This retreat is offered at International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams (a non-profit organization)
AYURVEDA DETOXIFICATION AND REJUVENATION
Spring Cleanse: March 15 - 20, 2012
Fall Cleanse: September 16 - 21,
in double shared cabin or $950 in dorm cabin/room
The Yoga Farm is the ideal place to rejuvenate your body, refresh your mind and create inner radiance.
Take the opportunity to join us for a week of cleansing, relaxation, meditation and
Proper seasonal routines prevent disease, boost the
body’s immune system and revitalizes the
body systems. Detoxifying in spring and fall are an important
part of the Ayurvedic seasonal routine - disease prevention and
wellness are the natural result
of regular seasonal cleanses. Cleansing is essential in our lives
today as we are bombarded with chemicals such as pesticides and
pollution; sugar; drugs; alcohol and large amounts of poor quality
food. Many of us also suffer from stress due to fast paced modern living.
SIGNS OF TOXINS IN YOUR BODY
Proper digestion is crucial for health. When the digestive process
is incomplete or inefficient, partially digested food matter is left
behind in the digestive system. This substance, called 'Ama' in Ayurveda,
is toxic to the physiology. It builds up over time and clogs the channels
of the body, causing disease.
How to tell if you have ama build-up
- Your tongue has a white coating in the morning.
- You feel sleepy, or have abdominal bloating and gas after a
- Your appetite is poor and you crave junk foods.
- You feel fatigued, lethargic and unmotivated.
- You're often "spaced out" and you find it difficult to concentrate.
- You feel heavy and congested or constipated and have a general
sense of malaise, with vague aches and pains.
If you experience these symptoms you'll benefit greatly from this cleansing
Cost: $1,050 in double shared cabin or $950 in dorm cabin/room. The
Discover your own personal constitution and learn the basic tools
to keep your body, mind, and spirit in balance through diet, lifestyle,
and other tools for healthy living. Ayurveda views the each individual
as a unique expression of the five elements, refined into 3 essential
doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). By understanding your Ayurvedic
constitution you’ll be able to determine what kinds of activities and changes
in your lifestyle can best help you restore balance. Includes a detailed
history intake, pulse and tongue analysis, diet and lifestyle evaluation.
AYURVEDIC BODY TREATMENT
A beautifully relaxing and luxurious full body treatment. Includes
Abhyanga, a herbal oil massage; followed by Shirodhara,a soothing steady
stream of herbal oil poured gently onto the forehead directly over the
third eye, calming and purifying the mind. Last comes Swedhana, a full-body
herbal steam treatment, which helps the oil and herbs penetrate the body,
nourish the skin and remove toxins.
AYURVEDIC CLEANSING DIET
Ayurveda advises a cleansing mono-diet based on a balanced, healing
food known as Kitchari (basmati rice, split mung beans, ghee and spices).
It is an ideal cleansing diet for the digestive system and helps
remove toxins and allergens from the body. Ordinary fasts that many people attempt
often are too limited in food value and are used for a very short time.
Many of us become too weak and fatigued to function normally as is often
required of us even during a fasting period. Kitchari supplies the needed
food for energy, vitamins and minerals we need while gently cleansing
and toning the system.
You’ll find the fasting easier in a spiritual environment with
like-minded people. It is also extremely beneficial to have all the supporting
therapies offered in the retreat – yoga, pranayama, relaxation,
sauna, walks in nature,meditation, and most of all, rest and quiet.
AYURVEDA COOKING WORKSHOP
You’ll learn how to cook the cleansing food that you are eating
so you can maintain your new healthy routines at home.
AYURVEDA WORKSHOPS -
The Ayurveda workshops will cover the following topics:
- Ayurvedic constitution
- Signs of imbalance and balancing therapies
- Proper digestion
- Guidelines to healthy eating
- Ayurvedic lifestyle, seasonal and daily routines
- “At Home” cleansing routine
Check website for more details http://sivananda.org/yogafarm/
Guest comments from previous retreats...
“The farm had such a positive impact on my life in just a week.
Thank you to all the staff and the Swamis, especially Swami Sita for
being so friendly and welcoming me into the surroundings. The Ayurvedic
treatment and classes were extremely informative and uplifting. They
really opened my eyes to holistic healing. Ayurveda is so new to me that
I am so grateful to learn about it now that I am young that I hope to
carry out your teachings for many years to come and maybe even after
finishing medical school I will practice Ayurveda”. E.B.
“This has been a very powerful treatment and retreat. I am very
grateful to the teachers for their knowledge, expertise, generosity
kindness.” A. P-C
“This has been a wonderful healing week for me. My mind and body
have been moving toward disease. With the mind/body/spirit focus and
education on the power of thoughts I know I am going in the correct direction.
Thank you. I am so grateful that this space is here! It has been a blessing
and a gift! The power of thought!” M.S
“I am full of gratitude for everything I have learned and received
this week. I know I am going to make positive changes as a result,
hich will be good for me and others. I truly am feeling blessed that
week has been part of my spiritual journey – my life – I
believe I will return. Thank you so much” B.F.
"The information presented was essential. This was a great week. Thank
“Loved the treatment room. Clean, bright, beautiful. Treatment wonderful,
connected, nurturing. Assessment was insightful, informative. Gave me
real tools to improve my health and my lifestyle. Workshops really supported
and expanded upon knowledge received in consultation. Supported mono-diet
was enjoyable in a supportive group and food was deliciously prepared.
I would recommend this retreat to others. I will continue to study Ayurveda
and I will be back to the Yoga Farm." RO