Been here several times over the past years for fasting, and other programs. Fasting is about not just abstaining from food but all sorts of vices, including TV, Internet, McDonalds, etc. There is area that has WIFI, btw. It makes a HUGE impact to not have these in your environment especially when you are fasting, but even on a vacation. If a person really needs the tv, internet and McDonalds, etc. then they can usually just stay home and take a week off work. Not the same thing at all by coming here. Some things are real subtle but something inside you just slows down, and relaxes.
Regarding previous comments about 'hippies': Anyone is free to judge anyone else, and yes the media and our culture thrives on phhhhh but that is such a negative place to live in really. There may or not be a hippie there, but guess what? I heard a rumour that they are not dangerous! The only thing infective is their laughter.. Plus someone told me that they actually are human beings too just expressing themselves in their own way, living their own life. Oh, wait a minute, just like the rest of us 'normal' humans.. Come on people, get out of the hate and judgement mode and grow up. Enjoy life and each other!
Great Spa! Front desk staff is good! Food programs are also excellent - learn a fascinating and ultra-creative way to prepare foods. Scenery is amazing, sunsets are out of this world. Fascinating wild life - great for photos. Great hiking. They have weekly 'parties' on Friday, singing and dancing, no one feels left out and you actually remember what it is like to be a human being again, - without the technology (ie. you learn how to communicate face to face with people again and hang out with them instead of your computer).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tree of Life Center US is an Oasis for awakening on the physical, emotional, mental & spiritual levels for both inspiration & rejuvenation. The Tree of Life was founded in 1993 by its Director Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Tree of Life is a Healing/ Rejuvenation Center with Juice Fasting & Detoxification Retreats, Diabetes Recovery Programs, Conscious Eating Live Food Prep Courses, Vegan Vacations, and Live Food Retreats. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tree Of Life Rejuvenation Hotel Patagonia
- Tree Of Life Center US Patagonia, Arizona