Reduce with Hildegard

Pirchner Hof Hotel & Farm

Stay healthy with sensible dieting

Take time out and do yourself some good with a spelt-based fasting week at the Pirchner Hof, Austria’s premier hotel for naturopathy and the holistic teachings of Hildegard von Bingen. Located in the tranquil village of Reith in the Alpach valley and surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery and unspoilt nature, the Hotel & Farm offer the ideal setting for a healthy break.

Fasting adds new facets to life as consciously choosing abstinence creates space. Hildegard von Bingen believed that ‘discretio’ – balance within appropriate boundaries – included fasting in harmony with the rhythm of nature and is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

Fasting Hildegard style doesn’t mean complete absence of food – but rather conscious reduction. During the fasting week the body cleanses and regenerates itself – and the reduction of outside influences and abstinence from non-essential trappings of prosperity enables a fresh perspective and sensitises to embrace a healthier lifestyle. The menu consists of a moderate spelt-based reduction diet that includes the Hildegard fasting soup, spelt bread, and Hildegard’s healing herbs and spices. Fennel tea has a harmonising effect on the acid-base balance and brightens the eyes.

Detoxifying massages and treatments including lymphatic drainage and DIY liver compresses support the cleansing process, and participants also benefit from the daily exercise and regeneration programme, lectures on fasting and nutrition, and three round table evenings.

Spelt-based fasting week

4 to 11 June and 3 to 10 September 2017

  • 7 nights accommodation in a comfort double room

  • Hildegard von Bingen moderate spelt-based fasting

  • Hildegard just for me – our newcomer’s package

  • Introductory talk by Christa Peer

  • Daily morning or evening meditations

  • The group meets every day to share experiences

  • Three after dinner talks on ‘Fasting’, ‘Nutrition’, ‘Remedies’ and ‘Herbs & Spices’

  • One glass of pear purée

  • One detoxifying body pack

  • One lymphatic drainage

  • One copper bristle brush massage with alkaline oil

  • Daily alkaline footbaths

  • Daily DIY liver compresses

  • Bread baking course – enjoy delicious spelt bread at home

  • Exercise & regeneration programme

  • Blood-letting is available with early registration

Price per person from €798

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