Return To Breath ... Body
& Becoming Your Exquisite Self
A Retreat For Busy Bodies & Minds
If you’re feeling tired, uninspired and under-whelmed by your own life and feel it's time to show up more fully for yourself, then join me at this holistic healing haven, where you can revive your body in nature's best and treat yourself to an elegant journey of self-care, mindful movements and discovering the true You.”
You awaken on a party of puffed-up pillows, your rested body caressed by crisp white linen, feels no urge to go anywhere but stay right there in bed.
Uplifted by your bedroom surroundings, you recall the melody and lyrics of a familiar song: "I feel good! ... And I knew that I would!" Moments later, treading lightly around the lavishly decorated room, feeling like royalty, you're awestruck at the charm of your home for the next few days.
With an energizing stretch, you revel in relaxation, taking your time as you prepare to join the others for a rejuvenating morning practice of gratitude and graceful movement.
Already feeling fabulous and excited for the day ahead, your mind echoes internally: "Why have I waited so long to make time for me?" Feeling a sense of excitement, you leave your alluring room to connect with the others. In the next moment, greeted with warm smiles and words of welcome, you know you are exactly where you need to be right now...
At home, in the heart. And with that in mind, your journey toward optimal health and well-being begins!
Later that afternoon, you seize the moment to venture off and explore the majestic estate. Slowly immersing yourself into the flora and fauna that surrounds, you gaze at the charming alley of roses rubbing shoulders with the 100 year old trees.
You can hardly believe you managed to escape the urban jungle of Paris.. But you did... And now here you are... strolling along the river banks of the Loire, feeling like grateful.
A Haven of Peace That Invites You To Relax & Unwind
On the evening of your arrival at the Chateau de L'Epinay, our first delightful deep dive into self care and tapping into your well of wisdom is the experience of a body mind and soul Detox Soiree.
Whilst sipping on KK's tailor-made tea, you will master the Art of Self Massage. Immersed in soothing solfeggio sounds, steam vapours and hedonistic scents designed to heighten your sense of awareness, will replenish your body, as the mind slows down and your spirit embraces the calm ritual of Knowing Thy Self.
Does This sound like you?
You desire the time to recharge in nature and nurture yourself.
You crave for experiences that are heart opening, transforming and above of all… LIFE-changing.
You feel called to connect with other like-minded supporting women who feel the same as you.
You're driven to move your body so you can move your life and become more empowered.
You're determined to alter your routine and do something that's going to have a profound effect on your personal goals or indeed your life purpose.
You desire to find a safe and empathic space to connect with yourself and learn to love who you are.
You feel called to find your inner breath and truly accept yourself wholeheartedly, warts and all.
You hunger to discover adventurous ways to live an authentic life that's filled with boundless possibilities.
You yearn to stop doing 'stuff' so you can draw the attention inward and celebrate your authentic self.
You want to GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND INTO YOUR BODY... So you can evoke your TRUE SELF and be the best version for yourself and loved ones!
If you answered YES to five of these or more, then this exquisite escape for the self was made especially with YOU! And that’s exactly why you’re going to LOVE Return to Breath Body and Being Your Exquisite Self.
By The End Of This Journey
You'll have learned how to take care great of yourself at any given moment using your very own healing hands, with less personal judgement and more self acceptance.
You will begin to master, through breath-work exercises and The holistic Body Workout how to truly MOVE your body, so you can also start to MOVE your LIFE with more awareness!
The 4 Steps of Habit Formation will help you become a proper Jedi master at letting go of limiting beliefs and patterns that no longer serve you. Applying it to any part of your life, such as nutrition, exercise or... well just about anything... And in good time you will be building daily health habits you can be proud of.
The 1-1 bodywork therapy that you’ll experience is a transformational healing session to help you reconnect deeper with your breath and body. You're in safe hands with KK... as she guides you to release accumulated stress , muscular pain and anything else that may be wearing you down emotionally and physically. Watch it fall away, leaving you feeling lighter and ready to embrace your exquisite authentic self.
During this breathtakingly beautiful escape for the Self, you will experience a memorable journey toward rediscovering Who you are... How you want to feel and How you wish to treat and see yourself. You will have more understanding of your personality, strengths, weaknesses and beliefs and you will know what makes you tick.
New self-awareness insights will make it easier for you to take control of your life. With a fresh set of eyes and techniques to take home, you will be able to better balance your work, rest and pleasure life more exquisitely.
BUT precious 'me-time' so you can prioritize what matters most to you, is the first step you must take...
So come on lady ... Lets go for it!
