Enjoy three days luxurious, quality time-out while experiencing a total reset for your body, mind & soul.
We are so excited to be offering our iconic, transformational ‘Fast & Feast’ retreat experience at the beautiful Long House Retreat Centre on the Dunedin coastline.
You will be treated to a 3-day/2 night inspiring, nourishing and deliciously restful retreat experience, 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 with a transformational juice fasting component on Day 2.
Deepen your knowledge and experience some ‘ah-ha’ and ‘omg’ moments with deep-dive educational talks from Jason about fasting, healthy longevity and bowel, gut and digestive health.
Enjoy fun, interactive and informative cooking classes and plant-based education from Tracey and be spoilt with her delicious plant-based food and nourishing organic juices all weekend.
Stretch, settle, ground and be soothed with gentle (optional) daily yoga classes, guided meditations, walks in nature, vibrant discussions and sharing, daily check-in circles plus an additional relaxing massage if desired.
Do as much our as little as you like as you sink into this glorious experience in the magical, luxury venue that is Long House Retreat.
WHEN: Friday 16th February 10.00am, to Sunday 18th February 4.30pm, 2024
WHERE: Longhouse Retreat Dunedin
TWIN SHARE $1295.00 per person for a twin share luxury room with ensuite bathroom
OWN ROOM $1795.00 per person for your own luxury room with ensuite bathroom
OFF-SITE $995.00 per person – special price for locals who would like to have the
full 3 day retreat experience and are happy to go home each night to sleep
Includes: Stunning luxury accommodation, all plant-based food and juices, yoga, meditation, 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. And of course the additional treats and activities that Longhouse have to offer like, a spacious sauna, beautiful nature walks with several paddle boards available for guests to use as well.
ENJOY A WORLD CLASS EXPERIENCE
Co-led by Jason Shon Bennett – three times best-selling author and 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 three day/two night getaway retreat set on the luxury and simply idyllic location on the natural coastline of Dunedin. We cannot WAIT to host you…☺
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.
DRAFT SCHEDULE (could slightly change)
9.15 – 9.45am – Arrive and settle into your room
10.30am – 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 gentle all-levels energising yoga practice followed by a meditation session, both by highly regarded local 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 nourishing 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 processes
DRAFT SCHEDULE (could slightly change)
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, delicious 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 plant-based, whole-food breakfast – you will savour every mouthful! Learn the ideal ways to ‘break a fast’.
Next, to help you transition all the new learnings into your life, Tracey will take you through a super informative talk covering the practical ways to set up your kitchen and pantry with essential items for success. Learn all the hacks and tips from someone who has been cooking this way for nearly three decades.
Enjoy a final rounding up ‘Eat Less; Longevity’ seminar from Jason and an incredible plant-based lunchtime feast for the eyes and senses that Tracey prepares for you will all the love, as we slowly introduce high-fibre solid food again to the body. Wind up the day with final sharing and leave with ‘doggie bags’ of that day’s delicious lunch to take home and share with the fam or have for dinner that night – the retreat that keeps on giving ☺
7.00am – 8.15am – Gentle Yoga Class
8.25am – 9.15am – Guided Meditation
9.15am – 10.15am – Break-FAST! Yum yum…
10.15am – 12.15pm – Talk with Tracey: ‘Transitioning with Ease to Plant Based Eating’
12.15am – 1.15pm – Last Delicious Lunch Feast
1.15pm – 3.15pm –Seminar with Jason: ‘Eat Less, Live Long for Longevity’ Seminar
3.15pm – 4.00pm – Closing Circle
4.00pm – 4.30pm HOME TIME ☺ Hugs, goodbyes and off we go!
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!!!
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
Spaces are naturally limited for a luxury, intimate retreat of this nature – there will only be between 10 – 18 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a little unsure or want to get more of a sense of it, just read these testimonials and then take the plunge and book that Friday off work! This will be an exceptional and transformational retreat with a lot of fun, heart, connection and inspiration – we cannot wait to host you!
Tracey & Jason.