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Weight Loss Holidays

WeightLoss Holidays

Weight-loss holidays can provide the extra motivation needed when away from the routine and stresses of every day life, part of the reason many are overweight to start with. Our weight-loss retreats not only offer some of the best chefs preparing balanced menus, expertly put together exercise programs and spa treatments to speed the process along, but they will also leave you with the tools to continue your weight-loss journey once home. Browse our selection of specialist weight loss holidays below, or we'd be delighted to prepare a personalised holiday, tailormade to your requirements.

Ananda Weight Management

Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Wellness Consultation Our Ayurvedic Doctor will diagnose your body constitution highlighting how diet and changes in lifestyle can improve your overall quality of life The Ananda Weight Management programme addresses the physical

from £6,500.00
from £9,700.00
Board Options: Full Board
Call 020 7284 3344

Wellness Consultation: Our Ayurvedic Doctor will diagnose your body constitution highlighting how diet and changes in lifestyle can improve your overall quality of life. 2 x 30 minute sessions.

Fitness consultation & body composition analysis: Assessment of your current fitness levels, your current percentage body fat and target weight range, along with exercise programme plan. 1 x 45 minute session.

Consultation with Chef: Fine tune your specific dietary requirements and preferences, accompanied by our Ayurvedic Doctor. 1 x 30 minute session.

Fitness Training per room: A unique programme designed to maximize fat burning and to compliment your home routine. 6 x 60 minute sessions.

Stimulating Shower Blitz: A high pressure shower jet is directed at the body to activate circulation and re-contour the body. 3 x 20 minutes.

Abhyanga: A traditional synchronized full body massage given by two therapists using herbal infused sesame oil. 3 x 55 minutes.

Choornaswedana: Following a full body massage with dosha specific oils, therapeutic sweating is induced by the application of warmed herbal poultices. 4 x 55 minutes.

Udwarthana: A dry massage using herbal powders to stimulate the hair follicles assisting to break down the body‟s subcutaneous fat. 5 x 45 minutes.

Ayurvedic Detoxification experiences: Personalised detoxification Ayurvedic experiences based on your specific requirements. 4 x 30-55 minute sessions.

Energising Earth wrap: Ultimate detoxification experience using feather light lymphatic drainage movements followed by being cocooned within a warm blanket to aid the penetration of the powerful detoxifying essential oils. 2 x 85 minutes sessions.

Earth stone massage: A deep powerful massage lymphatic drainage with hot basalt stone for comfort and warmth and cold marble stones to detoxify. 1 x 75 minutes session.

Mukh lepa Facial: A traditional Indian beauty ritual using dosha specific herbal lepa or face mask to bring out the beauty within. 1 x 55 minute session.

Deep tissue massage: A deep massage using a variety of muscle release techniques within your pleasure/pain threshold to release and relax chronic tension. 1 x 85 minute session.

Hydrotherapy Bath: Under water jets in combination with pure essential oils of Grapefruit, Juniper and Cypress Detox the body. 3 x 25 minute sessions.

Detox Aromatherapy Massage: A holistic full body experience using Grapefruit, Juniper and Cypress essential oils to promote the elimination of toxins and waste, using lymphatic and pressure point massage to reduce water retention. 2 x 85 minute sessions.

Personalised Yoga per room: Individual attention with dialogue and adjustments specifically tailored for toning the body. 6 x 60 minute sessions.

Pranayama per room: Here the attention is on the breath, it enhances a person‟s level of vitality and relaxation. 30 x 3 minute sessions.

Yoga Nidra per room: A guided process of relaxation to quieten the agitations of the conscious mind and awaken the awareness and immense healing potential of the subconscious. 2 x 45 minutes sessions.

Ajapa Japa per room: Guided meditation involving repetition of mantra with movement and awareness of breath in psychic passage. An effective technique to arrest the unnecessary flow of thoughts. 1 x 45 minute session.

Post Body Composition Analysis: Analysis of your new physique detailing percentage body fat along with a take home programme plan. 1 x 45 minute session.

Progress check with Ayurvedic Doctor: Weekly meeting with the Ayurvedic Doctor to assess the progress and revise the programme if required. 1 x 15 minute session.

Lifestyle Recommendation: Take home tips and information on lifestyle & dietary changes to bring balance and wellbeing. 1 x 30 minute session.

Welcome to the birthplace of India’s ancient arts of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. A true destination spa retreat, Ananda sits in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas in a majestic palace and 100-acre estate of the Maharaja of Teri-Garhwal. The magic of the Himalayan landscape and salubrious year-round climate make for the perfect place to absorb yourself in pampered bliss. Ananda spa resort, Himalayas is a place to seek solace and complete escape from it all in one of the most magical settings in the world.

