(7 months post retreat) "When I arrived at the retreat, I was dangling by a thread. Menopause problems - I think I ticked every box. Migraines - I had suffered them all my life. Marriage problems... a stressful job. Seven months on and I feel a-maz-ing. Amazing, energised, youthful, happy, healthy, unbelievable... The night sweats have practically disappeared... Migraines are all but gone... All other menopause symptoms - gone ! ...It's a miracle. I had lost 6lbs during the retreat week, but I am now two stone lighter, after seven months" (You can read more about Audrey's story here)
It’s been a joy to be part of the retreat this week. Katrina has a gentleness and calmness about her that made me feel relaxed and at ease from the minute I arrived, and her passion for nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is infectious! I’m returning home inspired, informed and in tune with my body. My friend and I both benefited immensely from the retreat and are really trying to apply what we learnt to our daily lives.
I have been on numerous retreats before but this has been the best by far. Myfirst visit to Scotland and I have thoroughly enjoyed it: the lovely walks, tasty juices and valuable rest times have all been perfect. Katrina's infectious enthusiasm, passion and extensive knowledge shine through – she is inspirational! I will definitely be back and I will be bringing friends whom I know will benefit enormously from this wonderful place.
I feel amazing and I can't thank you enough. Three weeks home: I’m juicing regularly, I have lost 11lbs (5kg), I sleep better than I have for years... and it’s making a huge difference to my health. (Read Ashley Davies' review of the retreat in The Scotsman, here)
We're often led to believe that degeneration is our lot as we grow older, but the tools and tips gleaned from Katrina's retreat turn that thinking completely on its head. 10 days after the retreat, the excess weight I lost has stayed off and the giddy-high I left with has remained with me.
My time at The Body Toolkit Retreat was invaluable in so many ways. The cleansing of the diet was just one part of it - but by cleansing the body, the mind follows and the spirit can soar. Thank you again, Katrina, for your loving attention.
The entire 6 days were magic; I am transformed and Katrina is responsible. It was such fun, so informative and so healthy – what joy to be able to rest without guilt. The Body Toolkit really works - it has changed my life.
This has been an amazing journey and has opened up a new world of nutrition for me. I feel optimistic about food for the first time in my 65 years. Katrina is a beautiful person inside and out, and I will recommend her retreat to everyone!
My first visit to the retreat and definitely won't be my last. Katrina's knowledge and tips on health issues, and how they can be aided by nature's finest food, is immense. I learned so much more than I anticipated. I wasn't hungry once due to the delicious and filling juices and soups served up every day. Don't hesitate to book up, it is an experience of a lifetime.
I arrived pretty burnt out, tired, lethargic and needing to shift some weight as my knees were creaking. I've had a great time – the truth is that it was relatively easy. Moreover, I have never rested as much in my life. 6 days later, I feel rested, energetic, no pain in my knees and no pain in my thumbs. I’m also 12lbs lighter, so that is a fantastic kick-start and I’m committed to juicing.
(3 months later) A note from me to thank you once again for a transformational week in my life. Each day I am thankful for taking the time out to spend 6 days learning how to look after myself! Here I am 3 months on, 2 stone lighter and with the bags of energy that I thought had deserted me permanently. I feel great.
My painful psoriasis of 25 years has completely gone. I went to Katrina's retreat in January 2017, lost 7lbs after the week and left inspired to really get into my juicing. About two months after the retreat, I realised that the painful psoriasis on my scalp had completely healed. After 25 years, that is a life changing result. I can honestly say that Katrina's retreat is well worth a week out of your life and I couldn't be happier with my results.
My lethargy is non-existent; I am sleeping less yet deeper; my anxiety has improved; my hair and skin look healthier; the specks on my nails have vanished; cellulite has reduced and my usual aches are gone. More importantly, I have a better grasp of who I am and what I want for my future. I really do feel amazing.
I came to the retreat for my need to address health issues as well as weight issues. The experience has been both informative and inspirational. This is the start of the rest of my life and I want to thank you for your vision, style and passion to see people become free from damaging habits. Katrina is attempting to change the health of a nation, one person at a time!! And she is the witness of what she teaches - it’s been a privilege for my wife and I to have done this together.
