2011-08

by Karuna, July 9, 2017

*Sue, May 2011

I lost one stone before the retreat just following the preparation guidelines!
This juice fast has been the best holiday I’ve ever had in my life!


*Barbara, May 2011

I’m excited to discover the new relationship I have with my body now *


*Jonathan, May 2011

I arrived quite negative, and am leaving VERY positive. I feel energised and believe in myself.
This retreat has changed my life around.


*Richard, May 2011

I arrived with an empty heart and a full colon, I’m now leaving with a full heart and a clean colon. thank you!


*Karen, May 2011

I feel amazing and am enjoying who I am without having had anything to drink, nor wanted too, for the week. This is the first time in years I haven’t drunk a bottle a day.


*Jonathan, May 2011

I stopped smoking, and didn’t even think about it.


*Tricia, March 2011

My eyes have healed, I no longer have to use antibiotics daily. It is amazing. Plus, I’ve lost over a stone! I’ve changed my diet and I’m so happy.


*Philippa, Jan 2011

It was a life changing experience. I feel so good about life and me!


*Gill, Jan. 2011

Everyone at work says how well I look and that my skin glows.


*Jarvis, Nov 2011

Your guidance and advice was top marks and put me back on the right track and made me aware of how I had neglected the old bones. I have now lost 18 llbs – not half bad : )


*Sheelagh, Nov 2011

One reason I came was my asthma was so bad, now my chest is as sound as a bell and my headaches are gone.


*Cathy, December 2010

Such a wonderful environment, clear, fresh and invigorating! I have a happier tummy and am more relaxed and breathing better. Thank you!


*Maria, December 2010

For me the highlight was meditation. The detox retreat has helped me focus on forgiveness.
I feel lighter both in my body and in my mind.


*Kate, December 2010

An incredible insight into oneself and awareness of nutrition and my mind and body. After this I think that what is regarded as ‘alternative’ maybe now should be considered as the norm?


*Richard, December 2010

The retreat was so much more than just a detox. It met all of my expectations and a fair few I didn’t realise I had. The Journey therapy was profound, it helped me see my way forward as well as release the past.


*Jacqui, November 2010

The program created a supportive structure in which to fast, it also gives great emotional support which will help me achieve my long term aims. It was a very special experience, that I cherish. I’ve loved my time here.

I came to address my weight, but have left with clarity and a spring in my step & soul. AND I lost half a stone!


*Saraflo, November 2010

Truly the most opening experience of my life so far, this has given me vigour and excitment for the future!


*Allen, November 2010

After the retreat I’m clear headed, more relaxed and lighter! The group was open and supportive, the staff were highly skilled and supportive as well and Shoshana has both intellect and heart in her explanations of the detox process, diet and nutrition.


*Penelope, November 2010

I feel more relaxed, cleaner, balanced & my backache has gone (so far). I’m excited about regaining a healthier diet in the long term. My cravings for refined sugar are gone!

The location was so special, as well as the complete nurturing approach. It’s a Holistic rebbot to healthy living, loving and eating.

Karuna Detox cares for you on every level, and equips you for going back out into your usual lives.


*Liz, Sept. 2010

I wanted something to motivate me to lose weight and eat healthy – I wanted a ‘retreat’ and now I have an intimate knowledge and connection with my body, I feel much more informed about good nutrition. I enjoyed the change to rest when I needed to. The talks were inspiring and the massage and reflexology excellent!


*Donna, Sept. 2010

Sho’s wonderful insight, the lovely treatments, you are all very special wonderful people! I was looking to clear out my system and I got it! Most appreciated was the abundance of kindness, the excellent support and the workshops and sessions. I will be back next year!


*Ian, Nov. 2010

The whole thing is very special. First rate support by the Karuna Detox team. Grea comradarie with fellow fasters. I appreciated having time to swim and walk, and the weight loss!


*Carole – Sept. 2010

I really enjoyed the walks in nature, the pool and the sauna. Loved the reflexology and the abdominal massage, it was very beneficial! The information and the talks were brilliant. I lost 10lbs and intent to carry on nurturing myself, but if I fall by the wayside… I know where you are! Thank you for a very supportive and caring time, it was inspirational.


*Mark, Sept. 2010

Coming a second time was outstanding. I have acheived a much needed sense of well being and a further weight loss. I very highly reccomend this. What a great group of people!


