Retreats are about experiences!

RETREAT PLANNING AND ORGANISATION IN THE SOUTH WEST OF FRANCE

Packages and special launch offer (available until 31st July 2024)

A service dedicated to professionals in the well-being and personal development industry.

“YAM with Laetitia” offers you a tailor-made service to help you organize your retreats in the South West of France, Gironde (33) and Landes (40) areas.

OUR SERVICE

I help you organize any kind of well-being or personal development retreat, workshops or experiences (sports, yoga, ayurveda, music, arts, surf, shamanic, business growth, ...; for men, women, couples...) in my region. I will help you find the right place and chef, support you in planning extra activities or organising workshops with complementary professionals in order to offer the best possible experience for your participants.

Thanks to our Retreat Organization service, you will no longer need to worry about the details of your retreat such as food, additional activities, participants' transfers, allergies or dietary requirements, equipment, goodies, photographer, accommodation, other workshops ...every tiny details are taken care of based on your budget, your objectives, your vision and the type of experiences you would like for your participants.

Organization is my strong point. I know how much planning is necessary to set up a successful retreat or event and how difficult it can be especially if you are not based in France (and even more difficult when you don't speak French)!

Calling on “YAM With Laetitia” to organize your retreat allows you to free up time to concentrate on what is important to you, such as the content of the workshops you will give, the relationship with your participants and the sign-ups for your event.

I will be your point of contact to manage all aspects related to logistics, operations and communication with all the local providers before your event. I will help you set up a schedule of activities that will offer your participants unforgettable moments but also moments of rest for a good balance.

This custom service allows to pick the option(s) which suits you best.

This is a non-exhaustive list of the services I can offer you (pick them based on your needs!):

  • Accommodation in exceptional places (vineyards, beaches, forests) with different styles (old estates, modern villas, luxury tents, atypical accommodation, lodges) to adapt to your budget and the atmosphere you would like to create for your participants

  • Chef and Catering Services with options that best suit your participants (organic, local, veg or non-veg, gluten-free, with or without alcohol) when not provided by the chosen accommodation

  • Airport transfers from Bordeaux' airport for retreats in Gironde and North of Landes, Biarritz' airport for South of Landes, train or tram transfers from Bordeaux

  • Additional activities (cultural visits, massages, yoga, music, arts, workshops, wine tasting, surfing, canoe, paddle ...)

  • Decoration and equipment (mats, bolsters, cushions, covers, easel, flowers...) to match with your branding and retreat's theme

  • Goodies to create an even better experience for your participants (adapted to your budget and vision)

  • Photographer/Videographer for beautiful memories of your event

  • Visuals to help you with your communication

  • Retreat planning with details for each day

*if you need something not mentioned in this list we will discuss it during our introductory call and I will let you know if it's doable.

Do you want to organize a retreat in Gironde or Landes and would like to know more about how I can support you?

Send me a message to set up a call where we can discuss your needs and the experience you want to create.

WHY WORKING WITH ME?

  • I understand your needs and speak your language. I am a professional from the well-being industry and I participated in and co-hosted retreats and workshops

  • I am a native French speaker and fluent in English. The communication will be easy between us and with the local providers

  • I understand different cultures. I was an au-pair in the US and lived in Asia for 8 years. I am passionate about travelling. I was in an international corporate role before entering the well-being space

  • I am locally based and I am from the region. I meet with local providers and professionals, visit accommodations, try out experiences before presenting them to my clients. I can source everything you need if it exists locally.

  • I have a network of local providers which allows you to get special and exclusive prices. You have a better control on your budget

  • I offer a transparent commission structure easily absorbed by the discounts you will get through my partners

  • I am good at planning and finding what my clients need. I used to be an International Recruiter for more than 12 years. Understanding and matching expectations (from my clients and the talents), paying attention to budgets and timelines, building trusted relationships locally and internationally, planning every steps of the process, anticipating risks, project managing, communicating, negotiating and finding golden nuggets are the skills I am transferring into this retreat organization service

  • I enjoy what I do and will always go the extra mile to ensure the bests experiences for my clients and their participants!

Photos by Laetitia Kunz

WHY HOSTING A RETREAT IN THE SOUTH WEST OF FRANCE?

The southwest region of France, particularly the Gironde and Landes areas, is a captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. If you've never been there, here's a glimpse into what makes these regions so special.

Gironde

Located along the Atlantic coast, Gironde is famous for its world-renowned wine regions, historic towns, and stunning landscapes.

  • Bordeaux: The capital city, Bordeaux, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's known for its elegant architecture, vibrant cultural scene, and, of course, its exceptional wines.

  • Wine Country: Gironde is home to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world, including those in the Medoc, Saint-Emilion, and Pomerol. Wine tasting tours and vineyard visits are often part of the experience. Beautiful accommodations can be found near vineyards.

  • Arcachon Bay: This beautiful bay is famous for the Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand dune in Europe, offering breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean and the pine forests. The bay is also known for its oyster farming, which you can sample fresh from the source.

  • Beaches and Coastline: The Atlantic coast offers miles of sandy beaches perfect for surfing, swimming, and relaxing. The seaside towns of Arcachon and Cap Ferret are popular spots with their picturesque villas and vibrant atmospheres.

Landes

Just south of Gironde, the Landes area is characterized by its extensive pine forests, long sandy beaches, and laid-back charm.

  • Beaches and Surfing: Landes boasts some of the best surfing spots in Europe. These beaches are famous for their excellent waves and relaxed beach culture.

  • Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park: This vast park is a haven for nature lovers, with endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, and bird-watching in its pine forests and wetlands.

  • Thermal Spas: Towns like Dax and Saint-Paul-lès-Dax are known for their therapeutic thermal spas, attracting visitors looking for relaxation and wellness treatments.

  • Festivals and Culture: Landes is rich in cultural traditions, with numerous festivals celebrating everything from local music and dance to regional cuisine.

Both Gironde and Landes offer a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, whether you're sipping fine wines, exploring historic towns, lounging on pristine beaches, or immersing yourself in the lush natural landscapes. The region's warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage make it a destination that leaves a lasting impression.

Do you want to organize a retreat in Gironde or Landes and would like to know more about how I can support you?

Send me a message to set up a call where we can discuss your needs and the experience you want to create.

+33 608670837

Contact me

contact@yamwithlaetitia.com