“Wild & Raw” Foraging Weekend with Robin Harford of Eatweeds.co.uk and Jenny Yemaya HHI

Wild & Raw Weekend April 20th-22nd 2012 – Nr Eastbourne, Sussex, UK
with Robin Harford & Jenny Yemaya HHI

Join us for a residential weekend detox retreat in the Sussex downs and countryside foraging for wild and free plants, cleansing your body deeply & rejuvenating your spirit. We have an amazing line up of activities for your mind, body & soul…

Dear Detox Lovers,

Yes, I know, ,it all sounds like good fun and it is! But the real question is whats really in it for you? Why take time out of your life to come? We aim to immerse you in an environment that supports you, wherever you are on your journey to wellness. Accelerated growth, unlimited energy, superior health and great lasting friendships are just some of what we can give to you. When we do an event we make sure you get 10 times the value out of it for your investment so that you go home feeling abundant on all levels (except your waistline!).

As well as detoxing, celebrating life, meeting new friends, experiencing communal living and generally having a blast, we lay out structures to ensure you set your intention for creating a more abundant life. That you ground firmly in your body your “ I Am” presence. We ensure you have a plan of what you want to achieve on your journey and we do it while smiling, moving and loving it all the way. We want just one thing, to give you the most inspirational year of transformation and knowledge ever.

“Wild & Raw Schedule”
Friday 20th:

  • 4pm arrival and welcome wild green juice drink
  • 5pm Welcome meeting
  • 7pm Raw Dinner
  • Evening Social

Saturday 21st:

  • 7.00-8.00am Guided Meditation with Frank
  • 8am-9am Yoga with Frank
  • 9am-10am Breakfast
  • 10am – 10.30am – INTRODUCTION - Introduction to foraging for wild edible plants, ethos, sustainability and finding what level the group wants to work at with the plants we meet.
  • 10.30am – 1.00pm – WILD FOOD WALK –  Wild foraging walk and gathering, hopefully stepping into wild time, where linearity falls away and a timeless present moment appears, immersed in the hedgerow harvest.
  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm wash and prepare the wild greens
  • 1.30 – 2.30 create delicious, sensually coloured delights from pure raw, nutrient dense wild plants.
  • 2.30pm – 4.00pm celebrate by sharing a wild raw banquet & chatting about the days harvest with Robin.  Time to dive into some foraging books before dinner or massage or walk on the Downs.
  • 7pm Raw Dinner
  • 8.30pm Breathwork Meditation with Yemaya

Sunday 22nd:

  • 7am-8am Meditation focusing on the natural world with Frank
  • 8am-9am Yoga with Frank
  • 9am-10am Breakfast
  • 10.30am – 11.30am Hedgerow medicine with Yemaya HHI - Learning how to make a herbal remedy from the wild.
  • 12pm-1.00pm – WILD FOOD FOR FREE MOVIE - Wild foraging MOVIE, hopefully stepping into wild time,  where linearity falls away and a timeless present moment appears, learning all about the hedgerow harvest & properties of wild food.
  • 1pm-2pm Our wild and raw harvest lunch
  • 3pm Closing Circle/Retreat Ends

Robin Harford harvests wild edible plants on a daily basis for his family, and supplies local restaurants. His wild food foraging courses have been recommended in the BBC Good Food Magazine, Guardian, GQ etc.

He teaches at Eden Project, has been featured on BBC2’s Edwardian Farm and consults with TV companies and celebrity chefs.

Raw wild food is the original, true taste of Britain. Master forager Robin Harford will take you out into the countryside to find and identify various wild edible plants. After the forage, we’ll all go back into the kitchen to prepare, create and eat a sumptious, wild raw food banquet.


