In this section you'll find a list of our impending events listed by topic. A general programme is included to give you a feel for the format of the daily activities. Please note that the outdoor activities may change from time to time according to weather conditions. If there's something specific you are looking for and you can't find it listed here, please Contact Us for more information on our future events.
Writing is about expressing yourself and gaining fulfilment from the feelings, thoughts and ideas that you convey. And, you are unique. No one else sees and thinks as you do and no one else can write your story, book or poem. Your experience, your scenarios and your plots and subplots are your own. Rather than muse on whether you are good enough or whether your writing needs endless correction, come learn from games and workshops, challenges and feedback, exercises and companionship how to drop the mask of daily routine and bring your characters, settings and stories to life in your unique way.
Best suited to singles, couples and/or small groups, the core attention of this retreat is on gentle walking to uplift and enhance your sense of wellbeing. Take a well-deserved week out from your busy everyday life to spend a week of Walking for Wellbeing which offers a technology detox as you gradually unwind, following gently meandering footpaths into the unspoilt Razès countryside on your very doorstep.
In this beautiful and unspoilt part of Occitanie called the Pays Cathare, there are quite literally thousands of kilometres of scarcely-trod pathways and ancient hidden trails waiting to be discovered by those seeking a walking retreat with a unique historic twist. From the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, these lands are marked by the plight and flight of the Cathar people and this week of walking offers you the opportunity to walk across some of France's most legendary paths made infamous by the Cathar martyrs.
An absolute must 'get-away-from-it-all' retreat for the nature lover seeking to re-establish our largely lost connection with ourselves, all things natural and the natural world. Offering a careful balance between making time for ourselves and time for relating with nature, this short retreat offers a daily 30 minute hatha yoga flow routine and several methods for finding mindfulness while out walking in nature. In the company of like-minded women, you will re-energise your feminine energies, redress the balance of the often masculine-dominated workplace, and leave here feeling de-stressed, renewed and revitalised.
Due to the popularity of the original Week of Cathar Castles, we are now offering a complementary variation of the same theme. This follow-up week (as we're calling it!) takes you on a week-long tour around yet more of the Cathar castles, medieval towns, villages and local markets. As activity-packed as the original and with equally break-taking scenery and places of interest on the itinerary, this week promises to deliver yet more insight into the plight of the Cathar people and the beautiful Pays Cathare.
An outdoors retreat for the lover of history and local folklore and admirer of breath-taking lanscapes. Following in the ancient footsteps of the Cathar people tantalisingly brought to popularity by the more recent writings of Kate Mosse and Dan Brown, this week promises to take you up the impressive heights of some of the most spectacular castle ruins in Europe, to medieval towns and cathedrals wrought by the Cathar plight and a Cathar initiation cave where Mary Magdalene also reputedly took her refuge in order to meditate and retreat.