Enjoy three days time out and a total reset for body, mind & soul

A gentle, nourishing 3-day/2-night Detox & Cleanse Retreat where you give your body and mind a total RESET by fasting on just blended soups and smoothies the entire three days.  All while you enjoy the luxurious, tranquil and delightful surrounds of Cape South Retreat Centre nestled privately on rolling farms in the Hawkes bay with beautiful rooms, beautiful hang out spaces and its own beautiful lap pool, spa pool and sauna for use. 

An intimate, luxury full three day experience with like-minded others – for those who are new to Fasting and wanting to give their digestion and body a complete break and reset. Enjoy three days feasting/fasting on ONLY blended soups and smoothies while learning about all the benefits of Fasting, enjoying nature walks, connection and fun, yoga, meditation, massage and so much more.  Do as much or as little as you like while you give your body, mind and soul a total break from solid food.

We are so excited to be offering this unique 3-day weekend experience that is an educational, relaxing, inspiring deep-dive RESET, DETOX & CLEANSE for your health, body and mind.

WHEN: Friday 26th August 10.00am, to Sunday 28th  August 4.30pm, 2022
WHERE: Cape South Retreat Centre, Hawkes Bay
COST: $1895.00 per person for twin share with ensuite bathroom 
            $2295.00 per person for own room with ensuite bathroom 
Includes: Beautiful luxury ensuite accommodation , all plant-based soups and smoothies, yoga, meditation, 3 x deep dive educational seminars from Jason, plant-based cooking class from Tracey and workshop on how to transitioning to a plant-based diet/cooking with ease and fun, also from Tracey. Not to mention the additional treats and activities that Cape South have to offer like swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and beautiful nature walks in the environs. 

NB The only additional investment is an optional massage should you desire it (and we strongly recommend it!) with one of our wonderful and highly qualified therapists who will be available to pre book with leading up to the retreat. 

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 and Educator aka @The Reckless Foodie! Come and join us for an intimate and life-changing getaway retreat nestled in the luxurious, peaceful and nature-rich surrounds of Cape South Retreat Centre. 

Would love to try fasting but feel a little nervous and unsure?
For those nervous about or new to fasting and for those who have fasted before and like fasting in community. Highly experienced in leading Wellness and Fasting Retreats, Jason and Tracey are excited to be offering this Cleanse & Detox WELLNESS RETREAT – a gentle approach to fasting where we spend three days consuming delicious, nutritious soups and smoothies. Recognising that for some people, the idea of Juice Fasting is a little intimidating or a step too far to get their head around, this retreat allows someone to take a step towards fasting without stepping fully into a juice fast. Three days on just soups and smoothies is a wonderful rest for the digestion and also gives you an idea of what it would be like to do a three day juice fast, while being supported with a little extra sustenance. An opportunity to completely reset your digestion and transform your relationship with food through giving yourself a sustained break from solid food.

FRIDAY – Arrive at 9.15am to be greeted with your welcome smoothie and get settled in. We will ease in to the weekend with talks from both Jason and Tracey on Fasting and Plant-Based eating. Delicious, nourishing soup for lunch with time to explore a local bush or beach walk in the afternoon. A delicious soup for dinner followed by a sharing circle and time to relax, read, chat or soak in the spa, enjoy an optional massage in the evening.

9.15am – 10.00am – Arrive, settle in, meet other retreatees and enjoy your welcome smoothie

10.00am – 11.30am – Opening Circle – lets connect ☺ 

11.30am – 11.45am – Health & Safety – things to know

11.45am – 12.45pm – Plant-Based Cooking Workshop with Tracey – make tonight’s soup for dinner – YUMMY 

12.45pm – 1.15pm – Enjoy delicious smoothie for Lunch 

1.15pm – 3.45pm – Jason Seminar – Introduction to Fasting

3.45pm – 6.30pm – Bush or beach walk/Downtime/Massage

6.30pm – 7.15pm  – Delicious Soup for Dinner 

7.15pm – 8.15pm – Check-in circle/sharing/pep-talk

8.15pm – 10.00pm – Chill Time/Spa time/Massage

SATURDAY – An opportunity to start the day with a gentle yet energising yoga class suitable for beginners and experienced alike, followed by a wonderful guided meditation – both delivered by highly regarded practitioners. We will deepen our knowledge on Fasting with Jason in the afternoon and there will be time to relax, have a nature walk, and perhaps enjoy a massage in the afternoon.  Delicious soup for dinner will be followed by a ‘check in’ circle at the end of the day to share how the weekend is going and support each other as we complete our second day. More relax time, chat time, optional massage or soaking in spa.

7.15am – 8.30am – Gentle All Levels Yoga Class 

8.30am – 9.15am – Meditation Intro and Guided Meditation

9.30am – 10.00am – Delicious Morning Smoothie 

10.00am – 12.30am – Free Time/Massage

12.30pm – 1.00pm  – Delicious Smoothie for Lunch  

1.00pm – 3.30pm – Jason Seminar – Bowel Health Dictates All Health

3.30pm – 6.00pm – Chill/Rest Time/group coastal walk/spa/sauna/Massage

6.30pm – 7.30pm – Yummy Soup for Dinner 

7.30pm – 8.30pm – Check-in Circle/Support

8.30pm – 10pm – Downtime/Spa/Sauna/Reading/Playing Cards/Massage/Early night

SUNDAY – Wake to Day three of just Soups and Smoothies and pat yourself of the back! You may find you are feeling lighter, more alert and more energised. Another opportunity to nourish and soothe your nervous system with a guided meditation and a wonderful yoga class different to Saturday and again suitable for all levels. Today Jason will talk about eating less, calories, protein, the centenarians, and summarise up the weekend’s education on what to do to live a long healthy life free of drugs and disease. There will of course be more delicious smoothies and soups and an opportunity for a group coastal walk after lunch. After lunch hear from Tracey with her tips and tricks and inspiration on transitioning to more plant based eating. Plus the final check in Circle which provides a chance for reflection on the retreat and setting intentions, take home goals and final sharing. We will send you on your way with: – a delicious takeaway soup for you to enjoy that night to complete your Detox & Cleanse AND a new spring in your step for what you have achieved over the weekend and what you now know you are capable of!

7.15am – 8.30am – Gentle All Levels Yoga Class

8.30am – 9.15am – Guided Meditation

9.30am – 10.00am – Breakfast Smoothie – Yum, yum

10.00am – 12.00pm – Jason Seminar – Healthy Longevity

12.15pm – 1.00pm – Last Smoothie Meal Together

1.15pm – 2.15pm – Tracey’s Talk – How to Transition to Plant-Based Cooking with Ease and Fun

2.30pm – 3.45pm – Gather for Closing Circle 

3.45pm – 4.15pm – Goodbyes, doggie bag for dinner and home time!

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 vs twin rooms. To reserve your spot with an initial deposit of $500, click button below! Or to ask any questions about the retreat, please email our personal assistant Luke on luke@jasonshonbennett.com

So, if you are a little unsure, just read these testimonials and take the plunge and book that Friday off work! Even if it feels a bit scary, the idea of only eating soups and smoothies for three days… you will be so glad you did and will be in expert hands. This will be an exceptional and transformational retreat with a lot of fun, heart, connection and inspiration – we cannot wait to host you!
Much Aroha,
Tracey & Jason.