Embark upon an experience that transcends the ordinary – a vacation you won't need a vacation from, where you'll leave feeling better than when you came

"Journey to Joy: Unwind and Restore at our Autoimmune Holiday Retreat - Your Joyful Active AIP Journey Awaits!"

Joyful Active AIP Retreat

Determined to reclaim my health and happiness, I embraced the power of AIP and embarked on a transformative journey of healing and growth.

Through this incredible process, I discovered that what brought me the most joy and played a vital role in my recovery was movement. The sheer pleasure of staying active, coupled with the healing effects it had on my body, made movement an essential part of my life.

Eight years ago, my life took an unexpected turn when I was diagnosed with my first autoimmune disease. 

Greetings, I'm Jamie Nicole, a certified AIP health coach and enthusiastic fitness instructor. 

Now, with immense excitement, I extend an invitation to you to join me on a life-changing experience at the Joyful AIP Retreat in the enchanting South of France at Lagoose. Together, we'll explore the wonders of the Autoimmune Protocol, embrace the power of movement, and cultivate a path towards holistic wellness and empowerment.

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It's time for a jumpstart – a reboot of your life – so you can live optimally and joyfully, embracing the fullness of each day, even with an autoimmune condition. You deserve to experience the magic of life in the enchanting South of France, surrounded by like-minded individuals on their own healing journeys.

At the Joyful Active AIP Retreat, we believe that joy and healing are intertwined, and it's time to reignite the spark within you. 


But, here's the truth – you don't have to let it dim your light or steal your joy. I understand the ups and downs, the struggles and triumphs, and I'm here to tell you that joy is still within your reach, regardless of your autoimmune condition.

Living with an autoimmune disease can be life-changing, often presenting us with unexpected challenges and obstacles. 


Join us to enhance, renew, or elevate your AIP journey, supported by two AIP-Certified Coaches, with minimal effort required on your part. With our exciting and delectable AIP-compliant menu, expertly curated by our host and chef, Jan Steele, you can bid farewell to any concerns about food choices. Embrace a truly holistic approach to your well-being and acquire the necessary skills to construct a sustainable AIP-informed lifestyle tailored precisely to your needs for the long haul.

If you have some familiarity, or even a deep understanding of AIP, you'll recognize the exceptional nature of this opportunity. 


Get Ready to Embrace the Beauty of Movement and Nature in Your  

Joyful Active AIP Journey!

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Embrace the supportive environment and the natural beauty that surrounds you, allowing for reflection and charting your future path.

As we understand the importance of proper nourishment for those with autoimmune disease, our exceptional host, Jan Steele, an AIP-Certified Coach, Nutritional Therapist, and chef, will prepare mouthwatering, fully AIP elimination phase-compliant, and nutrient-dense meals in her gluten-free kitchen. This is a rare and precious opportunity, regardless of where you stand on your AIP journey.

If you're seeking a transformative experience that celebrates joyful movement, embraces the essence of joy, and reconnects you with the wonders of nature, the Joyful Active AIP Retreat is eagerly awaiting your presence. Prepare to be amazed at just how wonderful you can feel!

Beyond the retreat's duration, we equip you with invaluable skills that will continue to serve you long after it concludes.

That is where the Joyful Active AIP Retreat comes in. Throughout this retreat, we'll delve into the magic of joyful movement and invigorating activities. Our aim is to elevate your AIP journey, offering a refreshing reset, and providing you with a broader perspective on enhancing your lifestyle despite dealing with autoimmune disease.

This experience will take you on a profound journey, exploring the powerful connection between movement, joy, and nature. You'll witness the incredible impact of making small, realistic changes, which will form the foundation of a transformative snowball effect, enriching your life with goodness.

Whether you're new to the AIP approach, a seasoned explorer, or somewhere in between, we understand that challenges may have arisen along your path.

At the Joyful Active AIP Retreat, 

It's time to focus on the joy that comes from what your body can do, instead of focusing on what it can't do.

I'll show you how!

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Individuals seeking a transformative experience that focuses on holistic well-being and self-care.

Individuals open to embracing mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress and foster a positive mindset.

Those who want to explore new AIP-friendly culinary delights that nourish the body and delight the taste buds.

