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Raw Food & Juice Fast Detox Retreats

Kawai Purapura is offering Fasting and Raw Food Retreats under the professional guidance of Louise Darragh-Law, who brings her skills and expertise from over thirty years as naturopath, homoeopath, medical herbalist and ayurvedic practitioner – and in the past six years, she has studied Rongoa Maori Medicine in mature, native New Zealand bush.


14 Mills Lane, Albany AUK, NZ 0632

Type of Event

  • General Event


Apr 10 to
Apr 18
20:45 pmto20:45 pm



Check 2-8 for details

Full Description

Why fast? In the early days, people fasted towards the end of winter because their food stocks ran out. They took advantage of a natural cleansing opportunity. Today, there is so much food about that we eat far more than we need, a lot of it is processed and often indigestible, we never take a day off from eating and therefore never get rid of the waste that builds up and causes disease.
5-Day Live-In Juice Fast (Monday to Friday)

Your liquid diet: You will be provided with and join in the preparation of all the necessary liquids (juice, broth, herbs) to sustain you safely throughout the week’s retreat.

Talks and Discussions: Louise will offer daily talks on the many different ways of fasting and their benefits; and the variety of beliefs about where toxicity comes from. She will also lead discussions on the detox process as it unfolds and offer her trademark secrets and tricks to make fasting easier. (Bring a diary to write your experience).

Bush Walks: will include discussion of Rongoa and we’ll pick some native teas that will help our fasting process.

Daily: yoga and meditation classes, bush walks, sauna, spa and pool.

Optional extras: offered for those wanting to indulge or give an extra charge to the cleansing process: Massage ($70 1 hr), shirodhara ($70 ½ hr), reflexology ($35 ½ hr), Indian head massage ($35 ½ hr)

Day 5 marks the first step back to eating and will largely focus on how to break the fast wisely.
2-Day Raw Food Retreat (noon Friday to noon Sunday)

The Raw Food Retreat follows the Five Day Juice fast. This is for those who wish to extend their programme and maximise the journey back to wise eating. It is also for anyone who would like to experience two days of Raw Diet. During this time, Louise will guide you through the process of preparing (and eating) 100% raw meals, and you will go away with recipes and a new understanding of how to successfully follow a well-balanced Raw Food Regime.

Dates: bi-monthly throughout 2015

February 2-8 :: April 11-19 :: June 1-7 :: August 3-9 :: October 5-11

Options for 2105:

5-Day Juice Fast Detox Monday to Friday
2-Day Raw Food Retreat Friday to Sunday
7-Day “Total Detox” Monday to Sunday

Costs (including twin-share accommodation):

5-Day Juice Fast Detox: $499 early bird ($535 full price)
2-Day Raw Food Retreat: $275 early bird ($310 full price)
7-Day Total Detox (includes two days Raw Foods): $695 early bird ($725 full price)

Venue: Kaiwai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland

For more information:

Louise’s website:
Relax, Revive, Rejuvenate, Inspire. Begin the journey to your Sacred Health and Wellbeing.