2nd to the 8th of September, 2019

THE WISDOM OF THE HEART with Jenny Grainger and Eoin Scolard

2 to 8 September, 2019

Language: English

Jenny and Eoin invite you to join them for a week-long retreat designed to help you to relax, release, receive and refocus in the gentle, beautiful (and usually sunny) surroundings of the Dordogne.

Between them Eoin and Jenny have nearly 30 years experience of guiding people to create positive and meaningful change in their lives.    Working together as facilitators on this retreat their intention is to take you on a journey out of the busy mind, away from the stresses of everyday life and to guide you to drop deeply into the wisdom of your heart.

A combination of daily morning meditation plus group sessions each morning and late afternoon will allow you to relax and release anything which no longer serves you.  After stilling the busy mind through a variety of practices and experiential work, you will be able to start to listen to your heart more deeply.  Jenny and Eoin will be on hand to support your unfolding in a deeply nurturing and loving environment of unconditional acceptance.

The days will include some silent time as well as plenty of opportunity to interact with others should you choose to. As well as our group sessions, there will also be plenty of unstructured time when you can relax in the beautiful grounds of Le Moulin, bathe in the river, hire canoes or bikes from the neighbouring campsite, book a massage, or just enjoy walking in the surrounding forested hills.    There will also be an optional excursion to the stunning Saturday morning market in nearby Perigueux which is one of the most colourful of the Dordogne’s world famous markets.  (Please note the hiring of canoes/bikes, booking a massage or Perigueux market trip are not included in the cost of this retreat).

This retreat is suitable for anyone who has a genuine desire to live more whole-heartedly.

  • Introductory Group Session (Monday evening)
  • 6 Morning Meditation Practices (before breakfast daily) – Optional
  • 5 Morning Group Sessions – 0930-1230hrs (Saturday morning will be spent at Perigueux market for those who wish to experience it)
  • Free time every afternoon
  • 5 Late Afternoon Group Sessions – 1700-1900hrs
  • Comfortable accommodation (see below)
  • All meals (delicious, nutritious vegetarian meals which are organic where possible) plus tea/coffee/herbal teas.
  • Plenty of time and space for you to relax, unwind and, hopefully, even have a bit of fun!
About the Facilitators

Jenny Grainger and Eoin Scolard met on a spiritual retreat on top of a hill in Italy in 2009 and have been in a deeply committed and conscious relationship since then. An interesting mixture of spiritual influences, beliefs and practices are integrated and interwoven into their everyday life in the Dordogne and they are both dedicated to living authentically and whole-heartedly.

Eoin is a published author (The Possibility Exists….), a Soul Coach and teacher of a body of work which he created called Holistic Intelligence (HQ for short).  Having studied positive psychology, energy medicine and human potential for nearly 30 years, Eoin’s passion is to teach others how to optimise their energy and stay vibrant, passionate and fulfilled. Most of his work focuses on the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection, because he firmly believes that concepts are of no use unless they are grounded and integrated into the fabric of our lives.  After leaving his role as Financial Director in the corporate world more than 15 years ago, Eoin studied and qualified in many energy and psycho-therapeutic modalities. He has been described as a “nurturing presence” and “full of wisdom”, and he is equally at home presenting to hundreds of people or facilitating a small intimate group. His work is a potent mix of positive psychology, presence, somatic and experiential work – and, of course, his famous Rule No. 6 – “Don’t take it too seriously!”

Find out more about Eoin at, or follow him on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Jenny Grainger is passionate about empowering people to create lives that fulfil them, allow them to find balance and to listen to their inner guidance and wisdom. With 14 years of experience as a Life Coach and Law of Attraction Coach behind her as well as being the Director of Positive Living Network, Jenny is well known for her authenticity and for walking the walk and talking the talk.  She has spent the last 15 years creating a balanced, joyful and fulfilling life which she lives to the full.

Find out more about Jenny at or follow her on FacebookInstagram or YouTube.


