For me the above photo sums out the total 5 days of this detox. Every day was filled with treats! So many laughs, hugs, emotions, amazing juices, smoothies and soups, challenges, epiphanies and discipline! I loved it!
Above is the beautiful Jemma Gawned, owner of Naked Treaties and the creator of this 5 Day Sun Feast. The aim is to deliciously transition our bodies and minds into the new season with greater health, vitality, joy and clarity… and that we’ve done.
Below is the amazing Leela… my spiritual niece. Her Mum Peta has been my best friend since we were 3… we met on the dance floor at Byron Bays first dance academy in 1984 and it’s been love ever since.
My daily routine through out the detox went as follows:
5 Day Detox with Naked Treaties and friends.
6:15am Warm water with Lemon
Bike ride and discipline with my dogs
7:15am Coffee Enema (refer to previous post for details on this)
Get ready for day
8:15am Head to town to pick up supplies for todays feasting from Naked Treaties, Jonson St. Byron Bay.
8:30am Enjoy first green juice of the day
9:30am Head to studio to teach up to 3 hours of private lessons
10:30am First smoothie of the day (my favourite part!)
12:30pm Green juice
1:30pm Colonic (details below)
2:30pm Green Smoothie
3pm Infra Red Sauna
4:30pm prep studio for classes
5pm Raw vegan Soup
5:30pm Open studio
6-9pm Dance Classes @ Wild Studio
By the first evening you feel your mouth start to get furry… gross maybe but true. So we were advised to get these. Everyone should have one. Cleaning the bacteria (extra bacteria releases during a good detox).
This is the lovely Natalie whom I’ve only just met. She comes highly recommended by Jemma for her Colonic business. And now she comes highly recommended by me. I can’t imagine a more perfect being to assist someone through a colonic for their first time (or any time). She is open and warm, knowledgable and compassionate. She knows her stuff. I will be the first to admit that the idea (as much as I love the idea of it) was completely uncomfortable with the concept of a colonic. Natalie has the art of comfort down to a tea. She leaves the room humbly if you wish for privacy and is by your side massaging your belly at the ring of a bell.
There is a mind – gut connection and the gut is known as the second brain. The enteric nervous system is connected to the gut and we can be holding a lot of emotion in the bowels. Therefore it is important not to eat when angry or sad as our body holds on to that emotion as emotion is energy.
Colonics not only provide a cleansing & letting go on the physical level but there is also a letting go on an emotional and mental level. Many people experience a release of negative emotions, a feeling of lightness and increased clarity.
Colonics work on the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual bodies as all are interconnected.
I would like to give a huge and warm thanks to all involved, Natalie with your colonics and beautiful persona, Mina’s with your saunas and Brazilian Zouk chats, Jemma… so much to thank you for! Jemma… for your inspiration, motivation, clarity, direction, love, compassion, knowledge, passion and just for being you and doing it so well! Peta and Leela, the two of you added so many spectacular and warm moments to my day. Thank you for letting me photograph you. Thank you for the end of day sharing on how we’re feeling through the detox. Thank you for sharing the drive each morning to pick up our detox supplies. Peta thank you for being by my side for the last 30 years. I love you.
Natalie Purcell (B.Nat, I-ACT)
Byron Bay Detox Retreats
Mobile: 04586 33869
Infra Red Sauna:
Ph: (02) 6685 6792 or 0411 114 344
And of course the amazing Naked Treaties: