Why do a juice fast at Kawai Purapura?

HomeFood, Kawai Purapura, Yogic LifestyleWhy do a juice fast at Kawai Purapura?
2017-08-04T16:22:34+12:00April 24th, 2017|Food, Kawai Purapura, Yogic Lifestyle|

Juice fasting is a great way to kick start a cleansing process to assist with many methods that improve the body, mind and spirit. Perhaps you want to lose weight? Or you may want to start a journey where you can stop damaging habits such as smoking, over-eating or a caffeine addiction? Maybe you’d like to cultivate a stronger connection to your spirit by turning your attention inwards and focussing on ways to serve your body positively? You can find out more about the benefits of fasting here.


Whatever your reason, joining us at Kawai Purapura for a Raw Food & Juice Detox Winter Retreat is a great way to get started on your journey. Apart from the stunning location and the expert advice you will receive during the retreat, here some wonderful benefits of doing a juice cleanse at Kawai Purapura:

Professional guidance

Louise Darragh-Law October 2015Your fasting journey will be done under the guidance of Louise Darragh-Law from Raw Veda. Louise has over 30 years of experience in many fields including homeopathy, Ayurveda medicine, naturopathy and medical herbalism. She has also spent the past 6 years studying Rongoa Maori Medicine, a traditional indigenous practice that uses plants to treat ailments in a holistic way.

Louise brings her vast knowledge to Kawai Purapura and will guide you through every step of the cleansing process. You will be provided with and shown how to prepare all the ingredients for your juice cleanse and raw food meals in an environment that will ensure you practice your fast in the healthiest possible way. Louise will not only guide you into the process but impart her knowledge onto you so that you can take it away and use it to do your own cleansing practice at home.



Only 30 minutes away from Auckland yet in a space that feels so far removed from the bustle of the city, Kawai Purapura is set in 19 acres of tranquil woodland where you’ll be able connect with nature and take time out from the hum of everyday life. As part of the retreat, you will go on bush walks and learn about Rongoa with Louise and pick your own native teas that can be used to support your fast.

Kawai Purapura activities


To support your fast, Kawai Purapura has a number of daily yoga and meditation classes for you to take part in to help keep you focused and relaxed. Alternatively feel free to spend some time alone to practice with access to our calming lounge area and sacred outdoor spaces amongst the native bush. You can also take a swim in the outdoor pool and unwind in the sauna and spa.

“Fasting controls passion. It checks the emotions. It controls the senses also. It is a great penance. It purifies the mind and the heart. It destroys a multitude of sins. Fasting controls the tongue in particular which is the deadliest enemy of man.”
  – Swami Sivananda

Do something amazing for your body and mind by joining us at Kawai Purapura for our Detox Retreats.

Blog post by Rina Deb