• $1,199.00 – plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the Health Team and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.

Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 2-5pm, with orientation at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm. Closing Day: ends at 11am.

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd, Hendersonville, NC

Retreat Manager

Cancellation Policy: Full refund issued for cancellations received at least 4 weeks prior to the event

An $89 cancellation fee retained for cancellations received between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the event

No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the event

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Fast Mimicking Detox Retreat

with Heartwood Health Team

March 3 - 10, 2020

Fasting Mimicking Detox

Heartwood Healing Continuum has adopted the product called Prolon as our fast mimicking detox program as there is al ot of research connected with this product and it is very convenient to use.

Prolon is a program that includes soups, snack bars, crackers and drinks that can be consumed over 5 days in order to follow the Fast Mimicking Detox (FMD) as designed by the researchers. This program consists of fairly conventional food, supplements and teas.

Benefits of the Fasting Mimicking Detox

Enhance the body’s ability to:

  • Enter into a protective and stress resistant mode
  • Trigger autophagy for the clean-up of old and damaged cells
  • Activate and increase in circulating stem cells for cellular rejuvenation
  • Feel greater focus, clarity and energy, through the benefits of a leaner body.

Stem cell-proliferation continues for up to 5 days after you complete the 5 day detox and return to your regular healthy meal plan.

Your retreat includes

  • Your 5 day Prolon Kit, each day’s food comes in its own separate box to make it easy.

Also included in the cost of your retreat are the following options:

1) one nutritional consultation with Dr Hall in person or via Skype depending on where the doctor is working during that particular retreat.

2) one Bach Flower Remedy consultation (emotional support) and 30ML customized blend prepared by Venerable Pannavati.

3) one massage (or body work protocol), or Reiki or other energy healing session provided by one of the on staff practitioners

4) daily vitals including fasting blood sugar reading

Self-Applied Health Enhancement Methods Included in Your Retreat

6) instruction and 30 minutes daily of meditation w/MUSE bio-feedback system

7) daily 45 minutes yoga or qigong (with audio or video instruction)

8) daily 30-45 minute full spectrum infrared treatment

9) daily soft exercise program with bands, light weights, bicycle, walking, elliptical machine, stair master, trampoline

10) daily sound and light therapies

11) daily Bemer micro-circulatory protocol

12) complementary copy of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, by Bob Stahl, with exercises to complete

13) CD library and online guided meditations based on personal support needed

14) Instructive but entertaining short videos and documentaries on the care and feeding of the human body

Other free optional Opportunities

  • may attend all dharma talks and group meditations
  • may attend the weekly recovery group
  • one-on-one counseling session with Venerables Pannavati or Pannadipa, our resident monks or others teachers that are on campus during your retreat
  • One social group activity organized for retreatants (ex. Music and movement session, walk to the pond or waterfalls in the national forest, etc)






Heartwood Health Team
The Heartwood Health Team currently consists of : Venerable Pannavati, Spiritual Director and Bach Flower Remedy expert. Dr. Maureen Hall, DC FIAMA,  Healing Continuum Director Amy Goldweber RDN, Nutrition expert, Life Coach We are in the process of adding to our Team with more of our Heartwood residents and local  healers who are trained in some aspect of the healing industry, and interested in being of service in this capacity at Heartwood.  Check back to see our new additions.
Learn more about Heartwood Health Team