Optimum Living



Join us on this ultimate, life-changing, all-inclusive health retreat: September 14th – 18th 2017

Need to make some lifestyle changes, but don’t have a clue where to start? Tired of being tired all the time? Need a good night’s sleep? Then escape to our 4-night/5-day retreat and we will kick-start a personalised health and wellbeing programme for you in our fabulous chateau in the heart of the Loire Valley, France. If you want to get a ‘real’ feel for the experience please check out these reviews from some of our recent guests My Happy Place and A Lifestyle Adventure!!!

The retreat is designed for busy, career-committed people that require a Realistic, Achievable, Practical approach to health and wellbeing in order to rejuvenate and re-energise their lives for good! A team of hand-picked experts will be on-site and ready to support your every requirement.

Yoga, Cooking and Wellness

Our ‘Renew programme’ takes place in May and September each year. Places are limited and get booked up quickly – the next retreats is:

Renew and Repair Post Summer!

September 14th – 18th 2017 fully booked!

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What’s included?

  • Nutritional health & lifestyle assessment with an MSc qualified nutrition coaches: Colette Heneghan & May Simpkin
  • Private accommodation with ensuite facilities at the beautiful Chateau De La Vigne
  • Massage with one of our incredible therapists: Annie Colman & Vanessa Van Dyk
  • Daily yoga with expert instructors  Jamie Blowers & Nicole Lomas
  • All your home-made gourmet meals/healthy snacks/drinks/smoothies
  • Daily cycle through the beautiful wine region of Coteaux du Layon
  • Healthy cooking workshops
  • Local wine appreciation session with our expert sommelier: Thierry Berson
  • Local wine, expertly paired with each meal and served with dinner each evening


The seminar was educational, eye opening, entertaining and importantly reinforced key messages that will aid performance and reduce risks associated with alcohol consumption in the sporting population. Thanks very much for your expertise.


Rob Leather, Head Physio, LCCC

Colette is a hugely knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic individual who has a natural ability to inspire people to improve their understanding of health and wellbeing issues. Colette is armed with a number of simple but highly effective tips which will help make a difference to the quality of individual’s lives.

Phil, Analyst, Enterprise Operations Telecoms

Colette speaks with real passion and belief which really shines through.  She also shows true understanding and empathy with her audience.  Highly recommended for well-being and health coaching in the workplace.

Hilary, Internal Communications, Mobile Telecoms

Amazing and a truly inspiring presenter, Colette makes accessible to the busy person health and wellbeing. Thanks for showing us the way – I guarantee your expert advice and guidance will be put to good use within our team for a long time to come!

Matthew, Corporate Sales, Software

Inspired, invigorated and feeling valued. This is how I left Colette’s workshop. After 18 years in a Corporate environment, no-one had ever offered advice on how to manage stress or improve my nutrition and energy levels, so this was a breath of fresh air. Thank you kindly for your insight. I plan to make ‘big’ changes.

Helen, Marketing & Communications, Telecoms

The approach to the subject area was the crucial bit for me, Colette made it relevant to business needs and used language that made it easy to follow. From the workshop I have made a number of changes that are positively affecting my energy levels and productivity inside and outside of work and 3 months on they are still part of my life. I highly recommend Colette and Optimum Living’s approach to any large global business looking to make some ‘real’ improvements to their team’s wellbeing

Richard, Global Account Manager, Mobile Telecoms