Wiltshire, United Kingdom

$460,00

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.

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    Price

    $460,00

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    Location

    United Kingdom, Wiltshire

Highlights

Morning yoga sessions
Evening Restorative Yoga & Meditation
Kitchen workshops

Course description

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. (Please note that massages are not included in the price of the retreat.)

About the place

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. 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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

2 nights accommodation at Littleton Mill, All classes, All food and drinks

What’s not included

Airfare, Airport transfers, Travel costs, Massages, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Littleton Mill

How to get there

By train Due to our focus on environmental principles at Littleton Mill, we strongly encourage guests to use public transport to travel to and from our retreats. It is very easy to travel to Littleton Mill by train, with regular train lines to London operating from Chippenham (15 minutes drive away) and Westbury (10 minutes drive away) Trains to Chippenham go from London Paddington and take around 1 hour 10 minutes. Trains to Westbury from London Paddington and London Waterloo take around 1 hour 30 minutes. To book trains you can go to www.thetrainline.com. If you book in advance you can take advantage of cheaper fares. You can also book train tickets at www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares. We will either pick you up at the station for a small fee, or organise a taxi for you which you may be able to share with other guests. By car If you prefer to drive, Littleton Mill is situated on the A361 between Trowbridge and Devizes, about half a mile east of the junction with the A350. If you are driving on the M4 you can either take exit 14 and go through Hungerford, Marlborough and Devizes (the scenic route) or you can take exit 17 and drive through Chippenham and Melksham on the A350. From the Devizes, direction takes the first road on the right after the Lamb on the Strand pub into a country lane. If you are coming from the A350 direction we are the first left after a car dealer and lay-by on the right-hand side. Once you turn into the lane, Littleton Mill is the last house at the very end of the lane. We will send you a map when confirming your booking. By air The nearest airport to Littleton Mill is Bristol about 35 miles (1 hour 10minutes) away.

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation
  • Restorative yoga

Activities

  • Cooking

Amenities

  • Library
  • Massage
  • Private parking
  • Walking trails
  • Wifi

Daily Program

Yoga (gentle hatha practice)
Breakfast
Cooking Demos in the Kitchen and Nutrition Class
Afternoons free to explore, have massages and rest

Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Supper

Instructors

Rebecca Andrist | Nutritional Advisor and Retreat Coordinator
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 Kendall | Retreat Coordinator
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.

 

Susie Hampshire | Meditation Teacher and Massage Therapist
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.

 

Teresa Montano | Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist
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).

 

Angela Walker | Nutritionist Angela has a busy clinic in London where she practices an integrative and functional approach to nutrition, health and wellness. Some of her key areas include digestive health, immune function, energy levels and detoxification. Angela has worked with Jiva Healing since 2008, on retreats in Goa, France, Turkey and at the UK base at Littleton Mill.
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    Jo Walker

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    The Jiva retreat that I attended was run in a very supportive environment by experienced, enthusiastic, and informed people with true conviction about what they do. Invest a week of your time and reap the benefits for years to come. I loved it and I will definitely do it again. From Jiva Healing Testimonials Page
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    The Creative Cooking, Conscious Eating and Yoga Retreat with Jiva Healing was simply amazing. First of all, Rebecca provided excellent instructions on getting to the retreat and I made it there early (even with the jet lag coming from Arizona, USA). Probably the best thing was the food. Such a large variety of deliciousness made from all vegan ingredients. Even now I'm attempting to make some of the meals today. Another great thing was the yoga, we had morning and evening sessions that were perfect for energy and relaxation. It was just enough to be challenging and Jemima, the yoga teacher, made every effort to be accommodating for all body types. My last comment is the company. We were a small group of 10 people from all varieties of life. I was made to feel comfortable within a day of being there. I truly wish that the retreat had gone on longer. I had planned my vacation for a weekend at the retreat and then 5 days in London. I now wish that it had been 5 days of retreat and 2 days in London! I'm looking forward to saving up for the next retreat with Jiva Healing. Namaste and Thank you Rebecca, Jemima, and everyone else! from Jiva Healing Testimonial Page
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    "It was the greatest experience I have ever felt. When we made the 'Circle of Angels', so much knowingness and emotion welled up inside me, I actually expoded with tears of love. I have never felt so deep a connection with anyone of my closest family or friends before. In fact, I have not felt so deeply touched since. I would come back to Jiva Healing. I can't wait in fact. Originally, all I wanted was to drop some fat from having my kids. I certainly am not religious, a vegetarian, or even an environmentally friendly person. Horrible as that was, now that I know better (thanks to the education from Jiva Healing), I am on a quest to live up to my own personal potential now. When I left I felt like people must when they climb Mt. Everest or something. It was such an accomplishment, and so easy too. It's amazing how simple life becomes when temptation is taken away. The whole experience was incredibly well planned out, and the staff could not be more friendly and inspiring." from Jiva Healing Testimonial Page
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    She runs two types of retreats:  juice fasts and healthy eating retreats. Both include daily yoga and nutrition classes. Go and heal for the year ahead and fly under her wing. You won’t regret it; I miss her shiny smile already. from The Naturalista
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    The difference with a Jiva Healing retreat and various others that I have attended, is that at Jiva, there is a real family vibe. I met so many wonderful people, people who in my day-to-day life I would probably never know. It was amazing how such a lovely group of people came together, and I made some very special connections. from Jiva Healing Testimonial Page
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    When I got home to London I felt brilliant, better than I can ever remember. The staff at Jiva that week were fantastic, each with their particular skills, expertise, and manner, making up an excellent team. I would say that anyone who is stressed and really feels like they need a break, while knowing that regular holidays just don't deliver, should definitely go and juice fast for a week. For some people I know and love, I wouldn't just recommend it, I'd prescribe it. from Jiva Healing Testimonials Page
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    It had all the aspects of an amazing holiday sun, sea, good company, some learning, laughing, relaxing, lots of sleep. I came home bounding with energy and raring to go, looking and feeling great. It is definitely worth it. A totally indulgent treat just for you. from Jiva Healing Testimonial Page
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