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During this retreat in Littleton, United Kingdom, all your organs will receive a well-deserved rest and a much needed clear out. Your daily yoga will be complemented by fun and informative classes on nutrition and healthy eating, sustainable living, meditation, and happiness. Flush out the toxins of every day life and find a better natural balance!
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 water. They have five spacious double and twin rooms, some en-suite and some with shared bathrooms, all finished to a high standard and painted in calming natural colors. Rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and are newly renovated and stylish.
Most people subject their bodies to harmful lifestyles and diets that inhibit the body’s ability to cleanse and heal. Eating a poor diet of processed foods clogs up the digestive system with waste materials and prevents your bodies from absorbing vital nutrients, which can lead to health problems over time.
Fasting allows an incredibly effective cleansing process to take place in the body that reaches down to each and every cell and tissue. After 24 hours of not eating, the energy used for digestion is redirected towards clearing out waste matter, dead and damaged cells, blood gas, microbes, parasites and other toxins from your system.
Without the chemical interference of stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, sugar and alcohol, your body is able to find a better natural balance. A professional nutritional adviser will support you throughout the fasting process after a one-to-one consultation.
During the fast you will consume organic fruit and vegetable juices, spirulina, and vegetable broth to provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need to nurture your body, and detoxifying herbs will aid in the cleansing process. Psyllium husks will provide cleansing bulk and help stave off physical hunger.
Self-administered enemas are done twice daily to help the body to eliminate toxins. Please note that this schedule is merely a guide and subject to change.
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 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 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 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.
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. There are numerous historic places of interest and areas of natural beauty to visit in the surrounding areas.
Littleton Mill is 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.
Take the first road on the right after the Lamb on the Strand pub into a country lane.
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.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bristol Airport (BRS).
It is very easy to travel to Littleton Mill by train, with regular train lines to London operating from Chippenham, which is a 15-minute drive away and Westbury, which is a 10-minute drive away.
Trains to Chippenham go from London Paddington and take around one hour and 10 minutes. Trains to Westbury from London Paddington and London Waterloo take around one hour 30 minutes. If you book in advance you can take advantage of cheaper fares.
Transfer from and to these stations is available upon request. You will either be picked up at the station for a small fee or a taxi will be organized for you which you may be able to share with other guests.