Programme for the week:

Please note that the plan for the week is just there to give you a good impression of what you can expect from us during your stay from Sunday until Friday. In case of unforeseen circumstances such as feeling in need of more rest or inclement weather, it might be possible that we have to change the program.

We are flexible and if you wish to extend your detox and ‘fasting’ experience from three days to four or five we can arrange this for your.

We are here to help you have a great week where you can relax and be cared for, please let us know what it is you require and if we can arrange it we will. 

You can book extra therapies for yourself, which we can book in advance. i.e Massage, Reiki, Extra Coaching. 

Our Week starts on Sunday evening, the day you arrive so that you can prepare for your detox experience that will start for real on Monday morning.


  • Meet at the airport or railways station transport to Retreat St Jean De Luz or Biarritz
  • 16.00 – 18.00 introduction to the week’s detox and cleanse program.
  • 19.00 – Light pre-detox Raw food Dinner and vegetable juice – Sugar Free

Monday: Relaxation and wind down into the detox experience

  • 09.00 – 13.00 Guided walk along the coast or in the Pyrenees Mountains
  • 13.00 — 15.00 Free time to relax and get into the detox atmosphere
  • 15.00 – 16.30 YOGA stretching, meditation and breathing 
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Free time or sleeping
  • 18.00 — Vegetable Juice – Sugar Free
  • 18.30 – 22.00 –DVD food matters (optional education)

Tuesday: Best day for Lymph drainage Massages and therapies that aid your detox

  • 09.00 – 15.00 Free time to walk along the beach or take a massage
  • 15.00 – 16.30 YOGA stretching, meditation and breathing
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Free time or sleeping
  • 18.00 — Vegetable Juice – Sugar Free
  • 18.30 – 22.00 –DVD Hungry for change (optional education)

Wednesday: Best day for Deeper body work and healing to release the deeper stored toxins

08.00 – 09.00 Guided breath work and morning yoga stretches

  • 09.00 – 11.00 Free time in Biarritz to walk along the beach or shopping
  • 12.00 – 15.30 Visit to Hamam to enhance your detox
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Free time or sleeping
  • 18.00 — Vegetable Juice – Sugar Free
  • 18.30 – 22.00 –DVD 30 Days to Raw, Diabetes and raw food DVD (optional)

Thursday: Raw food introduction classes

  • 08.30 — Breakfast smoothie
  • 09.00 – 13.00 Guided walk into the mountains or along the coast line
  • 13.00 — Lunch Fruit salad or Sugar Free salads
  • 14.30 – 18.00 Kitchen and hands on Raw Food Preparation for dinner
  • 19.00 – Fruit or light salad Dinner
  • 20.00 – 22.00 – DVD / Sugar or Super charge me (optional)

Friday: RAW food kitchen class hands on preparation.

  • 08.30 – Breakfast Smoothie
  • 09.00 – 13.00 Market experience and walk around pretty village shopping and French cafe’s
  • 13.00 – Lunch – Light Detox meal Raw food and sugar free
  • 14.00 — 18.00 Ready to check out and head home with beyond your detox menu for you

Saturday: You are welcome to stay on for another night and make your own way home on Saturday for an extra room rate

.        09.00 Raw Breakfast

10.00 Transfers into Biarritz Airport or Station

Our weekly program is designed to support you on your personal detox. You will always be encouraged to do what feels right for you.  Maybe one day you just want to stay in bed and read or go for a walk by yourself then we will encourage you to do just that

This detox and colon cleanse program is designed to help your body clear away old waste form your digestive tract and free your cells form stored fats. It will help you to release stored toxins and enable you to absorb more of the nutrients available to you from your food by the end of the week.

This week is about learning to listen to your body and understand more about what it needs.


We provide organic Juices five times a day based on Apple juice, water and natural detox supplements to enhance the cleaning process

In the evening we provide a vegetable juice to add basic nutrition, enzymes and electrolytes from raw food, these help to carry away all the toxins that you are releasing. This will support your Liver  whilst it is cleaning the blood, as well as a little extra energy to keep you going.

The less we digest the more energy we have available for the detox.  That is why the detox is made form juices diluted with water. Some of our clients choose to opt out of the juice and just take water to enhance the detox experience.

Psyllium husk is a plant-based food. Psyllium uniquely contains both soluble and insoluble fibre.

Fiber acts as a natural internal scrubing brush – it cleans out the digestive system. In the process, certain types of fiber bind to fat and toxins, thus helping to cleanse your entire body – not just your colon. Because of its ability to bind to certain fats, certain types of high fiber food have other beneficial side effects like helping to lower your cholesterol.

