Light Up Magnifique

The Positive Habit Retreat

29th May – 2nd June 2023

Light Up Magnifique

The Positive Habit Retreat

29th May – 2nd June 2023

Light Up Magnifique

The Postive Habit Retreat

29th May – 2nd June 2023

Light Up Magnifique

The Positive Habit Retreat

29th May – 2nd June 2023

29 May - 2 June
Carcassonne, France
Z
All Inclusive
11 Guests Max

Exclusive Therapeutic Wellness Holiday

with Clinical Hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan in the South of France

The Retreat is now sold out but we are operating a wait list in case of cancellations. Please email retreat@thepositivehabit.com to add your name.

Nourish yourself in Occitania (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon).

Learn the art of self-love (l’amour de soi).

Exclusive & immersive – 4-nights, 5 days.

Maximum 10 guests.

Book with a friend and save significantly!

Excellent value – full board.

Fiona Brennan Ciaran Hyde Garden

Join Fiona and Ciaran on this bespoke, unique, therapeutic holiday designed to manifest your magnificence!

Rest, reflect and rejuvinate in the almost undiscovered gem of Occitania (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon Region) in the sunny South of France. 

The villas are located in an oasis of calm in the lush vinyards just outside Carcassonne.  Enjoy some of France’s best cuisine, a rich medieval history, amazing architecture just minutes from the peace and calm of the Domaine de Cantalauze, a real, working Vignoble (vinyard) where you can sample some of the lovely wines of the region.

The Domaine de Cantalauze  is only 15 minutes from Carcassonne airport and the flights are just over 2 hours from Dublin via Ryanair which makes this so ACCESSIBLE!

      R Group therapy sessions.
      R Hypnotherapy meditations.
      R Daily yoga & mindful movement.
      R Swimming in the two onsite pools.
      R Excursion: to the stunning, world famous La Cite – medieval castle and town in Carcassonne.
      R Mindful walk along the banks of the beautiful Canal de Midi.
      R Plenty of solo time to rest and reflect each afternoon.
      R *Sample the local wines made on the Domaine – we are staying in a vineyard after all!

      Surround yourself with a landscape that is fertile, abundant and magnificent – like you!

      R As with all of Fiona’s work, the retreat is practical, psychological and spiritual (non-religious).
      R Take the time to commit to daily self-care practices that will help improve the quality of your life and lengthen it too.
      R Manifest your magnificence and see clearly what is unique about you and how you can bring light to the world.
      R Discover why you need to show youself compassion and create a love in action plan.
      R Connect to your higher self with peace and presence.
      R Learn to acknowledge your golden shadow and to love your dark shadow.

      What's Included?

      In short, EVERYTHING except your flights to Carcassonne:

       

      R Transfers by private minibus/taxi to and from Carcassonne airport to the villas

      R 4 nights accomodation 2 luxury villas

      R All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks 

      R Therapy sessions each morning with acclaimed Clinical Hypnotherapist, Fiona Brennan

      R Yoga & mindful movement every day

      R Excursion: to the stunning, world famous La Cite – medieval castle and town in Carcassonne

      R Sleep time/wind down hypnotherapy each evening with Fiona Brennan

      R Plenty of rest & reflect time to relax by the pool or in the garden etc

      Our French Story

      In May 2008, Ciaran and I along with six-month-old baby Luca flew to Carcassonne for a much-needed holiday. We had never been to the Occitania (Languedoc Roussillon Region) before but had a vague and distant dream of owning a home in the French countryside one day.  I’ll be honest, I had done a lot of Googling and the Aude Département kept coming up as the most affordable. What I couldn’t understand though was, how it was so magnificent and magical and also such good value.  A true hidden gem.  We got off the plane, buggy in tow, the way young parents do, frazzled but happy. We waited hours for the car hire but we seemed to be very mindful even then as the joy of the new adventure was all we cared about.  We had booked a windmill to stay in for a month to give us the time to explore the Region.  At the time I wasn’t working outside of the home and Ciaran had taken parental leave from his job.  Everyone we met thought we were either school teachers or millionaires!

      The first sight of La Cité (the castle in Carcassonne) took our breath away but it was the moment we got into the hills just outside the city that we really fell in love with the area.  I can still feel the joy as I experienced the rugged nature that was paradoxically so tranquil. We loved the windmill which is in a village in the Corbières region. We were puzzled as to was why it was so windy (a windmill) and the stairs were lethal for carrying a small baby.  As we fell in love with being a family we also fell in love with the Region.  After some exploring but within three weeks of arriving we found a small village home that needed complete renovation and with some financial juggling we bought it. We spent ten years of holiday bliss in our little French oasis. Ciaran did the majority of the renovation which was a joy for him…and me! Luca grew from a baby into a child there and counts those days as the happiest of his childhood. Four years ago we sold the house for various reasons, which was heartbreaking at the time.  We don’t regret it but a part of us is always alive in this magnificent place and now we want to bring you there to fall in love with your own magnificence.

