The Power Cleanse.
A week long intensive cleanse for people wanting serious change in their lives. As long as you already more or less understand the principles of naturopathy
then this may be the one for you. It is a serious challenge for most people and you cannot expect to feel physically, mentally and emotionally good all week. Long held emotions are often pushed
to the surface to be released and many people want a lot of quiet time to themselves to reflect, however we are also experts at facilitating people through the transformation of whatever may come to the surface and provide a safe and supportive environment. The gardens of Rhiw Goch are perfect for self reflection!
You could even choose to camp and have a space completely on your own to retreat to, while saving some money too. Exercise and fresh air are also very important
to move waste and deepen the cleanse, every day will include opportunities for walks, bike rides, Tai chi/Chi Kung (qigong) or yoga.
The regime that is presented is more intense than more common ones that are based solely on raw food and juices.
There are fibrous drinks including other substances to absorb any possible irritants passing through the gut
that would otherwise make us feel more unwell on a cleanse.
The food comprises a single richly varied raw vegan meal. The whole regime is
very low in any form of sugar, even natural ones. There is a morning smoothie of citrus,
oil and other spices such as fresh ginger. With limited food the body
naturally turns its resources onto cleansing rather than digestion and
assimilation of food. This is an essential naturopathic principle.
There is a frequent low level but potent natural nutrient intake to help stimulate the process.
The two daily large juices are freshly made from non-sweet
vegetables in a high quality masticating juicer. This gives us electrolytes and other minerals in their natural raw organic forms,
plant hormones and enzymes, chlorophyll and other beneficial nutrients.
There are plentiful amounts of the maximum strength liquid organic colloidal
minerals from Utah - a full-spectrum organic trace mineral supplement. It is the
longest selling supplement on the US market! In body electronics it has been
used extensively by many hundreds if not thousands of people over 30 years or
Circulation and Movement
This has always been at the core of naturopathy - circulation of blood and
lymph can be temporarily enhanced in several ways including exercise, and this
forms a crucial part of any such programme.
More Internal Work
During a cleanse at Rhiw Goch you will be away from civilisation, you can stop your normal busy day to day life.
This tends to bring all that internal stuff closer to the surface making it a good time to make progress - allow your stuff some air time! Tools such as breathwork,
pointholding and naturopathic hydrotherapy techniques can be used to help these processes along.
as it has come to be called in naturopathic circles. This is often in the form of material
shaped like the intestines. Specific plant substances facilitate this process,
having an astringent effect on the gut, or enhancing peristalsis to loosen any
freshly exuded or pre-existing waste material. Once this material has passed,
the stools return to a normal consistency and colour despite being on the same
Who Might Want to Do Such A Regime?
The week attracts therapists and people who have been
working on themselves spiritually, emotionally and nutritionally for
some years - it is not a complete beginner's regime and it is certainly not easy. It is
not done in an environment where someone can come to be completely looked after, everyone must be self responsible to some degree. Everyone on
the week also needs to be physically able to share some of the
daily juice and food preparation tasks, making this an excellent opportunity to learn and share new recipes and techniques for healthy eating such as making sprouted seeds and sauerkraut.
£800 is the normal price for the week (7 days, 8 nights).
£650 is the reduced price if you have attended one or more cleanses previously with Peter Hinde or Katherine Armitage. This is because you will need less supervision and in turn be able to supervise others a little in jobs such as meal and juice preparation, which is a great help to us.
£250 is the non-refundable deposit payable 2 weeks in advance.
If the numbers increase on a cleanse week there will be options for a lesser price based on more sharing a room or camping in the laid out spaces in the garden.
If you would like to exchange doing a bit of work for a reduction in price please talk to us. The work may be gardening, diy or domestic jobs, or perhaps you have skills which are useful to us (your profession or your passtimes). Similarly if you are a therapist you might find other participants would like to receive a session from you, effectively giving you some income to pay for the course. If you let us know what you do in advance, we'll tell you if you can help us or we can advertise your skills as a therapist to the other participants.
Full Price: £800
1+ Previous Attendances: £650
Possible price reduction in exchange for work.
Three testimonies from Retreats in Devon in 2010
Attending and doing the
7 day retreat with Peter at the
ideal location in Combe Martin, Devon, proved to be one of the most
beneficial and enjoyable weeks I have ever spent. The B&B at
Cranleigh House was comfortable and homely with great hosts Katherine
and Stewart making the week a wonderful time. With Peter at the
helm the whole week's activities were well organised and pleasant.
There was 7 of us on the programme and we all became close friends. The Pointholding and Rebirthing
sessions were a sensation to all of us, and
rejuvenation of the mind body and spirit.
Personally, I was sorry when the time came to leave at the end.
Great value for the money paid.
Do hope the next event will be soon, as I do not want to miss.
Derek Moore, Billingham, Cleveland.
I found the week with Peter a truly healing and
profound experience. I left feeling more energised than I
have in years and was able to implement real change in my life when I
returned home. I was not expecting such deep results from a
week's course. I was particularly impressed by Peter's intuitive and
innate ability to tap into every participant's needs and the time he
took with each person with the pointholding to achieve real results.
Oona Hawley, Devon
Peter has a passion for
helping people to heal the parts of themselves which hold them back.
After my first week with him I had a new vision of the person that I
wanted to be, and couldn’t believe how joyful I found cleansing. Peter
is a compassionate and humourous companion in a retreat and his
knowledge of naturopathy and natural modalities in general
made me feel safe and reassured. I have recommended many people to see
him and intend to do many more retreats with him in the future.
Mary Lou, London