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This is my first detox retreat experience and it won’t be my last! It has been an empowering time in many aspects. The knowledge I have gained and confirmed will keep me on the path of good health for life. I will always remember this time and how great I’m beginning to feel and look, to keep inspired. Thank you Leisa and team, I really wish that we cross paths again. P.S. Be kind to your colon!

Meeting Leisa is like meeting an old friend – her warmth, humility, passion and life experiences are phenomenal! To have the opportunity to partake in that wealth of knowledge is a privilege. I gained so much from this retreat and would recommend it to anybody. It absolutely exceeded my expectations and I look forward to putting into practice all that I have learnt! Thank you Leisa and team.

Our inaugural Bali Retreat was amazing! The first international Embracing Life! Retreat was held at Villa Gaia in Ubud, Bali and it was such a beautiful spot to do a retreat such as this one. It was eight nights long, and we participated in a four day juice fast, transformational breathing, daily yoga, massage, colonics, sound-healing and shopping trips, as well as learning so much in the lectures and the discussions we had. It was a fantastic group of people and we certainly formed a bond during the retreat, that I hope will endure for some time to come!


As an allopathic physician, I came to heal myself and also to learn about different approaches to health. Leisa did a great job of presenting thorough and balanced information about more holistic approaches to health and wellness, while respecting my professional background as well. This sort of collaboration is the way of the future and very important.

Leisa, You are a true inspiration. You are beautiful on both the inside and out and that’s exactly what you have helped me to do on this brilliant Bali Retreat. Words of love and thanks will never be enough for the joy and excitement you have created in me. This information you have provided will be so beneficial and helped me advance the raw food journey by a year. It really would have taken me a year of study and food preparation courses to bring me up to speed and where I leave this retreat. Without doubt this will be one of many more retreats I will be attending.

The retreat in Bali was an exceptional week. The food was outstanding – even the juices during the four day fast were enough to take away any thoughts of whole food. At the end of the week I felt brilliant. Full of energy and totally refreshed. The holistic approach of the detox, sauna, yoga and colonics was great, definitely need to get away to be able to do all this!

I came into this retreat with the lowest energy along with quite a history of anxiety and depression. I had experimented with many diets and alternative healing therapies as westernized medicine never worked for me. At first the juicing was not going down very well, but after the introduction of green smoothies I felt like I had struck gold! The regular yoga practice really helped get me balanced emotionally along with the healthy juices. After incorporating the raw foods, colonics and massages my energy sky rocketed! The daily lectures and group activities inspired me to actually WANT to feel healthy and energetic again. I am now wanting to take a yoga teacher training course and pursue a raw food diet as well as share all this information with my family and friends.

I am not new to Raw Foods but knew little about detoxification and retreats, so I was totally without expectations but very curious and eager to learn. Leisa is not only a charming, lovely person but a professional in her field. Her knowledge and expertise is nothings short of remarkable and her experience belies her young age. She presented what could have been boring lectures with charisma, credibility and profound knowledge. Her entire team did her proud – Leisa’s fierce passion and desire to help people comes across in everything she says and does with sincerity and truth. For me, it was a total “WOW!!!” experience and one which leaves me hungry for more. I pray future opportunities will manifest themselves to me – Leisa may tire of seeing my face again and again!

The very first eight day Byron Bay retreat was an incredible experience, with a fantastic, diverse group of people – it was truly a transformational journey! I think the eight days really allowed us to get to know one another better and form some amazing friendships and support networks. We couldn’t have asked for better weather – Byron Bay was at its magical best, with brilliant blue skies, warm days to enjoy the beach (including the whales and dolphins) and that beautiful healing energy that is Byron. The combination of the incredible work of our Ka-huna massage therapists, the transformational breathing work, the yoga, sound healing, the talks and THE FOOD (oh… the food!!) – made it a very holistic experience that we all got a lot out of. Much love to you all!


The 5 day fast was amazing, and I felt fantastic afterwards, it was such a relaxing week! Leisa you are fantastic! Your energy is inspirational! I love you to bits!

A perfect 5 day fast to kick start my sluggish system back onto the right track. A brilliant way to consolidate healthy food choices, remind you of your body’s wisdom and a most restful escape from a busy schedule. I’ll be back next year!

Being a Practitioner of Natural Medicine, I have been strong for so many seeking help and support, together with carrying an inaugural development project of 37 apartments on my own has been somewhat daunting. I knew I was on the brink of a complete meltdown…… ready for a total “makeover”. It’s not about strength, it’s about balance!! This Retreat has detoxed, rejuvenated, restored and revitalised me completely, and it’s only the beginning of a new way of living! The culmination of Leisa’s collective experience is evident in her ability to package a comprehensive program, with the insight to select the right type of venue, impart relevant health information supported with the right balance of different hand picked specialists to enhance the detox process of body, mind and emotions. Our bodies were stretched each morning with yoga. Our digestive system was given the opportunity to be spring cleaned with juices and colonic irrigation. Our taste buds were re-educated to relish fresh food, for we have largely lost the meaning of real food. Fresh, wholsesome food being more satisfying as our bodies can absorb real nutrients to keep us well. Being a foodie, the pleasure of raw cuisine is ecstatic under the creative magic of masterchef Julie Mitsios showcasing raw cuisine at an international 5 star level! The ultimate unexpected ecstasy was the Kahuna massages, the power of therapeutic touch together with singing was a primal experience, taking me back to my childhood of unconditional love. All in all this Retreat was a life changing experience worth every cent!! I’ve been to many Health Retreats and this has been by far the most memorable….. I’m inspired to make better choices with fresh food, natural nutrition, to share what I’ve learnt and experienced with my family, friends and patients, thank you Leisa.

The retreat changed the way I think about food. I left with the foundations to make smarter food choices for myself and my family. A great kick-start along the path to healthier (and happier) living – thanks Leisa! Who would have thought a 5 day juice fast (feast), plus 2 days raw food (thanks Julie), great venue and awesome Ange and delightful Dorothy – could be so enlightening…and I haven’t even mentioned the massage.

Great juices and food, very relaxing and re-energising – leaving feeling great!