Also, because the team are aware that we are all spaced out and detoxing from coffee, sugar, carbs, processed food etc, the daily programme is perfectly curated, and clearly written on a white board in the main room so that we don't forget what we are doing, where we are going, or indeed who we are.
A Breakthrough Retreat is a life changing experience. If you need to handle life differently and have come to a crossroads in your life and need to move forward we can work together to make life more manageable and fulfilling. We offer 1 day, weekend, 5 day and 7 day programmes to suit every budget. Our clients include individuals, groups and corporate and we take care to design your Retreat specially to fit your needs on a one to one basis. By careful attention to detail we aim to maximise results, and we look forward to welcoming you as our participant.
Everyone is excited because today sees the reintroduction of actual food. We are given an avocado smoothie in the morning, and later that day, a carrot stick, a cucumber stick, an apple slice, an avocado slice, and three blueberries. Never has so little felt like so much.
My desire for a sandwich, or indeed a goat, have subsided. My body has changed gear, and my sense of smell has gone into overdrive. It all feels floaty and benign and very far from the outside world.
The ethos at this retreat is very much about knowledge, education, and taking responsibility for your own physical health and emotional wellbeing, rather than passively receiving beauty treatments while sipping fruit tea. I thought I already knew a lot about nutrition, but this is next level; I am learning huge amounts about the body, how to nourish it, and how to properly look after it at a preventative level.
The retreat, located in a series of idyllic stone cottages in rural Somerset, begins on a Friday evening.
Nestled at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in secluded countryside and less than 2 miles from the sea, The Briers is the perfect holistic venue for relaxing body, mind and soul. It offers a complete respite for anyone seeking peace and tranquillity.
I tackle the Clysmatic in the privacy of my designated bathroom. Basically, it's a DIY colonic, to aid the fasting and cleansing process.