Retreats to lose weight?

by Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Experience

Unplug from your busy daily life and recalibrate the mind and body through a immersive, dance fitness and wellness program in Montepagano, Italy but also short workshops , in London, where you can have a taste of how we work. We deliver results through a strict philosophy based on movement, empathy, food discipline.   Limited to 4-10 guests each session.

The aim of the retreat or workshop is to provide an antidote to the repetitive, restrictive movements of modern life through reacquainting ourselves with our bodies. Body and Dance Conditioning to tone, balance and improve your lean muscles and Yoga inspired stretches will optimize core stability and posture.  Vegan Juices available and local vegetables and fruits can be delivered in place to make delicious meals. Part of the retreat is a workshop session where we will learn how to self recover ourselves using food.

Why we will lose weight?

‘I do not believe in long term diets, but I strongly believe that a connection with your body will help you to re-organize your habits. There are ways to control your cravings’

Destroy temptation.
If you’ve succumbed to a craving and bought a cake or some unhealthy food and start to feel guilty while eating it, destroy it. “Don’t just throw it away; run water over it, ruin it. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment that you’ve licked your binge,” says Caroline Apovian, MD, director, Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center. Internalize the process, bring attention to something else.
Since stress the most probable trigger for cravings, in this retreat you will  learn to deal with it could potentially save you hundreds of calories a day. This will take some practice. We will cook every night all together to understand and enjoy the need of the food. As you learn differences between eat for nourish and eat to stress, you can try deep breathing or visualizing your body changes as you like before this happens, or you can speed things up by learning progressive muscle relaxation.
Distract yourself.
“Cravings typically last ten minutes,” says John Foreyt, PhD, of Baylor College of Medicine. Recognize that and divert your mind: Call someone, listen to music, run an errand, meditate or exercise.
Indulge yourself and love.
Learn ways to control your cravings, infact  to decrease chronic inflammation is to lose weight or maintain a healthy body weight. Being overweight, obese, or having abdominal obesity are risk factors for many diseases that are associated with inflammation, such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. Adipose tissue (i.e. fat) contributes directly to an inflammatory state by producing inflammatory mediators called adipocytokines. Research has shown that with weight loss, overweight individuals can reduce inflammation. You will learn how abandon for ever your inflammatory habits and free your body  from undervaluation issues. Physical activity may also contribute to a reduction in systemic inflammation, although it is unclear if this effect is independent from weight loss.

Italian Retreat in Abruzzo

Where to stay
We have 8-10 places available in Borgo Montepagano in  Casale Colle della Corte with self-catering appartments with a small minibus (or 2 big cars) that will take us around everyday. Each room different is from the next, and also costs are different depends on the solution you choose. Every room is the result of a skilful combination of love for the beautiful and the cozy comfort. Feeling the idea of Italy trough a very authentic experience, this location  has the most exceptional landscape ever. The aromatic garden will help you to come closer to the nature and ground your body for more balance and respect of yourself. All retreats run from Sunday to Sunday, in the seven days you have 4 days of workshops and 3 days free You can book more than one week if you wish. Check-in time is usually from 12pm, but each time is slightly different. And we ask that you check-out by 12pm noon. When you book your stay we can organise your transfers to and from the Pescara airport. Group transfers are shared between up to 6-8 people and run on Sundays on arrivals around 21 pm and same in the way back. Or any-time transfers are available (for up to 4 people) any time of the week. The transfer is around 40 min.

Dates and Prices 2018

  • April 15-22 2018 /May 20-27, 2018 /
  • June  10-17 2018  / June 17- 24, 2018 /
  • September 10-17, 2018

Price from £ 550 includes, read more about Italian Retreats.


London Workshops

Artemisia, the cleanse workshop will explore techniques to remove common irritants, while nourishing ourselves with vegan and whole foods from our recipes repertoire. Together, we will clean emotional and physical blocks to reveal a more focussed and vibrant version of ourselves.

Maybe you’ve been pretty consistent about eating fruits and veggies, making workout  classes at least once a week, and going to sleep at a reasonable hour. The holiday period impacts the health habits of even the most disciplined among us. We will learn how to deal with the desire to consume sugar and unhealthy food and how to embrace habits that bring our challenges to another level. In other words how we strip away layers of false beliefs.

The workshop

In our 120 minutes where you will do different activities.  A- Body map, to find where you feel weak or areas where you need improvements;  b- Learn your daily routine 45  minutes of total body workout that combine with Artemisia food will offer you amazing result in short time.  I will lead you from a breathing exercises to a cardio sweaty session where we will use full body with techniques from ballet, aerobic, yoga, contemporary dance.  You will experience how we can re-balance your body. c-A digital manual with recipes and criteria to cleanse the body for 2 weeks, you will understand the principle and have basic recipes to work with; d- Techniques to manage the cravings, meditation and workout, special tricks, sage help, aromatherapy

You will experience a full range of movements — alignment for postural integrity, core strength, breath work, and relaxation. The session will be concluded with a liberating feeling and a clarity that will give you what to do next to transform your body in the best biomechanics shape.

Cleanse focuses particularly on inversions and backbends, which are especially useful in working the gut and optimizing metabolism for who has weight management problems.

included: body map, a workout class, a sage cleanse, water and green tea

Artemisia Fall Cleanse Program Read More

20th January 2018, £ 45.00 (Include your body map),  in Highgate Studio|Bookings Now available under ‘Courses’


Registration is now open.
To register, please email with your accommodation preference.
Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

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