What Is Included In My Core Program?

/What Is Included In My Core Program?
What Is Included In My Core Program?2018-04-08T23:44:52+00:00

Your program is an experience. We simply could not put in writing all the joy, happiness and positive change you will experience during your health retreat. Not to mention the feeling of well-being you will feel to the core of your bones when you go home.

Note: Activities and their content, drinks, and spa services may periodically change without notice due to availability of staff, revision of programs, and seasonal change.

What is Included

Ocean Resort Facilities Use

(Accommodation is not included in the Package and is booked directly through Ocean Resort)

Eco-friendly materials, eco paints and carpets, purified and restructured Hexahedron 999 drinking water, recycling and composting of our waste materials.

Hypoallergenic bedding, laminate floor in rooms and most parts of the buildings, 100% non-smoking rooms/facilities, biodegradable cleaners and sanitizers are used wherever possible.

Includes full bathrooms with shower and tub, some patios and balconies. Single and family occupancy, ocean view and courtyard options.

Quality body wash, shampoo, hair conditioner, body soap and lotion, as well as a bath robe are provided for your entire stay.
Internet access is available in rooms and hotel lobby.
All group activities take place in this unique Ocean Centre, which has a West-coast feel with a touch of the orient. It is situated on the waterfront, offering views of Desolation Sound and the Coastal Mountains. The centre houses the sanctuary, dining room, meeting facilities, the infrared saunas, spa rooms and the fitness facility.

Free access to a full service fitness facility.

The steam room is conveniently located in the hotel, and after your evening treatment session you can go straight to your room, all warm and relaxed.
Steeped in stillness, the perfect place to join a morning group meditation, sit in quiet meditation, prayer, or contemplation on your own. We have no affiliation with any particular religion and philosophy, and respect all walks of life.


Deeper level of cleansing is done through your Specialty Package and the Custom  Healing Protocols.

Our effective cleansing drinks and formulas are custom-made and freshly prepared from high quality, natural ingredients, such as medicinal clay, Celtic sea salt, medicinal-grade charcoal, fresh herbs and fruit, and vegetable juices.

Both health and disease starts with digestion. Foggy brain, bloating and bad smell from the mouth all may originate from the clogged bowel. This effective blend, prepared with unique 12 unique herbs will be tonifying and gently removing toxins from your bowel.

As we are bombarded with stress, chemicals, rich fatty foods, maybe even alcohol or tobacco; our liver’s bile stops flowing freely, which can lead to stone formation and may manifest in light coloured stools, difficulty digesting food, skin eruptions and insomnia . Our custom-made liver cleanse will help your liver  restore its function and get rid of the accumulated old bile.

The transport and poor washing of produce are just two common ways of getting parasites. Ridding your body of those unwanted tenants is a corner stone of health restoration. Our parasite formula contains black walnut, wormwood, clove and other powerful anthelmintic herbs.

Our daily steam baths and cold water treatments, combined with aromatherapy, greatly assist in the detoxification process. The steam sauna increases circulation and removes toxins from your body, as well as promotes strengthening of the blood vessels, purifies skin, lungs, and boosts immune system.


Have you ever dreamed about guiltlessly eating a cake for breakfast, ice-cream for lunch and pasta for dinner, without the fear of putting on extra pounds? This is not a dream. See it, smell it and taste our delicious and healthful organic vegan meals. You can exclaim along with our other guests.: “Now I know that food that is good for you doesn’t have to taste bad.” Our meals include a large % of raw foods, such as fresh vegetables, greens, fruit, nuts and seeds.

Repopulation of the intestines with pro-biotics helps increase digestive function and immune response, mineral absorption and lactose tolerability, as well as creates competition for harmful organisms, such as Candida. There have been some encouraging findings with regards to probiotics and high blood pressure, colon cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome-IBS, and cholesterol. At Fresh Start probiotics are a part of each meal.

Due to common issues with low Hydrochloric Acid, diminished thyroid function and scant bile flow, many people have difficulty digesting foods effectively. To assist the process, we have introduced digestive enzymes, which are served along with meals.

Every 7th Canadian experiences the heartburn at least one time per week. Our digestive tract is crying for help. Specially prepared fermented vegetable drinks will assist your intestinal tract peristalsis, digestion of foods, healing of gut inflammation and stimulate your digestive juice producing glands.

Drinks and Supplements

This drink consists of 1 oz of wheatgrass, sweetened with cherry juice. Wheatgrass has at least 20 amino acids, over 90 minerals and a number of vitamins. Besides the strong detoxifying and blood oxygenation properties, wheatgrass rebuilds red blood cells, stimulates thyroid function and if taken in quantity returns color to gray hair.One ounce of wheat grass contains as many nutrients as 2 1/2 lbs. of greens! This is your super green juice, served twice on weekdays, within 20 minutes after the prep time. Cherry juice is a great drink for heart support.