      Do you find it hard to make or even better take time for yourself? 

      Have you been to therapy or considering it but are concerned it will be too hard and take too long? 

      Do you feel that the responsibilities of life can become too much? 

      Many of Fiona’s clients express similar concerns when they are struggling to stay positive in a world that is full of uncertainty.

      When you are in the same routine day in and day out with the same people and the same challenges it is very hard to get a different perspective. 

      In order to shift your mindset you need to change your circumstances. To step into the light and away from the noise. To step out of the familiar and into the beauty of the unknown. 

      The range of guests that attended our inaugural Light Up 2022 retreat were people just like you. Many of them expressed excitement and nerves about embarking on such an adventure. Many felt guilty for prioritising themselves, taking time away from family and spending money on their own well-being. Some of our guests had families to look after with children and also parents getting older, some had their own businesses and/or demanding careers that left them with no free time.  Some of them had all of the above. Either way, each person came with courage and a determination to embrace the opportunity to really let go of what no longer serves them and to embrace a lighter, brighter, way of being in the world. We are so proud of the group and they continue to support one another. We have also organised a private follow on retreat in January 2023 entitled, ‘Keep the Light’ and will do the same for you if the Group wants it.

      More about the Retreat

      Light Up Magnifique is more than  a few days of pampering or a retreat from life –  it’s a life-changing experience that provides you with life-long tools, a supportive community, self-knowledge and above all self-belief.

      The group therapy sessions are a highlight of the experience. You will be guided under Fiona’s supervision to explore what it is specifically that has been holding you back so far and then provided with the practical steps to help you start to move forward. 

      The yoga, meditation sessions will help you to release and to rejuvenate your energy. The downtime each afternoon is for you to connect to yourself, to reflect and to rest. The excursion and evening dinners are all about fun and connection. 

      Like anything you have ever achieved in your life, your energy and work is required to make it happen. Positive mental health is a lifetime commitment and needs your devotion and attention. Fiona practises all that she preaches and will share with you her private insights into how to manage anxiety and fears when they arise. 

      From a practical perspective you are in the very best hands with the  Retreat Manager, Ciaran, Fiona’s partner  in love, life and business. 

      Ciaran’s attention to detail is second to none and he is always there with a bright smile to help you. 

      Please find below an sample of the structure and schedule below. Note the exact times and topics may be subject to small changes.

      Book with Confidence!

      N.B. If for any reason the Retreat is cancelled by the organisers then a full refund including the booking deposit will be made as soon as is practicable.

      Ryanair flies direct to Carcassonne and flights are available now.

      BONUS: If you book a place on Light Up Magnifique you will get a FREE pass to our one-day retreat including lunch on Sunday, March 26th in Wicklow. If you can’t come personally you can gift it to a friend. More details to follow. 

      Retreat
      Relax
      Rebalance
      Rejuvinate
      Discover

      The Luxury Villas

      Nestled into the lush vinyards just outside the historcial city of Carcassonne and next to the Canal de Midi  is the Domaine Cantaleuze. Two luxury villas will be your home for the Retreat.

      There are two private pools, a garden area with an outdoor lounge, big terraces and BBQ.

      Inside each villa there is a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area on the ground floor.

      More on the Villas

      There are 4 double bedrooms and 4 twin rooms.

      Take a virtual tour of the Domaine:

      The Old Dovecote – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=L14kuUt6giD

      Maison Rouge – https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ZfrpE4VyYPB

      DISCOVER

      Location & Nearby Attractions

      Food & Drink

      Delicious Gourmet Food

      Daily Seasonal Breakfast

      A fresh and healthy range of fruits, cereals, yoghurt and bread is provided buffet style every morning.

      Coffee, Tea, Water, & Assorted Beverages

      Coffee, a range of teas, water (still or sparking), fruit juices are provided and available for self-service.

      Lunch

      A healthy and nutritious buffet lunch is provided every day consisting of salads, local specialities and fresh breads.

      Dinner

      Delicious meat, fish and vegetarian options are provided each evening cooked on the premises by our chef, Anna.

      INFORMATION

      Programme/Timetable

      The retreat is structured in such a way that there will be a balance of group therapy/mediation/reflection sessions with free time to relax by one of the pools or to visit Carcassonne. There will also an excursion to the UNESCO heritage castle of Carcassonne and its Cite. 

      Information

      What’s included?

      EVERYTHING – except the cost of your *flights & alcholic drinks (see full list in drop-down below).

      You literally don’t have to put your hand in your pocket for the entire week!

      Flights are available to book now on Ryanair

      Cost of retreat including:

      • 4 nights luxury accommodation
      • Full board nutritious Mediterranean food prepared by our private chef.
      • Exclusive group therapy sessions with Fiona
      • Daily yoga and meditation classes
      • Exciting excursion to La Cite (Carcassonne Castle)

      €1,995 (private room)

       

      €1,495 (pp shared room)

       

      €2,500 (2 people, share with a friend €1,250 per person)

       

      There are 7 bathrooms and 9 bedrooms so most of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms.

