Firstly, the Mana retreat centre is amazing. We have individual accommodation set in a relaxing natural setting. My bedroom is surrounded by ferns and looks out on to trees and water. It is a very relaxing place to come and allows people to really unwind and get away from it all. I am really enjoying the natural bush, birds and vistas, with a remarkable view of the Milky Way at night.
Our meals have been prepared using Ian Gawler recommendations i.e. no dairy or sugar, mainly raw food with vegetable juices twice a day. The food has been incredible and prepared by a range of cooks and WWOOFers who work at the retreat centre.
As for the cancer healing programme, Jasmina has done a fabulous job. Each day, we start at 7.30 with Tai Chi followed by breakfast at 8am. We then do combinations of EFT healing, seminars on lifestyle and nutrition, meditations, yoga, walks and a lot else thrown in. In the evenings, we do meditation and watch an educational DVD. The programme has been very unique and cancer specific.
There are 8 of us here and we are fast forming a tightknit group. It has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to updating you on how the rest of the retreat goes and what I learned. It has been an enjoyable and healing week.