Our Winter Sun retreat is all you need to escape grey winter weather.
2-9 November 2019
two fitness classes per day for mums
dedicated dads fitness day midweek (rest day for mums)
optional run club 3 x per week
one personal training session per adult (more available)
one 60-minute massage per adult (more available)
at least four hours day time childcare, and one evening’s babysitting per family
all food and drink
luxury accommodation at our gorgeous retreat property and use of all estate facilities, including pool and beautiful gardens
pre-organised transfers from Marrakech airport
mid-week maid clean
exclusive &Breathe retreaters' content, tips and resources
exercise consultation & personalised fitness plan
wellbeing & identity reading list
recipe cards and shopping list inspiration
welcome goody bag with treats and exclusive discounts from &Breathe and our friends
In more detail...
The awesome Caroline Bragg will be your personal trainer for the week, helping you get back into exercise or upping your game. She'll ensure you get the right workout for you: taking into account your birth experience, general fitness level, weeks post-natal and any other aspects of your physical health.
Classes will include HIIT training, pilates, dance and boxing-based cardio, outdoor and indoor workouts as well as the all-important stretching element. Dads classes (also tailored to needs) mid-week are a chance for partners to get active. This gives mums a rest day, which helps muscles to recover and leaves your body ready to get back to it in the second half of the week
Your Personal Training sessions are a chance to really focus on elements specific to you, and you will also receive a personalised Training Plan to take home, designed by Caroline over the course of the week. Perfect to continue your good work!
We’ll show you how you can eat healthily but with delicious food, and more importantly how you can keep on track when you get home, with recipe ideas, and shopping lists. As we're in Morocco, the wonderful Domaine chef will prepare wonderful North African food using local ingredients and spices, to give you a taste of
We realise you’re on holiday too, so there is room for a glass of wine and a treat or two as well!
Breakfasts are healthy and plentiful to set you up for the day. Lunches are light but filling, such as hearty salads or a healthy soup to keep you going until dinner time. Afternoon snacks are available before the second fitness classes of the day. Dinners are healthy but rewarding, with a taste of Morocco, using local market-bought ingredients, fresh fish, meat and vegetables as well as eggs from the garden!
Tea, coffee, and water available to help yourself at all times.
It’s not often that a group of young parents come together in a totally relaxed setting. We hope that you’ll make friends, share your stories and come up for air together. We certainly learnt a few things and were able to help others with our own experiences on our first retreats.
We're not going to lie: you can really lose sight of who you are when you have a baby. Clio really struggled with it in her first year as a mum, and we know exactly which resources she found most helpful. We arm you with a list of sites, advisors, blogs and forums that might just help ease your transition into this whole mum & dad thing.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Our Resident Happiness Coach, Olivia Horne, has put together a series of guided meditations and exercises to help gently nudge you in the right direction when navigating the overwhelming world of new parenthood. We give you access to these once you're on the retreat, but you can take a look whenever you like, when you're there or once you're back home. When it all feels a bit much, taking a moment to focus on the here and now, on what's important can really help to ground you and give you back a bit of peace of mind.
You were up almost 24/7 for the first few weeks. It might be less painful now, but isn’t it time you had a rest? Our massages might be the first time you've had to yourself since your little one was born - take the time to really zone out with a wonderful, soothing full-body massage with members of staff from the Domaine or our resident Massage Therapists (depending on retreat). We include a relaxing 60-minute massage for each adult during your stay, which will thoroughly de-stress you. If that’s not enough, you can book as many further sessions as you like and we’ll organise payment on site.
Childcare during our Classic retreats is provided by trusted and professional nannies, who come to the estate especially for the retreats, as well as your hosts who are experienced parents and former nursery staff.
We have two stunning properties in Essaouira, Morocco, and both are the ideal venue for your revitalising re-boot.
Domaine La Colline and Villa Azir are both properties encompassing beautiful estates close to the action but apart from the hustle and bustle of the medieval cities nearby and are super spots for coming up for air. &Breathe provides all the baby and fitness equipment you might need and the beautiful interiors are a big step up from the usual family-friendly venues! There are gorgeous views, a beautiful swimming pool, hidden terraces and well-tended gardens to enjoy on the estate, as well as kids toys, the retreat activities and cosy nooks for you to spend time as a family or with the group. If you want to get out and explore,
Essaouira and Marrakesh are both wonderful cities with plenty to see and experience. Essaouira has beautiful coastline very nearby, and enough character to really feel immersed, a friendly vibe, and best of all, it's small enough for you not to feel overwhelmed on your travels with baby! Marrakesh is wonderful for exploring the old souks and masses of history as well as world-famous sites like the Jardins de Majorelle - and when you’ve had enough, you can retreat back to &Breathe!
Price Range (per family):
£2500 per family of 3: two adults and a baby under 18 months sharing one room
£2950 per family of 4: two adults, baby under 18m plus sibling under 5 (or two children under 3 years); accommodation in one bedroom
£3950 per family of 3 or 4 in two bedrooms
Travel to Morrocco is not included. We recommend flights via Marrakech and organise transfers from Marrakech, but you are welcome to make your own way to the retreat from any airport.
2-9 November 2019 - from £2500 per family