2016

by Karuna, July 9, 2017

*Lyndsey – Business owner – Lost 14lbs (1st Karuna Detox)

I just went with the program and everyone was lovely, very supportive and I really do feel like a different person on the other end of this fast. I lost my belly, 14 lbs (!) and it’s not just weight, but also a positive shift inside me. This is much better than a bootcamp, because it’s not just about the body, but about how we live our lives!


*Catherine – This Detox Changed My Life- (1st Detox)

I’m so glad that I did this instead of a sports holiday! It was so much better than I ever expected. I learnt how to take care of myself. I feel amazing. 


*Peter – Business Entrepeneur – Lost 12lbs, Something Special (1st Karuna Detox)

I came open minded as I really wanted to change my life. I’ve tried everything on offer here and THANK YOU, really, for creating the place to help us deal with our shit : ) in every sense of the word… You’ve brought together an excellent team of high calibre and created something very special. PPS. Lost 12 lbs over the ten days of the preparation and retreat week!


*Nikki M. – CEO – Learnt to care for my body- (1st Detox)

I’m fully embracing eating raw foods and very light proteins as I cannot eat meat, drink alcohol or eat anything too acidic or heavy, due to a liver condition I have. I think I was meant to come on the detox retreat so I could learn how to care for my body. I wouldn’t have known where to start before. So now my supergreens, raw cocoa and fresh fruit smoothies are an essential start to my day! AND I actually enjoy them as they are gentle on my system and make me feel full


*Marc – Learnt To Listen to My Body (3rd detox)

I noticed a subtle but powerful change since returning. I am listening to my body much more/better. Spending more time resting, less rushing around ignoring my body’s call to rest. This sounds simple but I am sure you understand for someone who has been pretty intense and driven like I have been, this is huge!


*Ian M. – The Next Step in Health (1st Karuna Detox)

Two years ago I was the complete opposite to how I feel now. I’ve been on a journey of getting healthier, gained and lost weight along the way. I came here to get to the next step in my health & diet and I got it. You’ve educated me.


*Lucy – Social Entrepeneur- I am a Champion! (5th Karuna detox)

Woke this morning feeling, I am a Champion Detoxer! And a Champion person. I have an unshakable conviction that All is Well and happy you have helped me go from Martyr to Maverick!


*Bibi – I love myself and my body! (2nd Karuna Detox)

I found myself this week. I was a bit lost before the detox after caring for others for a long time. Also, this pain in my hip was hurting every time I moved and I hated it. I hated my leg for hurting. Now I’m so in love with my own self and with my leg too! I damaged it and now I’m going to care for it and love it. Thank you for showing me how. I’m so glad I made it back here


*Annie – Trustee & Volunteer – I lost weight & learnt so much! (3rd Karuna Detox)

I was having a bit of a health scare in the summer, & decided to come. I learn so much here, every time (my 3rd karuna detox)… I’m the one taking notes about all the amazing teachings. I learn something everytime you speak, Sho! I also especially like the treatments & the constellation session – it was amazing how it shifted things for me. Also, I could bring my dog, Billy – thank you for making him welcome! I’ve lost weight, I love it and I will be back. Thank you!


*Caroline – Retail Business – I Sailed through my detox! (1st Karuna detox)

I’ve had a great week, I tried new things and really enjoyed it! It’s my first detox and I sailed through it


*Marcus – Surpassed Expectations! (1st detox)

I want to be healthier at 60 than I was when I was 50! So I came here… and I had a physical, mental and spiritual detox. It was better than I could have imagined or expected. It’s been an extraordinary week. So many amazing things happened. It’s surpassed expectations. Everything really great quality, I appreciate it!