The fiber fills the stomach and gives you a full sensation and so relieves the feeling of hunger

Bentonite clay is a natural volcanic clay with a very high negative ionic surface charge area. This negative charge attracts all ‘positively charged’ particles, environmental toxins including heavy metals (mercury, lead, aluminium etc.), pesticides, insecticides, food additives, nicotine are all positively charged toxins. When mixed with the Pshyllium in the daily juices, it acts like a sticky magnet for all the old waste and toxins, which will get stuck to it and are then able to be removed via the bowel.

Digestive Enzymes break down stored carbohydrates and proteins in the digestive system and melt away hard mucoid layers coating the bowel wall. The Psyllium and Bentonite clay in the juices will capture this waste and sweep it away.

Probiotics are essential to replace the good bacteria in your digestive tract to break down foods and strengthen your immune system. You will be supplied with these for the week.

What you’ll experience at Retreat Biarritz cleansing holidays

Wonderful location & accommodation

As one of our guests you will have your own room in either of our two venues. You will have access to a private garden with views over looking the Pyrenees Mountains.

Health Benefits and Weight Loss

In one week it is common that guests can on average lose up to 5 kilos that is 11 lbs, following the detox program. As we cleanse the colon we improve our digestion and immune system, and allow the body to function efficiently, cleanse the liver and allow the fat cells to eliminate stored waste.

Most illnesses are said to start in the colon so when we cleanse the colon we are directly cleansing the blood and lympth. These are the two main transport systems for removing waste and feeding our cells fresh nutrients and oxygen, and this can only be done from a clean blood and lymph supply.

Massage therapies, Healing and TLC

If you feel you are in need of some extra tender loving care give yourself an extra treat by booking an extra treatment or two. Be it a facial lymph drainage massage or a full body massage enjoy some extra pampering while you are here, just let us know and we will organize it for you.

We also offer, NLP coaching sessions, Past life regression, working with a Shaman, Thai massage, Foot reflexology.

Please note that we only use professional therapist for your treatments and that the bookings have to be made in advance so that there is sufficient time for us to organize it and fit it in to the program. 

Enema education

I educate you how to easily self-administer an enema, this is recommended for every day during the detox program. It is a safe and simple way to a clean you’re Colon (large intestine). It will aid the elimination of old waste matter and create a solid foundation to build a stronger immune system.

Enemas are not essential to the program so if you would rather skip them and let nature take its course whilst fasting that’s OK. However I do want to explain that they do make the detox 100% more efficient, and will reduce any detox symptoms you may have like headaches.

Yoga Streatching and breathing

If you are beginner or already practice yoga, I will help you to use stretches and yoga poses that help you open up and stretch your body, care for your colon and relax. Only when the body can relax and open up, can it begin to release stored tension, held emotions as well as old waste.

Walking in Nature

We arrange two walks during the week into the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. These walks are designed into the program for you to benefit form your energy levels, and allow you to take deep breaths and fill your lungs with lots of pure clean air. As you walk the blood will pump around your body and reach every cell enabling it to be cleansed and oxygenated.

Beyond your detox Coaching and nutrition talks

During the week we will cover many topics such as: nutrition, enzymes, probiotics, fibre, water, how the body naturally eliminates toxins, pH balance, simple Raw recipes, juices, value of greens, to name a few.

As you transit from the detox week I can help you to choose your menu and recipes that will assist you to continue your detox experience for the next week. We encourage you to add in more beneficial whole, fresh and raw food and juices. Naturally the less beneficial choices will seem and taste far less attractive after the detox. You will find that listening to your body is easier after the detox too.

Personal and group experience

We believe that the people you meet whilst you are here are part of your journey too. We meet people for a reason, season or a lifetime.  So it is no coincidence that you will gain support and a bond with some of the people you meet here.

Raw food preparation

We encourage you to help prepare the Raw dinner on Thursday and Friday and welcome you into our kitchen. Come and see and experience first hand how to make a few simple recipes. From Sushi, to Raw chocolate, Lemon cheese cake, new salad dressings, Flax crackers and Pasta with pesto sauce.

The taste of this food will be like a party in your mouth, as your taste buds have the pleasure of eating and chewing once again.

Continuing support for your new beginning at home

I am happy to help you on your journey once you arrive home. I can guide and coach you through the weeks ahead as you continue to detox, and discover a new way of incorporating healthy choices into your every day life.

For many this week is a life changing experience. You will see and feel a difference in yourself and have a fresh view of your relationship with food, your body and yourself.

Often many find they need some extra motivation and inspiration as well as information on some tried and tested tools to keep up this fresh new start.

At Retreat Biarritz we are happy to help you get started, and then take you on a step-by-step journey and guide you by the hand or phone into your new adventure with food.

Retreat Biarritz DETOX program

Everything we provide is optional, you can take as much, or as little from the programme as you like. We are here simply to provide you with the space and the expertise for you to experience feeling truly rested, fully cleansed and totally supported. 

Whether this is your first Detox or whether you are an old hand at fasting, we will provide you with a place where you can relax and, either take time for yourself, or take the plunge and try lots of new experiences – or both.