Health & Happiness Retreat 2019

1st – 8th May 2019

Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece

When was the last time someone asked you what YOU want?

When was the last time you had a whole week to yourself to think about your health and happiness?

When was the last time you were able to give your body and mind a total reset with good food, plenty of sleep, joyful movement and time to nurture your soul?

And most importantly…

When was the last time you spent a week with a bunch of awesome women who understand your struggles, are going to support you and build you up, and make you laugh and cry in equal measure?

It is with great pleasure that I would like to reveal (drum roll please)

Julie’s 2019 Health and Happiness Retreat.

Headed up by Tedx Speaker and Plus Size marathon runner turned transformational life coach, Julie Creffield.

As founder of the award-winning blog The Fat Girls Guide to Running, and creator of Stop Dieting, Start Living and Living a Bigger Life online programmes, Julie has worked with more than 10,000 women helping them improve their health and happiness.



So what can you expect from the week?

Taking place in Pefkos on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes from 1st – 8th May 2019 this is a retreat (did you notice I didn’t say boot camp) like no other where the focus is not on making you smaller, but on making you stronger, lighter and more able to prioritise health and happiness.

  • A luxurious, secluded mountainside villa with sea views
  • Healthy, tasty Mediterranean food in decent portions and wine…yes you read that right WINE!!!
  • An exercise programme that is encouraged yet optional with guest tutors
  • Optional daily hikes and trail runs
  • Mindset sessions that are tailored to the group
  • A resident energy worker and hypnotherapist
  • A resident nutritionist and health at every size advocate
  • Opportunities to escape the group (if you should want to)
  • Time to reflect, think and basically just get away from it all
  • Some beautifully planned excursions

This is a no expense spared retreat with 3 leading coaches yet we have managed to keep the retreat at a super affordable price…you will be hard pressed to find something else of this nature for less than £3000. 

The retreat costs just £1399 this is based on two ladies sharing a twin room so perfect for siblings, friends, mother and daughter combos…or equally, we can pair you up with another awesome lady from our community.

Or for £1699 you can enjoy one of our master bedrooms

The retreat price excludes flights which are very affordable if booked in advance, and we can advise on this.

          The retreat price includes…

  • 7 nights accommodation in the stunning Villa Elies, with its infinity pool, jacuzzi, numerous outdoor spaces, multi-sports court, panoramic sea views etc.
  • A warm welcome at the airport and comfortable transfers to the retreat location
  • All meals and wine in the villa, you will cover the cost of lunches and other refreshments if away from the villa on excursions
  • A schedule of fitness activities and challenges, including a local yoga instructor who will join us some mornings, and a Zumba instructor
  • Group life coaching sessions with Julie Creffield
  • Group hypnotherapy sessions with Glynis Trinder, with opportunities to upgrade for 121 Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy sessions (either at the retreat or once you return home)
  • Group nutrition sessions and support from nutritionist Nicola Haggett
  • Group exercise sessions with Julie & a range of local fitness professionals
  • A luxurious goodie bag on arrival
  • A week full of laughter, giggles, good company and no unnecessary drama!!

There are only 10 places available on this retreat and places will be snapped up fast.

A 6-month payment plan is available on a first come first serve basis, and we will keep a waiting list once the retreat is full. The first payment is seen as a non-refundable deposit.

Refunds will only be given if we can fill the place, minus the deposit (or equivalent) and only if requested 30 days before the retreat goes ahead.

We expect all guests to take out appropriate travel insurance to ensure against any unforeseen circumstances which prevent you from coming.



1st – 8th May 2019

Only 3 SPOTS


2 twin rooms (3 spaces left)


Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece

Twin-Share just £1399 (Only 4 left)

Single Room just £1699 (SOLD OUT)

Secure your spot immediately by paying a £249 deposit via the link below.

The remaining balance is payable in full by the 31st October or via 5 further installments with a small surcharge to cover PayPal fees. You will be contacted within 48 – 72 hours after paying your deposit with details of how to make the final payments.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the retreat or travel logistics before signing up! I will contact you within 48 hrs!

9 + 7 =


Meeting so many extraordinary women who made feel wonderful for who I am, not judging me on what I look like. Having my back as I know they would, my wonderful warrior women. My release from overeating, Thank you I will be forever in your debt, you literally changed my life. 


The most important relationship of all, the one with myself. Meeting an amazing group of women who I still feel are at my shoulder and support me.


I ache all over but most of that is from laughing I think. We worked hard but had fun doing it. Great accommodation, great food, great activities and great company – can’t recommend it enough.


Not sure I can find the words really, but I’ll try. Is it really only five months ago? It feels like my life as changed so much. I lost my fear of trying something new (the retreat was the first time I had traveled out of Perthshire on my own) so just going was a massive achievement for me. I am so much more active now, run regularly and have found a support network that really works for me. I have tried to use the stamina and strength that I found through running in other aspects of my life. I now have goals that I look forward to achieving and have much more belief in myself and my ability to achieve them. I met people who I am now lucky enough to call my friends and they help me do things I would never of dreamed of otherwise!


I gained belief in myself and lost self doubt. I came away from Rhodes with new life long friends.
I try new fresh healthy foods now and this is a big thing for me (the food was amazing). I cant explain in words the support from the Julie and the team and from the fellow ladies on the retreat. I came away with so much more under my belt then simply running. Oh and i have not laughed so much on a daily basis for years.


I gained an amazing group of new friends, more confidence, a reminder that taking time for and doing things for yourself isn’t selfish or a waste of time but essential for your wellbeing. I’ve started running regularly, I eat better, I’ve done a couple of 5k ‘races’ which I never dreamed I’d do (and probably still wouldn’t have without the first being a retreat meet-up!) and signed up for a couple of 10ks. Sometimes I wonder who I am now! Particularly when I looks at a washing line full of exercise gear or realise that the thing I’m most excited about on my days off is trying a new running route.

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