Meet the Team

Dr. Emilie Vrain and Dr. Franziska Ochs established Fasting Friends to offer Fast Hiking Detox retreats in the UK.


Franziska has been guided and fasted with one of the world's leading experts and founder of the fast hiking concept, Christoph Michel in Germany. She started out as an anthropologist, but her love for the outdoors and passion for helping others with their wellbeing led her to train and gain her license as a fasting instructor. 


Emilie is a passionate healthy food lover, hiking guide and environmental scientist. She currently freelances in her free time for academic research projects on the topics of sustainable agriculture and water quality in the UK. She has trained as a Mountain Leader in England and has an Outdoor First Aid qualification.


Together, their knowledge and expertise will guide you safely throughout your fasting retreat, exploring the beautiful local countryside and experiencing the healing and refreshing power of fasting.