Group holidays dedicated to well-being, holidays and care

Publié le : 07 juin 2023

Well-being theme breaks are all the rage. Combining the practice of a discipline that does good (for body and mind) with a trip is an excellent way to get away, recuperate and get back into shape.

Yoga, sophrology, reiki, hypnotherapy, reflexology, aromatherapy... Alternative medicine teaches you to live differently, to return to a healthy lifestyle, to listen to your body and to relieve the stress of everyday life. Participants recharge their batteries, regain their vitality and come back calm, relaxed and rejuvenated. Practitioners and trainers are looking for suitable places to organise training courses or group holidays around their theme. They need spaces dedicated to their well-being discipline and places that promote serenity.

Here are a few tips to help you plan your group getaway: destinations, accommodation, inspiration...

Which well-being discipline can I combine with a group holiday?

Absolutely anything is possible as part of a group trip! It can be alternative medicine or a well-being discipline:

  • Sophrology
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Qi Gong
  • Shiatsu
  • Art therapy
  • Equi-therapy
  • Meditation
  • Personal development
  • Naturopathy
  • Phytotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Chinese medicine
  • Pilates
  • And many more

Wellness professionals, both trainers and practitioners, can plan stays for their training sessions or practice sessions. These may be clubs, associations or independent groups.

Where to go for a group wellness holiday?

The possibilities are vast: by the sea, in the countryside, near the ocean, in the mountains... When it comes to indulging in a wellness discipline or alternative medicine, the setting is fundamental. Some practices require close contact with nature and/or animals, such as equi-therapy.

Whatever the region, calm and serenity prevail. All these categories of care need an environment of tranquillity and zenitude to encourage a return to oneself and well-being.

Why organise themed group holidays focusing on well-being or alternative medicine?

Planning to spend a week or a few days elsewhere helps to reinforce the benefits of the discipline. In fact, it's completely different from a session organised close to home. Firstly, participants don't interrupt their learning or practice by returning to their daily lives in the evening. Secondly, for several days they share an activity that delights them, with plenty of time to explore it. Discovering a region is obviously one of the advantages of this type of holiday.

For the trainer or practitioner, it's the assurance of optimised time and attention from practitioners.

Staying in another region allows you to disconnect completely from your daily life. You're more available to fully invest in the wellness discipline or alternative medicine, as well as enjoying the group and forging links.

Group holidays also represent a major economic advantage. It is easier to negotiate rates for a large number of people. Trainers and practitioners can then offer attractively priced holidays based around their theme.

Which establishment to choose for alternative medicine or wellness breaks?

Group holidays require appropriate facilities:

  • Spaces available and large enough to organise workshops, conferences, events, practice sessions or training courses;
  • Relaxation facilities (park, swimming pool, spa, tennis court, etc.);
  • Enough rooms to accommodate all the participants;
  • An on-site restaurant to make your stay easier and avoid unnecessary travel;
  • Outdoor areas for practising outdoors, weather permitting.

Other attractive highlights to round off your getaway:

  • Activities in the region to combine 2 disciplines (yoga and hiking, canoeing and meditation, Tai chi and cycling, dietetics and local organic produce, etc.).
  • Interesting visits and discoveries: historic sites, museums, spectacular viewpoints, mythical roads, typical villages, etc.
  • Events: music festivals, art exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences, etc.
  • Local gastronomy, flora and fauna, regional crafts.

The checklist for organising your wellness or alternative medicine breaks

  • Choose a destination (sea, mountains, countryside, ocean, etc.)
  • Defining the period and duration
  • Organising your schedule between practice and free time
  • List the activities, events and sites to visit for moments of relaxation and discovery
  • Prepare a budget (overall and per person)
  • Taking into account specific situations to find the right formula for everyone
  • Request quotes from various service providers (transport, hotel, restaurants, guide, etc.) and choose the most appropriate package.

Charmhotel, a group of hotels that welcomes groups for wellness breaks

Charmhotel establishments are ideal for accommodating trainers/practitioners and their participants, offering tailor-made full-board or half-board packages. On request, the hoteliers can provide entrance tickets for the visits chosen, balanced and tasty meals, a tour guide, a lively evening...

Our hotel-restaurateurs will give you information and advice before you arrive and during your stay: local crafts, places to visit, itineraries, must-taste local dishes... You'll enjoy a warm welcome and relaxing surroundings.

Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, Vendée, Brittany, Auvergne...

Discover all our destinations to recharge your batteries.

Embark as a group on a journey of total immersion in fabulous surroundings. Disconnect, take care of yourself, regain your vitality and enjoy the peace and quiet. Well-being can't wait, so bon voyage!


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