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SEPTEMBER 11-15, 2019

Mercuès, France

Le Relais de Anges






We are heading to the South of France for a 4-night stay in a quaint medieval European village, daily yoga and guided meditations, connecting with like minds, fresh and organic meals from the our own garden, and enjoying a scenic boat ride through Mercuès. 


this trip is for women who...

  • Are not living the life they envisioned 

  • Feel stuck 

  • Trapped in an unhealthy relationship with food

  • Need a "pivot". 

So many of us know what works well for us, but feel overwhelmed, anxious, and don't do it.  Perfectionism gets in the way, and goals and visions go unrealized.

Immerse yourself in self care, support, nourishing organic foods, and restorative activities.  These five transformative days with Sarah and Arleen will leave you feeling recharged and you will have the tools for overcoming perfectionism, “all or nothing” thought traps, critical self talk, and learn how to stop sinking your own ship :)

Where Will We Be


you will leave this retreat with:


  • Clarity on how food and proper nutrition affects our bodies.

  • The ability to eat intuitively, and improve your relationship with food.

  • Uncover narratives that no longer serve you.

  • An action plan to create a life worth living.

what your retreat includes:

  • Luxury accommodations in a newly restored Mid Pyrenees country villa

  • All meals (gluten free) prepared with organic ingredients grown right on the property and enjoyed on the outdoor terrace

  • Daily yoga with Swami Maa Jyotishanand

  • Guided meditation

  • Private nutrition and health consultation with Sarah + 1 follow-up accountability phone call one month after retreat

  • Private life strategy consultation with Arleen + 1 follow-up accountability phone call one month after retreat

  • FREE goodie bag

  • Swimming pool & jacuzzi (if you haven’t experienced September weather in the South of France, it is NOT to be missed)

  • Evening boat ride with dinner on the river

  • On-site gardens

  • KIND humans and outstanding scenery :)

  • Wifi (optional - sometimes email and Netflix is a part of self care)​

​(Not included: airfare, travel expenses to and from retreat house (we will help you find a good option), flight changes, baggage fees, travel insurance (strongly recommended)

Chateau de Mercuès


We will be in the heart of the village of Mercuès located at the foot of a 13th Century castle and surrounded by vineyards.


What to Expect:

Come as you are and pack an open mind and a good attitude.  That's all you'll need.  

Here is an example of an average day. Please keep in mind that everything is optional. If you'd prefer to sleep in  or if you'd only like to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, you are more than welcome to so.

7:00 - 8:00         Wake up / Walk through the gardens

8:00 - 8:30        Organic coffee + tea / Set intentions for our day

8:30 - 9:30        Guided yoga session with Swami Maa Jyotishanand  /  Pool time  

9:30 - 10:30        Breakfast 

10:30 - 12:30       Visioning workshop with Arleen

12:30 - 1:30         Lunch 

1:30 - 2:30          Intuitive eating workshop with Sarah

2:30 - 3:30         Free time (yes, FREE time to just do you) / Pool time

5:30 - 7:00         Scenic boat ride through Mercuès with organic dinner on-board

7:00 - 8:00         Guided evening meditation and restorative body work

who we are/

Sarah Philipp

This is Sarah's fourth year providing international retreats and one of her favorite things to do (obviously).

Her approach as a health coach is to help people find a happy place of eating the foods they enjoy, feel satisfied, and be forever liberated from diets and deprivation and

She helps her clients find flexibility with food, and freedom from denial and discipline.  Retreats are the perfect space in which to learn and practice these ideas and tools.  


So many people are stuck in a cycle of feeling lousy, but not knowing how to feel better or where to begin.  There are few better ways of beginning the journey to living your best life, than immersing yourself in abundant resources, a supportive environment and plenty of sunshine.

Occupation: Certified Nutrition Coach and Owner of Abundelicious

Specialties: Digestive Health and Emotional Eating

Loves: Summer, Gardening, Mezcal, Stevie Wonder and Papaya


Who We Are
Daily Schedule

Arleen Milian

I am a Life Vision Strategist who integrates the trans-formative power of forgiveness and visioning to help my clients connect the dots to create live a life worth living. 


I provide guidance and support to people who are stuck and need a pivot, or have hit a bottom in life and want a change. I do this through a series of exercises and tools that I applied to my personal life which have proven miraculous results for me and individuals I have worked with. We take a look at where you are (clarity) and define what a life worth living would look like. Then we create a plan to get you moving in that direction.


I'm not a coach. I prefer a "vision doula" because of the role I've played in the birthing of hopes and dreams. I'm still blown away by that fact!!

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This is a small group, so book now to get the room you want.  Pricing is per person, but we offer special rates for those sharing a bed.

Early bird pricing in red (lasts until January 15, 2019).

*PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE*  more info on payment plans HERE



  • One queen bed with a private bathroom.

  • Garden & pool views

  • Hair dryer, desk, towels, and desk.





  • Two single beds with a private bathroom.

  • Garden & pool view.

  • Hair dryer and towels.





  • Two single beds with a private bathroom.





  • This is the queen bed room of the Achaiah Suite.  

  • Shared bathroom with the other room in the suite

  • Garden & pool view.

  • Hair dryer, desk, relaxation area, and towels.





  • Two single beds + one single bed in an adjoining room.  Private bathroom.

  • Possibility of adding third bed.

  • Garden & pool view.

  • View of the Chateau de Mercuès.

  • Hair dryer and towels.





  • This is the shared room of the Achaiah Suite with two single beds.

  • The bathroom is shared with the other room in the suite.

  • Garden & pool view.

  • Hair dryer, desk, relaxation area, and towels.



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  • This is a private cabin with a queen bed and private bathroom.

  • Private jacuzzi access.

  • Private garden.

  • Hair dryer and towels.




frequently asked questions

other questions?

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Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The deposit is non-refundable. The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to the retreat date. Cancellations prior to 8 weeks will receive a refund of monies paid, less the $250 deposit. Cancellations within 8 weeks of retreat date will receive a refund of monies paid, less the $250 deposit only if we can fill your space. If your space cannot be filled, no refund will be given.  We may change or cancel any service without reimbursement for reasons beyond our control, such as: strikes, weather conditions, war or local conflicts, public demonstrations, natural disasters or acts of terrorism, schedule changes, or acts of God/nature.  

We strongly encourage you purchase travel insurance for this trip.  HERE is some more info on why and what is covered

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