Tranquillite Retreats 2018


Set within the beautiful grounds of converted French farm and surrounded by rolling fields of sunflowers and vineyards, Tranquillite Retreat is the perfect relaxing getaway for all Yoga lovers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Joe and Maria invite you to join them on this wonderful opportunity to get away from the strains and stresses of your daily lives. The trip will be suitable for couples, groups of friends or singles of all ages – basically anyone who loves to be active, healthy and sociable. The retreat is situated on the edge of the Dordogne area in south west France, renowned for its beautiful scenery and quality wines. The venue itself consists of several converted farm and barn buildings with surrounding gardens, plus a natural pool and decking providing a perfect setting for relaxing yoga.

Next year we are pleased to offer three Yoga Holidays to choose from:

Yoga Holiday – 5th to 9th June 2018


Yoga Holiday  – 12th  to 16th June 2018


Yoga Holiday – 18th to 22nd September 2018


All retreats are full board, which includes all meals and soft drinks (except for meal in local restaurant on last evening), daily sessions of yoga, group fitness sessions (depending on which retreat you book) bike hire, self contained gites with WiFi, transfers from the airport and optional day trips.

Flights to Bergerac are not included – Transfers are only included for Liverpool to Bergerac flights.

*Retreats are likely to fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment! A £200 deposit will be required on date of booking, with full balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to each retreat

Visit for details and bookings.

What’s included:

All retreats are full board, food is homemade using locally sourced ingredients

Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga by the pool (weather permitting)

Bike hire

Transfers from the airport

Day trips to local medieval towns and markets

Evening Restorative Yoga & Candlelight Meditation in the Yoga Barn

Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Workshop

Local walks & Cycling route


Beautifully converted self contained gites with WiFi, including peaceful outdoor gardens, sun loungers, hammocks all set within acres of rolling fields and vineyards.

All rooms have twin or double beds and prices are based on two persons sharing. People travelling alone can either share with another person or pay a £100 supplement for a private room.


Massages are available at request, please refer to the treatment menu.

Organic Wine menu.

Gift shop.

Flights are not included. Recommended flights RyanAir Liverpool to Bergerac. Transfers are free of charge for flights arriving at Bergerac from Liverpool. Other flights may incur extra charge for transfers.

The Friday evening meal is replaced with wine tasting and a meal out at a local restaurant – the cost of this is not included.

To secure your place immediately select from the options below and place your deposit.

Otherwise scroll to the bottom of this page to submit your details with any queries.

These retreats are likely to fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!

Summary of what to expect…..

Flights from Liverpool arrive in Bergerac mid afternoon on the Tuesday and you will be collected by car for the short transfer. On arrival at the retreat one of the first things you will notice is how calm and peaceful the area is. The nearest town is five miles away, so the only sounds are from local wildlife and farm animals.
After receiving a welcome drink you will be given a tour of the grounds before gathering for your first evening workout (either yoga in the traditional French barn or fitness session overlooking rolling fields and vineyards). This will be followed by dinner served in the garden of the cottage, with excellent local wines available at very reasonable prices.

The remaining days will begin with an uplifting morning yoga session or fitness workout followed by a hearty and nutritious continental style breakfast. Guests will then be free to spend the day as they wish, with packed lunches provided. Pedal bikes and maps will be available for guests to explore the beautiful local countryside, or they can simply relax around the grounds and by the natural pool.
Optional short day trips will be provided to give guests an opportunity to explore and appreciate the local area. On site massages will also be available and these are top quality at very reasonable prices.
Guests will come together in the early evenings for relaxing yoga and meditation, or more high intensity fitness training. The days will end with an evening meal based mainly around local fresh and seasonal vegetables with lean meats and fish (vegetarians and vegans will be catered for).

Friday evening will be slightly different in that the group will head out for a wine tasting session followed by a meal in a lovely restaurant in Eymet.

There will be a final yoga session on the Saturday morning followed by a lazy brunch to end the retreat.

Comments from previous guests:
‘ a wonderful week of yoga and relaxing at an idyllic retreat. My every need was catered for and it was a joy from start to end, thank you!’ – Graeme, Manchester

“Nice to go somewhere isolated but not too far from towns. So quiet and no light pollution. Never see so many stars at home”.
“Best vegan catering ever”. – Gordon, Manchester

“I loved the area, as soon as I got out of the car I felt relaxed. After doing the bike ride I noticed there was miles of area to do hikes or rides”. – Paul, Manchester

“The food, yoga, location and even the circuit training far exceeded my expectations. Plus everyone there was super friendly too, which made it a really lovely experience”.
“This was the first retreat I’ve attended and actually felt more like holidaying with friends rather than a health retreat with a bunch of strangers!” – Melanie, Manchester



Baby Yoga Easter Bunny Party

You’re invited to join our Baby Yoga Easter Bunny Party!

