What we do and who we are

Mission and Values Statement

The Spice of life Retreat organisers are dedicated to provide a high quality and professional retreat experience geared specifically for members of the Jewish community looking to enhance their health and live wholehearted lives of vitality and joy. 

The goals are three fold:

To educate, to bring top professionals in to the retreat to teach workshops on how there modalities can be used to enhance life experience, ease pain and add to joy on a daily basis. Education on all areas of mental and physical health will be offered, incorporating, mind, body and spirit. Some of the modalities that we will include, but are not limited to are as follows: nutrition, all forms of physical exercise, dance, EFT, light therapy, massage, acupuncture, psychotherapy tools, CBT, inner child work, chassidut, laughing yoga, drumming, art and creativity, ACT, quantum touch, drama, nature, feng shui, wholehearted living, macrobiotics.

We will ensure that all practitioners are professionally trained, insured and experts in their field of work. 

To unite all different types of Jews with different levels of observance or traditional customs. To break down social barriers and allow a common non-judgmental platform of genuine acceptance and love for all people equally to develop. To build relationships and remove judgement. 

To experience, is the best teacher. Many years of study cannot give a person as much as a few days or moments of experience can. The retreats are a small bubbles in time where the experience of holistic health and wholehearted living happens and forever serves as a blueprint to be unraveled and a goal to work towards for the participates to integrate into their lives as they live them outside of the retreat. Factors that contribute to the experience: all food is nutritionally balanced and healing, the beautiful nature and surroundings of the retreat center, the non-judgmental atmosphere created by the organisers, the workshops, the bonding and team building activates created for the participants

The Spice of Life Retreat is committed to provide:

  • A high quality professional, holistic health experience for participants. 

  • Information, resources and services to meet the demands and needs of the Retreats.

  • Support and education for organisers as needed to enhance the retreats.

  • Follow up support for participants who wish to integrate holistic health into their life’s after the retreat. This may be in the form of support groups, classes, reunions, publications, coaching or any other appropriate form of support necessary.  

About Devori Nussbaum - Retreat and seminar Director

I am a qualified, integrative, psychotherapist and registered member of the BACP. I have additional training in CBT, logotherapy (victor frankls model), working with shame and trauma, inner child work, Torat Hanefesh and relationship therapy (imago model). I have had experience working with victims of abuse, eating disorders, relationships, depression, addiction and more. I use my knowledge of human psychology and relationships to help people face their fears, and break free of all that they feel is holding them back from living an inspired and meaningful life.

I have also graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw, vegan, and macrobiotics, and everything in between.

I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts including:

  • Joshua Rosenthal, MScEd, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

  • Deepak Chopra, MD World Leader in Mind-Body Medicine, Director of Education at The Chopra Center, Bestselling Author

  • David Katz, MD, MPH, Authority on Preventive Medicine and Weight Management, Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center

  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Bestselling Author

  • Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling Author and Expert on Integrative Medicine and Mind-Body Interactions

  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Functional Medicine Doctor, Founder of Blum Center for Health

  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center, Bestselling Author

  • Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author

  • David Wolfe, recognized Expert and Bestselling Author on Superfoods and Raw Nutrition

  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University

    In addition I have also studied Energy healing and quantum touch on an ongoing basis over the passed 10 years. I use my knowledge of working with peoples energy to enhance all of my work, in private practice and whilst running retreats.

    My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, psychology and human nature. Drawing on my expertise, I work to create a life enhancing healing retreat experience that will produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of yourself and learn to make lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.