FINAL ROOM! Contortion Retreat in Loire Valley, France 5-12 May 2025

Step up with this unique teacher training programme

  • A holistic programme for your mind, body and soul
  • 7-day, 6-night intensive programme with inspiring world-class coaches in the stunning Château de Vezins in the Loire Valley, France
  • 20 Hours of CONTORTURE® including a private one hour 1-1 session and daily masterclass and teacher training with Jonathan Nosan
  • 12 hours of Confidence boosting, Career Coaching and Group Workshops with Gaëlle Deschamps
  • All inclusive: exclusive access to the Château, fabulous bedrooms, 3 ayurvedic meals a day, gala dinner, all workshops
  • Optional professional photo session for your Social Media / Marketing





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Internationally renowned Contortionist and Coach, Jonathan has designed this unique intensive teacher training unlike any other. Whether you are a yoga teacher, thinking of becoming a teacher, circus professional or a beginner keen to learn and stretch yourself, it will provide you with the fundamentals for properly engaging in back bending, Inversions with “Hand Geography” awareness to form a Multi-Brain Body.

Jonathan’s method of training muscles for movement takes the strain and pain out of the back to stabilize and drive from the core and hips, a process of "Back bending from the Front”. Through a unique breathing technique, you can create a lower back release and establish new total body connections driven by Smartened Abs and the Secret of the Psoas (hip flexors).

This training will take you where Jonathan Nosan has been going for 25 years as a Contortionist. Three years Contortion Training with Master Lu Yi, San Francisco, two years of Butoh training in Kyoto (Katsura Kan), Physical Theatre in London (Ph. Gaulier), Yoga and Meditation from Berkeley and around the world, Jonathan’s work blurs genres through a focused precision and his training and teaching technique brings a fun lightness while exploring and opening those dark and pseudo scary places that with the right guide are actually amazing and intoxicating. He is the creator of the CONTORTURE® video course.




Gaëlle has over 20 years’ experience with Global world-class companies, where she specialised in Leadership, Training, Facilitation and Executive Coaching. She was a Global Faculty member of the Coca-Cola University, which trains over 86,000 employees.

Gaëlle’s energy is contagious, combining a high dose of positivity with a can-do attitude. She possesses great charisma, strong interpersonal skills and has built many fruitful multi-cultural relationships internationally.

She is the founder of G Force,, designer of the Art of Confidence© programme, a certified coach and published author.

Together with her husband, they own the Château de Vezins.

She will be leading The Art of Confidence© workshops and evening activities.


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What’s included in our package:

  • A unique opportunity to spend 7 days/6 nights with world-class talents, coaches and leaders in their fields
  • Extra-ordinary accommodation in beautifully renovated bedrooms in the Château, all South facing, with breath-taking views over the French Gardens. Each bedroom has its own identity and style with period décor and antiques
  • Exclusive access to the entire Château de Vezins, 4 hectares of gardens, gym, jacuzzi and sauna
  • All workshops and classes, group discussions, personal tasks, journaling, transformational activities
  • 20 Hours of CONTORTURE® including 1 private one hour 1-1 session and daily masterclass and teacher training with Jonathan Nosan (addl available as add-on)
  • 12 hours of The Art of Confidence© Group Coaching and Workshops with Gaëlle Deschamps
  • 3 meals a day. Healthy, nutritious and well-balanced food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, lovingly prepared by our onsite ayurvedic cook
  • A Gala dinner
  • Coaching book and journal
  • Certificate of course completion


  • A professional photoshoot at the Château, including all digital files, to capture your new confident self and your CONTORTURE® poses. Great for your social media and marketing (extra £150)
  • Tour of the Loire / Castle visit / wine tasting

Not included:

  • Flights, insurance and transfer
  • Nearest airport is Nantes (50 min drive from the Château de Vezins)
  • Nearest train station is Chemillé or Cholet (15 min drive from the Château de Vezins, we can help you organise transfer), which is less than 2 hours from Paris




Secure your place now!

Pay the non-refundable down payment of £400 now using this link:

The balance is needed by the 15 th of March.

Payment plans available, contact us at

Limited to 15 places per retreat to ensure intimate and personalized experience. First come first served basis. Note this programme only happens once a year. If we cannot fit you in this cohort, you will go on the waiting list for next year.

Prices exclude: Flights & transfers.

Transport recommendations:

Arrival before 3pm on day 1. Departure anytime after 2pm from the Château on the last day.


Choose your bedroom: single occupancy or double occupancy.

All inclusive packages including 6 nights / 7 days at the Château, 3 meals a day and all workshops.

Our bedrooms are for Queens and Kings, all South facing with breath-taking views over the French Gardens.

They are uniquely decorated, each with their own period décor and antiques. Bedrooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.