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Wellness Retreats

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion." - Albert Camus








A repeat of our hugely successful Art Therapy retreat in June 2017 and a chance for those who didn’t manage to get a place to come and enjoy. 5 nights/6 days and 4 full days of art workshops with the wonderful Melanie Bayoud of Embee Designs and Amanda Graham.

To secure your place please contact
: Melanie Bayoud melaniebayoud@gmail.com or Amanda Graham amanda@praanawellness.com

Link: http://www.melaniebayoud.com/





Day 1
Thinking With Ink Workshop. Your hand eye co-ordination getting a complete workout here! A lot of fun finding out which side of the brain you use most AND tapping into the other side too!
Day 2
Expressive Canvas. This workshop looks at any feelings and emotions you may have that you may wish to express in a colourful and stress releasing activity. Bring some old clothing, come armed with a shower cap and lets get down and dirty! Or at least colourful.
Day 3
Knotting. Learn basic macrame knots and make a chakra bracelet and anklet.
Day 4
Journalling. Learn how to bring creativity into your daily life by Art Journalling.

Schedule includes a beginners yoga class per day relating particularly to the chakra system and learning how to increase your confidence both on the mat and in the Art workshops through a regular yoga practise. Yoga teaches us to love and nurture ourselves and builds confidence and acceptance. Sometimes all that stops us being creative is our own negative chatter in our minds, something we have been taught to think… something that’s not true.. but we believe it to be. Lets change that.

Amanda and Melanie have decades of experience between them in the mental health profession particularly dealing with stress and anxiety disorders. Melanie uses Art therapy and Amanda uses Yoga therapy. Put them together and they make a healing therapy for anyone needing to make change.



Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included and rooms vary in price according to numbers sharing (see below). There is free time in the afternoons for you to relax by the pool or take a massage at our Spa Room (added cost). There is a local distillery tour at our partner Cognac distillers (only 4 miles from the retreat centre) that is optional. We have local market towns to visit if you wish. Its recommended that you hire a car from the airport or train station if you wish to explore.. car hire is very reasonable.

Early bird – 1150 – 1350 euros (dependent on room and based on at least 2 people sharing) paid in full before 31st December 2017.
1350 -1550 euros (dependent on room and based on at least 2 people sharing) after 1st January and paid in full before 15th April 2018.
Accommodation – all our rooms are luxury mattresses and high quality linen. Towels for bathing and pool are supplied as are organic toiletries in all the showers. Fans are available in the rooms.
Due to the nature of this old historic petit distillery some of the rooms have less head height than others and less of a view although all have windows and mosquito netting. This is reflected in the cost of the retreat.

Tent (for 2 pax) 1150 euros
Ensuite 6 (4 pax sharing, limited head room) 1150 euros
Greniere 4 (3 pax sharing) 1150 euros
Greniere 5 (couple, kingsize bed) 1250 euros
Ensuite 1 (2 pax, twin beds) 1250 euros
Ensuite 2 (luxury Kingsize bed 2 pax) 1350 euros
Ensuite 3 (2 pax, twin beds, double shower suite) 1300 euros

20% secures a place now. There are 10 places available.
It is possible to pay in instalments between now and 15th April when payment must be made in full.

Single supplement is available in 3 rooms only (Ensuite 1, 2 and 5) at an extra charge of 350 euros.

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