2022-23

by Karuna, January 24, 2022

*Alejandra – Mother – ‘My Body isn’t Depressed’

I arrived with a lot of anxiety and depression. The fasting, the place, the group – so connected – the massage and especially IFS made a huge difference. My body isn’t depressed anymore. Amazing!


*Cherelle – PR – ‘Felt completely safe, welcomed, accepted ‘

As a black woman, I’ve felt completely accepted, safe & welcomed – just as a person. Am going home ready to have an even more fantastic experience as a human and a mother. I feel fresh & replenished!


*Dan – Retired – ‘Didn’t need to inject insulin, first time in 30 years!’

I am diabetic. Being here and fasting with my friend was fantastic.  I didn’t need to add insulin for the first time in 30 years. I learned about diet and will continue to find which foods support my condition. I feel hope I can manage with diet now! I never knew it was possible. Thank you.


*Clare – Mother – ‘Lost 1 stone & Learnt to Love Me’

I lost 1 stone and I learnt how to love myself. Incredible.


*Graham – Property Developer – ‘Cholesterol Levels Lowest Ever!’

In my genes, I produce too much cholesterol. Before the retreat, my levels were 6.1 on statins. On my return after not taking statins for the duration of the retreat and after… My cholesterol levels are 3.1, the lowest they have ever been – since the first retreat we did in 2006 with Karuna when my levels did exactly the same. 👍🏻 I feel amazing and I’ve kept the weight off. I think now this is a way of life now👍🏻


*Phil  – Property Development – ‘Brilliant! Care, Attention & Education’

Brilliant. The emotional side of the detox really helped. 18 months ago I went into lymphoma remission and other hard things in life were weighing me down. Now, I’m freshly cleansed and raring to go! I’ve been to Thailand to detox in the past and this is so much better! Don’t bother with Thailand. This includes so much more, care, attention, education, meditation and an emotional spiritual healing atmosphere. 


*Lynette – Psychotherapist -‘Losing Weight is a Happy Side-Effect’

Losing weight is only a happy side effect of this week! I learned a lot more here and it opened up something in my life that I’m taking home with me. I didn’t expect to receive so much truly life-changing information, experience and understanding here. Sho wrapped us in safety, giving each person kindness, inclusion and compassion.


*Eleanor – Business owner  – ‘Lost 12 lbs & inflammation’

My first detox. I didn’t know what to expect! Well… I lost 12 lbs and reduced inflammation. I gained clarity and an interest in nutrition from the daily wellness talks here. The people have been fabulous, supportive & warm. It’s the best environment to fast in, I felt so comfortable! 


*Kerry – Interior Design  – ‘BLOWN MY MIND.  Game Changer’

This has BLOWN MY MIND. Amazing. I haven’t treated my body this well before. It’s a game-changer!   


*Lucie – Pilates & Yoga – ‘Compassion is the Journey’

This program gave us all the tools to heal our guts and also our souls. We have spent a week learning how to be compassionate to our bodies and minds. I feel more trusting in my gut and intuition. It was amazing meeting Sho. I had breast cancer and have found that my healing is all about compassion for yourself, so am so happy to have been here where compassion is the journey we follow throughout the week of deep cleansing 


*Helen – Physiotherapist- ‘Re-ignited my Passion for Health’

This re-ignited my passion for food and eating healthy that I’d forgotten over the last 5 years. I’ve been approaching myself with brute force/mind intent and now compassion is back in the core of my body. Sho models this throughout the week so well.


*Judith – Psychiatrist – ‘Now I’m Taking Care of Myself’

I spent the last 20 years looking after others and now I’m taking care of myself! I felt so safe here, amazing how Sho makes this a truly safe group to be and share in. I feel I’m really getting to know my body and how wonderful and strong and resilient ‘she’ is. 


*Pauline – Artist – ‘Best I’ve Felt Since Covid’

This is the best I’ve felt since I got covid. I’m so glad to have been here and been able to boost my immune system. 


*Gabrielle  – Healing – ‘Lost 1 Stone…Detoxed on all levels’

I love returning, each time I go deeper. Sho holds a safe and wise space and it’s easy to access deep healing in a light way. Plus… This place really gets results! I lost one stone! But it’s not just physical results – there is also the emotional, mental and spiritual detoxing on all levels. Am leaving behind emotional stuff to return home lighter. Thank you!


*Rob -Retired/Athlete– ‘Joyful. Calm. Grateful’

A success! I’ve played group sports all of my life and was surprised to find the consideration and care that everyone showed each other here so quickly, of all different backgrounds, such a high level of care for each other. It’s Joyful!
The process of detox was smooth – the venue, support and Sho’s approach all helped. There’s no preaching. I felt comfortable here and am grateful to be taking a lot from here into my life. The weight loss is fantastic and my mind and body feel calm. I’m going to continue Yoga! 


*Sarah – Social Worker –  ‘Love Being Here’

I love being here (third time) and seeing people’s eyes start to sparkle… I lost 11 lbs this time! Great therapists, Yamini healed my plantar fasciitis. As usual, great group, I come with a good friend and we feel part of the Karuna Family/Community with Sho.


