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There are not many words to describe the experience we shared at this Embracing Life! Retreat at Uki just over the border of NSW. It was a very special retreat, and whether that was due to being nestled in the rainforest at the foot of Mt. Warning, or due to the deep and heartfelt connection of the people who attended – it was an experience that I know touched us all and left us with a greater appreciation of life.

Although it sounds quite cliche, I am humbled and in awe of the beautiful souls who came together to share this space and open their hearts. It was transforming, life-changing and also a great deal of fun! Thanks to everyone who gifted me with their testimonials below:

A wonderful experience for my first healthy food retreat. The food was great and tasted wonderful and is so easy to prepare. Doing the three day fast (juice only) was a bit daunting, but by the end of the third day I had nothing to worry about. A very gentle fast with great results and I felt much better afterwards. The people on the retreat were absolutely marvelous and with their information and Leisa’s knowledge you wouldn’t need a pharmaceutical pill ever again!

This very special retreat exceeded my expectations on all accounts. The venue was peaceful and although there were minor issues with the accommodation, the rooms were comfortable and clean. The detox was gentle and the staff fully supportive and caring. The food and juices were of exceptional quality and variety.

Leisa ensured that the atmosphere was conducive to an enriching and life changing experience. The lectures were concise, well prepared and most importantly backed up by evidence. The balance between activities and free time to either rest or use the pool, sauna, steam room and spa was perfect with no pressure to participate if chosen. I had done a detox residential previously, but the way Leisa organised the six days was truly holistic in its approach and perfect to attain my desired results.

The participants of this retreat were all amazing people and everyone joined in and supported each other without any “cliques” forming, although we all came from various stages of knowledge, health, and walks of life. An annual event for my husband and I. Same time, same place next year! Namaste

I came here to just BE!

I learned!
I loved!
I laughed!

A lot.

I had been looking at several health retreats, as I felt the need to have a break from being a wife and mother and just be “me” for a while, when an e-mail arrived from Leisa telling us about the retreats she was now holding. As I had met Leisa in 2005 and found her to be very warm and caring, I jumped at the chance. Going away on my own for the first time was a little scary for me, but my fears were soon put to rest as I could not have asked for a more friendly group of people to be with, and the venue was lovely.

The knowledge that Leisa has with regard to health and well-being is truly amazing and her lectures very interesting and informative. The support through the week was wonderful and when we did finally eat food after the detox, it was fabulous. I found this week to be one of the best things I have ever done and I look forward to doing it again in the future.

I would highly recommend Embracing Life! Retreats to everyone.

This is my first retreat detox and I am amazed at the wealth of knowledge I have learnt , the amazing raw food I have eaten and the lovely like-minded people I have met. Congratulations Leisa, I’m so happy I met you.

Even though I have done other detoxification programs, I still found this an extremely valuable and enjoyable learning experience. Leisa is such an inspiring person and so passionate about health that one feels motivated to make changes in ones lifestyle and eating habits. The juices and food are so delicious and easy to make. Information on the Green Smoothie Challenge; that one can go on the website, obtain recipes etc, just the idea of commitment to doing this is so good, so easy and this information can be given to family and friends. The staff at the retreat are all such beautiful, knowledgeable informed people and the other participants so enthused and friendly that the experience is a positive, supportive one. I can wholeheartedly recommend this retreat. Thank you Leisa & staff.

I am so grateful to my family for giving me this time, and I really loved it and in return, learned a lot so I can nurture them with everything I experienced. Thank you all for your love and support. Oh! Wisdom and healing.

I thought my lifestyle was healthy and balanced until spending a week with Leisa at the Embracing Life! Retreat at Uki. I have been inspired, motivated and educated to eat more raw foods. Her attention to detail was impeccable and I have come away feeling nurtured and energised. My experience here has been life changing!! Anyone wishing to improve mind, body and spirit can not afford to miss her next retreat. I will be back next year!

I came to the retreat knowing that I was to be here, I had NO questions about that. I was in need of time out on all levels of my being. No physical illness, but I didn’t want to wait for one occur. Prevention is better than cure!! As we all know! The retreat fulfilled every aspect. There was time alone to reconnect and find myself. There was knowledge, time with the group, lectures and discussions. The physical body was rested, cleansed, nurtured, sunned, pampered and fed wonderful raw food. Friendships were made from very old friends from another time. A place where you could be with like-minded souls, sometimes that is rare. The whole package is just fantastic! Life changing on many, many levels. Thank you again for creating this space, I was truly honoured to be here!

Thanks Embracing Life! Girls, I had a very relaxing, happy week. Learnt heaps!

I don’t want anyone to know about the great experience I had at the Embracing Life! Retreat….
I don’t want to write this…
I really don’t want to write this…

I want to send my terminally ill friend to the next retreat.
I want to send my totally exhausted friend to the next retreat.
I want to send the friend who has just maybe survived cancer to the next retreat AND I want to come myself.

So that’s 4 places. Then I know that the other beautiful women and men I have spent this last week with are also going to want to send ones they love and want to help. There is just no room for the throng that will arrive when word gets out about Leisa and the life changing information she has to impart! Leisa – you need to take an apprentice on now!

Travelling across the continent to WA! It was a pleasure to meet so many new people and to also meet those that I had only spoken to over the phone. A wonderful group of people to spend a week with!

The return on my investment (ROI) exceeded my expectations. I came to the retreat looking for an “instant fix” to my health issues and instead rediscovered my passion and purpose. The challenge now will be to keep the momentum. The way is so much clearer now the fog has lifted. A lot more work to do but I have cleansed the physical body and kick-started a healthier lifestyle and topped up the emotional tank along the way. Leisa and her team live the healthy life. An empowering, life changing experience that has raised the bar in so many ways. Well done ladies.

The Embracing Life! Retreat has motivated me to do some deep soul searching. On reflection, I find it is easy to neglect myself in the “busy buzz” of everyday living. This inspirational retreat has got me back on track to healthy eating and to take some time out for self nurturing – me time. Thanks so much to Leisa and The Team.