*Simon – 1 stone lighter… (1st detox)

I lost 8lbs while on the retreat and (at home) consolidated that loss and am now 1 stone lighter. Having been at about 5% raw before, I’ve moved the dial to 30-40% and I’m not combining sugars, starches and proteins anymore. I have had a persistent throat irritation for a long time. It flares and was quite bad that week. (In my Journey session) Louise took me back to a incident more than 20 years ago and somehow dealing with that has helped heal my throat & I’ve had no irritation at all since the detox week!


*Jo – I trusted and let go… (2nd detox)

My session with Louise was one of the highlightsof my detox. I was able to let go of some very old and very stuck experiences. Her skill and sensitivity allowed me to trust the process and let go.


*Pam – Business Owner- haven’t felt hungy at all… (first detox)

this is my first fast, I came with an open mind and was curious about the experience as I’d never been on a liquid diet before. I’ve found it really easy and surprised I haven’t felt hungry at all. The treatments were very interesting. My daughter and I are planning on coming back again in the future.


*Kari – from Norway – My body feels Clean & Fresh (second detox)

I feel a lot better now. My body feels better, clean & fresh : ) I’ve also worked through some personal problems that were very pressing when I came here. I met a lot of very nice people, makes it so much easier (to fasting alone) and the raw food kitchen workshop at the end of the fast was so inspiring! The retreat offers a lot – body, mind and spirit. I will easily recommend it to my friends, and also be aware that there can be some ‘hard’ days while you are detoxing.


*Simon – Executive- informative, supportive & enjoyable! (first detox)

The setting is beautiful and the organisation is great. Karuna has a well balanced complementary team, each with different skills and roles that work well together. I like the idea of meditating, doing yoga and massage while fasting. Thank you all! I arrived inquisitive, curious and a little nervous! And it’s been an informative, supportive and enjoyable experience. There was always plenty to do alongside the fast, important when you’re not eating! I’m happy to report: All the cravings have gone!!


*Donna – Business Owner- Best massage ever! (second detox)

I come here to Kauna to detox as Sho is my ‘home’, I come home to myself when I’m here. I’ve travelled the world with my business and I tend to have massages. I can say that Paul is excellent, top quality. It was the best massage ever! Jo is amazing with her food and the juices were so nice, as was the evening broth. It helps make fasting enjoyable!…


*Nicola – Nutritionist – “Excellent balance of detox, nutrition, yoga & meditation”

Sho is a tonic; knowledgeable, amusing and inspiring! Paul is healing – amazing hands and aura. Jo is a treasure! The retreat was an excellent balance of detox, nutrition, yoga and meditation. I would recommend this to like minded people! I made some new friendships and re-engaged with holistic lifestyle again. I arrived feeling tired, strung out and toxic… I leave feel much calmer, relaxed, rejuvinated, cleansed.


*Jaci – Retired – Feeling so good! (first detox)

My first detox and I’m so happy I came, my son has been talking about this retreat for 7 years and asking me to come. Now that I’ve retired, I came. I enjoyed the content of the sessions and the distribution creates a rhythm through the day. I thought I’d be hungry and I spoke to Sho in advance, she advised to have a backup plan of salad and soup. And when I came and saw the program was holding the day and the juice and supplements were filling, I did the whole juice fast without the extra salads! I wasn’t hungry! It was suprising : ) I had a headache which passed like a ‘miracle’, when I took the recommended daily pinch of salt. As a foreigner, I’m from Brazil, I felt very comfortable. I’ve felt very good. Thank you! You are very special.


*Komal – Pharmacist – A Suprisingly Spiritual Detox (first detox)

 I came just to lose weight, and received so much more. I didn’t expect it to be such a spiritual and emotional detox as well as physical. Meditation was Home – I went in and healed everyday. When I arrived I realised I was the youngest one here (in my late 20s) and was afraid nobody would talk to me (!), but everyone has been lovely and I’ve made so many friends. It was sweet – everyone looked out for everyone


*Julie – Reflexologist – Remarkable! I have so much energy! (first detox)

 I arrived not thinking we’d be on an only liquid diet. I didn’t realise that is what juice fasting meant. I was suprised how much energy I had on it! I’ve enjoyed the group and thank you Sho and your team for sharing your wisdom, knowledge and compassion with us all. It was remarkable. I am a reflexologist and massage my feet daily. As the days went by I noticed both my intestines shifting and the pressure points in my feet shifting, showing me the healing effect of the detox was having on my body.


