Welcome to Rest & Digest


Welcome to Rest & Digest
Shaping well-being with an holistic approach


Shaping well-being with an holistic approach


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.

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On the Menu for the second half of 2019:

  1. New Moon Gentle Yoga Retreat – Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2019.
  2. Full Moon Gentle Yoga Retreat – Friday 11th to 13th September 2019.
  3. Reset your Digestive Fires Retreat – 3, 5 or 7 nights – design your own retreat experience!

Email: deborah@restanddigest.co.za for more information.

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DATE | Rise & Shine! Mind, Body & Soul Spring Clean – 13th to 23rd September 2019
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST | Refer page under ‘Retreats’ for different modules

  • Deborah Prosser and her team at Rest & Digest Wellness Haven are offering a 5 or 10-DAY RE-SET DETOX PROGRAMME.
  •  John Homewood will be running a powerful workshop called AWAKENING THE FLOW on the first weekend.
  • Michelle McClunan will be ending the programme off with a 2-day SPRING CLEAN YOUR SOUL Workshop the following weekend.

You can participate in specific modules or do the full RISE AND SHINE programme if you seriously want to shift.


Booking is essential as space is limited.

Contact us by email: deborah@restanddigest.co.za

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

Rise & Shine! Mind, Body & Soul Spring Clean

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DATE | New Moon Gentle Yoga Retreat – 27th to 29th September 2019 – Friday arrive from 3pm, starts at 6pm, to Sunday 2.30pm.
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST |  From R2180 (including accommodation)

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

During this New Moon Gentle Yoga Retreat, we will restore our inner sense of peace, with the fluidity of yoga, breath-work and mindfulness practices, as well as nourishing and cleansing our bodies with delicious yogi beverages and foods.


Booking is essential as space is limited.

Contact us by email: deborah@restanddigest.co.za

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

New Moon Gentle Yoga Retreat


DATE | Body & Mind Spring Clean – Arrive from 2pm Saturday 9th November – retreat starts 4pm and  runs to 11am the following Saturday 16th October 2019
VENUE | 22 Minerva Drive, Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
COST | R9 900,00 excluding accommodation
Early Bird discount R9 100,00 (excluding accommodation) if paid in full by 15th September 2019

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

Stepping into 2019, 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: deborah@restanddigest.co.za

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: deborah@restanddigest.co.za

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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