Ayurveda is famous for its nourishing, yet effective, approach to cleansing. We generally cleanse the body of accumulated dosha at the junctures of seasons, in fall and/or spring. This can be a great way to boost immunity before the cold and allergy seasons, as well as provide a “reset button” at regular intervals to ensure the integration of healthy routines as life is constantly changing. The method includes a very specific and simple, 3 meals/day diet of kichari, and snehana (application of natural oils) to loosen and release impurities. Expensive supplements are not required. You can do it all at home, maintain your responsibilities, and forge new habits. The process requires 2-3 days of preparation, 4-7 days of cleansing, and 2-3 days of reintegration: about a 10-day process. To provide support, education, and community for cleansing is my purpose in facilitating group cleanse workshops and on-line forums.
Who: You and Me, babe.
Why: Digestion gets gunked up over time and its good to eat clean for a bit and give your gut a chance to heal itself. All it needs is a chance. Think of this 7-12 day period as a Re-set button.
What: The Ayurvedic approach to cleansing includes 3 meals/day. There are a few days to warm up to it, a 4-5 main cleanse, and a few days of reintegrating. We use only whole foods, teas, and spices- no boxes of pills. I will email you clear instructions every day and provide a manual in PDF form. This is something you can do comfortably while going about your daily life. I offer different plans depending on how far (or not far) you want to go with this. I will offer a firm container for those who work well with this approach, and encourage listening to the body's natural intelligence for those who need more lee-way.
Where: at Karma Yoga, in Boston's South end, and/or in cyberspace. Either through private consultation or the group meetings in Boston, we will have an opportunity to personalize your approach according to your present diet and lifestyle.
When: On-line forum April 16-23. At Karma Yoga on Sundays April 14 and 21, 6:00-7:30.
How: Email me to let me know you are coming and please bring $108, cash or check, to our first meeting (this includes your spices set-up!).
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Q. I am going out of town one of the meetings, can I still join?
A. I know it can be difficult to juggle it, and I would like to support you in getting on board. You can miss one, the on-line manual and emails should be enough info to keep you on track. While the most powerful experience results from giving yourself plenty of space, there is a section of travel tips, and it is possible.
Q. Can I do just the on-line forum?
A. If you have cleansed with me before, have experience with Ayurvedic cleansing, or seen me for private consultation prior to Sept 14, you can join the on-line forum only, using the pay-pal link below. I will notify you when I receive payment.
Q. What if the dates don’t work for me?
A. You can certainly shift things by a few days to accommodate life. The cleanse can be shortened from 10 days to 5 days or anything in between. You may get started and end up going longer or shorter than you thought. Our first meeting, we will spend a bit of time with the calendar and get you set up with an idea of what you can do and when. People have also been successful in cleansing by putting the daily emails in a box to be opened day by day in accordance with one’s own schedule.
Q. What if I have too much going on right now?
A. Save the dates: fall cleanse Sept 2013. Or come see me for a personal plan.
It is my policy that we make a connection before your first Ayurvedic cleanse so you understand the philosophy and method behind it. If you are unable to attend the workshop, please schedule a private consultation. If you have got a local group together, contact me about a phone conference or group info session. You will then be welcome to join the on-line forum, and access all of the support and instructions (PDFs for download). more info
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