Although fasting is not always easy, here's how people feel by the end of the experience.
Karuna Detox Retreats is designed to give you a 'jump start' on a long and healthy life.
See letters to karuna for how people have continued to grow in health.
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I wanted to lose weight and gain clarity of thought. I got it!
I am back in touch with myself and moving forward, positive and determined.
Having been told I would have to live with the ever downward spiral of my condition, there are big signs of healing.
I appreciated the support, the understanding and the genuine warmth and connection with the group. And a BIG thank you to the whole team. Your work and support was best ever. What can one say about perfect?
I most appreciated the openness of everyone, frank and friendly. No one was uptight and this I put down to the environment and Sho and her team. All very special.
It was genuinely a very warm and loving environment. And the accomodation was excellent, surroundings beautiful.
It was fabulous, hugely educational and interesting.
I wanted a Body and Emotional Detox to be able to move into many changes in my life with clear vision and vitality.
Karuna provided this and much much more!
All of it was special. Something I didn't think I would enjoy, but did, were the nutrition talks. SO much information from which I can use to improve my daily well being.
The group was an amazing bunch of people from various backgrounds but everyone got on so well!
This retreat has fantastic people running it - Sho is the most inspiring individual I've ever met and made the expereince great. Tim and Heather were fantastic and Anna was great. The support was of a higher quality than I ever expected.
I wanted to lose weight and get food education. I found this and much more.
I now feel inner calm - I feel so much better, stronger and calmer than I've felt in years.
I'm so glad to have lost so much weight as well. It's given me a 'kick start' to my healthier lifestyle.
The group was so welcoming and kind, the facilitators excellent. Sho, truly inspirational and educational- I feel I learnt so much. Anna - best session ever! I did 5 years of therapy in less than an hour (with Anna's Journey therapy) and felt like a great weight had been lifted.
I am so grateful to have done this week, I will implement what I've learnt. They should teach this in schools!
Excellent! Karuna has enabled me to put into practice all the theory I've learnt through the many self-help books I've read.
The end of the retreat is the BEGINNING of a new, better, healthier and happier life.
(Three things) The location is so peaceful, beautiful and homely. The Karuna team so encouraging, peaceful, calm and full of energy. The group - so supportive, and gentle.
The guidance of the detox programme was thorough and informative as well also applicable for us to use afterwards.
I love all of it. The therapies were all new for me, reflexology, reiki, the journey, chakra reading and systemic constellations. The journey session was out of this world, beyond belief. Thank you!
They were all second to none. Totally cleansing and relaxing.
This retreat is SUPERB!
I wanted to clear my mind. I felt my life was 'running away with me' and I was losing energy. I am at a crossroads and was looking for a new direction. Karuna Detox provided all of the above, and much more than I expected!
For the last 25 years I have been putting'thoughts into things' fogetting about my mind and soul. You have taught me how to find them here and it feels like my life is complete now and I have the tools to keep it like that. I feel like I had a spiritual awakening which I am keen to pursue.
The journey with Anna has made so much happen and I am looking forward to going home and spreading some love and kindness to my family and friends.
I would rate this retreat 20/10! The whole experience was wonderful, even when I was feeling detoxing and aweful, I always felt safe and cared for. The meditation... what a way to start the day! The support and group were excellent, sharing was really important.
I have learned so much about my body and how to take care of it and my mind. I am looking forward to having that in my life always. Thank you for showing me how!
You have cleansed another person in the world... and she is very grateful!
Such a friendly group! The Karuna team were helpful and understanding, all of which helped me so much.
I regained my confidence, positiveness and feel clearer in my mind. I rate this retreat 100% and appreciated everything.
The talks were amazing, the massages relaxing and fulfilling and the Journey session with Anna was 'out of this world' - I wish she lived next door!
The support was unbelievable, I don't want to leave you all!
I cannot thank you enough, I feel a different person.
I feel really optimistic about the future and excited about implementing raw food into my everyday life. The detox has been really good and will help me go to the 'next level'.
This retreat is worthwhile for everybody! Regardless of age.
The experience was so nourishing and excellent. Sho is a great teacher and give lots of easy to apply advice that will have a big impact.
The massages with Heather and Tim are relaxing and strong, and really help the Colonics along!
A big thank you to the whole Karuna team for a fantastic experience
I wanted to kick start re: direction, inspiration, education, time and space to collect my thought and to 'just be me'. The retreat provided all of this and more!
The warmth, depth, compassion, genuine caring nature of Sho and the team was amazing!
'The Journey' with Anna- wow - in a short space of time I managed to connect with the child within me, who had little understanding of why he felt like he did. Now I feel many distructive patterns have changed. Thank you Anna!
I lost about a stone. I feel fantastic. What a great experience!
I am very excited about my future healthy life. I intend to enjoy every day of it!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This was my second Karuna Detox in 2 months. It was wonderful to meet with lovely people, to feel so open and in one's heart and non-judgemental.
