'Paint along with Nicola' as well as a 'Watercolour Course for Absolute Beginners'
* You know you want to learn to paint, but going to a class is either too expensive, or you can’t make the regular commitment, or even worse they might all be better at it than you! Shock horror. So why not take the first tentative steps at home, when you have the time and without having to step too far out of your comfort zone
* Or maybe as a gift for someone who would like to have a go?
* Or even as a refresher course if you haven’t painted for a while
www.atelierdehautlanguedoc.eu Just 4 spaces left
Five skills ESSENTIAL to creative writing
A Course of Five Workshops in June
Can You afford to miss it?
Five three hour workshops on Saturday mornings in June, each one focusing on a specific skill essential to creative writers and including further exercises to take home.
Dates: Saturday 1st June; Saturday 8th June; Saturday 15th June; Saturday 22nd June; Saturday 29th June
Time: 9:00am to 12:00noon
Venue: Peret 34800
Places limited to five
With Fiona Dunscombe
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for price and booking details
In Association with WOW Herault
Programme Lérab Ling
Temple bouddhiste près de Lodève
3 - 5 May 2013, 'Metta - The Practice of Loving Kindness'
Open to all
Weekend from Friday 3 May at 6.45pm to Sunday 5 May at 1pm.Or
Public Talk only Friday 6.45pm
Metta is the word for friendship or lovingkindness in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart.
Metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others, and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, and genuine happiness.
Sharon Salzberg will introduce these teachings and support us in our own experience and cultivation of these qualities through direct instruction and guided meditation using classical techniques in a modern language. There will also be many opportunities for questions.
This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
Parents who wish to come to this event with their children are warmly invited to join the Family Retreat.
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Sharon Salzberg has been a student of meditation since 1971, and leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of lovingkindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas).
Sharon's latest book is the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, published by Workman Publishing (2011). She is regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Kindness Handbook (2008); The Force of Kindness(2005); Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002);Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995); and A Heart as Wide as the World (1997).
Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. "Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiveness, wisdom and compassion. Meditation awakens these qualities so that we can discover for ourselves the unique happiness that is our birthright.
For more information about Sharon, please click here
Summer meditation retreat
4 - 8 July
Open to everyone
Nicola lives and works in the Herault as an artist and teacher and can offer a variety of creative course.
Lunches on location and at "home"
The main courses are 'Painting Pictures' on either on a painting holiday, a painting 'taster' day out or with a regular weekly class. Visit www.painting-holidays-france.com
W O R K S H O P - Cours d’Anglais
04 67 44 20 81 ou 06 11 88 55 00
Association culturelle et linguistique fondée en 1982
Professeurs diplômés, bilingues, matériels audio vidéo multimédia
Débutant à avancé en mini-groupe ou particulier
Beginners to advanced in small groups or private
Séances de conversation en anglais
French conversation classes
Rencontres francophones et anglophones get-togethers
Club de lecture/Book club
Traductions: français /anglais. Translations: English / French.
In formation et Inscriptions: par téléphone; email; ou le 8s eptembre à la Journée des associations de lodéve
Inscription à l’année 90€, au trimestre 40€ au mois 20€ + 8€ de cotisation annuelle
Début des cours le lundi 10septembre à l’Espace Lutéva (à côté du cinéma)
Chorale Franglaise – Anglo-French choir based in the eastern Hérault:
Calling all singers
if you love to sing in choirs and have some experience,
We invite you to join us for a day of enjoyment and singing together:
Email or telephone Jon North 04 67 85 52 12 email@example.com
My workshops and painting holidays (listed below for the forthcoming period) are a very important part of my own personal development too – I see them as a two-way process, and get to meet a lot of very interesting and creative people in the process, which I find to be totally enriching.
I am looking to do more demonstrations and talks around the UK in the future, so if you know of an art group, establishment or club who may be interested, do contact me.
One of my titles would be: “Following a creative path – my life as an artist” An illustrated talk (which could be followed by a one-day watercolour workshop – optional).
Watercolour Painting Workshops, Languedoc, France
One day and half-day workshops in Languedoc held fairly regularly- let me know if you are interested in details.
Regular meetings on Thursday afternoons
Private Tuition Available on request
H.A.T.S Healing arts through self expression
‘Imagination is the greatest creative force in the universe’ Einstein
With imagination I believe the impossible becomes possible.I believe passionately in creativity’s ability to aid and promote healing,a sense of well being,a sense of value,expression & self worth.
