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Transformational Retreat in

Provence, France

Join us in lavender season and connect with your best self. 

If you’re a travel-lover who wants to create a life full of confidence and purpose, then join us for a life-changing experience that goes home with you!

July 23-30, 2017

The perfect way to slow down


Imagine... a secluded villa with a private pool surrounded by vineyards, fields of lavender and spectacular mountain views.


Add to this delicious organic gourmet dining, a boat trip to a beautiful island, the company of other interesting like-minded individuals, daily yoga and mini-workshops to help you start living the life you desire. 

One last thing - your poolside lounger awaits!

Who is this retreat for?


Are you unsure of your direction in life? Do you want to get fresh energy and inspiration? Do you need to slow things down and lay the foundation for a life filled with a greater purpose and meaning?

If yes, then this retreat is just right for you. Everything is designed to help you align with your best self.


You will go away with an increased sense of calm, contentment and courage. Oh, and a few new travel-loving friends, too!


The charming villa of Bastide Avellanne dates back to the 17th century. It is set in a private park of three hectares, where olive trees and old oaks blend with the perfumes of lavender and rosemary to create an exclusive Mediterranean paradise.  


International airports, Nice and Marseille, are just 1 hour and 15 minutes away.

It is only 30 minutes to the Cote D'Azur, with its white sandy beaches, rocky capes and wild bays.


Delicious vegetarian meals are all lovingly prepared with fresh, local and organic produce.


You'll feast on traditional Provençal flavours with a twist of French, Italian and Mediterranean styles. 


Dine al fresco under the leafy pergola or on the oak-shaded veranda while sampling a selection of local and regional French wines.

And now for the best bit - your three yummy main meals a day are included in the price. Ooh la la!

Things to see and do

The entire local area exudes a rich architectural and cultural heritage. Add arts, culture, and natural beauty to your retreat experience by exploring gorgeous beaches, hiking trails, medieval villages, chateaux and markets bursting with local produce and exotic spices.

We'll go by boat on an adventure to the pretty island of Porquerolles, situated on the chic French Riviera.

At the villa itself, there is a swimming pool, a giant chess table, a tennis court and mountain bikes.

The region's exceptional natural light and vibrant colours have inspired many great artists. Will you be next? Be sure to bring along your camera and paints.

Transformational mini-workshops 

Recharge and refocus with the help of thought-provoking mini-workshops. Learn how to create a life that is more fulfilling and aligned with you.


We'll focus on three themes:

1. Clarity – get clear on what you want and how to live a life filled with greater purpose and meaning.

2. Confidence – learn how to empower yourself and break free from fears that are holding you back.

3. Connection – connect with your inner guidance and best self, whilst deepening your connection with others and the world around you.

Yoga and meditation


There will be yoga and meditation daily.


Classes are open to all levels, from beginner to intermediate. No previous experience required.

The main yoga style will be Rajadhiraja Yoga (“the yoga of the king of kings”). It's a dynamic yoga and an all-round systematic and scientific process for developing your body, mind, and soul. 

Classes will be outdoors, surrounded by beautiful nature. Depending on the weather, there is also a calming indoor yoga space.

Details & Price

To make sure that this retreat is the right fit for you, you’ll get to speak to us before booking anything.


What's included

You want to experience total relaxation with no nasty surprises or money worries, right? That's why we've taken care that the total price includes so many treats, essentials and little extras. Just look at this list! 

  • Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms, linens, air-conditioning)

  • ALL meals: Organic gourmet veggie meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner**

  • Transportation to/from airport*** 

  • Transportation to/from day trip

  • Ferry to Porquerolles Island

  • Optional bike rental 

  • Daily meditation and yoga 

  • Personal coaching and workshops to help you thrive

  • Use of estate premises (hiking trails, pool, tennis courts, etc.)

  • Wine tasting

  • Yoga equipment (yoga blocks, straps, mats, blankets)

  • Hiking with guide

  • Other services: transformational one-to-one coaching, range of luxury beauty and relaxation treatments (priced separately)

  • Tips & taxes


*airfare not included **all meals are vegetarian. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated *** specific times of transportation and daily schedule to be communicated 



  • 7 nights (July 23-30, 2017)

  • Retreat price = €1,950* 

  • Deposit to hold space = €950**

  • Max guests = 20


* Prices based on shared occupancy. Single supplement available upon request. ** Final balance due 45 days before retreat start date.


Read full cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions. For more details contact

Who Is This Retreat For?

This retreat will be extraordinary but it's not right for everyone.


This is not a pure yoga or holiday retreat. It is something much more personal and powerful.

If you're looking to become clear about what you want and to start creating a life that is aligned with YOU – then you've found the PERFECT retreat. 

Everything about this retreat is designed by experienced professional coaches to help you move forward in your life, your career and your relationships with clarity, confidence and support.

Invest in yourself

Don’t waste any more of your precious time and energy on feeling stuck or uncertain about your life’s purpose.  

This is not just a holiday. It’s a life-changing experience that goes home with you.



For more details or to chat it over, contact

About Us

Jenny McConnell is a qualified coach, trainer, and facilitator with With her extensive international experience, she's a much sought-after coach and works with clients such as eBay, PayPal, Nike, LinkedIn and BBC.

Maria Stenvinkel is a certified yoga teacher and founder of She writes for world-renowned sites such as the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. Maria runs an online course to help people find their true path in life. 

What Our Clients Say

"Jennifer has an incredible knack for helping you get to the root of an issue, concern, or emotion in a short amount time, and then framing those learnings in such a way that they feel actionable and empowering. This kind of coaching is invaluable, and she does it all with a sense of warmth and empathy that really put you at ease."


– Meghan Kirby-McFarland, LinkedIn

"Jennifer is the epitome of class and professional style - a style that distinguishes her from all others in her field as pure excellence. Her stately demeanour and nature reflect her excellent leadership skills. I consider her a superb leader, a great person to seek counsel, and the type of person you want for coaching."


– Yoon Chung, Symphony Communications

"Coaching with Jenny was a life line for me. It came at the right time when I needed someone to focus me on my goals. Jenny guided me with compassion and care, helping me to challenge how I was feeling in a positive way." 


– Jean Rogers, NHS

"Maria helped me navigate through a sea of external pressures and personal expectations to rediscover the things that are truly meaningful and fulfilling for me. She helped me work through a number of deep-rooted blockers that have hindered me throughout most of my life." 

– Dave, U.S.

"I reached out to Maria when I was in desperate need of guidance in my life. I felt like something was missing, almost having a feeling of walking the wrong path. Since I could not make sense of my own feelings, I started to feel “stuck” and an anxiety inside of me was growing every day. Maria helped me to gather my thoughts, to be more connected to myself and to figure out why I was feeling “stuck”. I realized that I was not living the life I wanted, rather the life I had pictured me to have. Based on this, I was able to take action. Live your life, you only live once." 

– Sara, Sweden

"I had my first yoga class with Maria in a very stressful period of my life. Maria's yoga is incredibly relaxing, comfortable and prestigeless. It really feels ok to come just as you are and to put the yoga at a level that works for you that day. Her calm and warm charisma really makes the class pleasurable from start to finish. I hope I get to do many more of Maria's classes in the future!"

– Malin, Sweden

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