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Weight Loss & Yoga Retreat

Would you like to relax about losing weight?

Would you prefer to change your weight loss and eating habits
more easily and comfortably?

Change does NOT have to mean sweaty weight loss camps!
Sure you'll get an healthy dose of exercise however
this UNIQUE retreat includes THE most
important secret to your success:

Come and change life-long eating and thinking patterns
in the supportive, encouraging and effective
Weight Loss Yoga Retreat.

Weekend retreat runs Friday 7pm (arrival from 6pm onwards)
to Sunday 11am and you'll learn how to:

  • Relax and let go of deeper, cumulative or past stress around food
  • Enjoy exercise and programme your mind with a healthier, positive attitude and motivation to exercise
  • Stop struggling with cravings and learn techniques to overcome cravings
  • Understand the link between stress and emotional eating
  • Easily get emotional eating under control
  • Breathe in fresh air and walk away feeling stronger, more confident and with new thinking, new habits for sustainable, realistic weight loss that suits YOU.

Your experienced personal change expert leading the retreats is weight loss & health expert, Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Coach, Alexis Garnaut-Miller (Founder of The Happiness Centre).

Here is an example of what clients experience using our unique combination of yoga and hypnotherapy for Weight Loss methods:

'“I've had hypnotherapy before but this was not what I expected - instead it was exactly what I needed. I found her to be a great listener, insightful, warm and positive. She has approached my issues with a thoroughness that gives me faith in the approach, and has equipped me with many different tools to help myself.” CW

“...I was noticing a difference in my attitude towards food and now I have a much healthier approach to it all. I can still eat what I want, just in moderation, nothing is denied and I don't feel as if I am on a diet.” BA

"The idea that I could learn to help myself from the power of suggestion has been a revelation and ... I have used the techniques ... to help myself and have now gone from strength to strength.." MW

“I am really happy to say that I have almost lost a stone with the hypnotherapy. It was not a quick fix but it is proving to be a lasting solution, which is what I was looking for. I strongly recommend Hypnotherapy.” RB

Stop making weight loss more difficult, upsetting or challenging than it needs to be. Come along to get results using a proven, realistic approach to sustainable weight loss.

Many people get stuck in the same cycles of weight gain and weight loss, without finding a lasting solution. Sure you can book yourself into a week-long sweaty weight loss camps. However how long does that kind of weight loss REALLY stay off?

Unless you change the UNCONSCIOUS MIND, you will continue struggling with yo-yo dieting cycles. Simple as that.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an excellent way of triggering the fat-burning mechanisms of the body. Over this weekend intensive, you will learn a sequence of yoga postures designed to help increase your body’s metabolism, heal your hormones (the main factor in weight loss), detox faster. You will begin to increase your body’s flexibility, tone tummy-thighs and burn fat in a fun and healthy way.

You will also feel more confident about your body’s current abilities and a better appreciation for the mind-body connection and its affects on weight-gain and weight-loss. Along with personalised advice about the best type of yoga for your body, you will feel more confident to join public Yoga classes, with clear instructions for beginners and yoga for weight loss.

Combined with a fun and practical Nutrition educational program, you will feel more in control of your Weight Loss than ever before. We guarantee it or your money back. Seriously. Our unique Yoga for Weight Loss Retreats are unlike any other retreat: you will feel more empowered and in control of your nutrition, emotional eating and healthy habits than perhaps ever before in your life. We know that is a BIG statement, however the feedback we have had from hundreds of participants says more than we could say ourselves! We LOVE to help you overcome a lifetime of unhelpful habits to be in control and confident to create the weight loss result you want in a healthy and sustainable way forever!

Benefits of Weight Loss Hypnotherapy

The techniques you will experience have captured the imagination of the scientific world, resulting in hypno-therapy (essentially, mind-therapy) being one of the most popular methods for helping lose weight comfortably and sustainably.

Hypnotherapy promotes greater wellbeing at all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You'll benefit from feeling more relaxed about weight management and calmer about your personal approach to weight loss.

