Nestled in the beautiful green hills of Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, you will find the Rest & Digest Retreat Centre. Lovingly managed by owners Deborah and Matt Prosser, it offers a refreshing retreat from the bustle of city life. There are welcoming gardens to stroll through, where permaculture farming practices are implemented. Join them for retreats, workshops & classes ranging from gentle cleansing health programs, to bread-making, to fasting, to juicing, or for yoga. The privacy this secluded spot offers is perfect for those who need a space to recuperate from the stresses of life, including restful support after surgery or injury. Deborah offers various therapies and treatments on site, and for those who would like to explore a bit, there are breathtakingly gorgeous forests and walks close by.


On the Menu for the last quarter of 2019:

  1. Create Your Healthy Lifestyle – a weekly Flavourful – Soul-Food connection. From 14th November to 8th December 2019.
  2. Introduction to Weekly Food Workshops & make Healthy Treats for Gifts & Functions – Thurs 14th November 2019 – from 9am to 12 noon, or 5.30 to 8.30pm.
  3. Your Pantry & The Healthy Smoothie – Thursday 21st November 2019 – from 9am to 12 noon, or 5.30 to 8.30pm.
  4. 4x Healthy Wraps & Fillings – Thursday 28th November 2019 – from 9am to 12 noon, or 5.30 to 8.30pm.
  5. Holiday Season Dips & Sauces & Snack Biscuits – Thursday 5th December 2019, from 9am to 12 noon or 5.30 to 8.30pm.
  6. Flavourful Yoga & Soul-Food Retreat – from 4pm Friday 29th November – ends between 2-3pm Sunday 1st December 2019.
  7. Reset your Digestive Fires Retreat – 3, 5 or 7 nights – design your own retreat experience!

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DATES | Weekly Soul-Food Connection Workshops – 14th November to 8th December 2019 – Mornings 9am to 12.00 noon OR evenings 5.30 to 8.30pm.
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST |  From R200 – depending on how many classes are booked.

Create Your Healthy Lifestyle
A weekly Flavourful – Soul – Food connection

The 3 hours are divided into 4 parts – Welcome and group introduction; exploring our connection to food; a talk and information on the topic of the morning; group interactive foodie preparation experience; communal eating and sharing and a lucky draw.
The cost options:
One off workshop                        R260
2 workshops of the month         R240 per class (R480 p/m)
4 workshops of the month         R200 per class (R800 p/m)
A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 people per class
4 Thursday Class dates schedule
November 14th, 21th and 28th, 5th December.
8th December – Holiday Lunch Buffet
MORNING CLASS 9am to 12noon OR
EVENING CLASS 5.30-8.30pm


Booking is essential as space is limited.

Contact us by email:

For enquiries: Landline 031-764 0959 or Mobile 083 775 1735

Creating Your Healthy Lifestyle – Flavourful Soul-Food Workshops

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DATE | Flavourful Yoga & Soul-Food Retreat – 29th November to 1st December 2019 – Friday starts at 4pm, ends on Sunday between 2 & 3pm.
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST |  From R2000 to R2500 (including accommodation)

As a qualified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Deborah Prosser will guide you through a meaningful journey of restoration, re-connection and re-balancing.

Weekend Yoga and Food Retreat. We incorporate all aspects of exercise, breathing exercises, meditation for stress release, in-the-garden connection to nature, preparing meals together and having quiet time to integrate the experience.


Booking is essential as space is limited.

Contact us by email:

For enquiries: Landline 031-764 0959 or Mobile 083 775 1735

Flavourful Yoga & Soul-Food Retreat


DATE | Body & Mind Spring Clean – Dates to be confirmed
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST | To be confirmed

Deborah Prosser is renowned for her gentle cleansing retreats at Rest & Digest Wellness Haven.

Rest & Digest Wellness Haven invites you to bring positive transformation in your health. This retreat is designed to assist participants in developing the courage necessary to take the steps towards a healthy internal and external life. We believe that the internal processes required to make deep and positive changes are what ensure a successful outcome.

We keep our retreats small and intimate with no more than 5 participants to ensure that each person gets the full benefit from the experience. Spring-Clean your body, mind, and soul through a cleansing program. The 7 days unfold through a step-by-step cleansing routine.

Contact us by email:

Phone: Landline +27-31-764 0959 or Mobile +27-83 775 1735

7-day Body & Mind Spring Clean Retreat 

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DATES | Full-day Fermentation Courses – dates to be confirmed – from 9am to 5pm.
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST |  R1350 per Fermentation Course (includes talks/demo & participation/food & beverage tasters)

Deborah Prosser is a Colon Hydrotherapist and her extensive knowledge as a Fermenteer and Raw Foodist has played an important role in dietary support.

Deborah’s passion is to encourage you to make your own living cultured foods in your home, bringing the diversity and benefits into your kitchen and onto your plate. She does this by providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make your own healthy fermented foods and drinks! This workshop is informative, practical, and fun. Discover how simple the ancient art and science of fermentation actually is and how you can integrate fermented foods into your daily life.

Booking is essential as space is limited.

Contact us by email:

For enquiries: Landline 031-764 0959 or Mobile 083 775 1735

Full-day Fermentation Courses

Come stay with us – you will love it here

Our rooms are beautifully appointed – each one with a private / en-suite bathroom and access to the gorgeous gardens.

We offer small, 2 people to 4 people personalized retreats. Whether you join in on a specified retreat, or you create your own healing retreat, our space will suit the individual wanting a quiet, reflective space.

Whilst rest and retreating is foremost, our environment also offers participatory interactions that enable you to go home with the skills and tools to help further your well-being.

Sprout It
Your health is your wealth


Creating a realistic & wholistic lifestyle by bringing nature back into your kitchen!

To view our amazing range of fermented health-boosting products including Kombucha tea, vinegar & immune boost, Kefir yoghurt, cream cheese, whey and sourdough bread, lacto-fermented foods and Kvass Veggie Juice, please click here!

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Reset Your Digestive Fires Packages

We all get exhausted by the demands of our modern life styles. Do you need to reset your digestive fires and give your mind, body and soul a well-deserved rest? Come revitalise your being at our wonderful retreat center and face life with new vigour and enthusiasm! Your retreat starts at 2pm on the first day and continues through to 12 noon on the third day. Please contact us to inquire about availability!

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Colonic Therapy

Colonic Therapy

Colon hydrotherapy is the gentle rinsing of the colon with warm water, to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier. Colonics can also help re-tone & reshape the colon. Colon hydrotherapy involves the safe, gentle infusion of water into the colon via the rectum. No chemicals or drugs are involved.

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Vital Juice Therapy

Fasting is an ancient therapeutic treatment and juice fasting is the quickest way to promote the body’s natural healing response. Fruits are known detoxifiers and vegetables rebuild on a cellular level. The body’s cleansing and healing forces are enhanced when you abstain from food.  Old and diseased cells are removed and new and healthy cells are grown to take their place. The body’s health and vitality is restored.

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