Our  retreat at Forest Life in the Creuse, Nouvelle Aquitane (ex-Limousin) region of central France, offers an opportunity to become immersed in the peaceful tranquility of a river flowing through 6 acres of woodland.

We offer week-long Retreats which include yoga & massage sessions complete with spa.

Situated at an old, renovated water mill called the Moulin Bleu (Blue Mill) along a 300 meter stretch of the River Gourbillon, Forest Life itself encompasses 6 acres of the Forest de Clairavaux within the Regional Millevaches Nature Reserve with plenty of access to other areas within the Nature Reserve such as the famous Lac de Vassivierre and mountainous, volcanic peaks of the Chaîne des Puys and Puy de Sansy.

With it’s own woodland, meadows and riverside there is plenty of opportunity to learn about nature and wildlife, as well as relaxing in our rustic and rural setting.

At Forest Life you can rewild in the woods orby the river by getting closer to nature or relax using the yoga & massage therapy sessions lead by our qualified therapist and yoga teacher and use our excellent spa facility.

Accommodation is pleasantly rustic with a luxury bell tent option complete with electricity, and self-catering outdoor cooking facilities. There is an indoor toilet, shower facilities and a washing machine just a short walk from the accommodation area. For the more adventurous, you can wild-camp in the 6 acres of woods or perhaps camp by the river.

We will provide you with a bespoke tailor-made itinerary based on massage treatments and daily yoga sessions and use of the spa.  You can also mix-in additional guided meditation, woodland workouts or mix in sessions from our nature-based courses like archery or nature walks. It’s all very flexible. While you are relaxing in the spa, your partner may want to try one of our more adventurous nature-based courses that includes fire-making, shelter-building, tracking and other outdoor skills.

You even have the opportunity to mix and match sessions between the Retreat and Course or you can add-on additional activities at a small extra cost.

See our accommodation options and then contact us to talk through your requirements.