Creative wellbeing retreats at De Tout Coeur Limousin
Gather together and nurture your creativity and wellbeing with our retreats in the heart of rural Limousin in central France. We are located in the Millevaches Natural Park, just a short walk away from the shores of Lac de Vassiviere.
Your days will be filled with activities to nourish the heart, body and soul. Including joyous group singing, meditation sessions and a mindful art and creativity workshop.
There will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the Limousin landscapes and the shores of Lac de Vassiviere are just a short walk away.
We mirror the seasons during our retreats - providing the time and space for you to recharge, rest and nourish your creativity and wellbeing. A warm welcome awaits.
Delicious meals prepared every day using our own home grown and local produce
From big flavoured dishes from around the world to home made cakes and desserts. Our food is made with love and enjoyed at shared group meal times everyday during your singing and meditation retreat. Vegetarian and vegan dietary options are available, just let us know when you book. You can read more about our food and recipes on our blog
Mindful art and creativity
Take part in our mindful art workshop - we will start with a guided meditation to relax and bring us into the present moment. This is not an art class but a chance to play, be in the moment, and create from the heart. Exploring our self-expression and noticing the process. No art experience required.
Sing from the heart
We will sing a range of uplifting songs from pop, rock, folk and world music repertoires. Suitable for absolutely all abilities and singing levels. There is no need to read music, as all songs will be taught by ear. The only requirement is a curiosity to explore your voice and creativity.
We will work holistically with the breath, tone, control and vocal range to develop and use our own authentic, natural and beautiful voice. We can all sing from the heart!
“When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony. So it’s not surprising that group singing is on the rise. “
credit: singing changes your brain
Relax and breathe
"Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.”
We will explore different meditation, relaxation, voice and breath work exercises and techniques to give you both practical experience and knowledge.
These meditation sessions are suitable for complete beginners, or those wishing to develop their own practice.
Spend time in the heart of nature
We are located in the Millevaches Natural Park, with walks and forest trails straight from the front door. The shores of Lac de Vassiviere are also only a short walk away. We will be happy to recommend numerous walking and cycling routes, viewing points and places of interest during your retreat stay. Find out more about the beautiful Millevaches Natural Park, Lac de Vassiviere and Creuse department here.
“Research shows positive health effects from viewing natural landscapes on stress levels and speed of recovery from stress or mental fatigue, and long-term overall improvement on people's health and well being.”
Psychologist Dr Saima Latif
Highlights included in your creative wellbeing retreat:
3 nights comfortable rustic French farmhouse shared accommodation (single option available)
delicious home-cooked meals using local and home-grown produce
sing from the heart group singing workshop
mindful art and creativity workshop
time to explore the Limousin forest and lake landscapes with walking and cycling routes straight from the front door
swimming and relaxing at Lac de Vassiviere - just a short walk away
plenty of time to rest, sleep and relax into a slower natural pace.
relaxing reiki treatments with Ema
individual singing lessons and vocal coaching with Peter
Please get in touch for any more information and to book your place.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Ema & Peter
De Tout Coeur Limousin