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Private Yoga and Detox Retreat UK

On this seven-day Ayurvedic detox programme youll receive a three-hour Ayurvedic massage and shirodhara or svedana therapy each day. This programme is an ideal introduction and preparation for the more intensive panchakarma (full detox) programme, but is also a suitable option if you simply wish to rest, relax, lose weight, de-stress and address your underlying health issues in greater depth. This programme also includes daily personal lifestyle and health coaching with Danny or Carol, along with optional yoga and meditation. This is Ayurveda UKs most popular retreat choice, with many clients booking from year to year.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga & pranayama sessions
  • Daily 2-hour Ayurvedic massage & shirodara or svedana therapy
  • Personal lifestyle and health coaching
  • Pickup from Tutbury / Hatton station
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily organic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

As youll be their only guest at Ayurvedic Retreat in Staffordshire, youre guaranteed individual care and attention at all times. The venue is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, apart from scheduled visits by Ayurveda UK for treatments, health counselling and the cooking and serving of the simple and delicious vegetarian meals created to match your body type and goals.

One of the things Ayurveda UK regular clients really value is having the house to themselves whilst knowing they are nearby. As they live next door they are able to be flexible with timings, never in a rush to get home and always available when you need them. If you wish to take time out for a little 'inner reflection' Ayurveda UK will leave you to sit and ponder and if you wish seek their knowledge and advice they are never far away.

The house is ideal for one guest. Theres a bedroom, along with the bathroom and treatment room upstairs. Downstairs youll find the kitchen, sitting room and conservatory overlooking the pretty garden, which we've transformed into a quiet, meditative space, so its an oasis of calm. On a clear night you can even indulge in some star-gazing.

Ayurveda UK Yoga Retreat Program

Your private retreat will be individually-tailored to your own unique personal goals, needs and desires. A typical day is detailed below but in general your days will be structured around Ayurveda UKs relaxing massage therapies, personal development and health education but you'll also have a little time to explore the local area with its craft and antique shops, walk down to the River Dove or visit the famous Tutbury castle. As youll be Ayurveda UKs only guest youre guaranteed by their undivided attention at all times.

Typical day

07:00 - 08:00 Ayurveda UK recommends that you start your day with an hour of yoga, pranayama and meditation - instruction can be given to those who are not familiar with any of these practices or who would like extra tuition.

08:00 - 09:00 A light breakfast of freshly-squeezed, organic vegetable juice - this starts off the day for all Ayurveda UK clients, not just those on juice fasts.

09:00 - 12:00 The main therapy session of the day - a blissful massage selected that day depending on how you feel, how you are doing and what your overall goal is, with two Ayurvedic therapists massaging your body in total synchronisation with warm herbal oils. This is followed by either svedana, a herbal steam treatment, or shirodhara, warm herbal oil poured rhythmically over the forehead.

12:00 - 13:00 Rest and relaxation with gentle Indian flute music (if desired), and a cup of ginger or herb tea

13:00 - 14:00 A light lunch of rice or buckwheat, vegetables and lentil dhal, or an organic vegetable soup

14:00 - 15:00 A chance to explore the craft and antique shops in the local village, relax in the garden or take a walk by the river

15:00 - 17:00 Personal development and counselling or Ayurvedic education. The topics include diet, lifestyle and exercise or your personal issues. The luxury of having additional Ayurvedic therapy sessions at this time is also optional.

17:00 - 18:00 If you feel in the mood, Ayurveda UK recommends concluding your day with an hour of gentle yoga, pranayama and meditation - these sessions can be lead by Danny or Carol if prefer their guidance.

18:00 - 19:00 Light supper of rice, lentil and vegetable soup

19:00 - 22:00 A chance to relax, read, watch DVDs or listen to self-improvement tapes

22:00 The ideal time to retire to bed for a blissful nights sleep

What to expect

On an Ayurvedic retreat youll receive the very best in the field of complementary healthcare. Not only does Ayurveda UK provide scientifically validated purification therapies but they also offer effective health education, life-coaching and stress-management programs. The therapies are profound and powerful, the life coaching are comprehensive and the personal service second to none. Once youve experienced the therapies they offer, they trust youll agree that theyre the most natural and effective path to health and happiness in the world today. An Ayurvedic retreat is your chance to unwind and relax in a caring, supportive environment.

Life coaching

  • Discover your Ayurvedic body type and the secrets to keeping it balanced
  • Learn how to effortlessly introduce this ancient wisdom into your daily life
  • Find out how to stay healthy and live a happy, stress-free life
  • Explore gentle Ayurvedic exercises to maintain peak health and fitness
  • Practice simple yoga postures to improve muscle tone and joint flexibility
  • Learn a powerful meditation technique to release stress and relax the mind
  • Learn an effective breathing technique for instant relaxation and mental balance
  • Discover how to improve digestion, regulate appetite and reduce cravings
  • Find out how to administer your own Ayurvedic body massage

Retreat location

The Ayurvedic Retreat is situated in a small and cosy terraced town house in the quiet, historic village of Tutbury in Staffordshire, chosen for its easy access.

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stargazing
  • Steam room

General

  • Bar
  • Caf nearby
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Mini bar
  • River nearby
  • Terrace

Services

  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

All meals are light and vegetarian - breakfast is usually freshly-squeezed carrot, ginger and apple juice, and lunch and evening meals are delicious soups based on rice, lentils and vegetables.

Things to do (optional)

Explore the local area with its craft and antique shops

Listen to self-improvement tapes

Read

Relax in the garden

Rest and relaxation with gentle Indian flute music

Star gazing

Ultimate Panchakarma detox

Visit Tutbury castle

Walk down to the River Dove

Watch DVDs

Spa treatments

You will experience the main therapy session of the day, that is a blissful massage selected that day depending on how you feel, how you are doing and what your overall goal is, with two Ayurvedic therapists massaging your body in total synchronisation with warm herbal oils. This is followed by either svedana, a herbal steam treatment, or shirodhara, warm herbal oil poured rhythmically over the forehead.

Shirodhara

This amazingly relaxing therapy gently releases stress and tension from the mind and body; it usually accompanies Abhyanga or Vishesh. A steady stream of warm, aromatic oil flows rhythmically across the forehead calming the mind and soothing the nervous system. It induces deep relaxation and feelings of profound happiness and well-being.

Svedana

A herbal steam treatment allowing the body to perspire and release impurities from the skin. It is excellent for helping soothe painful, sore or aching muscles and joints and for improving the complexion.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions
  • Personal lifestyle and health coaching
  • Pickup from Tutbury / Hatton station
  • Shirodara or Svedana therapy each day
  • Two-hour Ayurvedic massage each day

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

East Midlands Airport (EMA) is about a 30-minute drive.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Tutbury / Hatton station. Tutbury and Hatton (approximately 15 minutes from Derby, 1 hour from Birmingham, 1.5 hours from Manchester, 2 hours from London). Ayureda UK will meet you at the station if you choose to travel this way.

Distances

  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 30 minutes by car
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