Champagne may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think ‘detox’ but, surprisingly, it has properties that make it an ideal accompaniment to a detox diet. Champagne boasts diuretic effects and stimulates the lymphatic system.
We’ll be enjoying 3 glasses of it a day – to help us cleanse our systems, along with a simple vegan Keto Diet that will take us into a state of ketosis, making our bodies believe they are actually fasting. By the end of the retreat, you’ll be feeling brighter and more energetic, ready to take life’s challenges with renewed vigour.
To accompany the detox, your instructor Thilo will be running a morning yoga session. You’ll then be free to head down to Serignan beach for a dip. Or explore the giant medieval castle of Carcassonne. Go to Montpellier for a spot of shopping. Or simply chill by our pool and take in the sun. We’ll be serving breakfast and lunch each day for the group, and then will provide you with the ingredients necessary to prepare your own Keto Diet dinner each evening.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
At the age of 12, my mum wasn’t able to attend a wholegrain cooking course that she had booked, so she sent me instead. The food we learned to prepare was far from delicious, however it opened my eyes to the world of healthy nutrition.
At the age of 14, I prepared talks on pesticides and toxins in food, together with a school teacher, and my interest in healthy, delicious and nurturing food has stayed with me ever since.
When I learned about my HIV-infection, I started to look closer into how the immune system works and since 70-80% of the entire immune system is located in the gut, I felt the need to dig much deeper to truly understand how to improve my health and well-being.
I started intensifying my Yoga practice and later ran a Yoga retreat center in Morocco. I trained in life-coaching and hypnosis therapy and I was lucky enough to learn a huge amount more about food, the gut and the immune system as well as hormonal and neurotransmitter systems – from my teachers Gustav Jirikowski and Hartmut Tulaszewski.
Since 2011, I’ve been teaching nutrition therapy at a naturopathy school and have helped hundreds of people to significantly improve their well-being. Even after more than 13 years of working in the fields of lifestyle, yoga, mindset and nutrition, I am deeply touched whenever I hear clients telling me how their sleep or mood has improved; how they can walk, sing, or run better; how their digestion has normalised so that they can participate in social life again; how the pain in their joints has disappeared; how allergies have disappeared; how they’ve lost 15 kilos; how their focus and memory has improved or how they generally feel lighter, more energetic and feel a greater joy in their daily life. I love my work for the positive effects it brings and at the same time, I try to infuse it with a good amount of playfulness and fun.
EXPLORE THE LANGUEDOC
The Lonely Planet named the Languedoc region in the south of France as one of its ‘BEST IN TRAVEL’ regions for 2017. Miles of beaches, France’s best medieval and Roman ruins, pretty villages, the city of Montpellier and endless wine-tasting opportunities make it one of the top destinations in the world. We can also arrange activities for partners who don’t want to join the cycling – such as Food Tours, Wine Tours, Nature Walks and Painting & Sketching outings.
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Cinq & Sept is a luxury gay guesthouse located in the Languedoc region of the South of France. The guesthouse offers a large pool and garden with a ‘summer lounge’ area in which you can relax. All of the suites at Cinq & Sept comprise of a bedroom, sitting room, shower room, and all have well equipped kitchens. Beds can be either two single beds or one super-king-sized bed. Each suite is furnished to a very high standard with everything you might need. For example, en-suite shower rooms feature showers with large ‚Raindance‘ heads and pool/beach towels are provided. Visit our website for more details:
The closest airport is Béziers (only 25 mins drive away), which is served by Ryanair flying from London Luton, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester. Montpellier airport is 50 minutes away. Other close airports include Perpignan, Carcassonne, Nîmes, Toulouse, Marseille and Girona.
If the group prefers, we will hire transport for the retreat as this will be easier to travel to the various start points. The approximate additional cost per head for this is €60 but we will calculate costs once final numbers are confirmed. We could also arrange transfers from local airports or train stations so you won’t need any of your own transport. If you would prefer to have your own transport, you are welcome to hire a car so you self sufficient.