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Jiva Healing

Jiva Healing runs retreats around the world, focuses on cleansing and relaxing the body, mind, and soul through yoga, healthy eating, meditation, massage, and fasting.

Instructors 4

Melissa Kendall

Melissa spent years studying the social and environmental impacts and practices of large food, chemicals and pharmaceutical companies. Her great passions are yoga, well being and sustainable living. She has a diploma in advanced nutrition and teaches healthy eating and nutrition workshops on the retreats.


Rebecca Andrist

Rebecca Andrist is the co-founder of Jiva Healing and has been running healthy eating, detox, and yoga retreats in the United Kingdom and abroad since 2004. She is a qualified nutritional adviser, yoga teacher, and massage therapist who has worked in healing centers in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and the United States before starting her own business.

Susie Hampshire

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.

Teresa Montano

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 Thai yoga massage therapist and her ongoing studies with the Inner Yoga Trust. She is also an aquatic bodywork therapist.

Yoga Alliance UK (Yoga)

Reviews 4

Roger Smelt

from United States, October 2017

"Juice Fasting Yoga...."

I went on this break just for the yoga and ended up on a week of fasting. Unexpectedly loosing 10 Kg including 2-3 days after the week. Now to keep that off and keep on with the yoga.

Dawn Uç

from United States, July 2017

"Yoga & Fasting retreat"

This was my first experience of a Yoga and fasting retreat in Turkey.We were made to feel so welcome as soon as we arrived and our instructor was so informative,helpful and supportive, nothing was too much trouble.

The yoga experience was exceptional, leaving us feeling so relaxed in mind & body.

I left this retreat feeling fantastic and I would recommend anyone to give it a try as you will not be disappointed with the results . Looking forward to returning next year.

Paula Gray

from Republic of Italy, May 2017

"My yoga experience"

The food was lovely and the Yoga was excellent. Rebecca who ran the retreat had a perfect non preachy attitude towards healthy eating

Testimonials 1

Robert White

Jiva Healing website

The week in France was my third fast with Jiva Healing. The results totally met my expectations in terms of quality of environment and variety of activities (Thai massage, aromatherapy, yoga, etc.) and also in terms of detoxifying, both of body and mind; weight loss was an added bonus! Each time that I have done a fast, I have managed to introduce into my everyday life at least one new 'good' habit learned from the friendly and hard-working team at Jiva Healing. The cumulative effects have been dramatic both in terms of my physical and mental well-being. I thoroughly recommend the fast program and will be going again next year.

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