in:spa retreats

in:spa retreats offers luxury destination yoga retreats, fitness escapes, and detox retreats in Europe and worldwide.

Instructors 17

Isaac Mullins

Isaac began practicing Ashtanga yoga 15 years ago, initially only to complement his career as a dancer. At 23 his desire to pursue yoga overtook his desire to dance, prompting him to train as a teacher. He has traveled extensively in India, studying many styles including Ashtanga, Sivananda, and Iyengar. He has been lucky enough to learn from many great teachers. Isaac is qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga and is certified by the Yoga Alliance.

British Wheel of Yoga (Yoga)

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

James Giuseppi

James was working as a trader when he discovered that yoga could relieve chronic back pain and assist in calming a restless mind. He had completed a teacher training course with Sivananda in 2002 when he was thankfully made redundant and began teaching full-time. The decade of city life gave him an invaluable understanding of the challenges of working in high-pressure environments. James' teaching style is an amalgamation of the yoga instruction he has personally experienced and his classes are accessible to all whilst he tailors each session to the individual needs and abilities.

(Sivananda Yoga)

Alan Kelly

Alan has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years, and teaching for seven. Since qualifying for the Yoga Alliance teachers certificate in 2005, he has been fortunate enough to be able to study with many of the world's renowned master yoga teachers. Through Alan's steady pace, creative sequencing and attention to detail he encourages his students to move freely, deeply, and mindfully into their bodies through asanas, pranayama, and meditation, bringing mind, body, emotions, and spirit into harmony and working together as one.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Joanne King

Joanne teaches mindful breath-led yoga, inspired by many great teachers along the way. Over the course of 14 years, her yoga practice has grown towards a keen interest in the energetic effects of postures and breath work, the grace of flowing movement, and the contemplative practices of meditation. She teaches a fusion of Hatha, Vinyasa flow, and Kundalini yoga. A love for words and poetry can be found weaved into her classes. Joanne is also a certified Reiki practitioner and intuitive healer.

Sophie Lewis

Sophie draws on a variety of backgrounds including sports, dance, and Qi Gong during her yoga teaching. She teaches a strong flow of very creative, dynamic sequences that focus on building strength, stamina, and flexibility. For the last 15 years Sophie has trained in India and the UK, studying various yoga traditions, including Hatha, Sivananda, Ashtanga, and Iyengar. She has a background in triathlon and has developed a unique program of yoga for athletes. Sophie’s classes are energetic, imaginative, and motivating beyond the mat.

Erica Foulds

Erica’s love and appreciation for both general fitness and precise movement started early, with classical ballet training. She combines a degree in human communication science with qualifications in personal training, fitness instruction, and indoor cycling. Erica is equally happy helping people recover from serious injury and pushing people to achieve their fitness goals. For the majority of Erica’s career, she has worked for some of London's top financial institutions as a corporate fitness well-being adviser and personal trainer.

Stan Blair

Stan is a lifestyle coach, personal trainer, and fitness specialist.

Malcolm Coombes

Malcolm is an exercise specialist using multiple disciplines to train a client base that spans a vast professional demographic from celebrities, producers, directors, and home executives. His classes have been a huge success in the fitness industry over the past 10 years. He aims to have you feeling energized, inspired, and wanting more.

Craig Carroll

George Dick

George graduated degree in Sports Science and Biology, and has now spent over 20 years within the fitness industry. He has proven an extremely effective and motivational personal trainer over the years, with a wide base of expertise. He was senior fitness coach at Crystal Palace FC before becoming a senior trainer at Matt Roberts in Mayfair training many high profile clients. In the last few years his passion for skiing lead him to become a BASI ski instructor in Zermatt in Switzerland. George's philosophy to training ensures fun, effective, holistic solutions to every client's goals.

Kath Beesley

Kath began personal training 12 years ago and has gained many fitness qualifications. She likes to make sessions enjoyable but hard so her clients achieve the results they want with a smile on their face. She currently teaches group sessions in gyms and outdoors with a variety of clients. Coming from a sporty back ground means that she particularly enjoys training sport specific clients and groups. She has run various marathons including New York and London, mostly dressed up for charities. Kath is highly motivated and she will make sure that her fitness sessions bring out the energy in you.

