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Busselton, WA

What a wonderful time we had at the magical Busselton WA Retreat! It was such a highlight to be able to explore a little piece of the southwest of Australia and enjoy the amazing people that we were absolutely privileged to spend time with during this awesome retreat. We loved this area of WA so much we’ve decided to definitely come back again every year and stay for longer! Thank you to all the beautiful souls who shared such touching comments below. You are SO appreciated.

I am definitely on my way to achieving the goal I set out for – more energy and feeling so much clearer in myself. The three day juice fast wasn’t difficult – I actually enjoyed it!! This was then followed by the most amazing raw food I could imagine. I totally admire Leisa’s energy and passion and also she is so practical and down to earth in the way she imparts so much knowledge. Throughout the whole retreat, caring support was abundant from Leisa and her team. Jo is such an amazing “all-rounder” – exquisite chef, yoga teacher, art therapist (can I take her home please?!). It has all been fantastic, amazing and truly worthwhile.

Leisa Wheeler’s Retreat at Busselton provided so much more than I expected. Leisa is a wonderful and talented educator who’s understanding and passion for health is immediately apparent, so not only does she teach you about the way our health is impacted by the lives we lead, she explains & demonstrates how we can take charge of our own health in very practical ways. The week long retreat provided access to other professionals, including massage therapists, yoga instructor & chef (Raw Food).

I left the retreat rested, pampered & along with great raw food meals to remember & copy, Leisa provides a blueprint for health, including the baby steps required to “embrace health”.

I had a truly wonderful time and was literally blown away by the depth of knowledge Leisa has on so many issues – there was never a question asked that Leisa could not address. From the guidance and support, the beautiful healthy food, to the organisation of lectures and treatments, and the information to take home – not a single stone is left unturned in the organisation and execution of these retreats. I felt safe, nurtured, educated, enlightened and revitalised. The people attending the retreat and the organisers have become close and many new friendships have formed. A truly worthwhile… no, essential, experience! Thank you Leisa!!! And thanks too, to William, Georgie, Margret and Jo!

This was the second Embracing Life! Retreat I have attended in W.A. After a fairly emotional year which has included (just to mention a few!) the health decline and subsequent death of my father and having to place my frail Mum in a nursing home as a result, the loss of our two beautiful and much loved family dogs – aged twelve and fourteen, and major surgery for me. So I was so grateful to have had another opportunity to again detox, de-stress, relax and be nurtured in such a supportive and conducive environment. Once again it allowed me to heal myself and put my life back into perspective.

I truly believe that everyone should experience this Embracing Life! Retreat! It is such a holistic approach to health and healing. It is a chance to get in touch with your true inner being and to be able to come away lighter in weight, cleansed in body and clearer in both mind and spirit. I was feeling bloated, sluggish, depressed and totally ill at ease with myself after such an awful year – where unfortunately I let slip all the greatness I had learned from participating last year.

Just as the previous time, the structure to each day had the right balance of valuable activities, informative group sessions and free time – in fact I enjoyed the beach even more this time! Leisa’s attention to detail – from the retreat “show bags” – loaded with lots of goodies on arrival – to the invaluable hand-outs and resources lists, and the colour co-ordination on the tables – complete with flowers; coupled with her gentle and caring disposition ensured an empowering, inspiring and stimulating experience. Leisa is indeed an Angel in disguise!

Leisa also created a wonderful relaxed, informal atmosphere and assembled some amazing therapists and a brilliant support team; including the amazing Jo with her experience in such a vast array of modalities; and thanks to Margret & Georgie for their expertise; Elle’s amazing massage and to the wonderful William!

If indeed you want to heal you body, mind and soul, you won’t be disappointed with what you will learn and experience with Leisa and her team whilst you embark on a wonderful and fulfilling journey towards health and in turn a more productive lifestyle. The Embracing Life! Retreat is a truly wonderful experience, a chance to learn, heal and detox with a group of like-minded and inspired people all wanting to change.

Hopefully, in the near future an even greater number of people will be more enlightened towards the principles of the Embracing Life! Retreat and can take charge of their own destiny, instead of giving it over to members of the medical fraternity who do no always deal with all matters of health in the most holistic manner.

I have re-affirmed all the skills and knowledge from last year to again take with me to enhance not only my life – but also that of family and friends from here on in. Congratulations to you Leisa, for following your dream and being such an inspiration, thereby helping others on their path towards achieving optimal health, vitality and wellness! It is now thanks to Leisa and her wonderful team that I have a new “Leis-a-life”!

The Embracing Life! Retreat was a great experience. Not only do you get to do a detox, you are also provided with a lot of invaluable information to assist with your journey going forward. The retreat has introduced me to a whole new world of raw food. Who would know you could create so many interesting and varied recipes! A big thank you to Leisa and the team for a fantastic week.

Thanks Leisa for a wonderful experience, I met such lovely like-minded people just when I felt alone in wanting to eat raw food and detoxing. I fell that I have direction in my life again and I know what I want to do. I can’t thank you enough for that Leisa, I will definitely be back at the next retreat in WA.

My first detox was in a supportive group environment. This helped overcome the cravings for food, and any feelings of being unwell. Leisa advised how to overcome these and gave remedies where necessary. All lectures had informative notes, but if your detox had you resting, you weren’t pressured to attend. Food preparation classes were practical and had recipe ideas. Meditation and Yoga sessions made for a good balance between lecture sessions. The retreat has helped to make lifelong plans for health and well being for self and family.

There is nothing like WA in the spring time! It is one of my favourite places in the world, and it was a joy to be in WA running a retreat again. We had a great retreat, with a beautiful group of people, and the diversity of stories, histories and courage of the participants was amazing to behold. I’ve said it before, but it is always a joy for me to experience each retreat and I learn something special from the guests every time.

This is my third Embracing Life Retreat, I obviously enjoy them. But it is the ongoing motivation and the learning journey that is inspiring and helping me grow and grow, a great bunch of people on a common quest for better health. Then there is Leisa, a mentor to many, who lets you feel special, nurtured and safe, while learning about the health and journey of your body as it learns to heal. Everyone should do it at least once in a lifetime, although many come back again and again, I cannot imagine my life without this incredible journey.

I came on the retreat to learn about raw foods and how to detox correctly, I also hoped to lower my blood pressure. The retreat has been excellent and has met all my expectations, my blood pressure rose during the detox program, but had dropped about ten points by the end. I enjoyed the lectures, the instructors, the food and the company. Leisa is an inspiring person who ‘walks the talk.’ I highly recommend the retreat!

Thank you Leisa, I came to this retreat knowing a little and wanting to know a lot more about health and wellness. I never could have guessed how much this time could change me . Through the teaching, the nurturing, the pampering and the space to reflect, REALLY reflect on myself and my life situation, I have now mapped out a way to vibrant health and a long and happier life. See you next year! Thank you so much to you and your team of angels.

It is a real and true gift to be pleasantly, if not wonderfully surprised. The Embracing Life retreat proved to be a showering of gifts in many terms. There were, firstly, the people – amazing, funny, inspiring and knowledgeable beyond all expectation. Leisa’s expansive awareness of food and nutrition combined with Jo’s edible delights, ensured a full and thorough appreciation of real health and the role of raw food in making it a truth. Then there were the activities and indulgences to further nourish our souls and limbs, including yoga, massage of all kinds, facials, and long walks with the sand under our feet. And lastly but by no means least, was the time, the time to rest, time to ponder and plan, and time to share with other like-minded people. This retreat started as a treat to self – but to my great surprise I find that it is a gift I can take back and share with my family for better health. I now consider it an investment and look forward to sharing this with others. I very much hope to come back.