What people say about their retreat
At the end of each detox retreat, many people are keen to share their experiences. Many are striking, some are emotional, but all are authentic and unscripted. All of these video testimonials are recorded at the end of their week's stay with us. Some people prefer to write about their experience and you can read those here. You can also read about participants experiences on tripadvisor by following this link.
The body is its own doctor. When you fast, it has the opportunity to do what it needs to do. You can feel it. *
I thought I would really struggle - through my bad relationship with food - but all week, I have never felt better.*
Such a wealth of information and different approaches. Take a leap of faith - you're in great hands here.*
I expected good things, as I had heard as much, but they exceeded my expectations. I now feel revitalised, refreshed and alive. *
It was way less difficult that I expected, and there was masses of time filled with creativity and lightness. *
I'm 68 years old, and came to support my wife.
But I lost a stone, and my blood pressure returned to normal. *
I’ve lost a stone, yet feel alive, focused and energised. So professional but caring, deliberate and appropriate. *
Em : Continuing my healing journey with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism & Epstein-Barr.
Alex : I came to rid myself of years of antibiotics *
I have suffered Liver Sepsis, gall bladder issues, and hypothyroidism. I used to think it was expensive, but it is the best money I have spent, ever. *
Mother and daughter - came for weight loss, confused by all the contradictions online. The team have stripped all that away and surpassed everything we thought. *
I came for the fasting. For my skin, leaky gut, and histamine issues driven by SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). Everything is now much calmer. *
I loved the somatic approach, it touches much more than the physical, it is a holistic experience. *
Dan : I was terrified at even missing a meal, but the support was great.
Angela : My 3rd with Sura - The fasting clears your head, and builds your energy up. *
I have done 6 different retreats, and particularly this one is a life-changing experience. *
Pete : I was feeling very stressed, and it has been a life-changer.
Louise : If you don’t do it, you’re missing out… *
Fasting is easier than you think.
It's a very nurturing, kind environment. *
I arrived with a broken collar bone, and in a sling.
Now I have more mobility than I have every had. *
I was expecting the process to be a lot more difficult.
I've grown a lot as a result, & it was actually enjoyable. *
So well organised, and well thought out...
11 out of 10 from me ! *
I never thought I could fast, but I needed to lose weight. I lost 10Kgs. *
I had eczema, and now my skin looks amazing - I haven't scratched it once !
Be brave, go ahead, and you won't regret it. *
The benefits are so apparent. I can contribute much more in the world when I feel great and my brain is functioning 100%. *
Pat : I suffer from asthma and bronchitis, and it has been excellent.
Anne : It has been difficult for me, but has been worth every minute. *
I have come away with a bigger sense of just what my body is capable of. *
It has been great to escape, reset and come away feeling full of energy, and full of life. It has been amazing. *
I was looking to reboot my gut after some years of stress.
The team are both compassionate and passionate. *
I had no idea how much beautifully unbiassed information would be communicated. Demystifying so much about diet. *
I’m plumber by trade, & I found the environment very liberating.
I am so grateful I was open-minded enough to come here. *
I was seeking some kind of relief from Parkinson’s, and the associated anxiety. I was able to relax more than in years. *
The worst and best week EVER !
You'll be so proud of yourself that you did it. *
I gave myself this gift, and it has been the greatest gift I could have given myself. *
I came to deal with my lack of motivation and my drinking. I feel I have really benefitted. *
Carol : My Psoriasis has disappeared !!!
Wendy : I now believe there are some things I can do to treat my MS. *
Su : It’s much better than a fancy spa because it actually gets results.
Sue : Professionalism, but very light and caring with it. *
The team here are so empathetic & well organised, and it is worth every single penny. *
David : The knowledge of the team are beyond compare.
Mollie : It feels very safe, and they are so reassuring if you’re having a hard day. *
I came to help Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I felt tired & weak sporadically. But I had a lightness of soul, and a deep happiness for doing something this good for myself. *
I'd never done anything like this before, but it was actually, surprisingly easy. Beautiful countryside, went to the beach and swam in the sea.
It is a lovely, tranquil place and we had a great group. *
My 3rd retreat with Sura Detox.
I feel fresh, new and ready to start again with all the things I have learned from the most knowledgable, supporting and amazing team. *
Liz : I came to get a better relationship with food, but I got so much more.
