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Set in 27 acres of picturesque parkland grounds, Chateau de la Motte Henry is stunning. Our facilities are unmatched: a 25m heated outdoor pool; performance gym; indoor and outdoor yoga studios; fully equipped massage and therapy suite; and a 1.5 km running trail. You enjoy amazing food, tailored to your diet and lovingly prepared using locally sourced produce from the 'Garden' of France. Each retreat is personal to you, with 1-1 and small group sessions helping you to explore your potential, whilst group sessions ensure you enjoy the company of like minded individuals. Experienced and respected instructors and fitness professionals host our retreats, supported by the Chateau team. Easily accessible from the UK and France, relax, rejuvenate and evolve with Group Evolution in 2022.
Our flagship luxury wellness retreat
Our flagship wellness retreat is built around you. Initial Skype interviews, health screening tests and fitness assessments establish your goals and your baseline prior to the retreat. We then design a personal retreat program to set you on your way to revolutionising your health, wellness and fitness. Supported throughout by our expert team of fitness professionals, wellness instructors, clinicians, nutritionists and therapists; group sessions and small group activities will supplement your 1-1 time. And we ensure there is plenty of opportunity to relax, socialise and utilise the facilities at our stunning Chateau. You will leave with a personalised, practical and purposeful wellness program to continue your journey.
Rejuvenate on our luxury weekend getaway
Set in 27 acres of picturesque parkland grounds, your home for a weekend reset, is Chateau de la Motte Henry. The whole estate is yours for the weekend - wander around the lake, energise in the well-equipped gym, take a dip in the 25m swimming pool or simply chill out in one of the various hideaways, so you can truly reflect, decompress and breathe.
The ample gardens and spacious indoor yoga studio allow us the perfect space to practice meditation, yoga and pilates and re-align and breathe in beautiful nature. Take the opportunity for a relaxing massage or spa treatment. Meals are healthy, nutritious and all included and are enjoyed on the lakeside terrace, the rose garden or in the wood-panelled dining room.
Weekend rejuvenation and pampering
Designed for those who want a relaxing, stress-free, long weekend break to re-energise and relax. It all starts for some with an optional night in Paris, staying at a boutique spa hotel near all the sights and sounds. The next lunchtime, a short train ride to Laval, and you arrive at Chateau de la Motte Henry, meeting up with guests who have chosen to arrive directly. During your stay you can enjoy complementary spa treatments, group exercise classes, morning and evening yoga, daily walks and picturesque cycle rides. Excursions to local sights, nearby spas and the famous local markets are also on the agenda. You may prefer to just chill at the Chateau, enjoy our gym, and explore our glorious grounds. But make sure you are around for the sumptuous food on offer and evening sparkles.
Pilates and Mindfulness
Practice pilates in the glorious Loire countryside. And embrace mindfulness around our peaceful estate and stunning Chateau. Your program is tailored to you and your level of experience, with plenty of personal time as well as exercise, excursions and instruction. This mid-week retreat is suitable for all ages, and no previous experience is required.
Accommodating only 20 guests within 27 acres, the Chateau is exclusively reserved for the retreat, affording space, comfort and tranquillity. Easy to get to from throughout Western Europe, everything is included once you’ve arrived, even all your delicious and nutritious food and drink. Great times!
Yoga and Meditation
Hosted by expert instructors, this long weekend retreat combines delicious food, twice daily yoga and meditation classes and daily excursions. Focused upon increasing the flexibility and strength of the body, improving breathing and calming the mind.
Everything takes place at the wonderful Chateau de la Motte Henry with its inspirational buildings, beautiful parkland grounds and wonderful health and fitness facilities. Relax, refocus and re-energise.
Prior to the retreat we will seek to appreciate your challenges and goals through a series of consultations with our women's health team. Such investigations do not take long and enable us to 'tailor-make' your retreat program - therapy, nutrition and support.