We call Green smoothies a health panacea. Full of fiber, rich in chlorophyll and other nutrients, these delicious drinks, served on weekends, are among our guests’ favorites. A green smoothie is a delicate combination of a variety of nutrient-packed greens and yummy juicy fruits. In addition, for enhanced cellular re-nourishment, some of our green smoothies include superfoods, such as goji, Incan berries, mulberries, flax, chia, hemp and sesame seeds.

Help yourself anytime to a cup of comforting warm tea. Our tea collection may include chamomile, peppermint, fennel, hibiscus, rooibos, lung cleanser, liver tonic and other teas (tea types available may differ).

As well as being treated with chlorine and fluoride, tap water loses its healthy properties as it runs through the straight pipelines. In nature the streams and rivers never run straight, which prevents staleness and allows the water to charge with sun energy. The Hexahedron Unit augments the bio photons (biological light) and brings more life energy into the water. Restructured water provides better hydration of cells, facilitates absorption of nutrients and helps restructure our body’s cells. In addition, it tastes delicious!

It is quite interesting that lemon is one of the most alkalizing foods, in spite of its sour flavor. Since body acidity is at the root of many health issues, including weight gain, at Fresh Start we use an abundance of this freshly squeezed elixir of health.

Our energy levels and interest in life endeavors are directly related to the functioning of our hormonal system. Because most of us live high-stress lifestyles, which directly affect our adrenals, thyroid and other hormonal glands, it becomes even more important to provide these glands with support and care. The hormonal system nourishing ingredients we use in our program will assist your adrenals, thyroid and other glands in rebuilding and restoring your energy levels.

Most people living in North America today have insomnia – occasionally or often. Even though in the case of long-term insomnia lifestyle factors and underlying depression it may take some time to resolve sleep issues completely, this special drink has been very helpful to our guests in calming down the nervous system and relaxing the body into a deeper and longer sleep.

Common-Sense Lifestyle™ Education

Fresh Start offers a comprehensive practical educational program on lifestyle change during your stay. For the maximum benefit it is best to attend it in its entirety, which will give you an awesome base when you go back to the real world. Our health education program is well structured and includes 3 main components: Health Lectures and Videos, Healthy Meals Preparation Classes, and Integration Workshops.

During our informational lectures you will gain so much essential knowledge about health and disease. You will also discover why horses do not have constipation (as long as we let them live naturally), how to keep the flu bug away, and what you need to keep your adrenals and thyroid healthy. In addition, you’ll get many practical tips on how to take what you’ve learned and apply it in your daily life. Take handouts home to share with your friends and family.

Knowledge is transformational, knowledge is freedom. Enjoy this great collection of videos by renowned authorities in Natural Health and Alternative Medicine.
It is better to see once than to hear 100 times, as the old saying goes. Our chef will be happy to demonstrate how to prepare healthy and delicious raw vegan meals. Let your loved ones enjoy the foods to live for! Additionally, you’ll learn how to prepare healthy drinks, fermented foods, do sprouting and many other useful recipes.
These classes will help you to put the knowledge acquired with us together. How to set-up healthy kitchen, what ingredients to buy and where, how to create a healthy menu and to incorporate it into a crazy lifestyle… These and many other great practical tips you’ll learn during these workshops.

Emotional Well-being Workshops

Facilitated by a variety of speakers, who specialize in emotional healing using different techniques, these amazing classes will enrich and inspire you. In a safe and light atmosphere the professionals will share with you many tools that will help you to gain more inner peace and address deep non-physical causes of ill health.

We have found that a close-knit group environment provides conditions most conducive to healing, and this is the environment we strive for. The environment that creates a feeling of safety and hominess, where you feel cared for. Being a favourite group activities and unique to Fresh Start, our forty-five minutes to one hour Group Time gives each participant an opportunity to get to know each other, to share their experiences, to get the support he/she needs, and to bond with the rest of the group.


Get your blood flow moving and uplift your spirits with this gentle exercise sessions.

Our experienced instructors accommodate a variety of fitness levels, ranging from chair yoga to advanced yoga.
When asked about his secret to longevity, 117-year old Lu Zijian said: Take care of your health, move your Chi and nurture your nature. Qi Gong is a powerful ancient exercise system that balances and removes energy blockages in the body, promotes restful sleep, sexual vitality, and a happy attitude. It helps normalize breathing and heart rate, blood pressure, hormone levels, and states of chronic inflammation or depletion. Exercises used in our Qi Gong classes are aimed at optimizing the function of specific body organs, such as the small intestine, heart and spleen.
If you like moving and Latin dance then this class is for you. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves.

Meditation, Relaxation and Fun

Focused on breathing, these guided meditations may include guided imagery, color therapy, walking, listening, grounding and focusing on intention.

A class where everyone is a beginner. Learn to trust your creative impulse in a meditative, informative experience that leads to self discovery through paint. Experience the joy of the process of painting without being attached to the product. Discover art-making that satisfies your creative desire, and nourishes and informs your personal journey. A variety of materials are introduced to inspire you, including mandala art, collage, paint, pastels, touch drawing, and more…

Don’t lick your face, please! It may be too good to just stay on your skin. Learn the proper sequence and application methods for cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage, mask and moisturizing. Nurturing, educational and fun!
Everything we’ll put on your hair you can safely eat, too. We’ll share with you how to nurture and deeply condition your hair, and how to apply hair masks.
To add the last touch to your natural beauty, this cosmetics class is a must! Only pure and natural ingredients will be used in this hands-on class.

