When I arrived at Red House Wellness, I was warmly welcomed by Sherri and embraced in a hug. Sherri encouraged me to unpack and settle into my home for the week, then offered to take my suitcase. The team consisted of Sherri, Liz and Sandy. They were each encouraging, supportive, understanding, and accomodating during our stay and generous with their hugs. If we forgot to pack anything, there were extra items available to make sure we were comfortable.
Demetrio, the chef, prepared amazing plant-based food and was attentive to food allergies, food dislikes, and dietitary needs. I tried food I have not tried before. I was excited that the recipes of our meals were shared with us to try at home.
I tried intermittent fasting for the and was impressed that I was able to do it. The harder part was changing my choice of caffeine to be consistent. I came with an open mind to do my best to stick with the plan for the week. Every part of the week was intentional. The schedule included a variety of activites such as various forms of yoga, daily meditations, outside walks or hikes, a sound bath, a breathing presentation and practice, visiting the wild mustang Sanctuary, and more. I got some much more out of the week than I expected.
I made some amazing new friends, and we have been engaged in a group chat since we left. The team joins in as well. I love the continued support after our stay to help us continue the healthy habits we learned now that we are at home. I was excited to learn another follow up retreat is in planning stages.