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Dan
Dan
1706724977
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
1706259108
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
1697147561
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
1687601580
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
1687081012
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
1678970615
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
1676812951
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
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
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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
1605945694
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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