Combined with fitness over the weekend, you will experience benefits in both mind and body towards weight loss immediately and permanently.

What Exactly is Hypnosis?

You probably recall the sensation of daydreaming .... or the wonderful feeling of your body and mind drifting off towards a sleeping state.... well, this is similar to the state of hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy is a well-recognised healing state of mind, orginating from the Greek word 'sleep'. With eyes closed, clients experience a relaxed and safe way to identify and develop meaningful alternatives to their present unsatisfactory ways of thinking, feeling or behaving, through a trance-like state.

Hypnotherapy enlists the power of the client’s own imagination and may utilise a wide range of techniques from story telling, metaphor or symbolism (judged to be meaningful to the individual client) to the use of direct suggestions for beneficial change.

It is a safe and calm method that encourages transformation of the mind and behaviour.

Of course, the best way to verify these effects is to experience them personally!


Retreat Schedule

You can come up anytime DAY 1 afternoon (from 6pm ... first optional session starts at 7pm. Yes it is okay if you are must come later the first evening due to work or travel! Don't worry, we'll catch you up if you miss anything essential from the program) until DAY 3 completing around 11am.

During the weekend, you will enjoy numerous and varied sessions that are based around Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP, EFT and a few intensive exercise sessions including weight loss yoga and adventure walking in the delightful countryside and/or refreshing seaside.

You will be asked to bring along a healthy dose of curiosity and a desire to welcome change.

Typical Retreat Schedule


Arrival 6pm onwards
7.00pm – Welcome and NLP Well-Formed Outcomes
7.15pm – Weight Loss Hypnosis Session (Part 1: What is Hypnosis, Eating like a Gourmet and "The SMARTER Weight Loss Method")
8.00pm – Healthy Dinner from our Cookbook "The SMARTER Weight Loss Method Recipes"
9.00pm – Weight Loss Hypnosis Session (Part 2: Preparing the Mind for Transformation)
10.00pm – Journal time & rest


7.45am – Morning Qigong (similar to Tai Chi, in beautiful garden if sunny)
8.00am – Yoga for Weight Loss [90mins]
9.45am – Juicing Workshop & Breakfast
11.00am – Walking Adventure & Mindfulness Exercise
1.30pm – Nutrition Workshop and Lunch
2.30pm – Relaxation time, Massage sessions
5.00pm – Learn how to use the popular "Emotional Freedom Technique" (EFT) to deal with cravings
5.45pm – Weight Loss Hypnosis Session (Part 3: Food Choices) and discussion: Strengthening Choice vs Habit – we’ll be continuing to change ATTITUDES to food.
7.00pm – Healthy Dinner from our Cookbook "The SMARTER Weight Loss Recipes"
8.00pm – Weight Loss Hypnosis Session (Part 4: Self-Hypnosis Process)
9.00pm – Weight Loss Hypnosis Session (Part 5: Sleeptime Weight Loss) ... yes you can lose weight in your sleep!
10.00pm – Journal time & rest


7.45am – Morning QiGong (Exercises that detox & increase vitality)
8.00am – Yoga for Weight Loss [90mins]
9.45am – Juicing Workshop & Breakfast
10.30am – Using “The SMARTER Weight Loss Workbook” and next steps

Follow Up

After the retreat, you're welcome to email your retreat leader and Weight Loss Mentor with any celebrations or updates! Ask your questions on the Facebook Group. We love to hear how you are getting along..... We offer you free support on the Facebook Group for up to 3 months after the retreat!



Join an upcoming SUMMER Weight Loss Yoga Retreat Weekend on:

Friday 29 May - Sunday 31 May 2015 - FULLY BOOKED

Friday 24 July - Sunday 26 July 2015

Friday 14 August - Sunday 16 August 2015

Friday 4 September - Sunday 6 September 2015


Bookings need to be completed using the ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM (link below) due to the volume of enquiries we receive across all our retreats.

