Dr Margaretha Montagu

Retreat to ReConnect…with Yourself, with Others, with Nature…and with Horses

at Esprit Meraki

Dr Margaretha Montagu – described as a “game changer”, “guiding light”, “burnout banisher” and “life-enriching author” – is a certified transformational retreat leader who guides her clients towards their most meaningful and fulfilling lives, particularly when navigating life transitions – virtually, or with the assistance of her Friesian Horses, at their home in the southwest of France.

Do You Feel Overwhelmed?


Are you worried that you may get seriously ill and not be able to afford medical care?
Do you fear that you may lose your job and not be able to provide for your family?
Do you worry that your relationship may disintegrate under the strain and end in divorce?
Do you fear that, due to the current economic downturn, you may become destitute and end up living on the streets?
Are you anxious about the possibility that your business may fail and that you will be declared bankrupt?
Do you lie awake at night, anxiously trying to stop your mind from dwelling on the worst possible case scenario for the future?


We live in a pandemic-ravaged world that is potentially dangerous and inherently unpredictable. Much of what we worry about has to do with losing what we have: our health, our happiness, our friends and our family, our financial security, our freedom, our independence and ultimately, our lives. We worry that all we have may be taken from us, in a second, that everything might change, for the worst.

CHANGE is the one thing none of us can avoid.

To survive in this peri-pandemic world, we will have to become experts at coping with change, especially with life transitions (any change that impacts your life in a significant way) expected or unexpected, planned or imposed, sudden, intermittent or gradual.

Dr Margaretha Montagu equips her clients to expertly handle every challenge, change and life transition that comes their way, using retreats, books, masterclasses and community to help clients prosper and live meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Dr M Montagu MBChB MRCGP NLP Master Coach Cert, Transformational Coach Cert, Councelling Cert, Med Hypnotherapy Dip, EAGALA Cert

My Friesian horses helped me through more changes than I have space to list here: Name a life transition, challenge or change, I bet I have experienced it personally. It was painful to have to retire from medicine, embark on a new career, start a business from scratch, get divorced, and lose people and animals I love. It was terrifying to move lock stock and barrel to another country, more than once, to lose one of my eyes and to live with the constant threat of losing the little vision I have left in the other.”

Coping with life transitions can be stressful. Stressing serves no purpose and in the long run, it can harm our physical and/or mental health. Do you sometimes feel your stomach churning, break out in a sweat, have palpitations and struggle to breathe? Persistent severe anxiety, fear, worry, despair and depression can inhibit our ability to cope with challenges.

So how can you avoid getting uber-stressed and find out how to cope successfully with change?

“You can attend one of my online or residential retreats, read one of my books, participate in a masterclass or join my community.” Dr Margaretha Montagu

Very interesting, reassuring and truthful. No textbook wisdom but hard life experience against a medical background put at one’s disposal through a course with three beautiful Friesian horses. E Smulders


Dr. Margaretha Montagu and her soul-mare, Belle de la Babinière, facilitators of magical futures.

You get one life. Make it meaningful, purposeful, fulfilling and magical by investing in yourself.

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Have you been wondering whether you should go on a transformational retreat to escape the endless demands and ever-escalating stress that is threatening to overwhelm you?

Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery

Going on a transformational retreat is about retreating, or withdrawing, from our busy lives and going deep within ourselves, to reconnect to who we really are and what we truly want.

It’s about getting out of our heads and into our hearts.

Lost your Way?

Let Nature be Your Compass

Feel that little thrill of excitement, that sudden burst of enthusiasm, that unexpected energy boost? If the thought of escaping the pressures of day-to-day life fills you with longing, then join us at Esprit Meraki for 3/5/7/10 days. Here you can recharge your batteries, reconnect to your authentic self and reconstruct your life to be the purposeful, meaningful and fulfilling life you always wanted to live.

Slow and Sustainable Tourism in the south of France

All my retreats are designed to help you rest, recharge your batteries and find a way through challenging life transitions and life changes like divorce, retirement, redundancy, starting a business, changing careers, moving to another country etc.

Looking forward to welcoming you here!

Dr M Montagu MBChB MRCGP Master NLP Pract, Life Transitions Coach Cert, Counselling Cert, Med Hypnotherapy Dip, EAGALA Cert


Enquiries of all kinds are welcome. I respond to all e-mails asap, so if you don’t hear back from me within a reasonable time, please contact me again (sometimes e-mails disappear into black holes in cyberspace!). Please leave your e-mail address (and phone number if you would like me to phone you.) Your personal details are confidential and will not be sold, shared or distributed to a third-party company.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you require any further information. I speak English, French and passable Dutch – please feel free to write to me in any of these languages.  Feedback is always welcome, I am interested to hear the views of my visitors (positive or negative).

To contact me, please send an e-mail to margarethamontaguATgmailDOTcom, fill in the form below or get in touch via social media:

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