This program teaches the benefits and positive health impacts of four distinct types of diets and how they can be used at various times in your life to promote optimum wellness. Designed for small groups of a maximum of 8 people, this provides a family atmosphere with more space for everyone to commune in the kitchen.
Before your arrival, your retreat begins with a nutrition assessment designed to help you make better decisions about diet, supplementation, and lifestyle. The nutrition assessment includes a full-colour graph with detailed explanations of your results, combined with a one-on-one teleconferenced meeting with your Holistic Nutritionist, Bianca Church, RHN, who will elaborate on your results, answer any questions you may have, and help you get one step closer to optimum wellness.
This retreat is a combination of short, in-class sessions, combined with field trips to complement the instructional content. Bianca will teach you how to use four diverse diets to promote the wellbeing of your body, mind, and spirit.
October 13 – 19, 2018 Max 8 participants
Itinerary and Curriculum
Day 1 – Afternoon/Evening – Welcome
Pick up in Bordeaux at 3:30 pm.
Transfer to your accommodations to settle in.
Evening reception with a light meal offering an opportunity to
meet fellow guests.
Evening: Walk through the village/countryside.
“I found myself completely immersed in an environment that is the source of well-being and holistic living.” – Dana
Day 2 – Detoxification: Raw & Vegan Diet
Breakfast: raw, vegan & vegetarian
Field trip: Chateau Hautefort and Musee de la Medecine
Lunch: restaurant in the hilltop village of Badefols D’ans
Class: Using raw, vegan and vegetarian foods for detoxification and improving health.
Evening: Vegetarian dinner at home base.
“I honestly couldn’t have dreamt of a better experience.” – Bobbi
Day 3 – Healing: Macrobiotic Diet
Field trip: Medieval village of Rocamadour.
Lunch: View terrace restaurant in Rocamadour
Class: Basics of Macrobiotic diets.
Evening: Macrobiotic dinner at home base.
“A unique and memorable experience.” – Sue
Day 4 – Sarlat Market Day
Breakfast: Traditional French
Field trip: Sarlat market
Lunch: Restaurant in the Medieval city.
Afternoon field trip: Chateau Beynac (Home of Richard the Lion Heart)
Evening: Co-op dinner from the day’s shopping at the market.
“The week I spent in France with Bianca was amazing!” – Melissa
Day 5 – Building: Paleo Diet
Field trip: La Roque St. Christoph troglodyte village
Lunch: Les Ezyies restaurant
Class: Understanding the origin of Paleo diets.
Evening: Paleo dinner at home base
“LEBW was the ultimate venue for good food.” – Margo
Day 6 – Maintaining: Mediterranean Diet
Field trip: Canoe the Dordogne river
Lunch: La Roque Gageac riverside restaurant.
Afternoon Class: The French Paradox for a healthy heart.
Farewell Dinner: Mediterranean outdoor dinner at home base
“We loved, loved, loved all the delicious food and drinks.” – Leslie
Day 7 – Farewell
Time to pack and exchange contact info with new friends
Transportation to airport
“I’d go back in a heartbeat!” – Meghan