Important: When registering online, you must select the registraton option "BOOK AS UNPAID" whilst we confirm your voucher and availability on that retreat date.

We will respond within 48 hours with a CONFIRMATION EMAIL containing retreat information, address and travel advice. Otherwise we will offer you some alternative dates. Thank you!

Enquiries by Email


I am booking for:

Your Retreat Package includes:

Preparation Workbook during your retreat, designed for you to get the most out of your Weight Loss Yoga Retreat
Shared triple/twin/double accommodation (or pay extra £100 for private room, depending on room availability), meals, activities (excludes travel and optional Massage treatments)

5-Part Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Program (group sessions) during Retreat

Discounted Online Membership to The SMARTER Weight Loss Method Coaching, including MP3 downloads such as "Mindful Eating Meditation" and "Overcoming Emotional Eating" guided meditations

FREE Follow-up "The SMARTER Weight Loss METHOD "LIVE WEBINARS" for 2 months after Retreat
FREE Facebook Group Support from a Weight Loss Mentor for 3 months after Retreat - where you can ask any questions online
Handouts and your FREE copy of the “The SMARTER Weight Loss Method Workbook"

Retreat Rate £425 per person all inclusive (excluding travel)


I am booking for:

Rate includes: accommodation (shared room unless single supplement chosen), all food and beverages, juicing workshops, qigong and exercise sessions, all group Weight Loss Hypnosis sessions with Weight Loss Hypnotherapy expert, Mindfulness & Weight Loss Sessions, Emotional Freedom Technique (powerful for overcomign emotional eating), take-home personalised Mindful Weight Loss Plan, Shopping List and a few Recipes of healthier meals for busy people.

Treat yourself to a delicious Deep Tissue Massage (proper strong deep tissue - excellent therapists!), Relaxing Full Body Massage, Swedish Massage or Reflexology. Massage Treatment rates are: £30 per half hour, £45 for 45mins, £60 for 1 hour, £90 for 1.5hours. Indicate in your online Intake Questionnaire if you require a Massage and a schedule is created upon arrival at Retreat. Massage Prices subject to change without notice.

Upon confirmed registration for the Weight Loss Yoga Retreat, you will receive your online Intake Questionnaire by email. Contains essential information for the organiser. You can also note any massage requests, catering requirements or special needs when completing the Intake Questionnaire online in advance of your retreat. Link is contained in the Confirmation Email.

Full fee is payable in advance by Debit or Credit Card online (using PayPal secure payments) or over the telephone to The Happiness Centre on 020 8749 3792. Please note there is no refund for cancellations with less than 14 days notice. If you book with a friend or partner and would like to share a room with them (twins or double), please request that when you book!


Enquiries by Email

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Bonus Content

Delegates are given a FREE copy of the “The SMARTER Weight Loss Method Workbook” to take away, to support you long after the retreat is complete along with a few PDFs afterwards.

Here’s an example of some of the other Weight Loss insights and activities you’ll cover during the weekend or in the “SMARTER Weight Loss Method Workbook”:

1) Get the results you want: Well-Formed Outcomes for Weight Management
2) Trim Thinking vs Fat Thinking
3) Learning Self- Hypnosis: The Seven-Step Self-Hypnosis Process
4) Stress Management & Emotional Eating
5) Food Diary template
6) Shopping List with the healthy items discussed during Retreat
7) Mind Management
8) Keep Going: Make changes last, Make motivation last


Venue Facilities & Meals

Get set for a wholesome, nourishing, calming and refreshing Weight Loss Yoga Retreat for your mind, body and soul.

Beautiful Location

Our retreat location for the Meditation Retreats is a beautiful Georgian farmhouse and newly renovated luxury Barn, located just outside the peaceful village of Battle Abbey, in the heart of East Sussex. The gorgeous scenery, idyllic pond and magnificent walks make it a wonderfully comfortable, serene retreat location.

