Yogic Detox Program

8 Days Yogic Detox Package

8-Days Yoga

Program Info

Our 8-Day Yogic Detox Package, a meticulously crafted program rooted in the ancient Hatha Yoga tradition, is designed to cleanse your body and spirit most naturally. This holistic package utilizes Satkarma (a technique, revered ancient practice for detoxifying the body and mind), spa activities, yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation, thus promoting overall well-being and preparing you for spiritual growth. Engage in time-honored methods such as Jala Neti for nasal cleansing, Kunjal Kriya (Vaman Dhauti) for purifying the upper digestive tract, and Sankhaprakshalana for a comprehensive digestive system (entire alimentary canal) cleanse. 

Our program is tailored to gently guide participants through preparatory yogic practices, making it accessible and effective for everyone, especially the modern individual confronted with the stresses and toxins of contemporary life. This detox is not only about physical purification but also serves as a pivotal step for those on their spiritual journey, offering mental and emotional clarity, and fostering an environment for profound spiritual progress. It’s an invitation to rediscover your inner vitality, eliminating internal toxins and obstacles that hinder your physical health and spiritual advancement. Join us for this natural and profound internal cleanse, paving the way for a healthier, more vibrant you, ready to pursue greater spiritual heights.

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Retreat Highlights

  • Meditation

    Prepares the body and mind for advanced yogic practices and deeper spiritual exploration.

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    Savor fresh vegetarian meals throughout your stay, with vegan options available upon request, to nourish your body and support the detox process.

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    Led by experienced practitioners, ensuring safety, efficacy, and a deep understanding of the detox process.

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    Participate in two Hatha Yoga sessions each day to strengthen and harmonize the body and mind.

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    Indulge in Shirodhara, a traditional treatment that calms the mind, reduces stress, and promotes emotional balance.

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    Offers a comprehensive cleansing of the digestive system, enhancing physical health and mental clarity. Enjoy rejuvenating massages, steam baths, and sauna sessions to relax and detoxify the body further.

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Importance of Yogic Detox

This package is a comprehensive approach to wellness, drawing from ancient yogic practices and supported by modern scientific findings. This program not only aligns with nature’s detoxification methods—tears, sneezes, mucus, sweat, urine, and excrement—but also enhances them through traditional techniques such as Shankhaprakshalana, Jala Neti, and Kunjal Kriya. These methods are proven to effectively cleanse the body, boost immunity, and improve mental clarity, flexibility, and concentration.

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, one of the most significant ancient scripture within the Hatha Yoga tradition, elucidates how these cleansing actions are essential for preparing the body and mind. By emphasizing physical purification as the first step, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika aligns with the broader yogic philosophy that a pure and healthy body is the vessel for spiritual development. This approach mirrors the wisdom of ancient texts, advocating that purification is crucial for anyone embarking on the yogic path, ensuring that practitioners are physically and energetically prepared to receive the deeper benefits of yoga. The text highlights that without purification, one may encounter obstacles in energy flow, concentration, and the overall progression on the path of yoga. The Satkarma are thus not merely physical exercises but are profound practices aimed at removing toxins and balancing the doshas (body energies), which in turn facilitates smoother pranic flow and aids in achieving a heightened state of meditation and awareness. 

Scientific research supports the benefits of these yogic practices for enhancing muscular strength, respiratory function, and cardiovascular health, while also reducing stress. Embrace this opportunity to cleanse, rejuvenate, and reconnect with your inner self, setting the foundation for a life of vitality, awareness, and profound spiritual fulfillment.

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Benefits of Yogic Detox

Individuals who have experienced the ancient methods of detoxification Shankhaprakshalana with us at Nepal Yoga retreat feel the wonderful positive effects to their health.

Practices

During the program, we will be exploring practices including: Jala Neti, Kunjal, and Sankhaprakshalana. It’s important to have an understanding of these techniques before attempting them. These cleansing methods should be performed with clear instructions and always under the supervision of a knowledgeable instructor to ensure comfort and safety.

Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing Technique)

Jala Neti is a nasal cleanse to remove excess mucus lodged in the nostrils. By rinsing the nostrils one by one with lukewarm salty water, the mucus is eliminated through the opposite nostril. It is a noninvasive procedure that can be done in 5 minutes which can be done every day. This method leaves your sinuses clear and allows better respiration which ultimately enhances your daily yoga practice.

