Healthy Weight & Yoga Retreat
An Education in Healthy Eating and Lifestyle
September 1 - 8, 2012
with Claudia Jones
The Healthy Weight & Yoga Retreat is designed to assist you in your transition to a healthy lifestyle bringing with it the rewards of greater health and wellbeing. By adopting a diet that is both nutritious and delicious, by embarking on a manageable exercise program, by re-educating yourself on how to eat and by addressing the cause of weight gain long term change is possible.
The Healthy Weight & Yoga Retreat is emphasized as a re-education for your body and mind. During the retreat you will experience the profound inner adjustments that are necessary for lasting change. You will also learn how to change your diet to maintain and build health over the long term. This is the most crucial element for lasting success of any weight loss endeavor. Rather than a temporary fix to an unhealthy lifestyle, by changing your underlying foundation, you will have the tools to build long-term changes into your life.
The Healthy Weight & Yoga Retreat is suitable for anyone needing to lose excess weight, from a few pounds to tens of kilos. The program is also suitable for those wishing to re-set the dials and get back into good habits and healthy living after a period of over indulgence, lack of exercise or sedentary living. All who sincerely wish to make positive changes in their life can fully benefit from this program that inspires healthy eating and vibrant living.
On the Healthy Weight & Yoga Retreat you will enjoy:
- Delicious and nutritious, healthy weight loss meals
- Fresh fruit and vegetable juices
- Fresh wheatgrass or gotu kola juice
- A variety of nutritious healthy supplements
- Healthy cooking class
- Guided morning walk/run
- Afternoon Fitness Classes
Afternoon sessions will cover topics such as:
- Healthy nutrition
- Weight management strategies for long-term success
- How to overcome sugar addiction and eliminate unhealthy cravings
- How improving digestion supports weight loss and overall health
- How and why your weight affects your health and wellbeing
Yoga classes include:
- Guided yoga for all levels of ability
- Restorative yoga
- Breathwork, pranayama and meditation
- Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style will be available for those with an established self-practice
Upon arrival you will receive your complimentary Samahita Wellness 'Healthy Weight' Welcome Kit.
We recommend you take the opportunity to relax and rebalance further by adding on one of our Samahita Wellness Healthy Weight packages over the 7 days:
Basic Healthy Weight Package: € 150
- 1 x Colon hydrotherapy
- 1 x Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
- 1 x Chi Nei Tsang - therapeutic abdominal massage
- 1 x 'Body & Soul' therapies
- 1 x Kapha Stimulating Body Scrub
Complete Healthy Weight Package: € 350
- 3 x Colon hydrotherapy
- 3 x Far infrared sauna therapy
- 2x Chi Nei Tsang - therapeutic abdominal massage
- 3 x 'Body & Soul' therapies
- 1 x Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) 60 mins
- 1 x Kapha Stimulating Body Scrub
Claudia is the Director of Wellness at Samahita Retreat. Claudia expertly guides and supports our guests through healthy weight loss, detox and wellness programs and has done so since the center's launch. She is instrumental in the ongoing development of our health programs and the growth of our wellness center. Claudia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of complementary health and wellbeing from her holistic health and yoga center in the UK, which she ran for many years until selling in 2006. She completed her Centered Yoga Training in 2007, has taught retreats in India, Greece and Taiwan and is a resident teacher here at Samahita Retreat. She has spent time in study in both Mysore with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath and also at The Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute with Sri Tiwari for pranayama. For more please see her full bio
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|6:30 - 7:15am||Guided morning walk/run|
|7:15 am||Herbal Tea|
|7:30 am||Intention and Day Opening
Breathwork-Pranayama and Meditation
|8:15 am||Asana Practice: Guided asana practice specially adapted for the Healthy Weight program. Suitable for all levels of ability.
Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style will be available for those with an established self-practice
|10 am||Healthy Weight Program Breakfast|
|12 pm||Healthy Weight Program Lunch|
|10 am - 3 pm||Free time for wellness therapies, rest|
|3 - 3:30 pm||Healthy Weight Snack and refreshment|
|3 - 4 pm||Afternoon Fitness Class|
|4 - 4:30 pm||Snack and Refreshment|
|4:30 pm||Educational talk on topics such as Healthy nutrition, Weight management strategies for long-term success, How to overcome sugar addiction and eliminate unhealthy cravings, How improving digestion supports weight loss and overall health, How and why your weight affects your health and wellbeing, discussion, Q & A|
|5:15 pm||Restorative yoga asana and breath work|
|6 pm||Healthy Weight Program Dinner|
|6 - 8 pm||Steam room available|
|7:30 pm||Evenings are free for relaxation, enjoying therapies at the wellness center, meditation or watching healthy living dvd's|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html
The Wellness Director is an excellent teacher. I learned a lot on this retreat. I will remember this experience forever. I learned a lot about ways to reduce my cravings for sweets which is my biggest problem. The people who work there from the receptionist to the massage personnel are excellent. I enjoyed my stay very much. Thank you for the remarkable experience.
Lina, USA (2012-05-25)
The Wellness Director is an amazing teacher; very good at explaining everything to us while pushing us to do better. I joined the Healthy Weight Loss & Yoga retreat mainly to relax and give my body a rest from the bad habits (alcohol, bad food, smoking). Smamhita Retreat really exceeded my expectations and gave me an overall understanding of how to eat healthily while keeping fit. I loved the yoga classes, the morning running, fitness classes and the amazing treatments. Would definitely come back for more!
Chrsitina, UK (2012-05-25)
The Wellness Director is so professional and she likes to share with all of us the benefits of healthy food, she is a super teacher. When the world is really stressful, when you work too much, it is good to spend some time here and take care of you. The only thing that matters is your health and you are the only boss, so do yoga and eat healthy food, your body will enjoy it.
Valerie, China (2012-05-25)
This program will show you how to bring health into your life in all aspects. The weight loss is just the start of a healthier life.
Reta, Canada (2012-05-25)
I really enjoyed everything. I feel The Wellness Director is very knowledgeable, helpful, loving. I can not believe how tasty yet healthy the food was.
Nicole, Canada (2012-05-25)
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.
Past retreats dates:
September 1 - 8, 2012
May 19 - 26, 2012