Body Revival Retreat – May 2017

I’m just back from a pre-season visit to the Luberon, the location for our next Zen Retreat. Body Revival will take place from Monday 8th to Saturday 13th May 2017 at the beautiful La Colline Fleurie.

Even in February the landscape was a bucolic paradise with hills undulating into the distance, punctuated only by picturesque hill villages and with snow-capped mountains in the far distance. I can only imagine how stunning the area will look in May.

The villa itself is actually three lovingly-restored farmhouses set close together and sharing two swimming pools, a tennis court and boules pitch. Each house has its own kitchen and living area as well as there being a number of terraces, so guests will easily find a private space in which to relax (or a partner for a quick knock-about).

The retreat will focus on nutritional and gut health with daily talks on the microbiome, how nutrition affects immunity and how eating patterns are formed. The abundance of fresh, organic produce in the surrounding area means that planning a delicious, health-giving menu has been a breeze and will support the fun and interactive cooking demos from our in-house nutritionist, Sarah Hughes.

Foraging with Robin HalfordWe’re also thrilled to welcome expert forager and ethno-botanist Robin Harford for a full day of plant-based learning. A morning of hands-on foraging will be followed by cooking a ‘wild’ lunch using our own harvest which will in turn lead into an afternoon of plant-based mindfulness. With Sarah’s knowledge as a Medical Herbalist to supplement Robin’s plant-sense, guests are sure to learn a lot on this day.

In addition, we’ll be joined by local walking guide and park educator Corinne Mangeot for daily walks in the surrounding area, which is a treasure trove of glorious trails and interesting sights including the ochre site nick-named the ‘Colorado Provencal’, with its strange red and yellow rock formations and the well-known Gorges d’Oppedette, which are right on the doorstep of our accommodation.

So, if you seek rejuvenation and want to put a spring in your step and a sparkle in your eyes after a long winter, join us for Body Revival in Provence this May.

Prices from £2,480 per person sharing, discounted single supplement of £450. To secure your place contact Samantha Gee, on +44 (0)1242 787825.