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More and more people today are choosing to take greater responsibility for their own health Following our program guarantees fast, safe, natural weight loss. Detox and cleanse to increase energy levels and clarity of mind. Improve overall fitness and wellbeing. Relax, refresh, de-stress and rejuvenate. Changing your habits can change your health. Immerse yourself in a peaceful, friendly and tranquil environment, where you can rest, far away from the demands and stresses of modern life. Here at Bodhi Retreat our aim is to cultivate and nurture a positive attitude, offering guidance, education, motivation and support. We can help and guide you on your journey for taking those important steps forward into leading a healthier, happier and balanced lifestyle.
We provide a service which focuses on “helping people to help themselves”. The idea is that strengthening body, mind and spirit will lead to optimum health and wellness.
Exercise, both physical and mental is important for good health and is central to maintaining a healthy weight. During your stay, we hope to involve you in a variety of different exercise classes aimed at all levels of fitness and abilities. From the gentle morning walks to circuit training, we aim to get you moving and all movement is exercise. You can do as much or as little as you want, all our classes are optional. But to get full benefit from your stay, we recommend trying to do as many of the classes as possible.
Exercise has numerous benefits such as:
Not everyone likes or wants to do exercise, even though they are aware of the many benefits. We are here to help with our expertise and guidance. Some people may need to change their beliefs, thoughts, actions and emotions about exercise and fitness. Or need inspiration to make changes or motivation to get started. We offer advice and instruction on how to maintain new behaviours and develop permanent habits that in the long run benefits and enhances life. People who exercise regularly say they have more energy, have higher self esteem, are more relaxed and it makes them feel good. Exercise and fitness relates directly to health and happiness and your ability to do this thing called “life”. Does fitness matter? You bet it does! Do we need to say any more to convince you?
Here at Bodhi Retreat we appreciate the body & mind connection to health, fitness and well being. And acknowledge that due to this important link, many people can experience difficulties when it comes to embarking on or maintaining healthy eating regimes or exercise plans. Past failures and / or experiences can lead us to reacting negatively or to dismissing new possibilities, as these subconscious messages are carried with us throughout our lives.
We can work with you to overcome these hurdles and teach you a positive approach to breaking this cycle, so you can succeed in achieving your goals and ambitions. Sometimes our minds or the way we think can be our own worst enemy.
Do you ever say to yourself?
These are negative thoughts and beliefs. We can address old disabling beliefs and habits and steer you along the right path, to re-balancing and gaining a more optimistic, enlightened, determined and happier way of thinking. This can all be accomplished through mind-set, education and practice of techniques, which can help you in many areas of your life.
By way of demonstrations, workshops, talks, coaching, mentoring, one-to-one sessions and informative DVDs.
Also known as “Vall del Pop” is situated in the Marina Alta area on Costa Blanca north, a wonderful mix of coastline & mountains. The valley boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Spain, it’s quite simply stunning. A landscape renowned for its olive, pine and almond trees intermingled with citrus groves and vineyards and it’s sprinkling of villages which all have a typical Spanish flavor.
Enjoying a characteristic Mediterranean climate, with summer days filled with blue skies and sun shine and during the winter months the area is protected against the cold north winds by the surrounding Sierra de Bernia and the Sierra del Forner mountains.
At the heart of the valley is the village of Jalon. With its blue domed church that dominates the skyline. The Tuesday market is held here in the Old Square “Plaza Mayor” around the fountain, selling local produce and specialities. Roaming around the many small streets, you will discover the charm of this typical Spanish village.
The retreat is located in picturesque surroundings on the out skirts of the village of Jalon. To the north east and just over an hour’s drive from Alicante airport and only 20 minutes away from the town of Calpe and its beautiful beaches and 25 minutes from the small costal town Moraira.
We provide delicious, satisfying food that is good for you. Our menu plan has been prepared with care and attention and is packed with whole food goodness to nourish your body. At Bodhi we have an alkaline approach that is predominantly vegetarian, with pulses, whole grains, seeds and nuts that supplement an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, giving the right balance of all three food groups - carbohydrates, proteins and fats. A diet of nutrients that is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and naturally protective substances.
A wholesome diet, not only helps maintain overall good health, but can play a vital role in recovery from disease. On the other side, an unhealthy diet is a key contributory factor for many diseases. The food we eat impacts on the way we feel physically and emotionally. Making the right food choices, eating a variety of whole foods is investing in yourself, your well being and helps keep illness at bay.
Fish portions are available on certain days for those who require them. They are prepared and cooked in a separate kitchen to vegetarian food and juices.
Juicing supplies the body with a superb boost of nutrients. On a daily basis we serve juices that are bursting with goodness, made from various combinations of fresh fruit and vegetables, ensuring an adequate quota of vitamins and minerals.
Our bodies are able to make use of/utilize the juices quicker than solid food, which requires a much longer digestion period before any nourishment reaches the cells and tissues. Juicing can speed up the detoxification process, aid digestion, support the immune system and weight loss. Countless studies have found that a diet high in healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are associated with a reduced risk of diseases such as:
Healthy whole foods are packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are loaded with antioxidants, which help us by protecting our cells from damage. One problem with most processed food is that, during the manufacturing process, many healthy nutrients are removed, but most significantly fibre. Then during the enrichment process, nutrients may be artificially added back in.
The final products can encourage weight gain and chronic disease because they are generally high in added salts, sugars, fats, artificial ingredients and other chemicals and low in nutrients and fibre. They can be addictive, make you over eat and promote excessive food cravings, leading to unwanted fat gain.
Unlike whole foods, which contain a mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fiber, and water to help you feel satisfied, processed foods stimulate dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter, making you feel good even though the food lacks nutrients and fiber.
This artificial dopamine stimulation can lead to excessive food cravings and, ultimately, food addiction. The solution to improving your health and losing weight is often as simple as swapping processed foods for real food. People have thrived on vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, eggs and other whole foods for centuries, while processed foods were only recently invented.
Processed foods contain many substances that are contrary to health, such foods cause fast and furious increases in blood sugar and insulin that, in the short term, can cause hunger to spike and can lead to overeating—and over the long term, increase the risk of weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. If you’re looking for motivation to limit your intake or stop eating processed foods, remember that this is about more than eating empty calories or even too much sugar, then book a holiday at Bodhi Retreat today.
Down hill cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skis, sailing, and scuba diving may all be booked locally.