ReikiCannes Wellbeing Retreats on the French Riviera

The Mind Body and Soul Coach Kathy and French restaurateur Robert believe that good health and good food go hand in hand...  When two professionals met, each with 30 years of experience in the holistic fitness and restaurant catering industries, it was a match that eventually made this heavenly dream come true.  At a Mind Body And Soul Wellbeing Retreat, you can relax, have a life detox, rejuvenate and explore the beautiful French Riviera.  The ReikiCannes experience is a mixture of French home comforts with a touch of luxury and a tailored programme of life-changing, often mind-boggling wellbeing sessions to suit you, "chez Robert and Kathy".   

ReikiCannes MindBodyAndSoul Wellbeing Retreats

Relax and rejuvenate mind, body and soul at our beautiful ancient stone "mas" (farmhouse) built before 1736; swim in the saltwater pool (heated in cooler months); sip nutritious fruit juices (made by us) enjoy the view from the Jacuzzi; play boules, table tennis, dine under the stars; take our speedboat ride or ferry and swim in a secluded bay or by the islands in Cannes; smell the flowers on a guided tour of perfume houses in Grasse, the perfume capital of the world; get grounded on a guided tour of the St.Cezaire caves; explore the French Riviera - Cannes, Mougins, Antibes, Nice, St Juan les Pins are all close by for shopping, beaches and fantastic food... or simply read and relax at our Mas...    Teas, coffee and fresh fruit/vegetable juices are all part of the package.  Just enjoy your time Chez Robert and Kathy!  

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....During the summer of 2018 I sadly lost my mother which was very emotional and very sudden.  It was at this point I was drawn to calling Kathy, booking and on a flight to France.  The whole weekend was very cathartic.  I was able to relax, face some of  my emotions and was able to feel at peace.  The hospitality, food, service and the retreat were all amazing.  Both Kathy and Robert treated me like a family member.  We laughed, I cried and totally relaxed.  So much so, that I have booked the house to celebrate my 50th birthday with four very close girlfriends.

An ideal place to share and make memories.  I shall always spend the weekend in September to remember my deal loving mother as I know she'll be looking  down on us.  Kathy and Robert are true gems.  This hideaway should be added to everyone's "bucket list".  Thank you both for giving back some love.  Justine."   2018

Your Wellbeing with The Mind Body and Soul Coach

choose your own combination of :

  • Reiki energy, chakra balance, aura cleanse, meridian flow treatments for your highest good - mind body soul and spirit
  • NLP neurolinguistic programming for issues, big and small; stop bad habits, get over what's bothering you
  • Psych-K(r) to flip negative attitudes and beliefs about yourself into positive ones, and empower goals
  • Life Coaching to explore, clarify and plan your hopes and dreams realistically
  • Personal Fitness (read more below) exercise tailored to your ability and needs; dietary and wellbeing guidance to suit your taste and lifestyle
  • Aromatherapy oils and their benefits can be used during our sessions
  • EFT (emotional freedom technique/tapping) to lessen uncomfortable feelings, and learn how to use it yourself back home
  • grounding techniques, balance your chakras, unblock meridian flow 
  • mindfulness
  • personally worded Meditations.

Follow-up visits in London or by phone can be arranged to keep up your progress momentum.

Wellbeing Retreats on the French Riviera: at Grasse St.Jacques, 2-4 nights bed & breakfast and personalised wellbeing treatments in the idyllic Cote d'Azur.

This is an example of a 3-night stay, but you can of course stay for just 2 nights and enjoy a uniquely holistic holiday, relaxing and fun for you and your friends.  Ask about dates not mentioned here: Contact Kathy.  Choose Life Coaching, habit change techniques with NLP and Psych-K, Personal Fitness sessions, Life Coaching, Reiki energy treatments... it's your Me Time!.

DAY 1, for example 

Arrive at our Mas (farmhouse); free parking on site.  We can also pick you up from Grasse Train station or Grasse Bus station, free.   Nice airport pickup is 60 Euros (for 1 to 3 people), about 30 minutes' drive.  

Relax, you're on holiday!  Or swim, play boules (petanques), table-tennis outdoors, plan a life detox.  3-course Welcome Dinner at the Mas around 7pm with poolside Zumba if it's warm! 

DAY 2, 

Breakfast 8am-10am. 

9am:  30 minutes refresing Good Morning exercise / pool zumba / stretch / mindful meditation. 

From 10am-1pm: your own private, confidential 1-to-1 session (see Other Therapies page, or below) .

DAY 3,  

Breakfast 8am-10am. 

9am. 30 minutes Good Morning light exercise, stretch and mindful meditation.. 

Morning: your own confidential 1-to-1 session / treatment (see Other Therapies page, or below). 

Mineral water, healthy juices and teas provided.

Departure day

Breakfast 8am-10am. 

Local bus or Jeep ride (10 Euros, 3 people max.) to Grasse train or bus station if required.  Air-conditioned bus from Grasse to Nice for less than 2 Euros!!  Enjoy a picturesque ride through many villages all the way to Nice airport. 1.5 hours or less.   

