2004-1

by Karuna, July 9, 2017

Wendy, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Nov 2004*

The 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 advice.


Marie, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Nov 2004*

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.


Louise, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Nov 2004*

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.


Christine, Water Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Nov 2004

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 terms.

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…


Serena, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Nov 2004*

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


Arlene, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Oct 2004*

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…


Sylvia, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Oct 2004*

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…


Romaney, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, 2004*

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…


Damian, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Sept. 2004*

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.


Megan, Water Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, July 2004*

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.


Noreen, Water Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, July 2004*

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.


John, Water Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, July 2004*

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.


Jeanette, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, June 2004*

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.


Jane, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, June 2004*

“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 friends.

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.


Angela, Water Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, June 2004*

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.


Clive, Water Fast Detox Retreat – Devon, June 2004*

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.

Fee, Water Fast Detox Retreat – Devon, June 2004*

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.

Michael, Water Fast Detox Retreat – Devon, June 2004*

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!

Andie, Water Fast Detox Retreat – Devon, June 2004*

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.

Gaynor, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, April 2004*

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!

Debbie, Water Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, April 2004*

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.

Elena, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, April 2004*

This was an inspirational experience. The fast was very easy, I was even able to concentrate on studying for my Uni! …I expected to learn about fasting and colonics, but I didn’t expect it to be so interesting!

Rob, Fasting Detox Retreat, – Feb ’04*

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.

Joanne, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat, – Feb ’04*

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.

Mel, Water Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Jan 2004*

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.

Kate, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Jan 2004*

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!

Ged, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Devon, Jan. 2004*

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.

John, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, Sept. 2003*

I liked the way I was welcomed and treated by the facilitators. It seemed like nothing was too much trouble for them.


Margaret, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, Sept. 2003*

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!!!


Mim, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, Sept. 2003*

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.


Bella, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, Sept. 2003*

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!!


Megan, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, Sept. 2003*

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!


Matt, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, Sept. 2003*

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!


Monique, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, Sept. 2003*

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!


Noreen, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, July 2003*

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.


Clare, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, July 2003*

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.


Sam, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Dorset, July 2003*

Found the Colonics relaxing. Overall: “A piece of cake”! I’m a changed girl. Feeling generally full of “oomph”

Clare, Health Holiday – Spain, Oct. 2002*

Shoshana’s Yoga was amazing – got my bones doing things I never imaged they could do. Massage – superb also, very healing hands. 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.


Fiona, Health Holiday – Spain, Nov. 2002*

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!


Julia, Health Holiday – Spain, Nov. 2002*

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.

Patrick, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Spain, July 2002*

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!


Laura Joy, Health Holiday – Spain, Jun. 2002*

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.


Zoe, Juice Fasting Detox Retreat – Spain, Jan. 2002*

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.


