Transformational Fitness
with Mukund Venkat

Celebrity fitness trainer Mukund Vekant combines fitness training — including boxing and kickboxing and the latest weight- and cardio-training methods — with effective motivational techniques to help you transform both your approach to training and your body itself.

His legendary discipline, friendly, optimistic attitude and detailed knowledge of fitness has made him one of London’s most sought after trainers. To complement your workout programme, we’ve invited Jen Weiss of London’s popular Lighthaus Cafe to provide delicious,  nutritionally-charged meals to sustain your body and seduce your tastebuds.

So whether your goal is to relax and enjoy a luxury holiday whilst staying fit, to kickstart your workout routine,  or simply to start building a more balanced life, we’ve got you covered!

The retreat follows a five-night structure that also gives you time to explore and experience the local area. Each day you will have the option to join three classes led by Mukund, interspersed with three delicious meals freshly prepared by LighthausCafe.

About Mukund

Celebrity fitness coach, championship bodybuilder and physique model, Mukund Verkand has more than a decade’s experience of inspiring people from all walks of life to hone their bodies and fire up their physical — and mental — fitness.

Passionate about helping people achieve a more mentally and physically balanced lifestyle, Mukund specializes in body transformation, athletic performance and kick-boxing.

He has a worldwide following, and has trained people from all walks of life — including some of India’s biggest movie stars — and is currently based in London.

Mukund is available for optional 1-1 classes and nutrition advice throughout the stay, by private arrangement.

Lighthaus Café at L’Orangerie

We’re delighted to be working with the effortlessly brilliant Jen Weiss to bring the best of London’s Lighthaus Café to L’Orangerie.  Along with her great love for good food, drink and people, we’ll enjoy the same sense of occasion as the festivals, weddings, birthdays and fashion events she’s catered.

Beloved of London’s harshest critics, Lighthaus Café – Jen’s latest project –  gets rave reviews.

‘Lighthaus Cafe in Walthamstow, East London, is one of my very favourite cafes – and by that I mean can none of you go there, please?’

Grace Dent – the Guardian

Jen’s food focuses on simple, fresh and visually stimulating plates. Expect your senses to be teased by such delights as spiced chickpea and pork shoulder and Portobello mushroom on toast with camembert or sage hummus.

A Sample Menu


Haus granola, poached pear, Greek yoghurt

Homemade pastries

fresh fruit

soft boiled eggs + toasted sourdough


Spanish tortilla, leaf salad + pain con tomate

Roast Cauliflower & portebello mushroom soup


Marinated lemon + chilli chicken thigh with chargrilled leek

Herb gnocci + chickweed

Charred hispi cabbage + roast garlic

Retreat Schedule

16:00 Arrivals: Check-in/welcome
19:00 Drinks & introductions
20:00 A welcome dinner followed by an optional walk around Duras

At A Glance

Included: five nights full board at l’Orangerie Duras with three optional fitness classes a day with Mukund Venkat and three delicious freshly prepared meals by LighthausCafe a day. We offer full use of the house, pool and gardens. Towels, bedding, luxury toiletries, hairdryers and use of the 4 Pashley bikes.

When: Sunday 13 – Friday 18 September 2020

Number of people:  Minimum 8 participants | Maximum 12 participants

Not included:  Airfares & Transfers

We’re happy to arrange airport transfers at extra cost. We recommend arriving a day early and enjoying Bordeaux on Saturday and then hiring a car and having a leisurely drive to  L’Orangerie on Sunday.

Further information: Non participants and terms and conditions:

Non participants are welcome to use all the facilities and join all meals. Yoga classes and group outings are restricted to participants only

Please read our terms and conditions

COVID19 – to ensure peace of mind we will refund you in full if you are unable to travel due to Covid restrictions or if for any reason we need to cancel the retreat.


Deluxe double room

Room of your own: £1500
Two together: £1000 per person

Participant + guest: £1000 + £650

Twin room

Two together: £1250 per person

Premium double room

Room of your own: £1700
Two together: £1100 per person
Participant + guest: £1100 + £750

With plenty of extra space for you to practice privately in your own time and armchairs/chaise for chilling out.

All six ensuite rooms offer spectacular views and feature crisp white bedlinen and deep-pile Egyptian cotton towels by the White Company, L’Occitan toiletries and Toni & Guy hairdryers.

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