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Fasting & Detoxification Program
Fasting with Holistic Therapies, Ayurvedic Massage and Colon Cleansing
This program offers a two-week fast on fruit juices and vegetable broth. It includes holistic therapies with herbs, Ayurvedic massage and colon cleansing. During the program the participants will partake in the daily ashram schedule.
By combining the practice of yoga and fasting the participants experience transformation not only on the physical level but also on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Yoga and meditation help this process. As toxins are eliminated a new level of physical, mental and spiritual awareness unfolds.
Yoga and meditation are ideal for the spiritual aspirant when purifying through fasting, they are an important aspect of our Fasting and Detoxification Program. In addition herbs and powders facilitate the removal of toxins from the body. When these poisons are eliminated from our system, negative emotions are also released.
Frank Jensen (Parameshwara) is the founder-director of the world renowned Moinhos Velhos Health Retreat in Portugal with many years of experience of conducting fasting and detoxification programs.
Christopher David Lloyd Pack (Narayana) is the course facilitator and has been a staff member at Moinhos Velhos Health Retreat for many years.
Why should I detoxify? Do I need to detoxify?
The body is an incredible instrument; it can handle and adjust to most situations. If the body gets overloaded with toxins it gets stressed and we become sick. Toxins are in our food, water, air, they also come as radiation from mobile phones, TVs, computers etc. To help the body restore itself to perfect health we need detoxification of the entire gastro intestinal tract and all organs, especially the liver and the kidneys. With good health we can hope to live life to the full. The Clysmatic (gravity colonic) effectively cleanses the colon. The selected herbs will cleanse the entire gastrointestinal system.
The Clysmatic (or enema in Uttarkashi ashram) functions like a gravity colonic. It is comfortable and easy to use. It is used directly on the toilet. Good intestinal hygiene can help keep many diseases away. The Clysmatic / enema is used daily during the fast to facilitate the elimination of hardened deposits in the large intestines, a process which becomes easier whilst fasting, practicing yoga and taking the various supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions
See the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Moinhos Velhos Health Retreat.
Course Dates and Donations
For a list of upcoming course dates and donations click here.
Attendance of the entire ashram daily schedule is mandatory.
|0520 hrs||Wake up|
|0730 hrs||Lemon Tea/Powders|
|0800 hrs||Asana Class|
|1600 hrs||Asana Class|
|2200 hrs||Lights out|
Dhanwantari Ashram, Neyyar Dam - Accommodation is shared twin rooms which have attached private bathroom. Single room accommodation can be booked depending on room availability for a 30% surcharge.
Meenakshi Ashram, Madurai - Accommodation is simple shared dormitories. Separate dormitory buildings for men and ladies.
Sivananda Kutir, Uttarkashi - The ashram offers dormitory and shared twin room accommodation.
For all accommodation 2 bed sheets, a pillow, pillow case and a mosquito net are provided.
What to bring
Comfortable clothes, sandals, toiletries, personal items, meditation shawl for cool evenings, yoga asana mat or pad, meditation cushion, notebooks, pens, towels and a torch.
These items can usually be purchased in the ashram boutique.
How to Register
For registration information click here.
Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with a valid visa for India.
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