(8 months later) This is a life changing programme that fired me up to regain the balance in my life. I've lost 35lbs (15kg) since attending the retreat eight months ago, and I feel great at every level! Thank you, Katrina, for directing me to a different way of thinking.
Katrina's passion is inspirational, the set-up sublime and the experience extraordinary. Juicing, sleep, walks, good company and quiet reflection in the Highlands is a magical experience. Now being 4.5lbs lighter I am delighted that I won't have to replace the contents of my wardrobe, thanks to Katrina's sterling efforts!
What an amazing week. I arrived like Eeyore in ‘Winnie the Pooh’ – sluggish, lethargic, jaded and heavy – and am leaving like, Tigger. I literally want to jump for joy, and can’t wait to start my new life! Not only has my health done a 180 degree flip, my brain has been hugely stimulated by everything I’ve learned. The Body Toolkit Retreat clearly attracts a very special clientele and each person has been a joy. I know I'll be back!
This past week with Katrina was a turning point in our lives. We are both very motivated to continue eating and drinking healthily. We are both so pleased that we visited the retreat. My husband lost 5kg and I lost 3.5kg in excess weight over the course of the week.
What a wonderful week this has been - Katrina’s ability to produce such a nurturing and healing space is amazing. This week really has to be ‘experienced’ and only then could anyone possibly understand how awesome it is. I can honestly say that I never felt hungry once and will be leaving feeling energised, rested, refreshed and ready to jump back into life. Thank you so much!
I feel great after a week at the retreat and I'm inspired to live a healthier life. A week of juicing, rest and spending time in the Highlands is a recipe for fitting into your favourite shorts again, feeling full of energy and still feeling the benefit three months down the line. (Read Louise Gray's review of the retreat in the Sunday Herald, here)
I feel so much better in both body and mind after this magical week. On the fourth night I managed to sleep from 11pm until 5am - something I haven’t managed to do for over a year! I feel so much calmer and my husband is now completely won over to juicing, which has now replaced our breakfast!
Carol Ann and I have learned so much this week. We will make juicing part of our daily lives going forward. Thank you for your organisation and professionalism in making the retreat such a pleasure for everyone. Your enthusiasm and commitment will ensure that The Body Toolkit will go from strength to strength, we are certain of that.
The Body Toolkit retreat is the best thing I have ever done. After the week, I have lost 7 pounds, my skin is brighter and I feel absolutely amazing. Katrina is so supportive andprovides such a wonderful experience.
A new start and a new beginning – just what I needed. Thank you so much for all your encouragement and wisdom. I am feeling great in body and mind, and I’m very happy to recommend to anyone.
My new start in life. I am a transformed woman. Katrina’s kindness, intuition and passion for what she does has touched so many, and I know will reach many, many more. From a depressed, overweight, late 50's woman, I am now feeling more like I was in my 30's and over 14lbs lighter. I am leaving happier, fresher, lighter and ready to get going again.
I arrived emotional, tired and in much need of rest, but also a refocus on what is important in life. Through her gentle coaching, great advice on nutrition and wonderful walks in the beautiful Scottish countryside, Katrina helped me to refocus and feel more able and equipped to handle the stresses that life throws at us. So many of us could benefit from a week here.
Thank you for a wonderful week - I’m leaving a different person to the one who arrived and I’ll be adjusting not only my nutrition, but also the way I view myself and my life.
(8 months later) I am still juicing and following The Body Toolkit philosophy, and I haven't taken a single anti-inflammatory for my arthritis since the week of the retreat and I feel great. I never for one minute expected the retreat to change my life like this but I'm eternally grateful that you kick started me into using food as a medicine.
(12 months post retreat) I've gone from several anxiety attacks a day (3-4 major ones per week) for the last 22 years, to absolutely nothing in a year. It's clear cut, measurable 100% fact that something has chemically changed for me since the retreat. Not only due to the week of digestive rest, high nutrition, rest, positivity and support but also due to me continuing it afterwards. (You can read more about Craig's experience and results here).
