Evolve Health Retreat

Parc Naturel du Luberon, Vaucluse, France

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Fleur Borrelli & Francesca Havens
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May 28 - Jun 2, 2020
Group size: 9 - 12
Evolve Health Retreat
Parc Naturel du Luberon, Vaucluse, France

Fleur Borrelli & Francesca Havens
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£995
Deposit: £300
May 28 - Jun 2, 2020
Group size: 9 - 12

About this trip

Do you need to recover from the exhaustion and burnout of modern day life?


Our Evolve Health Natural Movement retreat enables you to break out of your normal routine to recharge and reboot.  Based on the latest evolutionary science, you will take part in engaging activities designed to boost your mental and physical performance. 


Come and join a group of like-minded people and expert instructors trained in evolutionary nutrition and natural movement. 


Be open, be ready, embrace change!

What do I get?

Staying in a beautiful late 19th century lodge set in the woods and hills of the Luberon, for five days and nights you will eat fabulous food, breathe clean air, engage in stimulating and fun activities and get plugged into the deep wisdom of your own body and natural surroundings with expert instruction on tap. 


It will kick-start positive changes in your immune system, sleep-wake cycle, stress levels, and energy levels as well as increasing your fat-burn potential i.e. metabolic flexibility, and that is health! Health translates into passion for life. 


When you go home the exhaustion and burn out will be replaced by a new sense of wellbeing, of wonder, of community, and you will have imprinted a healthier lifestyle full of wisdom and purpose.

One Step Beyond

This is no ordinary retreat.  It is a unique and exclusive programme, with limited places available, where we focus on the human interaction with nature through a variety of research-based tools and activities, which are the underpinning of the science of psychoneuroimmunology.  You will learn about forest baths, brown fat, sleep-wake and feeding cycles, immune response times, the value of cuts, grazes and stings, how your gut bacteria influence your brain and many, many more fascinating topics that will change the way you manage your health.

Be prepared for:

- A digital detox

- A night under the stars

- Cold dips

- Sound and vibration therapy

- Good food & wine

- Music & dancing

- Transformation

Activities & learning

  • Natural movement training
  • Exercise in a forest environment
  • Breathing & reoxygenating
  • Immune-boosting activities
  • Slack-lining
  • Hill walking 
  • Sound therapy
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Communal cooking
  • Relaxing by the pool
  • Instruction on movement, breathing, boosting your metabolism, immune health and food and sleep timing

Return to your roots

We want you to return to your ancestral movement behaviours that you don't use any more. e.g. to jump over, crawl under and climb obstacles, or hike to gather food. We also want you to breathe like your ancestors breathed, pumping in the oxygen, flooding your tissues, hastening your nervous system response times, increasing endurance, flexibility, and muscle power.


All the necessary movements and breathing we do in the day aren't those that make us optimally functional, nor physically and mentally strong, adaptable and resilient.


The outcome of this training and practice is: greater performance, greater endurance, greater muscular-skeletal awareness resulting in less injury, greater mind-body interaction with internal mindfulness and external awareness.


Not only that, but you will be in the present moment, without digital disturbance, and close to your fellow humans.  You will reset your sleep/wake cycle and your ability to connect to your own needs and emotions and those of people around you.


Among other skills and qualifications, Fleur Borrelli is a certified natural movement coach and HeartMath instructor, and Francesca is a certified yoga instructor and has completed the Wim Hof Method.


Food

Francesca: having spent all my life enjoying the cuisine from many different countries, I delight in preparing any dish or combination of flavours that delights the taste-buds.  My training as a chef combined with the nutritional therapy allows me to bring the excitement to the high nutrient density, fresh, local produce I choose to cook with, as well as support local farmers and minimise plastic waste wherever I am.  My motto is 'Look good, taste good, feel good'!


Fleur: I've translated some of my passion for healthy, delicious food into the recipes in my In-Sync book, where I focus on foods that replenish and nourish after activity, with a big focus on plant foods.  With Francesca we will bing some of these recipes to life for you on the retreat, and encourage people to get involved if they feel inspired, or just cheer from the sidelines.

Cancellation policy & insurance

RETREAT CANCELLATIONS

It is your responsibility to read and understand this cancellation policy before making a reservation.

We understand that no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel and cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation.

DEFINITIONS

“Cancellation” is defined as not attending your scheduled Retreat, including postponing or rescheduling.

“You” refers to the guest booking a Retreat.

“We” refers to the Evolve Health In-Sync Retreat.

TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE

To join the retreat you must have travel insurance. Please be sure that your insurance policy covers you for all relevant SPORT ACTIVITIES you will be engaging upon on your retreat & TRIP CANCELLATION.

Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees.

With most companies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.


GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY

If you cancel your trip within 30 days of the start date, we do not offer refunds for any reason as we have prepaid our providers and staff to make your retreat possible, and they have their own cancellation policies that incur full payment. 

We will, however, gladly transfer your credit to another guest of your choice that replaces you.


Cancellation fees:

  • If you cancel more than 60 days before your retreat start date, you will receive a full refund or you may also transfer to another date.
  • If you cancel 45-59 days before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your deposit and receive a refund of the remainder.
  • If you cancel 30 – 44 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment will be forfeited and you will receive a refund of the remaining 25%.
  • If you cancel 30 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Participant Agreement form within one week of booking or 60 days prior to retreat start date, whichever comes first. Guests who fail to do so may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply.


RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICY

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if Evolve Health In-Sync retreats must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat date, or you may request a full refund of your payment to us.

We are not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

What’s included

  • 2 airport transfers
    11:30a.m. pick-up from Aix-Marseille airport 28/05/20; 16h00 drop-off on 02/06/20
  • Accommodation
    Rooms are included in the price
  • Food
    Full board, plant-rich paleo
  • Wine
    One glass per meal, otherwise available to purchase
  • Activities
    All mentioned activities, excursions and training
  • Flights
    Flights are arranged separately according to your timetable. Three airlines fly from London airports to Marseille. We can help with suggestions if needed.
  • Optional extras
    Private consultations in sound therapy, psychoneuroimmunology and massage available in spare time.
  • Transfers
    Outside of specified pick-up and drop-off times. If you wish to extend your holiday on either side, car hire is readily available.

Available Packages

Twin (shared room)
Available until Mar 31, 20206 left
£995
Deposit: £300
Standard single
Available until Mar 31, 2020only 2 left
£1165
Deposit: £300
Deluxe single
Available until Mar 31, 2020only 3 left
£1295
Deposit: £300
£995
Deposit: £300

Twin (shared room)

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Fleur Borrelli & Francesca Havens
Francesca Havens and Fleur Borrelli are the founders of The Evolve Health In-Sync Retreat. They are highly trained nutritional therapists and psychoneuroimmunologists, with a particular interest in evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology and natural movement. . Francesca is also a Cordon Bleu trained chef who has since developed her own creative style of cooking . Fleur is author of The In-Sync Diet, which is a popular online programme.