Wayne : The most helpful for me was the food preparation. *
The people are amazing, and they hold such a nurturing space. It is one of the most nourishing things I have ever done. *
Sadly I should have come here 3 years ago, but I was seduced by other, more sexy, glam websites. I could have saved years and £££s. *
I have had heart problems, a bypass operation, etc. - but blood pressure has been cut by a third this week. *
It was a truly transformational week for me around nutrition, food & my emotions, and I feel so much better for it. *
A new understanding and perspective has arrived, and I feel full of energy and my mind is clearer than it has ever been. *
My 4th retreat here, and I've had another amazing week - just the inspiration I needed. *
So much information here, and plenty of space for resting or yoga, plus beautiful treatments. *
It has been totally heart centred - I’ve been moved in ways I never expected or explored before.*
I’ve been to many retreats, and this is only one that is truly nurturing, and the space is held so beautifully. *
Things get easy after a few days, and an amazing energy returned that I haven’t felt for years. *
It's all so well presented, profound, and kind. Second to none. The top of their game.*
I came to lose weight but it’s been life-changing instead. It’s been 10 times better than I expected.*
The daily talks have changed my idea of how I go forward from this. And best of all, I feel myself again.*
The level of care stands this place a part from the rest. They’ve perfected what they do.*
Sophie : What makes Sura special is the absolute love & integrity of the team.*
Ade : I’ve reconnected with myself and my relationship with food. *
I was not in a good place when I got here, but I’m back to myself again, and I have a spring in my step. *
I was looking for somewhere authentic, and I can’t describe how much I’ve got out of it. If you want to take care of your entire being, this is the place to come.*
My 2nd visit here & I’ve heard things I didn’t hear before. I’m going away with a new resolve to do things better for longer.*
If you’re not sure where you’re going, if your stuck in a rut, come here, and you’ll go home feeling amazing.*
I feel 10 years younger, completely alive, happy and content. It wasn't as hard as I thought, and it made me realise who I am as a person.*
I came again with low energy, and its done eveything it promises. It's much more than a detox, it refreshes all matters of health and wellbeing.*
I have come out of it with a clear mind, a clear body, and a pretty clear view of where I want to go - which is more than I was expecting !*
I have done 5 other detoxes - and this one knocks all the others out of the water. I’ve got a really deep understanding of what this is really all about.*
I was heading for a burnout.
I'm heading home with a new sense of who I am, with tools to eat better, more healthily & more sustainably !*
My long-term chronic pain has mostly subsided now.
Such an amazing experience - I feel like a changed person.*
I came for a new relationship with food, and to lose weight, which I got. But the main thing was realising how I relate to food & other people.*
I learned much more during this week here at Sura Detox than I did in a whole month-long Ayurvedic retreat in India !*
I was looking for safe space to de-stress, & unload, to nurture me, and learn how to live better.
I found it here.*
Sharon : I’m going away with so much unexpected knowledge
Jo : As an ex-therapist, I can say the massages here were superb, as was the whole retreat.*
I feel lighter and brighter.
This retreat is second to none.
Even my husband enjoyed it !
Hallelujah !!! *
My 3rd retreat here, an I feel so connected with myself.
Give yourself the best gift - time out of your life.*
6 detoxes elsewhere, and here, my age-old neck problem is 100% better. This is so much more than standard detox.*
No hunger cravings what so ever - much easier than I imagined.
Fasted my body, but overfed my brain ! The talks were the highlight for me - fascinating.*
Nancy : I came with regular migraines, and it has allowed my body to heal.*
Sian : I have been on many retreats, and this is the best.*
My second detox - after 12 years. I come for the peace that's created here, and getting away from the stresses of life.*
Helle : The whole retreat is so well put together.*
Dee : I feel rejuvenated, and my thinking feels so clear.*
Nowhere else will you find the amount & depth of nutritional information, or the level of support as Sura provides. I'll be back next year.*
Professor Hamza. I believe the food plan laid out here is the most scientific I have found. I come 9 hours from Egypt - every year*
Catherine : I feel reconnected to myself and life*
Susie : Brought everything together, with no pressure*
Zoe : I review massages, and these are the best I've had - anywhere*
Julio : Such freedom, & no pressure*
I have understood how to support myself. I could not have been in greater hands. Thank you Sura Detox.*
The team mesh together as one, and present a united, safe, loving, comfortable environment for us to sink into.*
Rapped - Sura Detox is the place if you want to stop stuffing food in your face...*
There's plenty to do, but you're not made to do any of it, and to know you're in a safe place makes it all easy.*
I have realised I have always had an impulsive approach to food, and that can change to a conscious approach.*
I was vulnerable and laid bare, but the support from the team is huge. I surpassed goals I didn't realise I had set.*
My first detox retreat in UK. The team are fantastic & supportive, and the treatments are the best.*
Glyn's 3rd; Unbeleivable. Leaving positive, assertive & healthy.*
Cath's 4th; This great team has changed my life again.*
I came to reconnect with my body and emotions. I achieved that 110%.
Do yourself a favour and come here. *
I thoroughly enjoyed Dao's talks and Daniel's therapy. I found it very restful, and warmly recommend it.*
My 2nd time - because they're the best. If you're looking for a genuine detox, Sura is the place.*
The main thing is the support. The gifts they share are deep and rich. Highly recommended.*
My 3rd retreat, and I wouldn't come if it wasn't so amazing. It is such a boost to me emotionally. A real investment in my health*
The fasting is a tenth of the experience. It is really about how you got to where you are, and how to function better.*
Each of the team are at the top of their field. You can explore yourself in really safe hands here.*
Matt; It was a stretch for me but very profound. Nice one Dao. *
Fleur; The team live and love what they do. And they do it so well.*
Transformative & Nourishing. I have seen how I treat myself and world, and how I want to treat it.*
A wonderful & insightful week which has left me with an overwhelming sense of calm because of the great team.*
I came to reset my life and diet after years of CFS ME, and I am leaving feeling vibrant, positive and uplifted.*
My 3rd retreat, I have been massively healthier since the last ones. This was the hardest, most insightful and healing.*
Come to be supported by their sincerity, passion and knowledge, but from deep in their hearts.*
My 3rd retreat, and I have had a fantastic time and an abundance of energy. So glad I came back.*
Vyv : My 3rd time here. The care & Support are second to none.
