(Past) NOURISH Summer Retreat 21 - 26 June 2023, a nutrition retreat to restore your "joie de vivre"
Updated: Jul 25
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. June is such an abundant season which can teach us so much about the value and joy of living in harmony with nature.
"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.
" 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 offers a visit to a local market to meet producers, source ingredients and then 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." 2022 nutrition retreat guest
In your free time perhaps you’ll want to..... play tennis, swim in the heated pool, enjoy the gardens, walk in the surrounding vineyards, 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.
Retreat Value 1250€/person (Early Bird 1150€ until 28/02/23)
5 nights’ accommodation in single occupancy ensuite bedrooms.
All meals by holistic chef Hayley
Themed workshops with Fiona around nutrition, sleep and cooking
Yoga & meditation session
Aromatherapy Sleep Care Package
Sourcing trip to a local market followed by 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 21 June 3pm
Departure: Monday 26 June 2pm
(also NOURISH Autumn retreat dates 11-16 October 2023)
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