More often than not these days our bodies are temples of toxins.
Processed foods, carbonated drinks, stress, western medicine drugs..the list goes on.
And dependent on our lifestyle ... coffee, alcohol and maybe even smoking.
All these can compound and cause other problems.
Lack of sleep, poor sleep, digestion problems, fatigue, getting sick easily.
Very few of us live balanced lives in body and mind. That's not an easy task in this day and age.
So even without issues like the above we all benefit from the opportunity to hit that reset button on health and life once in a while.
Combining yoga and detox on a retreat can give us just the fresh mind set we are looking for.
Detoxification involves resting and cleansing the body. The body eliminates toxins naturally given the opportunity.
This cleansing takes place by removing impurities from the blood in the liver.
The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.
When our system is out of balance or over the natural course of time toxins build up in the body.
A detox cleanse retreat rids our bodies of these toxins.
Thiss is a time of a reduction and change in our food consumption, or stopping consuming solid food (fasting) altogether for a few days.
There are different approaches open to you for a Detox Holiday.
The way to describe them would be that some are lighter and easier on the system.
Others can be more demanding in what is required of you.
Here's the breakdown
1. Eating well and small ... vegan and raw food cleanse retreats, with vegetable and fruit.
2. Juice fast cleansing where the only consumption is fresh vegetable & fruit juices and water(plus the odd coconut)
3. Water detox cleansing where the only consumption is water, the odd wheatgrass shot and a vegetable juice or two a day.
All approaches rest the organs through fasting and stimulate the liver to eliminate toxins.
Many detox retreats include colonic hydrotherapy treatments.
These can be DIY in the form of a colema or a nurse administered colon hydrotherapy.
Both can be a little intimidating at first but have enormous benefits to the body and the detoxification process.
The opportunity to clean your colon and start with a fresh system inside is incredible.
There are many reasons people find themselves on a detox.
It is a process which is a way of cleaning the body and mind.
It can aid clearing the body of western medicines as part of long term recovery from illness.
It has also been shown to be very effective in resolving skin ailments, allergies and infections.
Elimination of sugar and candida from the body is a very common reason too.
Because it's a time when we stop our normal behaviour the break in routine can be useful.
It can bring a stop to a stressful period of our lives and instigate change and a new path.
It even gives the space with the mind body change to start abstaining from sugar, coffee and anything else.
The most effective use is preventative, there is so much sense in periodically giving the body a rest and clean.
It keeps us in good health and balance and can avoid health issues compounding and complicating.
- Irregular and poor toilet
- Skin problems & Allergies
- Digestion & Gut Issues like Candida
- Food elimination like Sugar & Coffee
The reasons do not stop here though.
It is said everybody should enjoy a detox once a year.
It brings us into realignment and breaks bad patterns if we have them.
Life is stressful enough. The body and mind benefit from a little rest once in a while.
It is a time of reflection and introspection.
With our bodies coming to a stop, emotions come up and offer the opportunity for healing.
No is the short answer. A detox usually includes plant-based nutrient pills and fibre drinks at regular intervals throughout each day.
These keep you full up, as does drinking as much water as your body needs.
If you juice cleanse then you consume maybe two or three vegetable or fruit juices a day plus a coconut.
This is enough to keep you going once your body is fasting.
Yes. We only represent trusted centers who provide support & consultation to their guests.
You are never alone on a detox. And all the people on the retreat at the same time as you will tend to create friendly groups.
Of course weight loss comes with not eating much or anything at all.
A rule of thumb is that you will lose half a kilo a day.
But be careful afterwards, a careful reintroduction of food groups allows the body to keep the weight loss.
In the case of juice cleansing you need to alter the number and type of juices you have to match your weight goals.
Fruit juices have a lot of sugar in them compared to vegetable juices, as do coconuts compared to water.
The retreat center will advise you on further details.
One of the biggest mistakes is to book a one week program and the day before and after be in your normal routine at home.
It is just as important what you consume in the days before and after. It may even be more important.
A great tip is to book a two week stay for a one week detox.
Spend a few days before on a pre-cleanse, preparing your body by eating raw food and not consuming
coffee, carbonated drinks and the like.
Imagine that our bodies from everyday life are like a tight ball. That goes for our emotions too.