Anyone desiring to reconnect with their body through gentle movement and fitness practices.

People who seek to rejuvenate their spirit, revitalize their energy, and reclaim joy in their lives.

Individuals with autoimmune conditions seeking to infuse more joy and positivity into their journey. 

Anyone at any stage of their autoimmune path, from recently diagnosed to those managing their condition for years.

People looking for a safe and supportive community of like-minded individuals on similar healing journeys.

Those who wish to break away from the daily routine and immerse themselves in nature's beauty.

Health-conscious individuals eager to learn about the healing power of AIP.


Who is this Retreat for?

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Throughout our time together, you'll have the opportunity to engage in a combination of one-to-one and small-group coaching sessions, along with skill development in the kitchen. Embrace the freedom of not worrying about food or the responsibilities left behind at home for five whole days, allowing you to focus inwardly and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself – mentally, emotionally and physically. Supported by a behavior change expert (that's me!), as well as your fellow participants, you'll create a personalized plan that suits your unique needs, with an emphasis on taking small, empowering steps forward.

One-on-one & Small Group Coaching Sessions


The coaching portion of the experience includes:

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If you have questions about the coaching element of the retreat that is not answered here, please feel free to email me via the link below.

Email Support with Health Coaching and Travel Preparation

Preparatory email guidance to help you prepare for this amazing journey we will be going on and ensure you have an enjoyable travel experience 

At the beginning of the retreat, you will have a 1-on-1 coaching session with me to discuss your specific health concerns, challenges, and goals related to the AIP and autoimmune health. 

A One-on-One Coaching Session

Group Support and Networking

I will facilitate group discussions and support sessions, allowing you to share your experiences, offer insights, and learn from one another. 

Continued Support and Empowerment

A follow-up online one-to-one coaching session after the retreat to answer any questions and to better set you up for continued success on your AIP journey.

Step into our enchanting world with unlimited access to our sprawling garden, serene hammocks, lush forest, and nearby river. Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature, finding solace in its embrace.


Nature's Playground Awaits

Indulge your culinary passions with hands-on cooking workshops led by the talented Jan in her 100% gluten-free kitchen. Learn the art of preparing AIP-friendly dishes that nourish your body and invigorate your taste buds.


Empowering Cooking Workshops

Indulge in delicious and wholesome meals throughout your stay, carefully crafted to be fully compliant with the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol. Our culinary expert Jan has crafted a menu that delights your taste buds while supporting your body's healing journey.


Nourishing, AIP-Compliant Meals

During your stay, you'll experience true relaxation and rejuvenation in your shared bedroom with an in-suite bathroom. Unwind and savor the tranquil atmosphere as you immerse yourself in nature's embrace.

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Your Sanctuary Away from Home

What Else is Included in the...... 

Joyful Active AIP Retreat?

Last but not least, at this retreat, movement is joyfully celebrated! Engage in gentle physical activities suitable for all fitness levels, including:


Gentle Physical Activity for All 

Discover personalized wellness sessions designed to cater to your unique needs. Our skilled practitioners will pamper you with soothing massages, providing a sense of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Unwind further with invigorating infrared sauna sessions, promoting detoxification and overall well-being. Cooking workshops with Jan in her 100% gluten-free kitchen.

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Tailored Wellness Sessions

Functional Fitness Workouts: Engage in functional fitness sessions that mimic daily movements to enhance your overall physical abilities and improve your quality of life.

Group Movement Challenges: Fun and inclusive group challenges organized to promote teamwork, motivation, and a sense of community among participants.

Biking Adventures: Explore the scenic countryside on two wheels with biking adventures. The area's rolling hills, charming villages, and peaceful roads provide an excellent setting for leisurely bike rides.

Restorative Movement: Experience sessions focusing on restorative movement, which involves gentle exercises that aim to relax and rejuvenate the body.

Mobility and Stretching Classes: Mobility exercises and stretching sessions can help improve joint range of motion, reduce stiffness, and promote better body flexibility.

Hiking and Nature Walks: Lace up your shoes and venture out on the picturesque hiking trails surrounding La Goose au Bouzigaud. Enjoy the fresh air and connect with nature as you explore the beautiful landscapes

We understand that you may have questions about this unique experience, and we're here to provide answers. Explore the most commonly asked questions below to help you plan your unforgettable journey to wellness in the heart of France.