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Kunjal (Vaman Dhauti)

Kunjal is another Hatha Yoga method of purification also known as Vaman Dhauti, where the entire stomach is cleansed. This is performed by drinking salty water on an empty stomach which causes the body to regurgitate through vomiting any remnants of bile or mucus left in the stomach leaving your stomach clean and new.

Sankhaprakshalana (Washing of The Intestines)

Shankhaprakshalana is another practice derived from the Hatha Yoga tradition, is a meticulous cleansing process targeting the entire digestive tract. The analogy of the digestive tract to a conch shell highlights the extensive nature of our intestines, spanning about 54 feet, which over time accumulate layers of toxins. These toxins hinder the natural functions of the lysosomes’ membranes (enclosed organelles that contain an array of enzymes capable of breaking down all types of biological polymers—proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids), leading to inefficient digestion, acid reflux, and other related ailments. Shankhaprakshalana addresses these issues directly, rejuvenating the practitioner by ensuring the thorough elimination of toxins, thereby restoring the digestive system’s optimal functioning and contributing to overall health and well-being.

Shankhaprakshalana is performed on an empty stomach, involving drinking warm saline water and executing specific yoga asanas to cleanse the digestive tract. The procedure starts with consuming two glasses of saline water, followed by yoga poses like Tadasana(Palm Tree Pose), Tiryaka Tadasana (Swaying Palm Tree Pose), Kati Chakrasana (Waist Rotating Pose), Tiryaka Bhujangasana (Twisting Cobra Pose) and Udarakarsanasana to facilitate internal cleansing. This sequence is repeated until clear water is expelled, signaling a complete detox. Taking about 2 to 2.5 hours, the practice concludes with a couple of days of rest and a gentle diet for recovery, emphasizing the need for guidance by an experienced instructor for safety and efficacy.

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Benefits Witnessed After Include

  • Lightness
  • Feeling good as new, a fresh start
  • Increased positive moods and sensation
  • Better concentration and improved meditation and yoga practice
  • Clarity of the mind and increase flexibility
  • Cessation of cravings and reduced desires
  • Relief from psychological disorders such as depression, moodiness, dullness and lethargy
  • Overall feeling of being recharged
  • Helps weight loss

Precautions and Contraindications!

Considering these precautions and contraindications is crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals engaging in yogic detox practices, preventing adverse health effects.

  • Heart or Kidney Conditions: Avoid if you have heart disease, kidney problems, or high blood pressure.

  • Stroke History: Individuals who have had a stroke should not practice Sankhaprakshalana.

  • Digestive Disorders: Those with stomach ulcers, colitis, or severe gastric problems should not practice.

  • Medical Conditions: Seek medical advice before attempting, particularly if taking regular medication.

  • Pregnancy and Menstruation: Completely contraindicated during pregnancy and on the day of menstruation.

  • Medication Use: Consult your doctor before pausing any antibiotics or regular medication. Anticipate a break from these medications for 3 or more days afterward.

  • Recent Detox Practice: Avoid if practiced within the last 5 months.

Requirement

Considering these requirements before and after practice is essential for maximizing benefits while ensuring safety and health during the yogic detox process.

