27th - 29th April 2018
Join me at Le Perchoir des Paons, in a beautiful rural village in the South West of France for a chance to REPLENISH & Reconnect through rest, time in Nature, delicious food, a peaceful ambience and creative time to 'overfill' your cup'.
Is your energy level currently low? Are you feeling depleted and in need of a well earned rest? Do you want to indulge in a little self exploration to empower you towards a more joyful, vibrant life? Let me hold space for you on this magical weekend where you can recharge your batteries surrounded by nature. When we take space to breathe, to fill our cup, and immerse ourselves into a creative environment - so much magic can happen. It often takes a completely different perspective to shift mindset blocks and renew that fiery passion for what you are creating in your life. I invite you to join me at this little spot of tranquility in France to share good food, wine (if you fancy!), creative time, self exploration, rest and replenishment for the mind, body and soul.
Le Perchoir des Paons is situated in a beautiful valley outside the village of Gindou in the Lot Region of South West France. The renovated stone farmhouse provides a comfortable and relaxed environment to unwind from everyday life. Facilities include an art studio and outdoor swimming pool (although it is unlikely this will be open during this April retreat).
The space will not fail to inspire you, from the beautiful stone buildings, the surrounding nature, the views overlooking the valley, the slow pace of living and the total silence and sense of peace you will undoubtedly return with.
All meals will utilise much of the local produce. There will be an abundance of colour and flavour in all dishes and specific dietary requirements can be catered for. Dishes will be designed to nurture the body during the weekend to ensure you feel replenished throughout your stay.
How to get there?
The closest airport is Bergerac (about an hour away) which is served by Ryanair, Flybe, British Airways and Jet2 from various UK airport. Brive is also just over an hour away and has a couple of services a week through Ryanair. Toulouse is around 2 hours away and is easily accessible by train. Toulouse is served by EasyJet, Ryan Air and British Airways. Transfers are available at an additional cost or car hire from any airports is available.
Our suggested flights from London are…
Friday, Ryan Air – London Stansted at 7.16am – arrives in Bergerac at 10am.
Sunday, Ryan Air – Bergerac at 3.25pm – arrives in London Stansted at 4.10pm
The local area is one of true beauty and there is plenty to explore – from market visits, local towns, canoeing and plenty of foodie extravaganzas. If you would like to stay additional nights before or after the retreat you are more than welcome and prices would be charged on a standard B&B rate with optional evening meal. Please request prices for this separately.
All activities are optional – this is your break and you can choose to do as much or as little as feels right for your mind and body.
On arrival – at 12pm based on the Bergerac flight, there will be time to settle into your rooms before a light lunch and the chance to relax. Following lunch, for those who wish, we will head out into nature for a fresh air break before spending the afternoon grounding into the space in whatever way feels aligned to you. Perhaps reading a book, journaling or even sleeping!
5pm - we will come together for a creative session in the studio, using collage and colour to set intentions and explore our expression.
8pm - aperitifs and a three course French meal.
8am optional guided meditation.
10.30am - 12.30pm, group walk to explore the area on foot.
1.30pm Relaxed French lunch followed by free time.
4 - 6.30pm creative exploration in the studio.
8pm - aperitifs and three course French meal.
9am - silent walk.
10.30am Nourishing brunch
12pm departure based on the flights suggested.
Prices include all creative equipment, accommodation and meals. Prices DO NOT include transfers, flights and additional spending money.
Room 1 - Two single beds, or can be one double. Shared bathroom. Price for one person £435. Price for two people sharing per person £295.
Room 2 - Small double bed, shared bathroom. Price £325. SOLD
Room 3 - Small double bed, shared bathroom. Price £325.
Room 4 - Double or Triple Room, shared bathroom. Price for two people sharing per person £295. Price per person based on three people sharing £265.