In this weekend retreat you will have the opportunity to take part in cooking classes that will help you to become more creative in the kitchen. You will learn how to create meals that will be healthy, satisfying and fun to make. You will learn about macro-nutrient balance, times of the day for optimal digestion and assimilation, how stress affects digestion and why it's important to relax while eating. You will learn about common allergens in foods and how to easily avoid them as well as effective ways of balancing blood sugar. All recipes will be vegetarian and dairy and gluten-free.
More and more research is showing the important role that stress-reduction plays with illness on many levels. This weekend retreat will teach you the importance of slowing down and relaxing, and what that can mean for digestion, assimilation and energy levels.
Daily yoga classes will also be part of the program and we will have a team of professional massage therapists on hand to give a variety of treatments, including Foot Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage and Organic Facials.
Littleton Mill is a 17th-century Wiltshire water mill set in ten acres of woodland and meadow on Semington Brook. Its large yoga space looks out over the water. The perfect venue for relaxing and rejuvenating. The Mill is run entirely on renewable energy . It is just a few minutes away from the Kennet and Avon canal, a great place for walking, cycling or boating.
Wiltshire is an ancient county of unspoiled quiet beauty. Littleton is located between the villages of Semington and Seend. The nearest towns are Trowbridge (10 minutes), Chippenham (15 minutes), Bath (20 minutes), and Melksham (5 minutes). There are numerous historic places of interest and areas of natural beauty to visit in the surrounding areas .
NOTE: Prices are based on two people sharing a room. Single supplement charges are £160. There are only six guest rooms available and these are allocated to customers on a first come first served basis.
Our prices include accommodation at Littleton Mill, all classes, and all food and drink.
Massages and travel costs are not included in the price of the retreat
8:30 - 10:00 Yoga (gentle hatha practice)
12:00 - 13:30 Cooking Demos in the Kitchen and Nutrition Class
14:30 - 18:00 Afternoons free to explore, have massages and rest
18:00 Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Rebecca Andrist is the co-founder of Jiva Healing, and has been running healthy eating, detox and yoga retreats in the UK and abroad since 2004. She is a qualified Nutritional Advisor, Yoga teacher and Massage Therapist who has worked in healing centres in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Thailand and the United States before starting her own business. Her healing work ranges across yoga, meditation, bodywork, nutrition, exercise, mind-body healing and colon care. She strives to inspire and motivate all guests to live happy and healthy lives and impart the necessary tools in order to achieve this
Melissa, co-founder of Jiva Healing, lives at Littleton Mill, Jiva's UK venue, with her husband Richard and son Curtis. An ex-investment analyst on socially responsible funds, Melissa spent years studying the social and environmental impacts and practices of large food, chemicals and pharmaceutical companies. Her great passions are yoga, wellbeing and sustainable living. She has a Diploma in Advanced Nutrition, and teaches healthy eating and nutrition workshops on the retreats.
Teresa Montano was a professional dancer for many years before becoming involved in yoga. Since the late 1990's she has been studying with various teachers and traditions and is a fully qualified teacher with Yoga Alliance and Sivananda Certification. Her commitment to yoga continues to expand both with her work as a qualified Yoga Thai Massage Therapist and her ongoing studies with the Inner Yoga Trust. She is also an Aquatic Bodywork Therapist (massage in water).
Susie is a professional bodywork therapist with a deep interest in holistic, sports, deep tissue and no-hands massage techniques alongside acupressure, reflexology, facials and kinesiology. She has taught massage therapy at the Claire Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage, and qualified in ITEC Nutrition and The Mehta Facial at the Champissage Indian Head School in London. Susie balances Eastern and Western healing traditions. Susie's passion is Meditation and she is currently studying towards a MA in Mindfulness Meditation.
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