The environment is so supportive, the English countryside was beautiful as were the walks, yoga and sauna.
Very profound experience.
This is very professional & laid back at the same time. We're given lots of space, and all the team were very approachable. Fantastic (!!) and very peaceful. Really enjoyable, very sad to be leaving.
I was a complete sugar addict and have been undernourished and craving (for a long time). The special aspect for me is that Sho has shown me the way forward with diet and lifestyle!!!
I most appreciated: being out in the countryside, the peace, all the wonderful people, and now being 'fully armed with the facts'. God bless you xxx
I came to lose weight, gain new knowledge of food and change my life. It all happened - thank you!
I enjoyed meeting new people, sharing and trying new therapies.
I can actually see my ankle bones again - my ankles had been swollen for months before coming here. Also my hair, nails and skin are much improved.
Sho was excellent, very approachable, lovely. The colonics were also better and easier than I imagined!
The best thing was the nutritional information. I have known for a long time that I need to change my diet, but didn't know how. I now have some sound ideas and am excited about coming again and becoming more and more healthy with it. Thank you Sho!
The knowledge that you all (staff) were there on hand should I need any help or advice was greatly appreciated. I also loved having a good selection of movies to watch... and I lost 1/2 a stone!
Also, the deep tissue massage with Healther - Excellent, best I ever had!
I was looking for mental and physical clarity and Karuna Detox provided me the expertise and space to acheive this!
I enjoyed the informative talks and feel inspired. My whole outlook on health and changed. I feel the colonics cleared my body and my 'stuck' past - very releasing and liberating!
(Most appreciated) the beautiful accommodation, friendly staff, lovely treatments and good range of facilities. I rate the retreat 10/10 and lost 12 lbs!
I'm thrilled to have lost so much weight - my stomach is completely flat. I feel fabulous!
I learned to Break Habits, Detox & Live Healthy.
I would like to thank all involved in building this dream, for giving me a space and support for all the wonderful healing to take place. I appreciated the space and support we got to have our own experience. Also, I lost 14 lbs!
Your love & vision is beautifully apparent & I sincerely thank you all.
My love to you all!
I arrived in a deep fog. I am leaving in Bright Sunlight. Oh, and by the way, I lost 15 lbs.
What can I say - You gave us it all, and I, personally, thank you from deep within.
I couldn't imagine a better detox retreat.
It covered Mind, Body & Soul!
Going home with so much more knowledge than I arrived with -
The support was very warm and friendly, always available if needed, but not intrusive - Perfect!
(This is my second time)... I rate the retreat 10/10! BIG thank you to the Karuna team!
My 'Journey' with Anna was definately a highlight. I feel stronger and more in control as a result. This is a wonderful compliment to the physical detox (a detox of the heart and soul) and long may Anna continue to bring peace and happiness to others in this way - remarkable.
I am leaving with a better understanding of how to look after myself better, a determination to do so and feeling regenerated and energised.
Thank you to the whole team!
It was a great environment to do my first detox. Beautiful surroundings, friendly and inspirational team and a very warm and open atmosphere.
My personal highlights were the afternoon talks on the body and Nutrition with Sho. Her knowledge and presentation was beautiful, always professional and engaging.
I appreciated the laid back ambience throughout the retreat. There was no activity that was compulsory. Also, loved Sho allowing me to give her a kickboxing lesson when everyone else 'wimped out'. "Good Work" Sho! Blessings and light, A x
The Karuna team are full of welcoming kindness, uncomplicated trust, calm dedication and true unquestionable knowledge and experience.
With leaders like this how can we not develop our minds, bodies and souls?
I loved the talks, the walks, the trust, the companionship, the support and the journey therapy. The nutritional lessons and discoveries - how did we forget to listen to our bodies? I now realise I do not have to eat all the time to keep alert. There are so many aspects of this week that will shape my life for a long long time. Thank you!
I could not have imagines a week without food as it is not something I would be disciplines enough to do by myself. I found it liberating to have succeeded!
I got an opening of my heart combine with a feeling of clarity & serenity within that I thought was lost to me. This experience has lead me to re-examine my habits with a strong desire for a healthier and more loving lifestyle. Brilliant! Non violent communication is something that I will introduce into my work environment not only to educate others, but to reduce stress in my life. Thanks Sho!
Karuna Detox Retreats is a feeder of the heart & soul, simply wonderful.
My toe that always curled up and I thought it was arthritis has flattened out, the continous itch in my back for the past 10-15 years has gone, the mole on my stomach has shrivelled up and my joint aches are gone! All in one week, it is amazing!
I was looking to clean my system out, to feel more inspired, invigorated, energised, empowered and to achieve clarity of mind. I got all that and more! 100% value for money, 100% service. Excellence. It has all been perfect, absolutely first class... and I lost 8 lbs!
