5-Star Wellness Retreat

Looking For Help With Weight Loss?

OUR APPROACH IS AFFIRMATIVE & EFFECTIVE

Our approach to weight loss focuses on your lifestyle – we want you to move well, eat nourishing foods, and enjoy yourself not only while you're here, but for the long run. If your goal is to lose weight, we coach you to accomplish it in a way that is effective and sustainable.

Fitness Retreat

Honor Yourself With Wellness

We are not a "fat camp" or a boot camp. We will not force you to undereat and overexercise so that you drop weight as quickly as possible. Instead, we take a rational, holistic approach. If weight loss is your priority, the activities and education classes at Skyterra will impart techniques and strategies to help you lose weight safely and effectively, in a way that improves your quality of life and honors your mind, body, and individuality.

You're More Than A Number On The Scale

Your weight is just one metric, and it's not the best indicator of your overall health. That's why we provide state-of-the-art non-invasive body composition testing, which measures body fat, lean muscle mass, water weight, and other key indicators. We also encourage you to look at more important health indicators such as bloodwork analysis.

But more importantly, we understand that people are more than their measurements. The Skyterra program is full of opportunities to focus on other aspects of your health, such as stress management, meditation, socialization, and recreation. Losing weight isn't about punishing yourself; it's a matter of getting re-acquainted with your body and your own natural instincts toward health.

A Typical Day

The Skyterra Approach to Weight Loss

Understand Your Starting Point

 

During the intake process, we define your needs, starting points, and begin work outlining your goals.

  • Arrival Screening: Once you arrive, one of our professionals will conduct a one-on-one body composition test and mobility screening. This quick, non-invasive check-in gives you a clear idea of your starting point and allows us to coach you safely and effectively.
  • All Levels: This is a pressure-free and welcoming environment. Our program is for all body types and fitness levels. We coach you to do your personal best.

Move, Eat, and Live Well

 

We believe that investing in your health is something to celebrate. While you're here, you'll focus on wellness, but you'll also enjoy doing it.

  • Enjoy delicious, balanced meals created by our five star-reviewed culinary team – and learn to cook them yourself!
  • Experiment with many types of movement: various styles of yoga, fitness classes, and outdoor recreation are offered year-round.
  • Education classes help you cut through the noise of all the conflicting and outdated information in the weight loss industry.
  • Boost your stay with a trip to the spa or an off-campus excursion.

 

Continue Your Progress

 

You will be surprised at what you learn and accomplish during your stay! We also provide tools to help you continue your progress at home. You don't have to take our word for it – check out reviews and testimonials from our guests.

  • Learn new activities you can continue at home.
  • Be inspired to continue trying new things.
  • After you leave, keep up with us through Skyterra At Home.

Weight Management Activities & Education

A possible day at Skyterra offers a well-rounded blend of classes and activities. The weekly schedule varies depending on the season, weather, and needs of our in-house guests. A selection of classes and activities that support stress management are listed below. (For example only; all classes and activities are subject to change.)

Educational Classes
Fitness Highlights
Nutrition Highlights
Educational Classes

Planning Your Journey

There are many aspects of wellness, and our program covers them all. This essential, empowering, and informative planning session provides the foundation for everything you’ll learn during your stay. The Skyterra Wellness program and philosophy are based on progressive, research-driven recommendations; it honors the connection between all dimensions/domains of wellness. Come plan your journey with us – be supported and inspired for long-term health and wellness.

Eating Unplugged

Unplug and learn to savor your food! Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger. However, in our fast-paced, food-abundant, diet-obsessed culture, eating is often distracted, chaotic and guilt-inducing. In this class, we cultivate awareness surrounding food to create healthy new habits. You will have a better understanding of how to identify hunger and fullness and why slowing down with food will actually increase your metabolism and digestive power.

Fitness Redefined

Traditional weight-loss protocols use exercise as a primary driver for weight loss, focusing entirely on caloric expenditure. The Skyterra Way understands that obesity is a hormone game, which may completely flip the paradigm on how you look at fitness. After this presentation, you’ll be able to figure what type of fitness you can do for the rest of your life and understand the importance of consistent movement.

Inspired Intentions

Are you tired of never fulfilling your healthy intentions? Fed up with setting goals that go well for weeks or months only to end abruptly? Learn how to set your goals to the present and uncover your emotional why for lasting and sustained motivation.

Insulin Sensitivity

Are you sick of having “unhealthy” food or skipping a workout and having it lead to immediate weight gain? How about constant feelings of hunger or cravings? The key to changing this is to increase your insulin sensitivity. This is achieved through high-quality nutrition and consistent physical activity, which are crucial to the long-term maintenance of your metabolism.

Self-Compassion Diet

Weight loss is often associated with deprivation, hard work and an inner dialogue steeped in self-judgment and criticism. This lecture explores how approaching weight loss and wellness with self-compassion allows you to identify your triggers and change your attachment to food with greater ease and empowerment. Learn how to silence the inner critic, discover tools to self-regulate difficult emotions, and cultivate a nourishing and self-accepting relationship with food and above all, your self.