An unbelievable week! I have learned so much. I was apprehensive about coming at my age (about to turn 80) but I felt so relaxed the moment I got here - Katrina is so professional, knowledgeable and so inspiring. I am leaving feeling younger with more energy, and also with a more positive attitude to healthy living. Thank you, Katrina, I will never forget this week - it has been a kick start to change my way of life.
Amazing week. I am so glad that I chose to afford this. Katrina is so good at what she does. When I came here my energy levels were at their lowest ever; I felt I was running on empty. I am leaving with my old vitality and energy and am enthusiastic about the future – a healthier future. When Katrina talks of ‘exceptional health’ that is just what she means. The other word I liked on the website was ‘gentle’, and somehow it was that too.
Thank you for an amazing transformational week. The impact of the week has made me completely rethink how I eat and look after my body and I really can’t thank you enough.
Highly recommend. A relaxing, inspiring and educational week. Katrina has created a wonderful retreat in the Highlands with delicious juices, informative talks and beautiful walks in the most stunning scenery. The retreat exceeded expectations and also got to meet an amazing group of people. I look forward to repeating the experience very soon.
This retreat was the best gift I could have given myself - it has been a lot easier than I expected, thanks to Katrina's support and encouragement. I never felt deprived or hungry, no cravings for my usual weaknesses and my taste buds have been re-educated. How easy it is now to get my 5+ a day! Thank you for starting me on the path to continued good health.
Think no more... just do it... the four daily Zoom meetings were informative and calming, the yoga classes were lovely and having to make your own juices and soups was a great learning experience, and I haven’t stopped! 3 weeks on, my alcohol consumption is now nearly zero and I feel and look so much better... the virtual retreat is personal, transformational and great value for money... all very professionally and thoughtfully delivered by The Body Toolkit guru, Katrina Mather."
The Body Toolkit experience delivered far more than we could ever have expected. We were completely nourished, nurtured, rested, educated and inspired. The retreat is so much more than just a detox, it is a wonderful, restful holiday. I cannot emphasise enough what a difference Katrina's guided retreat can make to your life.
A heartfelt thank you for everything: I arrived in an extremely fragile state and now feel like a new woman. It is incredible. See you soon for another reset.
The Body Toolkit is an amazing concept and I love all the facets of it. Thank you for looking after us so well, Katrina. A quote that comes to mind when I think of you is ‘it’s a wonderful thing when a career and passion come together’. What you are doing is amazing and how you are doing it, amazing.
Everyone has been commenting on how good I look! I’ve lost 8lbs and I really noticed a difference with my joints and energy level during my pilates class. I want to thank Katrina for her patience, kindness and for the incredible range of 'tools' I now have. A million thanks.
I really loved my time at the retreat, and thoroughly benefited from my week. A great mix of lovely surroundings, good company, support, fun and advice - not to mention the juices! Now back home refreshed, positive and seven pounds lighter. Despite considerable efforts, I have not managed to be this weight for four years; so the retreat has been just what I needed and more.
I arrived stressed out, overweight, peri-menopausal and I just needed to get my life back on track... 6 months on and I’m still juicing most days - I lost 6lbs by the end of my stay, which I’ve more or less kept off. My skin is much improved and I have more energy, vitality and enthusiasm. The retreat allows you to slow down, clear your head and see what is important in life. (You can read Jane's full testimonial here)
Thank you, Katrina, for possibly the most amazing life changing 6 days I have ever experienced. I have felt so cocooned and cared for; almost in a perfect bubble! I felt this morning, on waking, feelings of positivity and am empowered to go forward in a healthier, calmer and more positive way. It has been both inspirational and just the best time! Cannot thank you enough for all you have given us.
My daughter was right to praise Katrina so much – she is a true inspiration to everyone. I have enjoyed everything about the retreat: the juices, the walks, conversations, lectures – just everything. I feel like I’m a new woman!
What a difference the retreat has made to me - I have had the best time ever, made lots of new friends, lost 8lbs and I feel great. Everything about the retreat is awesome and inspiring. How could you fail to benefit from spending time here? Katrina is the most compassionate, patient, kind and knowledgeable teacher and an inspiration to us all! Thank you again for making it such a wonderful experience.
