Endless Summer

Due to popular demand, this summer we are offering not 1 but 2 Live Immersion Retreats!!!

The last few years we had to turn so many people away because we didn't have any more space in our July class. This year we want everyone who wants to come to be able to, so we worked with our partners at The Simsbury Inn, who graciously helped us squeeze in a second summer retreat! Now we have retreats June 29-July 5 AND August 3-9th. Cleanse your body and spirit with our award winning detox program, and enjoy our beautiful location: eating outside, walking or biking the area's trails, and more. There really has never been a more perfect time to come!

Don't wait, these summer retreats will be the LAST ONES THIS YEAR!

Register in April for a summer retreat and get a FREE PRIVATE ROOM UPGRADE, a $455 value!

Are you ready for a transformation?

Do you want to love your body more and begin to experience feelings of well-being and energy? At our Immersion Retreats, participants detoxify, energize and rejuvenate while getting world-class raw food training — and many experience significant weight loss and other dramatic health improvements. Are YOU ready to live your best life?

The Raw Food Institute's Live Immersion Retreat

This life changing week includes:

  • Instruction and personal consultation with Lisa Wilson
  • All of your meals and detox materials for the one week program
  • Health and nutrition lectures from leading raw food educators
  • Advanced healing and preventative tools
  • Hands-on food demonstration classes
  • Hands-on workshops in raw food sprouting, juicing, equipment, dehydration, etc.
  • A one week supervised raw foods detox with medicinal raw and living foods
  • Over 100 pages of handouts and worksheets
  • Customizable schedule with techniques to take home

Lisa Wilson

Founder of The Raw Food Institute

Come join us for our award winning 7 day immersion program at the Simsbury Inn in Simsbury, Connecticut: minutes away from Hartford International Airport, and centrally located between Boston and New York City.

Green Juice

Medicinal raw program based on the Ann Wigmore protocol. Repair cells and detox your body. Green juice and wheatgrass shots provided throughout the week.

Gourmet Raw Meals

Delicious, healthy raw meals are included. Cooking classes, how to shop, equipment training and recipes will show you how to do it at home.

Advanced Training

Classes like Wild Edibles and Herbs will deepen your knowledge and understanding. Take your raw food lifestyle to the next level.

Classes and activities 7:30am-6:00pm daily.

Day 1 Arrive on Sunday afternoon, orientation, introductions and green juice cocktails

Day 2-6 example:

  • 7:30am-8:30am: Light exercise (Walking, Calisthenics,Yoga or Qigong)
  • 8:30am-9:00am: FRESH Wheatgrass Juice!
  • 9:00am-9:30: Morning Juice served
  • 9:30am-10:30: Food preparation demonstration
  • 10:30am: Mid morning GREEN juice served
  • 10:30-12:30pm: Morning Lectures and Workshops
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30-5:00pm: Afternoon Lectures and Workshops
  • 4:00pm: Afternoon GREEN juice served
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Dinner
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: Activity or a Movie

Day 7 Morning classes, lunch and Depart on Saturday Afternoon

Energizing Activites

Yoga, qi gong, auricular therapy and more. Activate your body and mind.

Luxe Accomodations

The Raw Food Institute Live Immersion Program takes place at the beautiful Simsbury Inn.

Rejuvenating Treatments

Detox Sauna and Soqi bed treatment included. Massage, auricular therapy and reflexology available for an additional fee.

Class Topics Include:

  • Food as medicine
  • Green juices and green smoothie how-to's
  • How to grow medicinal foods at home
  • Wheatgrass
  • Sprouts and living foods
  • Superfoods
  • Digestive wellness
  • The power of enzymes and living foods
  • Hands-on food preparation
  • Gourmet raw food preparations
  • Dehydrating
  • Food combining
  • Seasonal Eating
  • Raw food snacks and desserts
  • Advanced detoxification techniques
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Environmental detoxification
  • Whole food supplements
  • Protecting your immune system
  • Preventing serious disease
  • Hormone health
  • Energy work
  • Removing heavy metals
  • Breathing and meditation
  • Movement and exercise
  • MUCH more!

All Inclusive

Shared accommodations at the beautiful Simsbury Inn, classes, juice, meals, education materials, airport shuttle from Hartford International and detoxification needs are all included in the one week program.

