9 Day Women’s Journey to Rishikesh, India: Detox & Transformation Retreat
October 21 – 29, 2023
Rishikesh, situated on the banks of the Holy Mother Ganges River in the foothills of the Himalaya, is a place of ancient spiritual practices. It is a place that holds the vibration of thousands of years of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda and as such is the perfect environment for deep transformational work.
Conscious eating and juice fasting has long been practiced by so many who have come before us who have used it as a tool to access their deeper selves, to cleanse the body and purify the mind. This has a strong effect on us as we begin to open to a deeper connection within and without. The result is that we start looking at our lives and where we are with a fresh and clear vision. With this clarity it becomes easier to guide and direct our lives into the lives of our own choosing. Once we have cleansed with a juice fast, we will re-introduce delicious, clean and nutritious Indian Vegetarian food back into your diet.
Our deeper selves are accessed, channeled through the practice of yoga, meditation, walking in the foothills of the mighty Himalaya, emotional release, juice fasting and experiencing long held reverence for the ancient practices in this place of high energy.
While yoga is a useful tool for exercising and stretching our physical body as well as nourishing and tonifying our organs and assisting with the detoxification process, our yoga practice is for the mind. It helps to calm and balance our mind utilising the breath as our primary focus. You do not need to have practiced yoga before, our classical Indian yoga is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate practitioners.
We use a method of guided mediation called Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known. Yoga Nidra is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain making it suitable for beginners but it is also highly beneficial for regular meditators. The practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (lying down on their back), and is systematically taken through the layers of self, leaving us with a sense of wholeness. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, we are able to develop a communication with our body and mind and become more integrated. Some of the many benefits include stress and anxiety reduction, the promotion of emotional wellness, the development of self awareness and greater consciousness, increases concentration span, improved sleep and with regular practice can lower blood pressure along with a healthy lifestyle.
Our bodies hold memories of all our experiences including all kinds of traumas. So we may be aware of certain events in our lives and we may have dealt with them at the emotional and psychological levels, but we haven’t necessarily dealt with them at the physical level. We will learn how to release these emotions that are stuck in our bodies which ultimately and powerfully hold us back from truly changing the way we see, think and feel about ourselves. When we release these old emotions, we develop new neural pathways that lead us to deeply caring about and loving ourselves which brings about a fresh energy to live our lives the way we want.
This is a deep cleansing transformational retreat which promises not only to cleanse your physical body, but your emotional body and mind also. You will have an opportunity to experience the best of spiritual India as well as cleanse at the deepest levels of your being. You will come away from this retreat with clarity of mind and a way to move forward in your own life.
Airport transfers to/from Dehradun Airport Rishikesh
Accommodation in private rooms.
Nutrient dense freshly squeezed juices
Daily walks in the surrounding foothills of the Himalaya
Puja (yogic ritual)
5 Days juice fasting
3 Days vegan meals
Freshly pressed almond milk
Excursions to local sites and temples
Sharing with like minded people
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“The host Annie was warm, compassionate, loving nature, who was ever attentive to each of the guests individual needs. Her intuitive, deep approach to meditation and yoga and tailoring each of the sessions to suit everyone’s level and individual process. Her calming, loving energy was apparent in everything she graced her presence and time in. For me, Annie made the whole experience deeply spiritual and energizing. The classes were accommodating for all levels, which was important for me given my lack of experience and patience with myself in this area. Overall, the flow and energy of the week was beyond my expectation. The whole experience for me was totally rejuvenating and I am still breathing and smiling on the aftermath. I feel truly privileged to have been apart of this experience and I believe we were all meant to meet and share this experience.”
— Melanie Flynn, Amsterdam