The Hoffman Summer Retreat

Our five day Summer Retreat is suitable for anyone who has completed the Hoffman Process and would like to open the door to a positive future.

Set in glorious French countryside, it’s the perfect space to extend your Hoffman experience and hone your post-Process vision. As well as facilitated Hoffman sessions, each day will allow for an afternoon break where you can choose from a range of optional activities, including massage, holistic treatments, yoga, river swimming, mountain biking, walks in the French countryside, sightseeing – or just relaxing by the open air, saltwater pool.

Emma and Matthew PruenOver the five days, you’ll work with Supervising Hoffman facilitator Matthew Pruen and self-esteem mentor and shamanic practitioner Emma Pruen, who between them have built up almost four decades of Hoffman experience.

With their expert guidance, and tuning into the group energy of other Hoffman grads, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Create new opportunities in your relationships, family and work
  • Connect to the future that is waiting for you
  • Refine your use of the Hoffman tools and learn some new techniques
  • Relax, revitalise and spend time in nature

You can choose to do the Summer Retreat with a partner, family member or friend as long as they are Hoffman graduates as well. If your original Process group are still in touch, this is a great chance to reconnect and continue your Hoffman journey together.

‘In absolutely stunning countryside, in their beautiful and comfortable farmhouse, Matthew and Emma have created the perfect week to revisit Hoffman tools & also learn discover wonderful new rituals and experiences. Their teaching styles compliment each other perfectly. The food was continually fantastic. There’s plenty of time to relax and reflect too and to swim in the pool or explore the area. My Hoffman circle has got wider and I feel as close to this group of people as I do to my original Hoffman buddies.’

Summer Retreat 2022

Dates: Arrive from 3pm on Monday 25 July. Departure is at 2pm on Saturday 30 July.
Venue: The French Retreat, La Loge, 16210 Yviers, near Bordeaux/Bergerac, France (View a map here or read about what you can expect on your visit here)
Cost: £1,200 per person, to cover all tuition, food, accommodation and airport transfers.
Travel: Airport transfer from Bordeaux (Merignac) or collection from Chalais train station is included in the price. You can find more information about travel and practicalities here
To book: Book directly with The French Retreat by emailing Emma: or calling +44 (0)7508 920 583.

‘A HUGE thank you to Emma and Matthew Pruen for their wonderful, generous and delicious hosting at The French Retreat. Slept like a log and feasted like a Queen. Wonderful. Highly recommended!’

Cancellation Policy:

  • Should this event be cancelled by Hoffman or the French Retreat for any reason, you will be given the option to transfer any fees to a future event, or be refunded in full.
  • Should you choose to cancel your booking before Monday 27 June, you will be offered the option to transfer your deposit payment to a future Hoffman or French Retreat event.
  • For bookings cancelled after Monday 27 June, no refund or transfer will be offered.
  • Please note that you are fully responsible for your own travel arrangements and any travel costs incurred.

If you would like any further information or help with registration and booking, you can contact the office by email or by telephone on (+44)1903 889 990

Confidentiality notice: Please note that this event is held in conjunction with Matthew and Emma Pruen of the French Retreat. Any information you provide relating to the event, including pre-course work and post-retreat feedback, may be shared between the Hoffman UK office and French Retreat in order to facilitate your booking. If you have any concerns about this, please contact the Hoffman office on 01903 88 99 90 or email

‘A powerful week in France, a way to re-engage with the Hoffman philosophy and tools but in far more relaxed way than the Process…’

‘The setting is lovely and the hosting and facilitation was impressive and welcoming. Go for it!’

‘Truly magical! The location and food were out-of-this-world and the workshops extremely interesting and insightful. I’d go again in a heartbeat!’