Vie Retreats - Box//Well

  • Puylagarde, France
  • May 17 - 25, 2019 (9 days)

Event Highlights

  • Workshop on breathing techniques.
  • Workshop on anxiety and stress – Challenges and solutions.
  • Workshop on food that nourishes the body and mind.
  • Daily yoga and guided mediation practices.
  • Free time to explore and relax.
  • Group HIIT, boxing, hiking and running sessions.
  • 1-2-1 boxing and yoga sessions.


6.30am - Sunrise stretch – Yoga.

8.30am – Breakfast.

10.30am - Mid-morning workshop – Breathing techniques.

1pm – Lunch by the pool.

3pm - Afternoon boxing session.

7.30pm – Dinner on Sunset Terrace.

9.30pm - Guided sunset meditation practice.

About This Event

We offer the ultimate in indulgent, luxury retreats to rebalance, re-energise and relax. Our venue is the magical, rural sanctuary of Claux de Bouscou ((contact info blocked)), in South West France.

Vie is the antidote to the modern western life of stress, poor life/work balance, imbalanced nutrition and increasing sedentary lifestyle.

We focus on fitness, nutrition and wellness to empower our guests, handing back control of their health and well-being. The aim is to move you toward optimum wellness and to keep you there, long after the retreat has ended.

We offer 7 nights of complete, immersive escapism. There are no hidden costs. Once you arrive at Claux de Bouscou, everything is included.

Box//Well is our first retreat of the year and is the perfect stressbuster! To re-energise and inspire. A holistic approach to navigating day to day life.  A combination of boxing, yoga and meditation sessions designed to energise and invigorate you physically, whilst inspiring and balancing you mentally.

No experience needed – in boxing, meditation or yoga.  Sessions are delivered by our world class trainers who will work with you and support you throughout the whole retreat, ensuring you get the most out of your experience.

The team for this event are:

Lesley Sackey. 

ABA British Boxing Champion, Team GB member, winner of BBC’s Last Woman Standing, personal trainer, mother and now part of our world class team.

Omae Woolnough.

Omae's yoga journey started about 20 years ago when she started practicing Ashtanga. As a photographer she suffered back pain from carrying heavy equipment, yoga helped immensely and the power of the practise become clear. About a decade later Omae discovered hot yoga and following another 6 years of practise became a teacher at the famous London hot Yoga studio; Fierce Grace.

Now Omae is a sought after and highly skilled Yogi, teacher all over London. 

Teaching various different styles and classes and specialising in Injuries and Modifications, Omae is a versatile and valuable member of the team.

"Yoga gives so much back and is a great antidote to the stresses of modern day life. It brings out your essence, whether teaching or practicing and develops a greater connection and understanding of who you are." 

Hannah D

Hannah is a talented chef who after training at the renowned Ballymaloe culinary school in Ireland, starting her chef career at 1 Michelin starred Italian restaurant, The River Café. Hannah has worked for a luxury catering company in Brittany and, most recently, as a private chef in the French Alps, the south of France and America. Turning her sights to healthy eating, Hannah now focusses on retreats and specialises in nutrition and elite sports nutrition.

Vie Retreats was started in an attempt to open up our love of nature, food, health and fitness to others. To share this beautiful place in rural south west France and to allow others to benefit from the tranquility that this place offers.

Venue Highlights

Brand new, state of the art Yoga/Dance/Fitness studio. Fully equipped.

Stunning views over the midi-pyrenees.

Luxury en-suite rooms.

Beautiful 14m x 5m pool.

Sunset Terrace and poolside dining areas.

16c Farmhouse that has been lovingly renovated with amazing interior and exterior design.

Peaceful rural setting.

Our resident Chef has years of experience in fine dining. Now a nutritionist and elite sports nutritionist specialising in inventive, healthy, beautiful dishes. The food at Vie is incredible. All dietary requirements catered for.


All luxury ensuite rooms have Superking beds. The master bedroom has a huge walk in shower and free standing bath, 2 basins and w/c. The grain store is separate from the main house with walk in shower, free standing bath, 2 basins and w/c. The Bread Oven is also separate from the main house and has a shower room, basin and w/c. The Pigeonierre is has a slipper bath, walk in shower, basin and w/c.

All glamping bell tents have either 1 or 2 double air beds, depending on requirements. Glampers will have access to the studio showers and toilets, next to the glamping area.

All bed linen, towels and robes are provided.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free



Homemade organic muesli

Homemade organic granola

Artisanal Yogurt

Fresh organic Fruit salad

Acaï bowl with tapioca and superfood toppings

Poached eggs, garlic mushrooms & spinach


Buddah bowls

(Mix of black quinoa and wild rice, galette of sweet potato and spices, stuffed padron peppers and fresh sprouts, turmeric, lemon and tahini dressing)

Green superfood power tart with peppermint chia crisp and candied pistachios

(sugar-free, vegan, raw and bloomin’ delicious!)


Pizza night!

Vegetable crust (gluten-free) with organic toppings such as:

cherry tomatoes, rosemary and buffalo mozzarella

or ricotta, courgette and pesto

or bayonne ham, roast peppers and basil

or handpicked forest mushrooms with truffle oil, parmesan and rocket

Garden salad with micro herbs and flowers

Nage of melons, watermelon and cherries infused with cardamon and artisanal fruit sorbet


Claux de Bouscou is nestled between the lovely village of Puylagarde and the Historic town of Caylus, in the Tarn et Garonne dept., in the ancient region of the Midi-Pyrénées, now part of Occitanie, South West France. Getting here is simple from all directions with the D926, which runs from the town of Caussade to the city of Villefranch De Rouergue, sitting around a mile away from the house.

Our closest airport is Rodez but for regular flights from all major airports Toulouse is just 1hr 20min drive away.

Guests responsible for their own flights to Toulouse airport and insurances. Transfers from Toulouse airport can be arranged for you.

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