Willian Shombe

Willan is a fantastic level 4 personal trainer, group instructor, sports massage therapist, and general practitioner referral specialist with over 20 years personal training experience. He began as a martial artist, then moved on to train as a dancer. He now runs his own company and trains people with medical conditions as well as working on these incredible retreats. Clients will be transformed both physically and mentally while with Willan on his structured programs.

Chris Manning

Chris is a highly personable trainer and educator with an infectious passion and professionalism to create an environment where fitness goals are heard, nurtured, and executed. He is a published nutrition author, strength training specialist, and sought-after personal trainer who continues to enjoy a successful and varied career including running his own bespoke training and nutrition service. His mission statement is to be the fitness professional to provide the light-bulb moments which enable you to look after your health for years to come.

Alli Godbold

Alli is a nutritionist qualified from The Institute of Optimum Nutrition in 1996 and specializes in weight loss and fatigue as well as digestive and hormonal health. Alli frequently runs cookery workshops and has her own popular cookery book. She is now working on her second book of simple, healthy recipes. She has also created an eight-week program for weight loss and improved health which has been hugely successful since it began in 2012.

Melanie Brown

Mel's highly organized and extremely good at looking after guests, and it is a real bonus having her nutrition expertise along side her management skills. She fundamentally believes that eating well makes you feel better, as well as helping improve health. She likes good food and her consultations are always really enjoyable as well as informative.

Tanya Borowski

Tanya is an incredible functional nutritionist and registered nutritional therapist. She creates bespoke weight loss packages using the functional medicine paradigm to again unravel the causes of individual’s reasons for incremental weight gain, plateauing, or inability to lose weight. She brings her passion and dedication to each client and empowers them to obtain their optimal health and well-being.

Emma Olliff

Emma is a registered nutritional therapist and a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists. She believes that if you know how to take care of your body, it will take care of you, and her ethos has been borne out of a love of food and a commitment to health. Currently running thriving clinics, Emma is experienced in all aspects of nutrition whilst specializing in weight loss, digestive health, and hormone regulation. Emma also teaches workshops in schools for both children and parents.

Reviews 2


from Great Britain, January 2018

Perfect, nice and quiet location, nearby the village centre. Beautiful surroundings and sceneries. Recommend the hikes and possibility offerd at different paces to enjoy the scenery. Good balance of different activities offered by a very friendly crew.

Cathie Mangiardi

from Canada, July 2017

"The PERFECT healthy and fun getaway."

There is so much to list that we've mentioned just a few key highlights.

1. The combination and variety of outdoor and indoor activities.

2. The healthy and absolutely delicious meals.

3. The size of the group

4. The accommodations including the chateau hosts

5. The knowledgeable and friendly in spa staff

6. The ease of communication throughout the booking process

Testimonials 5

Barbara Peen

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I had never been on an in:spa retreat before so was a little anxious about the prospect. However, I needn’t have worried and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The professional and approachable team made the week a perfect mix of fitness and relaxation and I returned home refreshed in mind and body. The venue is a lovely French chateau set in beautiful countryside which lent itself perfectly to the in:spa experience, and the owners were delightful. Bloom, their gorgeous golden laborador, and the sunshine were unexpected bonuses!

Holly Frean

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Just had my fourth and favourite InSpa holiday. They just get better and better. Our venue was ideal and the programme was perfect for me. It’s so valuable to be reminded of the principles behind fitness and a healthy diet. 5 nights was just enough to feel rejuvinated and reinvigorated and I certainly feel fitter, stronger and more tanned than I did this time last week!

Zoe Steele

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This was the most perfect holiday for me – I felt so well looked after by the lovely expert team and have never felt more energized and healthy…and I still do, 3 weeks later as I’ve kept up with all the realistic things that I learnt. THANK YOU! I’ll be back!

David Walsh

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I attended the in:spa retreat at Puyssentut in September 2016. I have to say it exceeded my expectations. It all seemed to work well together. The approach and organization, the activities, and the hosting family at Puyssentot combined really well. The detox part was not a chore at all. The food was fantastic. It was certainly an experience I would like to repeat.

Jennifer Midura

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I had an amazing, transformative week on my retreat. The food was delicious and the yoga, fitness, and walks were also wonderful. However, perhaps the best thing was that the people, including both the staff and the participants, were really marvelous. I cannot imagine a better holiday.

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