I was looking to improve my general wellbeing and to lose some weight and yes, my wishes have come true! I am very impressed by Shoshana's nutrition talks, an unexpected bonus which I found very helpful. The retreat is excellent, very peaceful and everyone on Karuna detox team does a fantastic job.
A complete mental, emotional, spiritual and physical cleanse. The mix of teaching, healing and support systems has been amazing. The nature walks kept me connected to the 'real' world of nature. Also beneficial were the gentle pool exercises and the sauna. I can't believe I wasn't hungry. I loved the 'down to earthness' of the staff, everything was made easy and unembarrasing. No feeling of judgment and no pushing to achieve. The non-violent communication and meditation morning workshop was brilliant: 15/10! ...and I lost 7 lbs- hoorah!
From start to finish felt 'at home'. Karuna detox offered a brilliant service & support network right through every aspect of the retreat, blended together to give a real holistic approach to 'changing your life'. Can't thank everyone enought! I am going home with friends for life, memories I will cherish as well as knowledge and strength to start LIVING!
One of the most special things on Karuna Detox retreats was the nutrition information on how my body deals with all the toxins and how to minimilise that and unexpectadly.. the emotional strength I feel and all the wonderful additional tools I will take with me to help maintan my new health.
It was a peaceful and supportive environment to cleanse my body and educate myself. As the week went the more mentally strong I felt. The Journey work was amazing! I benefitted greatly and feel I have been able to let go of some long standing issues & return a more positive person!
Support by the Karuna Detox team was excellent, they were were friendly and kept us entertained and always available to provide reassurance, information and advice. Excellent! I lost weight and cleaned my insides and will reccomend this to everyone.
Karuna Detox Retreat equipped me with the knowledge to DO SOMETHING with my fresh start rather than take my clean colon back into London and in ignorance muck it all up again. The nutrition lectures were the most important part of the day!
It was wonderful to be away from family pressures and have time to wind down and cleanse in a safe suported environment. The yoga was fantastic and I enjoyed the daily country walk and the inspiring talks on raw food. All the therapies I had were great especially the chakra reading, which I found fascinating.
The entire team is amazing! I don't think I have come across anyone who is as well informed as Sho on her subject and knows how to bring it across in a easy and accessible language. I loved all the treatments and my clothes fit me better! It was fabulous, couldn't be better!
It was a detox and a rest in a safe and peaceful setting. I was suprised and struggled with how sick I felt at a time, but since I came out of it have felt great. For me it was hard work, and worth it! I expect my journey will be a life changing experience.
The special aspects where becoming aware of what specific foods did to my body. I was suprised as to how easy the colonic process became.
I allowed myself out of my comfort zone and as a result made new friends and learnt so much. I really enjoyed the morning meditation and the yoga was excelent. All the staff made you feel really safe and offered amazing therapies that were great. I felt Sho really enjoyed sharing her incredible wealth of info. and I will take so much away with me. I lost 11 lbs!
I had never been on a fast or detox before and I found the karuna detox to be supportive and enlightening. The days were structured in a way that I was never bored and I was not hungry at all. I also managed to lose 15 lbs and it has inspired and taught me to lead a healthier life.
I found the educational talks on nutrition etc. brilliant. Easy to understand. I loved the way Sho was generous with all others knowledge to contribute to the group and the way she presented it with fun and interactiveness. Inspirational teacher! It was supurb- thank you! So rare to find a team that has these skills and are so heartfelt generous and sensitive.
The fasting gave me a very clear, alert, calm and peaceful mind. It was just great being away from my everyday life for a week.
Karuna Detox Retreats gave me a place to really relax, a place to take my body back to a 'raw', healthy position, evaluate my eating and educate myself on balanced nutrition and well-being.
Icame here to detox and remove as much mucoid plaque as possible to help regain my vitality and lose weight. Karuna provide the support and facilities to get the best possible results! Also, my massage therapies were truly wonderful experience, especially for the first timer. The support of the detox team was first class, always prepared to help, listen and talk.
The retreat provided me with weight loss, a clearing of my system and better understanding of how I use my food and the effects that it has on my mind and body. I liked the friendliness and care that I felt from the staff and all my fellow detoxers. The retreat had much greater depth to it than I had imagined. I rate it 11 out of 10!
As the days went by I learnt a lot about myself and how resilient I can be. I know my relationship with food will change from this day for the better, which is a fantastic feeling. Thank you!
I arrived with seriously aching joints. If I sat down for even a few minutes, getting up was very painful... The pains in the back of my legs have gone and knee joints are almost pain-free. I can't believe it all happened so quickly and I am so grateful. I've had other improvements as well, but this is the big one!
I particularly enjoyed the NVC (Non-violent communication) workshops. I wasn't expecting it and hadn't heard of NVC before. I felt that it made me more aware of my needs and emotions and better able to handle changes because of it.
