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Our ‘why’

Everyone of our team has been on (and of course still is) their own personal journey. They have made mistakes along the way, learned from them, pushed themselves to be better, and have a story to share. We want to inspire our guests, ignite that fire deep inside and help build that drive to achieve excellence and fulfil your potential.

We want everyone who attends to leave with a sense of accomplishment and a feeling that they have achieved something of which they are proud. We want to fuel your curiosity about how to be better through nutrition and exercise; how to deal with stressors, improve your quality of
sleep, and how to connect with others in a positive way.

Anasa is for all. It’s for those starting their healthful journey and those who’ve been making changes for a while.

When you leave, you will have a plan in place and be ready to start to make small changes – small, meaningful, healthful changes which will add up in the weeks, months and years to come and transform your life, for the better.

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To fulfil your potential and be better than who you were yesterday.

It’s time to recalibrate. We want to help you see and realise your best self. It just takes small consistent changes to add up to a healthier, more active, well rested, better focussed you.

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Why attend Anasa?
Because something inside you knows you can do and achieve more. You know that a healthier you is a happier you. There are so many distractions and there is so much misinformation out there that it is often difficult to know how to be better. Where do you start?

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Our coaches are wonderful. They are athletes, they are qualified trainers, they are here to help you. They will prove to you that exercise is a celebration of what you can do. Not a punishment. This is not a boot camp. We are here to prove you can achieve so much more than you think. We will support you with every step, every activity and every hill (don’t worry, there aren’t that many hills). Trust them to guide you into a positive mindset, and to help release those heart pumping endorphins that can only be achieved when you’ve given your all and know you’ve won the day. First comes challenge, then comes change.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle Medicine – This will blow your mind
Anasa is a place to help you learn how to get the most out of you, your body and mind. As part of your stay at Anasa, you will also benefit from group sessions with our Lifestyle Medicine doctor (Dr Laura Freeman) exploring the importance of nutrition to take your health to the next level, as well as an individual session with LIfestyle Medicine doctor (Dr Sam Robson) who will assess your body composition (with a very fancy bit of technology exclusive to the retreat) and advise how to optimise your body composition.

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Stress Management

Start living a calmer, more balanced life by developing skills to cope with stress and build resilience.

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Avoiding Toxins

Avoiding risky substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and drugs will support & sustain your other healthy behaviors.

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Physical Activity

Increase your fitness and keep active throughout the day for a healthy mind and body.

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Sleep

Good quality sleep is the foundation of great health and gives you the energy you need to keep the other lifestyle pillars in check.

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Nutrition

Nourish your body with the foods that are best for you by learning about and taking steps towards a Whole Food diet.

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Positive Relationships

For true happiness and longevity, learn to love yourself and strengthen your relationships with others.

Top 5 reasons to immerse yourself in the Anasa experience

 

  • Learn which changes can make you healthier
  • Realise what your body is capable of
  • Have fun! Run free! Relax. Enjoy!
  • Discover the beauty of the Scottish countryside
  • Human connection. We’ve definitely missed it! Connect with people again, listen to their stories, tell them yours. Support and inspire each other

     

“Most deaths … are preventable, and they are related to what we eat. Our diet is the number one cause of premature death and the number one cause of disability.”

How not to Die, Dr Michael Gregor

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Heart disease, type II diabetes, lung disease, digestive cancers, high blood pressure, breast and prostate cancer, to name a few of the most prevalent leading causes of death, never “just happen”. They are a result of chronic insults we subject our bodies to (what we eat, drink or smoke), denying ourselves quality sleep and leaving stress levels unchecked and out of control.

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There is solid clinical evidence to support a whole food, plant based diet. This doesn’t necessarily mean ‘going vegan’. The term vegan is very exclusive, and also conjures up images of a ‘flower child’ from the 70’s. ‘Plant based’ however really focuses on WHAT TO EAT. There is a very large body of growing clinical evidence to show what we eat can lower cholesterol levels, improve (and sometimes even cure) type II diabetes, help us lose weight, decrease our risk of many cancers, improve brain function, enhance physical performance and of course… make us better, live longer, and be happier. We can literally eat ourselves healthy! Our body is incredible and capable of so much. We just need to treat and fuel it well.