As well as running Chateau de la Vigne, I am a Masters Qualified nutritionist practicing in the UK.

I’m so thrilled to be able to announce my next Yoga Health Health Retreat for this Autumn and delighted to have my fabulous team return for the 4th year running to offer you the very best experience. However, planning this retreat has been even more exciting this year as we have an fabulous Channel 4 TV project working with us on this one! Can’t divulge too much just yet but I will share details if you’re considering joining, so you’re fully in the picture!

 

 

Join me for a 4-night Yoga Retreat in the Loire Valley, France from September 8th-12th! This retreat is based right here at Chateau de la Vigne, which I have owned and run for the past 18 years.

 

I’ve put together a fantastic schedule, based very closely on last year’s highly successful retreat with my expert team and I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing this dream break with you all.

 

We’ll practice yoga twice daily, walk or cycle in the peaceful and tranquil French countryside, cook some fabulous recipes together and enjoy delicious healthy meals. We’ll also get out and about and you’ll have an opportunity to visit the beautiful nearby town of Saumur, the local vineyards and even enjoy a private wine-tasting session with a top sommelier.

With the weather still gorgeous but the summer crowds dispersed, September is a beautiful time to visit this beautiful region.

Please note that this retreat is open to all level of yogis, from beginners to long-time enthusiasts. Our expert instructor has years of experience behind him and you’ll know you’re in good hands within seconds!

 

 

We have been running our retreats for 4 years now and they’re getting better and better! The essence is on relaxing and experiencing a new way of eating and living but it is very important that you also leave with a clear idea of how to continue some of the things you have experienced on the retreat – we help you with that!

It’s a beautiful and tranquil setting and a lovely group of like-minded people. I love running them, along wth my team who are all experts in their field.

What’s Included in your Health Retreat?

  • Pre-Retreat Guidance
  • Daily Morning & Evening Yoga/Pilates Sessions
  • Daily Exercise Activity Sessions
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Cookery & Educational Workshops
  • Delicious Healthy Meals/Snacks/Juices/Smoothies
  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodation with Ensuite
  • Local Wine Appreciation Tasting Evening
  • Post Retreat Follow Up
  • Transfers from Nantes Airport (T&Cs apply – see below)

What’s Not Included?

  • Flights & Travel insurance…that’s it!

 

Your Accommodation

Health Retreat Chateau front

Remember, this is an intimate retreat in a historic home! The Chateau is large and luxurious and has 5 bedrooms- 3 double, 1 twin and 1 four bedded room – all ensuite. The top floor has a very large king bedroom with ensuite bathroom/separate shower, as well as a separate four bedded room attached, with ensuite shower room. On the middle floor, there is a beautiful suite with ensuite bathroom. There is also another double room, with ensuite shower and a twin room with ensuite. The reception rooms downstairs are very spacious and well furnished; perfect for large groups! All the rooms are beautiful and well furnished and accommodation will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Health Retreat Sample Daily Schedule

Friday
Time Activity Where
08:00 – 08:30 Morning Smoothie Chateau
08:30 – 09:45 Yoga Apartment
09:45 – 10:15 Revitalising Breakfast Chateau
10:15 – 11:00 Personal Time
11:00 – 12:30 Cooking Workshop Kitchen
12:30 – 13:00 Personal Time/Walk
13:00 – 13:45 Energising Lunch Chateau
14:00 – 16:00 Vineyard Visit/Visit to local town Courtyard
16:00 – 17:00 Personal Time
17:00 – 17:30 Afternoon tea Salon
17:30 – 19:00 Yoga Poolside
19:00 – 20:00 Personal Time
20:00 – 21:30 Dinner Chateau
21:30 – 22:00 Meditation/Reflection Library

Health Retreat Sample Menu

Revitalising Breakfast

Cleansing Juice

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Bircher Muesli served with Fresh Figs, Cacao nibs & Frozen Berries

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?Mint Tea – Rooibos Tea – Fresh Ginger Tea

Energising Lunch

Shakshuka with Homemade Seeded Bread

Gourmet Dinner

Prawns with Red Onion and Mango Salsa

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Cauliflower, Lentil and Coconut Curry with Brown Rice

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Spiced Apricot Compote with Crispy Granola Topping

Before Bed

Selection of Sleep Enhancing Teas

 

How To Get There?

The easiest way? Fly into Nantes airport and we’ll pick you up.

The following flights qualify for our free transfers:

  • Saturday 8th September EasyJet London Gatwick Depart 12:30 Arrive Nantes 14:50
  • Wednesday 12th September EasyJet Depart Nantes 12:05 Arrive London Gatwick 12:30

Book early to secure low rates; prices are around £25 each way

[please do get in touch with other flight options and we will do our best to arrange transfers to suit]

The car option? Of course, you can always drive; it takes 5 hours from Calais and it’s an easy run all the way through.

Join Us

The dates of this retreat are Saturday 8th September – Wednesday 12th September 2018.

The 4 night retreat costs £995pp – all inclusive.

£795pp for sharers or £695pp for group of 4 sharing

This retreat has extremely limited spots and is likely to sell out quickly.

A £250 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot and payment plans are available.

Full payment will be required by 28th July 2018

 

Don’t forget, you’re welcome to email me at may@simpkin.com with any questions or concerns whether this is the right retreat for you.

I can’t wait to welcome you all on this special and possibly life-changing experience!!

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If you’re struggling to motivate yourself or your health regime is a little haphazard, a health retreat is the perfect opportunity to kick start a healthy lifestyle. Here’s 5 reasons why you should invest in yourself and prioritise a health retreat short break? – CLICK HERE

These details also appear on my nutrition website HEALTH RETREAT 2018
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