Vie Retreats - Rustic Reboot

  • Puylagarde, France
  • Jun 14 - 22, 2019 (9 days)

About us

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 (www.clauxdebouscou.com), 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.

Rustic Reboot is the perfect retreat to realise your goals and have fun!

No resistance machines here, just tyres, logs, ropes and sweat!

Some basic fitness required.

Learn how to improve your strength and fitness, avoid injury and use nutrition to reach your goals.

The team for this event are:

Kevin McDaid

Kevin has become a popular Coach with a strong reputation for transforming bodies and changing people’s attitude towards health and fitness. With his knowledge and commitment to providing the support and help to change and balance your lifestyle. The results his clients experience, speak for themselves.

Kevin coaches from the private members club The Ned, 1Rebel and Equinox, London.

Kevin believes in a combination of exercise types combining Hiit, strength and total body weight principles with high energy for body sculpting and specific fat loss or muscle gain. 

"It's time to show yourself what you can do. You can make small changes to your lifestyle and fitness that could become a huge step towards a balanced and healthy lifestyle. I will be with you the whole way, giving you the support and guidance that you need."

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.

Event Highlights

  • Games day! A fun demonstration of all of the techniques learnt throughout the retreat. Lift logs, jump rocks, swing ropes and get muddy with your team mates.
  • Body Composition Analysis.
  • Workshop on injury avoidance.
  • Workshop on nutrition and understanding macro nutrients.
  • Workshop on technique – specific movement analysis.
  • Free time to explore and relax.
  • Group HIIT, boxing, hiking and running sessions.
  • Rustic strength training; tyre flipping, log lifting, rope work.

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.

Amenities

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

Schedule

6.30am – Sunrise run.

8.30am – Breakfast.

10.30am - Mid-morning workshop – Warm up and cooling down.

1pm – Lunch by the pool.

3pm – Rustic strength training – tyre flipping.

7.30pm – Dinner on Sunset Terrace.

9.30pm – Film night.

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfast

Homemade organic muesli

Homemade organic granola

Artisanal Yogurt

Fresh organic Fruit salad

Acaï bowl with tapioca and superfood toppings

Poached eggs, garlic mushrooms & spinach

Lunch

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!)

Dinner

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

Accommodations

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.

Directions

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.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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