Retreat Itinerary

 

Back to Nature October 15 Retreat

For those browsing this website, this is a typical retreat itinerary to give you an idea of what to expect, however each retreat will be unique depending on the needs of the group and other then the colonics, the modality of the body work may vary.

Preparation

What to eat before you start your retreat

What should you bring

To make your retreat experience as pleasant as possible, it is advisable to abstain from alcohol for a few days before your retreat, and at the very least the day before. If possible eliminating sugary and processed food is also advisable.

Pack comfortable clothing, a good book if you like to read and a bathing suit if you would like to have a swim in the ocean.

Otherwise everything you need will be provided!

Thursday

Arriving at your retreat

Your accommodation will be available from 2pm on so feel free to turn up any time after 2pm. You will receive an address and directions from us upon paying your deposit.  Thursday afternoon can be spent relaxing, going to the beach and or wondering around the pleasant village of Sumner. You may decide to start your fast on Thursday, if so you may start using your supplements if so desired.

The retreat will officially start off in the evening at 6pm with a group meditation and orientation.

 

Friday

Treatments commence

A special electrolyte mix will be prepared to add to your water and to be consumed at your leisure. There will also be supplement schedule including activated charcoal to mop up toxins from the digestive tract along with magnesium to help you relax and sleep well.  All will be provided.

 

Friday Yoga session begins around 8 am at the Retreat House.

 

Treatments begin after 9 am in pairs. While one person is getting a coffee colonic, the other receives a  Relaxing Massage and then they switch over. 

 

The coffee colonic is important as it helps empty the bowel of waste making the fasting process more pleasant as the body does not have to deal with toxicity from the colon. The coffee retention half way through the colonic further supports the detoxifying process by supporting the liver. The colonic will also give you a great empty feeling.

The Massage is provided by Sonia, for more information click here

 

The evening is free to swim, go for a stroll and do as you please.

Saturday

Treatments continue along with PhytoFarm Excursion!

Again the electrolyte mix with water and supplements are prepared fresh and consumed at leisure.

 

An excursion to PhytoFarm leaving at around 8am so that the workshop can start at 9am. Here you will have an opportunity to experience a beautiful herb farm, learn about medicinal properties of plants and even make your own herbal preparations!        

 

Treatments of colonics and facials are again done in pairs beginning around 3pm.

 

The coffee colonic is important as it helps empty the bowel of waste making the fasting process more pleasant as the body does not have to deal with toxicity from the colon. The coffee retention half way through the colonic further supports the detoxifying process by supporting the liver. The colonic will also give you a great empty feeling.

 

Clemency Alice Signature Facial:  Customized with Clemency Alice active, vitamin and mineral enriched masks, intensive collagen and antioxidant rich skin boosters, plant and marine synergies and serums, artisan flower infused treatment oils, this 'made-to-measure' facial treatment addresses your skin's changing needs and concerns. Created by Clemency to address all skin types and combining the unique CA sculpting massage techniques, your complexion will be restored and rejuvenated. Includes a French steam of biophotonic rose water. For more info on Clemency Alice please click here.

 

 

 

Sunday

Closing the Retreat

Treatments of colonic with probiotic and Indian Head Massage  will take place in pairs at around 9am.

The probiotic colonic cleanses the colon and then a probiotic implant is left in the colon at the end of the session to help balance the gut flora at the end of your cleanse.

An Indian head massage stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body, and therefore may clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better.

The retreat is now coming to a close. A final yoga session will take place at 4pm at the Retreat House.

You can start using the oral probiotics in the evening to help build new balanced gut flora.

Monday

Back to Food

How to resume eating again gently

Check out is 11am. You are ready to go home!

It is advisable to start with simple cooked food such as vegetable soup. Refrain from fresh foods such as salads as they can be irritating to the colon. Then in the days to come slowly start adding more foods, cooked meats, roasted vegetables and then raw foods.

Continue to use the oral probiotics until you run out.

Beyond the Retreat

How to incorporate fasting into every day life

You have now experienced a fast! Congratulations! You now KNOW you can do it. So feel free to utilize the techniques and knowledge you have learned to incorporate fasting into your lifestyle. Whether it is just intermittent fasting every day, or fasting one day a week or even a 4 day fast once a month; you know have the tools to benefit from fasting on your terms.

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