Yvonee – Vintage Shop Owner- it all fit together (first detox)

The whole thing fit together – yoga, meditation, nutrition and colon cleansing. I now know and understand so much more about how my body and my colon works. I came just to lose weight. I gained so much more. Thank you


*Alexandra – Surgery Nurse – The Body is the healer – (first detox)

I’m a nurse and I work in surgery. I wish always that more people, like you, share how to heal our bodies. Thank you – when I read the testimonials and then I came It was just like people said – your knowledge and presence Sho is truely extra ordinary. You teach what I know – the body is the healer. This week I passed some incredible things (in my colonics) I loved making foods at the end like a big family, all together. I’ve never had that experience before and it touched me. I feel so much joy, beauty and gratitude! I will definately be back.


*Lukas – Property Developer – Didn’t feel hungry! (Repeat Detox)

Physically this has been great, I haven’t detoxed in a long while and spiritually I’m feeling very zen! The biggest thing I got out of this was to chill on a whole new level. So glad to take some of this home with me. All the leaders and therapists here were tuned in to us. I’ve enjoyed time to play my guitar and not look at my iphone!


*Angela – Herbalife Top Exec – Ignited my fire, inspired & ready for change! (6th detox)

This detox has ignited my fire. I came feeling really bad and depleted after a lot of difficulty. I got inspired again and I’m ready for change! I’ve told my husband to expect a lot of new foods and ways in the ktichen : )


*Carol – legal secretary – Wonderful People!

I got a lot out of this detox. I’m now going home to start to eat real foods again. I’ve been eating aweful foods… I’m taking home brilliant feeling of being more open, that I felt years ago, and that’s because of wonderful people to share with. The whole group and the whole team. Thank you all.


*Sue – This is the place to detox, here in UK! (Many detoxes)

Finally after years of going abroad to do this, I’ve found you! I’ve been to a lot of detox retreats around the world and have educated myself in nutrition. I always end up knowing more than the facilitators. Finding you is fantastic, as I feel you are very knowledgable and know how to guide this detox deeply. Now I don’t have to travel far to detox anymore – This is the place to detox, right here in UK!


*Collen -I’ve done really well! (first detox)

As it was my first detox, I was apprehensive before coming. Could I do it? Well, I did and it felt so good! I enjoyed it immensely and feel I’ve done really well. Thanks to my friend I came, and thank you everyone for your support and the fun walks and talks!


*Cai – Business Owner – Just what I needed! (first detox)

I’ve been working hard and partying hard for years. This is just what I needed, and I didn’t even know it. I’ve been tired and overworked. Here I got the chance to really relax deeply. I will be sending my wife over to have her turn, as the program really works wonders.


*Evelyn – Amazing experience (first detox)

Amazing experience for me. I was so stressed from my job and here I could break from that. I learned a lot about relaxing, about listening to my body. I never knew how… I never knew I could live without food even for a day. Here I fasted on juice and broth a whole week. The group was fantastic, with caring and love, like we knew each other for years. In London nobody has time, it was wonderful to be with people here. This motivates me. I love you all! Thank you.


*John – Business Owner – Spacious (2nd detox)

This week has given me time to process it all – life. I felt safe and supported. And now I can go home feeling spacious. Thank you


*Louise – Life Changing

 I feel this was ‘meant to be’ and feel it will change my life. My life’s been so stressful on a personal front. Here I’ve been held in what feels like a ‘loving hug’ all week. I’m going home stronger and relaxed. Refreshed and motivated to bring change into my life at home.


