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4 DAY HOLISTIC DETOX RETREAT - JUICE FASTING, ALKALINE NUTRITION AND YOGA

Program:
2 day juice, herbal teas and wheatgrass fasting;
2 days raw alkaline nutrition, juices, teas and wheatgrass shots;
Enema for colon cleansing and hydration;
Daily Yoga and meditation classes;
Nutrition classes - basics and principles of nutrition; food combinations; alkaline diet, raw diet and living foods;
Vegan milks workshop;
Meditative walks/ Yoga in the forest;
Karma Yoga;
Massage (1 hour Abhyanga massage + 20 minutes Indian Head massage )

Where

Quinta do Anjo, Rua da Cabeçalta, Tomar PT 2305-180

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Jan 28 to
Jan 29
2015
11:00 amto09:00 am

Price

225 €

Prices: 225€ (dorm) ou 270€ (twin room).

Full Description

Objectives:
. To help the body with its natural detoxification process, both physically and mentally, through fasting - vegetable juices and wheatgrass juicing -, alkaline nutrition and Yoga practice;
. To remove main causes of disease, re-balance the body, increase energy and vitality, as well as general well-being;
. To detoxify the main cleansing organs and support channels: colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, gallbladder, lymphatic system and blood;
. To teach the principles behind the program, allowing participants to adopt a healthier life style, and to replicate at home all that was learned.

Toxicity and symptoms:
We live in a polluted planet. The air that we breed contains pollutants, the food that we eat contains pesticides and preservatives, the water that we drink is treated with chemicals. Environmental pollution is everywhere, and every day we are being exposed to thousands of toxins- industrial residues, insecticides, pesticides, heavy metals, radiation, hormones, antibiotics, electromagnetic pollution, etc. All these toxins affect our organism. Cells, tissues and organs are overloaded with this " trash".Our organism has elimination and detoxification organs, whose role is to avoid the accumulation of these pollutants. Toxic substances are stored in the intestines, gallbladder, kidneys, liver, lymphatic system, fat cells and skin. The colon becomes slow and accumulates putrefact material. The liver becomes congested and may stop filtering the blood efficiently. The kidneys are no longer able to excrete toxic urea. As a consequence, our systems stop working correctly, nutrients are not absorbed, and poisons are reabsorbed by the circulatory system leading to symptoms such as anxiety, tiredness, lethargy, insomnia, arthritis, asthma, cellulitis, constipation, headaches, indigestion, nausea, water retention, eczema, etc.

Why fasting?
Fasting is one of the oldest methods used to fight disease, allowing the necessary conditions in our organism for self-healing. To fast literally means abstaining of all, or some, types of food and drink. During fasting, the energy usually spent in the digestive process is steered towards healing, repair and self-regeneration.
Reasons for vegetable juice fast and raw alkaline nutrition:
Liquid fast will create a quick toxin release from the cells to the circulatory system and, if not eliminated, these toxins may cause cellular damage. Anti-oxidants are present in vegetable juices and have the ability to bond to toxins, flushing them out of the body without causing any damage.
The tissues and organs of our body must be in an alkaline environment (as opposed to acid). An acid organism is a toxic organism. Micro organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and cancer cells thrive in acid environment. A diet rich in vegetables, legumes, oils such as olive oil and coconut oil, nuts, seeds and fruit will alkalize and balance the system.
By cooking foods we are destroying all enzymes present. Knowing that these molecules are catalysts of all chemical and biochemical processes as well as being vital to our health, we advocate a raw, alkaline, vegetarian diet.

Health benefits of wheatgrass:
Wheatgrass are the young leaves of the wheat plant, not the cereal. As such, it doesn't contain gluten. The health benefits of the juice extracted from these leaves is tremendous, and some off them are:
. Blood vessel dilation and consequent reduction in blood pressure;
. Blood alkalizing. This juice has been used to treat peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, as well as several GI tract;
. Powerful liver and blood detoxifier and regenerator. Enzymes and amino-acids present in wheatgrass protect us in an incomparable way, chemically neutralizing environmental pollutants;
. Thyroid stimulant, correcting obesity and indigestion;
. Fights tumors, without the toxicity associated with drugs commonly used, and inhibits cell destructing agents;
. Neutralizes toxic substances such as cadmium, nicotine, mercury and strontium;
. May duplicate the number of red blood cells. The renouned nutritionist Dr. Bernard Jensen - author of the book " Health Magic through chlorophyll", established this duplication when he supplemented his patients nutrition with the regular ingestion of vegetable and wheatgrass juices.

Benefits of Yoga practice when fasting and detoxing:
Emotional stress as well as negative thoughts produce toxicity, bringing both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system out of balance, weakening the immune system. Yoga practice is an important tool in mental and emotional cleaning, helping individuals to relax, suppressing negative emotions and thoughts and to face life in a more positive, happy way.