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Lafrançaise | June 5-9 2024

Women’s Wellness & Re-Energising Retreat


Time to focus on you. 

Cocooned within the calm and peaceful surroundings of L’Ostalas in Lafrançaise, you will unwind, breathe, reflect, re-focus and leave empowered, ready to take on anything.


We combine nurturing the mind, body and soul, with awakening your inner fire to help you break down any barriers that are holding you back from developing and telling your story.

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Through self-reflection and workshops with experts, you will hone in on your narrative, celebrating how it influences you and where it could lead.


Together, we’ll start a new and exciting chapter.


For a holistic reset, we lay the foundation with daily meditation, nutrition and yoga practice. 


The wellbeing focus is complemented by workshops that

unlock your barriers and set goals for the future.


You will have the opportunity to take part in self-reflection with Simone, communications with Victoria and the Mastermind masterclass with Raj.


This is the last workshop on our retreats, and there’s a reason that it’s the big finale - prepare for inspiration and empowerment. 


You can also take advantage of private 1-2-1 coaching using the MSA and hypnosis (deep relaxation) sessions, as well as feedback and takeaways.

Throughout the day, there will be time to down tools and relax; swim in the private pool, walk in nature and curl up in one of the many peaceful places to read a book or journal.


Our meals will be 100% homemade, organic and balanced creations using local and seasonal ingredients. Tried and tested, you won’t be disappointed!

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your location

L’Ostalas harmoniously aligns with our values; wellbeing is at the heart while being reminded to take the time to refocus and live fully in the present moment.


An eco-hotel tucked away in the countryside in Lafrançaise, France where we will be at one with nature.  

Located within six hectares of land and surrounded by a forest, orchards and wildlife, there are beautifully renovated outdoor spaces that marry the (ancient) old with the new, a swimming pool to relax by and dive into, alongside stunning bedrooms.

Designed with a focus on the holistic and natural medicine Ayurveda (which literally translates to knowledge of life derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and Veda (science or knowledge), it will come as no surprise that the 12 luxurious bedrooms at L’Ostalas ooze peace and tranquillity to ensure that your relaxation continues through the night.


All en-suite and blending French elegance with a calming, natural palette as a homage to nature, three themes are available, all linked to this ancient Indian tradition.

5-Day Reset


Masterclasses & coaching

Curated community

        car transportation

Nutritious Meals



Our core team will take time to uncover your story, write your script and unlock opportunities to share and own that story.



Our communications lead guides you on how to effectively share your story and design your narrative to attract PR and media. 



We will tap into our own personal mission and vision and convert this story into actionable next steps to make your story a reality.

masterclasses & workshops

​A Mayfly Maven Retreat provides a safe space for transformative and personal experiences curated through exploration, education and wellbeing.

Through blending wellness and expert-led workshops, you will be inspired to reignite your passions, grow, fulfill and thrive.

You will break down any personal barriers, lift and shift your mindset and build a framework for your personal success.

Here's a look at the workshops taking place in June.

Your agenda


16:00 - Check in & Welcome

17:30 - Sophrology

18:30 - Group Dinner

19:30 - Group connection activity + Set intentions for the coming days


07:30 - Guided Meditation
08:00 - Stretching

09:00 - Breakfast

09.30 - Break

10:00 - Workshop - Drowning (Wo)man & Backwards Law
12:30 - Lunch
13:30 - YOU time
16:30 - Discussions and Reflections

17:30 - Cardiac Coherence
18:30 - Break

19.00 - Dinner

20:00 - Evening check-in & discussions


07:30 - Guided Meditation
08:30 - Sun Salutations

09:00 - Breakfast

09.30 - Break

10:00 - Workshop - Brand Storytelling: Master your narrative
12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - YOU time
16:30 - Discussions and Reflections

17:30 - Facial & Eye Yoga
18:30 - Break

19.00 - Dinner

20:00 - Evening check-in & discussions


07:30 - Guided Meditation
08:30 - Five Tibetan Rites

09:00 - Breakfast

09.30 - Break

10:00 - Workshop - Mastermind Session: Part 1
12:30 - Lunch
13:30 - Workshop - Mastermind Session: Part 2
15:00 - YOU time

17:30 - Yin Yoga

18:30 - Break

19.00 - Celebratory dinner

20:00 - Evening check-in & discussions


07:30 - Guided Meditation

08:00 - Do-in

09:00 - Break

09.30 - Check in, next steps and follow up

10:00 - Breakfast
12:00 - Departure any time


Limited to 8 curated participants

Deposit £425

Full price £1,925

Apply now and we will book a "get to know you" call so can maximize your experience, as well as send you support material and exercises so you can begin to prepare and get excited for your retreat!

*Flights not included and booked independently

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Our retreats are for people in good mental and physical health. We do not offer therapeutic or medical treatment. 

Even though the majority of our participants have very meaningful experiences with long-lasting results, there is no guaranteed outcome from participating in a retreat.

