Welcome to Chateau Marouatte


Chateau Marouatte is where I hold all my retreats.  Chateau Marouatte is a stunning 13th Century fortified castle steeped in history and now fully restored as an amazing family home.


Set in 270 acres of forest and meadows in the Dordogne region of South Western France known as the Perigord Vert, the area is known for its rolling green hills, meandering rivers and rustic charm. 

Surrounded by high fortified walls with 8 towers, the castle is divided into two parts.

the inner bailey dating from 13th to 15th centuries and the Troubadour wing and outbuildings of the outer bailey built in 1569. 

It is said some parts are even older and may go as far back as Roman times.

The castle is a 55 minute drive from Angouleme train station with fast trains to Paris in just under 2 hours, CDG airport in 3 and Bordeaux in half an hour.  

Retreats 2022

From Chaos to Calm: 

A Nature Immersion and mindfulness retreat for women

May 4th -11th , 2022













Come join my colleague, Caroline Welch, and me on this week long retreat of self exploration and   immersion in the healing power of nature.

You will experience the gift of being in the present moment, strengthen your immune system and reboot your mind with forest bathing walks and daily mindfulness practices.  You will also visit villages   local markets and prehistoric caves, savor French cuisine, and have personal time for reflection and journaling.  


                                                    All Things WellBeing: A Forology Retreat


















                                               Finding Wholeness In The Company of  Nature 

                                                                            May 14th- 20th, 2022

Please join me for a restorative six days immersion in the wonders of the natural world.  In the privacy of Chateau Marouatte you will be pampered and invited to slow down to enjoy the healing pleasures of waking up to the singing of birds and closing your eyes to the stillness of starry nights. Sunrise meditations, daily Forest Bathing and Mindfulness mentoring, picnics by the river, musing time, art in nature, and first class cuisine and wines are just part of what will make your soul feel alive again.  

Come, set the intention to find your rhythm, discover your own medicine, and have fun!  


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                                        A forest Bathing conversation 
















Come join me for a conversation about Forest Bathing, Jan 30th at 9am PST.

I will be speaking in partnership with @RevelEleven, a dynamic community of women who are chasing the world through inspiration, information, and personal growth. 

In times of stress, the practice of Forest Bathing can boost the immune system and relieve anxieties among other benefits. 

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