A Botanical Sensory Adventure
listen, see, touch, taste., breathe....experience
the beauty, culture & magic of
A perfectly blended culinary, cultural, cleansing adventure
Join us for a life changing
Botanical Sensory Adventure
Nakon si Thammarat
Elevate your mind/body/spirit/senses
Natural High Detox Spa Eco Retreat
March 1-8 2019
March 9-16 2019
Travel is one of the best ways to accelerate the development of our senses. Opening and allowing yourself to be immersed in another culture is life-changing. Traveling pushes us out of our comfort zone - we may be faced with many fears; flying, safety, not understanding a language and getting lost. When we decide to leave the comfort of our familiar lives and routines we also choose to grow - growth can only happen through change.
Restore, Renew & Discover
We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Natural High Detox Spa/Wellness Eco Retreat and Luna Chica! Together we have created a unique retreat package designed to nourish, renew, restore, and rejuvenate your entire body, mind, soul, and of course your senses. A perfect combination of gentle cleansing, educational workshops, consultations, excursions, and cultural immersion blended together to create a true Sensory Adventure!
Enjoy a gentle cleanse to restore your mind, body, and spirit on a private beach with turquoise-colored waters, white sandy beaches, and fresh coconuts . Relax in the hammock after your Thai massage, herbal steam bath, or jump into the salty ocean for a relaxing swim with PINK dolphins..
Sip on fresh coconut water, exotic fruit & veggie juices, herbal infusions. Enjoy mouthwatering botanical (plant-based) cuisine and creations designed to energize your body and tantalize your tastebuds.
Immerse yourself in the magical culture of Thailand. Learn how to prepare a traditional Thai meal, herbal infusions & botanical elixirs. Forage for traditional wild herbs & foods. Visit a local market overflowing with fresh fruits, vegetables, and color. Explore some of the most beautiful untouched, off the beaten path, nature spots on the planet including rivers, hot springs, waterfalls and sacred cave temples.
This Retreat is For You If:
You have been feeling tired, fatigued, overwhelmed; experiencing low energy and lack of motivation..
You are ready for a life changing experience.
In need of restoring and rejuvenating your mind, body & spirit - think beach massage, sunshine, white sandy beaches, floating in warm turquoise-colored waters, , herbal steam baths, whole fresh foods & juices, yoga, walking, and meditation.
You are interested in experiencing hidden ancient cave temples, natural water falls, hot springs, pink dolphins (yes really!), and the magical culture of THAILAND.
You are longing to re-connect with nature, yourself and the natural rhythms of your mind, body, and spirit.
You are ready to elevate your senses & wellbeing and commit to taking care of YOU.
Awakening to the sound of the ocean. Floating in warm turquoise waters as you feel your stress slowly melting away.
Exploring a variety of locations rich in history, culture, and nature.
Nourishing and Pampering your body with whole fresh food (always vegetarian and vegan options), juices, herbal elixirs, steam baths, essential oils, yoga, beach massage and spa treatments.
Discovering ancient as well as modern natural techniques to promote health, well-being, and balance.
Are YOU ready to take a life-changing journey with us?
Fresh: Local Botanical Whole Foods & Juices, Fruits, Veggies, Herbs.
Nature Therapy: Connect with your senses and the natural rhythm of the earth, sun, moon, stars, & sea. Feel stress melting as your body, mind, & spirit are swept away by warm ocean breezes while floating in turquoise waters. Perhaps even
have a dance with a PINK dolphin. (I have my fingers crossed for this one)
Health & Wellness : Nutrient Dense Juices, Infusions, & Whole Foods to restore and energize, Herbal Steam Baths, Yoga, Essential Oils, Nature Therapy!
Historical Exploration: Ancient temples, Traditional Spa treatments, boat tour to hot springs & waterfalls,
Shopping : Colorful Local Foods & Herbs and Artisan Markets
Relax: Restore, reboot, Bliss, Love, JOY
Return: home feeling LIGHT, clear, refreshed, renewed, connected, fulfilled, inspired, motivated.
Natural High Detox Spa & Wellness Eco Retreat
Nakon si Thammarat (NST) Thailand
Nakon si Thammarat (or NST) is a well known region of Thailand on the Gulf of Siam, famed for its multitude of ancient temples including cave temples, set against a backdrop of mountains and waterfalls which are part of the enormous networks of Royal Thai National Parks.
The area is also well known for organic farming, marvelous fresh food markets and great flea markets in town at the weekends. NST and Surat Thani are home to several world famous meditation centers.
We will be staying at Natural High Detox, a well known cleansing spa and wellness center founded by Sarah-Jane Goodall from the UK. (more about Sarah-Jane below). Our beach front accommodations are located on a the coastline of Khanom, lined with coconut trees and miles of sandy white beaches famous for the unusual pink dolphins of Khanom (do not be surprised if one swims by you). This location is one of the few unspoiled beaches left on the planet and we want to take you there : ) If that's not enough - there are mountains, rivers, hot springs, & waterfalls too!
Although all meals & beverages are included in the package, if you feel you need something more - there is a juice bar & cafe located on the premises. "Our beach front cafe is housed in a large, airy, classic Thai ''Ban Mai'' or wooden house. We are open daily. Our vibe is relaxed, quiet with good music, hammocks and salas for the ultimate castaway chillout. All our ingredients are locally sourced organic produce. Enjoy our wonderful freshly made juices and delicious vegetarian and raw food menu."