Once 'on retreat' you can relax at our 'fairytale' Chateau and transition seamlessly into your program. There will be: delicious and nutritious meals; informative group seminars; therapeutic exercise classes; and enjoyable local excursions. At the same time you will benefit from personal therapy, a nutritional consultation and physical fitness review. We aim for you to leave happy, healthy and positive, with great memories and 'informed wellbeing'.
Movement re-education and functional therapy
Return from injury fitter, stronger and more resilient at our intensive 7 night rehabilitation retreat. Delivered in partnership with leading movement rehabilitation specialists at our stunning training facility in the Loire. You will benefit from tailored assessments, 1-1 therapy and individualised exercise programmes, all designed to facilitate your recovery. In addition, you, your partner and/or your family will be able to relax together in our stunning grounds, enjoy the luxury of our 'fairytale' Chateau and explore the charm, beauty and heritage of the Pays de la Loire. Leave us with fond memories and a clear understanding of how you can once more reach your potential.
Harness the tranquility of running
Join our Running Ambassadors, at our signature Run to Wellness retreat.
Re-balance throughout the weekend, drawing mental and physical benefit from our mindful running, meditative and wellbeing program. Energise whilst enjoying the picturesque running trails and tracks in the Pays de la Loire. And relax at our stunning Chateau with its boutique style accommodation and superb health and fitness facilities.
And enjoy meeting like-minded individuals whilst savouring our nutritious and delicious food and drink.
The Chateau is accessed by two main staircases, though a ramp can be made available for those in wheelchairs. We have the ability to accommodate guests on the ground floor of the Gites, in the quadrangle, next to the Gym, Pool and Lake. This beautiful cottage is self contained with its own bathroom, kitchenette and lounge / bedroom area. It is only a short walk of about 100 yards from the Chateau and can accommodate further guests in 3 upstairs bedrooms. Those with accessibility needs looking to come to the Chateau should contact us in advance of booking to ensure that we can accommodate them.
We operate a sustainable travel policy, through which we offset the carbon cost of your travel to and from the Chateau. We also incentivise sustainable travel by train and car sharing schemes. On site, we utilise locally sourced produce, direct from farmers wherever possible, drawing upon the thriving local agricultural community in the 'garden' of France. We also aim to reduce our carbon footprint at the Chateau, with a renewable energy program in place, to move increasingly to renewable energy sources and self-sustaining woodland management, providing heat and electricity to our buildings and facilities. In 2021/22 we are installing air source heat pumps to serve the pool and relaying our running trail with woodchips from felled Oak trees on site that are either unhealthy or diseased.
Group Evolution hosts retreats from March-November each year, the exact schedule is provided on our website. We offer sports, wellness and creative retreats, some weekends and others weeklong. All retreats are all-inclusive, with food, drinks and snacks provided and tailored to each individual's dietary preferences. Our retreat guests have exclusive use of the entire, 27 acre, Chateau estate, including all the health and wellness facilities. Our retreat 'bubbles' are safe and secure, whilst encouraging guests to relax and rejuvenate in the company of like-minded individuals. Prices vary by retreat, depending on the length of stay, type of retreat and the host coaches employed, to make your stay as memorable as possible. There is a full Covid refund policy in place throughout 2022.
"We travel not to escape life, but to relish new experiences".
Chateau de la Motte Henry is easily accessible from the UK and mainland Europe. Well served by local airports, mainline trains and ferries, the Chateau is also well connected to the French road network.
Nantes, Rennes and Paris airports are all conveniently located for the Chateau. Nearby Laval and Sable train stations are very well connected to Paris and the rest of Europe. And ferry terminals at Caen and St Malo are great if you fancy bringing your car. We offset the carbon cost of your journey and offer incentives for sustainable travel. You should expect to be within 5-6 hours of the Chateau from your front door, if you are based in the UK. That includes journeys to transport hubs, transfers and check-in.
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