Koen, Health Holiday – Spain, Jan. 2002*

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.
Lindsay Gardner
Lindsay Gardner
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I embraced the experience provided by Karuna Detox while there, but it is now that I am home I realise the enormity of the experience. I am feeling more grounded and confident in the knowledge I have gain in both myself and my body. It allowed me to do what I set out to do, and this is more than I imagined!
Isabel Ewart
Isabel Ewart
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If you need a detox and reset I don’t think you could find a more loving and supportive environment. Sho, Jo and the team work so hard to make it a safe place and the group were so special and kind. Colonics wasn’t for me but the juices were great! I’m amazed that I was not hungry during a 5 day fast. Lost 1.7kg - I know that’s not the purpose but a great side effect.I also loved the food demonstration on the last day and have already bought a dehydrator! Thanks again.
Anne Walker
Anne Walker
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Fantastic week at Karuna detox, I have a spring in my step ,learned new skills and met great people- lovely staff and great treatments.
Jo Gosling
Jo Gosling
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Sho, Jo and Bex held this retreat in such a safe, professional and deeply generous way that made it easy to make my first foray into detoxing. Everything was handled with care, sensitivity and thoughtful skill. All my fears were allayed about the processes involved - I was astounded that I didn't feel hungry throughout the detox. The final day was a such a triumph! I can highly recommend this retreat; Sho, Jo and Bex brought volumes of experience, knowledge and love. Thank you to a wonderful team!
Claire Stanton-Foo
Claire Stanton-Foo
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You never know what to expect when coming to a retreat like this for the first time. Well what an experience it has been.From lows to highs but ultimately showing my mind and body some love and care.It’s so amazing to come on a journey surrounded by a loving and supportive group.Sho, Jo and Bex have been absolutely wonderful and can’t thank them enough for all their love, guidance and support throughout, Thank you!I’m leaving here with a clear mind, cleansed body and happy soul.
Lyra
Lyra
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Karuna is an incredible place that brings you on a journey to discover so much about your body and health.Set in such calm and beautiful Devonshire countryside with many walks available and lots of space within the retreat to cater for a multitude of desires.We’ve been on many ‘detox’ retreats and enjoyed them so much, however when reflecting on Karuna I can safely say what has been created here is for those that want more than just loosing weight.I would say that this is really stepping into giving your body love and attention from a very different perspective.The schedule, environment, nutrition talks, yoga and mediations were all so nourishing and a wonderful platform to reimagine health and routines going forward.Sincere appreciation to the fabulous team that made the magic happen this week, Sho, Jo, Becks and all of the fabulous therapists that hold the space, completing a loving team at Karuna.
Caroline Cook
Caroline Cook
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I came in slightly sceptical but I finish full of positivity and joy! I have LOVED this week at Karuna Detox. I have learned so much and made some beautiful friends, thank you so much Sho, Jo and Bex and all my fellow detoxers for this absolutely brilliant week. Xxx
Bjørn Erik Ramtvedt
Bjørn Erik Ramtvedt
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Thank you for a brilliant retreat that has done good and given inspiration for changes in diet and for regular intermittent fasting. The program was rich and organized with enthusiasm, care, knowledge and long experience from the team that led the retreat. Highly recommended for those considering detox and fasting. Doing this in a retreat contex with others made it much easier and safer.
Raffaella Luoni
Raffaella Luoni
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Amazing personal journey. It was hard and challenging but I felt so beautifully held with love and compassion by the Karuna team that made every step so worth it. I am leaving feeling worthy! Thanks so much to Sho, Jo, Becks and the amazing therapists that help soothe the body and soul while my inner wisdom was sweeping away the toxins! Truly grateful.And so humble to have met so many beautiful and inspiring people as we cheered each other on! It felt safe and loving every step of the way
Dan
Dan
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My first ever Detox experience, and it exceeded all my expectations. Although at first I was anxious about what the week would bring, I was instantly put at ease by Sho, Jo and her team. It’s not just a weight loss detox, (I lost a whole stone!) it’s much more than that. As cliched as it sounds, it really was a Journey of self reflection and understanding where I was in my life. The daily Yoga and Meditation sessions were great, as were the treatments in the week. Juices prepared daily by Bex tasted great, and the meal breaking the fast at the end of the week was delicious! It’s amazing how a group of people gathering on a wet Friday in January, can feel like best of friends in a matter of days, lots of compassion and support all round! A great start to the year!
Anil Khanna
Anil Khanna
