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Functional Day Retreat - "Healthy for Life"! 

Boost Brain Function, Reset Weight & Reduce Dis-ease

***SOLD OUT*** New details of "What's your Gut Feeling" COMING SOON!

As a functional medicine practitioner, I know there can be many underlying reasons that can lead to weight gain, low energy, insatiable cravings, increased cardiovascular & Type 2 Diabetes occurrence, cognitive decline and brain fog - but blood sugar imbalance and distributed metabolism is one of the biggest initial offenders. Blood sugar problems can perpetuate thyroid, cortisol, leptin, and insulin hormone problems and leave you constantly "hangry" and irritable, and disrupt the environment of your gut microbiome.

Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by overuse or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try? Do you have a diagnosis of diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, IBS or on medication like statins?  Have you noticed you are just not as sharp mentally as you were?

If any of these conditions or symptoms resonate with you then my Healthy for Life” Day Retreat is for you!

The day delivers an accessible, science-based, client-friendly centred plan for living an active, age-defying, disease-free life.

You will learn how to practically implement diet and lifestyle interventions for achieving optimal health, preserving brain vitality, losing weight, and reducing your risk for chronic diseases through a functional and integrative approach.

In a Functional Medicine approach to health care there are four fundamental "pillars of health"  that all need to be in balance to achieve optimal wellness. The pillars are:

  1. The Gut & microbiome 
  2. The Hormones: thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones  
  3. The Immune System autoimmunity, inflammation & pain 
  4. The CardioMetabolic System: insulin resistance, dyslipidemia & endothelium health

Over the course of the year I will run a Functional Day Retreat focusing on each pillar of health to help you achieve optimal wellness. I have put together these day retreats to make this information accessible to more folk than those just working with me on a 1:1 basis on my consultation packages. You can choose to do all four or just a couple, and in any order.


In this upcoming retreat, we take a deep dive into understanding metabolic and blood sugar imbalances. In the UK, figures show that there are now almost 3.7 million people living with Type 2 diabetes in the UK, an increase of 1.9 million since 1998!

Prediabetes, a condition characterized by heightened blood sugar levels that typically precedes a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, affects a staggering 7 million, and most don't even know it. And what is very interesting is that newer studies are showing that people with high blood sugar—whether or not they have diabetes—have a higher rate of cognitive decline than those with normal blood sugar.

I look forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you.

In health, Tanya x

***SOLD OUT*** New details of "What's your Gut Feeling" Day Retreat COMING SOON!


Hosted and curated by Tanya Borowski, a fully Certified IFM Practitioner with a specialist interest in the gut and its associated immune system. Tanya is a global speaker at conferences on functional gastrointestinal & hormone health, she is at the forefront of new research in this area.

Tanya talking to retreat attendees

Over the course of the day, Tanya will present her in-depth knowledge and up to date research to cover the key functional roles of the gut-immune, gut brain axis and blood sugar metabolic balance. You’ll learn how lifestyle & environmental factors can disrupt this delicate system and lead to symptoms and disease. You will learn how to work on these factors, be given many tools through combining nutritional, lifestyle and supplemental advice to better optimise your overall health.

This dynamic and innovative Day Retreat is set at Hawthbush Farm, in beautiful East Sussex. Masterclasses will take place in the studio of a cosy converted barn overlooking a stunning meadow, with the Sussex Downs as a backdrop.  Practical workshops and cooking demos take place in a rustic open plan kitchen setting in the afternoon. You’ll also enjoy a delicious blood sugar balancing and microbiome boosting lunch.

This event has been created by Tanya to be able to deliver her knowledge and clinical insights within a small group setting for participants to get the most out of the day, as such has been limited to 25 attendees.

Your Day Retreat Includes:

  • "Healthy For Life" Masterclass: by Tanya Borowski: Tanya will deliver a powerful prescription for optimal health and prevention of dis-ease. Built on current science, presenting a crucial alternative model to the standard health care system of “fixing-the-broken-parts” approach to focusing on prevention and removing underlying causes of dis-ease progression.
  • A gentle mindfulness and yoga-based practicum by Emma Massingham. Mental and emotional states have a well-documented effect on physical health. We know that when exposed to certain stressful situations humans excrete a hormone called cortisol. If not properly utilized by the body (i.e. fighting or running away from the stressor as per the fight or flight response) cortisol does cause systemic inflammation in the body leading to a host of dis-ease. It is important that we learn stress management techniques to help rid our bodies of excess cortisol and decrease our inflammation.
  • A delicious Blood Sugar balancing and gut microbiome boosting lunch by Wild Alchemy Food.
  • The 'Healthy For Life’ practical workshop by Tanya Borowski:
    • Discussing popular diet models such The 5:2, Intermittent Fasting, The Blood Sugar Diet and what is the optimal approach
    • What Nutraceutical supplements to use & why
    • Presenting top 10 Whole Health superfoods and  cookery demonstration
  • Q&A sessions following each masterclass, workshop & seminar
  • Your takeaway Healthy for Life toolkit written by Tanya (includes Recipe Book and Food Plan)
  • Transfers to and from Lewes train station (at selected times)
  • A tote bag full of health and wellbeing goodies from Tanya’s Health and Wellbeing Store



In the opening Masterclass Tanya will explain and identify the five factors that are the root causes of poor health and reveal how to control them: nutrition, impaired metabolism- dysregulated blood sugar, inflammation, poor detoxification & our microbiome, and oxidative stress.

You will be empowered with a plan that can be implemented the very next day to begin achieving and retaining optimal health immediately.




The 'Healthy For Life’ practical workshop: a practical and seminar based session after lunch in the beautiful kitchen. Tanya, initially will  debunk common medical myths (eggs cause heart disease, cholesterol is “bad”), and uncover the real truth about popular diet models  such 5:2, Intermittent Fasting, The Blood Sugar Diet and what is the optimal approach. What Nutraceutical supplements to consider and engage in a cooking demo that will give you ideas and concepts to integrate into a busy family life.

Our Pop up store with:

  • High-grade herbs and supplements
  • Organic skin care free of any nasty hormone disruptors
  • Makeup artist showcasing her cruelty-free and organic makeup range (it’s gorgeous!) again free of nasty hormone-disrupting parabens

A Private consultation table hosted by Tanya for you to have 10 minutes 1:1 time if needed after the masterclass & workshop.



The mind and body during a pre-lunch 45-minute mindfulness and yoga-based practicum by Emma Massingham

With a delicious lunch by Wild Alchemy

Leave with a Tote bag full of health and wellbeing goodies from Tanya’s Health and Wellbeing Store and your Healthy For Life toolkit (toolkit includes recipe book and food plan).




Hawthbush Farm
Gun Hill
East Sussex
TN21 0JY 
Hawthbush Farm is a 140-acre organic farm in the heart of East Sussex. The buildings have been beautifully converted and whitewashed in organic clay paints with stripped floorboards and large French doors, immersing you in the Sussex countryside. Hawthbush has it's very own spring water source, drawn from 100ft below the organic land, to provide water for everything on the farm. We will be running transfers to and from Lewes station, a 20-minute drive. 

Book now

Early Bird £195 (ends 7th July 2019) Full Price £225

Please book online or call 01273 479011 with any queries.

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat, taking only 25 persons, we expect the slots to be reserved quickly so would recommend that you book now to avoid disappointment.

***SOLD OUT*** New details of "What's your Gut Feeling" Day Retreat COMING SOON!