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(Past) NOURISH Retreat 11-16 October 2023, a nutrition retreat to restore "joie de vivre"

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

with Fiona Berry, BANT registered nutritionist

Are you looking for a joyful nutrition based retreat in a gorgeous rural French setting?

At last, a wellbeing retreat that isn’t about deprivation or fads but instead is a sensory journey of nourishment in a beautiful French home.

NOURISH is a holistic wellness experience which combines nutrition discussions with seasonal wholefood, plant-based meals. Balanced movement is also honoured, including mindful walking before breakfast to kickstart the circadian rhythm, guided meditation and yoga. Workshops in sleep management add an educational element, sharing gems of information to help repair broken sleeping patterns and aid recovery after prolonged periods of stress.

Would you like to learn from our engaging, passionate experts about nourishing self-care?

Registered nutritionist and full-time wellness expert Fiona has designed this luxurious rural escape to share her knowledge on how to enjoyably and sustainably improve your overall health. On this Autumn retreat Fiona will add a focus on gut health, its importance and how you can support your own gut health.

"It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the multitude of health messages these days but I am a firm advocate that feeling good doesn’t have to be complicated - really it should be fun. I love nothing more than bringing people together to find new ways of weaving wellbeing into everyday practices." nutritionist Fiona

Holistic chef and educator Hayley will be your retreat chef and guide to delicious wholefood, plant based cooking. Hayley skilfully weaves her background as a Yoga, Qi Gong and Movement practitioner/teacher together into everything that is created in the kitchen. She approaches cooking as a spiritual and mindfulness practice that elevates the act of cooking.The retreat will include a guided visit and tasting in Manoir Mouret's extensive potager with its abundant seasonal produce. Hayley will also be sharing her tips for preserving seasonal produce.

"I am a passionate student of Food Energetics and I work with the Five Element philosophy to bring subtlety of balance and connection that nourishes mind, body and spirit, aligns seasonal rhythms, and celebrates the land, local environment and its producers." chef Hayley

Expect a wholesome, accessible approach to food, far away from fads, which both satisfies and nourishes. As is traditional in France, Hayley prepares the main meal of the day at lunchtime following an eating pattern which many believe supports our bodies’ natural rhythms. The retreat also includes a visit to a local market to meet producers and source ingredients with which to create a ‘farm to fork’ meal together.

"3 months after the retreat I can honestly say that it has transformed my whole approach to food, cooking and looking after my family's health. It's been a real game changer." retreat guest 2022

In your free time perhaps you’ll want to..... play tennis, walk in the surrounding vineyards enjoying the autumnal colours, treat yourself to massage or journal in a quiet cosy corner. The choice is yours!

Come on your own or with friends and share a perfect retreat environment.

Your private ensuite bedroom gives you the best of all retreat worlds, the privacy of your own comfortable space but also the opportunity to share your experience with a wonderful group. Great friendships are formed on our retreats.


  • 5 nights’ accommodation in single occupancy ensuite bedrooms.

  • All meals by holistic chef Hayley

  • Themed workshops with Fiona around nutrition, sleep and cooking

  • Qi Gong morning sessions

  • Aromatherapy Sleep Care Package

  • Sourcing trip to a local market for a group cookery session

  • All the beautiful facilities at Manoir Mouret

  • Optional massage (60€/hour)

Not included, transport to Manoir Mouret

This is slow French rural living at its best, in a region of France where huge pride is take in produce. Ideal for anyone looking to live life with more energy, passion and a renewed sense of purpose.

Arrival: Wednesday 11 October 3pm

Departure: Monday 16 October 2pm

(also NOURISH Spring dates 21-26 June 23)

For booking, FAQs, travel information and more see our Practical Information page


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