THE WHOLE TRUTH RETREAT: Nov 2022 to June 2023
2- 28 nights in Stanford Village for individuals, couples or groups
THE WHOLE TRUTH RETREAT:
Nov 2023 - May 2023
Book a holistic health retreat from 2 to 28 nights long, in the beautiful village of Stanford, near Cape Town, South Africa. Next season's retreats will resume in November 2022.
Programmes are offered for individuals, couples and groups, and can be created around your specific needs and preferences, always supporting you in awakening to the magnificence of your true nature.
On a private retreat, you will receive personal attention and support, and meals/ juices, herbal treatments, teachings and practice will be tailored specifically to you, to support your highest growth and healing.
Select custom dates to fit in with your schedule, and embark on an incredible journey back to yourself.
This retreat is an excellent choice for you if:
- You are in a life transition, or are aware of the need for change and are seeking space, insight and clarity.
- You would like support in establishing healthy habits, a plant based diet, or a steady spiritual practice, for wellbeing, balance and deep resilience.
- You are dealing with persistent health challenges and want to energise and activate your body's powerful healing mechanisms, naturally.
- You need to deeply rest and reconnect with yourself, practicing self love and self care.
- You wish to connect with your innate creativity and wisdom and find the bravery and confidence to share this with the world
- You are ready to free yourself from limiting beliefs, held trauma, and judgement of self and others.
- You are drawn to investigate and experience your true nature and invite more joy, freedom and flow into your life.
During your retreat you will have the opportunity to:
Uncover your body’s vibrant state of being through a programme of physical cleansing and natural nutrition
Enliven your everyday experience with simple tools to support optimum nourishment, breathing, movement and healing, forming a strong foundation for holistic wellbeing
Honour creative expression, inherent and vital to our human experience
Make contact with your natural confidence, wisdom and compassion through meditative practice and true presence
Experience the transformative power of ceremony, intention and gratitude
Realign with the deep intelligence of your own life force, the natural world, and universal consciousness
Included in the cost of this retreat:
Private accommodation in the beautiful village of Stanford, close to Cape Town
Exceptional nourishment- your choice of an organic Juice Cleanse, Raw Food or healthy plant based meals.
Herbal therapeutic treatments and herbal teas
Daily Yoga sessions- suitable for all levels of experience
Daily Meditation instruction and practice
A daily two hour session with Tasha, incorporating health talks, practical workshops or other holistic modalities.
A daily two hour slot for self study
Colonic Cleanse programme, offered in conjunction with the Juice Cleanse, and highly recommended if a physical healing is a priority, or you have existing health challenges.
Plant Medicine Journey/Vision Quest
Extended Nature Immersion
Alternative health therapies: choose from massage/ bodywork/ reflexology/ bio-energy balance/ reiki/ organic facial/ therapeutic yoga
Shuttle service to Stanford from Cape Town International Airport
The Whole Truth Retreat specialises in spiritual retreats to support and guide you through times of transformation, healing and awakening. Our unique programme of physical cleansing, herbal treatments, meditation & yoga, creative process, nature immersion, and the exploration of expanded states of consciousness forms a strong container in which awareness can grow.
To enquire about availability for your selected dates, please email Tasha at email@example.com
Upon booking, the specifics of your retreat will be planned via a Skype call according to your personal needs, interests, preferences, and Tasha's recommendations. Each day incorporates either a morning or afternoon session with Tasha, engaged in one of the following:
Yogic teachings (yoga philosophy / energetic anatomy)
Yogic practice (breathwork / cleansing practices / pranic practices)
Meditation instruction and practice (traditional Buddhist meditation and mindfulness)
Conscious breathing (using the breath to access visionary states of consciousness for healing and transformation)
Making ceremony (empowering intention, awareness, and release of outworn ways of being)
Yoga Nidra (deep guided relaxation)
Nature immersion (cleansing or meditative practices in wild nature: mountains, beaches, waterfall pools)
Land art (creating in nature with found natural materials)
Intuitive art (process art to access the sub-conscious and super-conscious)
Intuitive movement / free dance (spontaneous expression and embodiment)
Natural health talk (guidance on natural living, natural eating, and natural medicine)
Herbal medicine (individual guidance on appropriate treatment and herbal medicine making)
Vibrational medicine (individual guidance on appropriate treatment and vibrational medicine making)
Bio energy treatment (supporting free flow in pranic pathways and energy centers for healing, insight, and release)
Bio energy practices (learning techniques for self-care to release, regulate, and energize pranic flow)
Plant medicine and micro-dosing talk (information and guidance around working with teacher plants)
The other morning or afternoon session will be devoted to self study. You will be given practices to complete alone; allowing for valuable time in silence and solitude, fostering awareness and intimacy with yourself. This encourages self support and confidence; building the resources needed to carry healthy attitudes and practices home with you on departure.
Self-study practices include:
Grounding in nature / sun bathing
Yogic practice (breathwork / cleansing practices / pranic practices)
Ceremony and intention
Karma yoga (selfless service)
Sample Schedule (Juice Cleanse):
07:00 Rise and have a cleansing drink
09:30 Juice and supplements
10:00 - 12:00 Morning session with Tasha / self study
12:30 Juice and Supplements
13:00 - 15:00 Afternoon session with Tasha / self study
15:30 Juice and supplements
16:00 - 18:00 Therapies
19:30 Free Time/ Retire
One of the original heritage houses in Stanford Village, the retreat venue is a characterful Cape Dutch building with many of its original features, furnished in simple, beautiful vintage style.