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What an amazing experience - the team were amazing and looked after us so well and the group participating were fantastic. I was quite apprehensive about coming but Sho and the team welcome you with such warmth and love that you soon realise that you’re going to be going on the most amazing journey - it’s much more than just about weight loss. The daily yoga I found a revelation and really set the day up. We did some lovely walks in the beautiful countryside and the days flowed past. Bex’s juices were amazing, refreshing and tasty!I’d highly recommend coming. I’d never done anything like this before and I felt like I learnt life changing skills!
Wendy Christensen
Wendy Christensen
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An exceptional experience, in every aspect. The team and location are wonderful.The program enables each individual to get as much as they need, whilst being supported physically and emotionally throughout their personal journey.Yoga, mindfulness, meditation, educational talks, healing and traditional therapies are available and I highly recommend that you take advantage - as the quality is exceptional.I will be recommending to friends and family as the program really is transformational.
Angela Duffy
Angela Duffy
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Feeling very blessed as the people on the retreat were so lovely, friendly, caring and positive. Sho, Jo, Bex and all the therapists were so knowledgeable and amazing.I loved Sho”s yoga each morning, even when I was shaky, queasy and felt awful the yoga made me feel so much better🙏🏻 Jo”s meditation in the afternoon was so relaxing. I found it challenging this year as felt so rough, but persevered ! Feeling very proud and feeling so much better at the end of the retreat. Also lost 8 lbs which is a bonus. Thank you so much for a very much needed detox and retreat. I will be back❤️❤️
Melanie Leitch
Melanie Leitch
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Fabulous well organised holistic retreat!Warning this retreat is life changing!I highly recommend this beautiful, knowledgeable, safe and compassionate space for anyone looking to heal, learn and make changes to their life. I’m leaving cleaner, brighter and 4kg lighter, inspired and full of hope.Thank you Sho and the Karuna Detox team. I appreciate your warm, genuine care. xx
james burston
james burston
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I booked a week juice/water fast to lose a few pounds and prove I could last a week without alcohol. What I actually experienced was a total body and mind workout and leave feeling full of optimism and energy. Sho and the team are just amazing and fellow guests soon become a close knit group and in some cases, lifetime friends. I would recommend Karuna Detox Retreat to anyone that wants some time out from day to day life and to press the body reset button. Accomodation at Newhouse Farm is also 5 Star and cannot fault in any way.
Pauline Martin
Pauline Martin
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This was all I hoped for and more. I’ve met some amazing people and learned a lot from them all. This is such a beautiful place and a gentle and supportive environment. I feel I’ve reunited with my body and the Earth and am full of enthusiasm for embracing a much ‘cleaner’ and healthier lifestyle.
Cherelle Mukoko
Cherelle Mukoko
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Karuna has changed my life!!!!!! For the past 3 years I have been trying to find a glimmer of hope to get back on my health routine and feel like myself again after having a baby and for some reason nothing worked, I wasn’t motivated to move my body and I couldn’t stay consistent with any lifestyle change. I left Karuna a brand new woman and since coming back home I haven’t looked back. I feel a complete energy shift in myself that I can not explain. I now look forward to fuelling my body with health and moving my body every day and it’s showing :-). I’m a happy human and mother. Thank you Sho, Jo, Hayley and Theresa.
Anne Murtaugh
Anne Murtaugh
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I could say, ‘this is amazing’, ‘wonderful’, ‘life changing’, ‘best thing I’ve ever done’ and although true, doesn’t really give a true insight into the magic of Karuna.If I had one wish it would be that every human on this planet could experience this process at least once in their lifetime.We really all are sleeping through a growing epidemic of disease and self destruction on both a physical and psychological level.Sho and her powerful and loving team show us a way to navigate through the thorny labyrinths of the toxic prison we live in. A truly enriching and eye opening experience for which I will forever be grateful.Thank you 🙏Anne
selina MacNiven-Young
selina MacNiven-Young
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I have just got back from my 2nd detox at the Karuna Detox Retreat. My goodness what an experience, I feel like I’m on top of the world again. From day 1 to breaking your fast you are going on the most incredible journey, Sho and her team are truly amazing, I can’t thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart for your support guidance and most of all your hard work in making sure that we are always supported and loved with compassion and gratitude throughout our journey’s. Thank you all. I have made some beautiful friendships and met some awesome people! If your thinking of going and are scared to press that button to book, don’t make that first step to going on the most incredible adventure 🥰 🙏🏼🌸💕🌸😘
angela yon
angela yon
