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Testimonials

“Life changing! You have done more for me that you can know!”

Life Changing! I got so much out of this retreat than I could have imagined. The course was exactly what I needed. I didn’t expect to be going home with more respect and confidence for myself and my work. I loved the kind and encouraging way in which we were taught. I felt spoilt. The [...]

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“A week of utter bliss! It was wonderful!”

Overall the experience was a week of utter bliss! Sitting in the sun painting and creating for a week. Being holistically cared for, balanced by mediation and other mind/body work. Lovely surroundings, lovely people – fellow residents and staff, super restaurant in the evening. Very relaxed – the whole ethos works beautifully. How could it [...]

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“This is my second art holiday with Renaissance, which again has exceeded expectations!”

This is my second art holiday with Renaissance, which again exceeded my expectations. The best recommendation I can give is last year I said that I would go back, which I did and enjoyed the ‘Renaissance approach’ just as much as the second time around. The combination of fairly intensive art tuition, encouragements, creativity planning [...]

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“Renaissance holidays are just excellent!”

Renaissance holidays are just excellent. Every single claim made in the advertisement was fulfilled. Everything is provided; there are no hidden costs. From my perspective the course design and structure is unique insofar as on the day one group of total strangers meet, we have supper together to break the ice. We then meet together [...]

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“My week with Renaissance was a wonderful experience!”

My week with Renaissance was a wonderful experience.  It was a true joy to be able to paint amidst gorgeous French countryside with a seemingly endless supply of art materials – and an expert on hand always ready to provide information, encouragement and inspiration.  Anne Bennison, the art tutor, was brilliant. A real facilitator (which [...]

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“You wouldn’t believe how much it has helped me. I’ve recommended your retreat to everybody.”

I wanted to thank you again for my time at Renaissance. You wouldn’t believe how much it has helped me. I feel more relaxed and able to deal with things, instead of getting stressed or angry. My daily visualisations seem to be really paying off I was surprised by the course. I hadn’t expected the [...]

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“Kicks starts your art and gives a confidence boost. Amazing results!”

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and found it extremely rewarding. It kicks starts your art and gives you a confidence boost. Renaissance helped me get over blocks and mental barriers. The exercises help harness energy and get you in touch with your heart and spirit. The attention to detail on this course was superb. The [...]

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“It’s a magical holiday. You’re the best!”

I really enjoyed the course. It was a magical holiday. It was a really nice week and I wanted to write and write when I returned home. I loved the place, the house, the garden and the atmosphere. I felt really cared for and looked after. I loved all the Tai Chi and energy bodywork [...]

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“I got a real sense of focus and overcoming negative limitations.”

The week in France gave me a real sense of focus and overcoming negative limitations in order to become more proactive in my creative writing and work. An idea that was brainstormed over the week has now become a fully- fledged production with arts council backing. I’m sure this would not have happened without the [...]

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“This wonderful week was everything I needed…such a buzz!”

I found this holiday retreat very enjoyable and stimulating. I was stuck in a rut. This wonderful week was everything I needed. A day starts with the luxury of tea in bed, a hearty breakfast and programmes of short meditations and simple energy and right-brain exercises, which run seamlessly alongside a totally flexible and informal [...]

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