Healthy Christmas Luxury Villa Holiday in Ibiza
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The Yogashala Approach to Gluten Free Living

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The Yogashala Approach to Gluten Free Living

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Celebrities are always trying new diets that are on trend - they come and go, but there is one diet that we are seeing becoming more and more popular in recent years: the gluten-free diet.

Gluten is a protein composite that can be found in wheat, as well as in related grains, such as barley or rye. The gluten-free diet first came about as a cure for an illness, Celiac disease; an autoimmune disorder that causes the small intestine to be hypersensitive to gluten.

The side-effects of Celiac disease can be painful and have long-term effects. With more and more diagnoses being made each year, companies have seen this as a way to increase sales through gluten-free products and foods, which have now become a trendy diet favoured by many celebrities. Of course, a gluten-free diet has perks for everyone, from improving your health, to helping lose a few extra pounds.

One of the most incredible perks of a gluten-free diet is that is forces us to cut out a lot of processed and unhealthy foods from our diets. Processed foods can contain an increased amount of chemicals and artificial flavours. We’re aiming for fresher produce and healthier alternatives of foods we ate before. By doing so, we are consuming food enriched in antioxidants and vitamins, helping increase our energy levels as well as building up the immune system. With boosted energy levels, we can say goodbye to those morning coffees!

The Yogashala Approach to Gluten Free Living

Of course, this new lack of processed and packaged foods, combined with the increase of their healthier and nutritious alternatives, is helping us drop the pounds.

This is also made easier by the fact that many deep-fried foods are now entirely off limits - the breading contains gluten! The gluten-free diet is known to aim towards foods that are non-starchy, there for eliminating unhealthy oils from the diet, as well as unhealthy carbohydrates found in products such as bread, doughnuts and pastries.

A gluten-free diet also gives us the chance to find new alternatives to classic foods in our diets. Whilst foods that have been essential to us for years, such as pasta or flour, are now being entirely cut out and replaced with new alternatives. Favourites in a gluten-free diet now include quinoa, rice and ancient grains, although the possibilities to explore new foods is endless.

In fact, gluten-free flour is one of the best sellers of gluten-free products, and there are endless cookbooks and online recipes for delicious, healthy, gluten-free alternatives to your favourite meals.

For those who suffer from Celiac disease, the gluten in their diets are preventing their ability to absorb iron. Iron is a vital protein - without it, it can lead to anemia; which leads to a deficiency of red blood cells, which can have serious effects.

The health benefits of a gluten-free diet are endless. Apart from improving overall digestive health, the diet can also improve cholesterol levels, leading to a significant decrease of heart disease. With the healthier diet, there can also be a considerable decrease in other health-related conditions, such as diabetes, and it has been known to also decrease the chances of certain cancers.

Of course, with the increased level of antioxidants as well as essential minerals and vitamins, our diet will certainly contribute to warding off viruses and germs.

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Healthy Christmas Luxury Villa Holiday in Ibiza


23rd - 28th December, 2017, San Lorenzo, Ibiza, Spain
with Jacqueline Purnell & Claudia Jones

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We invite you to spend a special transformational Christmas week with us in beautiful Ibiza.

Christmas Villa HolidayThis Special Luxury Healthy Christmas Villa Holiday is going to be refreshing, energising and a lot of fun!

We have one of the most stunning villa settings on Ibiza with an infinity pool, panoramic views over the whole island and its own incredible sunset spot. This special week will be filled with lots of yoga and movement, healthy food demos and inspirational talks, time for relaxation, opportunities to let your hair down and party (it is Christmas after all :) ) and of course plenty of delicious, indulgent yet healthy Christmas fare.

Come and join us and we will have you ready to burst into the New Year of 2018, brimming with health and vitality!

Healthy Christmas Luxury Villa Holiday in Ibiza

Healthy Holiday Benefits

This week will help you to balance your weight, improve your eating habits and help you transition into a healthy way of living.

Among the many benefits you can expect to reap:

  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Healthy weight loss
  • Brighter mood
  • Improved digestion
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Clearer skin
  • Reduced allergy symptoms, headaches, bloating and joint pains related to diet
  • Increased understanding of your nutritional needs and how to meet them

Throughout the seven days you will experience:

Healthy Holiday Benefits

  • Delicious, Organic *, Gluten Free, Healthy Vegetarian Meals, Juices and Smoothies, prepared by our Incredible Chef, Sol. *wherever possible
  • A Special Vegetarian, Gluten Free Christmas Dinner and Party Celebration
  • Yoga Twice a Day, an Energizing, Dynamic Class in the morning and a Restorative Class in the afternoon
  • Daily Meditation and Relaxing Breathing Exercises
  • Inspiring talks on the Benefits of the Gluten Free Diet, Eating to Counter Inflammation, Kicking the Sugar Habit, Combating Food Cravings,
  • Eating a Whole Foods Diet and More
  • Practical Food Demonstrations Where you will learn to make lots of Simple, Healthy and Delicious Gluten Free Dishes and Treats
  • Walks in the Stunning Ibiza Countryside
  • Time for Relaxation, Massage and Healing Therapies and for Exploring the Local Area

