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

Enjoy a 3-day/2 night inspiring, nourishing and deliciously restful ‘Fast & Feast’ Wellness Retreat punctuated with a guided 36-hour juice fast on the middle day and night. This unique and life-changing 3-day weekend will be a deep-dive RESET for your health – super engaging, highly educational, deeply relaxing, filled with connection and fun with like-minded others plus a transformational 36 hour juice fasting component on Day 2.

Enjoy three days feasting/fasting while learning about all the benefits of fasting, plant-based eating and so much more. Enjoy nature walks, connection and fun, yoga, meditation, massage and time out.  Do as much or as little as you like while you give your body, mind and soul a total break from the outside world and a nourishing reset.

WHEN: Friday 10th March 10am, to Sunday 12nd March 4.30pm, 2023
WHERE: Tauhara Retreat Centre, Taupo
COST: $1195.00 per person for twin share with shared bathroom
            $1495.00 per person for own room with shared bathroom
Includes: Rustic accommodation, all plant-based food and juices, yoga, meditation, nature walks, 3 x deep dive educational seminars from Jason, plant-based cooking class from Tracey and workshop on ‘How to Transition to More Plant-Based Eating with Ease and Fun, also from Tracey.

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 you can 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 a the lush, private bush setting that is Aio Wira Retreat Centre in West Auckland, near the gorgeous Bethell’s Beach. 

We will ease into 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 for a fast. Be inspired with a cooking workshop with Tracey where you together create and then feast on your delicious lunch on Friday. Begin your fasting education journey with a powerful ‘Introduction to Fasting’ seminar with Jason. Enjoy an optional gorgeous group nature walk or some island activities. Connect and enjoy a beautiful dinner together before we begin our 36 – hours of vegetable juice only at around 8pm that night.

9.15am – 9.45am – Arrive and settle into your room

10.00am – 11.30am – Opening Circle

11.30am – 12.45pm – Plant-Based Cooking Workshop with Tracey

1.00pm – 1.45pm – Delicious Plant-Based Lunch 

1.45pm – 3.45pm – Jason Seminar: ‘Intro to Fasting’

4.00pm – 6.30pm  – Nature Walk/Relax or MASSAGE

6.30pm – 7.30pm – Last dinner feast before our 36 hour fast

7.30pm – 8.45pm – Pre-fast Circle/sharing/pep-talk  MAIN SPACE 

8.45pm – 10.00pm – Chill Time/ or MASSAGE

Start the day with a gently energising yoga practice followed by a meditation session, both by highly regarded practitioners. Then on to the transformational highlight – be lovingly and powerfully guided through the 36-hour nourishing juice fast based on the tried and true principles of seasoned FastMaster Jason. Be held, encouraged 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, take rest, chill, play cards, enjoy nature, connect, and 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 hearty 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.

7.15am – 8.40am – Gentle Yoga Class

8.45am – 9.30 am – Guided Meditation

9.45am – 10.15am – FIRST JUICE!

10.15am – 12.15pm – Jason Seminar: ‘Bowel Health Dictates All Health’

12.15pm – 2.15pm – Chill/Rest Time/ or MASSAGE

2.15pm – 2.45pm – SECOND JUICE

2.45pm – 4.00pm – Gentle Nature Walk locally 

3.45pm – 6.00pm – Chill/Rest Time/ or MASSAGE

6.15pm – 7.00pm – BROTH TIME! (warming veggie-based broth for evening) 

7.00pm – 8.30pm – Check In Circle/Support

8.30pm onwards – Downtime/Stretching/Playing Cards/Hanging Out/or MASSAGE 

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 and lush 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 high-fibre 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 ‘doggie bags’ of that days delicious lunch to take home and share with the fam or have for dinner that night – the retreat that keeps on giving ☺

7.15am – 8.40am – Gentle Yoga Class

8.45am – 9.30am – Guided Meditation

9.30am – 10.30am – Break-FAST!  Yum yum… 

10.30am – 12.30pm – Seminar with Jason : ‘Eat Less, Live Long for Longevity’ Seminar

12.30am – 1.15pm – Last Delicious Lunch Feast 

1.15pm – 3.00pm – Talk with Tracey: ‘Transitioning with Ease to Plant Based Eating’

3.00pm – 4.00pm – Closing Circle

4.00pm – 4.30pm HOME TIME ☺  Hugs, goodbyes and off we go!

Spaces are naturally limited for an intimate retreat of this nature – there will only be between 10 – 16 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… 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.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

The JSB Newsletter

Subscribe to my newsletter and stay up to date.