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Being a chef and business owner, coming to this retreat was a revelation, l didn’t know what to expect, but got much more than what l came for. Totally professional team, offering support and sound teaching of the body and nutrition in a non preachy way.Sho is simply amazing, and who ever you are you will be in sound safe hands.Thank you so much for making me stop for a moment in life and connect with myself
Alejandra Sarrablo
Alejandra Sarrablo
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I've been twice in Karuna Detox retreat and I always get what I was expecting - I leave not just physically lighter but also mentally. I always learn new things that I can use in my everyday life. But the best: I feel safe, respected, cared and loved for a full week! A dream!!I'm feeling so grateful life allows me to be part of this experience, and I'm feeling gratefull to all the team that make this magic happen.Thank you!! :)
Deborah Bettey
Deborah Bettey
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This was my first ever detox. I researched a lot of detox retreats before I booked Karunadetox. I certainly was not disappointed. Sho and her lovely team were very professional. I had the opportunity to do yoga and meditation every day. The detox was well supported by Sho and her team. Brilliant swimming pool which I used everyday. I meet some lovely like minded people like myself there. Sho has a wealth of knowledge. I found her talks very informative. I have come away with the tools to help me to live a more healthier life style. When our detox was over, we had a fantastic feast. The brilliant chef demonstrated how to make tasty plant based meals. My experience at Karunadetox was absolutely great. I would certainly book with them again!
Rita Gorman
Rita Gorman
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Tom and Laura Wildwoode
Tom and Laura Wildwoode
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I decided to come on a Karuna detox retreat because I was in a very bad place emotionally and it was starting to take its toll on my physical health too. I had no idea what to expect and was nervous about spending a week with a group of people that I had never met before.....I needn't have worried, this was one of the most life changing experiences I've ever had. From start to finish, Sho and the team were utterly fantastic, they were supportive, knowledgeable and passionate, I couldn't have asked for a more lovely group of people to help see me through the process.And what an inspirational bunch of fellow detoxes there were!! I will miss each and everyone of them…. we were the perfect team!! At times the detox was tough, but we all had each other, which made the world of difference. I have made some friends for life this week.I've come away feeling recharged, refreshed and with a renewed sense of joy for life.I will definitely be back again sometime in the future.Laura xx
Claire Howard
Claire Howard
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This is my second detox week at Karuna. Sho, Jo, Kathy and the rest of the team are simply brilliant.They all go above and beyond to make you welcome, calm nerves and answer questions. I have had an amazing week.I have left a stone lighter and left behind a whole lot of negative feelings about myself whilst gaining self confidence and calmness for any challenges that come my way. Thank you again and hopefully see you next yearClaire
jessica hynes
jessica hynes
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This has been one of the best weeks of my life. Its a revolutionary way to relax unwind in a beautiful setting and at the same time give your mind body and soul a complete detox. The team here go above and beyond to provide an experience which is profoundly nourishing and nurturing. The care and attention to every single aspect of your time at Karuna feels lovingly and thoughtfully created. The talks about nutrition and wellbeing are informative and enlightening, the yoga is relaxing and grounding and the detox itself will impact you and your body in ways you could never imagine. The community spirit of my fellow detoxers was a huge part of the experience - by the end once the gourmet raw food feast begins there is so much love and compassion in the room for one another that that itself feels like the feast one of community, love and humanhood.During one of the gentle daily walks I went on with two new friends we lay in the sun and gazed at the clouds. It was absolutely magic.Thank you Karuna - I will be back! Xxx
collette slater
collette slater
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As always Sho and the team are magnificent.The structure of the week means it does go quickly , much quicker than you imagine a week going by.I get a lot out of the talks even tho I’ve been four times, I love the handouts they give me reminders of things that I’ve maybe forgotten.Sho is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to health and nutrition., she’s also very much hands on as is Jo so if you’re struggling you can just reach out for that support.Jo held the whole group together and led beautifully, nourishing meditation daily, she is also just delicious as a person and so beautiful and caring .Kathy provides all of your juices , broths and finally food….. whoop whoopKathy has wealth of healthy eating knowledge and speaks so beautifully about all of the food you literally feel so relaxed when she’s speaking.The support here is wonderful, you just don’t feel like you’re doing this on your own…. Because you are not 🙌🏼❤️🌈Love Phoenix
So
So
