Frequently Asked Questions
We believe it really important that you arrive at the retreat with an awareness of the fact that at times of personal change and transformation, such as when we are attempting to break through to a new level of wellness or to overcome habits that have kept us from experiencing optimal health, there is potential to experience a sense of discomfort – and that this is a perfectly normal response. Even a simple change in diet can be quite challenging for some and can cause us to feel more emotional than usual. Any process that promotes cleansing and detoxification can also result in mild physical symptoms such as nausea, inflammation or constipation.
As health practitioners, we are aware of these phenomena, consider them an integral part of the healing process and endeavour to support you while you transition through it. This may mean discussing what is going on for you personally so that you understand the detoxification process, adjusting your program so that cleansing symptoms are lessened or adding in extra detoxification support so that you are better able to manage the symptoms.
Of course, many attendees do not experience any symptoms or discomfort at all, are able to embrace the healthy cuisine with enthusiasm and the integrate new information and health strategies with ease.
Your retreat package does not include your travel costs to and from the retreat venue. For convenience we liaise with a travel agent that is familiar with our retreat destinations:
With regards to optional adventure activities, these are delivered by reputable businesses and trained staff whose highest priority is your safety. Participation in these activities is optional and should be based on your own assessment of your fitness level and meeting the specific criteria for participation or exclusion as communicated by each activity provider.
Generally, most of our retreats feature raw, living food prepared by certified chefs. Meals range from simple and satisfying to gourmet as is appropriate for the focus of the day. As our retreats take place in different locations around the world, the range of fresh produce available can vary considerably so we adapt the menu to what is abundantly available.
We recognise the importance of feeling satisfied by what you eat, so we strive to ensure that plentiful quantities are on offer and that those needing a little extra sustenance are catered for.
Each Radiant Life retreat is designed to be a unique learning experience. Depending on the theme of the retreat you choose to attend, suitably qualified professionals will be in attendance to deliver services or share their skills and expertise with you. We are very conscientious to perform full credibility checks with all service providers that are directly or indirectly involved so that you are assured of receiving a high quality and safe retreat experience.
We also delight in partnering with some of the most gifted and experienced health practitioners from the field of natural medicine and complementary therapies. When this is the case, these practitioners may provide health related information based on their own personal experiences and training which may not align completely with the mainstream medical approach.
For this reason, we strongly suggest that you consider carefully whether any strategy is appropriate for your own unique situation and seek advice from a suitably qualified health or medical professional, especially if you currently take any medications to manage your health.