Your Room with a View

Prices are based on four, triple, twin-sharing or double rooms. We match people up based on years of experience, to ensure the happiest outcome for all participants. Females only share with females. Males only share with males. Should you require or prefer a PRIVATE room, there is a supplement of £100 for the weekend but you do need to check availability first.

Each of the bedrooms has been decorated with peaceful, gentle vintage shades to make you feel even more relaxed and comfortable. Some have ensuite or you’ll be sharing a bathroom.

Comfortable single beds in Four, Triple or Twin Rooms (room allocations are at discretion of Retreat Manager and depend on booking numbers)

Comfortable double bedrooms for couples or if you book a private (non-sharing) room

Overlooking idyllic pond and wildlife

Open House

The living room is all comfy sofas and cushions with a big open fireplace and lots of interesting magazines and books to read.

The dining room, a lovely double-windowed room with views out onto the gardens, has a long dining table where everyone can sit and enjoy meals together, candle–lit in the evening.

Plus, of course, there’s relaxation space, massage treatment space and breathtaking gardens, for you to use while you’are here.

What to Wear

The more relaxed, the better for this retreat .... jeans, tracksuit, warm jumper and anything you feel warm, relaxed and comfy for seating, meditation sessions, self-relflection and walking. Meal times are informal and restful.


Enjoy healthy, balanced and tasty vegetarian meals, to encourage a lighter feeling in the digestive system for optimising meditation sessions. No alcohol during retreat, as it's an opportunity to transform your relationship with food and drink items that have perhaps been holding you back from feeling and looking amazing and full of vitality.

Snacks, tea, water and juice are all provided. You can also take part in a few healthy juicing sessions so you can try out fruit & vegetable combinations! An excellent way to kick-start a detox, if you want!


As the farmhouse is on an un-numbered road, you will receive the full address and directions in your email confirmation. Please print and plan your journey in advance!

Train travel is the recommended method of travel: taxi under 15mins from both Battle or Bexhill train stations.

Please read the driving, train and taxi details in your Confirmation Email.

Retreat Facilitator

Alexis Garnaut-Miller, Founder of The Happiness Centre

Alexis has been a trainer for 20 years along with Master NLP Practitioner & Hypnotherapist and performance coach. As founder of The Happiness Centre, she has been on BBC TV and Radio as a happiness & health expert. She is driven to help people overcome health challenges and develop their strengths, to create their most fulfilling and remarkable life.

NLP, Coaching and Hypnotherapy are simple and effective tools for helping you achieve change. Alexis' approach is to understand your values, beliefs, challenges and aspirations. And then to use those insights as a basis for facilitating simple and sustainable changes of attitudes, emotions and behaviours at both the unconsious and conscious levels.


Enquiries by Email

P.S. Now is such as great time to do this retreat. Get into better shape before summer, from the inside out. Start changing your eating and exercise habits. Now is as good a time as ever to make a few changes!

P.P.S. Don't let another year slip by with the same weight loss frustrations. Give yourself a well-deserved boost by coming on this weight loss, hypnosis and yoga retreat, so you can make 2015 an even more positive year!




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Recent Retreat Participants
"I was feeling tired and stressed, so decided to book myself a more relaxing approach to healthier living and weight loss. I can now understand my stress eating patterns that had been making weight loss seem impossible the past few years. I feel completely confident going back to work and changing quite a few habits. They feel like they have changed already! Thanks! I want to come on one of your Yoga Retreats next!"

Monika, Human Resources Manager

"Thank you for a wonderful weekend .... Tai chi, yoga, mindfulness, and lots of wonderful workshops..and delicious real wholesome food! I loved my first yoga health retreat! We'll definitely be back! "

Catherine, Health Clinic Director

"Just brilliant. After years of struggling with my weight and myself, I finally feel more mentally and emotionally free to be me. A very moving weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Amanda, Teacher

"This was the most relaxing, incredible, yummy, sunny & good vibrations weekend I have ever been on. Cannot recommend it enough! Fabulous people, amazing energy and we completely detached from time... Thank you!"

Natalie, Press Advisor


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