Join me on an escape from the hustle and bustle of city living to re-calibrate and rejuvenate, so you can begin to feel more enlivened and enlightened with you truly are and what it is that matters most to you. The Chateau L’Epinay in Angers, is a remarkable holistic residence dedicated to one's healing, feeling and revealing in nature, their authentic self.
"Located in France and dating back to the 15th century, the charm of this castle - nestled between the Loire Valley and surrounding vineyards - sets the stage for the restoration of your mind body and soul."
"During this time I will guide and inspire you to listen to the subtle sounds of your inner needs...
So you can relax, replenish and discover with delight your exquisite self."
This prestigious and warm family run residence combines wellness and luxury, whilst remaining respectful of the nature surrounds.
And with the traditional belief that ‘a child dwells in all of us’ I truly believe that the aesthetic beauty and bourgeois charm of Chateau De L’Epinay - that boasts a 17 hectare park - will provide the space for you to connect empathically with yourself, with a sense of child-like ‘awe and wonder, discovering gently who you truly are.
So I recommend a solo walk, skip, jog or row through this majestic countryside and forest, so you can exercise your buoyant breath fully and freely. And just let your self go.. connect in nature and relish in being YOU!
Sleeping In A Castle
A chateau slumber has its own unique charm that you will most certainly enjoy. The rooms and suites, each with its own personality is spacious and elegantly designed for your queenly leisure. Equipped with en-suite and decorated with natural tones, your bathroom will compose of either a walk-in shower or Italian bathtub. With views of the park, detailed tapestries and quality bedding, exposed beams and fireplaces, you’re sure to find feel like royalty in your room or suite.
"Majestic rooms and suites nestled in a countryside residence await your presence, so that you can step into exquisite rite of passage as the queen you deserve to be."
As your day starts well, you will delight over the petit dejeuner – which is French for buffet breakfast, a variety of sweet and salty mouthwatering choices is available for you to enjoy.
Choosing from a selection of freshly squeezed juices, organic cereals, a choice of different cheeses, homemade breads, seed, wholemeal or traditional baguettes. Homemade jams and honey from our bees.. Pancakes and pastries...vegan cakes.. the breakfast buffet is plentiful.
Rest assured the restaurants lunch and dinner menu is gratifying, with the in-house chef committed to putting nature and ecology into the heart of his culinary delights.
The Residence produces their own vegetables while respecting the earth, animals and plants, favouring old seeds for more richness and diversity to their menu.
This Franco- Italian restaurant, L’Orangerie with its unique setting, offers authentic and tasty dishes and treats... To start you could choose the Peppered Foie Gras, composed of a little season salad, spiced bread and bio fig jam... Or the Burrata dish of baby spinach and rocket, sprinkled with cashew nuts, pickled and cherry tomatoes in balsamic sauce.
As a main, you’ll absolutely love the tagliatelle with truffle cream and mushrooms or for meat lovers why not try the (local provenance: Saint germain des Pres) rump steak served with a creamy gorgozola sauce and their homemade fries. To finish, the chef’s traditional tiramisu or the caramelized mille-feuille of warm chocolate, nuts and seasoned fruit will make your mouth water.
Imagine your mind in neutral time... Body and soul in poetic harmony
This is the journey when you choose to Escape with KK...
Truly an experience for the Self.
DAY 1 FRIDAY
You arrive at Chateau de L’Epinay on the afternoon and settle into your private room. After some light refreshment we dive into our first session, A Detox Soiree - a self-massage, letting go & purification ritual in the spa area. This is a hands-on workshop that will ground you into the moment, as you set intentions and begin the journey of release and renewal for the self.
To follow, we enjoy a delicious and hearty group dinner, subsequently gathering for our first ceremony to set the tone for the rest of our weekend together. At the end of the evening you will retire to your opulent room for a good nights slumber, dreaming of unveiling the new potentials in you that are ready to unfold.
Day 2 SATURDAY
We begin the day with The Holistic Body, a Workout that integrates Tai Chi moves and Yoga inspired sequences - that will lengthen and strengthen you from the inside out! Giving rise to a sense of calm and focus so you can dive more deeply into your heart space through the course of the day, discovering who you are.
After breakfast we begin our first morning session of “ The 4 Steps to Habit Formation”- A workshop, where you will learn the first course of action to overcoming obstacles that prevent you from forming healthy patterns, so that you can implement it to any part of your life.
After lunch we continue with our workshop and dive into step 2 of the Habit Formation workshop, journey deeper into the self. There will be effort made to let go of old patterns by looking at the motivation that moves you towards the habit, so you can begin to change your internal state and invite a new habit for yourself.
The latter half of the afternoon is preserved for those with private sessions with KK. Otherwise this time is perfect for you to spend some time with yourself, maybe another hammam to supplement your pampering of ritual of self, a swim in the natual swimming pool... or perhaps simply catching up on some journaling, whilst soaking up the energy offered by nature’s beauty.
