2014

outside swing

Dépaysement total. Nature, calme,incroyable ! Merci Judith pour votre chaleureuse accueil dans ce ‘Nepal Ariégeois’ Jacques (Paris)

What a heavenly place this is . Thank you so much for the opportunity to come to this ‘safe haven’. Johnny (UK)

A very tranquil place with everything you need for a restful retreat. I wish you all the best in your new venture. Claire (Charente)  

Thank you Judith for your kindness and hospitality. It is a truly beautiful corner of France. This retreat space gives one a sense of calm and escape. Tim (UK)

Thank you so much for this week , to allow the space and time for me to reflect. This house and the surrounding land is truly special – a wonderful space for deep
contemplation. Thank you for your hospitality, your ease and willingness to do this. I have no doubt it will become everyones ‘little secret haven’. Ally (Brittany/UK )

Merci Judith, pour cet accueil chaleureuse et pour ta générosité. J’ai passé un séjour merveilleux , sous le soleil. Ce lieu fort au nature et à la paix, tout ce dont j’avais
besoin, pour démarrer cette nouvelle année . Grégore (Bordeaux)

Fiery sunset

2015

I don’t have the words to thank you, or to describe my experience here. It was magical, transformative. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place and offering the possibility to live in solitude amongst nature for a while. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity with your time, knowledge and energy. Thank you for the powerful and relaxing reflexology sessions. I have been transformed during my time here. I will return, with love and gratitude. Sheri (USA)

Merci de cet accueil, chaleureux et attentionné. La roulotte est comme une bulle au milieu de la nature. Cette demeure nous touche de plus prés quand nous sommes au milieu d’elle. Elle nous raméné á notre essence, ce parfum si subtil que j’étais venu retrouver. Merci encore. Jean-Francois (Bordeaux)

Merci Judith pour ce bel accueil dans cet espace de nature si agréable réconfortant. Il me sonble que tout le monde devrait faire cette experience regulierement pour se reconnecter á soi et a la nature. Merci encore, un bel endroit, une belle experience et une belle rencontre. Karine (Paris)

I have found the ‘lap of God’ at Mountain Arc. Never felt more nurtured by nature and beauty and you beautiful Judith.In my travels I have discovered many nourishing, transformative people and places, but never both together. Thank you for dedicating your life to the fulfilment of others. The Arc provided a safe, comfy place for me to go inward, confront and happily change a few stumbling blocks I was not so keen to examine. La Roulotte was a magical retreat. Merci. I will dream of your fabulous cooking and the enormous slugs ! Eileen (California)

It was a delight to spend some days here. It isa place where it it is easy to connect to nature, to slow down, go back to simplicity. Thank you Judith for your generosity and the very rich conversations we have had. I wish you the best for this amazing project. Cecile (Paris)

2016    view from den

Thank you for the wonderful few days here. This has been a beautiful experience - I could not have imagined a better place for this retreat. La Roulotte is really comfortable and cosy. I loved waking up to the birdsong every morning. I will definitely miss this place, which will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for your warm hospitality. It has been such a blessing for me to have discovered Mountain Arc. I will surely return here again. Ying Lei (Singapore/Paris)

Un grand moment ! passé a Mountain Arc, avec l’impression d’avoir fait un beau et long voyage, meme si je n’ai fait que franchir le Col de Port.... Judith, tu habites au paradis ! Passer des heures immobile, dans la foret, a les écouter et les observer. C’est aussi méditer. Encore merci pour ta gentillesse, ta présence calme et rassurante. Pascale (Ariège)

Thank you so much Judith. I can’t think of a better place for a silent meditation retreat. Everything has been so carefully thought out, one instantly feels in the space, where meditation can become the most important thing each moment of the day. It is rare to find such a space and the beauty of the surroundings, the bird song,the quiet pinging of the stove.  ‘The temple bell stops, but the sound keeps coming, out of the heavens ‘ Matsuo Basho. Warmest thanks. Tim (Creuse)

Thank you so much for a wonderful week-long retreat.  I've had a superb time, walking in the soft, beautiful countryside, watching the mountains and the trees, meditating and having a profound rest. I have felt so comfortable and at home.  Your cooking is amazing. Your cures very effective. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and your endless generosity.  Kate (Creuse)

 2017  path to the meditation den

Je suis venu rechercher un ami très cher que j'avais perdu de vue.  Après 5 magnifiques jours passés ici, je pense avoir une petite idée de l’endroit où il se cache. Merci Judith pour ces moments éclairants, pour ton temps, ta clairvoyance !  Laurent (Brussels)

J'étais venue m'éloigner de tout, être injoignable quelques temps, couper de la technologie et du monde urbain, et retrouver mon essence en dehors de pressions quotidiennes. J'ai trouvé une nature douce et la bienveillance d'une vie simple, ancrée dans ce qui compte vraiment dans la vie. Quelle chance de savourer cette bulle de temps loin de tout et se sentir recousue et remise en ordre. Le soutien et le cadre que vous offrez donne un puissant sentiment de sécurité et de bonté. Votre attentionné votre amour pour ce projet transparaît à tous les tournants.  Rozenn (London)

Where to Find Us

Mountain ARC is located near Massat in the département of Ariège in Southwest France.  

We are 120 km from Toulouse Blagnac Airport and 120  km from Carcassonne Airport.

The nearest train and bus stations are Foix, Tarascon-sur-Ariège or Saint Girons. Transport can be arranged from these locations.