Fresh Start Cleansing Retreat for 8 days and 7 nights
During this retreat you eat a diet based on natural fresh cleansing
foods while taking herbal formulas that cleanse and rejuvenate
the colon, liver and kidneys. Daily Qigong and meditation will
help you relieve stress and reconnect you more deeply and lovingly
with yourself. Special detox wellness treatments are also included
along with inspirational talks on natural health and healing.
This program is completely non-invasive with no fasting, no colonics
and no enemas.
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The Elements Involved
One: 7 Days Fresh Living Food Cleansing Diet
During the program you completely eliminate meat, dairy products,
starches and processed food while including plenty of fresh juices
and smoothies. In addition you enjoy savory soups, a variety of
salads, creative main dishes and simple, tasty desserts.
Two: “The Ultimate Cleanse”
The Ultimate Cleanse is a top selling high quality whole body
detox kit. It has been formulated using recipes from cleansing
experts Dr. Bernard Jensen and Dr. Richard Anderson.
During the 5 day program (days 2-6 of the retreat) you take
herbal formulas two times per day. These herbs work to cleanse
the colon, liver and kidneys, which are the body’s major
detoxification organs. You may also release mucoid plaque from
the interior walls of your intestines as pictured below. Getting
this gunk out of your body will allow you to absorb nutrients
Common results include:
- Quick and easy weight loss - average of 10 lbs. (5kg) - all
the way up to 40 lbs (18kg)
- Relief of constipation and restoration of regularity
- Disappearing acne, rashes, dry skin, eczema and other skin
problems related to toxicity
- Relief of headaches - including migraines
- Reduced incidence of heartburn
- Relief of arthritis and joint pain
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- Elimination of food cravings
- Relief of asthma symptoms
- Easier nutrient absorption
- Smoother digestion
- Clearer thinking and sharper mental focus
- More balanced emotions
- Greater motivation
Three: Qigong and Kindness Meditation
Qigong, which literally means “energy work,” is a 4000
year old system of cultivating health, vitality and longevity based
upon the fundamental principles of Taoism and the universal laws
of nature. Qigong works with the energy found in our own bodies
and in the surrounding environment to help overcome the imbalances
that sap our strength and give rise to disease.
In a Qigong class we use breathing exercises, simple body movements
and basic meditation techniques to relax the mind, strengthen
the muscles and to connect with nature and with our own intuition.
Kindness meditation is focused on complete acceptance of yourself
in each moment. It gently lowers brain wave frequencies to theta
and delta levels, which promote deep relaxation and personal transformation.
Four: Special Detoxifying Wellness Treatments
Shirodhara treatment - 1 hour
Shirodara is a treatment used by Indian yogis to enhance self-awareness. At Kumara spa, shirodara restores calm and vital balance to the mind and the nervous system, correcting imbalances of the senses. The treatment is also believed to reduce insomnia.
Shirodara begins and ends with a face, neck and scalp massage. Once you are totally relaxed, our therapist takes up to 25 minutes to pour warm herbal oil in even, continuous stream over the 6th chakra point in the centre of your forehead, better known as your "third eye".
Relaxing Herbal Massage - 1 hour 15 minutes
Our herbal massage is based on Ayurvedic principles, and uses warm
oil and professional hands to balance the chakras, the key energy
points in your body.
Craniosacral Therapy 1 hour
Craniosacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form which
assists the body's natural capacity for self-repair. In a typical
craniosacral session, you will usually lie (or sometimes sit) fully-clothed
on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing
their hands lightly on your body and tuning in to what is happening
by ‘listening’ with their hands. Contact is made carefully
so that you will feel at ease with what is happening.
Mandi Lulur Floral Bath - 1 hour 45 minutes
This 17th century Javanese royal treatment will make you feel on
top of the world! Mandi lulur is the luxurious pre-wedding ritual
of Indonesian women. This treatment moisturizes and restores the
natural PH balance of your skin. It begins with a traditional body
massage, followed by a body scrub to exfoliate dead cells using
a mixture of turmeric, sandalwood and rice powder. Then, yoghurt
is applied to refresh and open the pores of your skin.
The treatment ends with a fragrant blossom bath.
Five: Special Guest for 2013
This year, Mark's wife Gabrielle Ament, M.Sc will join the retreat for the first time since 2009 when their daughter was born. Gabrielle is a gifted and intuitive Clinical Psychologist. At the retreat she will be giving a couple of insightful talks, guiding some of the meditations, and offering group as well as individual sessions. Her presence and the work she shares helps to deepen the retreat experience for everyone.
ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara
The twelve bedroom Holistic retreat is located
1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. Bordered to the west by
a small creek the eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by jungle
and rice fields. The centre offers 2 swimming pools, dining room,
Spa and a splendid yoga pavilion facing the jungle!
Each room is air conditioned, has its own terrace with garden
mini-bar and shower. Comfortable yet unpretentious.
For our guests' ultimate serenity, children under 14 are not permitted
at the retreat.
All meals for the Fresh Start Cleansing Retreat are prepared by Bali’s top Raw Food Chef, Wayan Rina, using 100% uncooked, vegan and organic ingredients. This delicious, gourmet cleansing food is part of what makes this program a joy to complete. As part of our programme we provide onsite fully filtered spring water to refresh the body..
Part of your retreat experience is enjoying the luxury of our
skilled therapist’s massage treatments. During your stay
be pampered with a complimentary 75 minutes relaxing massage,
a Mandi Lulur treatment, a Raindrop Technique treatment and a
Craniosacral session. You may choose from our menu for further
Spa Treatments. See spa
17:00 Welcome and registration
Dinner – Gourmet Fresh Living Foods
20:00 Kindness Meditation
Breakfast and Herbs*
11:00 Talk: ‘How Internal Cleansing Works’
18:30 Dinner and Herbs
19:30 Restorative Yoga
*Note: “Herbs” refers to the herbal supplements taken
with the “Ultimate Cleanse”
Breakfast and Herbs
11:00 Talk: "Staying Emotionally Healthy and Balanced in Everyday Life"
Relax and Spa Treatments
18:00 Dinner and Herbs
19:15 Visit to Tirta Empul
After dinner, we will be taking you to Tirta Empul, Bali's most
sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. This mystical place
is visited by Balinese from all over the island, a local mangku
(priest) will carry out the prayers.
The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part
of the daily life of every Balinese. This interesting class helps
you understand the intricate work involved in the simplest offering
and explains the meaning behind the ritual.