Juicy Oasis – Recharing at Jason Vale’s wonderful retreat in Portugal

I cannot tell you how great I feel right now! Words can’t express how rested I feel, how inspired I am by the people around me and how I can’t wait to get started with lots of ideas that I have had since I have been away. I am at Juicy Oasis in Portugal and I absolutely love it.

I have been a big fan of Jason Vale the Juicemaster since I first started juicing. Aside for playing with a few Carol Vorderman recipes I hadn’t really gotten in to it – until Jason cracked the Juicy code for me. (You can read my story and how I ‘went juicy and raw’ here)

My first retreat was in Jason’s Juicy Mountain seven years ago and it literally changed my life. Who could have imagined that here I would be all these years later running some raw foods workshops for Jason and his 28 day Super Juicers (remember the film Super Juice Me? It was filmed here and now Jason also runs 28 day programmes aswell as his 7 day detox) and combining my trip with a great holiday.

The pods you see in the pic are totally amazing! A lovely hidden hideaway in the spa where you can relax, rest and rock yourself. Pure bliss. I have already spent a few hours here and can’t wait to have one more sway before I go at the end of the week.

This is a little pic of me lying in one of the cocoons, grinning from ear to ear because I just had to keep pinching myself that this was me. I feel blessed and so so lucky.

Rewind a few years and I would be scared to death to go to a retreat (I wasn’t thin or bendy enough to do yoga! Yeah right! not!) – and now I am running my own Raw Juice Camps and Retreats and helping at other people’s retreats with Raw Food Workshops and Raw Food Cheffing. How cool is THAT..?

I think it’s pretty cool. To say the least.

I guess the message of this post is about following your dreams. Learning to fly and learning to connect to your real purpose. Did I know that ‘this’ was my real purpose..?! Well no. Do I know for sure that I have ‘arrived’ where I am supposed to be? Well, no. I am not even sure that I am referring to a destination but I am sure that I am doing things that make me feel great. Well, that’s good. I am sure that I am doing things that help others feel great. Well, that’s good too. So I guess that’s what it’s all about. Do the things that make you feel good. And if you don’t know what makes you feel good – dive into everything you can until you find it.

In those cocoons I spent just a few moments trying to think of nothing at all but with so many ideas buzzing around my brain it was hard to do!

Watch out world – I am recharged!

Keeping it juicy & raw!

 

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