Freqently Asked Questions

April 7-11, 2025 or April 14-18, 2025

Jan and I will host the Joyful Active AIP Retreat in April of 2025. The main retreat activities will run for 5 full days from Monday, April 7th to Friday April 11th and Monday, April 14th to Friday April 18th, with travel days being April 6th & April 12th and April 13th & April 19th respectively. 


Frequently Asked Questions


When is the retreat?

La Goose au Bouzigaud, a beautiful 19th century stone property set in more than 7 acres of stunning countryside in the Cévenne Mountains, at the very end of a small town called Cros in southern France. This location affords a wealth of opportunities to connect with nature, whether hiking in the mountains, swimming in the river, or simply enjoying meals al fresco.

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Where is the retreat located?



The closest larger towns are Nimes, and Montpellier. You will make your own travel arrangements to one of these locations, where you will be met. From any location without direct flights from Paris (Gare de Lyon), you can take a train to Nimes that takes just under 3 hours.

Our host, Jan Steele, will arrange your collection from Nimes or Montpellier and transport you from
there to La Goose - so the last leg of your journey will be all taken care of. The drive takes around an hour.

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How will I get there?



The total cost for the retreat (excluding travel) is €1800/$2005 per person.

Register your interest above to be informed when registration opens, with a chance to snag a €300/$334 early bird discount.

NOTE: There is a 3-month payment plan available. If you would like further details on this, contact Jan via the link below.

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What is the cost for the retreat?



Frequently Asked Questions

No worries! Our FAQ section is designed to address common questions, but if you couldn't locate the information you need, feel free to check out our extended list of FAQs by clicking the link below.

We're committed to providing you with all the answers you're seeking. If your specific inquiry still isn't covered, don't hesitate to reach out  for personalized assistance. 


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Who Will Lead the Retreat?
Who Will Lead the Retreat?
Who Will Lead the Retreat?

Who Will Lead the Retreat?

Jan Steele is an AIP-Certified Coach, Cooking Instructor, and Allergen-Friendly Vacation Host

Hey there, I'm Jamie Nicole, the Founder and CEO of The Natural Healing Coach, LLC, and the upbeat voice behind Village Fitness with Jamie Nicole. I wear many hats – I'm a certified holistic health & certified autoimmune strategist, a life coach, a fitness instructor, and a health & wellness motivational speaker.

In this age of self-love, body awareness, and inner healing, I've found my calling in managing autoimmune disease and discovering valuable integrative wellness solutions. Through my own experiences, I've learned how to reduce pain, boost energy, increase productivity, and manage stress – and now, I'm eager to share that knowledge with you.

My holistic approach has led me to coach others with autoimmune diseases who feel disheartened by the lack of effective healthcare and wellness solutions. My clients have seen amazing results – gaining confidence, building better relationships with food, and breaking free from the chains of their diseases.

My focus is on clients who are battling chronic health issues and are fed up with feeling sick and tired. I work with them to identify potential triggers for their symptoms, empowering them to make better choices, take control of their bodies, and find freedom and balance through healthy eating and active living.

Find out more about me here.

Jamie Nicole the Founder and CEO of The Natural Healing Coach, LLC, and the upbeat voice behind Village Fitness with Jamie Nicole

Jan helps people learn to harness the power of real food, to feel better.

She coaches people to adopt (or better adhere to) a specific gluten-free diet (GF; GF/DF; Paleo; AIP); she invites people into her 100% gluten-free kitchen to reclaim healthful culinary traditions; she hosts people for holidays in her B&B, allowing them to discover that beautiful region, while at the same time ensuring that their food restrictions and sensitivities are respected to a T.

Find out more about Jan here.

Jan, our retreat host, will assist with setting up your payment plan.  Email Jan with tthe subject line JOYFUL ACTIVE AIP RETREAT, to set up payment arrangements.

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Send your questions to me via email and/or to schedule a time to answer your questions by phone. 

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Embark upon an experience that transcends the ordinary – a vacation you won't need a vacation from, where you'll leave feeling better than when you came.


Journey to Joy: Unwind and Restore at our Autoimmune Holiday Retreat - Your Joyful Active AIP Journey Awaits!

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