*Sharon, Juice Fast – June 2010

The holistic approach was excellent, as were the daily nutrition talks. I liked meeting like minded people and highly reccommend this program. I lost 9lbs!


*Molli, Juice Fast – Devon, July 2009

The retreat provided me with knowledge, understanding and acceptance of myself, thanks! I recommend it and am coming again! I loved doing nothing and not feeling guilty. The surroundings were so special – the flowers, trees, butterflies. The people were wonderful.


*Karen, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, July 2009

I would recommend this to anyone! I had fabulous treatments, walked alone in the fields and learned so much in the daily nutrition talks! Special aspects were the support from all the retreat staff and meeting and bonding with new like-minded people.


*Carol, Juice Fast – Devon, July 2009

I loved seeing the 9 month old cheeseburger! It REALLY made me think about what I put into my body.


*Tomas, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, July 2009

I cleansed body and spirit. I got my body of 7 years ago back!


*Ian, Juice Fast – Devon, July 2009

I came to escape, for some space, to recharge and to cleanse. I loved the location, the quiet and the excellent treatments. I lost 10 lbs and highly reccomend it and look forward to my coming back.


*Isa, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, March 2009

This whole week has been totally mind blowing for me. I have been on the most important journey of my life, the one to the centre of myself. I want to thank all the therapists for all the work they have put into their own journey, and then to be able to pass this one to others. Thank you!


*Jennifer, Juice Fast – Devon, January 2009

The group support enabled me to feel safe and happy whilst I de-toxified my body of years of waste on many levels.


*John, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, March 2009

To be able to share this experience with an amazing group of people that came to Karuna Detox as strangers and will leave as close friends was inspirational.


*Tina, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, January 2009

Karuna not only gave me all that I was looking for but very much more. I have learnt so much about nutrition, my body and my potential. It’s truly been a lifesaver for me coming at the perfect time. I will return home to my life a new woman who has discovered so much about herself. I want to share this experience with everyone to help them too.

My penultimate colonic caused me to cry and laugh at the same time and when I was done I got up and danced around the bedroom and bathroom, singing at the top of my voice whilst listening to some tunes. I had the most beautiful moment of happiness and joy!


*Gillian, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, January 2009

Karuna was the ONLY retreat that offered what I was looking for which is why I think in this one week, people came from Luxembourg, France, Norway, and Aberdeen! I can only imagine that Karuna have a big storeroom somewhere for all their guests to leave the negative baggage they have been carrying around and somehow set down on a retreat.

If you want to lose the negative and unhealthy garbage you’ve been lugging around and find your smile – book up!


*Diana, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, March 2009

I was looking for weight loss and relaxation. I got a lot more: very useful information, spiritual guidance, peace and physical cleansing. It’s taken me back to a place where I haven’t been for many years.

I had never done a retreat or detox before. Each session, meditation, talks, yoga, massage and group sessions were fantastic!


*Julie, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, January 2009

Physical results of my detox were: clear skin and a no re-occurrence of rosacea acne – even though I stopped taking the antibiotics when I came on the retreat. And two non-infection ‘verruca’ type callouses on my right foot disappeared when 5 years of different treatments failed.


*Alan, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, January 2009

I found the meditation astounding and intend to progress from now on. I am becoming more open and receptive to myself and those around me.


*Claire, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, March 2009

Sho’s clarity, enthusiasm and knowledge combine so well with her humour. I felt her to be very integrated, warm and inspiring.


*Wendy, Juice Fast- Devon Detox, January 2009

Professional, supportive, caring, nurturing. I felt deeply cared for and that’s a wonderful thing for any human being.


*Chris, Juice Fast – Devon, Feb 2008

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!


*Katrina, Juice Fast- Devon, Feb 2008

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.


*Johnny, Juice Fast- Devon, Feb 2008

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


*Susan, Juice Fast – Devon, Jan. 2008

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!


*Jo, Juice Fast – Devon, Jan. 2008

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 HealtherExcellent, best I ever had!


*Clare, Juice Fast – Devon, Jan. 2008

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!


*Ian, Juice Fast- Devon, Jan. 2008

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!