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Positively a life changing retreat..I was struggling to get pregnant and needed to take a break from it all and do something different for myself. This detox programme was exactly what I needed. It wasn’t easy as the toxins started leaving my body (day 2 and 3) but Sho and team were very supportive and helped me through. It was so worth it. By the end of the programme I was renewed mentally, emotionally and physically. I returned home feeling amazing. A couple of months later I found out that I was pregnant with my first baby!
Bec & Steve Whittingham-jones
Bec & Steve Whittingham-jones
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Expect a rollercoaster journey of self love, supported by an incredible team and a diverse group of like minded people all bonded together in a common goal and you have a week with Karuna. Sho is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, the treatments on offer are all excellent and the nutrition provided by Kathy is exceptional. Jo’s warmth adds another layer of support. The venue works well. Our cottage was very clean, warm and well kept. My only advice is to take a mattress topper with you. The mattresses are brutally hard, especially for whilst detoxing.Thank you team Karuna for an incredible week, one I hope to repeat..
Graham Ball
Graham Ball
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Life changing, A Gentle Breath of Air!Shoshana and the team are no word of a lie, miracle workers. Their informed guidance, support and help during fasting helps immensely. The morning yoga is amazing, Shoshana is wonderful teacher, and the meditation takes you to a different level in your head-space. The atmosphere which unfolds during your week, is nurturing, respectful and safe, you can participate as much or as little as you feel able to, confident knowing the team are there for you. The groups are supporting and I guarantee you will surprise yourself as we all did, how deep “the kindness of strangers” is and how you will bond and share. From the toughest of big men, to the young, the old, any size n shape. It’s a well needed breath of air, filling your lungs, body and mind with so much nourishment. An invigorating, eye-opening experience, you deserve and will be thankful for discovering and continue benefitting from, once you leave. Hole-heartedly life changing!Organisation: Brilliant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Treatments: Awesome ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Accommodations and Location: Immaculate and Breathtaking ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Yoga: Phenomenal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Meditation: inspiring ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Thank you Big G
Carole Watson
Carole Watson
1674740303
It was a wonderful week with a lovely group of people. Feel physically, emotionally and spiritually renewed. Came to address stomach problem and fatigue and leaving with much more energy and no digestive issues.
Jenny Connolly
Jenny Connolly
1674681622
A wonderful experience. People come here with a huge variety of questions, worries, wants and needs and somehow in the course of a week, with the help of Sho and one’s fellow travellers, some decisions are made, some foundations for future living are found, and you emerge with a sense of peace and energy and a new direction. For me the physical side of the experience was less profound than the emotional awakening, although no doubt the former enabled and sustained the latter. A great spirit of comraderie and support.
Alison Merry
Alison Merry
1674667481
It’s hard to describe how nurturing and unique this cleanse retreat is. You are guided by Sho & her team; with wisdom and energy; and the result is amazing. You have to try it!
Gary Costello
Gary Costello
1674646524
This is the best gift you could ever give to yourself.Life can be so demanding at times, this retreat is away of giving back to yourself and pressing the reset button, calming the mind and listening to your body and the best bit it continues when you get home.What a gift….!If it was in my power I would make everyone I know come and do this.Do not deny yourself this wonderful experience.It’s also a beautiful part of the world to spend some time in.
Katrina H
Katrina H
1674645002
Completely wonderful in every way. The setting, the process and the guidance, support, knowledge and wisdom provided by Sho and her team are outstanding. This week has been an invaluable investment in myself, one I have no doubt will have a positive impact for years to come. I’m so glad I came. Thank you, Team Karuna! 🌟💖
Mike Benson
Mike Benson
1674643868
Amazing retreat. 5/6 days fasting, with juices and supplements, (optional colonics), wonderful gentle yoga, group meditations, top notch treatments with lots of loving guidance and care from Shoshana who is a ball of bright powerful energy and full of knowledge, kindness and wisdom. The experience is a bit of a rollercoaster working through physical and emotional feelings - but well worth the journey. You can engage as much or as little with all the group activities but there is plenty of space to do your own thing. This is not a luxury retreat - the venue is nice with a pool and sauna, but could do with an update in some areas. All the team and staff are super friendly and helpful however, so not a big distraction. Can’t recommend highly enough. What a fantastic, healthy way to start the year! And it’s all in a beautiful Devon location x
tay paul
tay paul
1655912061
Another amazing detox retreat with Karuna Detox. This was my 5th time and as ever, the whole team provided care, support and laughter throughout. Incredible treatments to aid the process, Sho is experienced and knowledgable and shares generously her wealth of wisdom on detoxing, colon care and importantly after care too. A regular feature in my year that delivers consistently high standards, attracts amazing people and leaves me feeling squeaky clean!!!! Thank you everyone. Tay
