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.


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

We are exited to announce a new team of fast facilitators for the Summer Fasting Season. Each one will bring their own experiences and styles. Please click on their names for further details.
Louise Darragh will be facilitating the October and December fasts. Barry Vautier will lead the 10-Day fasts in November and March. Tracey and Jason Shon Bennett will be running the 5 day fast in January and April. And our long term fasters among you will be pleased to know that Di Davies is back facilitating the February and Easter Weekend fasts.  And Jill Anderson will manage our 5 day fasts in March and May 2021.

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

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 $6. 

2020/ 2021

​Oct 9 - 13

Nov 13 - 22 (10 day juice fast)

Dec 4 - 8

Jan 22 - 26            
Feb 12 - 16
​Mar 5 - 14 (10 day juice fast)​

Mar 26 - 30
Apr 2 - 6

Apr 16 - 20     

May 7 - 11    


5 day fast – $450

10 day fast –  $650

A deposit $100 is required to secure your place.

Contact Us 

Aio Wira Seminar and Retreat Centre


8 Aio Wira Road, Waitakere, Auckland 0653