holistic health and wellness retreat

This January, University Arms in Cambridge will introduce an all-new series of health and wellness retreats at the hotel. Welcoming experts from the worlds of fitness, nutrition and mental conditioning, the inaugural three-day Holistic Health experience is the perfect opportunity to make a strong start to the year. Drawing upon the motto knowledge is power, the transformative programme aims to educate participants for long term and maintainable health goals, all within the surroundings of Cambridge’s most historic luxury hotel.

Not your normal wellness retreat, the hotel’s Holistic Health programme will guide guests through a weekend of movement, mindfulness, and wholesome menus. Led by industry experts, the itinerary includes instructed sessions dedicated to body conditioning, nutrition for brain function, breathwork, sound therapy, meditation, and yoga. 

Held from 21-23 January, guests will be welcomed by holistic coach Lizzy Chong with a gentle meditation session, mentally preparing them for the weekend ahead. Following a wholesome breakfast at Parker’s Tavern, Saturday will kick off with an educational session with nutritionist Eva Humphries, who will enlighten guests on the relationship between diet and brain function while breaking down buzzwords and unravelling popular diet myths. Eva will be joined by TV personality and Chef Patron of Parker’s Tavern Tristan Welch, who will demonstrate how to maximise the nutritional value of seasonal produce before serving up a revitalising lunch.

The afternoon continues with an active session with performance coach and wellbeing expert Dalton Wong. The session will draw upon experience gleaned from over 25 years of training celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence. This medium intensity session will show attendees the secrets of bodyweight conditioning, with a dedicated focus on core stability and leg strength routines. 

Sunday will see a full schedule of nutrition, training, and mindfulness. Movement sessions will be adapted to suit the interests of each attendee with opportunities for feedback. The programme will wrap up on Sunday afternoon with a Gong-pranayama sound bath. This unique ritual uses vocal toning and sound vibrations to realign brainwaves, facilitating healing on a cellular level – a deeply relaxing and mindful experience to conclude the retreat. Those looking to make a long weekend of this can opt to stay an extra night at a special rate.   

The weekend includes nutritional workshops from Eva; mindfulness sessions from Lizzy of Twenty Two Training; a full three-day holistic health menu created by Tristan; physical conditioning from Dalton Wong, founder Twenty Two Training; two nights’ accommodation at University Arms Hotel.

Dalton says: “I’m delighted to be able to bring my signature training programme to the University Arms this January. One resolution I have for 2022 is to prove just how much you can achieve within a short 30-minute workout and with minimal equipment – mindset plays a huge part in this and I’m looking forward to joining the team of experts for what promises to be a very special weekend.” 

Eva adds: “Having developed this programme for many months, I’m excited to share a small slice of the knowledge I’ve gained through my extensive studies into diet and wellness. I’ve had such fun developing the programme with chef Tristan and absolutely cannot wait to show our guests our collaborative menu.” 

  • The Holistic Health and Wellness Retreat will run 21-23 January 2022 costing £990pp/£,1580 per couple including two nights’ accommodation, all meals and activities.
    For more information and to book, visit universityarms.com/holistic-health-weekend

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