• PrOVIDENCE PROVENCE

    A Retreat to Ignite Your Courageous Creativity

  • Escape to France.

    Providence [prov-i-duh ns] a manifestation of divine care or direction.

     

    Provence [pruh-vahns] a beautiful province in the south of France.

     

    Providence Provence :: A yoga, cooking, creativity catalyzing, divine care retreat hosted in La Pitchoune:  a house that spurned a creative food revolution in 1970's Provence.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Visionary humans...

    Nestled together creating in the cozy cottage, La Pitchoune. A summer home built by Julia and Paul Child, on the land of Simone Beck.

     

    Each morning you'll be whisked from a gorgeous hotel, and ferried to La Pitchoune. You'll be greeted by a nourishing breakfast being cooked in one of the most beautiful kitchen's in the world. After you'll move to the gardens to practice yoga in our divinely appointed Lotus Belle tent. Then, you'll have the opportunity to unleash your courageous cook, and flip omlettes to your wildest hearts contentment, without worry of needing to pick up the failed attempts. Then we'll explore the reaches of your creative process with paints and a seemingly infinite canvas, we'll close the evening with meditation and a simple supper on the veranda. Not to mention rosé by the pool, the excursions to local markets, and explorations of some of the most beautiful countryside in the world.

  • Retreat Basics

    Everything you need to know

    When

    April 16th 2017

    Noon arrival

     

    through

     

    April 21st 2017

    Noon Departure

    Where

    La Pitchoune

     

    Near Grasse, France.

    Fly into Nice Airport

     

    Take an Uber/Taxi/or hire us to pick you up for $100 each way.

    Who

    10 visionary, soul-led, creative humans

     

    People who want to relax and recharge

    What

    Yoga, Cooking in the famous kitchen, Delicious food, Kinesiology, EFT, one-on-one coaching, yoga, painting, and so much more.

  • What will you do for Five glorious days?

     

    We've created a container to expand your creative soul.  A safe space to play, flip omlettes with abandon, and bask in the sunshine of Provence. 

    Soul & Body Centered Movement

    yoga, kinesiology, improv, and play

    You will move your body with yoga, kinesiology, and improvisational movement. There will be play!

     

    Movement practices are a combination of yoga asana, meditation, and breathwork, with an emphasis on both inner and outer forms of self-knowledge and expression. While you will feel the practices in your body, there's no power yoga here, folks!

    Soulful Relaxation

    Pool.  Wine.  Beaches. 

    Quiet time for reflection. Space to expand into joy. Journaling time. Connections with gorgeous soul-ful women. And oh my goodness the rosé. So much rosé.

     

    (Red and white too...We've got you covered)

    Creativity Catalyzing

    A seemingly infinite canvas for your creative spirit

    You'll paint. You'll laugh. You'll play. You'll explore.

    We have every single color possibly imaginable of Sennelier acrylics. We have watercolors. And so much more. You'll learn to play with color, to explore your creative voice, and much more.

    One-on-One Coaching

    (Pay in Full Bonus)

    Time just for you with both Kate & Makenna

    Two sessions.

    1/2 hour each.

     

    One with Makenna to hone your vision and intentions.

     

    And one with Kate to connect to your body & inner wisdom.

    Deep Nourishment

    Meals prepared fresh for your well-being

    All meals will be delightfully fresh, and in season. Cooked in a cozy kitchen. You'll cook too! Just a bit. Wildly creative meals fueled by courage in the kitchen.

     

    Inspired by country french living, and with a keen eye towards healthful, delicious, and fresh.

  • Your body lovin' & fear bustin' leaders

     Kate Marolt and Makenna Johnston

    Kate Marolt

    Creator of Unbound Living. Founder of Sacred Body Playground

    A fierce advocate for squeezing the juice out of life, Kate deeply believes that if your body isn't on board with where you're going, you can only get so far before you stall out.

     

    She works with visionaries, academics, and high level creatives to ground their ideas into their bodies and to heal any trauma, blocks, and pain so that there is no limit on how far they can go.

     

    With several degrees in the arts, along with over 1000 hours of studying human bodies, energy systems, and movement practices, Kate brings a unique blend of art and science to the table as she connects you to the sacred power within your body and yourself.

     

    She will be leading the movement and body nourishment portion of the retreat, and can't wait for you to experience the power in having your body be your partner  in this crazy world called life.

    Makenna Johnston

    Unicorn Wrangler. La Peetch Steward. Play catalyst.

    If Tibetan theories of emptiness made love to actionable business and life strategies and raised their love child on a steady diet of craft beer, lake worship, and mountain living you'd have Makenna.

    A powerhouse of no bull shit positivity, firestartin', and goal bustin' Makenna works with visionary leaders of all stripes to manage life, career, and business transitions. EVERYTHING is a series of linked transitions.

     

    Educated in the academy of Smith College and NYU, she holds a masters in business development. She balances that heady intellectualism with trainings in EFT, Yoga, Integral Theory, and Universal Health Principles. She's a sage, explorer, a craft beer lovin' fool, and a sometimes ski instructor.

    She'll be your visionary guide on the retreat.

    Evie Johnston

    Your Chef. Chief of Joy. Natural Movement Warrior.

    Educated in the fine ways of cooking at the International Culinary Center, Yvonne broke into the culinary scene in the bay area externing at a one-star Michelin restaurant. She's the chef at La Pitchoune, and will be leading cooking classes and responsible for cooking nearly all your meals.

    Prior to being a chef, Evie spent 12 years as a member of the US Air Force . An Air Force academy graduate, and Reservist she splits her time cooking, making handmade books, and playing in trees.

  • Investment

    Your Investment into yourself and your creativity includes:

    • All movement sessions, workshops, and offsite excursions
    • Five nights shared accommodation at Hotel La Bastide De Valbonne or on Bramafam.  First come, first served.
    • All meals are included starting with dinner on Sunday night and ending with breakfast on Friday We will take into account as many dietary requests as possible.
    • Plus a few other surprises and magical bits as we go along! :)

     

     

    Please choose your investment option by clicking the links below.

     

    EARLY BIRD PRICING of $2500, price increases on November 1st, 2016.

  • Want to chat?

    Have some questions that we left unanswered or need an extended payment plan?

     

    We want to make this experience possible and for you to feel really fantastic about your choice to come, so if you have any hesitance, concerns, or anything at all please reach out and we can figure out a way to make this work!

     

    Don't be shy. Reach out to us!

     

    Kate or Makenna will get back to you shortly.

  • We can't wait to play, explore, AND CREATE WITH YOU IN FRANCE.

     

    Come join us.