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This retreats combine three proven key elements, including diet and nutrition, fitness and yoga, and massage and relaxation. It is promised that you will return home refreshed, energized, and looking and feeling amazing. Let go of all your stress, relax your muscles and this medieval chateau set in stunning rolling countryside will do its job. The team of experts will ensure you are truly pampered with care and attention.
During this retreat, you will be staying at the Chateau de Puyssentut. It is a charming, peaceful, beautifully restored and renovated medieval chateau set in stunning rolling countryside. Surrounded by pretty gardens with far reaching views, the chateau is a delightful sanctuary for this retreat. There are just ten individually styled bedrooms, all of which are spacious and have excellent en-suite shower rooms.
From the house, it is a short stroll across the lawn to the salt water swimming pool lined by lavender, and dotted with sun loungers. There are plenty of other peaceful spots around the property for chilling out. There is a lovely courtyard for al fresco dining where guests enjoy the gourmet cleansing cuisine lovingly created by the expert chefs and nutritionists.
Here is an example of a typical classic week schedule. The schedule varies according to the location, seasons, and temperatures. This is not a bootcamp and the sessions are there for you to enjoy as many as you would like to attend.
Guests can enjoy hikes at their own pace as there are always at least three guides. On days you have a morning hike, there will not be a morning yoga or fitness training class. All other classes, such as yoga and fitness, are tailored to individual levels.
Two guided hikes are included to exhilarate your trip and enhance your fitness level. With several guides on each hike, there is a pace and level for everyone. So everyone can enjoy breathtaking walks and be invigorated by the clean mountain air and the spectacular scenery.
British Wheel of Yoga (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
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.
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.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
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.
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 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’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 is a lifestyle coach, personal trainer, and fitness specialist.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
This retreat will take place in Gers, Southern France.
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On this retreat, the nutritionists combine their expertise with the creative flair of the chefs to produce your daily menu. It consists of light, innovative food that makes use of the highest quality fresh local fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, and other ingredients, all organic when possible. in:spa retreats is famous for its perfect blend of nutritious and delicious cuisine.
The health and fitness profile form, which you will complete before the holiday, will provide you with the opportunity to tell in:spa retreats about any special dietary requirements that you have, be it vegetarian, vegan or other requirements and allergies. They cater for everyone.
During the week, the chefs and nutritionists ensure that you avoid all substances which are hard on your system, including alcohol, and this combined with the relaxation and exercise is what leads to the feeling of euphoric well-being at the end of the week. On the final evening, however, all the week’s hard work is rewarded with a glass or two of wine. You will have worked hard and so more than deserve it. However, most guests feel so highly energized and healthy after their week, that they often choose not to have it.
The selected venue is beautiful, but naturally while on holiday, guests usually want to visit areas of local interest. There is time for exploring most afternoons if you wish. in:spa retreats can help you organize a trip out to some of the must-see nearby destinations and taxi fares are generally pretty reasonable.
Two sessions of deep tissue sports massages will be provided by the team of expert massage therapists and are included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS). in:spa retreats will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up and drop-off will cost you 15 GBP each way, but if you are a returning guest, these are complimentary.
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