Spring Revival Weekend

Coming up in 2025...

A Retreat Rejuvenating Both Body and Mind

Join us in Spring 2025 at the exclusive Logis du Paradis, nestled within the breathtaking Cognac region of France for a special restful retreat aimed at restoring body and mind. Led by Natalia Ripsher, founder of The Little Room of Harmony, this experience will introduce you to practices, which help relax and still the body, quieten the mind and centre the spirit. The backdrop of the magnificent French countryside adds to the allure, promising a taste of France and its very special offerings.

About the Retreat

In a world where our minds never stop and we find it difficult to switch off, this weekend is an opportunity to take a complete break and press the reset button for body and mind. You will be guided through simple - yet intensely powerful - wellbeing sessions, which allow stress and tension to melt away. You will also learn techniques, which you can go forward to use in your daily life as required.

About Your Teacher

Natalia Ripsher is a qualified meditation teacher, a Face Yoga teacher and a Reiki Master and has been leading group and private classes in meditation and relaxation since 2015 at The Little Room of Harmony in Widford, Hertfordshire. She also co-organises events where she leads larger groups through a beautifully relaxing guided meditation to enable people to reconnect with their inner peace and feel relaxed, revitalised and rebalanced.

About Your Hosts

Olive and Charlie will be your hosts for the week, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience from start to finish. Having made the move from Ireland to France some years back, they fell in love with the Charente region and have dedicated themselves to creating retreats that combine quality instruction and authentic French experiences, from the delicious local food and wine to visits to unique local attractions.

About the Venue

The luxurious Logis du Paradis will be your home for the retreat. This 18th-century complex, featuring a former Cognac distillery, is built around a classic Charentais courtyard. Surrounded by the vineyards of the Grande Champagne Cognac region, the beautifully renovated cottages offer comfort and tranquility, while the grounds and countryside provide ample opportunity for relaxation or exploration.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome

  • You will be picked up from Limoges airport and transported to the luxurious Logis du Paradis.
  • At 5.30 pm, after a welcome and some orientation, Natalia will guide a session to allow you to ease in to your retreat.
  • Enjoy your first taste of local French cuisine with a welcoming dinner at 7.00 pm.
  • Close out the first evening with a gentle guided meditation.

Day 2: Connect with Nature and Meditation Practice

  • Start your day at 8 am with a moving meditation.
  • A nourishing breakfast will be served at 9.00 am.
  • Connect with nature on a guided mindful walk at a local French manoir, followed by lunch from 1 pm to 2 pm.
  • The afternoon offers an optional visit to a local attraction which will immerse you in the fascinating regional culture.
  • Alternatively you can rest and relax at Logis du Paradis, soaking up the beauty and tranquillity all around you.
  • Dinner will be served at 7.30 pm.
  • Unwind and prepare for rest with Natalia’s relaxation session from 9.00 pm.

Day 3: Immersion in French Culture and Diving Deeper

  • Begin your day at 8.30 am with a breathwork practice.
  • Breakfast will be ready at 9.15 am.
  • Dive deeper into your practice with a group Reiki session guided by Natalia.   
  • Savour a fulfilling lunch from 1 pm to 2 pm.
  • Another optional and fascinating visit to a local attraction awaits from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm .
  • Once again, you may choose to rest and relax at Logis in the calm peaceful surroundings.
  • Apéro and dinner will be served from 7 pm.

Day 4: Face Yoga and Farewell

  • Begin your final day with an uplifting Face Yoga class at 9 am.
  • A leisurely brunch will be served from 10.30 am.
  • Before departure, join us for a closing session.
  • In the afternoon, we depart for Limoges airport.

This enriching and restorative retreat itinerary is designed to provide you with a unique balance of immersive experiences, mindfulness practices, and explorations of the local culture and beauty of the Charente region.  The itinerary is subject to change but only for the better.  We can’t wait to welcome you to this special experience!

Early Bird Special - 10% Off

The standard all-inclusive cost of this Spring Revival Retreat is €823 (ca £699) per person sharing or €1,371 (ca. £1,170) if you wish to avail of a private room. However, for a limited time only we are delighted to offer a Early Bird discount of 10%.
This brings the all-inclusive fee down to just €740 (ca £630) per person sharing or €1,234 (ca £1,050) if you wish to avail of a private room.
This fee covers all accommodation, tuition, food and wine, and transport to and from Limoges airport. Flight costs are not included but if you travel on the recommended flights (see 'Travel Arrangements' below), airport transfers will be provided at no additional cost. If you are travelling from another airport, or by train, let us know and we will endeavour to arrange transport for you too.
Please do not book your flights before we confirm the weekend is going ahead.

Booking Your Place

All bookings for Ceangal retreats are subject to availability. In order to secure your booking on our Spring Revival Retreat, a 50% non-refundable deposit must be paid. The remaining balance is due by 1st March 2024.
Although all payments for this retreat are strictly non-refundable, if circumstances arise that force you to cancel, Ceangal will attempt to locate a replacement; if successful, a refund will be considered.
Flexible payment plans are available so please do not hesitate to get in touch if this may be a better option for you.
Please be advised that all transactions are in Euro. We recommend consulting your bank about potential exchange charges.

Register Your Interest

Is the thought of immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the French countryside while nurturing your mind, body, and spirit appealing to you? If yes, our 2025 Spring Revival Retreat is indeed worth looking forward to.
As we are in the process of fine-tuning the dates and details of this retreat to ensure it provides a transformative experience, we are currently not accepting immediate bookings. However, we recognise that you might already be considering this retreat for your future plans.
Once you express your interest, you'll be among the first to receive updates about the retreat. We'll keep you informed about when bookings will open and any exciting details or enhancements to the itinerary as they are confirmed.

    Travel Arrangements

    We recommend travelling Ryanair London Stansted to Limoges at 12.10 pm on the 25th April and Limoges to London Stansted at 4.25 pm on the 28th April for complimentary airport transfers. There is an opportunity to fly from other airports, but it may not include the transfer to Logis du Paradis depending on flight times. That said, we will do everything to make your travel as smooth as possible.
    Please do not book your flights before we confirm the weekend is going ahead.

    Book Now for a 10% Discount

    Far Above My Expectations

    My Painting holiday with Ceangal was far above my expectations: our hosts Olive and Charlie were very generous with their time, local knowledge and transport to beautiful local painting sites and towns. Our introduction to gourmet French cuisine, cooked lovingly by Maggy our very talented chef, was a real treat.

    Olivia Hayes

    A Wonderful Experience

    We enjoyed a wonderful experience thanks to the exceptional care from Charlie and Olive, who looked after all our group’s specific needs and included many of our special requests in the programme. We would also like to mention the wonderful cuisine supplied by Maggie. Truly a memorable week.

    George & Elaine Balmer

    Like a Gathering of Old Friends

    Olive and Charlie were so kind, generous and hospitable and really couldn’t do enough for the group and to make our stay as comfortable as possible. There was a lovely balance between our sessions and local trips. It became like a gathering of old friends after the first night at dinner...I’ll certainly be back!

    Miriam Glynn