June 25 (Tuesday) - July 2 (Tuesday)
Elective for Teacher Training?
A rare opportunity to step back from your every day life in an enchanting setting and give yourself the time to explore your relationship with food & your
A rare opportunity to step back from your every day life in an enchanting setting and give yourself the time to explore your relationship with food & your body in depth. This retreat will transform the way you think about eating and body confidence for ever.
There’s nothing to do with our relationship with food and our bodies that we won’t explore using therapeutic enquiry, midnful eating and Open Floor movement practice.
Every aspect of the Retreat is geared to supporting you to make changes in the way you eat and the way you feel about your body so that you can approach weight loss, body confidence and life with a completely different mindset…with the understanding, tools and support to put it all into action!
Casa Terossa is a stunning, newly built villa and a renovated trullo nestled peacefully amongst the olive groves of Puglia, one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Staying true to the traditional Apulian style, the villa has been built out of local stone and looks like it has been there for years… Casa Terossa provides an idyllic setting for the retreat.
The villa spreads out over a 2 1/2 acres of land dotted with olive, walnut, fig and almond trees and boasts a gorgeous saltwater pool and plenty of terraces and secluded nooks to retreat to.
There are three types of accommodation to choose from:
Single room in the trullo
A trullo is a beautiful, traditional stone building with a conical shaped roof. The two single occupancy rooms are lovingly decorated. They both have air conditioning and a shared a bathroom. One is slightly larger with a double bed, the other, smaller room has a single bed.
Single or Triple glamping
A Fabulous Lotus Belle tent with a proper bed, pillows, and all the home comforts you’d expect in a house. There is a bathroom a few steps away with a private (hot) outdoor shower with beautiful views! (not really like camping at all).
Mealtimes & Food
There is a session with Audrey in the kitchen, preparing some of the delicious food you’ll be eating. We use high quality, local produce (often freshly picked from our neighbour’s lush vegetable garden just over the wall), never cutting corners, catering for everyone’s preferences, allergies and intolerances with grace and generosity.
The menu is built to suit our guests’ specific dietary requirements whilst offering opportunities to explore new ingredients and cooking techniques.
Every meal is freshly prepared, with attention to detail, care and passion. And mealtimes are an opportunity for exploration too – we’re eating and that’s what we are there to explore after all. So that’s what we do.
Who is it for?
Open to all movers, whether you are familiar with Beyond Chocolate or you are new to our approach and want to immerse yourself in a retreat blending therapeutic enquiry, Open Floor movement practice and mindful eating.
You will come away understanding more about why you eat the way you do and how to make the changes you have been longing to make. You’ll leave feeling empowered, confident, free and in love with food all over again.
We often find that participants come to our retreats more than once. For some it becomes an annual treat. A place to tune in, a time and space to listen to themselves and be nourished and held. A precious time out of time which allows us to go back to our lives truly refreshed and restored.
If you are looking for the answers to these questions, the Retreat is for you.
What stops me feeling at peace with my relationship with food and my body?
How do I resist doing the very things I know would make a difference?
What is it that drives me to overeat?
How do I deal with sadness, boredom, frustration, loneliness, anxiety?
What is at the heart of my struggle with food?
How do I work with Beyond Chocolate, what place does it have in my life, how do I slip in and out of the diet mentality?
How do I stop life getting in the way of a more satisfying and balanced relationship with food?
The Retreat Leaders
This life changing week is an opportunity to work more closely with Beyond Chocolate founders & authors: Psychotherapist Sophie and Food & Mindful Movement Coach Audrey.
Sophie, Audrey and the team create a safe and nurturing space for you to live, breath and (literally!) eat the Beyond Chocolate approach for a whole week. Sophie and Audrey have been working in this field for over 17 years, supporting and guiding desperate dieters to ditch the diets, stop obsessing about food their weight, stop overeating and transform the way they eat and feel about their bodies.
They are friendly and approachable and will encourage and gently nudge you step by-step to find that freedom from food and weight obsession that you deserve, with kindness, compassion and with tools that are straightforward and doable.
£1645 – £2205 depending on choice of accommodation.
Choose from large single to triple glamping.
– workshop tuition
– 3 freshly prepared meals a day with snacks and teas/coffee station
– luxury bedding, towels and organic bath products
– transfers to and from airport for suggested flights