You’re invited to join a Special Easter Bunny Baby Yoga Party. An hour of Mother & Baby Yoga fun followed by tea, chocolate treats and a chance to catch up with friends. Fancy dress for the babies, parents welcome to dress up too. This is a charity class with all proceeds going to WE LOVE MANCHESTER Emergency Fund.

When is it?  Friday 3oth March  11am- 12pm

Where is it? YogaLife Altrincham, Stamford New Rd, next door to Toast Altrincham

How Much? Donation Only with all proceeds going to We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

RSVP Maria by 27th March to confirm your attendance.


Autumn Soma Prana Vinyasa Flow

Autumn Soma Prana Vinyasa Workshop

Autumn a wonderful season bringing with it the winds of change and a time for some much need self-reflection. However, this can bring up resistance and feelings of unsteadiness for some. Join me for an opportunity to explore the self through movement, relaxation and meditation.

The yoga will include slow vinyasa flow from the Soma Prana Vinyasa teachings of Shiva Rea and grounding restorative postures to release any accumulated tension and restore balance. We will complete the afternoon with an aromatherapy infused Yoga Nidra (often referred to as yogic sleep) to fully relax the senses and to set an intention (sankalpa) for the season ahead. Workshop includes herbal tea on arrival and healthy treat to finish.

4pm – 6pm Sunday 24th September 2017

Sessions taught by Maria Kelly

Held at Hale Yoga Studio, Ashley Road, Hale

Workshop costs £15 – booking is necessary as this is a small studio and spaces are limited. Contact to book your place


Bring a Friend For Free

Bring a friend for free to Yoga this August!

Introduce a friend to Yoga for free this Summer.

Offer applies to Mondays 6pm – 7pm Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Held at InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Rd, Hale Cheshire WA15 9NZ


The class is mixed ability and suitable for beginners.

Conditions Apply – Friend must be new to the class. Offer expires 30/09/17

Late Deal! £100 off our Late Summer Yoga Retreat

Late Deal! £100 off our Late Summer Yoga Retreat

Tuesday, August 29th – Saturday, September 2nd

We are enjoying a beautiful, busy start to Summer here at Tranquillite Retreats and with the sunflowers in full bloom it really is a glorious time of year to explore this region of France. Our two retreats in June were both fully booked,  as is our first UK retreat which will be held in the Lake District in October. However, we still have 4 spaces left on our late summer retreat at the end of August. So to that end we are offering a special last minute discount of £100 pp off our Late summer Yoga Retreat running Tuesday, Aug 29th – Saturday, September 2nd, 2017. 

Enjoy a 4 night stay, with all meals, yoga tuition, bike hire, walks, sightseeing and more included!
Just think in a few weeks you could be joining us for yoga, meditation, massages, deliciously good food, cycling the French countryside and visiting local markets….treat yourself, experience Tranquillite! Oh, and the weather at this time of year is pretty much guaranteed sunshine!

If you’d like to snap up one of these places then please drop us an e-mail and we’ll get you booked in. First come first served!

Tranquillite Retreat Dates 2017:

29th Aug to 2nd Sept – Late Summer Yoga Retreat

Included: All retreats are full board, food is homemade using locally sourced ingredients. Morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga by the pool (weather permitting). Evening Restorative Yoga & Candlelight Meditation in the Yoga Barn. Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Workshop. Local walks & cycling routes plus free bike hire. *Transfers from the airport (liverpool flight only). Day trips to local medieval towns and markets * this does not apply to the Lake District Retreat.

Accommodation: Beautifully converted self-contained gites with WiFi, including peaceful outdoor gardens, sun loungers, hammocks all set within acres of rolling fields and vineyards. All rooms have twin or double beds and prices are based on two persons sharing. People travelling alone can either share with another person or pay a £100 supplement for a private room. Retreats Cost £495pp for 4 nights (flights are not included).

We hope you can join us this year for a chance to fully relax and rediscover this idyllic and peaceful destination.

Contact or to book or for more information on this offer!

Mum & Baby Yoga – Teddy Bears Picnic

You’re invited to join our Mother and Baby Yoga Teddy Bears Picnic. This is a special donation only class with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester Fund helping those families affected by the Manchester bombing.

