Three-day water fast: spring retreat 2018

Date: 11-15 May 2018 (Friday afternoon – Tuesday lunch).
Location: Vászoly, Balaton (Hungary), transportation can be arranged from Budapest (see below)
Price: 250GBP (see below for details)
Maximum number of participants: 12.

Five day / four night retreat centred around a three-day water fast.

Enquiries and registration: see application form below

To see pictures from previous retreats, please click here.

— If you are unable to attend but would like to organise your own fasting retreat for me to lead (in either Europe or the USA), please contact me using the application form below.


What is a water fast?
A water fast is a fast during which you don’t eat anything and drink only water or (in certain cases) medicinal teas with no calories.  During this water fast we will drink fresh spring water bottled daily from the source.

Why water fasting?
Water fasting is one of the most powerful methods for cleansing and detoxing both physically and emotionally.  You can learn so much about yourself through the process. You are confronted with addictions on every level: addiction to specific foods (such as sugars and caffeine), addiction to eating in general, as well as how you react to addiction in general.  In all these cases, you are confronted with your ego.  Through fasting, you are offered the opportunity to free yourself from the addictive-forming behavioural patterns caused by the ego.  Fasting is not about suffering, weight-loss and and punishing the body through deprivation.  It is about celebrating your deepest, inner self and enjoying your freedom from the “need” to eat.  It is about learning to love your body.  It is about learning to love and accept yourself – including your ego.  Learning to love and accept your ego is the only way to let it go.

Why three days?
Over the first three days of a water fast, the body changes its usual metabolism of burning carbohydrates to burning fat, as well as beginning a process of deep cleansing.  Without practice, this transition is difficult for most people.  This retreat will give you the experience and support you need to continue with longer water fasts in the future, which can provide even deeper levels of cleansing.

stream with bridgeWhy a retreat?
Your first three-day water fast can be extremely challenging, both physically and emotionally.  Being able to leave behind the demands of your job and family during this time makes a huge difference!  Fasting in a group can also provide a lot of strength when the going gets tough. Time and again I see how much more easily and enjoyably people spend their fast when on retreat, compared to going it alone.

Is this retreat for me?
If you are interested in exploring your limits, your deeper self, and if you have some prior experience in fasting, then you can learn a lot from this retreat.  I myself have extensive experience with water fasts up to 21 days, as well as 4-day dry fasts (no food, no drink), and would like to pass my own knowledge on to you.

Prerequisites:
Prior experience with a one-day water fast OR experience with three-day (preferably) low-calorie juice/soup fasts.  Please send me an email if you have any doubts.

Timetable:

Week before the retreat: meeting to prepare the participants.

Day 1 (Friday evening):
— “The last supper”: goodbye to food

Days 2-4 (Saturday-Monday):
— Gentle yoga (twice per day)
— Meditation
— Group discussion: sharing experiences (twice per day)
— Walks in nature
— Lectures on fasting and detox
— For those interested, an opportunity to practise dry fasting
— Support for anyone who is having a hard time 🙂

Day 5 (Tuesday morning):
— The first glass of orange juice!
— Transition back to food

To sign up or ask questions:

 

Price: 250 GBP
Following application by email (see below), participation is secured through credit card payment, PayPal or bank transfer.
Price includes accommodation (double room with en suite bathroom), organic food (days 1 and 5), tuition, VAT and IFA.
If necessary, free transportation (car share) can be provided to Vászoly, which is approximately a two-hour drive from Budapest.

Registration and questions:
shivantar@t-online.hu

Location:
We will be staying in a converted mill house on the edge of a forest, with a large garden, several acres of surrounding fields and a stream running through the property:

 

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