Due to the intimate nature of discussions and for the privacy of participants, a non-disclosure agreement ("NDA") will be required prior to arrival, along with a Retreat Disclaimer. Please note that medical insurance and cancellation insurance for the period of the retreat is the responsibility of our participants.


  1. Return transfer to L'Ostalas by private car hire.  

  2. Five days / four nights in a luxurious eco-lodge featured in ELLE France Magazine a private en-suite room.

  3. Reflection sessions focused on celebrating your story.

  4. Four meditation sessions, every morning you'll reinvigorate your mindset and energy for the day ahead.

  5. Wellbeing sessions, twice per day including sophrology, yoga, The Five Tibetan Rites, stretching and more.

  6. A vegetarian menu, healthy and nutritional meals throughout your stay. 

  7. Relaxation nestled among nature, alongside a stunning terrace and private pool. 

  8. Tea, coffee, snacks and water throughout the day as you need it.

  9. Mastermind session inspiring a transformative experience with our founder, tech entrepreneur and business coach, Raj.

  10. Self-reflection session with psychotherapist-trained facilitator Simone.

  11. Communications session with brand and marketing consultant Victoria.

  12. 1-2-1 coaching using the MSA, energy and motivation tool with certified coach Raj.

  13. 1-2-1 self-reflection or deep relaxation with facilitator Simone.

  14. Gifts such as a customised retreat journal and soaps.

  15. Photos of the activities and all your experiences to use at your leisure. 

  16. Professional invoice for expenses and tax purposes.

And, of course, you will also experience -

  1. Personalised retreat facilitation by the Mayfly mavens looking after your needs.

  2. 'Me’ time. You have the opportunity to relax, read, walk or swim or schedule 1-2-1 coaching.

  3. Inspiring and transformative experiences. Through self-reflection workshops.

  4. Memories. Connections with the other participants you will take with you moving forward. 

  5. Community. We stay connected with you through Slack, WhatsApp, catch-ups and messages.

Raj Hayer
Raj Hayer
Mastermind & Meditation

"Define your passion, understand your purpose and unlock your possibilities."

Mastermind Group: Differing perspectives, collective mind


The Mastermind session is an extremely powerful space that provides a platform to create a synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement.


This is an opportunity for you to share your individual and professional goals or challenges and leverage the participants in the group.

Your story needs vital feedback and the next steps to continue momentum and manifest externally.


This process is enhanced by our fellow retreat members who will raise the bar, challenge you to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support you with total honesty, respect, and compassion.


It's empowering, inspirational and gives you momentum to turn your ideas or dreams into a reality.

Simone Smith
Simone Smith
Communications & Personal Reflection
(BA Hons, Dip Cous, Dip Hyp, MNCS)

“Sometimes it’s not about learning something new, it’s about discovering who you are.”

Power of Storytelling: Rewriting your script


Uncover the story of your life through what you love.


Starting with the story of your name, during this session you will explore what it means to you before diving into the story you tell yourself about who you are.


By understanding your script, you can then begin to rewrite it and own your own story. After all, we are the authors of our own life.


Learn the concept of the Drowning Man syndrome and each person’s level of tolerance to survive.


It addresses questions like: What limits you? What drives you to do the things you do? Why do you behave the way you behave?


And allows us to look at ways that we can shift that thought process into productivity.

Victoria Gibson
Journalist, & Marketing Consultant

"Storytelling is at the heart of any brand communications that represent you or your business."

Brand Storytelling: Mastering your narrative


Sharing your story can help to create emotional narratives and value-driven content to foster connections between your brand and your customers.


During this session, you will hone in on the importance of authentic stories and how sharing your story well is at the heart of any communications representing you or your company.

Identifying your narrative can drive new opportunities to engage with your audience, increase brand awareness and share content in an informative yet fun and captivating way.


We’ll look at best practices and apply behind-the-scenes techniques that journalists use to seek out the surprising and unexpected elements of a story to own your narrative, followed by how to piece your story together.


Maximised feeling of escape

✓ A safe space to unleash the inner child

Mental stimulation and expansion

Photo shoot memories a la Vanity Fair

✓ Unique experiences possible in our location

Cards to explore intuition and energy

Dinner out with the locals

Having Fun
The Team
The Founders

Loved the location and people. Perfect opportunity to reflect and consider the next steps, both professionally and in my private life.

- Tankred Hase, Lead Application Engineer @ Lightning Labs -


The retreat in Ibiza was so

deeply nourishing. What I have taken back home with me is a new found enthusiasm for what I want to move forward in my life and work.

So a super big thank you ladies and I look forward to more.

- Sjoukje, Threads of healing -


Mayfly Maven was a truly

soul searching experience.

I came away energised and

excited to start implementing

some of the things I had learnt.

Thank you Mayfly Maven.

- Sarb Ghelani -



Five Tibetan Rites




Sun Salutations


Stretching & Pilates


Yin Yoga



Alongside daily meditation sessions, there are a number of beneficial wellbeing sessions led by qualified and experienced teachers included throughout your stay.

Below, you can meet your teachers and see what sessions

they will be leading.

Wellbeing sessions

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