Raw Food & Juice Fast Detox Retreats at Kawai Purapura


15 – 21 May

Talks and discussions

Louise will offer daily talks on the many different ways of fasting and their benefits; and the variety of beliefs about where toxicity comes from. She will also lead discussions on the detox process as it unfolds and offer her trademark secrets and tricks to make fasting easier. (Bring a diary to write your experience).

Individual Fasting Retreats can also be arranged. Book your place today!


Kawai Purapura is offering Fasting and Raw Food Retreats under the professional guidance of Louise Darragh-Law, who brings her skills and expertise from over thirty years as naturopath, homoeopath, medical herbalist and ayurvedic practitioner – and in the past six years, she has studied Rongoa Maori Medicine in mature, native New Zealand bush.

Why fast? In the early days, people fasted towards the end of winter because their food stocks ran out. They took advantage of a natural cleansing opportunity. Today, there is so much food about that we eat far more than we need, a lot of it is processed and often indigestible, we never take a day off from eating and therefore never get rid of the waste that builds up and causes disease.


  • 5 Day Juice Fast 

You will be provided with and join in preparation of all the necessary liquids (juice, broth, herbs) to sustain you safely trough out the week’s retreat.

  • 2 Day Raw Food Retreat Weekend

During this time, Louise will guide you through the process of preparing (and eating) 100% raw meals, and you will go away with recipes and a new understanding of how to successfully follow a well-balanced Raw Food Regime.

  • 7 Day Inclusive

Includes five days Juice Fast and two days Raw Foods.

Day 5 marks the first step back to eating and will largely focus on how to break the fast wisely.

Liquid diet

You will be provided with and join in the preparation of all the necessary liquids (juice, broth, herbs) to sustain you safely throughout the week’s retreat.

Bush walks

Bush Walks will include discussion of Rongoa and we’ll pick some native teas that will help our fasting process

Daily activities

Daily activities will include yoga and meditation classes, bush walks, sauna, spa and pool.

Body work

Offered for those wanting to indulge or give an extra charge to the cleansing process
– Massage ($70 1 hr)
– Shirodhara ($70 ½ hr)
– Reflexology ($35 ½ hr)
– Indian head massage ($35 ½ hr)


Please note that early bird ends 4 weeks prior to the start of each program.

  • 5 Day Juice Fast Detox: $595 early bird ($625 full price)
  • 2 Day Raw Food Retreat: $275 early bird ($305 full price)
  • 7 Day Total Detox: $825 early bird ($855 full price)

Note that the prices do not include accomodation.

If you wish to stay at Kawai Purapura during the retreat the following accomodation options are available:

  • Single room $65 per night
  • Budget single $45 per night
  • Twin share $45 per night
  • Camping $15 per night


Deposit: $75 secures your place; transferable within 6 months; non-refundable unless course is cancelled.
Fasts can be extended up to seven days or longer, charged at $135 per day (includes juices, yoga and meditation classes).

Early bird must be paid in full 7 days prior to commencement of programme. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course if less than 3 bookings. You will be informed of this 1 week before the course.

No refund if you cancel within the 7 days prior to commencement of a course.

For more information please contact Louise at wellness@kawaipurapura.co.nz, or check Louise’s website.

“Louise, on my evaluation form I forgot to put how amazing, skilled and gentle the yoga teachers were during our time there. Could you please pass this on the team who organise these things?
Take care.”
Kind Regards