Next fasting sessions (2019): Jan. 11-13, Feb. 8-10, Mar. 8-10
Nothing compares to fasting while on retreat. Unfortunately, though, actually attending one can be expensive and difficult logistically. This is why I offer 3-day home fasting groups. This means that we’ll all be doing a 3-day water fast individually at home — and yet connected as a group online for over a week.
What a 3-day home fasting group offers:
— Small group for the best support: max. 5 participants per fasting group
— 3 video conference calls via Messenger; each call approx. 60 min. of advice, sharing and discussion
— Private Facebook page to provide constant support and ongoing group communication throughout the fast.
— Daily support videos
— Free copy of my PDF: How to Plan, Prepare and Practise a 3-Day Water Fast (100 pages)
— Free copy of my PDF: Dealing with Detox Symptoms while Fasting (30 pages)
Price: $200 (sign-up and payment below)
Each 3-day fast takes place from Friday to Sunday, which means that you’ll be perfectly capable of continuing your job without having to take any time off from work, leaving you free to be able to rest through the weekend (see below for details).
More general information about 3-day fasts HERE.
*Please note that these fasts are not medically supervised. Neither are they suitable for anyone suffering from an eating disorder. If you have any questions, please contact me using the sign-up form below.
What actually happens?
Sunday before the fast:
It all starts with a group video chat the Sunday before the fast begins (12pm EST / 9am PST / 5pm UK). This gives us time to talk about preparing both physically and emotionally. Physically, you need to prepare by adjusting your diet in the days leading up to Thursday evening, which will be your last meal. Emotionally, it’s important to start coming to terms with what it really means to live without food for 3 days.
From this point on, the private Facebook page can be used at anytime to chat with me or the group as a whole.
Having eaten your last meal on Thursday evening, the fast begins in earnest on Friday. Yes, you’ll get hungry over the course of the day, but you should be able to continue work as normal. It’s only towards the evening and into the night that your glycogen stores (the energy which drives your everyday metabolism) will start running down.
From this point on, you’ll receive a daily support video until the end of the fast. To provide added peace of mind, you’ll also have my phone number in case of emergency — but no-one has ever actually had to call me 🙂
Saturday and Sunday:
We’ll continue each day with another group video chat (11am EST / 8am PST / 4pm UK). Sharing experiences and feelings as a group affirms the fact that you’re not alone, and goes a long way to help carry you through the fast. And of course, I’ll be there to offer my own support and advice to any problems you might have — both during the video calls and throughout each day on our private Facebook page.
The fast ends Monday morning. Don’t worry: even if you’ve been feeling low on energy during the fast, you’ll still have no trouble returning to your job. It’s amazing how quickly energy levels return to normal if you break your fast correctly – which is covered in my PDF and during our video chat on Sunday.
Support after the fast:
The private Facebook page will stay open after the fast until everyone feels confident that they’ve been able to return to their everyday diets. This should take no longer than 2-3 days.
The refeeding program for each session will be based on Ayurvedic principles, reflecting the relevant season.
Fasting sessions 2018 – 2019
December 14-16: “Advent fast” No places left!
January 11-13: “New Year’s cleanse”
February 8-10: “Deep winter detox”
March 8-10: “Lent fast”
April 12-14: “Preparing for Easter”
May 17-19: “The big spring clean”
Summer dates to be fixed later.
Each session opens up for sign-up and payment approximately 3 months before the relevant date.
Sign-up, questions and payment
To sign-up or ask questions about 3-day home fasting groups please fill in the form below, specifying which session you’re interested in. To secure your place, payment is made via credit card / PayPal at the bottom of the page, using the appropriate button for each session.
*Once received, payment is final and non-refundable. In the case of cancellation at least a week before the beginning of each session, attendance can be transferred to a later date.
Payment for Jan. 11-13, 2019:
3-day home fasting group: Jan. 11-13, 2019
Payment for Feb. 8-10, 2019:
3-day home fasting group: Feb. 8-10, 2019
Payment for Mar. 8-10, 2019:
3-day home fasting group: Mar. 8-10, 2019