*Stephen – Retired – ‘Structured, safe, grounded, wisdom & flexibility’

I’ve been before but almost forgot how good it is! Sho creates a structured and safe space, grounded in deep wisdom and flexibility for all to go in the direction they need to go in. The icing on the cake is the compassion and ease that we all experience when we are here. So special. 


*Julian – Chiropracter –  ‘Great transformative journey!’

This was a gift from my wife and I was a bit fearful of not eating on a fast, but it was great! I arrived quite grumpy and stopped smoking, quit coffee, lost 5 kg and went on a super transformative body-mind-spiritual journey. 


*Alex – Nurse –  ‘True Wellness, not just of Body’

I remember my first detox here I was so worried about not eating, but this feeds my soul and Sho takes care of each person, and if you need to break your fast early she helps you do that without judgement. Karuna means compassion and that, with wellness, is what happens here. TRUE WELLNESS, not just a detox of the body but compassion and love for myself and a beautiful invitation to journey in to release what stands in the way of that. Deep experiences, both personal and shared experiences. I feel a new person and have released ‘growing up’ pains from my body. Sho you are a blessing to this world. Thank you. 


*Martin – GP – ‘Profound. Enhanced my medical knowledge’

Detoxing, coming from a medical perspective, is profound. I found there is so much more beyond the medical training in these alternative therapies that were dismissed in my training as a GP. What helped me here was the nutritional info that was compatible with and enhanced the medical knowledge I came with. My session with Sho helped open my eyes to make behavioural changes & the great conversations with people in the sauna have been the best!


*Selina – Manager – ‘Closure & Letting Go’

It has been just amazing. Like I’ve woken up from a bad dream, especially of the last 3 years. I went deep here and in the IFS session with Sho achieved closure around a deep wound of grief. The therapists helped me connect and let go. I can’t express how grateful I am. Am so glad I came here .


*Natasha – Editor – ‘Vibrant & Very Very Relaxed’

I feel both grounded and that my energy is lifted. Vibrant. In my life, I’m responsible for everyone and here I got to be for myself & follow my needs. I could do what I needed and wanted, which is rare and very very relaxing! It allowed me to see a second version of myself that I don’t get to see often… not just a mother, daughter, worker etc.. Thank you!


*Eleni – Medical Admin -‘Peaceful… Wonderful… & even exciting!’

Glad I’m here. The Treatments, setting and group are all peaceful and supportive of each persons’ self-care. The Yoga, talks & even the colonics… were all wonderful (even a bit exciting when things came out!!).


*Kay – Retired  – ‘Like a holiday with friends’

My second Karuna detox. I feel like I’ve been away for a week’s holiday with a group of friends.


*Charlotte – Family Practitioner – ‘I can be open here’

I know you say each time is unique and the body does what it needs at the time… and it was harder for me this time. And I loved the group, it was all women this time and the nicest people I feel I’ve met in a long time. I feel I can be open with people here 


*Irene -Retired – ‘Detox Delight’

I am so happy that Sho shares so generously of her life experience. I appreciate it and all the work and planning that goes into creating this. I’m so grateful. It’s wonderful and exceeded my expectations. The detox was delightful!


*Jenni – Army – ‘Safe & Respectful’

This retreat was also by chance a womens group, and it made it really easy for me to open up to others and feel the deep safety and respectfulness in the group of each other. Beautiful.


*Sue – Project Manager – ‘Well Overdue!’

Well overdue! My last Karuna Detox was 20 years ago. I feel being here this week has done me a world of good.


*Raphaelle – Coach – ‘Karuna Detox is Different & Excellent’

I’ve been to a lot of retreats and detox places and Karuna Detox is different and better! The key differences are feeling myself and the whole group held by Sho, the group gathering to check in daily & support each other really helped me stick with the program. The therapies were excellent, I didn’t know there were such amazing therapists in the southwest! The juices and broth were excellent too and the daily talks went deeper than mere technical things, into the way of detox, release and restoration. Powerful & Wonderful! I feel clear & connected inside my body &  in my mind. 


*Victoria – CFO -‘Just what I needed’

I loved the program and that there was no pressure to participate in everything so I could follow what I needed when I needed it. The yoga was lovely and not pressured. Kindness – I felt this from everyone here. Therapies – just what I needed. Everyone here made the experience so special.


*Natalie -Operations Manager –  ‘Last Minute & Loved it!’

Came last minute and loved it all.  Never thought I’d have colonic envy…! Next time : )


*Maria – Poet – ‘Feeling Safe’

Lost 3/4 of a stone and my brain has been on a holiday! I feel safe to be who I am here and I loved it all. Got back into swimming in the fabulous pool with the wave machine! 


*Sarah – Social Worker – ‘Not just a group. This is Family’

This is not just a group. This is Family. I’m HOME. Without a doubt, the most beautiful people I’ve met have been here. They are magnetised to Karuna!

You create a beautiful atmosphere, where all feel so safe and so supported.

The earth meditations and the mother embryonic meditations was very moving.