I appreciate the inspiration, the tranquility and the amount of gunk I shall leave behind - emotional nd well as material!
I was suprised at how my body just went through the detox process, both physically and emotionally. I will not forget the joy in the room for the first 'soup'!
The friendliness of the group,the information on nutrition and food combining,the relaxed environment. If you were having a bad day that was fine and you didn't have to do anything.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to do 'The Journey' therapy, it was the highlight of my stay. Doing Yoga in the sunshine was wonderful...and meeting like minded people from a variety of backgrounds.
I have had the most fantastic week. I feel clean, clear headed, bright and bouncy & alive... I want to run through the fields! I really loved the group and I thought Sho was an amazing strong, inspiring uplifting woman & all the staff were great. I felt supported every step of the way. I loved the talks by Sho, she has so much information to share. Plus, I made some lovely new friends, which I wasn't expecting. I can't rave about it enough!
Amazing feeling of well being, and a holistic change in the way I look at my health. I feel very, very changed and very, very alive.
Much of what I already knew about raw food was reaffirmed and a few gaps in my knowledge filled, leaving me feeling confident and motivated to take the next steps.
The personal development aspect of the retreat was a welcome surprise. With instruction in compassionate communication, and films on the power of mind over matter. I now feel really positive and empowered.
I now have the strength and some valuable tools to help me to move on in my life.
The whole retreat was an experience I'd recommend to anyone to anyone to desire to improve their health.
A wonderful team; Shoshana, Tim, Tamsin & Heather, have an abundance of knowledge and wisdom. They made the whole experience of fasting altogether bearable.
Through the meditation and NVC discussions, I shifted my whole thought process. I was able to cope more effectively with the struggles in my mind. I'm determined to use NVC in all aspects of my life.
I came for the opportunity to detox & lose weight with spiritual meaning.
The energy healing surfaced memories that I hadn't thought of for many years and enabled me to feel in tune with myself, and positive about the future.
I most appreciated Shoshana's support & the knowledge she shared both in the group and when I had a chakra reading. Her presence had a positive energy.
The surroundings were ideal for fasting and getting in tune with your spirituality.
The support was very good, and the team were always on hand to answer any questions - no matter how minor, and they genuinely showed interest in all of us.
They all had different skills and expertise which made for a very well-rounded and whole experience.
Tamsin's knowledge and way of not making you feel like you have to be a raw foodist - just giving ideas.
Sho's amazing knowledge and mix of teachings and acceptance where we are is great.
Karuna provided me with a safe space in which to fast and detox - a very caring environment provided by the leaders - especially Sho.
I lost 5lbs, which is half of what I need to loose - which is great.
Also a fantastic introduction in the world of raw food nutrition.
Most of all I experienced a level of kindness and warmth and sincerity that I had forgotten still existed in you - Sho and your team.
It was my second retreat, and the first completely revitalised me, and informed many of the decisions I make about food. But I wa loosing my momentum and needed a health boost, and dose of fresh inspiration, and I got both.
As I'd hoped, I feel lighter,inspired, infinitely healthier, and generally more positive about life. And absolutely gagging for a hemp smoothie!
Skin clearer, breathing clearer, and I feel physically stronger after all the Yoga. I've learned lots of new things about my body, health nutrition and detoxing.
The treatments were very beneficial as well - not just a 'pamper treat', but good for the detox, both physically, and emotionally.
I was looking for a new start, detox, emotionally and spiritually, and I truly believe this has been achieved.
I was looking to detox and lose some extra kilos, but I found so much more - a new way of life!
Someone once said knowledge is power, and I am certainly going to be leaving here feeling optimistically empowered on how to take the best care of the most important part of my life .. my vessel .. my body!
The most complehensive list of treatments I have seen available at one place - many of which I had never tried before
I know I am going to walk away from here with a healthier body and mind ! Thank you !!!
Karuna provided much more support than I expected, and fantastic nutritional advice, that I had hope for.
It provided everything I could have wanted.
The location / venue is ideal.
I definitely could not have done this on my own, without the support & reassurance of the others here.
Sho & Dao have been inspirational in their delivery of new and useful information & ideas.
I'm looking forward to experiencing ongoing benefits.
A very safe, healthy and tranquil environment to do the fast.
I really enjoyed the talks, which were very informative, and gave lots of insights!! It gave me the right mental stimulation to want to change my eating habits ... for the better !
The venue is perfect - rural bliss. The people on the retreat also made the experience special.
The relaxed nature of the program, passed the time effectively, but without being stressed - you can have a packed agenda if you need to
My weight loss was amazing, and the talks about dietary habits were great.
I have enjoyed the safe and supportive environment, as well as the knowledge that has been freely and lovingly given.
I had no idea that the retreat would be as holistic, and as wonderful as it has been.
A very special, heart-felt thanks to Sho and Dao for their openness and their wisdom.
