Residential Ayurveda Retreats in West Dorset, UK

Our residential UK Ayurveda Retreats provide opportunities for healing in nature in our rural  clinic setting

Go through a personal journey of healing experiencing the power of Ayurveda in a fully catered residential mini-hospital environment

Next Sessions:

4-15th November 23

6-17th January 24

April 2024 Sicily

Such a privilege to be on the first Dorset retreat! Anu has in depth knowledge & experience beyond many, intertwining it all to create her own style and above all keeping things simple. She was a dream to stay with, to learn with, and to return home feeling light & bright and confident about moving forwards myself. I can’t wait to read her book to keep me aligned and to keep her close. Thank you.

I highly recommend the Jivita Ayurveda Retreat at Wraxall Yard in the beautiful West Dorset countryside.  Having been diagnosed with MS, I wanted to manage my life better and achieve a sense of well-being.  Over three wonderful days I settled into a calming routine of gentle exercise, peaceful meditations and delicious seasonal food.  Highlights were Anu’s healing massages and a fascinating nature walk guided by Nick Read, founder of Wraxall Yard.  All in all it was an amazing and transformative three days. Thank you, Anu! 

The Jivita Ayurveda retreat is the real deal when it comes to detox packages and is supported by Anu’s wealth of knowledge and experience. I was suffering burnout from work/ life and she provided a wonderful haven that provided me with a really solid reset, I saw so many physical and mental benefits in my 12-day retreat and even after the retreat finished. Anu was fantastic and provided a tailored plan of treatments, food, exercise and lifestyle tips. Treatments are twice daily and the quality was superb, the first treatment was as good as the last. Anu deliberately does not oversubscribe the retreat so that there is high degree of personal attention as she monitors your progress from day to day. The retreat centre is beautiful, clean and fully equipped and surrounded by nature (rolling hills, woodland, a babbling stream), which was great to walk in each day, and was part of the healing experience. I cannot thank Anu enough, this was the health reset that I needed and I left equipped to put what I learned into my daily life. I also completed the Jivita Ayurveda Therapist course and I am completing Ayurvedic Nutritionist training, I also highly recommend these courses too.

A Typical Day At Our Ayurveda Retreat

A typical day might consist of

  • 6am wake up and morning routines (intake of water and herbal medication)
  • Exercise (appropriate to the condition)
  • 7am Massage therapies
  • Personal hygiene routines
  • 9am Light breakfast  
  • Classes, Walks, Self-Study
  • 1pm Lunch (as per individual needs)
  • Nap
  • Afternoon activities (e.g. classes, yoga nidra, light movement, arts)
  • 5pm Light supper 
  • Evening Yin Yoga, pranayama, meditation
  • Lights off 10pm
kitchari, Healthy Ayurvedic recipe Jivita Ayurveda Kensal Rise

Wraxall Yard

Wraxall Yard is a state of the art, beautifully renovated eighteenth-century dairy farm in the picturesque village of Lower Wraxall, Dorset

The space has been designed to cater for holiday makers in search for easily accessible luxury experiences within natural surrounding of the English countryside. With great attention to detail, its owners have designed a place which is not only functional in terms of accessibility but where the nature blends in with the interiors seen in custom made furniture and natural building materials and soft furnishing. 

Promoting sustainable, organic and local living, Wraxall Yard is a perfect match with Jivita Ayurveda’s ethos. We are proud to be collaborating with them, creating unique and authentic ayurvedic healing experiences, unparalleled to anywhere in the UK.

Wraxall Yard’s Website shows details of their estate, lodges and nature. It gives mores details of their mission to cater for those in need of relaxation and healing. 

Free On-Demand Workshop

Not quite ready to commit? Check out our free on-demand workshop where you learn to use food as a medicine.

In this training you will learn a fresh model that allows you to practice and apply authentic Ayurveda by syncing with the seasons and timing your activities right.
Anu will lay out the Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle into an easy and fun everyday practice without complicated food lists and doshas to think about. There’s no obscure terminology and – if you stay to the end – there’s even more more free learning material.

Get the Ayurveda Detox book

How To Cleanse, Balance and Revitalise Your Body

Ayurveda Detox Book Anu Paavola

Your practitioner Anu is the author of Ayurveda Detox:  How To Cleanse, Balance and Revitalise Your Body, available from Amazon, Waterstones and Blackwell’s. 

Her book will inspire you to try pace your daily and seasonal rhythms in a way that additional detox programs become almost redundant. Ayurvedic living is detoxifying per se and if you haven’t experienced it yet, learn from this book and create a new detox program for yourself that not only cleanses you but teaches you habits of a lifetime. 

Find out more about Anu’s Ayurveda Detox book.

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