Nutritionist Natalia Otero Sancho and Pilates teacher Chloe Hodgson have recently hosted a very successful Detox & Pilates retreat in Tuscany and we wanted to give you a little overview to tempt you into coming with us next time! We hope to hold another one next year so please get in touch with us now if you are interested as places are limited. We also hope to host a Winter Detox & Pilates retreat in the UK in February 2015 so watch this space!
The retreat was held at the beautiful Poggio Piglia, a 150 year old boutique farm hotel set in the magical Tuscan hills.
Natalia met each one of our clients before the trip for a nutritional consultation to establish individual health concerns, food preferences and objectives for the detox plan. Natalia then carried out a further two consultations with each client over the weekend and a final review back in the UK to make sure everybody was sure of how to incorporate the detox principles in their daily routines.
A welcome Detox Pack with supplements formulated by one of the top Chinese herbalists in the UK was waiting for them on arrival. Medicinal mushrooms and herbs, CPTG essential oils (further info below) and a list of easy recipes were also included in our package.
Every day we went to the Terme Sensoriali at Chianciano Terme & Thermal pools and enjoyed the purifying mud treatment and massages.
Each morning we went for an invigorating walk in the wonderful Tuscan hills followed by a poolside Pilates class. Chloe also held dynamic Pilates and barre classes in the afternoon followed by a sunset stretch and meditation before dinner.
Delicious, liver friendly, vegan food was prepared by our Italian chef Salvatore, so no fasting was involved. Throughout the day, we served many cleansing juices, with mushroom boosters and CPTG lemon oil.
Exclusivity is crucial for our clients so we can give them the best attention and service. We only have a maximum of 10 clients on each retreat.
“It has been a great experience and I will certainly repeat it. I have learnt to take care of myself with food and exercise and I feel much younger now” Rosy, Insurance Broker
“I loved our weekend, what a joy it was, so relaxing and interesting and delicious! My bum muscles were really sore on Monday!! I am feeling so good and energized, thanks to you!” Sophie, Interior Designer
“What a truly wonderful weekend in the Tuscan hills. Incredible food and lots of it! The Pilates and mediation really helped and felt very zen. Thank you so much to all your team I couldn't have come home feeling more relaxed and inspired to be healthy. I look forward to next year.” Lucy, Property Search agent
“Thanks so much Natalia. You are so caring. I had the perfect time” Alisa, Executive life coach
“Thanks! I feel so well and I started my week full of energy! Just a bit of good pain on my legs ;) but I am stretching every morning. Not to mention my husband complimenting my soft skin...thanks to the mud!” Barbara, Architect
Medicinal mushrooms Fungi secrete enzymes that literally chop toxins apart. They can destroy some of the most potent carcinogenic chemicals including phthalates, polycyclic hydrocarbons, and aflatoxin.
We used four types of medicinal mushrooms:
Chaga booster - Internal colon cleanser
Snow fungus booster - Anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and depurative
Liver detox supplement: formulated with Antrodia camphorata, silybum marianum (known as milk thistle), curcuma longa (the active compound of turmeric) and camellia sinensis (green tea extract).
Essential oils What are essential oils? Very powerful antioxidants, which prevent all mutations, work as free radical scavengers, prevent fungus, and prevent oxidation in cells. Essential oils may detoxify the cells and blood in the body.
We choose three different oils that are very helpful for mind and body detox: Lavender to help address nervous system and inflammation Lemon to help boost liver cleanse and maintain normal blood pH levels Peppermint to help with sugar cravings and stress
If you would like to enquire about future retreats, please get in touch with: Chloe Hodgson 07748 654 999 Chloe@chloespilates.com