I have been aware throughout the week that my life will be different from now on - how exciting !!!
This is the best way I have come across to give my life a much-needed shake-up.
You're returning me to the world, a much better person !
The meditation, Yoga, the Talks, were all fabulous, and really added to the experience.
They brought it to a level I'd dreamed of - thank you (also, the sunshine!)
[The best things were] The amazing talks by Dao, and Sho's inspiration.
The beautiful people I met.
Passing loads of great mucoid lining, and getting to examine it, so actually see the results !!!
The Yoga and Meditation complimented the fasting perfectly.
A wonderful experience, both physically and emotionally, and many things to take back with me, and hopefully, gradually put into my life.
I wasn't expecting the nutritional / food talks to be so very interesting. And the same applies to the meditation.
The Non Violent Communication was an eye-opener, and something I had not come across before.
Feel better, not bloated. Skin better, Stomach tighter, and I feel sharper.
I understand my food habits more, and how to feel lighter: eg; alter my food types !
The talks with Dao were extremely informative and all questions were answered in a very through manner.
The meditation and NVC sessions with Sho were life-changing.
I was very happy and comfortable with all the other guests - the atmosphere was fun and very supportive.
PS: My Reiki sessions were amazing.
Special Aspects: SAFETY. Incredible knowledge providing trust.
Freedom yet continuity.
I feel I have learned more - about food - in one week than I could absorb in a year's reading.
The team and other guests feel familiar and compassionate. Not just because of the nature of the work, but because of the trust created by Dao & Sho.
The yoga has been beautifully taught!
I have to say that I feel great - better than I have in 5 years! 30% of which comes directly from having the pleasure of being with you.
Thank you so much, from every part of me. XXX
The retreat experience has delivered more than expected. I joined mainly for the colonics, detox, fasting, and I love the timetable and routine. However, I didn't expect to learn so much more about nutrition, it certainly will bring a change to the way I treat food in future; it is not just “eating”, it'll become “nourishing”.
Also a great bonus was the NVC. I came here with hatred and anger. I have learned to forgive and let go.
I felt completely accepted and supported on this retreat. Also, I felt that I could be myself, and if I needed any questions answered, or reassurance, Dao & Sho would do their best to be there with me.
The NVC introduction was amazing for me. I have bought the book and it is giving me a realistic model on which the express my needs and feelings better and hear other's needs and feelings with more clarity.
Fasting was less difficult than I thought it would be. I thought that I would have a lot of time to kill, but actually, the time went fast.
I came to the (revolutionary!) awareness of the importance of diet. I wanted to heal my asthma and I believe that the retreat has helped me to do this through diet.
It is Thursday, and I haven't had any Asthma medicines since Saturday !
It was tough for me to begin, as I was ill with a headache for the first two days. However, once I got over that I just felt alittle weak, and not hungry at all.
It is much better than trying it at home, as you have the support from everyone going through the same thing. I am feeling very clean and ready for a new way of eating and living.
It was an inspiring, life-changing experience. It taught me to so much about the body, nutrition and food. The talks were surprisingly one of my favorite times of the day. They were so informative and stimulating.
After having children, this retreat was the most life-changing experience I have ever had. I could not have hoped for more.
If I could give one bit of advice to my friends and family, it would be to come on a Karuna Detox Retreat!
Definitely, definitely worth doing.
Much easier than you'd expect. I felt very lethargic, so I just stayed in bed the whole week, so that was Okay!
This is my second retreat with Karuna.
Just sliding through that deep and intimate relationship with my body... Exploring... This week has been a present for my body!
I was surprised how easy it was to 'get over' traditional meals, and adjust to the 'meal-drinks' that were more manageable than I expected. I have learned so much more in a week than I would have thought possible. Dao makes the science so accessible, and that really brought home the consequences of the good choices we make.
Big side benefits - apart from a cleaner bowel, skin that is clearer than I can ever remember. And 10 lbs weightloss!
I was apprehensive at the start, but quickly got into the routine.
There were moments of great exhilaration, and the benefits started kicking in (looking / feeling better)
I really got into it towards the end, and a extremely glad I came - I will be back.
The retreat was life-affirming.
Over the course of the week, many of the issues that I thought were important slowly disappeared, to be replaced with energy of change.
Dao & Shoshana give their energy in abundance. Allowing all embers of the group to quickly relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, The fantastic physical and spiritual treatments, and to intake the wealth of information that they give so freely.
My second retreat, so I knew what to expect.
After the last retreat, I managed to sustain a good diet for two months. I felt really alive, had loads more energy, and did not develop any colds throughout the winter. Having slipped into some of my old habits, this has given me the boost to again adopt a more healthy lifestyle for longer.
Coming to Karuna is a very important step forward. If anyone is serious about recovering one's vitality then this is essential. It appeals to people of all walks of life. Whether it is just to loose weight or more spiritual. I will definitely come back...
