CREATIVE

Harness your imagination, refocus and hone your skills on our life-affirming creative retreats.

Take time out to evaluate where you are, where you want to be and your path to getting there at our life coaching, personal mentoring and personal strategy retreats. Develop your literary skills during our creative writing break or boost your blogging potential at our social media weekends. Recapture your mojo during our uplifting singing and instrumental retreats. And capture the moment with our fine arts, crafts and photography breaks.

Retreats are based at our 'fairytale' Chateau in the Pays de la Loire.  Our haven of tranquilty has been extensively renovated - tastefully integrating period authenticity with modern luxury and convenience.

Each retreat is hosted by experienced and highly skilled creatives and supported by our expert professional team. We help grow your creativity whilst enjoying every moment - providing ample 1 on 1 time as well as activities within the group. All in the company of like-minded individuals.

Harness your potential.

THE VENUE

Chateau de la Motte Henry is a beautiful, 19th Century Chateau set in over 9 hectares of glorious parkland in the Pays de la Loire. Easy to get to from the UK and mainland Europe, the Chateau is equipped with first class health, fitness and leisure facilities to allow guests to relax and reenergise. The spacious accommodation remains true to the Chateau’s heritage, updated for modern convenience.

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LIFE COACHING

Kickstart your next chapter at our life coaching retreats. Renowned life coaches, personal mentors and narrative strategists will help you reevaluate where you are, where you want to be and give you guidance on how to get there. Experience one-to-one sessions and daily workshops with your host. Rejuvenate with therapeutic massage, yoga and meditation classes and daily excursions. Savour our delicious menu and local wines. And chill out at our delightful Chateau, with our extensive health & fitness facilities, 25m swimming pool and secluded relaxation areas.  Leave inspired and foucsed with a clear plan to move forward and evolve.

explore your path

Life affriming retreat

Pause and take the time to explore where you are and where you wish to go. Hosted by experienced life coaches, ably assisted by expert therapists and instructors, our life affirming breaks help you reevaluate and provide you with the tools to move forward. Based at our gorgeous Chateau in the Pays de la Loire, immerse yourself in one-to-one sessions with our Team, experience our group workshops and enjoy our daily yoga and group excursion program . Relax and enjoy: delicious and nutritious meals; a wonderful selection of local wines; boutique style luxury accommodation; and therapeutic massage.

LITERARY ARTS

Our program of literary arts retreats helps improve your written word. Covering the art of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, blogging and personal reflection through the medium of journaling, our courses are hosted by expert facilitators. Highly successful in their fields, your hosts will spend time with you one-to-one, as well as in group to help you develop, whether you are a novice or more experienced. The peace and tranquility our Chateau offers provides the perfect setting, free of daily distractions and stresses, within which to take the next step.

WRITE. WRITE MORE

Creative writing development

Led by bestselling novelists, our creative writing retreats include seminars on research methodology, plot design, character development, and getting published. In addition, you will be given creative writing exercises and one-to-one sessions to discuss your thoughts, ideas, frustrations and anxieties with your host. You will have plenty of time to focus on your own work, and to relax in our stunning grounds, enjoy the luxury of our 'fairytale' Chateau and explore the charm, beauty and heritage of the Pays de la Loire. Leave us with fond memories and a clear understanding of how you can reach your potential.    

MUSICAL ARTS

Hosted by professional musicians, our musical retreats are designed to promote wellbeing and mindfulness through the medium of music, whether instrumental or choral, classical or modern. Our singing and instrumental retreats help you explore your music with like-minded individuals, in an inspirational, boutique hotel, environment. Enjoy delicious and nutritious food and drink, the occasional glass of local wine, therapeutic massage and daily restorative yoga and meditation classes. Experience excursions to local sites, festivals and choral events. And complete your experience by relaxing in the peace and tranquility that is Chateau de la Motte Henry.

Daydreams in music

Musical wellbeing

Join our professional musicians and expert team of therapists and instructors at our glorious Chateau in the Pays de la Loire. Re-balance through our uplifting musical program, intriguing excursions and stimulating performance events. Restore during daily yoga and meditation classes and therapeutic massage sessions. And relax at our stunning Chateau with its boutique style accommodation, peaceful relaxation areas and stunning health and fitness facilities. Attend informative seminars and meet like-minded individuals whilst enjoying our delicious and nutritious menu and a glass or two of the excellent local wines.     

VISUAL ARTS

The beautiful backdrop of the Mayenne region provides a plethora of opportunities for the creative artist: from the wonders of the prehistoric caves at Saulges; to the castles and cathedrals in Laval and Chateau Gontier; to the beautiful, meandering Mayenne river itself. Our professional artists. photographers and craftspeople guide you through your journey, helping you grow and improve in your chosen field. Recuperate and relax in the beauty of our Chateau and enjoy delicious food and drink, restorative yoga and therapeutic massage. Discuss the days' activity with your hosts, in the company of like-minded individuals.

Capture your imagination

Photographic Retreat

Grow as a person and a photographer on our visually creative mindfulness retreat. Your expert hosts will lead your program, not only showing you how to get the best from your camera but also the experience of photography. Focussing on landscape, wildlife and abstract photography, you will enhance your technical skills with informative seminars on editing, exhibiting and publishing. In parallel, relax and restore with daily yoga and meditation classes, therapeutic massage and mindfulness sessions. All based out of our 'fairytale' Chateau, set in over 9 hectares of tranquil parkland grounds.

UPCOMING RETREATS

Write, write more

24th - 28th September 2020 | Creative Writing Retreat

From £895
Assumes 2 people sharing twin, en-suite double room.

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Capture your Imagination

18th - 22nd November 2020 | Creative arts retreat

From £895
Assumes 2 people sharing twin, en-suite double room.

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Explore your Path

25th November - 1st December 2020 | Life Coaching & Wellbeing Retreat

From £2250
Assumes 2 people sharing twin, en-suite double room.

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