Taupo, 15 – 17 October, 2021, Tauhara Retreat Centre, Taupo.
ENJOY THREE DAYS TIME OUT AND A TOTAL RESET FOR BODY & MIND
A 3-day nurturing and inspiring Health and Wellness Retreat punctuated with a guided 36-hour juice fast on the middle day and night. We are so excited to be offering this first unique long weekend experience for Taupo that is an educational, relaxing, deep-dive RESET, with a transformation fasting component.
Co-led by Jason Shon Bennett – NZ’s pre-eminent FastMaster – who has been regularly fasting for over 30 years, AND Tracey Bennett – Plant-Based, Wholefood Chef; aka ‘The Reckless Foodie’ , passionate plant-based educator and caterer. Come and join us for an intimate three day/two night getaway retreat nestled in a the lush, private bush setting that is Taupo’s Tauhara Retreat Centre.
Enjoy high-level education from Jason about fasting, healthy longevity and bowel, gut and digestive health. Enjoy cooking classes and plant-based education from Tracey and be spoilt with her delicious plant-based food and organic juices all weekend. Stretch, settle, ground and be soothed with gentle (optional) daily meditation, yoga, walks in nature, vibrant discussions and sharing plus an additional relaxing massage if desired. Do as much our as little as you like as you dive deep into this experience in a rustic, beautiful hideaway. How do attendees rate our retreats? Here is what they said.
WHEN: Friday 15th Oct 10am, to Sunday 17th Oct 4pm, 2021
WHERE: Tauhara Retreat Centre, Taupo
COST: EARLY BIRD PRICE $949.00 per person before Friday Oct 1st.
$1049.00 per person after Saturday Oct 2nd.
Includes: Twin accommodation, all plant-based meals and juices, yoga, meditation, high-level educational from Jason, Q & A sessions and transitioning to a plant-based diet/cooking workshops from Tracey. NB: Limited single rooms are available for an additional $150 per person per night. The only additional investment is an optional massage should you desire it (and we strongly recommend you do) with one of our wonderful and highly qualified therapists who will be available to pre book with.
We will ease in to the weekend with talks, activities and delicious light, nutrition dense, food prepared with love by Tracey to ready ourselves for the fast we are about to embark on together. Learn what to eat the days leading up to a fast and how to best prepare to fast. Be inspired with a cooking workshop with Tracey where you create and then feast on your lunch. Begin your fasting education journey with a powerful ‘Introduction to Fasting’ seminar with Jason. Enjoy a gorgeous group nature walk. Connect and enjoy a beautiful dinner together before we begin our 36 – hours of vegetable juice only at around 8pm that night.
The transformational highlight – be lovingly and powerfully guided through a 36-hour nourishing juice fast based on the tried and true principles of seasoned FastMaster Jason. Be held, guided and supported through your fast with a group of like-minded others and two seasoned and skilled fasters. Be distracted by the seminars and holistic activities on offer or simple stay quiet, read, rest, play cards, enjoy nature, connect, contemplate – whatever serves you and your fasting process the best. Enjoy the nutritionally dense organic juices served to you at morning and lunch as well as the warming veggie broth in the evening. Feel the comradery and connection of the group as we do the evening check in circle – supporting and learning from each other’s process.
Wake and celebrate – you did it! We will do our best to support you through it and you may be pleasantly surprised at how easily you manage it – especially in this setting and in community. And if you don’t quite manage, don’t worry – it’s all part of it too. It will be a truly valuable process regardless with massive learnings to take away and implement into your daily life. After waking your body gently with optional yoga and meditation, enjoy and revel in the taste of food again with a delicious, light but lavish varied plant-based breakfast – savour every mouthful. Enjoy a final super inspiring ‘Eat Less; Longevity’ seminar from Jason and a plant-based lunchtime feast for the eyes and senses that Tracey prepares for you as we slowly introduce solid food again to the body. Learn the ideal ways to ‘break a fast’. To help you transition the new learnings into your life, Tracey will take you through the practical ways to set up your kitchen and pantry with essential items for success – learn the hacks from someone who has been cooking this way for nearly three decades. Wind up the day with final sharing and leave with goodie bags and doggie bags of that days delicious lunch – the retreat that keeps on giving.
A unique and transformational retreat like this is an amazing opportunity to grow and expand in different and sometimes unexpected ways and to make new connections and like-minded friends. It can be a wonderful thing to attend with your partner or good friend – so this is encouraged! Equally, coming along on your own is an awesome gift to yourself on your own terms. Even if it feels a little bit scary and out of your comfort zone, you will be SO glad you did it and will be wholeheartedly welcomed and embraced by the group… go for it!!!
Spaces are naturally limited for an intimate retreat of this nature – there will only be between 10 – 20 people, depending on how many book single rooms. To reserve your spot with an initial deposit or to ask any questions about the fasting experience or the retreat generally, please email Tracey. NB: Limited single rooms are available for an additional $150 per person per night.
So, if you are a little on sure, just read these testimonials and take the plunge and book that Friday off work – you will be so glad you did and you will be in very good hands. This will be an exceptional and transformational retreat and we cannot wait to host you!
Tracey & Jason.
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.