FACILITATORS FEE:  €350 (by registering here)

You MUST pay the Facilitators Fee / register with Jenny and Eoin you BEFORE you book accommodation at the Moulin.


payable directly to Le Moulin and based on the provision of Karma Yoga as detailed below

Moulin shared tent €390 + €10 membership
Moulin single tent €480 + €10 membership
Shared room €420 + €10 membership
Single room €510 + €10 membership


This event must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment is by Paypal and credit card through the online registration process.
Once you have completed the process, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking. If you do not receive this email, (check spam folder first) or you experience any difficulties booking, please contact us directly by email or telephone.

Cancellation Policy

If a participant should cancelled this event 2 months before the starting date, it is refundable less a €100 administration fee. If cancelled 1 month before the event, 50% is refundable . If cancelled less than 1 month before the event, there is no refund.

Participants may wish to take out an insurance to cover themselves in case of any eventuality

If the teacher/organisation should cancel this event, they would be liable to repay all Moulin accommodation fees back to each of the participants who have registered at le moulin. The moulin would not be liable to refund participants their accommodation fee.

If the moulin should cancel this event, it would return all monies paid by participants for moulin accommodation.

More information


You are welcome to arrive between 14h and 20h on the opening day of this event.It is not possible to arrive before this date unless you are attending a previous retreat.


Rooms need to be vacated by 10h, on the closing day of this event and we ask that you leave by 15h. Lunch is the last meal which you are welcome to stay for. It is not possible to stay on at Le Moulin, unless you are attending the next retreat.


All bedrooms in the main house share two bathrooms and toilets on each floor of the building. 

We provide bedding and towels for all rooms and all Moulin tents.


Camping in Moulin tents, or bringing your own tent is possible depending on the time of year and depending on the size of the group.


If you choose to stay in a moulin tent, available for either one or two people, we will provide everything you need.  A bed ( yes a bed!!) a quilt, bedding, lighting, torch, towel, and anything else to make you comfortable. The tent will also have space to keep your luggage and belongings.

CAMPING IN YOUR OWN TENTS   (For large retreats only)

If the retreat you choose offers the option to camp in your own tent, please bring the following:  your own tent, ground sheet, warm sleeping bag, a towel, a torch, and anything else to make you comfortable.

As the weather can be changeable, we highly recommend you bring a warm jumper or fleece, even in the summer time.

During your stay here, you will be offered 3 healthy and nutritionally balanced vegetarian meals. The main meal of the day is lunch with a lighter supper of soup, salad, bread and spreads in the evening time. We endeavour to use organic and fair-trade ingredients as much as possible (around 80% organic), combined with locally sourced produce that is farmed in a sustainable way.
For those who are vegan, wheat, gluten or diary free, or have any other dietary restrictions, we can provide on request a simple diet of steamed vegetables, a simple protein such as lentils, pulses and a simple carbohydrate. We are sorry but we are unable to offer any other more specialised diets.

Hots drinks are available all day.


We provide meditation mats, cushions, chairs and shawls.

We have enough yoga mats for up to 50 people, however if you use yoga props, you need to bring your own.


See a sample schedule of a previous retreat.   (Please note this is just an example and may differ on this retreat)

Click here for Le Moulin guidelines. Please read before arriving.


Please bring indoor shoes/slippers for the main building,

An alarm clock.

Comfortable loose clothing for sitting and walking meditation, plus exercise practice.

Appropriate clothing for cool and hot weather.

A torch and towel if camping in your own tent.

A european power adapter.

Your own cup (optional)

Mosquito repellant if you are camping


It can get very hot in the height of the summer, so sun hats, water bottles, and sun cream can be useful.  However as we are next to a river, the mornings and evenings can be quite cool, so do bring a warm jumper/jacket. 


Moulin de Chaves is a non profit Association. Everyone who comes here on retreat contributes one hour of their time each day towards the running of the Moulin. This may be anything from washing up, veggie chopping, cleaning, or gardening. We thank you in advance for helping us in this way.


The Moulin de Chaves operates as a French registered Non Profit Association (loi 1901). In order to maintain this status, all activities are offered as a service to Association members. The annual subscription of €10  allows us to offer events at the Moulin for the lowest possible cost. Without membership, we would have to operate as a profit-oriented, tax-paying organization.


Please click here to find out more details on how to get to Le Moulin.