Association DEVA was founded in Switzerland by a group of friends as a non profit making organisation with the principal aim of arranging and promoting conferences, lectures and workshops around a wide variety of themes related to the vertical dimension in our lives. These topics include western and vedic philosophy and spiritual traditions, astrology, health and nutrition, yoga and meditation, and natural medicine.
Association DEVA has no religious affiliations whatsoever.
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The Retreat Place
La Maison Normande nestles among gentle hills and unspoiled pasture land in an idyllic, bucolic landscape in southern Burgundy - an area rich in history , and imbued with the spiritual heritage of nearby Cluny.
A trout river runs for 300 meters down one side of the property, which extends to four acres, the other boundaries are defined by an old stone wall which lends a sense of definition and protection to this special place. Visitors find an atmosphere of peace and tranquility which is particularly conducive to meditation and contemplation. It is the principal location for Association Deva courses and seminars with a main conference room capable of welcoming up to 40 people, and several other meeting places for smaller gatherings. In summer the courtyard, garden and orchard offer additional spots for workshops and less formal group work.
The property has an abundance of natural resources in its immediate surroundings which lend themselves to guided discovery walks, such as, for example, herb collecting for traditional medicine and natural remedies. In fact just a few minutes walk up the hill from the house is a secret and ancient Holy Well, today practically forgotten, which was used for healing in the very recent past; further on, and higher, the rambler comes across another lost spring issuing from a grassy bank and feeding a timeworn abreuvoir (drinking trough) which was known to passing travellers centuries ago, its cool clear water refreshing many a dry throat. It is a magical place, full of birdsong and the humming of bees in summer - but there are so many more enchanted places to discover by following the green lanes and tracks through the woods and pastures.