Martine : Educational & Nurturing.*
Rose - It's given me an amazing array of tools to go forward.*
Sara - The support has been fantastic.*
Great experience. Excellent team. Never bored or hungry. I'm now a blank canvass for good habits.*
The team here are fantastic, supportive, warm and professional. And the treatments are the best I've found. *
We asked them to report in Greek ! They certainly seemed to have a lovely time, learned lots and left happy !*
So many activities and great therapies to explore our feelings, etc. The people you meet here are the best.*
The team is so caring and also so genuine, caring for us on so many levels. An amazing experience. No regrets*
My 3rd retreat, and the team held us all together like a family ! I've lost weight of course, but also old ways of being*
I felt the whole team were hugging me 360 degrees the whole time.
I am leaving like a different person.*
Its been amazing and I haven't been hungry once ! I've lost half a stone, but I realise now that wasn't my goal.*
My first fast, and it has been
Come and do it for yourself.*
It wasn't really about the fasting for me. The facilitators make the experience much bigger than that.*
I didn't know this was a fast. It wasn't nearly as scary as I thought. But it was so easy and relaxing.*
My 3rd time; very restful and a respite from my pre-wedding prep. The team are again fantastic and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.*
Other retreats are going to be nothing in comparison to this. I am floating home - glowing - to rival the sun itself !*
This retreat paints the big picture and makes it doable. Inspired by the "why", & empowering with the 'how'..*
I came to lose weight, and got so much more. The not eating is easy and the team are great..*
It's been a mind-opening and very clarifying experience for me helped by the support from the team.*
This is my 3rd retreat.
And it is a testament to the whole retreat process that I keep coming back.*
I was told I was glowing after my first retreat, so I'm back again.
I've been on others, but this is the best.*
I've lost a whopping 9lbs again.
We're like a family going on a journey, and coming out like shining pennies.*
I arrived feeling down in the dumps, and landed in a great group of people, so friendly and warm.
It's been a great laugh.*
This is my 6th retreat with Dao and his team - who take a great deal of care for your comfort during the process.
It's a life-changing event.*
The fast really helped me achieve a clear state of mind, and has been incredibly cleansing, educational, and so good.*
My 2nd week here - fantastic and more challenging, but they're so supportive, they really know what they're doing.*
I came to get past some stress-related eating habits, and I have met an emotional side of myself that I did not know.*
My wife did this a few years ago and came back changed - so I had to try it.
I've found out things about me that I never knew. And I've got new goals in life !!!*
I've just completed my 5th detox.
I arrived partied out, feeling old, ancient and decrepid, and I'm leaving feeling rejuvenated. Again !*
I live a very indulgent life, and this is the healthiest thing I do every year.
Once you understand what you're going through, it's rather easy..*
My 4th retreat, and I've never been let down by this incredible group of people.
The knowledge & treatments are unsurpassable.*
The education has been a massive extra, that I didn't expect.
It is so valid to all my problems. It is so simple, and so overlooked.*
This is my second retreat, and the benefits grown, the more you do it, because the more impact it has when you go back to your normal life.*
Everyone gave me the space to be where I was at, and those that needed support were beautifully looked after - without any drama.*
I came here feeling quite low and tired, with a gut problem. I'm looking forward to going home with this new energy and replenishment.*
I came because I was at the
end of my tether, and now I feel like I am going away with a life full of endless possibilities.*
t has been life-changing - consolidating and so eductional.
I can't have anything but admiration and praise for these guys.*
This was my third time with Sura
I've lost about 11lbs and I feel enlivened and really to go back to the world refreshed*
I came on this retreat because I had a lot of arthritic inflammation and I'm very happy to say it has gone.
No pain. It's wonderful.*
I have travelled the world doing detoxes, and the level of Dao's information, and the body workers are some of the best I have come across.*
This is my 4th Sura retreat.
I can highly recommend it to anybody because I go home feeling fantastic, and I look fantasic.*
The first time I came with real apprehension, but it was a fantastic experience, and the care that is given by the team is second to none.*
What's impressed me the most is the expertise and professionalism of the staff, who are all excellent, and I'm constantly surprised by how much they know.*
I was fairly sceptical about coming, but I've regained 80 or 90% of my 'mojo', and I leave here energized and feeling good.*
I've studied nutrition personally for over twelve years. However Dao's level of knowledge was amazing, and the way he presented it was fantastic.*
My expectations were pretty enormous, but my joint pains have gone. I came all the way from Japan for this.
I am going home a very happy girl.*
I've lost 12lbs - it really does happen here.
Beyond that, its amazing. they do not exaggerate about anything. There's nothing gimmicky about the retreat.*
I'm so much calmer about the future, because I know I've got the tools…
I've lost seven pounds, and I just feel I've got my life back.*