We are excited to announce our first Just Juice Detox Retreat this upcoming January (25th- 27th). This 2 day juice retreat will be held at Mountain Horse Farm (MHF) a gorgeous B&B in the heart of Naples NY. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the location, energy of the property, and the team we have put together. 

Lodging at Mountain Horse Farm B&B

MHF can sleep up to 14 guests but is limited to 7 rooms this time of year. Those who are open and would like to save money splitting a room (and sharing a bed) we recommended teaming up with a close friend, partner, or relative.  Each room is equipped with 1 bed (2 rooms have King size beds and 5 have Queen size beds) so if you don’t mind sharing an AMAZING bed with a close one there are a few different room options, including ones with a private deck and jacuzzi! Please refer to the chart below for further details and pricing. Each room offers slightly different amenities hence the price difference. 

Juice Detox Retreat

The retreat portion includes a welcome bag (w/ essential goodies), an organic plant based supper (1st night), 2 day organic juice cleanse (with plenty of fruit and veggies if needed plus warm vegetable broth for supper), 2 yoga classes (all levels welcome), 2 educational workshops, 1 body movement workshop, 1 infrared sauna session, daily walks/hikes, meditation, drumming circle, horse & cow visits on the farm (all rescued:) access to documentaries, books, jacuzzis, games, lots of love, laughter, support & more! In addition you can add a massage, a 2nd infrared sauna session, or a 3rd day of juice al carte.  

To summarize the chart the juice retreat itself costs $350 which is a great value for everything included! The lodging accommodations listed above (at Mountain Horse Farm) are NOT included in the retreat price. As previously mentioned if you split a room (and don’t mind sharing a bed) with a friend or loved one you can save $ or apply the money you save to one of our al carte menu items:) Please check out www.mountainhorsefarm.com for more room details, information, and pics.

Note: Check in: Fri. Jan. 25th (3-4PM) and Check out: Sun. Jan. 27th (3PM)

To reserve your spot today email Damaris at justjuice4life@gmail.com. Please list Juice Retreat as the subject. Act quickly as space is limited! 

Founder/Owner Just Juice 4 Life | Damaris Pinedo 

Damaris Pinedo a New York native, born in Manhattan, and raised in the Catskills during her teenage years developed a deep connection and love for nature and the outdoors.

After college Pinedo moved to Rochester in 2003 to pursue her first professional career as a Cytotechnologist where she screened for cancer and other infectious diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 2010 Pinedo received her Masters degree in Medical Management from the Simon School of Business. During that same year Pinedo’s cousin was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian cancer and Pinedo took on the role as primary caregiver. Pinedo, like many caretakers was extremely overwhelmed and depressed so she decided to research how to cleanse the body both mentally and spiritually.

After lots of research she came across juice cleansing and decided to try her first juice fast. 10 days later Pinedo felt like a new person. Not only did she feel lighter and more mentally clear, her skin was glowing and her long standing digestive issues were none existent during the cleanse. This is when Pinedo knew she had to share it with the world.

In 2010 Pinedo completed a Raw Food teacher certification course through Alissa Cohen (Raw Food Guru) and began teaching raw food and juicing workshops. Pinedo started a raw vegan meet up group and eventually started hosting raw food brunches to spread the word and connect with others in the community. In 2011 Pinedo received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition with the intention to teach and guide others with holistic nutrition. After completing the program Pinedo decided to narrow her niche and focus on what she felt was most life changing … Just Juice!

In 2012 Pinedo bought a 1971 Aristocrat camper and converted it to a juicing trailer so she could prepare and sell fresh juice and smoothies at the local farmers market. After Pinedo’s first year at the market she developed a following and by May of 2013 Pinedo opened up her first brick and mortar Juice bar. She quit her stable job at the hospital after 9 years to follow her dream and help others in their journey to better health. 

Fast forward 5 years and 2 locations later Pinedo is finally in a space where she can grow and continue to provide nourishing options and support to the Rochester community. Juice and wellness retreats have always been part of Damaris’ greater plan so she is beyond excited to watch it come to fruition.

Movement Instructors

We are so excited to have Erika Ruegemer and N’Jelle Gage Thorne collaborate and teach our body movement workshop under Rochester Dance Theatre.  Who’s ready to move?

Founder/Director/Instructor Rochester Dance Theatre| Erika Ruegemer 

Erika Ruegemer is a trained dancer from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She began dancing at age 5. Erika received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. After graduating pursued her passion for professional dance with ARENA Dances, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota), gloATL (Atlanta, Georgia), PUSH Physical Theatre, FuturPointe Dance and Flower City Ballet (Rochester, New York). Erika began working with Wayne Blatt & Flower City Ballet (FCB) in 2011. In late 2016, she inherited the position as Artistic Director of FCB and merged it with her existing company which is now Rochester Dance Theatre. She is a director, choreographer, teacher, and most of all, a performer at heart. Ms. Ruegemer is excited for the journey ahead.

Artistic Director/Instructor| N’Jelle Gage-Thorne

N’Jelle Gage-Thorne is Artistic Director; co-founder of FUTURPOINTE DANCE- a contemporary multi-media dance theater company based in Rochester, NY. 

N’Jelle is part of a dynamic duo of creative producers/ choreographers & cultural ambassadors in the upstate NY region producing & performing in over 25 works bringing awareness to the Caribbean dance experience & aesthetic. She specializes in introducing cultural diversity & concepts of afro-futurism to educational & community programming.

N’Jelle has studied extensively with renowned Cuban ballet & contemporary dance faculty at Instituto Superior/Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana- (Modern Technique & Folklore/Orisha dance), She concluded her internship with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in 2000 & graduated with a teaching & performance degree.

Gage-Thorne is an international choreographer, 2014 recipient of the University of Rochester’s Lillian Fairchild Award for Creative Excellence and the New York Institute of Dance Education Award for Distinguished Accomplishment.

In addition to performing, training dancers & setting work on the company, Gage-Thorne is responsible for FuturPointe’s administrative leadership. As an international dancer and educator, she has taught master classes in Afro Caribbean contemporary dance techniques & movement philosophy throughout the United States, Africa, Central America & the Caribbean. She is also the creator of Reggae Ballet™.

International Fitness Educator and Yoga Instructor| Amanda Obregon

 Amanda Obregon, a Spiritual Dynamite, was born and raised in NYC. Obregon has traveled the world as an International Fitness educator and Yoga instructor and is also a Reiki Master in addition to a Yin Yang Devotee. Enlightenment Visionary. Holistic Practitioner to Meditation Junkie. Empowering Soul & Body. Energy Procurator. Always Pursuing Greatness.

“Yoga is the dance of light and darkness that brings me down on my knees to raise up and vibrate to new levels.”a

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Zen Specialist |  Zulma Irizarry

Beginning her Journey as a LMT in 2006 has led her down a path of self discovery, healing and manifestation. With extensive training in not only massage therapy techniques but metaphysical and meditative practices, she brings knowledge and wisdom to your experience that are truly unique. She adds energy, wit and presence of joy & peace!