About Toby’s Meditation Retreats

Toby’s meditation retreats are an opportunity to make permanent and positive changes to your life through meditation, breathwork, exercise and eastern philosophy.

An escape from the usual confines of everyday living will allow you to reflect on life and gain a clear vision of who you are and what you want to achieve during your short stay on this planet


Learn how to calm and reprogram your mind to experience greater joy in and clarity of your life’s purpose


Learn how your breathing affects your thoughts, feelings and emotions and discover ancient breathing techniques that calm the mind and increase vitality.


Discover how to enjoy exercises with Yoga, Qi Gong and hiking in beautiful natural surroundings.


From English the Devon coast and countryside to the stunning mountain in the French Alps, all multi-day retreats are set in beautiful, serene locations.

Benefits of Meditation Retreats


You will experience a deep sense of peace, calm and relaxation that you will help you to gain greater clarity of who you are and your life’s purpose.

Philosophy Integration

You will also discover the philosophy on meditation and how to incorporate these skills into everyday living, allowing you to experience more joy, happiness and fulfilment in life.

Self Awareness

You will also learn to understand your mind, so that you can use it to your advantage, avoid self-sabotage and reach your full potential.

Divergent Perspectives

You will also learn to view yourself and the world around you in a different light, learn to love yourself and have greater respect for others and the environment around you.

Benefits you will experience include:

  • Greater peace of mind
  • Greater clarity
  • Awakened to your life purpose
  • More love and respect for yourself and others
  • Lifetime tools to help you manage stress and experience more joy in life
  • Suitable for all levels

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What you’ll learn

  • These retreats are suitable for all levels, whether you are new to meditation retreats, or you have many years of experience.
  • You not only be taught to meditate but gain a deep understanding into the psychology of meditation, how the mind works and a western perspective on its many benefits.
  • Each day will begin with some gentle exercise and breathwork to help you understand the mind/body connection and insightful talks on balanced living and eastern philosophy.
  • You will also learn how to start a regular meditation practice and how to overcome negative thoughts feelings that hinder your enjoyment of life.
  • You will also meet inspiring people, enjoy nourishing food, peaceful surroundings and listen to insightful talks to uplift you body and soul.
  • You will leave your retreat experience feeling clearer, lighter, wiser and filled with vitality and bliss.

Upcoming Retreats

Le Bains de Monetier The French Alps

Le Bains de Monetier, The French alps


On this retreat, you will discover a new you. Through meditation, healthy nutrition and daily exercise in some of the world’s most beautiful natural surroundings, you will have the opportunity to reflect and gain greater clarity of your life’s purpose. As well as daily yoga and Qi Gong classes, you can join in the daily talks and lectures on the ancient teachings of the Tao, the Vedas the Eastern approach to cultivating a healthy body and mind. 

You will also have plenty of free time to either self-reflect or experience the beautiful surroundings of the french alps, with lake swimming, hiking, night campfires and star gazing amongst some of the daily activities we have to offer.

This is a unique experience to meet like-minded people who wish to re-set their lives and upgrade their body, mind and spirit. A time and place where permanent lifestyle change begins.

Whether you have attended a retreat before or not, you will return home

  • Rejuvenated
  • Excited about life
  • More peaceful
  • More aligned with your life’s purpose than ever before
  • With the knowledge, you need to comfortably face life’s challenges
  • More empathic and self aware

Meet Your Hosts at Bienetre

Toby Maguire, Retreat Leader

Toby Maguire has been featured in the Sunday Times, Forbes Magazine and the Huffington Post for his work on managing stress and contributions to the health and wellness industry.

Disillusioned with his career, he moved to Thailand in 1997 and spent 13 years studying Chinese Medicine, Meditation, Qi Gong and Eastern Philosophy.

He has since worked in health and wellness resorts worldwide, helping thousands of people to live happier and healthier lives, which have included Olympic athletes, Formula one racing drivers, CEO’s and Hollywood actors.  

He has two ambitions in life; to help as many people as possible in his lifetime to experience more health, joy and happiness and to teach Qi Gong on his 100th birthday!

Meet Toby Maguire

Oonagh English, Host

Oonagh comes from a stunning, serene part of Southern Ireland and is one of the most kind-hearted and inspiring people you’ll ever meet.

As well as being one of the main figures behind Bien Etre, Oonagh helps people to lead a more meaningful and fulfilled lives as a Life Coach and specialises in helping those with stress and anxiety disorders.

Oonagh is also a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Meditation Teacher and consults with our guests on our Signature Retreats.

Oonagh English

Beth, Host

Beth is known for her optimism and ability to always see and bring out the best in others. After her dad was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the rare age of 40 due to workplace stress, Beth and her family moved to the Southern French Alps to start a new life – the perfect place to develop a passion for wellness.

One day, during a yoga class, Beth was thinking about going on a wellness retreat, when it suddenly hit her that she already had all the contacts she needed in the Southern French Alps. So she decided to host them herself…and that was the start of Bien Etre



“Hi Toby, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for setting me off on a new path, I am returning to the UK with a renewed energy to live my life to the full, focus on the present and what I want to achieve rather than doing it for other people and you had a big part to play in that”

Suzy Mcleod

CEO, London

“Toby is magician and the best professional Wellness Consultant I ever work with! Discreet, efficient with 360 degrees knowledge of Health and Wellness. Once you are in his hands, he will change the rest of your life! I am truly grateful that I met this amazing person. Thank you for your genuine care and professionalism! Can’t wait to see you again!”


“Toby, I wanted to take a few minutes to convey my deep appreciation for the experience that you provided for me this past week. It was absolutely a wonderful gift to spend 5 days with you sharing your insights on healthy living, specific to the personal needs of the participants. I am already benefiting from incorporating just a few new practices into my daily living. I am confident that over time those benefits will only increase with practice and learning”

Carolyn Walker

CEO, New York

“oby is a world class facilitator that genuinely cares for his clients. His natural and authentic style make it easy to learn and heal from him yet at the same time he has a depth of understanding and wisdom far beyond his years. He’s obviously put tremendous work into his own studies to be the master he is today”


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Meet Toby Maguire


Disillusioned with his life and career, Toby Maguire left his career in the City of London in 1997 and moved to Thailand to study meditation, Eastern philosophy and Chinese medicine. 

After 7 years, he then began to work in Health and Wellness resorts worldwide, sharing his knowledge and helping thousands of people overcome stress, anxiety and depression and discover a new, more meaningful life ahead of them.

His contributions to the health and wellness industry have been featured in the Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Forbes Magazine and the Huffington Post and his clients have included Formula One racing drivers, Olympic athletes and Hollyoowd actors.

In you are looking to change yourself, your career or any aspect of your life, then let me help you on your journey.