Medically Supervised Fasting Weekend

Spring 2019 (dates TBD)

A simple fast can reset the mind, body, and immune system and leave you feeling more energetic and better prepared to fend off illness.  Our fasting weekends are physician supervised and located at the beautiful Rudolf Steiner Health Center.

Our Program

Organic Juices

Fresh pressed organic juices are made daily from local produce to ensure your body is getting only the best nutrients during your fast.

Group Meditation

Our meditation program calms and focuses the mind to enhance the clarity bringing properties of the fast.

Music and Art

Practicing music and art during your fast is another way to center your mind and bring your attention to the things that rejuvenate it.

Enlivened Study

Group study helps you understand and discuss what is happening in your body during your fast.

Storytelling

An ancient practice that is proven to help build community and enriches the group experience during the program.

Nature Observation

Fasting is such an effective way of bringing clarity to the mind. During our program we enhance this clarity by doing group study.

Why Fast?

We provide fresh organic juices during our fasting program.

Probably the most important reason is that the body uses quite a bit of energy to digest food, and when fasting this energy becomes available for other uses. In the fasting state, the body will scour for dead cells, damaged tissues, fatty deposits, tumors, abscesses, all of which are burned for fuel or expelled as waste. The elimination of these obstructions restores the immune system functionality and metabolic process to an optimum state.

Fasting restores good digestion and elimination, and peristaltic action is quickened. Fasting allows a deep, physiological rest of the digestive organs, and the energy saved goes into self-healing and self- repairing.

By eliminating obstructions, by cleansing, detoxification, and purifying the intestines, the blood, and the cells, we can overcome many of our physical ills or handicaps as well as getting a boost in energy. Fasting not only removes obstructions and helps the body to heal itself, it is also rejuvenating and life-extending. These resulting benefits can have lasting effects in your mental and emotional health.

The other very important aspect is that your self-awareness will be elevated. If you are sick and depressed, then this might be the most important thing you can try in your healing program, because it immediately gives you an energy boost and an increased awareness which might allow that you see things more clearly, allowing you the first step out of your sickness and onto the path of recovery.

While fasting you become more aware of your body process, your life, and everything you are doing. It becomes a period where you can evaluate all that you’re doing more objectively, and you naturally have more time for contemplation because you aren’t using time amassing, preparing, eating, eliminating and cleaning up all which is used to prepare food. You become more aware of what your body likes and doesn’t like when you start to eat again. You gain self- confidence in your ability to control your life process, to set a goal and carry out an intention.


Participant Testimonials

The Fasting Weekend was super in every respect. I loved the group activities – it was like camp. The staff was wonderful and it was very well run.

Penny Cruze

Participant

This was a wonderful center, program, staff, activities, and supportive time. The RSHC itself is the jewel at the center – a beautiful healing environment.

P. Rosenkrands

Participant

I enjoyed all the different kinds of nourishment, the social interaction, the variety of experiences.  The staff couldn’t be better! Attention to detail and teaching/facilitating styles added to a relaxing while challenging weekend. The colors in the soups and juices were spectacular! 

Blanch Price

Participant

I felt very nourished and taken care of throughout the whole fast.

Anon, 2011

Participant

The staff was very kind, caring and sensitive as well as very professional. They knew what they were doing and kept us on track. 

Judy Dever

Participant

The space is very welcoming and comfortable. I liked having the group  and the medical oversight as I did my first fast. The staff was warm, supportive, and knowledgeable.

Anon, 2011

Participant


Schedule

Friday

6:30-7:30pm        .Arrival for overnight participants
7:30-9pmIntroduction and Orientation

Saturday

8:30amGroup Meditation and Medical Check – bring first morning urine
9-9:30 amMorning Gathering
9:30-9:45 amGentle Stretching
9:45-10:15 amGroup Singing
10:30-11:45 am   .Art
11:45-12:30 pmQuiet Time for Reading, Journaling, or Meditating
12:30-1 pmMidday Gathering
1-1:30 pmOpen Group Discussion
1:30-2:15 pmNature Walk (optional sketching)
2:15-3:00 pmQuiet Time for Reading, Journaling, or Meditating
3:00-3:45 pmLecture Study
3:45-4:30 pmRest
4:30-5:30 pmNutrition Discussion
5:30-6 pmEvening Gathering
6-7 pmStorytelling in the Living Room

Sunday

8:30amGroup Meditation and Medical Check – bring first morning urine
9-9:30 amMorning Gathering
9:30-9:45 amGentle Stretching
9:45-10:15 amGroup Singing
10:30-11:45 am  .Art
11:45-12:30 pmQuiet Time for Reading, Journaling, or Meditating
12:30-1 pmMidday Gathering
1-1:30 pmOpen Group Discussion
1:30-2:15 pmNature Walk (optional sketching)
2:15-3:15 pmQuiet Time for Reading, Journaling, or Meditating
3:15-4pmLecture Discussion
4-5 pmMusic
5-5:30 pmEvening Gathering
5:30-6 pmClosing Circle

Note: During Morning, Midday, and Evening Gatherings either juice, tea, soup, or broth will be available. A medical doctor is on staff and will be available in case of emergency. Partial stays are allowed, no discounts or refunds available at this time.

Fee: $180, ($300-$350 with overnight option), limited to 18 participants. CSAM Patient Organization members receive an automatic $50 discount.

Participants are free to attend as much or as little of the program as they like.

Questions? Call 734-663-4365 or email [email protected]


News Flash!

The University of Southern California just published a research study that showed how intensively therapeutic fasting is for the immune system.  Read it here: Fasting Study

www.allaboutfasting.com