Composition Clarity

We’re a nation that spends more money on the war on fat than the war on terror. If you’re ready to make a long-term investment in your body, stop focusing on weight and instead lock your attention on body composition, the key to understanding health.

Breaking Habits

Explore how habits form and learn how to break unwanted habits in this insightful habit loop workshop. Create awareness and nourish new habit loops to inspire long-term goal adherence.

Momentum of Motivation

When you have it, anything seems achievable. When it’s lacking, it feels impossible to get those sneakers on. Gain a deeper understanding of what motivation means to you and how to achieve it. Most importantly, we will discuss ways to continue motivation so you can experience lasting change.

Fitness Highlights

Consistent movement is an essential aspect of long-term weight loss success. In our fitness, yoga, and recreation classes, you will get moving and stay moving! Selected classes shown; see the fitness and recreation pages for more in-depth info.


CONNECT

Do you have a breathing practice? Start and end your day by connecting to your breath, meditating and honoring unplugged space.

ELEVATE

This is our unique higher intensity cardio class that involves a series of intervals adaptable to any type of cardio equipment. It’s perfect for all levels as you have the ability to work to your own capacity and specific individual zones. Get ready to ELEVATE your endurance quickly!

LEAN

This is our one-of-a-kind strength training class which focuses on quality movement, prioritizing only movements that matter for “activities of daily living.” Similar to group personal training, you’ll learn how to work out with very little equipment and be well on your way to getting LEAN in no time!

Earth Yoga

Yoga is an ancient art based on uniting the mind, body, and spirit in harmony with the rhythms of the earth. By addressing the Annamayakosha (systems of the physical body) in relation to the rhythms of nature, we can begin to manifest an enriched sense of groundedness and safety. Attending to the base of the body – the root chakra, Muladhara – we can begin to inspire a dense and rooted foundation. With the element of earth present, we can stand rooted and safe in the center of our being.

Move Well

Get ready to learn Skyterra's essential movements that will improve your daily living activities. In this class, our coaches help you learn, create and develop better positions leaving you empowered and confident about movements in our signature LEAN class.

Essential Mobility

Are you practicing self-maintenance on a daily basis? Soft tissue therapy and corrective exercise should be a part of everyone’s plan. Based off the common positions of daily living, these catch-all, easy-to-execute techniques will help you restore your body quickly.

Quick FIT

Getting in your workouts when you leave Skyterra will be difficult. We offer this class to show you a realistic 10-15 minute cardio and strength workout that can be easily executed at home.

Adventure & Recreation

Walking; Hiking; E-Biking; Kayaking/Canoeing; Pickle Ball; SpikeBall; Swimming; Wilderness Skills

Nutrition Highlights

Our nutrition and culinary experts create delicious, beautiful, satisfying meals from nourishing, nutrient-dense ingredients – and they'll teach you to make them at home! In our nutrition and culinary experiences, you'll learn everything you need to know to fine-tune your everyday diet for weight loss. Read more in-depth information on the nutrition page.


Personalized Nutrition

This seminar is a foundational nutrition class. We will discuss our nutrition philosophy and you will leave with a better understanding of what foods to prioritize in a tailored nutrition plan. We will cover the importance of macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrates and fiber) as well as meal planning.

Empowered Portions

Empowered Portions emphasizes the importance of how food influences the brain-body connection. Through interactive learning, you will gain further knowledge of hormones and neurotransmitters that influence why and how much we eat. This seminar integrates portion recommendations, environmental strategies, and intentional visuals to support your healthy eating efforts.

Grocery Store Tour

This Skyterra experience provides both realistic exposure and supportive education in regards to honoring optimal nutrition at home. You will leave with a better understanding of how to read labels, meal prepping strategies, and how to navigate the grocery store with heightened awareness. Taking notes and asking questions are encouraged.

Your Brain on Food

Why is eating sugary and processed foods so pleasurable and often feels impossible to stop? We will explore how certain behaviors and habits, especially those related to eating, are wired deeply in the brain. Gain a deeper understanding of how your brain works, the role your emotions play and how to begin to break this habit loop to build new healthy behaviors when it comes to food and stress.

Nutrition Busters

Trying to discern nutrition information in today’s culture isn’t easy. Various hot and popular topics are discussed, debunked, and addressed. This seminar is not only informative, but it is also fun and enlightening.

Sugar, Fat & Alcohol

Are you trying to figure out how to live a life with or without sugar, fat, and alcohol? This seminar is educational while also providing strategies on how to approach these challenging things in today’s food culture.

Skyterra Stories

"After four months, I still uphold many of the things I have learned when I was there for a 2-week stay back in July and am grateful for them every day...

The best way to describe Skyterra is a place to breathe, discover, let go and embrace a new lifestyle. Sure, you will lose weight but most importantly you will feel better and start to think of how to make this a lasting experience. ."

Yasmine S. via TripAdvisor

MORE WEIGHT LOSS RESOURCES

Skyterra At Home

Visit Skyterra At Home for original health and wellness resources created by the team at our retreat. Explore free video content or browse the recipe database.

Wellness Blog

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