      Pay a €500 deposit now and nothing until February. Then pay in 3 affordable instalments of:

      €500 by 1st February 2023
      €500 by 1st March 2023
      €495 by 1st April 2023

      (payment plan prices based on private ensuite room, other prices pro-rata)

      We will work with you to make it as easy and affordable as possible.

      There are a very limited number of spaces on this exclusive therapeutic retreat. We keep the group small so that you get the attention you deserve.

      N.B. If for any reason, the Retreat is cancelled by the organisers then a full refund including the booking deposit will be made as soon as is practicable.

      Value for Money: 10/10

      “It was fantastic value for money, to have so much access to you Fiona and your expertise and brilliance not only in group therapy but all the individual chats and support you provided. There was such loving care at an individual as well as a group level. The facilities, catering, trips were all first class. I think for what the retreat provides you should charge more !!” 

      MM

      Overall: 5/5

      “Value for money 10/10. I felt I got super accommodation, food, travel & sightseeing plus all the sessions with Fiona, Dimitris & Heidrun. Money well spent.”

      GO'C

      What's Included?

       In short, EVERYTHING except your flights to Carcassonne:

       

      R Transfers by minibus/taxi to and from Carcassonne airport to the villas (15 minutes)

      R 4 nights accommodation in one of the luxury villas 

      R All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks 

      R Therapy sessions each morning with acclaimed Clinical Hypnotherapist, Fiona Brennan

      R Guided meditation sessions every day

      R Yoga & mindful movement every day

      R Excursion to the UNESCO World Hertitage site of La Cite in Carcassonne

      R Sleep time/wind down hypnotherapy each evening with Fiona Brennan

      R Plenty of rest & reflect time each afternoon  to relax by the pool or in the garden etc

      The Retreat is for those who:

       

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      are commited to working on themselves therapeutically;

      R

      are not suffering from serious depression as defined by a medical practitioner;

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      have an average level of physical fitness to enable them to participate in all activities (walking, gentle yoga, comfortable in water).

      Testimonials

      What Clients Say

      Light Up 2022

      GO'C

      Overall: 5/5

      “Value for money 10/10. I felt I got super accommodation, food, travel & sightseeing plus all the sessions with Fiona, Dimitris & Heidrun.  Money well spent.”

      MM

      Overall 5/5

      An absolutely beautiful healing and life changing experience, excellently planned and delivered, all needs were met in a safe space to facilitate healing of deep emotional wounds. Fiona and Ciaran so walk the walk and are amazing role models for living in joy and in the present.

      DN

      Overall: 5/5

      Wow, the retreat exceeded my expectations in every way. On a practical level, it is not often that you can say that the photos in the Ad are exactly what the place are like. I just couldn’t have imagined that there was a place as beautiful as this. It was so amazing. And as for lighting us up……. 5 doesn’t even begin to be high enough of a score.

      AS

      Overall: 5/5

      Very well organised beforehand and throughout.  I thought the Zoom calls beforehand were a great idea to break the ice so that it was not too daunting when we all met up in person.  Fiona and Ciaran were both approachable and made sure everyone was happy which made the experience very relaxed and carefree.” 

      MH

      Overall: 5/5

      ”The Retreat was amazing, well beyond my expectations. It was so well organised and the facilities were fabulous. The content and experiences included in the Retreat were first rate and beyond.”

      GD

      Overall: 5/5

      “A very special voyage to self discovery, which truly exceeded any expectations. Life lessons & beautiful connections to cherish, Wellness & Therapy, time for oneself. A fine balance of group participation & engagement to alone time & rest, connecting with the natural elements, feeling safe & supported to embrace the tears & laughter. So grateful for the privilege.”

      Information

      Amenities

      WiFi

      Fast WiFi is available in some rooms.

      Pools

      Two large outdoor pools and ample loungers and parasols for relaxing by the pools.

      Bedroom Comforts

      Super comfy beds to let you sleep deeply and peacefully at the end of your day. Towels, shower gel, soaps and shampoo are all provided.

      Terms & Conditions

      The Terms and Conditions contains a waiver and cancellation policy which you will be required to sign before you book. It is highly recommended that you take out travel insurance which will cover any eventualities.

      Code of Conduct

      We would respectfully suggest that participants turn in for the night no later than 11pm as the following day’s schedule starts at 8am.  Attendees should participate as fully as possible in all scheduled activities. Participants should behave at all times in a respectful manner to other guests and staff.

      Have a Question?

      Contact the Retreat Manager

      Join us at Light Up Magnifique

      Register now to secure your place!

      Register now to reserve your place on this exclusive retreat. Please note the booking deposit of €500 secures your place and is non-refundable except in exceptional circumstances. Payment of the remaining amount can either be made in one go or in 3 instalments. By paying your booking deposit you are stating you have read and will abide by the cancellation policy contained in the Terms and Conditions.

      29 May - 2 June
      Carcassonne, France
      Z
      All Inclusive