Listen to the calming waves of the ocean, watch the sun set and the moon rise and enjoy time with your new friends around the fire. Bonfires are subject to weather conditions. In winter season join us for a game night at the hotel instead.


In order to ensure a comfortable cleansing process, ample amounts of restructured purified water will be included in your daily schedule.

Guest Guide: Includes program schedule, and useful info about Fresh Start Team, spa services and programs.

Enjoy this little gift upon arrival.


Program System and Support


Before coming to Fresh Start you’ll be asked to fill out a Health Intake Form. This information will be kept completely private and confidential. It helps us understand your current health conditions on a deeper level, including past injuries and medications. It will inform our our professional team about your health goals and needs and will help determine which specialty protocol may be the most relevant for you.

This consult will help match your health needs and goals with the most suitable healing options. Your program goals and needs are important to us, and we would like to align you with a healing path which will bring about the greatest results.

Many program participants found that this easy-to-follow program created momentum in their healing and weight loss journey, prior to the beginning of the retreat (many lost 7-10 lbs. during the 2-week preparation). Additionally, the preparation helps minimize detox symptoms that can occur during the program. Some guests even decided to continue using some elements or the entire program for the rest of their life – it was that easy. It gave them confidence that they will be able to incorporate the principles of the program into their lifestyle long term.


One of the most important factors of success for a health program is the implementation of a system. Over the years we have guided hundreds of individuals through health programs. During this time the process has been fine-tuned and new features have been added yet the core is still the same. Following our well-structured and tested system is easy and enjoyable.

An experienced Program Director will be with you daily, skillfully guiding you through the entire process. He/she will organize your Orientation, Daily Check-Up, Group Times and Lectures. He/she will do their best to ensure your program goes smoothly, your questions are answered and that you feel supported and heard.


These are our favorite dishes that we prepare at the retreat and at home, each with step-by-step preparation – for you to take home and to share with others.

This short document will provide you with concise and practical info on healthy food ingredients, equipment and food preparation books/ sites.
Enjoy, on the road home, a healthy delicious meal without worrying what to buy in the airport or a drive-through.

Not Included

We rent the resort. Accommodations are not included in the Program Rate. Please book your room directly through Ocean Resort front desk by calling 1-877-561-3425 or 1-250-923-4281

TIP: You can SAVE BIG, when you come as a couple or with a friend.

Please ask our Program Consultant about the best routes for your destination.
We recommend you purchase health and travel insurance when you are planning your health retreat.
If you need customization for your program due to a health condition (meals, special drinks, supplements, etc.), there will be an extra fee involved. Only critical reasonable and short term changes/ additions as determined by Fresh Start Program Director may be offered at no charge. Please note that our level of customization is limited and guests will need to provide the maximum amount of information about their health conditions and allergies before arrival.

NOTE: There are additional rates between $250-350 per week for meal customization. Prior approval is required, as we are limited to the number of guests we can accommodate with the food allergies.

TIP:  If we are not able to accommodate you, we’ll refer you to a specialized center, but they are three times the price, due to the customization.

During your stay we organize a number of optional outings. They differ, depending on the season and availability. Example of summer outings: kayaking, Helicopter Tour. Example of winter outings: aquasize class, bowling. Outings that may be organized in both seasons: Hydropath Grotto, Campbell River Museum, Comox Valley Driving Tour. Such group activities, organized only on specific dates when it suits the schedule best, are subject to the availability and weather conditions. We provide transportation for most outings, admission fees and relevant expenses are NOT included.

The guests can also plan their own trips, like Whale Watching, but we highly suggest doing those before or after Fresh Start programs or on Sundays, to minimally interfere with the program.  Remember that the main goal of coming to Fresh Start is to work on your health, and you want to get the most out of it. Also keep in mind that eating out during the program may lower your health benefits and create symptoms/cravings/constipation after. We offer plenty of fun and outdoors opportunities as part of your package, too.

Note: Activities and their content, drinks, and spa services may periodically change without notice due to availability of staff, revision of programs, and seasonal change.


Your Health Retreat Will Be a Life-Changing Experience


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Whether you’re looking for a women’s retreat or “something different” for an office getaway, coming to Fresh Start Health Retreats offers you a chance to renew and revitalize in a beautiful resort. You’ll return to your normal life energized and invigorated.

Time to Reset Your Stress

Sometimes the only way to reduce stress fast enough is to completely change your environment. We suggest that when you’re ready to run away, you run to a place where you can get healthy, calm, and re-energized. We’ve spent years creating that haven.
Fresh Start |Health & Lifestyle Transformation Retreat & Spa

Fresh Start |Health & Lifestyle Transformation Retreat & Spa

Your Health Retreat Will Be A Life-Changing Experience

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