What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the world’s oldest holistic healing system originating from India. It is known as the science of life and teaches us how to preserve health and heal diseases by all living in harmony with nature.
Why do we need detox & renewal? The practice of detox, cleansing, and renewal is an essential part of Ayurveda to remove the accumulations of toxins from our mind and body in a simple, safe, and gentle way. A detox is especially recommended every 3 months to correspond to changes in season.
Please note that you have pre-existing medical conditions, we advise that you seek permission from your doctor before coming to the detox retreat.
What is the diet during this retreat? You can expect an organic wholefoods meal plan prepared by our private chef based on Ayurvedic detox traditions to help you strengthen your "agni" digestive fire. This includes freshly cooked soups, kitcheri, herbal drinks, using specific detox vegetables, healthy oils, grains and spices that will aid your body's natural cleasning process. We adhere to a strict vegetarian diet during this retreat, avoiding artificial sugar, gluten, night shade vegetables, eggs, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol. We provide two meals a day, with hernal drink and a light snack served in the afternoon. This detox plan will not leave you feeling hungry and starved, the detox meal plan is designed to nourish and energize your mind and body.
What are some benefits I can experience from this retreat? - Restored digestion and metabolism functions - Eliminations of toxins from the mind and body - Improved sleep quality and energy level - Improve mental clarity and concentration - Promote greater sense of connection to the self and to nature - Self-care routines to continue practice at home
What is mindful eating? We practice mindful eating during each meal to promote better digestion appreciation for food. We eat in silence with taking small bites and chewing slowly with full awareness and gratitude on of the food we choose to intake and how it nourishes our body and mind. You will learn various mindful eating tips during the retreat that will become practicial knowledge for you to include as part of your wellness routine at home.
At least 3 days before the retreat, begin to preparing your body for detox with a clean diet of whole food and vegetables. Avoid meat, seatfood, artificial sugar, gluten, eggs, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, drugs and tabaco.
Example Meals: Breakfast - oatmeal with cooked apple Lunch - rice with vegetable Snack - Mint tea, fuits, nuts Dinner - rice noodle soup
You may want to start getting into the routine of exercising, sleeping and waking up early and inform friends and family about your detox plans (i.e. letting them know you will limiting the use of technology during the retreat).
What should I do during the retreat? During the retreat, we follow a daily schedule of restorative yoga, meditation, mindful eating, and resting based on Ayurvedic wisdoms. Our retreat center is right by the beach, so if weather permits we will plan to spend time in nature. We hope you can be fully present to experience the benefits by following the schedule and recommended practice. Avoid the use of technology (cell phone, computer) or limit usage to no more than one hour per day.
Please be aware that everyone responds to a detox in different ways and you may experience some symptoms such as fatigue, headache, minor constipation, frequent urination and mood swings. Know that these are normal symptoms of detox as your body is adjusting to changing in lifestyle, diet, and withdrawals of certain food.
Be gentle with yourself, take as much time as you need to relax and restore so that you can move forward with fresh intentions and energy!
What should I do after the retreat? While our detox retreat is short and simple it is powerful and you will continue to feel the benefits after you've completed the detox process. The complete detox duration is 6 days, therefore if you've signed up for the 3 days retreat, please plan to continue the detox process by yourself at home for 3 days more days after the retreat. This include eating a clean diet, avoiding stressful situations, and incorporating suggestions from your personal consultation. We will walk you through all the details during the retreat!