Such an amazing experience. It’s been fantastic, I’m so grateful to Katrina for all her kindness and knowledge. The 6 days have gone very quickly in the magical place that has so much positive energy that I am taking back to share with family and friends.
Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement this week, Katrina. Now at the end of the week I can really feel the benefit. I have loved my time here and the retreat exceeded my expectations by far. I am leaving with a much clearer understanding about nutrition and a ‘be kind to yourself’ and ‘can do’ attitude!
Thank you so much for such an incredible week - I have never felt so good. I arrived wanting to ‘be healthy’ and ‘shift a few pounds’ and I feel like I have left with a degree in nutrition! The past week has absolutely transformed me and I am so excited about my new way of living. Katrina is an absolute inspiration and instantly makes everyone feel at ease and welcome.
I am so glad I came on this retreat. My dry skin has gone, I feel much more positive and less fearful of life. You have given me a new purpose and a true insight into looking after myself. I wish I could send quite a few people here; it’s a life changing week in wonderful company.
'Thank you' seems not enough. You treated all of us like royalty - it was a fabulously restful, enjoyable and informative week. We so needed it. You epitomise all that you teach, and that makes it even more powerful and inspiring. Donald lost a stone and I lost 6lbs during our time with you and we are determined and inspired to keep going pursuing our best health.
I am so pleased I came to this retreat at this time. I never thought I could last a week but Katrina's lovely juices and smoothies made it so easy and I wasn’t hungry once! My flaky, itchy skin on my foot has completely cleared up and my wheezy chest has almost gone as well. Wonderful to have some “me time” after an awful year, and I return home a new woman, determined to continue on the path Katrina has led.
Wow, what a great week at The Body Toolkit Retreat at Garmoran Square. What a great location to unwind. Feeling completely re-energised and positive - long may it last. Katrina was fabulous, so professional, informative and enthusiastic - a breath of fresh air.
This has been the best gift anyone has ever given me. Your juices and soups were lovely, and I’m going home to share your knowledge. I’m leaving here a lighter, more confident person. It’s the best thing I have ever done, I will be back!
I had no idea what to expect but I’m now so glad that Fiona and I made the journey. Katrina has great knowledge and a super ability to prompt positive change in our dietary behaviour. Sorry to be leaving, but can’t wait to get home to juicing.
I am very happy to share that in the six nights at the retreat 1) my rosacea has cleared up, 2) no painkillers were needed for my Fibromyalgia, 3) I didn’t need any diazapam at all (which I normally take daily for anxiety), 4) I had no panic attacks, 5) my Fibromyalgia pain in my feet is significantly better – I walk without thinking about it now. I have no doubt whatsoever that this was all down to Katrina, she has an amazing gift. I have also lost 9lbs, which is a great bonus to all of the above.
I lost a considerable amount of weight, the horrible effects of IBS disappeared within two days and my blood pressure has normalised for the first time in 30 years. If you're scanning this website wondering whether or not the investment of time and money might be worth it - just book right away. Katrina has given me insights into how to live a better, richer and (I hope) longer older age. I have never made a better investment.
I am leaving here inspired to not only change the way I eat, but to make radical changes to my whole lifestyle! Katrina has taught me so much about nutrition, health and wellbeing but also about “being kind” to myself and accepting and loving myself. Thank you for being the truly inspirational woman that you are. p.s. I have also discovered a truly beautiful part of Scotland.
My skin is clearer, I feel lighter, more energised and somehow I've managed to lose half a stone. The gentle approach during the Body Toolkit retreat felt like a holiday for my body and mind.
Thank you, Katrina, for making last week such a wonderful and uplifting experience. Your patience and kindness is overwhelming. You have certainly given us the ‘tools’ to live a healthier, happier life... invaluable.
I came to The Body Toolkit because of post-viral fatigue and depression – I needed to get back to basics with my nutrition. Tasty juices and soups, gorgeous walks and time to think and make BIG decisions about my life. During my week at the retreat, I realised how unhappy I was in my job and that it was impacting my health. I looked into redundancy when I got back to work and two months later I left work and my career. I now have another job, am spending more time on my hobbies and I couldn’t be happier!