Expect to have some Yoga fun for both mums and babies along with songs and music to get us in the party mood and to mark the end of term. I will be running a few drop in classes through summer after this session.


Free tea & snacks plus a JoJo Maman Bebe Goody Bag and discount voucher for the mums.


When – Tuesday 18th July 1130am – 1pm

Where – InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Rd Hale Cheshire.

What to bring – Babies favourite teddy bear and any snack or drink to add to the party.

RSVP to Maria

Late Summer Yoga Holiday

Late Summer Yoga Holiday

Set in the rolling countryside of the Duras region in South West France, our retreat venue is a blissful getaway where you can relax, unwind and de stress. The location is remote and offers an opportunity to enjoy French country life, with the nearest town being about 6 miles away. We are surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards, making for stunning views and peaceful tranquility.

The accommodation is charming, with each gite having its own character and individual design. The food is fresh, healthy, hearty and wholesome and all home cooked.  The yoga sessions involve a perfect mix of dynamic flowing movements, gentle relaxing postures and mindful meditation.

We encourage guests to get out and about during the day, either using the bikes we have available or just heading out for a local hike. We also provide short trips to local towns and chateaus and include a fantastic wine tasting experience on the last evening.

Retreats for 2017

Boot Camp and Yoga Retreat   30th May – 3rd June            Cost £495* FULL

Sunflower Yoga Retreat             6th  – 10th June                    Cost £495 * FULL

Late Summer Yoga Retreat      29th  Aug – 2nd Sept             Cost £495


Contact  to book or Visit for more information



Kick Your Asana Master Class

Kick Your Asana – Vinyasa Flow Masterclass.
During these sessions we will explore some of the more challenging yoga poses and flow sequences. With a general focus on building core strength and stamina as well as increasing flexibility. All sessions end with an aromatherapy infused Savasana.

Juice or Tea before class and a healthy treat after.
*sessions are not suitable for complete beginners.

Cost – £15

Next Session Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017 2pm – 4pm

Held at InHale Yoga Studio, Cecil Road, Hale Cheshire

Bookings to


Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

Raw Chocolate Cheesecake Raw Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Makes 8

For the base…..

250g medjool dates, pitted

100g  chopped mixed nuts (pecans, almonds & walnuts are best)

25g ground almonds

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

For the cheesecake…..

2 avocados, peeled and pitted

1 ripe banana

80g medjool dates, pitted

Squeeze of honey

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

2 tablespoons almond butter


Begin making the base by placing all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mixture becomes sticky but still with a nutty crunchy texture.

Place the base mixture into a baking tray lined with baking paper (or I used a muffin tin to make individual cakes), pressing the mixture down firmly to create an even surface.

Next make the cheesecake layer by placing all the cheesecake ingredients into a food processor blending again until a think and creamy texture forms. This may take a few minutes.

Pour the cheesecake mixture over the base and top with berries, nuts, cacao nibs or anything you prefer. Place in the freezer for around 2 hours to set.

Raw ‘Viennetta’ Dessert

This healthy dessert tastes just like Viennetta one of my childhood favourites and almost a Christmas tradition when I was little.img_1045

If like me you loved this dessert but prefer a healthier lifestyle  these days then give this alternative recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed I promise!

Ingredients – serves approx. 8


1 cup Pecans

1 tablespoon cacao powder

1/2 Cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup pitted medjool dates

pinch Himalayan salt


1 cup spinach

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut milk

Squeeze of honey or agave nectar

1 cup of cashew nuts (soaked for 24 hours)

small bunch of mint leaves

few drops of DoTERRA therapeutic grade Peppermint oil (optional) * do not use other essential oils for consumption.


1/2 cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons cacao powder

Squeeze honey or agave nectar

How to make:

Place all the base ingredients except for the dates in a food processer and blend until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the dates one by one until the mixture becomes sticky, you can also add some coconut milk to get the mixture to the right consistency. Add the base then to a silicone loaf tin lined with cling film press down firmly then place in the freezer for approx. 30 mins.

Next make the filling by processing all of the filling ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add this to the base and return to the freezer for 1 hour.

Once the filling has set you can make the topping by melting the coconut oil in a pan over a low heat. Whisk in the cacao and sweetener, allow to cool then pour over the green filling and freeze for around 20 mins or until this has hardened.

Make sure this has fully set before turning out of the loaf tin, removing cling film and cutting into thin slices. Enjoy!