Registration $2597

Private rooms are available for an additional $445. Commuter's price is reduced by $445. Bring a friend and you each save $400! May not combine with other offers. Payment plans are available. Call us today for a personalized payment plan. Registration is NOT refundable, but is transferrable.

Register in April and get a FREE PRIVATE ROOM UPGRADE, a $455 value! Select private room from the dropdowns below, and the sale price will be automatically applied.

Enrollment Now Open for July and August Retreats.

Cleanse your body and spirit with our award winning detox program, and enjoy our beautiful location in summer and enjoy eating outside, walking or biking the area's trails, and more. There really has never been a perfect time to come! Don't wait, these programs will fill up fast.

Summer Live Immersion Retreat #1 in Simsbury, CT June 29-July 5, 2014

To register online, please select one

Summer Live Immersion Retreat #2 in Simsbury, CT August 3-9th, 2014 This retreat will be the last one until 2015, so don't miss your chance to make the change you want this year!

To register online, please select one

Questions? Contact us!

(888) 799-9147


The Raw Food Institute changed my life! I walked away feeling amazing not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. My life is so much more rich because of all the information, insight, and relationships I gained while there. It is the best investment I ever made in myself and my family! I guarantee you will not regret the investment either!Gina Ledwith

The Raw Food Institute is an amazing healing experience. Whether you need to lose weight or have a serious health challenge such as cancer, this is the place to go and heal. You will be forever changed by the education you will receive and you will leave with the tools to be able to take control of your health. The time I spent with Lisa Wilson gave me the knowledge to be able to heal my body from breast cancer without the use of conventional treatments. I strongly encourage you to make the investment in your health and attend the raw food institute.Carol Christoforatos

RFI was the best thing I ever did for myself. After studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I really thought I knew how to be healthy and how to teach others to do the same. But what I learned at RFI blew all my many years of nutritive education out of the water. It changed the way my family eats, the way I raise my kids and the way I help others to find their optimal health as well. I believe it to be such a pivotal and influential point in my life that I've encouraged everyone I truly care about to commit to the week away and learn to properly prevent disease and heal themselves for the rest of their life. It’s an unbelievably eye-opening experience!”Christi Flynn

In 2008 I was diagnosed with a recurrence and found myself in Stage IV Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma! Determined to go a natural educated path an alkaline lifestyle became paramount. Along with alkaline water, alkaline foods were a must. Thank goodness my journey led me to Lisa Wilson and the Raw Food Institute. I enrolled in the 7 Day Immersion and Educator programs in October 2011 and have never looked back. I juice every day and follow a mostly raw diet. Today I am 23 pounds lighter and wearing a size 2/4!! Best thing was that the weight loss was actually a surprise and not my main goal. Getting healthy and living a long life was at the top of my heart. Working with Lisa and the Raw Food Institute has educated and supported me, so today I know what to do and do it with the confidence that I am in control.Elaine Gibson

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear” and I am grateful that the journey to regain my health led me to Lisa, and the Raw Food Institute. My 7 day raw food detox can only be described as a remarkable experience. Yes the weight loss is a great bonus, but the real treasure for me was the mental clarity, feeling of lightness, and radiance that was physically noticeable after the 7 days. Dealing with a health crisis can be scary, and the most valuable lesson I learned here at the RFI, is that your body has amazing powers to heal itself when given the chance. Lisa Wilson is a beautiful, intelligent and highly motivated woman on a mission to help heal all who come her way.Ian Scott

I am thankful every day that I discovered RFI and Lisa Wilson. Literally, she saved my life and my professional life as an airline pilot. The keys to Type II Diabetes management are a raw food protocol, regular exercise, eliminate caffeine and alcohol, and REM sleep. I rarely set an alarm clock to be certain I’m maximizing my rejuvenation. It really works! I was able to get my A1c from 12.6 to 7.4 in 6 weeks. There is no drug on the planet that can do that. Blessings.Peter Gauthier

The 7-day raw detox program was amazing! My energy level was tremendous and it proved to me that the power food can change our lives! I loved learning about sprouts, wheat grass and enjoying all the amazing food. Lisa is authentic, caring and so knowledgeable! I’m recommending it to all my friends!Tracey Osbourne Miller

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the research and opinions of The Raw Food Institute and Lisa Wilson, unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional nor intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of our organization. You are encouraged to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, nor are these statements intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.