Yoga Detox Retreat
A complete and supported detox program with yoga
June 13 - 20, 2009
April 18 - 25, 2009
October 24 - 31, 2009
With Graeme Bradshaw & Carole Bradshaw
About the Retreat
Designed for practitioners of all approaches to yoga, this retreat offers a highly effective detox program that not only targets physical blockages but also mental and emotional obstacles, allowing for spiritually transformative experiences. Led by Graeme Bradshaw and Carole Bradshaw, this retreat will significantly improve your vitality and well-being, enhance your yoga practice, and facilitate positive changes in your life.
The Yoga Detox is based on Graeme's twenty-five years of experience as a respected naturopath specializing in detoxification programs and Carole's background as a life coach, teacher and practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, and retreat facilitator. It works on a very deep level, safely and effectively dealing with stubborn poisons and heavy-metal toxins. Also, while traditional fasts often decrease metabolic rate, this program actually enhances metabolism, enabling you to maintain energy for your yoga practice.
The primary series of Ashtanga yoga is basically a detoxifying sequence. Those who have been practicing Ashtanga for some time will have already sweated out a lot of toxins through the practice. Some toxins, such as pesticides and heavy metals, are much harder to remove, because they're stored in the fatty layers of tissues and organs. These will be addressed head-on, allowing for a deepening in the cleansing aspect of the practice. For Ashtanga newcomers, the Yoga Detox will accelerate the detoxification of your system.
In addition to morning Mysore-style yoga practices, other yoga and mind/body techniques will be integrated into the program to facilitate healing on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
About the Teachers
Graeme has extensive experience as a homeopath and naturopath, with much of his focus being on therapeutic detoxification programs. Together with Carole's background in teaching yoga, facilitating retreats, and life coaching, they offer a unique opportunity for spiritual transformational through the combination of yoga and detox. Graeme and Carole gave birth to their son, Jamie, on Koh Samui, in 2008.
Founder of the Integrated Medicine Institute in Hong Kong, Graeme is a highly respected homeopath and naturopath. With over twenty-five years in the practice of natural medicine, he has helped thousands of people improve their health and well-being. He has extensive experience conducting detoxification programs, both at his private clinic and at retreats around the world.
In Hong Kong he recently designed and implemented a successful ten-day detox program for Pure Yoga and Pure Fitness, providing the opportunity for thousands of their members to detox.
"I like to detox for the mental and spiritual clarity it gives me," says Graeme. "Combining the detox with the yoga practice and Carole's personal energy has deepened the program on all levels."
Following a challenging professional career in the UK, Carole immersed herself in the practice and philosophy of yoga. A back injury in 2001 left her unable to walk for one year and was a powerful catalyst in her own journey for personal transformation. Rather than undergo surgery, she moved out to Koh Samui to tend to her spine through holistic healing and yoga. Her main inspiration and help was found in the practice of Ashtanga yoga, and this led her to become a certified Ashtanga teacher (through Centered Yoga) in 2004. During this time she also co-founded a company, Healthy and Fun, that develops yoga and lifestyle retreats for major spas and hotels in Thailand.
Having become a mother in 2008, Carole is discovering the beauty of a more feminine approach to her yoga practice both on and off the mat.
Says Carole, "The combination of surrender, patience, and commitment, along with something quite unexplainable, has touched me and led me into a deeper place within."
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:00 am||Morning cleansing practices and detox supplements|
|8:30am||Yoga - Mysore style (modified for detox)|
|10:00 am||Breakfast - (therapeutic meal replacement shake)|
|10.45 am||Detox, Food & Wellbeing Class|
|11:30 am - 4.30 pm||Free time for massages, sauna, personal consultations, self reflection, rest|
|1:30 pm||Therapeutic super-food /veg. juice and detox herbs. Plus salad option|
|4.45 pm||Mind-body session|
|6.30 pm||Dinner (therapeutic meal replacement shake and soup)|
|7.30 pm||Evening program (film or documentary some days)|
|8:30 pm||Detox supplements, rest and sleep|
Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide you with a private community and greater security. Most of our rooms open up to a spectacular seaview looking direct to the beach and the coconut trees.
The rate is inclusive of:
- Full yoga and detox program including:
- Daily Yoga Mysore style (modified where appropriate)
- Daily Yoga for Detox (Afternoon)
- Daily breathwork / Pranayama
- Yogic cleansing practices
- Comprehensive detoxification program, including therapeutic meal replacements, supplements, herbs and homeopathic remedies
- Initial assessment, including basic testing for your pH and personal health concerns (i.e. weight loss, candida, parasites, blood sugar issues etc.)
- Liver / gall bladder flush and colon cleansing
- Theory / educational classes to help you to understand your body, the detox process and how to maximize your own wellbeing beyond the program
- Classes and group-work to support personal / spiritual growth
- Full yoga program
- Fully equipped accommodation with AC
- All detox replacement meals and a dinner and breakfast / brunch buffet at the end of the detox
- Mineral drinking water
- Herbal steam room
- Salt water swimming pool
- Wi Fi internet
- Service charge
- VAT government tax
Optional treatments for the yoga detox:
- Colonic Hydrotherapy
- Therapeutic Massage
- Personal Coaching
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Naturopathic Consultations and allergy testing
Optional Detox-Wellness packages
To cater for different needs and budgets, Graeme and Carole have recommended 2 optional wellness packages through Samahita Retreat. These packages are available at a discounted rate for YogaDetox participants.
Treatments can become booked up so it is advisable to purchase these packages when you book. Payment of these packages is separate and can be paid upon arrival.
Premier Wellness Detox Package:
- 3 Colon Hydrotherapy sessions
- 5 Far Infra-red sauna (2 persons share)
- 3 Chi Nei Tsang massages
- 1 Detoxifying body scrub
Standard wellness detox package:
- 3 Chi Nei Tsang massages
- 3 Far Infra-red Sauna (2 persons share)
- 1 Coffee Enema Kit
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.