All round postnatal support

Not only a relaxing long weekend of you time, but expert advice and help on hand to make sure your baby's happy too. Get fit, eat well, feel good and get more sleep with our on-site sleep consultant...

 Long Weekend Pop-Up

28 April - 1 May 2017 - £1150 per family

(4days, 3nights)

Price is per family: two adults and a baby under 18 months.  Siblings under 5 welcome on our Toddler Plus retreats.  Maximum five families per retreat.


  • two fitness classes per day for mums
  • two dads fitness classes
  • one personal training session per adult
  • one massage per adult
  • four hours & one evening’s babysitting per family
  • on-hand sleep consultancy
  • weaning advice session
  • baby play and development Q&A
  • non-judgemental expert postnatal and parenting advice
  • all food and drink
  • accommodation and use of all estate facilities
  • transfers from Limoges (car hire strongly recommended)
  • exclusive &Breathe retreaters' style content, tips and resources
  • exercise consultation & personalised fitness plan
  • wellbeing & identity reading list
  • recipe cards and shopping list inspiration
  • welcome goody bag with treats and exclusive discounts from &Breathe and our friends
  • Travel to France is not included.  Our nearest airport is Limoges Bellegarde (35 minutes drive), then Brive Dordogne (60 minutes drive).  You can also drive or get the train from the UK.  Please see our Travel page for more information.

In more detail...

Nurturing Mums

Nurturing Mums is the leading provider of postnatal support through their courses across London and the home counties.  Lucinda Hutton, Nurturing Mums' founder, knows first-hand, just as Clio does, about the importance of selfcare as a new (and not-so-new!) mum.

All too often being a new parent, and in particular a new mum, with all your hormonal changes and (often) solo time with the new baby, can be a challenge.  Once your baby arrives, you have so many questions that you couldn’t possibly know you would need to ask.   All babies are different and there is no ‘one size fits all’ way to parent! You don’t always have time to find out all the answers in books or online and when you do there is often conflicting advice. 

The Nurturing Mums course encourages you to ask those questions to experts in a relaxed and sociable environment, where other new parents can also share their experiences.  The course focuses on key areas of interest to new mums: sleep training, weaning, baby development and first aid.  Of course they also welcome second-time mums who want to make new friends or who need a reminder of what it was like the first time around!

 Lucinda Hutton - Nurturing Mums

Lucinda Hutton - Nurturing Mums

 Kerry Secker - Sleep Consultant

Kerry Secker - Sleep Consultant



 &Breathe x Nurturing Mums

Nurturing Mums aims to support and inspire new parents, arming you with all the skills and information you need via their team of experts to be cool, calm and confident as a new mum.  This goes hand in hand with &Breathe's philosophy of keeping fit and healthy in body in mind - better for you and better for your family!

The benefits of self-care - getting fit, eating well and feeling good through 'me' time - are clear, but hard to make time for as a new parent.  Our &Breathe x Nurturing Mums pop-up will help you find that time for endorphin-releasing tailored fitness, relaxing massages, mindful meditation and delicious food (and wine!)  Our pop-up will also give you first hand time with a sleep consultant, Kerry Secker, also an experienced nanny, to help you work through any sleep and behavioural issues and get a well-earned rest yourself.  Lucinda will also be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice, and if you're weaning or going through other developmental changes, have no fear, Kerry will help you through.

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the POp-up

Our &Breathe x Nurturing Mums Pop Up Retreat includes all the award-winning aspects of our Classic Retreat, with the benefit of Nurturing Mums expert baby knowledge on hand so you can look after you and your family.  Me time wouldn't be me time without someone to help with your little one!

For this exclusive, one-off, pop-up, Nurturing Mums is de-camping with experts to &Breathe's Manoir in south-west France.  Here you'll enjoy the gorgeous interiors, stunning views, rambling countryside and plenty of space to relax.  &Breathe's Head PT, Caroline Bragg, will gently guide you through postnatal exercises, tailored to your stage postpartum and birth experience, you'll enjoy healthy but delicious meals that will kick-start your non-biscuit-filled regime (there are also treats and of course wine, we promise!) and you'll also enjoy a thoroughly de-stressing massage.  We'll have special sessions led by Nurturing Mums and their experts will be on-hand throughout the stay.

Both &Breathe and Nurturing Mums are known for their warm, welcoming and non-judgemental approaches.  So wherever you are in your journey, you can be sure you'll feel at home on our with us.  Turn up, relax and re-boot with - come up for air!



The gorgeous Manoir La Croix de La Jugie is the venue for your revitalising re-boot.  As a rambling family home, it has everything you need for new babies and older children, as well as being the perfect setting for fitness and relaxation.  Read more


upcoming dates

Weekend Pop-Up 28 April - 1 May 2017 - £1150 per family

Book now and pick &Breathe x Nurturing Mums from the drop down menu to make sure you receive your exclusive extras!


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