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Judith Mohring
Judith Mohring
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I wasn’t Sure what to expect on this retreat but Sho more than delivered! I lost 8lb (and I’m not overweight) and had a truly peaceful week. Loved the yoga, meditation, country walks and juices. Vegan break fast was incredible! Be warned not eating food for 6 days is hard- but it’s worth it!
Chris Peck
Chris Peck
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Amazing! I have been a few times and every time I get something different from having this space. It literally is my annual MOT for the body and mind ❤️ Some much needed time out. The team here are so warm, supportive and compassionate. Which ever one of Sho’s sessions you go for you won’t be disappointed. The treatments here are excellent, this time for me the Shiatsu with Mel was so good, so I had two, it was like she was telepathic and had such a lovely energy along with hitting the right spots. Emotionally and physically I lean something about myself, my past, my relationship with food and drink and this time ‘I Will’ make some life changes. Thank you Sho as always and your team… the Raw food on Thursday is worth the wait xx
Helen
Helen
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This is such a fantastic retreat - Sho has a lot of really deep knowledge and created a really safe and compassionate environment for us all to detox at every level. I feel this retreat has been utterly transformative and has re-ignited my passion for food and health. The setting is gorgeous, lovely room, great juices and broth, fab treatments, all combined with so much education to take this lifestyle forward into my life. Highly recommend to do it in the New Year, what a great start to 2022!
Isabella Ballanti
Isabella Ballanti
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Definitely a life changing experience! The minute I got home from the Karuna Detox, I did not even unpack the car and immediately I started my laptop to book it again for next year. I had never done anything like this before and I was very apprehensive at the thought of the fast. Instead it turned into a totally magical experience. Shoshana is incredibly inspiring, and managed to turn a week of fasting into an amazing experience. If you want an injection of wellbeing into your life, Karuna Detox is the answer!
Morna Nelson
Morna Nelson
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Everyone needs to do this at least once in their life! .. Sort out the emotional baggage as well as the physical detoxing... I guarantee you will not regret it! Nourish your body inside and out ❤️, Morna
Chris Bingley
Chris Bingley
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I went on the Karuna detox retreat holiday to try something different and left with a brand new mindset to help guide me mentally, physically and spiritually. If you are willing to step into the unknown then this leap of faith will serve you well.With the aid of Sho’s compassion and caring, Donna’s culinary guide to help you remap your eating lifestyle, the massage experts offering a wealth therapy styles and techniques, your body and mind will be in good hands of all the above in the tranquil rural Devonshire countryside setting.
Carol Kavanagh
Carol Kavanagh
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It was my first time at Karuna and I was not disappointed. The detox, was well thought out and presented in a timely way so we weren’t hungry. I suffer with some disabilities so I couldn’t experience the walks around the beautify countryside like some of the others, but the view from my cottage was there in front of me to bask in whenever I wanted to. My cottage was amazing, spacious and well equipped with more than we needed at hand. As someone who has attended serval detoxes aboard this one is well superior to many of them and on my door step. The leaders were highly experiences in the knowledge they shared and made us all feel full in one way or another. If you want to reset I like did and relearn how to take care of your body I would highly recommend a stay there.Carol
Sarah
Sarah
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I had the most amazing & life changing time. The care taken for social distancing and groups of 6 to comply with the pandemic rules were foremost of the whole retreat making us feel totally safe. Also a priority for Sho & Donna was for us to have an amazing week. We didCare, support, attention was priority and we felt cared for and held in mind. So much to do with yoga, meditation, nutritional talks, walks, swimming, colonics, treatments etc. When the day of ‘food’ arrived; it was astounding and the live food prep demonstration was inspiring. Learnt so much.My usual fibromyalgia pain & IBS disappeared for the week and I slept like a baby. I lost 7lbs, kept it off & have lost a further 4lbs. I have embraced taking care of food combining and am now practically vegan & feel so much better all round !!!I’ve already booked for 2021. This will be my go to breakThank you Sho & Donna xxxx 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Neil
Neil
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The Karuna Detox retreats are organised with great skill and care. I had never before experienced detoxifying my digestive system and there are any number of opinions and stories out there about fasting and colonic irrigation that can be off-putting. I found the whole process gentle and manageable at my own pace, which sped up during the week. Sho's daily talks mean that beginners like me understand how our digestive systems work and what's going on. The benefits of raw food are explained but not preached and the experience of Donna's raw food at the end of the week was a revelation. When I booked I was looking for a holiday from everything including my usual eating habits and I wasn't disappointed.
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