Red Savannah to Launch Wellness Getaways Zen Retreats

Robin Harford

Red Savannah is launching Zen Retreats, a brand of health retreats in the Mediterranean at the Red Savannah villas, this May.

Zen Retreats will be fully hosted and run by a team of health experts, including nutritional therapists, personal trainers, ultra-runners, and yoga and Pilates instructors. The format is meant to be lax – the classes are meant to be fun and the schedule is very lenient: guests can take a dip in the pool, walk or ride into town, or enjoy a massage as they feel.

One such retreat is the Body Revival – Gut Health and Foraging at La Colline Fleurie in Provence, France (May 8-13). The purpose of the retreat is to boost immunity through diet; guests will be led by nutritionists, and will learn how the gut works and how to create healthy dishes. The retreat includes:

  • Experienced nutritional therapist and medical herbalist Sarah Huges will give daily talks on gut health, the microbiome, and boosting immunity through diet, culminating in a conscious eating workshop. Guests will make gut-friendly dishes like nutrient-packed sauerkraut, beetroot hummus, and a gazpacho.
  • Foraging with ethno-botanist and wild chef Robin Harford. Guests spend the morning gathering natural ingredients, and then learn how to turn them into a delicious lunch.

In addition to these nutritional and plant-based courses, guests will be taken on daily walks in the surrounding countryside and complete each day with a gentle Pilates session to stretch and tone the muscles.

Red Savannah has properties in Europe, Asia, and Africa.