Dinner is served at 7pm and we end our evening with a group gathering ceremony to celebrate an exquisite day.
Day 3 SUNDAY
Upon awakening, the theme for the day is routine, we practice The Holistic Body Workout, which allows you to solidify what you have learned, promoting consistency and commitment to yourself. Through this familiar flow of your breath and body you get to ‘milk the moves’ and feel more firmly connected to self, rooting in new beliefs of self-love and self worth. After your breakfast we continue with Routine theme and dive into part 3 of our habit formation workshop. You will be guided on how to set intentions and offered further steps to take in the following weeks, making sure that what you have learned on this retreat can continue to take effect into your daily life.
An divine Sunday lunch with all the trimmings follows and during our final afternoon together we will explore the final step of our workshop: Reward. You will have plenty of time in the late after noon to reflect, relax and do your own thing, whilst KK completes the private sessions with the remaining guests in the group. Dinner is served in the evening followed by our group sharing circle and recap of the weekend.
Day 4 MONDAY
We bring to an end our exquisite weekend of re-set with a final Holistic Body Workout session to prepare you for your journey home. Taking all that you started to practice, with an understanding that this is just the beginning of your journey.
You will leave knowing that you are fully supported with the opportunity to connect with KK through 1-1 coaching calls, whenever you need a boost. Option to continue with this journey of discovering who you truly is available as well as are in-person appointment in Paris, for post retreat holistic body workouts or bodywork therapy sessions.
AT A GLANCE but remaining flexible, the weekend will flow as follows:-
7.30 – 8.30 am: The Holistic Body workout
9.00 – 10.00am: Breakfast
10.30 – 12 pm: Morning session with break in the middle
12.15 – 1.30 pm: Lunch
1.45 – 3.30 pm: Afternoon group activity with break in the middle
3.45 – 6.45 pm: Time for private session with KK, rest, or journaling
7.00 – 8.30 pm: Dinner
8.30 – 9.30 pm: Group sharing circle
Top 8 Reasons For You Not Missing This Retreat
After spending a delightfully long weekend cultivating a more connected relationship, discovering your authentic self
1. Satisfy your deep yearning to pamper yourself exquisitely and recover your equilibrium.
2. Recalibrate your mind, body and spirit, allowing you to meet life's challenges more effectively during these busy and uncertain times.
3. Enjoy a tastefully decorated residence, connected to nature, combining relaxation, healthy food and positive energy for your enjoyment.
4. Learn a simple step-by –step process to help resolve problems or triggers you experience when eating or planning to do exercise etc, allowing you to form new habits.
5. Discove the skill of breathing more fully and deeply, helping to free you up from relationship drama with self and others, chronic health issues and addictive behaviour.
6. Learn how to let go of worries and fears for the future, so you can courageously move forward in the present and work on the things that matters most to you and your life..
7. Learn that eating for your well being doesn’t depend on some trendy diet, rather more about when and how you eat. And how the spaces in between can benefit your health and longeveity.
8 Become capable of using reflective tools and meditation techniques that will help you manage the constant flow of outside world interruptions. Helping you direct your inner awareness towards a positive and peaceful state of mind.
You will upgrade your level of health and vitality with the broad diversity of techniques you learn.
The healing breath-work and exercises you learn at this retreat are simple and easy to do and will help you transform your physical self with acceptance and loving kindness
This journey is for you:
If you’re ready to say YES to discovering your authentic self
If you’re ready to move Your body to Move your life
If you’re ready to reset your priorities, replenish and embrace your mind body and soul.
If you’re ready to breathe in new possibilities and breathe out old habits that don’t serve you anymore.
If you’re ready to stop ‘doing’ and ready to just simply be in the moment just for YOU!
If you’re ready to take a leap of faith and heal the self judgement so you can accept and thrive, warts and all!
This journey is NOT for you:
If you’re not open to idea of letting go and receiving alternative therapies and training to work through your 'stuff'
If you’re not ready to give yourself permission to do the inner work and overcome your own old beliefs.
If you don’t want to be surrounded by beauty and benevolence that will inspire you to take action, grow and take great care of YOU!
A Clarity Call – 1hr pre retreat session with KK (valued at 100 euros)
2 x 1 Activation Call – 1hr post retreat session (with KK valued @ 100euros)
6 weeks of unlimited email support to keep you on track (valued @ 600 euros)
Enchanting retreat accommodation in a beautiful countryside, ready for you to explore, close to the Loire Valley in Epinay, Angers.
A natural sustainable swimming pool without the use of chemical products to benefit your well-being.
