Why Choose Us?

With over 50 years' experience between your instructors in body work and healthy living, you have the wonderful opportunity to relax knowing you are in great hands. The surroundings are beautiful and are filled with a wonderful feeling of tranquility.

We run a very relaxed, fun, and down to earth retreat where you can come and simply be yourself.

All of our weeks are amazing value for money. Check out some of the previous guests' reviews...


" It is an honour to be one of your first guests and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! I cannot possibly thank you enough for the help you have given me. No-one has ever made me be more aware of my own body like you did and right now, I am closest to being pain-free in years!

Thank you for your yoga classes and delicious meals. I love everything you cook and if I were living closer to you, I would have you catering all my meals.

Best wishes


"Thank you Eric and Helen for your coaching and patience for an absolute beginner - me.... My very first experience of yoga, pilates and vegan cooking. All FAB. Love your field..... Thank you all for a wonderful week. Looking forward to more coaching and yummy vegan food.

Best wishes and good health.


"Thank you so much for your warm welcome and a lovely few days of fun contortions and delicious grub in the most stunning surroundings. i'm so chilled...... Looking forward to coming again.

Diolch yn fawr iawn!


"Thank you for your warm hospitality and excellent teaching in Pilates and Yoga. We took our bodies to places we probably never thought they'd go, Helen, and thank you both especially for the attention to our acute back problems - your sessions helped us understand how to help ourselves and understand we can do more than we think! Eric, I am thrilled to have done a handstand!

Eric, the food was delicious. The setting is idyllic and we both feel rested and rejuvenated with renewed focus to take back to our busy lives. I hope I can come back again!

Best wishes

Hannah and Ruth"

"Thank you for being so kind and welcoming after our long travel day. We really love it here, we wish we could stay longer. I might be back some day for a retreat!

Thank you again,


" It was such a pleasure to make a stop in your lovely old farm. I enjoyed the peaceful and ecological spirit and I will probably come back soon.....

Thank you for your kindness and your warm hospitality!


"Thanks for welcoming us (twice!). We enjoyed the peace and quiet of our nights here and you've done great work renovating this place. We hope to see you again one of these days.

All the best for the future,

Heliette, Arnaud, Alix & Laudry"

"Thank you both for this, in many ways, memorable weekend. It has been a great honour and privelage to be a part of your beautiful family. Heartwarming!

Again thank you very much and we hope to be back and we wish you lots of luck and strength in building this beautiful retreat.

Lots of love M&M"

"Ce fut un vrai plaisir d'arriver ici après mon périple en voiture! L'accueil fut agréable et chaleureux. L'endroit est très calme et reposant j'aurai aimé rester plus longtemps! Et j'adore le style de votre petit appartement, c'est trop cocooning et charmant...

Je reviendrai ici poser bagages avec plaisir... qui sait, peut-être à mon voyage retour!

Thank you very much


"Un grand merci à Helen et Éric pour cet accueil, votre disponibilité et votre gentillesse. Nous avons apprécié de partager votre repas du soir qui nous a permis de faire plus amples connaissances. La chambre, la cuisine, la salle de bains sont parfaites. Toute votre maison respire le calme et la sérénité. Au plaisir de vous revoir peut-être un jour pour un cours de pilâtes.

Aurore & Jean-Marc"


After long careers as dancers,  choreographers, and dance teachers, we decided to turn our hands towards helping anyone interested in improving their health and fitness.

First in Copenhagen then Cardiff, we opened and ran successful Pilates/Yoga studios.

Wishing to take the journey a step further, we moved to France and began building The Field Retreat.

Although still young in its' development, The Field has had a very successful and enjoyable beginning.

We also run open classes for anyone local or on their way through the Creuse.


Our ultimate goal is to be a haven for anyone needing some time away. Be it to relax, to work, to submerge themselves in thought, to get strong, sort out injuries or create some art. The Field has a wonderful energy that clears the mind and inspires new ideas.

We also aim to be as ecologically friendly as possible in all our endeavours. And at some point soon, self sufficient. Every change we make is with a view to how it affects our surroundings.


We are located out in the countryside, so as with any warmer country, there are insects and small wild animals. There are many beautiful birds, and deer to see each day, so if you like to take photos or sketch don't forget your gear!

The nearest airport is Limoges, where Ryanair and Flybe both have twice weekly flights.

The nearest large train station is Châteauroux.

There is also a local station called Lavaufranche, Which is only 12 mins away.