I have just spent the most fabulous week in Devon at Karuna, I feel cleansed & rejuvenated.
Most of all I feel educated about my body, and the nutrients that I have been depriving myself of for too long.
I would recommend it to anyone!
If you want to give yourself a holiday from you usual 'holidays' then do this! Learn about your body, yourself and nutrition - enlightening, enjoyable, and sometimes eye-opening...
I have just returned from my second Karuna retreat (my first was last January...) - and my teeth are sparkling white, my eyes are clear and bright, my skin is smooth and soft and glowing, my hair is thick and soft and shiny and almost GREYLESS (yes, most of my grey hairs have reverted to my natural colour!), my joints feel more open and flexible, my head (my brain...) feels lighter and brighter and clearer, my body feels lighter and MUCH stronger, and my energy levels have increased dramatically, I feel less tense and less tired... and all it took was one week away from home...
Sho and Dao are experts at providing a relaxed and supportive environment...
question the most beneficial, inspiring break I have ever
taken. I haven't eaten in a week, and yet I feel brighter, more positive & fresher than I have in years.
You need to leave your cynicism at home, and don't be concerned that this is some bizarre, new-age experiment you are about to engage in. Everyone on our week was terrific & from very varying backgrounds...
Also, Benita give the best massage I have ever had, & believe me, I've had loads...
so much about how the body processes food,
and saw a genuine importance of gathering some raw nutrients - reassuring that so many people on the retreat already did it - very normalising.
I also felt I had as much time as I wanted to be on my own and do my own thing. Somehow it managed to combine a holiday (relaxing, friendly, stress-free) with something that is also very goods for you...
first Juice Fasting Detox Retreating Juice Fasting Detox Retreat, and definitely not my last... Although I
had read about cleansing, I never knew it could be so easy!
Thanks to Dao & Sho's program, that kept me occupied, focused & NOT hungry, I found the week's fast easy...
I would advise anyone to come along. It has been a great eye-opener and a life-change. I may have left with an empty bowel, but I've a head full of new knowledge.
talks were so informative and gave me verification that I
am on the right lines with my way of eating for health.
The other people on the course were lovely and provided a supportive environment. I now feel recharged in body & mind, with a renewed commitment to eating healthily, not fanatically.
I appreciated most the availability to ask questions any time, and receive open and accepting advise.
Initially I was apprehensive, but as soon as I arrived, I realised I
was entering a supportive and caring environment which instantly
put me at ease. As for the fasting and colonics, they were
actually surprisingly easy, believe it or not!!!
Very different from Spa Samui.
I appreciated the talks most. I hold a degree in Biology, and thought I knew a great deal about nutrition, but my views and attitudes towards healthy eating have been changed thanks to the talks.
Felt at ease straight away. Everything we needed to know was well
explained, and yet we were not bombarded with information
all in one go - it was distributed throughout the stay.
It was nice to be able to do as little or as much as you like.
It has improved the eczema on my hands, and I feel this stay for me is now the beginning of a whole new venture.
An excellent week. Not only do you get a cleansing of toxins
from your body (in a big way!!!) but also a full education
on how the body works and what it needs - in simple layman's
You cannot walk away from a Karuna Detox Retreat and look at processed food in the same way. You are suddenly armed with information to make your own choice.
This week is an absolute must for anyone who cares about their health and is brave enough to face the truth that they - and they alone - are responsible for it...
The retreat not only helped me to detox in a controlled and friendly
atmosphere, but I got lots of information regarding my bowel
that has changed my thinking completely...
Total change in symptoms : Sinuses, headaches & joint pains
This retreat was both enlightening and lightening.
Despite considerable reservations I have enjoyed it thoroughly.
I suspect I will look back on this as a life-changing crossroads. I am extremely thankful for this experience.
Sho & Dao do what they do brilliantly...
It has been a very special space and time for a deep contact
with my body. Discovering and exploring how the body changes
and gently shifts to a state of relief and peace.
During the retreats, the time is counted on a different meter. Everything flows soft and smooth and there's no hurry, no pressure. Absolutely a different pattern. I have also received loads of input regarding nutrition / yoga / meditation.
I think we are more perceptive while fasting - although it does feel like it when we are there...
I felt totally supported the entire week.
Things I thought I would be pressured to do, I wasn't at all, and this resulted in me choosing to do them. The week was alot easier than anticipated and went much faster than expected.
I would recommend it to anyone...
I was amazed at what my body could do, and how little it actually needs to function properly. For once, my whole body feels like it has been on a well earned break. I have especially enjoyed Sho's meditations and Yoga.
This coupled with Dao's extensive knowledge had provided a totally holistic and healing experience.
