Align & expand during a week together in a lush corner of SW France

Sept 23-27, 2024 | Salies-de-Bearn, France | Lodging: Villa Metta


Align & expand during a week together in a lush corner of SW France

June 19 - 25 2023
Salies-de-Bearn, France
Lodging: Villa Metta


Ellevate was conceived as a way for women to disconnect and reconnect to their lives,
business & careers.

Set in the stunningly lush South West France, between the sea & the mountains, Salies-de-Bearn is the 16th century village Suzanne calls home.

During the retreat, you will immerse yourself in the stillness of the surrounds, take in views of the mountains and reconnect with the most important aspect of your life. 


You will lunch under the trees at local Auberges & small adjoining villages where life is slower and the rivers flow freely.

You will have space & time to reflect, to fuel the body with beautiful food, movement & healing sessions.


While at Villa Metta...

We will gather to go inward, do the reflective and powerful work on our inner selves that influence so much of our outer reality. During our
 Alignment & Expansion sessions, we will realign our personal and professional dreams, ground into and reconnect with our values, and recharge what motivates us to create the most exquisite lives. 

You will leave with a renewed vision that will flow through you, creative energy from the power of stepping away, and a belief in yourself & your big dreams. 

About Villa Metta

Villa Metta is a stunning retreat centre nestled in the french countryside, just five minutes away from the town of Salies-de-Bearn. It is dedicated as a place for renewal, inner transformation, and healing.

Villa Metta sits high on a hillside overlooking the Pyrenees mountains in the distance where you hear nothing other than the birds and breath of the trees surrounding it. It has gardens to sit quietly, a yoga studio that sits high up in the trees, a pool & sauna to relax next to, beautifully presented rooms, and shared spaces for eating, gathering and connecting.

Villa Metta is truly a perfect backdrop for the business & personal transformations that our group will experience during our time together. 

What's Included

  • 5-day, 4-night stay at the beautiful Villa Metta
  • Welcome ceremony sound bath & mediation
  • 3x group Alignment & Expansion business sessions
  • Yoga, meditation, and sound healing sessions
  • Bike ride to a local village for lunch & local river swim
  • Visit to local market in Salies-de-Bearn & lunch at a country Auberge
  • Closing meal and celebration
  • Transportation for all activities during the week
  • Three¬†fresh, vegetarian meals¬†per day‚ÄĒsourced from¬†Villa Metta's own permaculture garden
  • Beautifully curated gift bag of local products from the south-west & Salies-de-B√©arn
  • Access to the pool and sauna, outdoor & indoor quiet spaces, and the lush garden overlooking the Pyrenees mountains

Available at an additional cost:

  • Massage services
  • Branding photoshoot
  • 1:1 coaching sessions with Suzanne



  • Airfare to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
  • Transportation from Paris to¬†the retreat centre (train to Dax & transfer to retreat center)
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities



Triple room with shared bathroom

Three twin-sized beds
In the Karuna annex

$2,111 pp
(payment plans available)

Double room with ensuite bathroom

Two twin-sized beds
In the main Metta house

$2,222 pp
(payment plans available)

Private room with ensuite bathroom

Full/double-sized bed
In the Karuna annex

$2,777 pp
(payment plans available)


Sample Retreat Day

7-8 am: Morning yoga

8am: Breakfast in the garden

9am: Day’s activity (group session, staying local, or free time)

Lunches & dinners will be either at Villa Metta or out on our excursions

Time for relaxing: a swim, sauna, connecting, and rest



Hi, I'm Suzanne, and I'm more than a business coach.

I’m a mother and a wife. I’m a multiple property owner, and an investor. I climbed the corporate ladder to C level, built an award-winning bricks and mortar business, then moved across the world and renovated our dream French farmhouse.

And 15 years ago I was living cheque to cheque. 

My point is, I’ve done the journey. Scrambled, stumbled and somersaulted over the obstacles. And I’m here to let you in on the secret:

You can’t DO – set big bold goals, make action plans, achieve more in less time – without learning to BE. Harnessing feminine rituals, working with your cycle and the seasons, leaning into your own unique energy. 

So I’m not the 7-figures-but-no-soul business coach.OR the airy fairy life coach, all woo and no substance.

The key to self-defined success is both sides of the coin: smart strategy rooted in feminine energy.  

I’d love to guide you there.