*Jerry – ‘The Best Retreat’

The best retreat I’ve been to! The place, The people, the Therapists – all far better than anywhere I’ve been before

Your Yoga is so deep, spiritual and calm. Other Yoga is like football in comparison! I feel so lucky to have come here.


I haven’t worn makeup all week and haven’t felt embarrassed at all! 

Sho, when you shared your story, you helped me through with mine.

I feel at home! Thoroughly Authentic place and people! 

*Leti – Musician – ‘In Awe of the Quality Here’

In our heart meditation, I learnt to connect with the earth and to my heart muscles. It’s inspired. I’m in awe of the quality here – it’s fantastic. 


*Anna –  ‘Learn, Laugh, Be Open.’

A Positive Compass, wise group to be with, learn from, laugh with, be open with! Thank you! Sho’s wisdom evolves every year, so you come and get more and renewed inspiration each time. 


*Chris -Business Owner –  ‘ Life-Changing Experience’

I’ve come away on a retreat and am going home to move forward. I feel this has opened up doors inside of me that were shut. I loved being in and at one with nature. Life-changing experience. 


*Pat – Therapists – ‘So much love here’

Karuna means compassion and it Is the LOVE Space. There is so much love here that it brings out the love in everyone. I come here to cleanse, for nature and for the wisdom of the Karuna Team. They are just authentic people who love what they do and share generously of themselves with everyone who comes here. 


*Isabella -Business Owner –  ‘Life-Changing Experience’

I am so grateful. I heard about Karuna Detox on a yoga retreat, where someone had been here and was telling people about the deep intestinal detox and healthy digestion that they learnt here -we called them the ‘shitty committee!’ – I’m so glad I heard of you! I’ve had a life-changing experience with Sho – it’s been beyond amazing. The best thing I’ve ever done. I’m booking next year’s detox now!  


*Jasvinder – Women’s Rights Activists – ‘Stillness & Clarity’

Karuna creates the conditions for Clarity for your thoughts. There are no expectations of you here. I find that voice within me. In the stillness here there is clarity without the distractions from home.  


*Emily – ‘My Time! Flushed away the old me…!’

I’ve been to many detoxes and retreats before and without question this is THE BEST. Others have felt like being in a factory. Here it’s so personal. Sho takes care of each person as an individual.
The clarity I’ve reached here is so exciting! I’m 50 and I finally feel this is ‘my time!’
 The old me has left and flushed away, literally…. 


*Simone – ‘Pic of poop on my phone now!’

At first, I thought this week would be way out of my comfort zone in so many ways … now I’ve got a pic of my own poop on my phone from my colonics!
A good friend sent me here as I believe my headaches and my colon are connected. I have learned and cleansed and received so much support and help here. It was amazing.  


*Ann – ‘Amazing Results!’

I have treated myself badly in many ways and so I anticipated the worst during my detox… But I didn’t suffer and got some amazing results. The week has helped me look at all the ‘shit’ in my life and I feel motivated to continue and look at this and clear my life up… What an adventure! Thank you. 

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
1655414769
I came away and shared such a special time with my sister on our retreat at Karuna. Sho runs the retreat, and is so warm, caring and full of fun she really creates a lovely nurturing positive atmosphere. As a Christian I did wonder if I would struggle with a potential spiritual vibe contrary to my own. But Sho’s attitude is “I am me and you can be you”, so I felt free to be me and slightly reinterpret some of her phrases to be at peace in my own heart before God. I found this a really relaxing time in a beautiful peaceful place. Sho shares so openly about her own journey in life and about the science behind food and the colon that you can not come away without learning something you want to take forward. The therapist giving us treatments were fantastic and also very gentle and kind, as a busy mum of 4 kids I feel I’ve been so spoilt and relaxed more than I have in a long time. One warning: fasting for 5 days is challenging at times, but I would have not missed this experience for the world.
Julian Ormerod
Julian Ormerod
1655379737
What an experience. I am so grateful to have been able to have done this. I feel more than great. The Team are amazing, the facilities where faultless. What more to say than if you feel you want to detox, loose weight and be with an experienced facilitator, Go Go Go.
Ricia Leslie
Ricia Leslie
1650379828
I think it was my 5th visit to Karuna, 2nd time in the Summer and it was glorious! Above all - the surroundings, the pristine accommodation, the yoga, the delightful walks, the meditations, the talks, making new friends - my blood pressure went down from 147/93 to 120/80 and I lost 9lbs, Result! Cannot recommend highly enough
Irene Woodhead
Irene Woodhead
1647713742
The Karuna Detox Retreat was all that I had hoped for and more. Everything was perfect even down to the duration. It’s not easy for anyone to leave their comfort zone and try something new, but because of the attention to every detail, the personal support, the focus of care, the experience, knowledgeability, love and generosity of Shoshana the service giver, plus the quality accommodations and beautiful environment, this retreat was a very effective pleasure and a lot of fun. Highly recommended! “Cleaning the world one person at a time!”
Charlotte Curtis
Charlotte Curtis
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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
1642692140
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
1624190406
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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