Born in Bermuda, the first 22 years of Adrienne’s life were spent in the Caribbean, USA and the Far East before she settled for the most part in England. Adrienne’s early university studies were in psychology, and that combined with her interest in health stimulated an exploration of the mind-body connection. Personal experience of food and environmental sensitivities initiated an interest in kinesiology and subsequently led to further study of holistic therapies including herbal medicine and health coaching. A later degree in Land Management resulted in her undertaking work for a consultancy specialising in historic landscape conservation, restoration and management. Le retreat is a project stimulated by Adrienne’s love of nature and the French countryside and her longstanding knowledge of holistic health practices and relaxation techniques.
Adriel is qualified in facial massage therapy, using it to relax and soothe tensions, aiding lymphatic flow and the removal of skin impurities. She also enjoys practicing yoga and is instrumental in organising these workshops. Please contact her if you are a practitioner interested in using the facilities to host a health or creative workshop. Following her Communications & Audio-Visual Productions degree, Adriel went on to work in fashion and the arts. After 12 years of living in London she was ready for a new challenge and some fresh clean French air - her interest and experience in interior design has been influential in creating a simple, balanced and stylish environment for our gites and communal areas. Adriel now works on the PR and marketing side of le retreat and looks after all bookings and enquiries.