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IDM Fasting Retreat

August 11 - August 18


IDM Fasting Retreat
Kailua Kona, Hawai’i — August 11-August 18

Our next Hawai’ian Fasting Retreat!
Polish your fasting skills in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Are you new to fasting? Or, maybe you’re looking for an incredible, relaxing environment where you can build on your existing skills and join others with the same goals?

We continue to hear from our clients and community that they’re looking for an opportunity to fast with a group of like-minded folks and IDM staff. So, IDM is pleased to be hosting another fasting retreat!

In mid August, IDM will be hosting its second fasting retreat in Kailua Kona, Hawai’i!

Kailua Kona is a beautiful area on the west coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. Retreat guests will be guided through a four-day water fast in a spacious, private home, surrounded by the beauty of an incredible Pacific island. IDM Coach Terri Lance will be facilitating, supporting, and educating guests in this group fasting experience.

The retreat begins on Sunday, August 11, 2019 and concludes the morning of Sunday, August 18, 2019.

After arrival on Hawai’i and settling into the retreat house, guests will have time to acclimate, and will be well fed (low carbohydrate, moderate protein and healthy fat meals) prior to beginning the fast.

The retreat guests will then be guided in navigating an extended fast. Fasting information will be shared in order for guests to understand the underlying knowledge of the process and benefits of fasting. With a focus on knowledge and self-care practices, the group will engage in a week of learning and relaxing and exploring aspects of the island. At the conclusion of the four day fast, guests will then be offered healthy options to break their fast and begin feasting together again as they complete their retreat stay.

While basking in this beautiful and healing environment, guests will have time to rest, focus on self-care, and engage in educational experiences about fasting and better health. All are invited to join the group in yoga or meditation each morning to begin their days centered and with healing intentions. And each guest will be offered two massages by a massage therapist as part of their self-care experience. There will also be opportunities to see some of the natural wonder of the island – beaches, volcano viewing and agricultural tours.

This Hawai’ian retreat includes:

  • All meals on eating days, prepared and served by a professional catering/personal chef service. Coffee, tea, water and bone broth for assistance during both the fasting and non-fasting portions of the retreat.
  • All transportation between the airport and the retreat location, as well as for all retreat excursions on the island.
  • All professional wellness offerings – such as massages and yoga sessions.

Please note that there is no need to have a rental car during the retreat.

Is this retreat for you?

Do you have:

  • A good grasp of the basics of fasting and what’s involved
  • A strong desire to participate and share in group activities
  • A willingness to submit to an evidence-based process, led by an IDM team that demands commitment and honesty
  • The determination to adhere to services and plans recommended by the IDM team
  • The common sense to stop fasting and to eat if you feel unwell for any reason

We believe an open mind and a willingness to participate is instrumental when it comes to achieving health and weight loss goals – and it’s our honour to share this time together, as you navigate a fast and focus on nurturing your mind and body!

Want more details?

We found in our first retreat that having a small group of retreat guests created a very supportive and attentive environment for all guests. We also believe in hosting our fasting retreats in a private setting rather than a hotel, therefore we have limited space available. Upon completing the intake questionnaire, you will be asked to complete a brief online meeting with Terri Lance to answer any questions you have about attending the retreat and for the two of you to discuss how the retreat might fit with your current health and goals.

Although there is limited space available for this event, in the future we’ll be developing programs to fit a wide array of needs and interests – so continue to watch this space!

Hope to see you soon to experience this fasting retreat with us! Aloha!

Sample Schedule

Sunday, 8/11

Afternoon Arrivals of Guests/Charcuterie

5:30PM — Getting Started and Getting Acquainted

7:00PM — Dinner

Overview of the Week

Monday, 8/12

7:00AM — Gentle Yoga/Breathing

8:00AM — Morning Meal

9:30AM to 10:30AM — Fasting Talk

11:00AM — Video Meeting with IDM

2:00PM — Second Meal (fasting begins at conclusion of meal)

Walk to beaches and/or nearby area.

5:00PM to 6:30PM — Fasting Talk

Tuesday, 8/13

7:15AM — Meditation/Intention Setting

8:30AM — Video Meeting with IDM

9:30AM to 10:00AM — Fasting Talk

10:15AM to 2:30PM — Massages

5:00PM — Group Processing of Day 1 of Fast

Wednesday, 8/14

8:00AM — Gentle Yoga/Breathing

8:30AM — Video Meeting with IDM

10:00AM-5:30PM — Excursion on Island

7:00PM — Group Processing of Day 2 of Fast

Thursday, 8/15

7:30AM — Gentle Yoga/Breathing

8:45AM-9:30 — Fasting Talk

10:00AM to 4:00PM — Excursion on Island

6:30PM — Group Processing of Day 3 of Fast

Friday, 8/16

7:30AM — Meditation/Reflection

8:30AM — Video Call with IDM

Processing last day of fast/How to Break Fast

9:30AM to 2:00PM — Massages


3:30PM — Meal

Saturday, 8/17

7:30AM — Meditation/Reflections

8:00AM — Morning Meal

9:30AM to 1:30PM — Excursion on Island

2:30PM — Second Meal

Sunday, 8/18

7:30AM — Morning Meal

8:30AM — Video Meeting with IDM

9:00AM — Wrap Up and Next Steps

11:00AM — Check Out and Transportation


The retreat is $4,000/person USD, plus the cost of the accommodations, based on availability. Room rates will range from $1,250 up to $3,000 USD, depending on whether guests are sharing a double room, have their own room, or are traveling with a travel companion. More information regarding accommodations will be discussed in your discovery call with Terri.

($1000 off Complete Cost of Retreat for Current IDM Coaching Clients)


August 11
August 18
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Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona, HI United States


Terri Lance

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