Retreat Center: The French Retreat
Language of instruction: English
Retreat Organizer´s Website: www.retreat.fr
Highlights of the Wellbeing Coaching Workshops Retreat
The 2016 programme of workshops will include Meditation, Self-Esteem Enhancement, Family Constellations and ‘Making Relationships work’. There will also a number of weekends for relationship intensives where can couples work exclusively with relationship coach Matthew Pruen and Soul Retrieval weekends to work with shamanic practitioner Emma Pruen. If exact dates aren’t shown tht’s because thy’re being finalised at the moment but if something is of interest please let us know so we can keep you informed.
All the food is prepared to the highest standards using fresh, local and often organic ingredients. Special diets can be catered for, please discuss when you book. For residential guests all meals are provided: Breakfast 8am, Lunch 1pm and Dinner 8pm, unless a course faciliator change these times. Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits will be provided during breaks.
The French Retreat was developed after many combined years teaching, attending and writing about residential workshops and retreats.
Matthew and Emma Pruen wanted to create a space that would hold the deepest emotional work. They searched for property that was both sufficiently private and open. They found this Manor house that hadn’t been lived in since the 1970s and set about converting the huge barn into a large group room with high spec en-suite accommodation.
The French Retreat is a very special workshop and retreat centre. The vast double height group room with its vauled ceiling is simply stunning. Each bedroom has a very different feel, from simple French country twin rooms to the Lord of the Manor’s four poster bedroom. The en-suite bathrooms are sleek and modern, with traditional features retained.
The owners run their own courses at The French Retreat and also invite teachers and facilitators to use the venue for their own courses. Matthew as been a self development facilitator for the last ten years and before that ran award winning restaurants in Bristol, although the orginal plan was to be an artist.
Emma’s path has been equally eclectic working in the fashion industry, followed by becoming an image coach and self-esteem counsellor, founding and running a mind, body spirit magazine and latterly as a spin doctor for the Green Party. She has just completed her first novel.
Styles & Practices
Yoga, Workshops, Meditation, Wellness, Coaching
Situated among the sunflower fields and vineyards of South Charente, The French Retreat was a small brandy making estate made up of a Maison de Maitre and a number of barns. The beautiful newly converted barn has six bedrooms with en-suites. We have retained the original features and added modern necessities of en-suite shower rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and free Wi-Fi access. Surrounding the barn there are patios, with a BBQ and outdoor dining area. In the grounds there’s a swimming pool, children’s play area with trampoline, swing and climbing frame, table tennis, tree house, shady trees and a hammock – perfect for a snooze on a baking August afternoon. Beyond there is open farmland in every direction offering peace, privacy and wonderful starry night skies. South Charente varies between vineyards, wooded heathland and hills bordering Perigord. The gastronomic traditions of pineau, foie gras, snails, and cognac are very much in evidence. With forest ponds, Romanesque churches, castles, craft customs, gastronomic curiosities this region delights the senses. For the active there is riding, kayaking, river swimming, mountain bike trails and beautiful walks within easy reach, and we can hire bikes for the whole family for all or part of your stay. We are happy to help organise any activities so please ask. For the less actively inclined there are wine trails and tours round the brandy houses. Bordeaux is also a fantastic city just over an hour away by car or you can take the train from nearby Chalais.
Booking Conditions & Payments
You can read their conditions in the following link You can confirm your reservation by sending an inquiry to the retreat organizer, your payment of the retreat price will be handled by the retreat organizer. To secure a discount on their retreats send an inquiry to the organizer through our website.