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FRANCE Healing Retreat Chateau Bellenau Normandy 2012

FRANCE Healing Retreat Chateau Bellenau Normandy 2012

Having started out doing detox retreats at Chateau Bellenau in Normandy in 2003 we plan to return to this beautiful setting, a short trip across the English channel, for a full healing retreat for mind body and spirit. We have one date only for our France detox planned for September 2012. Take a look at the programme, the venue and our experienced dedicated therapists support team, all passionate about helping you on your health and life journey. Discounts available for early reservations.

Chateau Bellenau Normandy France

Gites Courtyard and Gardens

The Venue

Chateau Bellenau has a most interesting history dating from 1426 and today the estate hosts the Chateau itself, a number of Gites, a yoga studio, a mystical fantasy garden, a lake, woodlands and an organic farm. More about Chateau Bellenau in pictures here.

The Chateau itself is undergoing refurbishment so we will be staying in the gite accomodation on the estate. In fact we will have exclusive access to the whole estate during our retreat week to create the perfect healing environment for all our guests.

The Programme

The 7 day healing retreat programme will have support for all areas of mind body and spirit healing and includes:

7 Days Accommodation in single or shared rooms self contained gites,  sharing with other guests. Arrive 1st September from 4pm, departing 8th September 2012 by Midday.

Guests share self contained gites, 3-6 people occupancy, with 1-2 bathrooms, depending on gite size. Bedrooms are single occupancy or twin/double.

Raw Foods and Juices Detox using fresh mostly organic local produce the menu will cleanse, revitalise and re-energise you. The pattern will be 2 days raw meals, 3 days juice fasting and 2 days raw meals ending in a celebration dinner and party on the last night.

Delicious detox menu of raw foods and juices


Intestinal Cleansing Kit Cleanse and detoxify your colon with our guidance using a powerful herbal formulations, dietary supplements and enemas.

Natural Healing and Detoxification Class Understand the what why and how of natural healing and the orientation for your retreat programme.

Morning Yoga Classes with Jo Hogarty Rise and shine to Jo's bright and cheery yoga class designed to stretch you, wake you up and activate your energy system while strengthening your physical body.

Energy Healing Workshops Learn and apply simple energy healing techniques of EFT and EMO for releasing stress, emotional healing and personal development. Workshops lead by experienced facilitator Sandra Hillawi.

Pampering Relaxation Included in the programme are 2 physical therapy sessions. Our physical therapists are waiting to give their best to you, while you simply sit back and receive healing and deep relaxation. 1 Body Massage plus either a Foot Massage or Face Massage included.

Energy Healing Therapies Also included in the programme are 2 sessions of EFT or EMO. Our emotional healing energy therapists are fully qualified, experienced and passionate about helping people overcome the challenges on their life path and opening up to new possibilities and ways of being using simple and powerful energy healing techniques. 2 sessions included.

Evening Meditation Relax and unwind with yoga Jo, with a range of techniques, to train your mind to meditate and cultivate peace and stillness within.

Plenty of Free Time to discover the fantasy gardens, with its grottos and caves, lake and woodlands, or to take a bicycle ride to the local village or beach, or even to play a game of tennis or a soak in the hot tub, or just sleep and rest while processing and healing.

Bellenau gardensRelaxing with carrott juiceChateau rear view

Optional Extra Therapies If you need or would like more one to one support you can book extra Massage, EFT, EMO or even Thai Yoga Massage. Additional charges apply.

Celebration Dinner Our Celebration Dinner is not only a delicious raw feast but our parties at Cheateau Bellenau were famous. Bring any artistic talents with you and feel free to share them, together with the staff support team's talents for an unforgettable evening before departure.


Saturdays 1- 8 September 2012

Accommodation Options and Prices

Early Booking Discount is 10%. Payments to be received no later than 31 March 2012 to qualify for discount. 20% deposit accepted to reserve your place. Full balances are due no later than 31 July 2012.

