The Retreater

Movement and Wellness Retreat

About The Retreat

Join Kindall (professionally trained dancer, certified GYROTONIC® /GYROKINESIS® Trainer, Barre Instructor, and Stretch Therapist) and Babsie (specialist in detox cures, yoga workshops and cooking workshops) for this stunning retreat in a beautifully renovated hamlet, Les Terres de Gaïa, in the area of Gers (known as French Tuscany). Nearest Airport: Toulouse; about 1.5 hrs from the Hamlet Airport transfers will be arranged by the host. What’s the GYROKINESIS® Movement Method? GYROKINESIS® is a blend of Kundalini and Scaravelli Yoga styles alongside Tai Chi and swimming. Its sequences were put together by dancer, Juliu Horvath, back in the 1980s. Furthermore, Gyrokinesis later developed into the GYROTONIC® method that uses specialised equipment with weights, which will also be available during the retreat as 1 to 1 sessions. Gyrokinesis classes begin with exercises sitting on a stool focusing on self-massage, alignment, posture, and spinal motions such as arching, curing, spiralling and waving. The class then progresses to the mat (on the floor) and finishes standing to reiterate length and strength. For more information go to: www.gyrotonic.com/about/gyrokinesis-method Each class will have a set of themes and intentions. Morning classes will have an energetic intention while the evening classes will have a restorative intention. High-End Accommodation in a Private Hamlet At Terres de Gaïa, we welcome you in the warm atmosphere of a private hamlet, located in a 7 hectare green setting with a view of the Pyrenees. All the infrastructures of our domain have been restored with noble and natural materials. The 5 rooms, including a Suite, all enjoy a view of the valley or the estate. Most of them have private terraces. They are equipped with 100% organic bedding (duvets, pillows, mattresses, box springs). Shower gel, dryers, towels and bathrobes in cotton and bamboo fibre are provided. Organic & Local Meals by a Nutritional Chef – All ingredients will either come from Babsie's garden on site or local farmers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She will also teach one of her signature cooking classes! *Activities will alternate between walking, cycling, touring the nearby villages and castles, and a cooking class with the chef. *At your disposal at any time of the day, there will be flavoured water, dried fruits, reverse osmosis water, and detox herbal teas.

Itinerary

1Day 1

11:00AM - 17:00PM

- Arrivals - Welcome cocktails & nibbles - Settle in, get familiar with the grounds - Introductions

05:30PM - 18:30PM

Restorative Gyrokinesis - a welcoming into the space

06:30PM - 20:30PM

Dinner

2Day 2

06:00AM - 07:00AM

Rise & shine with warm and cold drinks, and dried fruit

07:00AM - 08:15AM

Energetic Gyrokinesis Class - 'scrubbing', awakening of the senses

08:30AM - 09:30AM

Breakfast

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Activity, treatments, relax

12:00PM - 13:00PM

Lunch

02:00PM - 18:00PM

Activity, treatments, relax

06:00PM - 19:00PM

Restorative Gyrokinesis - how to 'yawn' the body

07:00PM - 21:00PM

Dinner

3Day 3

06:00AM - 07:00AM

Rise & shine with warm and cold drinks, and dried fruit

07:00AM - 08:15AM

Energetic Gyrokinesis Class - rhythmic, cardiovascular

08:30AM - 09:30AM

Breakfast

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Activity, treatments, relax

12:00PM - 13:30PM

Lunch

02:00PM - 18:00PM

Activity, treatments, relax

06:00PM - 19:00PM

Restorative Gyrokinesis Class - grounding

07:00PM - 21:00PM

Dinner

4Day 4

06:00AM - 07:00AM

Rise & shine with warm and cold drinks, and dried fruit

07:00AM - 08:15AM

Energetic Gyrokinesis Class - deep abdominal connection

08:30AM - 09:30AM

Breakfast

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Activity, treatments, relax

12:00PM - 13:30PM

Lunch

02:00PM - 18:00PM

Activity, treatments, relax

06:00PM - 19:00PM

Restorative Gyrokinesis Class - slow and simple

07:00PM - 21:00PM

Dinner

5Day 5

06:30AM - 07:30AM

Rise & shine with warm and cold drinks, and dried fruit

07:30AM - 09:00AM

Energetic Gyrokinesis Class - awakening, breath work, stamina + Q & A

09:00AM - 10:00AM

Breakfast

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Activity, treatments, relax

01:00PM - 17:00PM

Farewells & Departures

What’s Included

  • Accommodation 4 nights, 5 days

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily

  • Morning and evening Gyrokinesis classes daily

  • Babsie’s signature cooking class

  • 2 Iyashi Dôme® infrared treatments of 30 mins

  • 2 Massage treatments of 30 mins: sports, drainage, energy, shiatsu, reflexology, etc

  • Bol d’air Jacquier® – Oxygenation

  • Tour of the hamlet and its vegetable gardens

  • Use of swimming pool, gym: spinning bikes, rowing machine, sauna and e-bikes to explore the area

  • Arranged visits to the surrounding villages and castles

  • Use of Library and Cinema (collection of 3,000 books and films)

Not Included

  • Flights, Airport Transfers

  • Travel Insurance

  • Additional massage treatments (additional cost)

  • 1 to 1 GYROTONIC® sessions with Kindall (additional cost)

  • Natural Face Lifting sessions with Babsie 1 to 1 or in a group (additional cost)

Reviews

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Maïté, Sports Massage Therapist and Osteopath

October 2022

Kindall is a fantastic teacher with a lot of embodied knowledge. The classes are suitable for all abilities and she offers adaptations if needed. A great way to reconnect with the body as a whole and beautiful spine and breath work. Highly recommend!

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Delwyn, Pilates Trainer

October 2022

Everyone (clients and strangers) have commented on my aura and energy. [Kindall’s] retreat truly did something like I feel like I've taken another step in my growth, and a shift has happened.

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Emily, Life Coach and Psychologist

October 2022

"My whole approach to yoga and movement has changed since Kindall’s retreat."

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Aileen, Therapist

October 2022

"Try the Gyrokinesis method with Kindall. It’s a great way of using your whole body in connection with your breath and it helps with moving and being in the world and doing other exercise with your body in alignment."

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