Our Classic Retreat is a week-long chance to get away from it all and concentrate on you & your family. Feel human again.

 

2017 - SOLD OUT

Winter Sun 3-10 March 2018 - £2100 per family - book here

5-12 May 2018 - from £2100 per family

2-9 June 2018 - from £2100 per family

7-13 July 2018 - from £2000 per family

26 Aug-1 Sept 2018 - from £2000 per family

2-8 Sept 2018 - from £2000 per family

Want another date? Tell us!

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.

Includes:

  • two fitness classes per day for mums
  • dedicated dads fitness day midweek (rest day for mums)
  • one personal training session per adult (more available)
  • one massage per adult (more available)
  • four hours or one evening’s babysitting per family
  • all food and drink
  • accommodation and use of all estate facilities
  • transfers from Limoges (car hire recommended)
  • mid-week maid clean
  • 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...

fit

The awesome Caroline Bragg will be your personal trainer for the week, helping you get back into exercise or upping your game.  She'll ensure you get the right workout for you: taking into account your birth experience, general fitness level, weeks post-natal and any other aspects of your physical health.
Classes will include HIIT training, pilates, dance and boxing-based cardio, outdoor and indoor workouts as well as the all-important stretching element.  Dads classes (also tailored to needs) mid-week are a chance for partners to get active.  This gives mums a rest day, which helps muscles to recover and leaves your body ready to get back to it in the second half of the week
Your Personal Training sessions are a chance to really focus on elements specific to you, and you will also receive a personalised Training Plan to take home, designed by Caroline over the course of the week.  Perfect to continue your good work!

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Food

We’ll show you how you can eat healthily but with delicious food, and more importantly how you can keep on track when you get home, with recipe ideas, and shopping lists.  We realise you’re on holiday too, so there is room for a glass of wine and a slice or three of cheese - it would be rude not to in France!

Breakfasts are healthy and plentiful to set you up for the day.  Lunches are light but filling, such as hearty salads or a healthy soup to keep you going until dinner time.  Afternoon snacks are available before the second fitness classes of the day.  Dinners are healthy but rewarding, with a taste of France, and inspirational menus that you can re-create at home.

Tea, coffee, and other soft drinks available to help yourself at all times.
Plentiful table wine included and other alcoholic drinks available at the honesty bar.

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Feel

It’s not often that a group of young parents come together in a totally relaxed setting.  We hope that you’ll make friends, share your stories and come up for air together.  We certainly learnt a few things and were able to help others with our own experiences on our first retreats.

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Style

Tap into our awesome style tips via our blog and receive retreat-only content once you are signed up to &Breathe. Clothing and beauty product pointers, our favourite shops, exclusive discounts and outfit suggestions are available as well as demo videos and more.  We'll help you get out of that XXL t-shirt you’ve been living in, and give you the confidence to pick the right practical but beautiful clothes to suit your taste and budget.

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Identity

We're not going to lie: you can really lose sight of who you are when you have a baby.  Clio really struggled with it in her first year as a mum, and we know exactly which resources she found most helpful.  We arm you with a list of sites, advisors, blogs and forums that might just help ease your transition into this whole mum&dad thing.

Relaxation

You were up almost 24/7 for the first few weeks.  It might be less painful now, but isn’t it time you had a rest?  The wonderful Agnes will see away your aches with her massage, reflexology and reiki expertise.  We include a relaxing 60-minute massage for each adult during your stay, which will thoroughly de-stress you.  If that’s not enough, you can book as many further sessions as you like and we’ll organise payment on site.

childcare

Childcare during our Classic retreats is provided by professional nannies, who come to the Manoir especially for the retreats, as well as experienced parents and former nursery staff.  

 

Where?

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

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upcoming dates

27 May-3 June 2017 - SOLD OUT

15-22 July 2017 - SOLD OUT

23-30 September 2017 - SOLD OUT

Winter Sun March 2018 - LIST OPEN

5-12 May 2018 - £2100 per family - book below

2-9 June 2018 - £2100 per family - book below

7-13 July 2018 - £2100 per family - book below

1-8 Sept 2018 - £2100 per family - book below

 

Want more? Check our our Silver Spoon retreat.