Stephen Wright
Stephen Wright
1655821328
Any concerns about doing this de-tox quickly evaporated as it became clear that Sho has the wisdom, grace, kindness and expertise to guide us all through a fantastic experience. Putting health as a top priority led me to find this worldclass retreat and I would recommend it to anyone.
Philippe Sibaud
Philippe Sibaud
1655720648
Thank you Sho for providing such a safe and, dare I say it, nourishing space. The whole week has been incredibly rich, in no small measure thanks to the beautiful venue and the surrounding magical Devon landscape. Highly recommended.
Martin Strong
Martin Strong
1655652095
I am a GP, so have a conventional medical training. My first detox, a few years ago and elsewhere, gave me insight into the fact there is so much more than well known science, all who are willing to open their minds would gain value from a week away, not just to learn something new but to look after themselves.What Karuna gave me (as well as amazing weight loss) was a strong interest how important it is to look after our bodies through what we eat.Thanks Shoshana
Glen and Evas family
Glen and Evas family
1655414769
I came away and shared such a special time with my sister on our retreat at Karuna. Sho runs the retreat, and is so warm, caring and full of fun she really creates a lovely nurturing positive atmosphere. As a Christian I did wonder if I would struggle with a potential spiritual vibe contrary to my own. But Sho’s attitude is “I am me and you can be you”, so I felt free to be me and slightly reinterpret some of her phrases to be at peace in my own heart before God. I found this a really relaxing time in a beautiful peaceful place. Sho shares so openly about her own journey in life and about the science behind food and the colon that you can not come away without learning something you want to take forward. The therapist giving us treatments were fantastic and also very gentle and kind, as a busy mum of 4 kids I feel I’ve been so spoilt and relaxed more than I have in a long time. One warning: fasting for 5 days is challenging at times, but I would have not missed this experience for the world.
Julian Ormerod
Julian Ormerod
1655379737
What an experience. I am so grateful to have been able to have done this. I feel more than great. The Team are amazing, the facilities where faultless. What more to say than if you feel you want to detox, loose weight and be with an experienced facilitator, Go Go Go.
Ricia Leslie
Ricia Leslie
1650379828
I think it was my 5th visit to Karuna, 2nd time in the Summer and it was glorious! Above all - the surroundings, the pristine accommodation, the yoga, the delightful walks, the meditations, the talks, making new friends - my blood pressure went down from 147/93 to 120/80 and I lost 9lbs, Result! Cannot recommend highly enough
Irene Woodhead
Irene Woodhead
1647713742
The Karuna Detox Retreat was all that I had hoped for and more. Everything was perfect even down to the duration. It’s not easy for anyone to leave their comfort zone and try something new, but because of the attention to every detail, the personal support, the focus of care, the experience, knowledgeability, love and generosity of Shoshana the service giver, plus the quality accommodations and beautiful environment, this retreat was a very effective pleasure and a lot of fun. Highly recommended! “Cleaning the world one person at a time!”
Charlotte Curtis
Charlotte Curtis
1647532404
This was my third detox at Karuna, it was an amazing experience, each time has been so different and so much learning takes place. The detox is so well supported emotional, physically and spiritually. Sho, Kathy and the therapist are so caring and insightful, it is a comfortable space to relax and discover more about yourself and your body. Thank you so much ❤️
Sally Dickinson
Sally Dickinson
1642927783
After 2 days back from my Karuna retreat, I have reflected on what a life enhancing experience I have had. I gained so much more than I had anticipated, a lighter body, a clearer head and a wealth of information to improve my health and wellbeing. All this in just one week! What could be better than detoxing your body and mind within a supportive and compassionate environment? Thanks so much to Sho and the team. Everyone should do this.
LB'S Workshop
LB'S Workshop
1642845266
Hi I’ve just had the most amazing week at Kuruna Detox and feel thoroughly cleansed inside and out! It’s not just about weight loss though as it has really shifted my mindset about what junk I have been putting into my body and how I only want to add goodness from now on! The holistic massage and shiatsu massage were just amazing and I loved my yoga sessions every morning! Kathy made the most incredible juices and on our last day when we get to break our fast she prepared the most mouthwatering raw food meals I have ever tasted. Sho has an ability to make such a difference in people’s lives with her passion on this retreat I cannot recommended it enough. Thankyou so much ❤️Kerry Sahi x
Sonia Mann
Sonia Mann
1642720453
This has been an incredible experience. I didn’t expect to walk away with such a different feeling toward food. I feel like I’ve unraveled something really complex in myself which had me stuck in a rut but am now starting a journey toward a truly healthier life with healthy food that isn’t what I expected it be. (Raw food dishes - who knew they could be so delicious!)Thank you Sho - you are a wonder, and to your team for making this so special.I can’t wait to come back to check in on my progress and see what further improvements I can make to support a healthier body.X
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