*Maggy – I felt completely at home… & lost all the weight I aimed for

I loved being here, it felt destined to be..! I had some goals with my weight and I lost all the weight I aimed for : )… I also realised I didn’t even know how to relax. Here I learned to listen to my body, you talked me through it, and I started to hear my body and understood what it was asking for. The restorative yoga, the beautiful space, nature, time to rest in bed. All this and the amazing group, the fantastic facilitators, the massage therapists, all of these made it THE place for me. I’ll be back next year!


*John – Roofer – Kickstart healthy living, together! (3rd Detox)

Why do I detox? I want to be healthy, I def don’t want to be a (cancer) statistic. I want to have the power to live a healthy way and realise that without the right foods in my body I can feel really low and depressed. I ‘get’ it’s my responsibility to care for myself better. Karuna Detox helps me get balanced and focused on kickstarting healthy living again, and I love the whole experience, it’s so much easier to do this here, together…


*Emma – A Sanctuary, I come here every year (11th detox)

The fact that more than half the people here, I’ve met here before says a lot about how good Karuna Detox is!


Sue Cox
Sue Cox
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Sho and her team have been absolutely amazing and truly inspiring. I've been to many detox retreats and I have to say this has been the best one so far. Sho has done so much factual research and study to gives us vital information to help us on a better path of wellness. She shares her life experiences and teachings good and bad to help you create a better understanding of life and wellbeing. Sho's 25+ years of learnings has had me absolutely spellbound! I feel so truly blessed to have shared such an amazing time with her and her team. The treatments were out of this world. The therapists had such a beautiful presence about them. And Jo with her warm smile each day. I've come away from this retreat lightened, inspired, open and most of all with peace within my heart and soul. I've learnt so much about the human body and how amazing it is and how we should love and take care of it. So thank you to all the Karuna Team. I will 100% be back. Namaste 🙏 xx
S K
S K
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There are less than a handful of individuals who I have met that transmit and vibrate authenticity. Shoshana is one of them. She speaks from experience rather than from books or research. She shares abundantly in a way that may seem effortlessly and that no preparation is involved, but this is clearly not the case - it is backed up by many years of research, study, investigation, fact-finding and real life experience. All of this results in her connectedness with true nature. This for me hasn't just been a juice detox, it has been a detox of beliefs of the mind and most importantly a reconnection with my body. It has been an opportunity to relearn how to live in harmony with all the parts that form the magical body. It has reminded me to constantly sync in with the body and to learn its language to be able to live in a state of wellbeing, all the time.It has created a space to connect with different yet similar beings, just like the body we house.Thank you and your team (Jo, Bex, as well as the Therapists) for blessing us with such a holistic and nurturing experience!
Jen
Jen
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Fabulous experience. It's hard to describe the transformation here you just have to experience yourself. I have never spent this kind of money or time on myself and it's been the best decision I ever made. The knowledge you gain here about nutrition, the body and yourself is invaluable. I've never received the kind of genuine care and support from a group of people in my life it's truely inspiring. Sho, Jo, Bex and the therapists are all absolutely amazing and wonderful people, they're always around, always checking in, it's so refreshing to see people doing what they love because the passion and energy just rubs off on you. Thanks so much for creating Karuna Sho what a marvellous place.
maxine ledger
maxine ledger
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Maxie - relaxed and re-energisedA beautiful experience, in a lovely tranquil environment with wonderful supportive people. Shoanna and her team make sure you are supported through every stage of the fast. I am leaving feeling emotionally, physically and spiritually cleansed.
Ricia Leslie
Ricia Leslie
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Not just a physical detox but very much an emotional release and spiritual experience, where you connect with the most amazing people. This is my 5th or 6th time at Karuna and Sho and her team create the most amazing safe space where you have absolute permission to just be who you are. No masks necessary! What a blessing!
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.
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
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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
1674960012
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
1674816602
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
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
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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!”
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