Retreat Leader & Wellness Coach
Fasting is a powerful way to achieve lasting health and prevent chronic diseases. It helps people reconnect with nature, themselves and others in a meaningful way. The co-founder of Vietnam Detox, Dieter, has a mission to empower people to take charge of their health and wellbeing, and to equip them with the inspiration and knowledge they need to make positive choices for their mind, body and soul.
Dieter has been passionate about wellness and health since he studied Massage Therapy in Thailand (2003) and in Hawaii (2004). He has always been amazed by the human body’s anatomy and physiology, and how everything works together and affects each other. This has inspired him to adopt a more conscious approach to managing his health. His professional background in learning & development also motivated him to share his knowledge and personal experience with others.
Dieter studied the Buchinger Fasting method from Germany and got certified by the German Fasting Academy (dfa) as a fasting coach and retreat leader. He has learned valuable skills and knowledge to support people in taking care of their wellbeing in a lasting way. His goal is to raise people’s awareness and knowledge, and to encourage them to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. Regular fasting, whether intermittent or as a retreat, can be a catalyst or a continuation of a healthy lifestyle. Dieter has been running fasting retreats for groups and individuals in Vietnam since 2016. He is confident that his clients will return home feeling inspired and motivated to apply the many ideas that his retreats will spark in them.
As Retreat Manager, Hoan makes sure all arrangements, logistics and our schedule always work out. He has personally selected all our hiking paths and makes sure you have the best hiking guides, yoga teachers, Tai Chi teachers and visiting practitioners looking after you during our retreats.
Hoan comes from Da Nang in Central Vietnam where he used to work as a tour guide, helping visitors to explore the imperial city of Hue, the ancient city of Hoi An, the sights and sounds of Da Nang and some tropical islands nearby. Hoan is passionate about the history and culture of his country and is happy to share his insights with you.
Clinical Nutritionist and medically certified DFA Fasting Coach and Retreat Leader
I am working for more than 18 years in the areas of nutrition, fasting and naturopathy. I have been fascinated with fasting since I was a student.
Studying the fasting approach of Dr. Otto Buchinger and working at the famous Buchinger Clinic at Lake Constance in Germany, I got totally inspired to immerse myself into supporting others on their journey to enhanced wellbeing.
Until this day, this inspiration remains as the experience my guests and I make during their fasts are so rich, divers and beneficial. ..
Fasting is a great opportunity to launch a conscious healthy lifestyle.
Reading the works of Doctors and Scientists such as Weston Price, Max Bircher-Benner, Werner Kollath and Claus Leitzmann showed me the full potential of contemporary and traditional approach to nutrition and and culinary cultures.
I feel passionate to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for healthy living and a true to nature, palatable and enjoyable approach to nutrition.
I was born in 1971 and am the father of three wonderful children.
Alison is currently completing her training as a “Juice Therapist” with Jason Vale’s Juice Academy.
After the removal of her gallbladder in 2007, Alison suffered from severe pain, which impacted her ability to stand in front of audiences when conducting workshops and seminars.
When searching for a suitable healing method, we researched over 15 wellness establishments worldwide and eventually decided for Dharma Healing International, a detox retreat on the famous Thai island of Samui. We booked a 7 day elimination fast with Hillary Hit, an American clinical nutritionist and already after 5 days, Alison announced she was able to go to bed with no pain whatsoever. This was when Alison started to look deeper into alternative healing methods and her interest and enthusiasm for detoxing was ignited.
Alison integrates juicing into her daily routine and tried out and created many delicious recipes. She enjoys sharing her juicing knowledge with children. Demonstrating how easy its is to create tasty and healthy juices gives her a lot of inspiration and satisfaction.
Alison is based in Northamptonshire in the UK and participates in some of our retreats in Vietnam.