Retreat Program

Knowledge empowers and changes people

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Will your program help me?

Guests experience improvements in five days. Our program gives strong results in the following areas:

  • Adapting to a new healthier lifestyle
  • Boosting immune system
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Weight management
  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stopping smoking
  • Reducing alcohol and caffeine dependence
  • Improving mental outlook including depression & anxiety
  • Chronic lifestyle diseases

Evidence based, world renowned programs

Many people are confused by conflicting views on healthful living. Botanika Wellness Retreat provides guests with lifestyle treatment programs founded on evidence based scientific research.

We use the world renowned and respected peer reviewed Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). CHIP is a lifestyle education program designed to teach individuals how to take charge of their health by emphasizing the causes, prevention and reversal of common Western diseases. Each guest receives their own lifestyle medicine tool kit.

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Programs run most weeks, Sunday to Friday (5 nights):


Why we use CHIP

Our goal at Botanika Wellness Retreat is to provide you with an environment where you not only feel relaxed and rejuvenated but also feel empowered to take charge of your health. For this reason we incorporate CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) as part of our program.

The feedback we have received about this program from our guests is that it presents a credible way to prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle related diseases including obesity, high blood pressure, stress, reduce/stop alcohol, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease.

CHIP is evidence based with over 20 scientific papers having been published to date reporting its positive results. As part of your CHIP experience you will be provided with a “lifestyle medicine tool kit”.

Observed reductions

  • Many CHIP participants that are hypertensive often dramatically reduce their blood pressure and in consultation with their doctor are able to reduce and even eliminate their need for medication.
  • 19.8% reduction in average total cholesterol in 30 days for those with baseline cholesterol of higher than 7.24 mmol/l.
  • 19.9% reduction in average fasting plasma glucose in 30 days for those with baseline fasting plasma glucose of higher than 6.94 mmol/l.
  • Participants report reduced BMI by an average of 3% within just 30 days. Long term adherence to the lifestyle results in achieving ideal body weight.

Based on CHIP’s community program. Source:

Sound good?

We find it exciting to observe the life-changing impact CHIP has upon guests who thought their best days were behind them! To experience the full benefits of this life changing experience reserve your place now for one of our 5-day packages and we’ll get you started in the right direction.

Depression and anxiety

Resources are also available from the Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program (DARP) which addresses the causes of depression and anxiety. Many guests have found the information in this program to be very helpful.