Award Winning 7-Day Live Immersion Detox Retreats

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

This life changing week includes:

  • Classes and activities 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

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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. We’re located 20 minutes from Hartford International Airport (BDL). The Simsbury Inn is conveniently 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.

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Hands-on Training

Learn how to dehydrate, make nut mylks and more in our fun, hands-on chef training classes.

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

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Energizing Activities

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

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Luxurious Accommodations

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 for the week is $2600 A $1000 non-refundable* deposit is required to hold all reservations. The balance is due at check-in. Rate adjustments for upgrades and discounts will be applied to your balance due at check-in.

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.*Deposit is NOT refundable, but is transferrable.

CRFEGNEW Personalized coaching to help you implement raw food techniques and achieve your nutrition goals.

After you attend our Live Immersion Retreat, add 12 weeks of 1 to 1 coaching with a Certified Raw Food Educator and get the support you need to implement what you learn. Structured weekly one hour coaching calls will help you develop your raw skills and take your health and nutrition to the level you dream of. Every week will engage, inspire and hold you accountable, while offering exclusive insights, tips and training in how to get the most out of your raw food lifestyle.

Upgrade to a Live Immersion Retreat Coaching Package for an additional $1500. To Register for this special promotion online, select any option below that includes “+ Coaching”.


Live Immersion Detox Retreat in Simsbury, CT January 3-9th, 2015  Enjoy our beautiful location in the breathtaking winter landscape.

Courses included in our retreats:

  • green juice therapy
  • upgrading to a super salad
  • transforming your kitchen
  • chef training every afternoon
  • holistic remedies that work
  • pillars of healing
  • therapeutic & medicinal raw
  • digestive wellness
  • it’s a lifestyle
  • living your best life
  • raw entrees
  • recreational raw
  • dehydration
  • sprouting 101, 102 & 103
  • herbs
  • essential oils
  • medicinal teas
  • natural remedies
  • and more!!!

We want this to be a transformational experience. So we also offer:

  • gong meditation
  • healing circle
  • qi gong
  • yoga
  • saunas
  • nightly edible facials
  • enema kits
  • skin brushes, to enhance your detox
  • SOQI bed far infrared treatments
  • vibration plate therapy
  • rebounders
  • optional massage
  • optional reflexology
  • optional aruicular therapy
  • and more…

What’s included:

  • ALL of your raw meals
  • ALL of your therapeutic green juices
  • ALL of your medicinal teas
  • ONE SOQI & chi machine treatment
  • Yoga, Qigong & movement classes
  • All of our core Raw Food Courses taught by Lisa Wilson, RFI Chefs and RFI trained staff members.

Questions? Contact us!

(888) 799-9147

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Testimonials | Click here to view video testimonials.

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