All rooms are in Gite Accommodation on the Bellenau Estate. Though all gites have their own kitchen all meals are served in the main hall off the gite courtyard. All gites have bedrooms, a living room, 1 or 2 bathrooms with 2-4 guests in smaller gites and up to 6 people in larger gites. Internal photos of the Gites can be seen on the Chateau Bellenau's website.

Room Type Price

Early Booking

Before 31 March

Single occupancy double bed £ 775 £ 697
Single occupancy single bed £ 745 £ 670
Sharing double room per person £ 675 £ 607
Sharing twin room per person £ 675 £ 607

Price includes: accommodation, all inclusive menu of raw foods juices herb teas water, all herbs and supplements, all yoga and meditation classes, all energy healing workshops, 4 one to one therapies per person (2 physical + 2 stress/emotional/personal development).

Price does not include: travel and transfers, additional therapies booked during your stay.

Location and Getting There

Location of Chateau Bellenau in Normandy FranceGuests make their own way to the Chateau by any of the following routes. More detailed travel instructions supplied after booking.

Air: Fly to Dinard (www.ryanair.com)

Train: from Paris to local station Carenten. Taxi from the local station can be arranged.

Eurotunnel: www.eurotunnel.com

Sea : Ferry from Poole/Portsmouth to Cherbourg or Caen (www.brittany-ferries.co.uk 10% discount with Chateau Bellenau voucher code F86077) or Le Havre (www.ldlines.com).

Transfers: We can help co-ordinate guests travelling as foot passengers by ferry so that they car share with other guests or share a transfer vehicle, or if you require a pick up from the train station. Let us know when booking if you wish us to help.

More travel information and maps here.

How to Book

Call or Contact Sandra Hillawi, details below. Payment is accepted by visa/debit card or bank transfer.

Booking Terms and Conditions

A non refundable deposit of 20% is required to reserve your place.

Reservations received before 31 March will be at the Early Booking Rates.

All reservations after 31 March will be at the normal price.

Final balance is payable no later than 31 July 2012.

In the case of cancellation by the guest at any time deposits are not refundable.

In the case of cancellation after 31 July 2012 or during the retreat for any reason no balances are refundable but a 100% credit of fees paid will be offered to use against a future retreat, workshop or course within 12 months.

In the case of cancellation by the organiser, all fees received will be refunded. Travel expenses incurred by the guest cannot be reimbursed.

Please make sure your travel insurance covers cancellation risks.

Preparing for Your Retreat

After booking you will receive a receipt and confirmation by email plus information about how to prepare for your detox retreat. Sudden changes in diet can create symptoms of discomfort so it is advised to make some dietary adjustments to make a gentle transition to your detox. You will also be asked to complete a confidential health questionnaire so we will have an idea of your health background, aims for your retreat, so that we can help you achieve the best results for your own health and wellbeing.

Detox Symptoms, Health & Body Weight

The detox retreat includes 3 days on juices per week. If you have a health condition or low body weight or you have any doubts about your suitability for this dietary programme please contact us to discuss this so that meal adjustments can be planned in advance to accommodate your particular needs. Guests with low body weight are not advised to do longer than 3 days juice fasting and do so at their own risk.

Some guests may experience any or a number of detox symptoms during the detox process, most of which should ease after a few days as vitality returns and health improves : decrease in energy, headaches, feeling nausea, general malaise, mood swings and emotional irritability, cravings, skin conditions, loose bowel movement. Which symptoms are experienced, if any, and for how long depends on the level of the individual’s health and lifestyle prior to the detox and whether you follow the detox preparation guidelines which are sent in the Pre-Travel Information. Instruction will be given on how to minimise detox symptoms during the retreat using stress release techniques, drinking plenty of water and use of enemas for colon cleansing.

Please note however, that guests undertake the detox at their own risk and take full responsibility for detox reactions that they may experience.

Posted Feb 2, 2010   
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