Or book a Jeep ride to Nice airport (max. 3 people) 60 Euros, about 35-40 minutes.

Bon Voyage et a bientot!

Afternoon Adventures

Drive to the many hilltop villages of Mougins, Speracedes or Gourdon (famous for glass); explore the Riviera coastline; or see the caves at St Cezaire.

Speed-boat to Cannes islands or Riviera coastline.  Approx. 5 hours.  400 Euros per day (max. 6 guests).  Early evening return to port village La Napoule to explore and find somewhere to eat dinner at the many local restaurants.  Jeep ride back to the Mas (max.3 people) at around 10.30pm.

Drive to the many hilltop villages, Riviera coastline, or see the Caves at St Cezaire.

Grasse Perfumeries.  Grasse is the perfume capital of the world.  A short bus ride to Grasse town centre, Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard offer free perfumery tours.  See Rubens paintings at the church; visit the Grasse Perfume Museum (entry fee) at this famous ancient hillside town.

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2 to 4 nights, Friday 9th November to Tuesday 13th November 2018;  contact me for other dates.


see "Learn Reiki" page; you can attend this Course with or without accommodation (options on Learn Reiki page)

PRICES for 2 to 4 nights Wellbeing Retreat  -  see secure payment with Paypal, below.

To Learn Reiki with or without accommodation - see Learn Reiki page

Please contact us for this or any other dates.  

Personal Fitness and dietary guidance

If you want to incorporate fitness into your visit, I specialise in the over-40s although my London clients range from 16 years to 70's.  Exercise is for everyone at any age.  Whether you're a gym bunny, yoga or Pilates regular, elite sportsperson or scared of gyms and a health industry that looks to primarily cater for 20-somethings - I offer you an opportunity to zone in on what you want and need.

That's why a session with Kathy Yvanovich could combat any fears, give you the inner confidence and motivation you need and before you know it, you'll feel so much better.  You might want tailored sessions for a special occasion, or are recovering from an injury, or learn safe exercises for a painful back whilst pregnant, or simply keep up with your exercise regime. It's all about what you need for your mind, body and soul wellbeing.

We have a good exercise bike, Swiss ball, TRX system, as well as the saltwater pool and bodyweight exercises on the grass or decking.  If you believe in being fit in healthy and natural ways, you'll also benefit from dietary and healthy lifestyle advice and adaptations, grounding and stress management for a better future.  

My holistic teaching style includes flexibility, stretch, balance, exercise to music, Zumba, step, rebounder, yoga and Pilates exercises, kick-boxing, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), circuits, Swiss ball, chi ball, bands and weights and some sport-specific training, visualisation, stress-relieving mindfulness, meditation and grounding techniques.   

Emerge feeling fitter, flexible, strong, balanced, connected and whole.   

NEXT  Reiki level 1 and level 2 (Practitioner) Courses 

book with or without accommodation 

Level 1:  Friday 9th November 2018 2pm-6pm and Saturday 10th November 12-6pm.  Details and book on Learn Reiki page.  

Level 2 (Practitioner) :  Saturday 10th November 3pm-6pm and Sunday 11th November 10am-4pm.  Details and book on Learn Reiki page.

Combine comfortable luxury with gentle learning and become attuned to Reiki without the rush of the usual short one-day course, with this Course spread over 2 or more idyllic days.  A ReikiCannes retreat will allow plenty of time for you to get used to the new higher energy vibrations of your Reiki initiations, so you'll enjoy a uniquely exciting holistic holiday for just yourself, or with family and friends, without having to rush off.   

DAY 1,  for example

Arrive at our Mas (farmhouse); parking on site.  We can pick you up from Grasse Train station or Grasse Bus station (10 Euros, 3 people max); or meet you at Nice airport (60 Euros, 3 people max.). 

Relax, swim, play boules, table-tennis, zumba...  In the evening: group Reiki Meditation.  Welcome Dinner at the Mas, prepared by French restaurateur Robert Benyayer.  Robert was owner/manager of 3 French restaurants and a patisserie in London for many years

DAY 2,  Reiki Course begins

Breakfast.  30 minutes optional Good Morning stretch and mindful meditation.  Reiki Course day 1 includes the sacred Placement (initiation/attunement). 

DAY 3, 

Breakfast.  30 minutes optional Good Morning group stretch exercise and mindful meditation.  Reiki Course continues; receive your Reiki Certificate.  

Nutritious Lunch.

DAY 4,

Breakfast.  30 minutes optional Good Morning exercise and mindful Reiki meditation.  

Departure day

Breakfast.   30 minutes Good Morning light exercise, stretch and mindful Reiki meditation.  

Transport to Grasse train or bus station (10 Euros, 3 people max.).  Enjoy a slower, picturesque journey from Grasse to Nice - air-conditioned Bus 500 takes you through many villages all the way to Nice airport (allow up to 1.5 hours). Under 2 Euros!!

Or we can drive you to Nice airport by Jeep (60 Euros, 3 people max.), about 35 minutes.

Bon Voyage!  Merci beaucoup!  A Bientot!

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