Access to the leisure activities provided on site at the hotel including spa, gym, Jacuzzi and a variety of games.
3 awakening teas, 3 breakfasts, 2 morning teas, 2 lunches, 3 afternoon teas and 3 dinners – organic and locally produced (where possible) gluten free food plus an assortment of herbal beverages.
1 Detox Soiree: Includes The Art of Self-Massage and A Purifying Ritual.
3 Holistic Body Workouts to strengthen and lengthen you.
A simple 4 step guide workshop to successfully guide towards forming better habits
Group Activity workshops introducing us to Self Realisation
1-1 Body + Breath Spiritual Healing journey with KK (if pre-booked)
A beautiful digital journal for you to reflect in during the retreat
Return transport from Angers train station to Chateau de L’Epinay (if required)
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
*Transport back to Paris or any ongoing destination from the train station.
* Travel, personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
* Personal items include souvenir shopping,
* Extra spa services, personal phone calls, taxis, laundry, bell-boys and tips for your room maid service.
Hello I am KK and its really lovely to know that you reached this far on my invitation to join me for some exquisite time, to remember who you are and how important it is to make timle for the self.
For the past 20 years or so I have been in service to others around the world, transforming lives one body at a time. At times I have the honour to affiliate with some of the top resort destinations for wellness - such as The Aman Residents and Six Senses Spas and Resorts - offering a unique menu in mind/body fitness & divine spa bodyworks to their valued guests.
When covid struck, like many, my work/life/balance took a hit. At the time I just arrived in Paris (unchartered territories for this me) and seemingly got stuck in my own little rut of what to do. Due to the pandemic restrictions and inevitable changes I noticed I began to hide behind the decisions I made for myself and realised that the situation unfolding was creating doubt, uncertainty and fears in me. Not having any friends and language knowledge really emphasised my sense of being alone and unable to be sociable
Because of strict travel measures and defiance in me not to comply, I was unable to resume my life long work of defining myself as a "A global floating wellness goddess". And like many others, I found myself settling for the 'new normal' and an ordinary way of being. And for a time, I convinced myself that there was no way out. The result? My life took a turn, becoming for the first time... boring, uninspiring and full of mundane things to ponder. I felt constantly overwhelmed… And began to loathe what I was becoming. Especially since I knew a few years before, this was not who I was at all!
Then one night, whilst lying in bed I asked myself…
"KK who are you? And what do I want to be in this New Normal next chapter?" The answer was… ‘Not this shrinking violet that I am becoming... NO WAY!!!’
So then the next question was…
"OK... So how do I snap out of this "Shrinking Violet mode and get my exquisite mojo back to thriving and driving with passionate force, like the free flowing goddess in service that I once was?"
Deep down, I knew I had to step out of my 'comfort zone and set out on a new journey of levelling up. Resetting my mind, priorities, goals and rediscovery myself again.
With that process, it showed me how to open up to new possibilities and give myself permission to delve deep into remembering who I AM and what’s really important to me.
Thankfully the 'knowing' came back fast!
The message was.. "Come on girl! get promoting optimal health and wellbeing... Get back to sharing your unique skills and sharing your life experiences with others to inspire beautiful people who cross paths with me on this journey we call LIFE. Find beautiful locations... AND manifest that dream to host retreats that allows "busy minds and bodies" to stop in an exquisite setting, have a moment to just be and remember who they are.
By the way, I’m still on that journey but oh boy it feels soooo good to share it with you! I feel so excite to invite on an escape odyssey in my unchartered territory. France is a stunning country and as someone that’s lived a nomadic life for two decades, I feel its time to Escape with KK (that’s me;) again and together we can start a next level journey to Remembering our True Selves. So please, come join me and let’s Stop... Breathe… Move our body and manifest a truly happy and authentic life together!
Back in the day, when this caring vogue ex FENDI model realised she had a gift in her hands, she hung up her catwalk heels to become a healer. So that she could help others 'let go' of stress in their lives and achieve optimal health and wellbeing. In the past 25 years, she became a certified fitness professional, trained in a plethora of exercise methods. As well as an outstanding Asian spa artist and global wellness expert. KK is particularly renowned for her healing touch and exquisite exercises for self. Her philosophy is that we were all given the magic gift in our hands to touch and heal ourselves, which is something she encourages and teaches others to tap into. As a natural storyteller, during your time together, she will enchant you with her life testimonies, inspiring you to go manifest the life you dream of. She will share her secrets on how to defy the ageing process naturally and how take great care of mind body and spirit. It is her life mission to continue offering these Escapes in stunning destinations. So become the first to join her in luxury and style, as she humbly helps you transform how you see and treat yourself, so that you can to live joyfully the life you truly deserve.