Set in the idyllic village of Sonnac in the heart of the Aude, organic skin and spa brand ilā has opened its first permanent wellness retreat location, Maison ilā. A former Chambre d’hôtes, ilā have found the perfect retreat location, full of character, charm and tranquil vibes. The seven-bedroom property includes a communal dining space, snug, treatment room plus a yoga and sound healing studio. Surrounded by blossoming gardens and their new soul garden full of healing herbs and plants, the location really does set the scene for the perfect relaxing retreat. 

ilā’s French home will be a sanctuary of healing based on ilā’s core belief, that healing starts from the inside and that by giving yourself space and time, consciously relaxing the nervous system, the body and mind are able to fully rest. Maison ilā will give you a chance to disconnect from the rest of the world to rebalance and reconnect to your inner essence of radiant health and a peaceful mind. 

Offering a curated menu of face and body therapies as well as shamanic journeys, including Flexbeam red light therapy and treatments created especially for the brand-new CBD collection, you will be sure to leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Maison ilā has an array of mindful activities on offer including yoga, meditation, sound healing and wild swimming in neighbouring natural pools. Wild movement specialist, Alli Suddaby will guide guests through a playful outdoor practice that honours the fundamental movement of the body. In addition to its openhearted resident team, Maison ilā will also be welcoming expert practitioners throughout the year to offer their expertise and wisdom to guests.

To accompany all the wellbeing-enhancing activities and treatments, guest can expect seasonal, predominantly plant-based, cuisine that uses the abundant local seasonal produce and is nutritious, nurturing and full of flavour.

ilā founder, Denise and her husband, John have poured their heart and soul into making Maison ilā the ultimate wellness sanctuary. Their main aim to help guests regain a sense of serenity that they can then take into their everyday lives. This intimate setting means a highly bespoke experience for every visitor is given, Maison ilā is a true haven to heal, restore and revitalise.

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