Calmansac, near the Helford River – 17th – 23rd March 2018
This luxurious and exclusive retreat venue offers you an opportunity to truly rest and reset and is surrounded by fifty acres of magical meadow garden and woodland. A short walk will take you to the western headland at the mouth of the Helford River estuary and Port Navas creek. The views and walks are simply stunning and are host to an array of year-round flowers, including camellias, snowdrops, magnolias, bluebells, anemones and many species of rose – as well as breathtaking sea views.
Join us for restorative Yoga, pure cleansing food, nature walks, sound healing, reflexology & massage, Yoga Nidra, chanting, purifying sacred fires, vision boards, pranayama & meditation.
We have also written a very extensive (almost 200 pages) Guide book to accompany this retreat which will detail not only all the cleanse elements but also the philosophy of Ayurveda and how to discover you dosha (constitution) with practical tips on how to stay aligned and in balance with the seasons once you leave the retreat. A gift from us to you ….
The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter & the spirit heals with joy …
This year we have two options for your retreat experience.
FUL DETOX CLEANSE – You will begin the retreat eating healthy Ayurvedic food prepared by our in-house chef for the first 3 days. Once the cleanse is complete there will be a special diet to enhance its effect for the rest of the retreat and a dietary plan to continue once the retreat is over.
AYURVEDIC DIET – If you choose not to take part in the full cleanse our in house chef will provide delicious Ayurvedic food in order to gently cleanse and reset your system. You will be able to take part in a partial cleanse and other detoxing practices should you choose.
EARLYBIRD BOOKING OFFER
Twin/ Double Shared Rooms – (prices are per person and based on two people sharing either a twin or double bedded room)
Full Detox Cleanse with special diet £780 – EARLYBIRD £680 (save £100)
Ayurvedic Diet (with optional partial cleanse) £ 880 – EARLYBIRD £780 (save £100)
Full Detox Cleanse with special diet £950 – EARLYBIRD £850 (save £100)
Ayurvedic Diet (with optional partial cleanse) £ 1050 – EARLYBIRD £950 (save £100)
To benefit from these fantastic savings – follow the link above to our dedicated retreat website to save your space – spaces are limited so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment ….
About your Retreat …
When our body systems are cleansed completely our capacity to think, digest, taste, feel, experience all increase. We develop greater awareness about ourselves, our surroundings and the mind becomes free from clutter and disturbance.
I am honoured to offer this week long retreat alongside Clare Harford in the beautiful Calmansac near the Helford river in Cornwall. We will be aligning with the earth’s energy of the Spring Equinox & New Moon to enhance the effect of this cleanse. New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest – and at the equinox we sow our new seeds and set in motion the changes we wish to see happen in our lives. What better way to start this new phase than with a purified system on every level!
You’ll have plenty of time to rest, relax and reset with restorative Yoga, pure cleansing food, nature walks, sound healing, reflexology & massage, Yoga Nidra, chanting, purifying sacred fires, vision boards, pranayama & meditation.
As part of the retreat there will be an opportunity to take part in a full or partial yogic cleanse – SHANKA PRAKSHALANA – along with other yogic cleansing practices. Shanka Prakshalana is an ancient Yogic cleansing technique that purifies and renews both the physical and energetic systems – creating physical and mental harmony, clarity and vitality.
The Retreat will include – all optional of course 😉
- Daily restorative Yoga session, Detoxing Pranayama (breathing practices) and Meditation.
- Talks on Ayurveda and seasonal eating.
- Clare and Debbie are fully qualified/insured therapists and will offer as part of your retreat experience a range of holistic treatments which include – body massage, reflexology, thai massage, Indian head massage and Ayurvedic facial massage …
- There will also be daily Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) sessions to invoke a sense of radical rest throughout the body and mind
- Clare will sooth you with sound healing through the use of singing bowls, various other instruments and her beautiful voice (vocal toning)
- We will have cleansing sacred fires, chant and dance together
- There will be time to walk and explore the private 50 acres of countryside and also the wonderful Helford river
- As its a time to set intentions we will create vision boards to align with our deepest intentions.
There will be a three day settle in period with a regular diet and then the option to take part in the Yogic cleanse – either the full or partial cleanse called Shankaprakshalana. This is completely optional. Once the cleanse is complete there will be a special diet to enhance its effect for the rest of the retreat and a dietary plan to continue once the retreat is over. If you choose not to take part in the cleanse you will have a modified version of this diet in the form of a gentle Ayurvedic cleanse, which you can also continue at home should you choose.
The cleanses on offer consist of the following:
- Shankaprakshalana – which involves drinking warm, saline water and practicing a series of postures to move the water through and out of the digestive system.
- Neti – nasal cleansing with warm saline solution
- Kunjal – upper respiratory cleansing
Shankaprakshalana (which is a completely optional part of the retreat) is a very demanding, and rewarding, cleansing practice on a physical, energetic and mental level. It is important to be prepared for the practice and to follow a specific diet afterwards – so please read the following information and if you have any questions at all then do speak to Debbie.
Due to the nature of this practice (full shankaprakshalana – intestinal cleanse) and to ensure your safety and well being it is essential you inform us of any condition – physical, mental or emotional prior to completing this practice. Please read the following document and contact Debbie should any apply to you. Please note – this only applies to the FULL cleanse.
And finally please fill in the following Health Questionnaire and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions at all please feel free to call or email – email@example.com or call 07901907245 and speak to Debbie