plant rich eating

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20th – 24th May 2022
500 €

An exciting retreat spending time in the kitchen with Daphne, learning about food. We will make delicious, beautiful dishes from food that creates good health, supports the natural environment and offers solutions to the climate crisis. In addition to the practical work there will be sessions on.

Food stories
The stories behind the food we eat and the impact our food choices have at both a local and global level from dairy to coconut and soya to tomatoes.
How can we move towards a sustainable, healthy farming system that provides for all people and doesn’t destroy the planet and its inhabitants in the process?

Digestion & gut bacteria
Understanding the digestive system and how the gut microbiome is the foundation of emotional, mental and physical health.

Allergies and intolerances
Individual biochemistry and how to ensure you eat a diet that suits you.

Techniques to maximise bioavailability of nutrients from plants
The problems associated with lectins, phytate & protease inhibitors benefits of soaking, sprouting & fermenting.

Key nutrients
Obtaining vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, calcium and iodine on a plant based diet.

teacher plant rich eating

Daphne Lambert

Daphne Lambert is a nutritionist, chef and author, who has cooked, studied, taught & written about food all her adult life. She was the chef and co-owner of the first organic restaurant and eco hotel on the Welsh - Hereford borders for over 30 years.

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Plant Rich Eating – 20th – 24th May

– a way of eating that’s good for you and the planet with eco nutritionist Daphne Lambert

From rhubarb & hemp smoothie to nettle soup, cauliflower tabbouleh, spring salad, beetroot ravioli and wild garlic grissini all the food will be a celebration of seasonal produce.

Friday 20th May

  • Arrive during the afternoon ‘welcome refreshments’ from14:00
  • A mini tour of the centre and introduction to each followed by supper 18:00
  • After supper run through the schedule for the retreat followed by a presentation on plant rich eating and how a plant rich diet supports eating a diverse range of plant foods possibly up to 100% of the diet.  However, it is important to appreciate that for some people, their health, culture or geography will dictate the inclusion of animal derived products. It is essential for us all to practice tolerance and consider far less what type food is eaten and instead focus on how the food is produced 19:30
  • A calm meditation session before retiring (optional) 21:00.

 Saturday 21st May

  • Morning revitalising juice followed by gentle yoga 8:00 – 8:45.
  • Breakfast 8:45.
  • Morning session – Understanding the digestive system and how the gut microbiome is the foundation of our emotional, mental and physical health 10.00
  • Prepare and enjoy lunch 12:00.
  • Preserving and maximising nutrition in the kitchen – sprouting, fermenting, drying 14:30.
  • Prepare and eat supper 17:00.
  • After supper, an evening walk with ‘Pranayama breathing’ techniques 20.00.

Sunday 22nd May

  • Morning revitalising juice followed by gentle yoga 8:00 – 8:45.
  • Breakfast 8:45.
  • Morning session on the importance of the right fats in the diet 10.00
  • Prepare and enjoy lunch 12:00.
  • Free time to walk along the petit randonée local walking routes 14:00
  • Foraging followed by food preparations 16.00
  • Supper 18.30

Monday 23rd May

  • Morning revitalising juice followed by gentle yoga 8:00 – 8:45.
  • Breakfast 8:45.
  • Morning session on phytonutrients + key nutrients on a plant based diet – vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, calcium and iodine 10.00
  • Prepare and enjoy lunch 12:00.
  • A visit and walk around Cadouin (local historical village) 14:30
  • Afternoon session preparing cocktails, mocktails and food for the evening feast 16.00
  • Celebration plant rich feast 18.30

Sunday 24th May

  • Gentle yoga and meditation on an apple before breakfast and roundup of the retreat & depart 8:00.





We offer community based living here at the centre de creation, all our rooms are quiet and clean and offer a home from home experience. The accommodation is inclusive in the retreat price and our best rooms are offered to those who book early. All our rooms have shared bathrooms. We also serve delicious vegetarian and vegan food and homemade cakes.

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Shared room

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Single room

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More about our accommodations

The centre de création is located in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, we are a 45-minute drive from Bergerac airport and around 2 ½ hour train from Bordeaux airport

*Due to covid we are limited to give correct dates and flight information. We will update as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

Our Address :
Centre de Création
Les Joncailles
24480 Alles-sur-Dordogne

T +33 (0)5 53 24 04 85

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cancellation and refund policy

We understand that there are times where you may be unable to attend once payment has been made and we will always try to help where we can.

You may cancel your booking at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and is communicated to us in writing.

Cancellation of your booking should be confirmed and notified by email.

CDC reserves the right to cancel any class and offer an alternative date or a refund.

All payments include a non-refundable deposit of 30%.

You may cancel your booking at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and is communicated to us in writing.

Cancellation will take effect from the day that the written request is received by us.

Cancellation 12 weeks plus before the start of your Atelier: 100% refund, minus the deposit.

Cancellation 6 to 12 weeks before the start of your Atelier: 50% refund, minus the deposit.

Cancellation Up to 6 weeks before the start of your Atelier: 0% refund will be given.

After that, there is no refund unless the booking is cancelled by CDC, in which case we will offer the option of rebooking an alternative date, or a full refund.

Once your Atelier has commenced, no refund or part refund or unused portion of your booking will be repaid in the event of cancellation by you.

We are exempt from fulfilling our contractual obligations for causes that could not be anticipated and/or are beyond our control, including an act of God, act of man, act of government, and other impersonal events or occurrences. That being said, we have integrity and will endeavour to provide you with the services mentioned.

If a booking is cancelled by CDC due to French government imposed COVID-19 travel or social distancing restrictions, an alternative date will be offered within 12 months for the same price. If the participant prefers a full refund will be made.

CDC cannot be held responsible for any participants’ costs and expenses, in any circumstance, other than booking fees received. For example, CDC cannot be responsible for travel cancellation charges or bank charges incurred or loss of earnings or any other costs other than the fees received from the participant.

CDC reserves to right to replace the teacher or supervisor at CDC discretion.

CDC reserves the right to cancel classes or any activity for any student for health and safety reasons or disruptive behaviour.


During the current COVID pandemic we are extremely aware of the health and wellbeing of all our staff students and retreat participants. With this at the forefront of our minds CDC will follow all French government advice guidelines and regulations and will expect all CDC visitors to do the same. The following CDC guidelines are subject to change to whatever changing advice is received.

A COVID assessment will be made for all activities and this will be available by email or be displayed inside the studio for the benefit of all.
General Controls

Masks should be worn on site by all visitors and staff but can be removed by students or participants during classes bum us be replaced during breaks or at the end of class,

CDC reserves the right to refuse entry to studios to anyone without a mask.

Children under the age of 12 will not be required to wear one.

We will take temperatures at the start of morning practice for those on retreat.

We will provide hand sanitiser stations in each studio and bathrooms and eating areas for the benefit of all participants.

We will clean all studios each morning and sanitise equipment.

If a participant is in residence they will be provided with cleaning materials to clean their own room which we would recommend daily.

CDC will maintain a regular cleaning regime of communal areas, bathrooms and toilets.

Those coming on a yoga retreat should bring their own equipment or we can provide dedicated equipment for individual use only, for the duration of their stay and guarantee this equipment will not have been used for 4 days prior to the retreat.

Wherever possible windows to studios will be kept open during classes to allow fresh air circulation

For residential retreat participants, during meal times Instead of one large table several different areas will be offered to allow social distancing to be respected.

The Covid policy is subject to review.