This is my second time. It was a wonderfully energizing experience, shared in a beautiful environment with like-minded people who care about their health. The talks given by Dao are truly enlightening and confirm that everything involved in the process of detox is totally compatible with our physical and emotional well being. The meditation and Yoga by Sho are equally as inspiring and her wealth of knowledge and experience in both disciplines is lovingly shared. At the end of the week I feel light and enthused, ming and body refreshed in a way I have rarely encountered before.
This is my second time on a retreat with Sho, Dao and Yamuna and I will most definitely be returning. Every aspect of the retreat is so amazing and not only is it a complete body detox but an absolute mind detox from everyday life. Unless you experience the warmth and knowledge from Sho & Dao it is hard to describe what a wonderful experience it is.
The Colonics took a day or so getting used to, but once sussed were were really soothing (and dead easy). The talks on nutrition and diet were mind blowing. WHY ISN'T IT TAUGHT AT SCHOOLS?!! It will change the way you think about what you put in your body. The whole set-up is very relaxed and low key. Lots of space if you need it and you can skip anything you don't fancy. As a yoga and meditation beginner I found them both really interesting, especially the Yoga.
It was amazing, being taken out of my normal environment gave me the will power and support to follow through with the detox. There were a couple of days when I didn't feel quite right, but I understood it was my doing my body good. Also, there was no pressure to attend every talk/class... The Reiki was just what I needed to help my detox and I truly would recommend to anyone- no matter how cynical they may be on alternative therapies.
I am so pleased I decided to come on this retreat, the week was just what I needed. Shoshana and Dao make a great team and provide a package of informed care and experience. Although I have previously taken part in detox 'holidays', I have learnt new things and integrated others at a deeper level. I feel renewed and reconnected to my body, which I will continue (thank you!). I intend to come back for more.
"You must do it" The total experience is fantastic. The location, the organizers, the talks, the therapies, the
fast and the group made the whole week a delight. I am leaving lighter, more informed about my diet, cleaner, chilled and with
I loved every minute of the retreat: the passion and dedication from Dao and Sho is second to none and with the help of Yamuna the package was complete.
I had a wonderful relaxing time in beautiful surroundings with very open, interesting, inspiring people and plenty of support. I learnt an immense amount and was very grateful for the time and space to relax and take a good look at where I am in life... The Colonics were a bit scary at first, then fascinating as I marveled at all the unbelievable stuff that was coming out, especially the quantities... The time went very quickly. I am pleased to have lost some more excess weight.
It was a very well held experience. Both the facilitators were caring, knowledgeable, supportive and attentive. The venue was very comfortable and I enjoyed the company of my fellow co-detoxers . I have the satisfaction of having done it and managed without cigarettes for a week.
I was amazed at the amount and level of information we were given on a huge range of subjects which helped everything 'fit together'...the mode of 'teaching' was equality-dialogue which made it an empowering experience. Never teacher-pupil, never them-us. Dao and Sho use their skills and knowledge in a beautiful and humorous way.
My experience was a real 'cleaning house'- I feel fresh and bright, complemented by the supportive group...
Our fantastic hosts/teachers/guides, Sho & Dao, were so open, warm and grounded. Nothing was too much for them.
All in all a perfect week of relaxation and Detox,
couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks!
The group gelled well together, and it was useful that we were all 'first timers'! The group discussed everything and supported each other throughout sleeplessness, detox and contents of colander!
Thank you for the gentle and strong was you guided us through yoga, for the meditations and all of the therapies... really made the whole retreat a more holistic event.
I went to the detox at a point of Crisis, thanks to Dao's wisdom
and logical advice and Sho's incredible healing presence,
I left with a renewed spirit and a new sense of direction.
Thank you so much!
The moment I arrived at the retreat I felt at ease. The atmosphere
was warm, relaxed and informal.
Dao and Sho are a great team.... I'm making a very significant step towards improving my health.
I feel much calmer in myself. I feel clean and spacious inside.
Sho's style of practicing and teaching Yoga was phenomenal.
I feel I have learned as much this week as in the 5 years I've been practicing. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in such a loving, giving and caring way!
The talks just made complete sense and I will definitely change my diet from now on. The Yoga was most enjoyable and I've already stopped the strange moaning noises I used to make when I bend down for something.
This was an inspirational experience. The fast was very easy, I was even able to concentrate on studying political philosophy! ...I expected to learn about fasting and colonics, but I didn't expect it to be so interesting!
A challenge with massive rewards. Thank you so much for a retreat that
was full of compassion, guidance and light.
I felt in safe hands and well cared for. Excellent venue.
I lost 1 stone in weight, have clearer skin, more positive outlook on life and a different attitude to food. I kicked my coffee addiction! I enjoyed the retreat and would recommend it.
I never realized how relaxing a colonic could be. Although at times I have found it quite emotional, I have found the whole experience quite easy. I didn't realize I was carrying such emotional and tension in my body.
I really appreciate Dao's constant availability to answer my questions, Sho's meditative presence bringing the 'feminine' to the retreat, and Yamuna's unending, bouncy happiness.