Here’s what previous course participants had to say:

“The day was great. I’m quite happy because I’ve now got at least 15 plants that I can identify and use so I will be doing lots of happy experimenting!” – Barbara Fernandez

“Such a wonderful first experience, which gave me more of an insight to outdoor wild plants and gave me the courage to try eating some wild plants. Thank you.” – Dionne Robinson

“Really enjoyed my day foraging. Robin’s very informative and great fun.” – Sarah Wareham

“Fantastic day – really amazing to learn about the gourmet side to plants with such passion. Would love to learn even more. Thanks you for a life changing day.” – Sheena Corry

“Getting wild. Awakening my senses. Pleasure, indulgence, satisfaction. Thank you Robin” – Cristiane Morandin

“Thank you so much for such an enlightening day! I will never look at
the landscape (or eat) the same again” – Alison Thompson

“Thank you for a fab day. I shall never look at the landscape in the same way again. The best salad I have ever had and free. The best day ever.” – Nigel Davies & Rebecca Wyles

“Amazing, as before – thank you.” – Marian Pakenham-Walsh


Hosting your weekend & facilitator of iDetox Holidays is Jenny Yemaya, Hippocrates Health Educator & Raw Dolphins Retreats http://www.rawdolphins.com/
Jenny will be talking about her journey with raw & wild foods, her work with dolphins & their power to heal, prophecies for the planet as we head towards 2012, superfoods & wild food for vibrant health.


For your detox delights, Catering the event is Lisa Simpson, the Kitchen Goddess of all things healthy and delicious http://www.rawliberty.co.uk/ Lisa is renowned throughout the UK for her delicious innovative and healthy creations. Lisa perfected how to stay true to yourself and live successfully raw in a cooked food home.


hot stone idetoxholidays.comGillian Steer will be offering Therapeutic massage – this is a combination of Sports massage, Medical massage, Shiatsu and Reiki and is tailored to the individuals needs. This can be used for a specific problem i.e. frozen shoulder or lower back pain, or as a thorough head to toe deep releasing/relaxing luxury treatment/massage.

Hot/cold stones may also be used during the massage – this is a nurturing treatment which is useful for pain relief. E.F.T. is a simple yet remarkable healing system that reduces the stress that underlies much disease. EFT is a painless and relaxing method of healing where the client remains fully clothed. This treatment can facilitate release and change.
Massage treatment full body one hour – £40 one hour and half £50

Massage for half an hour – £25 although full body is recommended for greatest benefit
E.F.T. – one and half to 2 hour treatment £70

Body memory sessions which are a combination of massage and Reiki where the therapist acts as an amplifier for the bodies messages. This is very deep work which can bring underlying emotions to the surface for healing. This is a two hour process and the cost for this treatment is £150
Gillian’s training is in Shiatsu, Sports massage, Advance medical massage (trained with Jing) Rebirther, Rieki teacher and founder of ‘Body Memory Work’ and is also a past life therapist.

There will be stalls for shopping the best products on detox and health, books to inspire & educate & raw goodies available to take home. ½ hour massages, sound healing & psychic readings will also be available (not included in ticket price).

Included in your ticket price is:
Welcome Juice
2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts of raw vegan delights & green juices.
2 nights (Friday & Saturday) shared accommodation in comfortable dormitory rooms with shared en-suite bathrooms
All talks, classes & group activities.
Detox your world Goodie Bag

The menu for the weekend will be dependent largely on what we harvest, along with an array of raw vegan delights from our superb chef Lisa Simpson and some of Robins wild pickled specialities. Herbal teas and spring water & green juices will be readily available.

Your Venue


http://www.retreattogayles.co.uk Gayles is a small retreat centre ideally situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs, five miles from Eastbourne and fifteen from Brighton. Here rural doesn’t mean hard to reach; there are excellent train services from the nearby towns that provide direct travel to and from London Victoria, Gatwick, Ashford International, Brighton and so on. Gayles is just one-and-a-half hours drive from London and there is a regular bus service that conveniently stops beside the entrance. For European visitors seeking retreat facilities there is a ferry service to and from mainland Europe from Newhaven, which is only a twenty-minute drive away.

Your Investment

The inclusive price for this weekend is just £297 pp. Our events sell out quickly, So please don’t delay, we don’t want you to be disappointed!

Option 1: £297pp

Space is limited to 17 people!! So we advise booking asap. There are no refunds, but tickets can be resold or transferred by prior arrangement at our discretion.