Daily Holiday Schedule

7 – 8 am - Fresh herbal teas and fruit platter
8-9.30am - Dynamic yoga class
10-11.30am - Delicious Vegetarian, Gluten Free Brunch
11.30-1 pm - Free Time to Chill Out, Go Walking, Take a Massage
1-2pm - Gluten Free, Healthy Cooking Demonstrations and Inspiring Healthy Living Talks
2-5pm - Free Time to Relax or Explore the Island
5 – 6.30pm - Evening Yoga, Meditation & Breathing Exercises
6.30-7.30pm - Delicious Vegetarian, Gluten Free Dinner
7.30pm - Free Time – Relax with a Book, Take a Massage, Games, Storytelling

Please note that the schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teachers

The Beautiful Villa

The Beautiful Villa

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The luxurious villa sits in an idyllic spot, high above the village of Sant Lorrenc (San Lorenzo) with stunning panoramic views over the island and Formentera. Set over 6 acres ,there is plenty to explore including a hill walk leading to one of the most beautiful sunset views. Cosy in the wintertime, the house is centrally heated although we get plenty of warm, sunny days in Ibiza in the winter. When the sun is shining, there are plenty of outdoor areas around the beautiful infinity pool for relaxing and soaking up the rays. Five of the bedrooms have an en suite bathroom and two of the bedrooms share a bathroom. All bedrooms have double beds, except for one room which has twin beds. There is Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Rates

Double Room with Double Bed and En Suite Bathroom – Price for Single or Double Occupancy:
£2995

Smaller Double Room with Double Bed and En Suite Bathroom – Price for Single or Double Occupancy:
£2295

Double Room with Double Bed and Shared Bathroom (shared with one other room) – Price for Single or Double Occupancy:
£2190

Twin Share Room with Shared Bathroom (shared with one other room) – Based on Two People Sharing:
£1095

The Beautiful Villa

Rate includes:

  • 7 Nights Luxury Accommodation
  • All Gluten Free Vegetarian Meals (including option for a Traditional Non-Vegetarian Meal on Christmas Day )
  • Twice-Daily Yoga Classes
  • Delicious Healthy Food Demonstrations and Healthy Living Talks to Inspire You When You Return Home
  • Use of Infinity Pool
  • Wifi
  • Drinking Water
  • Herbal Teas
  • Airport Transfers

Your Hosts

Your Hosts

Jacqueline Purnell

Jacqueline Purnell is the founder of Yogashala Ibiza, a yoga teacher training and yoga holiday center in Ibiza. Jacqueline is a highly qualified and experienced yoga teacher. Jacqueline Purnell, British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course Tutor and E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance teacher.

Jacqueline has taught yoga for many years all over the world, including training yoga teachers for over 10 years in London and Ibiza. She originally trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Derek Ireland in India.

Jacqueline is licensed to teach BWY Foundation Courses One and Two, is a qualified BWY & Yoga Alliance pregnancy yoga teacher, teaching pregnancy classes, post-natal recovery and baby yoga and a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, having trained with David Life and Sharon Gannon. Jacqueline has also worked with Shandor Remete, having attended teacher training of the Shadow School for over six years. She spent over 8 years as the director of the Apprenticeship Teacher Training at Richmond Yoga in Richmond, Surrey, UK.

In the media, Jacqueline stars in the worldwide best selling book 10 Minute Yoga and the DVD Beyond Dynamic Yoga: The Power of Ashtanga. She has practised yoga on Sky TV and filmed in Ibiza for the ITV1 series Wish You Were Still Here with Judith Chalmer’s son Mark Durden-Smith.

Claudia

Claudia is the founder and director of The Wellness Source, a company dedicated to empowering individuals to take charge of their wellbeing; supporting them toward living happier, healthier lives through wellness coaching, workshops and retreats.

Claudia is a renowned yoga teacher and wellness expert and has guided literally hundreds of people through life changing detox, wellness and yoga programs in the UK, Europe and Asia. Her adaptability, in-depth knowledge, her calm steady support and caring nature really shine through in her relationships with her clients.

Her teaching method is practical, down-to -earth and fun, making information accessible to people from all backgrounds and all levels of yoga experience. Claudia inspires positive change in people’s lives through re-education; by encouraging individuals to take responsibility for their own health, she believes profound transformation is possible.

Massage & Healing Therapies

Massage & Healing Therapies

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There will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy some relaxing, rejuvenating massage and healing therapies through the week.

Optional Activities

Optional Activities

  • Visit Ibiza Old Town – UNESCO World Heritage Site *
  • Explore the Beautiful Beaches of the White Island of Ibiza *
  • A Night Out at the Famous Pacha Nightclub in the Capital, Ibiza Town*
  • Horse Riding*
  • Mountain Biking/Road Biking *
  • Spa and Hammam*
  • Visit the Local Markets *
  • Explore the Islands’ Many Caves *
  • Enjoy an Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Reiki or Therapeutic Massage Session *

* Please note these activities are at an extra charge.

Getting There

  • Flights to Ibiza: Direct daily flights from London City Airport with British Airways or via Barcelona, Madrid or Mallorca with Ryan Air and Vueling Airlines (The Villa is approximately 25 minutes transfer from the airport)
  • Transfers to and from the airport are included in your stay
  • Should you wish to hire a car to explore the island, we recommend booking in advance. Do You Spain is a popular booking agent.

Please note: Check in time is 5pm on 23rd December and check out time is on 28th December at 11am..

Healthy Christmas Luxury Villa Holiday in Ibiza

Booking

Christmas week places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For enquiries and booking please email Jeremy at

Payment in full (paid via bank transfer) is required to secure your place.

All fees are non-returnable and non-refundable.

We can’t wait to have you join us for this fun and transformative week!

Claudia & Jacqueline

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