My detox was not what I expected, but I do think it has had a deep and profound effect on me. I also feel like I have been extremely well cared for. I think this has helped me understand and empathize with some very deep feelings. I'm quite sure I will be nicer to myself from here on in!
It's no picnic at the beach, but if you have the will, the week is INSPIRING, EDUCATIONAL & LIFE-AFFIRMING. If I take back half of what I have learned, I will be twice the person.
I liked the way I was welcomed and treated by the facilitators.
Sho & Dao were very committed to us gaining maximum
benefit from our experience.
It seemed like nothing was too much trouble for them.
After years of suffering chronic backache and knee-joint pain, due to arthritis, I am walking much better, and the swelling has gone down drastically. My backache is GONE!!!
I have had a lovely, rejuvenating week...
Felt really supported by Shoshana and Dao, both emotionally and with my detox. I am so glad I have gone
through with it and persevered. I loved the morning Yoga -
Sho's approach was really unique and holistic.
I will definitely take it with me into my everyday life. Thanks.
The detox was really gentle. Sometimes I had a headache, then
had a Colonic, and it would go away.
It was really nice that it was fun and lighthearted, which made it easier to relax and be myself.
Loved the Yoga!!
I found this a thoroughly stimulating experience. It gave me so much self-awareness regarding my own physical capabilities and endurance with fasting, and staying completely grounded. The education and teaching was totally revolutionary!
As a first-time faster, Yoga pupil, Reiki patient - this week
has been a brilliant, thought-provoking, eye-opening time.
The fast was surprisingly easy.
Zero hunger took me by surprise.
Jogging, long walks, Yoga - I didn't expect it to be so easy!
You're great people, doing great things.
Keep up the good work!
The best thing about it... Nutritional talks and Yoga - couldn't possibly choose one!
I think everyone should be made to come on one of Dao & Sho's Detox Retreats. I found it a truly wonderful experience and as well as being a physical detox it was also a mental spiritual cleansing and opening.
Second time for me, and just as great - if not better.
Great vibe, as they are such a tremendously inspirational and energizing couple, who cannot fail to inspire you!
Will definitely be back again.
Found the Colonics relaxing. Overall: "A piece of cake"!
I'm a changed girl. Feeling generally full of "oomph"
The course was very educational on aspects of personal health.
Dao and Sho went about their practice
in a happy and professional manner.
I feel very happy and relaxed on a mental and physical level.
This will change my mindset and save my life!!!
Shoshana's Yoga was amazing -
got my bones doing things I never imaged they could do.
Massage - superb also, very healing hands.
Dao is a tremendously inspirational and well informed being.
An amazing couple!
It has been profound experience for me -
the process of fasting, and all of the space that 'no food' leaves, along with the beautiful and peaceful surroundings -
has pushed me further in my spiritual quest.
This was a perfect trip for me.
A beautiful place, truly lovely and genuine people.
I achieved something I've meant to do for ages.
I just wish I had done it sooner. I loved Being here!
I honestly cannot thank you enough for the past week.
Not only was the fasting painless, it was pleasurable.
The open,honest and relaxed way in which you conduct the course, and yourselves has everything to do with it's success.
I liked having space to be alone,
as this is a vital part of a retreat, or any space,
where I am allowing myself to let go.
Excellent- I loved the location, the vibe and the structure.
The fast was easy, really appreciated it.
You guys have a great vibe, I'll spread the word. Keep it up!
I have had a wonderful time. Thank you both for sharing your knowledge and experience. Dao's teaching of science, Colonics and nutrition,and Sho's knowledge of Yoga, Meditation and relaxation are so complementary. Both of your gentleness and openness and listening was invaluable.
thing about it was graphic descriptions of my shit!
Worst thing was too much fruit juice!
I can't seem to chose my favorite thing.. Lectures, Yoga, Colonics..
Actually, the best thing is that I feel really good.
I've learned a lot and am healthier as a result
and excited about the future.
The combination and proportion of colonics, yoga, talks and meditation
was perfect for me. Now I feel confidant to do it all myself
and am convinced about the benefits. I also learned more about
related things such as raw food, neti douche etc..
It was great, happy to have come. Thanks Dao and Shoshana!
An uplifting experience full of very helpful and interesting information to take one along life's path.
A conducive atmosphere has been created to empower
and enable learning and exploration.
How do you make a 50 year old woman
feel comfortable having a colonic? Add Dao!
Great massages, support and instruction...
Best Yoga experience ever.
Sho is warm and inspiring, and has given me a gift for life
Best thing was being encouraged and supported to release old issues and tensions stored in my body. Letting my body take control, coming to an understanding that it knows best.
The support, help and understanding from you two has been amazing! I have overcome so much this week, not all assimilated, but it has been brilliant for me.
Lecture content superb - food for thought.
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