At Ananda in the Himalayas, each guest is considired unique. So too are the programmes and experiences that are offered. Individual needs and requirements are assessed prior to the programme being selected, through a personal consultation with the Ayurveda and wellness consultants.

Art and culture is a strong theme at Ananda, to elevate the human spirit and enhance wellness, with Indian classical and folk dance and songs and visiting performers.


The serene guest rooms use colours echoing nature and are kitted out with kurta pyjamas and fresh ginger teas. There are 70 deluxe rooms, with walk-in closets and large balconies, making the most of the panoramic views of the valley or of the Palace. The deluxe suites offer sitting rooms and secluded private gardens, as well as spectacular views. The Ananda suite offers sitting and dining areas with a large garden, whereas the Viceregal suite adds a private rooftop jacuzzi. The spacious villas have private saunas and tranquil private pools.


The cuisine at Ananda is founded on Ayurvedic priniciples, and a customised diet is advised, depending on whether you are considered Vata, Pitta or Kapha. The menus are based on fresh natural foods low in fat and calories, with an emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy products, and the avoidance of added or artificial salts, colors, flavors, or preservatives.

The philosophy is not that of weight loss, but instead learning a new way of life, based on rejuvenation. There is a show kitchen at Ananda where the chefs show how to make these dishes at home. Special care menus are provided in consultation with the in house Ayurvedic doctor, to align the specific imbalances of the various body types.

Choose to dine at the main restaurant overlooking the valley, on the tree-top deck amongst lush vegetation, in the intimate pavilion, in the elegant tea lounge or down by the pool, all with a choice of delicacies from world cuisine.


Fitness centre, swimming pool, adventure walks and visits to local places of interest, squash, golf, yoga pavilion, billiards room (featuring a 100 year old billiards table, the oldest in India), library, white water rafting and angling.

Emma Recommends:definitely taking a valley view room as the vista over the snow capped mountains is one not to miss, especially from your bath tub! I also suggest keeping a careful watch over your belongings when dining on the outside terrace as some of those monkeys can appear very quickly. I stuck to the recommended foods to eat and those to avoid for my "dosha" during the week I was there and could not believe that despite indulging in what felt like too much good food and fresh juices, I lost 4lbs and that was not even on a weight program. I made full use of the daily yoga classes and tried one of the hikes which although challenging, should not be missed.


Other Activities:

Safari at the Rajaji National Park: Located at a driving distance of about 75 minutes each way, the Park allows visitors for a morning and afternoon Jeep safari. The Park is famous for the Asiatic Wild Elephants, Leopards, Chital, Sambhar Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Blue Bulls and 460 species of different Birds suchas the Indian Roller, Tree Pie, Himalayan Falcon, White necked Kingfisher, Jungle Foul and the Great Indian Hornbill to name a few.

Rafting on Ganges: White water rafting can be organized for those who would like to pack in some adventure along with their holiday at the Ananda – in the Himalayas.

Trek through the Himalayan foothills: Ananda’s guide will suggest the perfect trek for you according to your physical condition and the type of landscape and experience you seek. There are a number of local treks of varying distances and difficulties to choose from.

Cycle by the holy river: Cycle through the most striking sights and the uncomplicated hilly life is an experience to cherish. Hop on to Ananda’s sturdy hill bikes with our guide, and cycle through Sal and Teak forests.

Anada signature experiences: Fine dining, golf, music lessons, spa cuisine, crafts shopping - the choices are many. Temple tours: Visit an array of different temples amoungst the centre of Indian Spirituality.



4 hours from the airport in the Himalayas, India

  • Angling
  • Cookery classes
  • Cycling
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf
  • Library
  • Music Lessons
  • Nature walks
  • Personal training
  • Squash
  • Swimming Pool
  • Temple Tours
  • White water rafting
  • Yoga

The 24,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 79 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach. Personalised therapy and activity programmes including yoga are conducted with the resident Ayurvedic physicians to meet your individual needs. The restaurant at the ridge of the Himalayan Mountains offers a dedicated spa menu.

With unique focus on the Indian traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda, Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities programme are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.

The 24 treatment rooms have specialised areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health. On hand are a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments – all gently guiding you towards a better lifestyle.

Home to the birth place of yoga, this is what Ananda does best; combining yoga with the art of meditation.

There are special workshops and private sessions with visiting Masters in different areas of wellbeing. These teachers, therapists, healers, Ayurvedic doctors and guides visit from around the world to share their talents and gifts. These have recently included Buqi healing and Cranio-Sacral work. Please ask our team for the forthcoming schedule.

Ananda Spa also offers a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool, a state-of-the-art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium, squash court, 6 hole golf course, opportunities for outdoor adventure activities like rafting, trekking, wildlife safari and the art and culture programmes.

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