10 Day Weight Loss Retreat

Enhance your body’s ability to use and burn fat and feel good in your body

The most important thing about bodyweight is how it feels. Extra kilos are not necessarily a health issue, however, when weight becomes a burden for the mind the ayurvedic weight loss regimes become handy. 

The ayurvedic weight loss programs are designed for life, not just for a fleeting moment. During our stay you will learn new ways of balancing eating and creating healthy habits that support a change for years to come. In addition to weight loss, these programs lower down chronic inflammation and help manage or even heal auto-immune disorders. 

Anu Paavola Jivita Ayurveda founder

What can I expect?

Weight loss in ayurvedic terms happens from a place of safety and comfort because stress prevents fat from burning. All inclusive residential stay in our retreat location offers peaceful isolation from opportunities to binge and teaches new ways of managing daily routines in order to promote fat burning. Relaxing and detoxifying daily treatments fasten the process of purification. Intake of herbs promote digestion and elimination are an integral part of an ayurvedic cleanse.   

After an initial consultation to determine the individual needs, the stay in our Dorset retreat centre evolves from morning till evening in a flow intended for calming and grounding the system. 

Each weight loss program will be designed with care for enhancing energy efficiency and metabolic flexibility. 

Yogic practices of pranayama and meditation are an integral part of the process. 

  • A tailor made package

  • Detoxifying, relaxing and healing treatments

  • Delicious ayurvedic diet

  • Healing herbs

How much does it cost?


Ayurvedic massage

About Your Teacher

Anu is the founder of Jivita Academy of Ayurveda and author of Ayurveda Detox: How To Cleanse, Balance and Revitalise Your Body.

She has been involved in education in Finland already when studying in the university of Helsinki in the Nineties. The real passion for teaching was inspired by her turn of career from language studies to Ayurveda. 

Trained in clinical Ayurveda, Anu released soon that to get results with clients they needed fundamental education on basic healthy living. Ayurveda is mainly about self-care and most of the times clients need help in understanding what is in their power to do.

Having started teaching in a yoga teacher training school called Yoga London in 2010 she developed her interest in education and launched Jivita Academy of Ayurveda to respond to the high demand of quality courses with hands-on approach for therapists and nutritionists.

Two main courses are offered by the academy at the moment: a 200h intensive training for therapists and a 200h certified online program for Ayurvedic Nutritionists.

Her passion in education is also visible in client work. Anu is passionate about translating ancient wisdom of healing into modern context. She empowers her clients to take charge of their own health by increasing awareness in nutrition based on their individual needs. Incorporating her twenty years of practice and teaching of yoga Anu’s approach to healing is almost unique to anywhere in London or the UK.

Anu has created a community of enthusiasts by teaching that health in its right form brings about joy in life. Healing and recovering in her opinion do not exclude fun and enjoyment but are an extension of balanced and abundant life.

Anu Paavola, founder Jivita Ayurveda

Frequently Asked Questions

Full payment is required two weeks before the start of the retreat. 

The deposit of £500 is payable at enrolment. 

This program is designed to be a state-of-the-art experience of Ayurveda offered only by Jivita Ayurveda. The uniqueness of this program consists of an integrated approach of ayurveda and yoga, the most compatible ancient forms of healing for fast results. 

This program can be custom made to the needs, availability and resources of the client. 

The retreat program is designed around morning routines and set meal times. Massages and other healing sessions are also timed to take place in a routinely manner. We expect that you commit to these times and follow the advice given in order to get the desired results. 

The use of mobile devices should be limited to minimum and work related tasks should be left at home. The time at the retreat is short and should be used most efficiently to return to a state of self-regulation or healing. 

You will receive some administrative documents to sign and a request to find a date for the initial health consultation. 

Wraxall Hall is located in West Dorset. The nearest train station is Crewkerne and Dorchester. We can arrange for pick up and drop off.

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 course leader 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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