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Hosted in Manchester, UK  & La Manga Mar Menor, Spain

Gut & Brain Retreats; nutrition, brain health, yoga and functional training retreats in La Manga, Spain and Manchester.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help people heal the underlying patterns (both physical and mentally) and become the best version of themselves, using their relationship with food as a healing opportunity to move towards self love and improved lifestyle choices.  


‘Your body is not your masterpiece, your life is’
Glenna Doyle Mumastry

2023 La Manga Retreat Dates:

May 12th - May 17th (Only one double room left!)
September 30th - October 5th

Accommodation & activities


The Retreats




We offer one-day mini-retreats in Manchester and 5-day restorative retreats in La Manga, Spain.  

La Manga:

Enjoy 5 nights in a 5 star beach villa with organic food and juices, daily yoga and nutrition sessions to bring long term change! With 24 hour support, group meditation, paddle boarding , functional KO8 suspension training, water fitness, cooking classes, nutrition workshops, relaxation, massage, injury rehab and amazing supplements for pulling toxins out of the liver, supporting our health, sleep and relaxation with 24/7 support from Posture and Injury Specialists, Oesteopaths, Yogi's and Naturopathic Nutritionalists.

These retreats really do cater for everything. Whether you need some real R&R, Meditation, body work and Aurvedic massage to get back into balance, or feel quite energetic and want to train, do water sports, get to the bottom of your long term injuries or thought patterns or your strengthen your naturopathic nutritional knowledge.

The beauty of these small retreats means each client can tailor their retreat to what would serve them best! Activities include daily yoga with assistant's present for posture correction, hands on adjustments and support to deepen all of our clients practise from total beginners, returning from injury, right up to the most advanced yogi's. Group meditation, paddle boarding, functional training using KO8 suspension trainers, water fitness and swimming lessons along with sunrise walks and cold water immersion, Nutrition and lifestyle talks, cooking workshops and meal planning. 

Retreats vary slightly from week to week, some include more brain health and psychological support where Charmain Berry will  work individually with IFS therapy (internal family systems) and group meditation and other weeks have a greater emphasis on functional training, yoga, Pilates and water sports. All our retreats have a strong emphasis on naturopathic nutrition and body work with Nicola Charnock and her very unique amazing team of therapists, all very specialised and experienced in their chosen field, to help heal our systems through food, breath and safe functional movement patterns.

Therapies include:

  • Bespoke oil massages to fit the needs of the individual.

  • Lymphatic drainage massage.

  • Aurvedic Yoga Massage (Lazy mans yoga)

  • Sacro Cranial Therapy

  • Oesteopathy

  • Treatment of injuries 

  • Kinesio Taping (included within the retreat price)

  • Infra Red Sauna (included within the retreat price)

NB. 2x 30 minute or 1x 60 minute treatment is included in the price


The villa is located in La Manga Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain.

Nearest airport: Murcia International



  • £1,600 per person (early bird discount), based on 2 people sharing a bedroom with ensuite (doubles and twins are available). £1500 if the deposit is paid within the next month.

  • £2,200 (early bird discount) for solo occupancy of double bedroom with ensuite. £2100 if the deposit is paid within the next month.


Our one-day retreats are held in our central Manchester studio space and include workshops in yoga, Pilates, breath, nutrition, mindful relaxation techniques, focusing on ways to sooth our nervous system and support the vagus nerve.

You will receive healthy take home recipes to share with your family and friends and exercises to strengthen you nervous system. All retreats include welcome organic juices, vegan protein snacks and an organic buffet. 

Land based activities

Water based activities