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Join Gena and a small group of diverse, intergenerational, and dynamic guests on a journey of personal metamorphosis, self-discovery, and self-empowerment in idyllic Hyères, located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. 


Small Group Workshops

Daily workshops will focus on the journey inward to embrace our true selves and shed that which no longer serves us, including journaling, breathwork, guided visualizations, creative exercises, and group reflections. Think of a warm embrace, sunshine on your cheek, floating in the ocean, or running free in a lavender field as the vision for how we will feel through these experiences. You will leave the retreat restored, aligned with your wildest dreams, more confident and purposeful, and emanating joie de vivre. The workshops will provide you with tools to continue to deepen your relationship to self and to others beyond the retreat. Our group of 8-10 guests will be open-hearted, kind, adventurous, and dynamic, looking to spark joy and fully immerse ourselves in all that this retreat has to offer.


Playing in Provence

The rest of the time will be spent relaxing at the villas and having fun exploring the charming seaside town of Hyères through activities such as a cooking workshop; touring renowned vineyards to taste the region's famous Rosé wines; visiting Provençal markets to discover local specialties; taking the ferry to spend the day on Poquerolles, one of the Golden Isles; touring the medieval streets of the historic center of Hyères; and experiencing a sunset picnic dinner at the beach with wild flamingos and kite surfers.

Gena facilitated a fantastic retreat in a beautiful location hosted by a warm and welcoming French family. Her attention to detail prior to the event, during and after in her follow up with supplemental readings, activities and exercises was well thought out and creatively curated. Overall a great escape from the day to day with the right combination of structured retreat coaching and activities likes hikes to secluded beaches, optional bike riding and site seeing. The property was beautiful and serene with incredible homemade healthy food, daily cheese selections and delicious rose wine!
-Liz M., LA
May 2023
This retreat was life changing for me. It truly tested all of my boundaries, fears and insecurities. It also allowed me to see what it is like to live my life rooted in joy, love and support, when your heart is open to new experiences and people. Gena is an incredible coach and soul. She led these workshops in such an open and safe manner that it helped me to feel safe to be open about my fears and insecurities, and share my dreams and goals that represent my true self. I will forever be grateful for this experience, for Gena, for each participant sister, and to Simple Life in Provence family for helping me on my journey to restore, reclaim and reignite my life.
-Fana D., D.C.
May 2023
Gena is the total, beautiful package; intelligent,  well-researched, warm and loving, with a unique sensitivity that allows diverse people to come together in a meaningful intimate focus. Her workshops are a safe haven to explore your past and your present, and delve into the possibilities for the future with the support and understanding of fellow attendees. Whatever your issue, whoever you are, you will experience a rebirth, discovering all that you can be. Run don’t walk to join Gena’s adventure. 
-Athel M, LA
May 2023
 It was with some trepidation that I signed up, as this was my first time ever participating in this type of program. But from the very first day, I was elated that I had taken the leap of faith. The best part of the week was our workshops. Gena expertly facilitated a program that encouraged us all, a group of eight women, to dig deep. We shared our joys, our challenges and our fears. We affirmed each others goals. We laughed and we cried but mostly laughed. We found that there were so many experiences that we had in common. In the end I feel like I have made seven new friends that I adore and will most definitely see again.
-Jamee M., MI
May 2023

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