A beautiful closed combustion fireplace in the lounge forms the warm heart of the house, and the space for morning yoga and evening meditation. High ceilings, wooden beams and original wooden floors lend a traditional coziness that’ll have you putting your feet up, country style, in no time.
Morning sun greets the back verandah, making it a delightful place to start the day. In the late afternoons the front ‘stoep’ is a perfect spot for tea as the sun goes down.
The view spills onto quiet roads and dusty lanes, affording a glimpse of authentic Stanford life passing by - a restful joy to savour. The expansive garden is a private and secure haven in which to while away your free time, with fruit trees, veggie patch and prolific lavender bushes.
The fruit, vegetables, and herbs used as the main part of all our delicious menu options are mostly sourced locally and organically, some being grown, chemical-free on site in the garden. We grow our own wheatgrass and microgreens, vibrant with life force and phytonutrients for only-just-harvested plant power. Preferring supplements from natural sources, we wild harvest the renowned South African remedy Aloe ferox for juicing and brew our own alkalising apple cider vinegar tonic.
Accompanying the juice cleanse, powerful natural detoxifying and nutritional supplements are provided, as well as an optional additional supplementation programme tailored to your specific needs.
The quality, freshness, and life force in the produce used makes a vast difference to the depth and power of the cleansing / healing processes. Feeding yourself cleanly, lightly and naturally allows you to experience your body in a state of wellness that you may never have felt before.
A warm and wholesome welcome with these Whole Truth Retreat raw food snacks- buckwheat onion bread, seed crackers, raw vegan cream cheese, spiced cashews, and organic strawberries. Hello!
Our last meal at the Whole Truth Retreat- the kitchen alchemy gave us gold!
Lisa Rae Tarr- our inspired, passionate and utterly dedicated raw food chef and juice master. If that wasn't enough already, she's also an expert on nutrition & natural health.
This morning's haul from the market- getting set for a week long Juice Cleanse with beautiful, locally and organically grown veggies for juicing and broth.
Butternut, carrot and ginger juice with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Tastes like a golden, happy harvest 🌻🌻🌻
Our first rawfood supper at the Whole Truth Retreat: tomato & pea chia curry with cauliflower rice, carrot-orange sambal, mango chutney, minted cucumber cashew yoghurt and spiced onion flatbread.
Our eighteenth! and last juice this week- beetroot, carrot, lemon, ginger, with a sea green spirulina chaser, made totally palatable with a tiny piece of blended banana.
Raw food Lasagne coming out of the Whole Truth Retreat kitchen at Bodhi Khaya - a whole lotta uncooking going on!
A superboost of antioxidants + Vitamin C in a glass of Carrot, Orange Pomegranate Juice, with Lemon, Ginger and Cayenne chaser for building internal heat.
Wild harvested Aloe ferox and freshly juiced wheatgrass for internal healing and deep cellular cleansing.
First food after a day Vision Questing- organic figs, guavas, pineapple, pomegranate & five kinds of handmade raw chocolate!
How you transition from a juice fast to solid food again is important. To avoid the possibility of a roadside pie landing in a freshly cleansed and rested gut, we send our retreatants home with takeaways! Convenience, good digestion, excellent nutrition and high vibrations all in one delicious package :)
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR JUICE CLEANSING PROGRAMME AND WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU HERE >>>
All meal options offer excellent, highly accessible nutrition and rest the often overloaded digestive system, allowing the body to shift into healing and repair mode. Depending on the length of your stay, you may experience a reduction in inflammation (the precursor to all disease), increased energy, natural weight loss, the eradication of minor health complaints (eg. mucus conditions, skin complaints, joint stiffness), and a noticeable improvement in more major ones.
Probiotic and fermented foods restore gut health, often a factor in chronic illness or fatigue. Light, easily digested meals, or liquid nutrition in the form of juices and broth, also support quietness and clarity of mind making this the ideal nourishment for the retreat space. Meals and juices are made with great skill, care, mindfulness and love, under the guidance of a qualified nutritionist.
If you would like to receive instruction on food preparation in order to support the continuation of healthy eating and cleansing practices on your return home, this is possible. Water fasting or dry fasting support is available on request.
Several options are available for your retreat, usually used in combination:
This option is excellent for detox, radical physical reset; treating chronic illness and inflammation. This includes three cold pressed juices at intervals throughout the day, as well as herbal, food, and vitamin supplements tailored to your nutritional / health and healing needs.
wheat grass, aloe, and rejuvelac are grown / wild harvested / self made by Tasha, your facilitator. Post juice cleanse raw food is served for a time for the transition out of a juice cleanse can be challenging, and its an important part of the process to move through gently and with awareness.
This option is high in life force and rich in enzymes for better digestion and absorption. Meals are created freshly, using large amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, and activated seeds, nuts, and grains. Also offered are special creations such as pro-biotic nut cheeses and whole seed crackers dehydrated at a low heat to keep digestive enzymes intact. Healthy desserts are made with natural unrefined sweeteners such as dates and raw honey, which have wonderful health benefits.
This option supports the acid / alkaline balance in your body, your digestive health, and your hormonal balance on an ongoing basis. Without the inclusion of any processed or refined ingredients, this meal program offers light, cooked, whole foods with a large raw food component, a wonderful introduction to a healing, cleansing diet if a juice cleanse is not appropriate for you at this time.