We all start out with an innate creative ability but our perceptions with time start to stifle us.Many of us believe we have to be of a certain ability in order to ‘put paint to paper’.I challenge that concept!This workshop is about enjoying the process and with that in mind you will be amazed by what you can achieve spiritually and creatively
We will use a diverse range of materials and process including collage; printmaking; pastels; painting; 3-dimensional work.You don’t have to have any experience of art, the emphasis is on enjoyment of materials and the process. Each week we will focus on a different topic and sharing through discussion, then individually ,we will each produce a piece based on self exploration, and positive affirmations for each persons own goals and circumstances.
65 euros for 7 week course inc all materials & tea and coffee.(max 5 people)
Course beginning last week of October.
To book; contact ;
Maxine email;firstname.lastname@example.org tel; 07951 005719
All pieces can be taken home.
venue 20 minutes drive from Beziers/Pezanas on D612 route
Gardening courses: Contact me for details of this years events
For further information contact Gill Pound at La Petite Pépinière de Caunes (shrubs and perennials, ornamental grasses, unusual plants and plants for dry climates, garden advice and consultation), 21, Avenue de la Montagne Noire, 11160, Caunes-Minervois.
Tel: 04 68 78 43 81 , email Gill@lapetitepepiniere.com
Open March to November 10h – 18h Fridays and Saturdays, 10h – 12h Sundays, or by appointment – just phone or email to fix another time.
in Villeneuvette (Clermont L’Hérault)
« Pilates »
With a Yoga Influence
Outside (or Inside)
« AquaGym »
PILATES energizes body & mind, improves shape,
tone, posture, flexibility & strength
AQUA GYM strengthens muscles and the cardio-vascular system
Pilates – Mondays at 10h30
AquaGym – Thursdays at 17h
Bring a mat (for Pilates), a towel
and a bottle of water !
Contactez Karen : 06 68 59 22 88 Contactez Barbara : 04 67 96 62 31
Its not too late to join Séb
one of the very few licensed fishing guides in L’Hérault
for half a day’s fishing or more.
Séb can arrange a days fishing for the fun of it
or to improve your techniques.
If the family comes too, then there is plenty on offer at
The Chateau de Colombières sur Orb
Soubès « Pilates Yoga »
Remettez vous en Forme cet Eté a l’Extérieur
Joignez nous dans une Ambiance Conviviale
Tous les Mardis matins de 10h30 à 11h30
Modelez votre silhouette grâce à la pratique de ces exercices :
PILATES travaille surtout les abdominaux
pour créer un "centre fort", une bonne posture
et obtenir une meilleure tonicité musculaire
ainsi qu’un corps libre de tensions
YOGA se rapporte à l'état d'unité et de plénitude
Amenez un tapis et une serviette !
Contactez Karen 04 99 91 43 70 / 06 68 59 22 88
Karen speaks English too!
Are you getting all tangled up in French?
Don’t despair, learning or improving a language is not an impossible task and at MILI we have a top professional teaching team to help you find the right learning formula.
We are in Montpellier -
Visit us at www.mili-fr.com and send us an email to
Programme grand public Lérab Ling
Temple bouddhiste près de Lodève
Lérab Ling, temple bouddhiste situé près de Lodève, propose jusqu’à l’automne un programme de visites, d’événements et de retraites ouvert à tous.
· Visite du temple chaque dimanche : du 1er avril au 1er novembre 2013
Tous les dimanches après-midi de 14h à 17h. Visite de groupes en semaine seulement sur réservation.
Painting for pleasure - courses with Diana White
Diana is offering courses to discover and learn painting and drawing methods within a small group.
A variety of mediums will be explored for beginners or to let you brush up your skills
Phone 04 67 30 40 36 or email - email@example.com
with Alain Curta -
or 06 47 02 26 11
A recommendation for a DRY STONE WALLING course
from Lizzie of the Couvent in Roujan
Ali and I have just completed a three day dry stone walling course which was truly excellent. There were six students and an extremely kind and knowledgeable teacher. There are two more weekends coming up and we can't recommend it highly enough. It is very hands-on and well explained. The price is 120 euros per person and one would need reasonable fitness and French - even better with a bit of building French. All the others on our course were French and the prof doesn't speak English.
Here's the link: www.associations-patrimoine.org/article.php?id=829&dossier=12
Some photos of our three days: www.flickr.com/photos/35268725@N07/sets/72157622605259392/
Find out more - ring Lizzie on (04) 67 24 64 37