Sample Day at Sedona's Fasting Retreat Center
Sedona’s Wellness Retreat Day
Each day is designed to ensure that your body’s natural health and rhythm is restored. Whether you are a coming for your first time or a returning guest, we encourage you to find the right balance between scheduled activities (e.g. classes, exercise, demonstrations) and free-time (optional treatments, journaling, relaxation, and rest).
The program is a long term nutritional program used successfully for years in the treatment and prevention of chronic degenerative disease. The nutritional program consists of fresh organic vegetable juices, 3 meals per day made of raw and cooked food and supplemental vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The therapy is based on detoxification and nourishment of the body and restoration of the immune system.
RETREAT's 1 to 12 week introduction is designed to maximize your chances of successfully continue the therapy at home. If you need minor assistance in your daily activities please let us know and we will do what we can to support your individual needs.
Along with providing sufficient fluid intake on our program, the fresh juices will give your body nearly all of the nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, phytochemicals, herbals, proteins, and other vital food substances) required for your body to heal itself. Juice drinking can be even more important than eating whole foods when healing your body with degenerative diseases. Juices are foods in a more assimilable form for use by your digestive system. Drinking the juice allows for better digestion and absorption. By drinking 6 glasses of juice daily, an optional 3 vegetarian meals offers the equivalent of 5-10 pounds of food a day. Drinking the juices allows you to ingest massive amounts of nourishment in a short time. The doctors will customize the program based on your health goals and needs. Other fasting options are available as well.
The following schedule represents a typical day at the retreat. We are open daily and schedule different talks and classes throughout your stay.
7:00amWake and Coffee Enema Break
7:45amBreakfast is Served
Organic Vegetarian Meals Provided
8:15amMeditation - Journaling
9:00am Therapy or Treatment Scheduled
10:00amConsult with Doctor - Review for day.
11:00amTherapy or Treatment Scheduled
12:00pmLunch Time: Organic Vegetarian Lunch: Soup, Salad and Vegetarian Entree
1:00pmRest and Relaxation
Therapy or Treatment Scheduled
3:00pmLabyrinth Walk or Medicine Wheel Experience
Therapy or Treatment Scheduled
4:00pm Follow Up With Doctor
5:00pmDinner Time: Organic Vegetarian Lunch: Soup, Salad and Vegetarian Entree
Live music offered occasionally during dinner.
6:00pm Movie in Gathering Room
7:00pm Last Juice of the Day
9:00pmBed Time - Time to retire for the day!
Juices Organic Juices are made throughout the day by the kitchen staff. Your doctor will make recommendations with the juice and times during your stay. Juices are served from 8am to 7pm. Types of juices provided are: Carrot, Carrot/Apple, Greens Juice, Citrus (if available).
YOGA CLASSES We offer a restorative yoga class twice weekly during your stay.
Music - EntertainmentWe often have live music and entertainment once to twice weekly during your stay. Enjoy your evening dinner to some live music with the other guests at the retreat.
Meditation/Relaxation TimeDaily peaceful meditation in the morning after breakfast to get your body and mind ready for health and rejuvination. There are many quiet and enjoyable locations on the property to escape and get away for a peaceful break.
Coffee Enemas Coffee enemas are self administered in the privacy of your own roon and bathroom. Enemas are done depending on the doctors recommendation.
Art Therapy There is a weekly art therapy class, the helps to bring your artistic abilities into you heart and health.
Education - Kitchen Demonstrations - Health TalksYou will learn how to prepare the juices. You will learn how to make the special soup and you will get practice on recipes that you like. We will teach you how to administer your B12 injections. You will become familiar enough with the program so that it will be easy for you to manage it on your own.
You will have many conversations and discussions on the dangers of processed food, salt, meat and dairy and the benefits of organic vegetables or on life style changes. You may chose to be supported the first week and observe from a distance. The second week, you may want to take a more active part into your therapy and help with the food preparation classes.
Medical supervisionMedically Supervised by Naturopathic Doctors. The doctors will meet with you daily to multiple times per day as needed to support you with your health goals. They will work with you on getting thgrought the tough times on the program. They will order blood tests for you when you arrive as well as during your stay to make sure that everything internally is moving in the right direction.
Prior to your admission we will recommend specific lab tests, and a health questionnaire. This information will be used to make sure you will benefit from the program and to individualize your treatment. The Doctor will supervise your program, do regular visits, and assist you in any challenges that may arise in the course of the therapy. After the 2 or 12 week-program, follow up phone and email consult can be scheduled.
Supplements, Supplies and MedicationsThese are optional and highly recommended. The doctor will review your medical records and questionnaire and create a program and plan specific for you and your health goals. This would include supplements and medications that are not included in the regular rate. Since these are customized and used by the guest they are additional costs. Average charges for 1 month are $500-1200.
Many patients when getting ready to leave will order 3 months supply to make sure that they continue with the program and plan that they started and to make sure that the transition is easier when they get home.
Blood and Lab TestingYour retreat doctor will order blood tests and other labs as needed when you arrive at the retreat. Lab services are offsite and within walking distance to the 2 labs locally (labcorp, Sonoran Quest). Lab services are additional costs and most insurance will cover the costs.
SupportGroup activities in the center or outside the center are available when time permits. Small group discussions, nature walks may be available during your stay.
Motivation The success of the therapy depends on your desire to heal and on your personal commitment to change your lifestyle habits and nutritional patterns. In order to achieve these changes the mind must cooperate. We will help you with individual counseling or group work to examine your belief system about food, health and life in general. We can examine how you handle stress and losses. We will do our best to guide you and support you in the necessary changes through individual intervention or through a supportive environment. We make a conscious effort to create an environment conducive to more awareness and an enhanced will to live.
Spiritual We will support your spiritual beliefs and put them at work in your healing process.
Rest, Sleep and Recovery As well as learning how to detoxify - is the main purpose for your stay. There is a balance with attending the classes offered and making sure that you get enough time to rest and allow your body to heal.
Supplements The program also recommends supplements and medication. Each person is recommended to get a 1-2 month supply or longer that they use while they are here at the clinic and take home with them to continue the therapy at home. These vary individually, are not included in the price, and will cost between $1200 and $3400 for a 1-3 month supply.
Advanced IV TherapiesThe program may also recommends certain advanced nutritional IV therapies that can support and enhance the overall experience and effectiveness. Many therapies have a number of clinical data to back up the therapeutic value. For more information, please contact us about what additional therapies might be right for you. Pricing ranges between $150 to $250 per treatment. Most treatments are between 3-5 times weekly.
Companion If you are not able to take care of yourself and need more care and attention, it is recommended to bring a companion or caregiver during your stay. See Price sheet for Companion Rates, and they will also participate in a modified program, and be able to learn the program so that it will be easier to administer at home.
Housekeeping-Laundry Weekly Housekeeping Service is available in your room. Housekeeper will also help with basic laundry needs. Other Laundry Services (Fees apply) are off premises, across the street at Laundromat or pick up service.
This is an example of a general day for guests. The schedule changes based upon the guests and outside vendors that we bring in. We do not guarantee all additional activities and times on this calendar.
Before participating in our residential health education program, we will need your Contact Information and Medical History Forms completed. This is done by downloading the forms, filling them out and sending them back to us via email or fax.
Here's how to get started:
Step 1: Fill out Medical Forms
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Step 2: Gather most recent medical records and blood tests.
Step 3: Submit the forms and medical records, and contact us for your free initial consultation.
Step 4: Confirm Dates and Pay Deposit. We will send you a confirmation email.
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