With picnics, barbeques and various festivities, summer is a time of year where we often eat and drink a little too much. Add to that the long hot days, and air-conditioned indoors, and you can find yourself quite tired by the end of the season.
The beginning of autumn is the time to relieve your body of this summer fatigue. With the arrival of cooler weather, it is also nearing the time of colds and flues. Build up your body’s immune system with a half fasting detox to strengthen and protect your health and wellbeing.
It can be hard to be motivated to detox alone, so why not join us in picturesque Lake Macquarie, for a relaxed weekend of cooking detox meals, Swedish massage and learning about macrobiotics.
-Date: Sat 15 – Mon 17 March
-Place: Russik by the Lake, 197 Dandaraga Rd, Mirrabooka, NSW 2264
-Fee: $470pp ($430 for returning participants)
Includes: Accommodation(shared), all meals, 4 cooking classes, meditation, meridian exercises, lakeside walking, macrobiotic theory lectures, Swedish massage(1 session/20minute per person)
By car: 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Sydney. Travel down the F3 and take the Morisset Exit
By train: The nearest station is Morisset Station, Cityrail Newcastle and Central Coast Line
*A pick up service will be provided between Morisset station and the retreat at the following times. Outside these times, you can take a taxi at your own expense (10 minutes from the station).
15th: Morisset Station 10:06(Train departs from Central Station 08:15)
17th: Morisset Station 13:20(Train Arrives at Central Station 15:26)
*Please arrive at the retreat venue by 11:00am on Saturday 15th March
-comfortable shoes and clothing for exercise and walking
-an apron for the cooking classes
-toiletries *towels, shampoo, conditioner and linen are provided
-swimming suit if you wish to swim
*To ensure a smooth transition into the detox, we recommend decreasing meal portion sizes for 2-3 days before the retreat. On the first day of the retreat, we recommend that you only consume fluids before arrival.
Typical retreat schedule:
The day’s activities include: A welcome drink, orientation, soup lunch, lecture, Swedish massage, cooking class, dinner and more
6:00am Wake up
The day’s activities include: Meditation, morning stretch, unwinding meridian exercise, lakeside walking, hot drink, cooking class, soup lunch, lecture, Swedish massage, cooking class, dinner and more
6:00am Wake up
13:00pm Conclusion of the retreat
The day’s activities include: Meditation, morning stretch, unwinding meridian exercise, lakeside walking, hot drink, cooking class, recovery lunch
*Schedule is subject to change according to weather and other circumstances
Terms and Conditions:
*Train timetables are subject to change, so please ensure you check the Cityrail website.
*We will be allocating everyone into shared bedrooms. For couples and friends who wish to share a room, please notify us when applying, and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.
*If you wish to have a private room, these can be arranged for an extra fee. Please notify us when applying, and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.
*Payment is due on the day of booking to secure your place-only 10 places available!!
*Refunds in case of cancellation: If the cancellation is made 4 weeks before the retreat commencement day, a full refund minus a 20% administration fee can be given. Cancellations after 4 weeks prior to the retreat starting date, or after the retreat commences, are non refundable.
*Please be aware that we cannot take any responsibility for any incidents that occur during transport to and from the retreat. *We cannot take any responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property incurred during the retreat.
Map and directions to Russik will be send you by request.
*Photos from the top:Cooking class/Lake side walking/Meditation/Detox menu/Exterior of the accommodation/Bed room sample