FAQ


WHAT IS AYURVEDA?

Ayurveda is translated from Sanskrit as the "science of life and longevity." It is the art of living in harmony with the laws of nature to preserve health and heal disease.

 

WHAT DOES THE AYURVEDIC YOGA DETOX PROGRAM ENTAIL?

For eight days, you will eliminate meat, dairy, gluten, soy, refined sugar and processed food from the diet. 

During the pre-detox meeting, you'll learn your Ayurvedic constitution, or prakruti. We'll help you choose the best foods for your digestive system and for five days out of eight, you will eat a solid food diet of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains, emphasizing foods that bring you back to balance.  A selection of our favorite detox appropriate recipes will be provided, as well as a daily checklist of traditional Ayurvedic cleansing practices that stoke the digestive fire, boost metabolism and increase circulation to promote detoxification.  

For three of the eight days—over the weekend—your body will get a break from processing and assimilating the solid food you usually eat. You'll fast on cold pressed juice custom blended for the season, herbal tea and vegetable broth. We supply a variety of different juices at a discounted rate.

The program is designed to introduce physical and emotional joy by cleaning up what is stagnant and heavy.  As the cleanse is adjusted to suit the season, you should not feel faint nor depleted.  As you go deeper inward and let go of what no longer serves you, you’ll uncover levels of energy, clarity and peace that you may have forgotten were there.

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM DO FOR MY BODY?

You will notice clearer and smoother skin, brighter eyes, a natural flush in the cheeks, a rosy tint to the lips, softer, fuller hair, a flatter belly, less gas, less body odor, more balanced emotions, a sharpened mental clarity, a brighter outlook, and a weight loss of about 3-15 pounds, depending on constitution. After multiple cleanses, you will find that your immune system will be strengthened significantly, the aging process slowed and your cravings permanently shifted.  

IS THIS PROGRAM APPROPRIATE FOR BEGINNERS TO CLEANSING AND/OR YOGA?

Absolutely. The program is suitable for all levels and many who join the workshops have never cleansed before.  This detox is thorough but gentle, and guided every step of the way.