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We only live once so to be open to new ways, is I believe, a priority in life. Life is for living – and eating live food allows you to live in luxury and abundance. Leisa in her very caring and loving way shows us a new way – a new direction.

I am amazing how our body is open to be cured of any disease if we give it the best food. If you are looking at nurturing yourself and living a life of real joy and quality them come to a retreat with Leisa.

This was my first raw food retreat with Leisa. I had an amazing week, met fabulous people and learnt so much regarding healthy lifestyle, detox and raw food. Leisa covered a broad range of topics, providing practical information to assist us to integrate this as a way of life. I am really looking forward to participating in another retreat soon!

Everyone should do this raw food retreat! If you want to heal your body, mind and soul form the ground up, you won’t be disappointed with what you will learn and experience with raw food. Leisa is a fountain of knowledge and a benevolent soul who is sharing this essential information with the world. What you will learn at her retreat is invaluable – you’d be crazy to miss it!

Leisa’s depth of knowledge blew my mind – I was glued to the lectures. The food was awesome and the staff were fantastic. Anyone who has the slightest interest in their health must come to one of Leisa’s retreats. And make sure you bring your loved one along too – we must get this information out!

From our vodka drinking, meat eating girl, to our resident comedians, this was a retreat to remember!

I arrived at the Embracing Life Retreat in a mess. I have always enjoyed a great life full of joy and happiness. Then 6 months ago – I fell ill with several viruses. After several blood and urine tests – I was put on a series of antibiotics – which cleared up the first issue but left me with side effects which then required further medication.

Needless to say – when I arrived at the retreat in a desperate state, I had been feeling sick, lethargic and exhausted for over six months – which felt more like a lifetime.I came to the Retreat in desperation to try and sort out my continuous health issues.

What a great decision that was.

One of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

After six short days of detox and health education, I am cured of all my side effects from the prescription drugs, I feel like a teenager again – full of energy and inspiration. I am sleeping well. It is truly hard to try and explain the difference it has made to my life.

As happy as my friends and family are – they are finding it hard to keep up with the new me.

Although I am only 49 years old – I am going to make sure the Queen has my correct mailing address so she can send the birthday card for my 100th birthday.

Thank you to Leisa, Sally, Jo and Trish for the most wonderful week. And for giving me back the joy of being alive. All my friends and family would also like to thank you.

Coming here was an awakening for me on many levels, firstly the importance of nutrition and body balance – emotionally, spiritually and physically.

The retreat has been a wonderful gift that has taught me to take time out to care and nurture myself on all these levels, so I can move on in a more empowered and healthy way.

I have met and shared stories and learned from Leisa and a whole bunch of wonderful, interesting and caring people. I am forever grateful for the tools you have provided and the direction of my first steps to embracing health on my journey.

I am a 21 year old, meat-eating, vodka-drinking girl. I have never even considered going raw – until going to Leisa’s retreat. I didn’t realise how much flavour, variety of dishes and amazing health benefits there are to eating raw food! Leisa and Jo’s food preparation classes were really interesting and I am surprised by how easy it all is! Plus the food prepared tastes AMAZING! After 6 days of massages, detoxing, great information, a fantastic group of people and unbelievably delicious food, I have no doubt that from now on the way I eat and my lifestyle will be different. Thank you Leisa for helping me to be a healthier, better me!!

The Embracing Life! Retreat is a truly wonderful experience, a chance to learn, heal and detox with a great like-minded group. Leisa is a marvelous host, who is incredibly knowledgeable in a holistic way. The gourmet raw food is amazing, and the recipes and (un)cooking demonstrations have given me some truly healthy and very simple, yet very tasty ideas for meals to make at home, even though I’ve been experimenting with raw for a while now.

Leisa manages to blend some of the best aspects of a luxury spa, with real healing and the result is wonderful. I will be back.

I procrastinated for ages before finally coming along – I’m so glad I did. The retreat reminded me of the power of good living and lifestyle and taught me a lot new things too. The juices were varied and interesting and the raw food absolutely delicious!

The Embracing Life! Retreat is the perfect place to learn how to heal and nurture yourself and put yourself first for a change. Here, nestled in the mountains of Uki, I was a million miles away from things that stressed me and filled my day, and small miracles started shining through.

The fasting experience was gentle on my body (to my surprise) as I have never done It before and it leaves you feeling clean and light and quite proud of yourself!! The raw food was delicious and time spent chatting over dinner, lunch & brekky was lots of fun. Most importantly for me was learning how to take better care of myself and my family – Leisa and her staff showed us how to prepare delicious, easy, healthy meals and provided lots of information to take home and digest. Thank you Leisa, Trish, Sally and Jo – I will definitely be back!

I am so grateful to have had an opportunity to relax and detox in such a supportive and beautiful environment. The structure to each day had the right balance of free time and informative group sessions. Leisa assembled a brilliant support team who looked after us all so amazingly. Leisa created such a wonderful informal atmosphere that after six days, life-long friendships have been made. I now feel equipped to begin a new phase of health. I am excited by the prospect of optimum health and energy which has come out of six days of re-education about good food – and sampling it!

The best detox I have had! It was wonderful, the people were great and Leisa, Sally, Jo and Trish are fantastic hosts. Thanks for my great time!

I am on my way to finding my life again, I have been very lost since I truly found out how my now ex-husband treated me. Unfortunately for me I believed it all. This retreat has given me the tools for a better way to live, my physical may not change too much, it is the spirituality, my being and soul which I need to transform myself, so by eating well, looking after one individual, I can accomplish this.

The retreat has got me back on track and given me direction in how I want to live my life, that is – MY LIFE. By being physically healthy I am looking forward to improved energy. They are small changes for big steps. Thank you Leisa. xxxx