For a more intense Detox, we also offer Yoga and Juice Fasting Detox Retreats - in Turkey, Portugal and Morocco!
Lauren, one of Algarveyoga’s prime yoga teachers, will be running these retreats, as she is the Juice Fast Specialist. Lauren has shared the detox journey with literally hundreds of people over the past 14 years and she knows of the hardships, difficulties and the numerous benefits of detoxing. She has been teaching yoga for 20 years and her love of teaching and sharing all aspects of healthy and happy living is as strong as ever.
These Yoga and Juice Fasting Detox Retreats entail a liquid only diet (juice, water, broth and supplements) followed by a light, alkaline diet to slowly introduce food back into the system. It is a powerful detox which leaves the body feeling clean, healthy and full of energy; the mind is calm, clear and focussed and the spirit is light and euphoric. If you've never done this before, it's a lot easier than you imagine, and you really do feel amazing after!
The Juice Fast
In a nut-shell, the detox programme is primarily to cleanse, heal and strengthen the digestive system. A healthy digestive system is essential for over-all health.
Once the digestive system has been optimised, the body is better able to absorb the nutrients it needs from a healthy diet, and to discard any toxins it doesn't need. The cleanse is a liquid only fast - fruit and vegetable juices, broth, herbal teas and water. The exclusion of solids from the diet ensures a rest for the digestive system. In addition to the liquids, you take bentonite clay, psyllium husk and specific cleansing herbs and supplements to assist with the cleanse. Enemas can also be used to facilitate the cleansing of the bowel and colon.
The majority of people have a build-up of hardened toxic deposits on the intestinal wall which the body battles to get rid of. These deposits (mucoid plaque) can impede the necessary absorption of nutrients through the intestinal walls, preventing the body from obtaining what it needs to be healthy and strong. This detox programme focuses on removing such deposits and restoring optimum intestinal functioning.
Depending on individual needs, there are also opportunities for even deeper cleansing and healing. The programme offers optional:
* Liver Flush
* Kidney Flush
* Candida Treatment
It is advisable that you have a supply of acidophilus (probiotics) at home for your return (if you travel with them, some of the live bacteria will be destroyed).
On the yoga detox retreat, as the body rids itself of toxins, it becomes increasingly more open and sensitive to the subtleties of yoga and meditation, and one's practice is often deepened with an increased focus and awareness.The yoga is suitable for beginners and intermediate students and different options and adaptations will be given where appropriate. Yoga classes include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and yoga philosophy.
Yoga Detox Portugal
2017 Dates & Costs
Yoga Detox Portugal:
May 28 - June 3