Recommended by Tom Priday (Thomas's Battersea)
Lotte Berk Barre Escapes in SW France

Exercise, Eat Delicious Food and Relax


In summer 2018 Lotte Berk teacher Tina Roscoe launched a range of all-inclusive courses at her beautiful 19th century house in SW France. She has now announced the course dates for 2019.

Course dates 2019:

  • Thurs 6th June - Tues 11th June
  • Thurs 13th June - Tues 18th June
  • Thurs 19th Sept - Tues 24th Sept
  • Thurs 26th Sept - Tues 1st Oct

    Lotte Berk is based on modern dance, yoga and physiotherapy and is designed to achieve a lean, supple and toned body. You will begin each day with a Lotte Berk class before breakfast and also enjoy a class before dinner each evening in Tina's purpose built garden studio. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, swim in the pool, enjoy a cookery demonstration, wander around the historic village of Verteuil or visit the chateau. Bikes are available to explore the surrounding countryside.

    The price is £699 per person for 5 nights based on two people sharing a room (single supplement £100).

    Prices include:
    • all Lotte Berk classes
    • breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine - cooked by a Savoy trained chef
    • visit to a local sculpture park
    • a cookery workshop
    • transfers to and from the French airport for a specified Stansted flight
    • flights are extra.
    • flights
    • on-site deep tissue or hot stone massages cost 50 euros per hour.

    Directory Offer: New Lotte Berk clients will have a FREE private introductory class on arrival.

    For more information visit:



    M: 07831 777 479




    I was one of the first Lotte Berk holiday groups to go to Tina’s wonderful home in the village of Verteuil in the Charentes region of France. I was a complete Lotte Berk novice, but love pilates and was in need of an escape from work themed around a bit of enjoyable exercise. What a totally fantastic experience, I absolutely loved it and am now a complete LB convert – I’m continuing with the classes back in London.


    The morning and evening classes framed the day – one before a leisurely breakfast and the other handily giving us time for a quick shower before pre-evening drinks. What you do in between is up to you. We had an incredibly sociable group and activities ranged from lounging by the pool in the sun, local walks, exploring local villages and markets, cycle rides (it is hilly, whatever Tina tells you!) and kayaking. Everyone took things at their own pace and there was no pressure to join in for those who preferred to just chill and read a book.


    The house was simply gorgeous and beautifully decorated, and the garden magnificent. To hear the river running by while sitting in the garden hammock was sheer joy. But the main features were the outside drinks area, dining table, pool and dance studio.


    Another of Tina’s secret weapons is the friend and chef she employs for these holidays – Christopher Trotter. The food was absolutely amazing and all made from scratch every day. He’s pretty well known and an absolute bonus, meals were all delicious and extremely convivial. He’s also a saint for putting up with a load of chattering women in his kitchen as he produces his masterpieces.


    Tina and Christopher were such wonderful hosts, and everyone was sociable and friendly … I will certainly be booking myself in next year.





    A wonderful introduction to Lotte Berk. Wasn’t sure what to expect but with Tina’s expert tuition I began to master the movements!!


    The most stunning house and location with superb surroundings. Lovely atmosphere and very homely. Excellent cuisine provided by Christopher the Chef. Many highlights from an action packed 5 day trip including cycling and particularly Kayaking glorious, especially with Christopher meeting us half way down the river with a superb picnic!


    Came home on a high and look forward to the next time and discovering more muscles!!





    I had a wonderful Lotte Berk retreat that not only gave me a kick-start to get back to Lotte Berk classes but I also made some lovely new friends and explored the countryside around Verteuil en Charente. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to Lotte Berke newbies and old-timers alike. Tina is a superb host and teacher!!




    The Lotte Berk retreat with Tina in her beautiful house in France was one of the best 4 days I have ever spent. Tina’s tuition of Lotte Berk was suited to all levels from complete beginners through to regular Lotte Berk practitioners. After 2 sessions a day over the 4 days my body felt stronger, leaner, more toned - I felt inches taller and had visible beginnings of a 6-pack! Christopher’s food was delicious, varied and interesting, It felt indulgent and a real treat and yet managed to be healthy and well balanced. The other people on the retreat were all absolutely lovely and we spent some very enjoyable evenings together. I cannot wait to return next year and would recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to escape from ‘real life’ and leave thoroughly relaxed, well fed and feeling stronger and more toned than when they arrived. I have honestly never felt so good!