This is going to be an EPIC sensory adventure! Really hope you can join us!
Investment in Yourself:
Rate based on double occupancy.
Private room may be available for an additional fee.
8 days 7 nights - 2 opportunities
Join us for 1 or 2 weeks
March 1-8 2019
March 9 - 16 2019
Sign up by December 31, 2018 and save $150
$500 deposit is required to hold your space.
Space is limited - registration will close once all spaces are full.
Full payment is due by February 1, 2019
Payment Plans are available.
6 months or more - full refund - less deposit.
Less than 6 months - 50% - less deposit
Less than 60 days - non-refundable
Contact us for payment information.
Itinerary and activities subject to change.
Note: All travelers must purchase travel insurance.
Not include in Package: Airfare, shopping, spa treatment services or additional excursions, beverages and meals outside of the itinerary.
8 days - 7 nights Beach Front Accommodations
Guided Gentle Detox Cleanse
Colonic Irrigation (optional)
Detox kit (probiotics, lavender oil, dry brush, tongue cleaner, mossie spray, etc.)
Consultations before, during, and after cleanse
Workshops (food prep-after detox maintenance, recipes)
3 daily plant-based meals designed for optimal energy and cleansing - including fresh breakfast juices
Herbal Steam Baths
Daily yoga & Meditation (optional)
Massage (YES please!)
Excursions to Waterfalls, Hot springs, Ancient Temples
Traditional Thai cooking class
Farewell party with traditional Thai beach BBQ
List of what to bring, help with finding best rates for airfare.
Assistance with planning and traveling for those wanting to further explore Thailand before or after the retreat.
And.......some special surprises
Of course all activities are optional. The cleansing package is designed as a gentle detox - appropriate for most individuals. If you are not sure about the cleanse but really want to join us in Thailand, there is a lovely cafe/restaurant on site. Honestly though, once you see, taste, and experience the juices and foods, I think your hesitations will disappear. In addition, for those wanting a deeper more intense cleanse, a full package can be provided for an additional fee.
(Natural High Detox )
"I am super EXCITED to be offering this retreat ~ can't wait to share my passions with you!"
Michelle is a co-creator and owner of Luna Chica & Turquoise Barn. She is a certified vegan living & raw food chef & instructor, natural lifestyle consultant, retreat facilitator, herbal alchemist, reiki practitioner, artist, jeweler, mother, wild food enthusiast, botanical cuisine aficionado. Michelle graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in Fine Arts - Sculpture. She also graduated as a gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, CA and studied jewelry design & manufacturing at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She is currently enrolled at the Herbal Institute to continue learning and exploring her passion for all things herby.
Michelle has been learning and practicing whole food and natural living for over 25 years since she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1985. In addition to hosting workshops and retreats at Turquoise Barn, she has also lectured and taught at a variety of schools and universities, as well as private events.
Her love of travel has lead to taking her retreats on the road and in the sky.
Sarah-Jane Goodall is the owner of Natural High Detox Spa & Wellness Center in Thailand with a highly professional and dedicated. British managed team that has been detoxing clients in Thailand for over 20 years. She specializes in tailor made detox programs with a strong focus on one to one attention and guidance for the individual.
Natural High Detox offers a range of fasting, detox and weight loss, spa programs that include self administered colonic irrigation in our beach front spa here in Thailand. Our aim is to offer you a unique insight into how simple and easy fasting can be, how gentle and natural it should be and to help people who are increasingly concerned about the levels of toxins that surround them in their daily lives and environment.
Juice Bar and Raw Food Cafe
Our beach front cafe is housed in a large, airy, classic Thai ''Ban Mai'' or wooden house. We are open daily. Our vibe is relaxed, quiet with good music, hammocks and salas for the ultimate castaway chillout. Thai and oil massage are available for non fasters. All our ingredients are locally sourced organic produce. Enjoy our wonderful freshly made juices and delicious vegetarian and raw food menu.
Do I need a passport or visa? You will need a valid passport with at least a 6 month window prior to expiration. U.S. , Canadian, and most of Europe do not need a Visa to travel to Thailand. .If you need a passport, allow at least 6-8 weeks from time of application to receive or you can pay an additional fee and have it expedited.
Is it safe to travel in Thailand? Just like anywhere else including the U.S., there are certain areas that are more dangerous than others. We will be traveling to SAFE areas geared mainly for tourists. Crime happens everywhere; anywhere you travel, you need to use common sense and take standard precautions, i.e. be aware of your surroundings, don't flash valuables around, and don't leave your wallet on the beach, be respectful of local traditions.
Will we have food during the cleanse or just juices? Our package is for a "gentle" cleanse which means we will be eating fresh clean botanical food in addition to juices. For those who may be experienced with cleansing and desire a more intensive juicing only cleanse, we can accommodate you for an additional fee. Contact us for more information.
Do I need to prepare for the cleanse? To get the most out of your experience we recommend some preparation prior to the cleanse. When you register, we will send you instructions and a consultation with more details on preparation before, during, and after the cleanse..
Do I have to eat vegetarian or vegan? Although this retreat includes all vegan/vegetarian meals as part of our cleanse, there will be meat and seafood options available at the on-site cafe. However, these are not included in the cost of the retreat.
What should I bring? When you reserve your space, we will send you a detailed information sheet of what to bring (and what not to bring) to ensure you are comfy and cozy and well prepared for the trip.
Can you help me with my flight? Yes - we can guide you to help find the best flights & prices from your location.