Focus On Your Personal Growth and Well-Being

We offer carefully curated experiences designed to help you reconnect with yourself, find inner peace, and develop a deeper understanding of mindfulness practices. Our retreats provide a tranquil and supportive environment in the heart of the Cognac region of France, allowing you to escape the stress and distractions of everyday life and focus on your personal growth and well-being.

What to Expect

During our mindfulness retreats, you can expect a variety of activities and workshops led by experienced mindfulness coach, Martin Towey. Some key elements of our mindfulness retreats include:


Guided meditation sessions to help you develop and strengthen your mindfulness practice, cultivating greater awareness, clarity, and inner peace.

Yoga and Mindful Movement

Gentle yoga and mindful movement sessions to help you connect with your body, release tension, and improve flexibility and balance.

Mindful Walking

Guided walks through the picturesque countryside, where you will practice mindful walking and connect with the beauty of the natural surroundings.


Interactive workshops focusing on mindfulness techniques, such as breathwork, body scans, and mindful eating, to help you incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.

Group Discussions

Opportunities for group discussions and personal reflections, allowing you to share your experiences and insights with fellow participants.

French Cuisine & Mindful Eating

You will have many opportunities to savour delicious French meals prepared with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients by our talented in-house chef.

Accommodation and Meals

During your mindfulness retreat, you will stay in comfortable, French country-style accommodations in the beautiful surroundings of the Cognac region. Our retreats offer a mix of private and shared rooms, each tastefully furnished to ensure a restful stay.
We believe that nourishing food is an essential part of the mindfulness experience. Our retreats include delicious, wholesome meals, prepared using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. We cater to various dietary needs and preferences, ensuring that every guest enjoys a satisfying and nutritious dining experience.

Who Can Attend

Our mindfulness retreats are suitable for individuals of all experience levels, from beginners looking to explore the practice of mindfulness for the first time, to experienced practitioners seeking a deeper understanding and connection with their practice. We create a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone, regardless of their background or experience with mindfulness.

Retreat Schedule

Our mindfulness retreats typically span several days and follow a daily schedule designed to provide a balance of structured activities and personal time for relaxation and reflection. Each day will include a combination of meditation sessions, yoga and mindful movement, workshops, and group discussions, along with time for rest, exploration, or engaging in other optional activities.

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

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

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

Upcoming Experiences

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Ceangal's upcoming retreats. From the serene mindfulness retreats designed to calm your body and mind, to our gourmet cookery and cognac experiences that indulge your senses, there's an immersive experience waiting just for you. As we continue to create retreats that appeal to a variety of interests, each of our offerings aims to provide an authentic taste of the French countryside, its rich culture, and history.

Mná Mindfulness Retreat

29th September - 1st October 2023

Join us at the exclusive Logis du Paradis, nestled within the breathtaking Cognac region of France, for a very special mná retreat aimed at rejuvenating both your mind and body. Led by Martin Towey, a qualified mindfulness teacher, this retreat introduces participants to various practices that help cultivate awareness, kindness, and compassion towards oneself and one's experiences.

Spring Revival Weekend

25th - 28th April 2024

Join us from 25th to 28th April 2024 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.