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Fasting is honouring yourself and your wellbeing

The ancients knew the benefits and wisdom of undergoing a fast and it was common practice for physical healing, spiritual alignment, and bodily and mental rejuvenation.


Fasting is our ‘thing’ too

At Aio Wira, we know that fasts work and we believe in them so much that we specialise in them.


It’s good for your soul and your mind – as well as your body

Fasting can help you with a specific health problem as well as being a reset button toward better habits and better health. After a fast, you will experience a renewed sense of energy, relaxation, motivation and focus. This can really surprise people who have never fasted before.


Our fasts are a shared experience

Our focus on caring and community means that we are with you every step of the way – from providing nutritious organic juices and broths, to offering a space for you to exercise, rest, stretch and meditate, or simply hang out and chat with fellow fasters.


We also have a sauna and spa on-site to help you unwind and support the detoxifying process during your stay.


Our facilitators

Instruction and guidance are given by qualified staff who regularly fast themselves.

We are excited to host our team of fast facilitators for the Fasting Season. Each one will bring their own experiences and styles. Please click on their names for further details.

Barry Vautier,  Louise Darragh , Jill Anderson, Di Davies and Leza Schwab

Fasts generally last for four or nine days, with a further half day allocated for gently breaking the fast (see below for an example of a typical fasting day programme).  Additional body work therapies can also be booked to assist with your relaxation and waste elimination processes (see below for more details).

what you can expect on the fast

The day begins with light exercise.


Every two hours during the fast there is a rotating schedule of fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas and potassium broth. No solid food is taken for 4 days.


The compulsory activities of the day are:

  • a drink or juice every two hours

  • skin brushing

  • attending the daily group sharing


Every afternoon there is a yoga session followed by a guided relaxation.


The fasting programme includes talks on health and related topics as well as activities for fun and relaxation.

The fast is broken with a light breakfast on the last morning and finishes with a light lunch.


Get more benefit

Massages, facials, shiatsu and other types of bodywork are available during the fast. These can be arranged when you arrive at the centre for your fast, with payment being made directly to the therapist. Our preferred therapists are also available if you wish to have a treatment outside of fasts or other retreats. Contact them direct here


July 19-23   5 Day Juice Fast with Barry
August 16 - 20  
5 Day Juice Fast with Leza
September 20-24  5 Day Juice Fast with Jill
October 25-29  5 Day Labour Weekend with Di
November 1-7   7 Day Juice Fast with Barry
November 22-26  5 Day Juice Fast with Jill
December 6-10  5 Day Juice Fast with Leza

Aio Wira 3-Day Wellness Retreats with Leza 
August 2-4,  November 29-1 December

Jan 3-9   7 Day Juice Fast with Barry

Feb 7-11   5 Day Juice Fast with Di
Feb 28-March 9  10 Day Juice Fast with Jill
March 28 -1 April  5 Day Juice Fast with Leza
April 18 - 22   5 Day Easter  Fast with Di
May 23 - 27  5 Day Juice Fast with Jill
June 20-24  5 Day Solstice Fast with Leza
July 11-15 5 Day Juice Fast with Kiri
August 15-19 5 Day Juice Fast with Barry
September 22-30 5 Day Juice Fast with Barry
October 24-28 5 Day Labour weekend Fast with Di
October 31-6 Nov 7 Day Juice Fast with Barry
November 21-25 5 Day Juice Fast with Kiri
December 5-9 5 Juice Fast with Leza

Aio Wira 3-Day Wellness Retreats with Leza 
February 21-23

June 13-15
August 8-10
November 28-30


 3 day retreat $430

5 day fast $675
7 day fast $900

10 day fast $1200

We offer a 5% discount on the above prices for community service card holders.


Accommodation extras per person per night (subject to availalbility)

Single room $45 

Ruru cottage twin booking  $55

A deposit of $150 is required to secure your place.
Book now to contact Aio Wira directly for your booking and single accommodation inquiry.


Full payment bookings can be made online via poli-pay for our 5-Day Fast, standard shared accommodation. Your booking will be confirmed by email.

Fast booking t&c 2024

Get the Aio Wira Fasting Book

All the instructions given during the fast are documented in the “Aio Wira Fasting Book”. This book also contains information about the therapeutic value of the fruits and vegetables used in the juices and broth. The book can be purchased from the Centre for $10. 

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