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Optimum Living Health Retreat, Loire Valley, France

Yoga, Cooking and Wellness Retreat

Join us on this Ultimate, Life-Changing, All-Inclusive Health Retreat – Last spots remaining

Renew and Repair Post Summer!

September 14th – 18th 2017

Escape for a 4 night health retreat to kick-start your way to optimum health and vitality. The health retreat provides a realistic, achievable and individual approach to wellness. We are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our guests. In just 4 days you will leave energised, rejuvenated and inspired, and most importantly of all, you will have the knowledge and skills to ensure it lasts!!

A highly qualified and motivated team includes a Health and Wellbeing Coach, Nutritionist and accomplished instructors and therapists and even an in-house sommelier. All are on hand throughout the your retreat. They will share their expertise to create a personalised wellbeing strategy combining realistic weekly diet planners, daily educational/cooking workshops and achievable exercise regimes to ensure success and continuity. These in-house experts represent the crème de la crème in their field and have been hand-picked to ensure guests receive the help and support needed to maximise results, whatever your personal goals; to increase energy, improve sleep or lose weight; the programme is adapted to your specific objectives and lifestyle.

The 19th Century Chateau, owned and run by May since 2001 as holiday properties, is the ideal location for commencing the “kick start” programme. Elegantly furnished and fully equipped to the highest standards, the chateau retains its original charm with tiled floors, ornate ceilings and period features. The heart of the retreat is of course the charming kitchen, which stays true to the Chateau’s French style. Here your every meal will be lovingly prepared and tailored to your needs to ensure you follow a healthy but enjoyable plan. Daily activities; from nutritional health workshops to cookery classes packed with easy, healthy and, most importantly, delicious recipes can be introduced with ease to day-to-day life. You’ll be taken back to basics, and introduced to fresh, organic and local food as well as wine from local vineyards expertly presented by the in-house sommelier, Thierry Berson Atout Vins!

May and Colette Health Retreat

Colette and May; your hosts!

Both MSc qualified in Personalised Nutrition; Nutritionist, May and Health & Wellbeing Coach, Colette provide individual nutritional and lifestyle assessments and you will leave with a personalised plan of action.  To ensure the body stays energized, guests will be introduced to new exercise regimes such as daily yoga sessions on the pool terrace with an expert instructor, Jamie Blowers, cycle rides and power walks through local vineyards and countryside.

Jamie Blowers; exceptional yoga instructor

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Yoga Practice Outdoors

Jamie has been studying movement seriously for 20 years. Jamie trained in Dance at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and at The London Contemporary Dance School primarily, followed by study at Cunningham School in NYC. Jamie Discovered It’s Yoga International in 2006 and qualified in their Ashtanga yoga teacher training program. After Teaching full time for two years Jamie trained as a Rocket l, ll and lll Teacher and has been teaching and training teachers in Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga full time for over 7 years.

Jamie will give you knowledge about the entire alignment of the practice and physical adjustments to take your yoga/physical practice to the next level, whatever your starting point. Our class sizes are small to ensure individual alignment attention.



Pool - Health Retreat

Relax & Unwind Poolside!

The Chateau’s extensive grounds offer superb private space exclusively for health retreat guests; a swimming pool, alfresco seating and stunning orchard surrounded by rolling countryside, offering guests the chance to reflect and unwind. As well as the chateau’s grounds, the Optimum Living team has extensive contacts within the local community including a fabulous vineyard, exquisite wine merchants and local quaint stores in a small but never the less stunning rural French town, Concourson-sur-Layon or nearby Doué la Fontaine in the Loire Valley.

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The Beautiful River Layon Nearby





Following an active day, you will be able to reflect, relax and unwind with evening meditation sessions. Once the evening has come to a close, you’ll be sure to have a fabulous night’s sleep in one of the Chateau’s beautiful bedrooms which are comfortably furnished in classic French style and include luxury en-suite bathrooms and toiletries.


Rejuvenate and Re-energise Post Summer from Thursday 14th – Monday 18th September 2017.

The price of retreat is £995 per person. This includes:

  • Pre-Retreat Guidance
  • Daily Morning & Evening Yoga/Pilates Sessions
  • Daily Exercise Activity Sessions
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Cookery & Educational Workshops
  • Delicious Healthy Meals/Snacks/Juices/Smoothies
  • 4 Nights Private Accommodation with Ensuite luxury bedrooms
  • Local Wine Appreciation Tasting Evening
  • Post Retreat Follow Up
  • Transfers from Nantes Airport (T&Cs apply*)

Please note flights are not included, so please do book these as soon as possible to secure the lowest rates (currently only £57 return!).

*Transfers are included in the above rate for those leaving London Gatwick Thursday 14th September on either the 10:40 or 15:00 flight and returning Nantes 18th September on the 13:25 flight. Transfers can be arranged on other flights but will incur an minimal additional cost of £25.

Limited places at the Early Bird Rate £795 available until 30th June 2017 – once they’re gone, they’re gone! Secure your spot at this special rate as quickly as possible. Sorry, you’ve missed this one!

However, Discounted Rates Available for those Sharing:

£895 pp for 2 or more sharing

£695 pp for groups of 4 sharing


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Give your mind, body and soul a kick start towards optimal living to make a change for the better!!



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