Pre-cleansing relaxes the organs and prepares them for detoxification. There is an enormous benefit here to the process.
Afterwards you need to take care to reintroduce food groups slowly and carefully for your body's good health.
That's why some days spent afterwards taking care of yourself makes sense.
The retreat center will have detailed information for you about how to reintroduce foods.
We don't all have the time but a perfect approach would be
- one week pre-cleanse
- one week detox
- one week post-cleanse
Your mind and body will thank you.
There are centers all around the world offering a range of retreats.
Some incorporate different elements like spa, fitness, yoga and meditation.
Make sure you choose the center and course that is right for you.
If you are in Europe and looking for a quick break either domestically or away then there are quite a few good options for you. One of note is Turkey.
People flock to Asia every year to clean and balance their bodies and minds.
Asia offers great options of all types, styles and price.
In the last few years Sri Lanka has become an incredibly popular detox location.
Although the go-to destination for yogis will always be in India.
The costs vary based on a lot of different factors.
Venue, accommodation type, time of year, length of retreat, type of package. There are many factors that contribute to the cost.
The main factor is the style of venue and accommodation option.
There are many upmarket all-inclusive retreat centers offering detox experiences.
We are pleased to be able to offer you their packages here.
These luxury centers are just the place to take some time out and relax.
Offering the full array of supervised programs ranging from light eating to juice fasting.
And with modern gym, studio, fitness and spa facilities to take part in all your other activities.
And being luxury, you have the comfort of beautiful surroundings, gorgeous pools, comfortable accommodation and lovely spa treatments.
Thailand and India offer many budget options for you to choose from.
It does not necessarily have to cost you a lot to attend a retreat.
There are many good retreats to choose from which offer similar programs to other centers.
This program is deeply transformative, the center and staff supportive and caring, and the retreat location is on the beautiful southern coastline of Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey.
Cleanse and renew the body and mind, enjoy many group activities and hit the beachside pool to relax.
With their popularity growing there are so many good options to choose from all over the world now. And the nice thing is that your choice of retreat type has grown with the centers.
So take your time, browse and read here all about the many retreats you can take part it.
You are sure to find one that matches your budget and objectives. Maybe its light eating and exercise or it could be juice fasting to cleanse the body in a process of change and rejuvenation.
One of the longest established Wellness resorts in Asia.
Their programs are broad and inclusive with Yoga, Detox, Fitness, Weight Loss and Stress Management.
The facilities are great with a full spa services including colonic hydrotherapy.
Modern hotel on the beach in the south, offering luxurious accommodation, first class facilities, and great programs, classes and outcome Holistic fitness, yoga, weight loss and detox retreats focusing on different diet regimes.
Surrounded by rainforest and paddy fields, these surroundings make it ideal to focus on your schedule of treatments, classes and detoxification.
Perched on beach frontage on the rugged beautiful southern coastline, the traditional Ayurveda spa at this boutique hotel has a selection of treatment types to choose from.
Stunning in every way, the standard of the venue, accommodations, treatment plans and the holisitic approach delivers long-lasting and sustainable recovery results for participants.
Living Valley, Australia
On the sunshine coast of Queensland, in rural countryside, this is Australia's premier retreat center with stays from a few days to a full health transformation for you over a month long period. The instructors and practitioners are very experienced and supportive.
Best for Detox in the Americas
Luxury Wellness all-inclusive resort with expansive grounds and facilities on this glorious turquoise water bay for an adventure of restarting your health in detox and diet.
Possibly the best, most secluded and luxurious retreat offering in the world, on this isolated island venue.
In the heart of nature on the sea, with large tropical gardens, stay for a short or long time to reset yourself. This is a quiet and safe residential area with lots of areas to relax and chill on the large grounds and private beach.
Best for Detox in Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica
Enjoy the beautiful views of the nearby coastline from this luxury villa setting, spend time only on yourself and relaxation. Founded by a celebrity chef the cuisine, nutrition and diet focus of the detoxification process makes this a unique retreat center to visit.
Vista Celestial, Puntarenas in Costa Rica
Detox the mind and body on a rejuvenating holiday experience at this hilltop resort surrounded by lush rainforest and native wildlife.