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Experience the incredible power of fasting alongside these specifically selected, gentle restorative practices to help you detoxify and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

Balance your hormones, boost your immune system, decrease allergies, regulate your body weight long term, increase vitality, and leave you glowing inside and out. 

A week of fasting, wandering & self-care,
to cleanse your body and mind

and nourish your soul.
7th to 14th of April 2024 in Cumbria 
 

Retreat Overview:

This one-week retreat offers a unique blend of fasting, immersion in beautiful natural surroundings, and the restorative practice of gentle movement practices, following the principles of the Dr Buchinger fasting method. You can anticipate a transformative and rejuvenating experience that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit.

Location:

The retreat is situated in a tranquil and picturesque natural setting, St Mark’s Stays, Cautley near Sedbergh . The chosen location is thoughtfully selected to provide a peaceful and harmonious environment that complements the retreat's objectives.

Duration:

The retreat duration spans one week, creating a significant period for deepening one's connection with nature, exploring fasting, and delving into movement practices.

Fasting Experience:

Participants will engage in fasting using the Dr Buchinger method, which involves abstaining from solid foods while nourishing the body with liquids such as herbal teas, vegetable broths, and fresh fruit juices. The fasting period serves as a profound detoxification and rejuvenation process.

Connecting with Nature:

Guided nature walks are integral to the retreat experience. Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty surrounding the retreat center. These walks are not just physical but also contemplative, allowing for mindfulness, reflection, and connection with the healing power of nature.

Yin Yoga Sessions:

Daily Yin yoga sessions are a key component of the retreat. Yin yoga, characterized by deep, long-held poses, aims to release physical and emotional tension. These sessions are gentle and restorative, designed to enhance flexibility and promote the mind-body connection. Yin yoga complements the fasting process by encouraging relaxation and inner exploration.

Daily Schedule:

The retreat follows a structured daily schedule that includes fasting, yoga, meditation, and free time for relaxation or personal reflection. Group activities, discussions, and gatherings provide opportunities for sharing experiences and insights, fostering a sense of community and support among participants.

Digital Detox:

Participants are encouraged to disconnect from electronic devices and the outside world during the retreat. This digital detox promotes a deeper connection with oneself and nature, enhancing the retreat's mindfulness aspect.

Detox and Healing:

The retreat may entail detoxification symptoms, including temporary discomforts, which are part of the body's natural healing process. The overall objective is physical, mental, and emotional rejuvenation.

Community and Support:

Sharing the retreat journey with like-minded individuals creates a strong sense of community and support. Participants often find that these connections extend beyond the retreat, providing lasting support networks.

Integration and Re-Feeding:

Towards the end of the retreat, a gradual re-feeding process is initiated to reintroduce solid foods systematically. This process aids the body in transitioning safely back to regular eating patterns.

Overall Experience:

Anticipate a profound and introspective experience that may result in physical revitalization, mental clarity, and a heightened sense of well-being. The retreat fosters self-discovery, encourages holistic healing, and deepens one's connection to nature and inner self.

“If you always do what you always did,
you will always get what you always got.”

Albert Einstein.

Meet your host

Hi, I'm Diane!

I am a certified fasting guide and alternative health practitioner based in London, UK. I offer body work, reiki, yoga and nutrition services.

I used to be a competitive swimmer and a personal trainer and from an early age I noticed the effect of food on my body’s ability to perform. My interest in nutrition and fasting has sprouted from that and the inner knowing that food is much more than just fuel for our bodies. 

 

I bring with me years of experience. I know what it takes to create a life where you are feeling free, 

happy, cleansed and healthy on all levels and I incorporate all the tools that I've learned and that I know and I share with you everything that I have, to improve your life and make your health and healing journey easy and beautiful.  

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Prices:  £1150 single occupancy or £750 sharing with one other retreat guest

Cancellation Policy …

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price

  • The deposit is non-refundable, although is transferable to our next retreat if you have to cancel

  • The remaining payment is required 30 days before arrival

your kind thoughts...

“I began to feel myself in a way that was unknown to me, liberated and as if the body acted in its most original function, it moved without adding food, it felt as if I am walking on clouds.”

“The mind was sharp and focused on the essentials. I moved in symbiosis with nature...

Thinking about food? - no, there was really no room for that! 

Every sip of spring water was a revelation to me. The happiness about the nourishing broth in the evening, this explosion of taste, as a reward for the physical strain, joyfully kept me going.”

“My most important realisation was that NOT doing something I love, not only has physical advantages but also sharpens the view of things that are otherwise easily overlooked. 

I recommend this important experience to anyone”

  • What is fasting?
    Fasting is the voluntary abstention from food and sometimes drink for a set period. It can vary in duration, from short intermittent fasts (e.g., 16/8 fasting) to longer water fasts lasting several days.
  • Why is walking beneficial for health?
    Walking is a low-impact aerobic exercise that offers numerous health benefits. Regular walking can help maintain a healthy weight, improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles and bones, boost mood, and enhance overall fitness.
  • What can I expect from the fasting period?
    - A gradual reduction in hunger as the body adapts. - Detoxification symptoms, like mild fatigue, occasional headaches, and fluctuations in mood is considered a natural part of the process.
  • What are the potential health benefits of fasting?
    Fasting has been associated with various health benefits, including weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced inflammation, and potential longevity benefits. Some studies suggest that fasting may also support autophagy, a cellular cleaning process.
  • What happens when you combine fasting and walking?
    Fasting and walking can complement each other. Walking during a fast can help enhance fat burning, maintain muscle mass, and improve blood sugar control. It can also aid in mental clarity and reduce feelings of hunger during the fast.
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