Before Practice:
  • Before beginning the Yogic Detox, it’s crucial to be fully committed and mentally prepared to adhere to the detox guidelines. Any negligence could pose health risks. This detox process is powerful and offers significant benefits, but it demands a high level of dedication.
  • Be ready to openly discuss your bodily experiences during the Shankhaprakshalana process. Ensure you have appropriate yoga attire, a yoga mat (available on site), a blanket to cover yourself, and a small towel. The practice will be scheduled for a day when the weather, climate, and temperature are conducive.
  • On the evening before the practice, consume a light meal by 8 pm at the latest. Do not eat anything on the morning of the detox. Fasting is an option, but it should be decided in consultation with a yoga instructor.
After Practice:
  • Following the Shankhaprakshalana, you may initially feel tired, but this will subside with rest. Despite the fatigue, resist the urge to sleep for the day. Post-detox, participants often report feeling euphoric and engage in deep reflection. Be prepared for a range of emotions and thoughts during recovery.
  • To prevent fever or chills, keep your body warm, using a blanket if necessary. Avoid strenuous mental and physical activities, travel, exposure to intense sunlight, sitting near fire, and any exercise or stress.
  • After completing the Shankhaprakshalana practice, a deep cleansing yogic detox, it’s important to carefully select foods that facilitate the body’s healing and recovery process. The dietary regimen post-detox is crucial to maintain the benefits of the cleanse and avoid putting undue stress on the digestive system. Here’s a comprehensive list of foods to avoid after the practice:
      • Fried Foods: Foods that are deep-fried or cooked in excessive oil can be hard to digest and may stress the newly cleansed digestive tract.
      • Processed Foods: These often contain additives, preservatives, and high levels of sodium or sugar, which can disrupt the balance of the gut flora and hinder the digestive process.
      • Sweet Foods: Especially those with refined sugars, as they can lead to spikes in blood sugar levels and potentially cause inflammation.
      • Fatty Foods: High-fat foods, particularly those with unhealthy fats (like trans fats found in many fast foods), can be difficult to digest and may slow down the recovery process of the gut.
      • Meats: Especially red and processed meats, which are harder to digest and can put a strain on the digestive system. They may also reintroduce toxins that the detox aimed to eliminate.
      • Spices and Spicy Foods: Can irritate the gut lining, especially when it’s in a delicate state post-detox. This includes hot peppers, black pepper, and any heavily spiced dishes.
      • Alcohol: It’s dehydrating and can disrupt the natural flora of the gut, affecting the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and recover post-detox.
      • Smoking: Introducing toxins through smoking can negate the benefits of the detox and harm the respiratory and digestive systems.
      • Nuts: While generally healthy, nuts are high in fats and fiber, which can be tough on a sensitive digestive system immediately after a cleanse.
      • Dairy Products: Milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products can be difficult to digest for many people and may cause discomfort or slow the digestive process after a cleanse.
      • Caffeinated Beverages: Coffee, tea, and energy drinks can stimulate the digestive system too much, disrupting its natural rhythm and balance after the detox.
      • Acidic Fruits: Fruits like oranges, pineapples, and grapefruits are acidic and might irritate the stomach lining immediately following a detox.

The duration recommended for avoiding certain foods after Shankhaprakshalana can vary, but a common guideline is as follows:

Immediately After the Practice

For the first few days (typically 3 days), the diet should be very light and primarily consist of easily digestible foods, such as khichdi & ghee (a simple, spiced dish made with rice and mung dal), avoiding all harsh, processed, spicy, and difficult-to-digest foods.

First Week

During the first week, it’s advised to continue with a simple, bland diet and gradually reintroduce other foods. However, one should still avoid the foods listed previously such as fried, processed, sweet, fatty foods, meats, nuts, dairy products, caffeinated beverages, alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Beyond the First Week

After the initial week, the restrictions can be gradually lifted, but it’s recommended to reintroduce other foods slowly and observe how the body responds. Some texts suggest extending cautious dietary practices for up to a month to fully reap the benefits of the cleanse and ensure the digestive system is restored.

Include
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation, Pranayama, Yoga asana/relaxation session
  • Everyday 3 Healthy Vegetarian/Vegan meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Satkarma (cleansing techniques) on different days
  • 3 Ayurvedic Oil Massages
  • 1 Steam bath/ Sauna
  • 2 Shirodhara treatment
  • 2 Sound Healing Therapy
  • Unlimited Herbal Tea
  • Filtered Drinking Water
  • Free Internet
  • Short individual local hiking – optional*
Exclude
  • The retreat package does not include transportation costs to/from the airport.
  • Additional night stays at the retreat are not included in the package.
  • Meals outside the retreat are not included in the package.
  • Any expenses incurred while you are outside the retreat will be at your own cost.

Schedule

Your daily routine is thoughtfully designed to nurture both your body and mind. Mornings begin with a holistic session from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM, featuring meditation, pranayama (breath work), asana (yoga poses), and a nourishing breakfast, setting a serene tone for the day. Evenings are dedicated to unwinding with asana and a relaxation or meditation session, followed by dinner, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM a variety of spa and ayurvedic activities that are both comfortable and feasible for you. These activities will be planned differently each day to ensure a diverse and enjoyable experience.

 

The final Satkarma, which includes Jala Neti, Sankhaprakshalana, and Kunjal Kriya, will happen when you feel ready and the weather is good. We’ll make sure everything is right for the practice, like how you’re feeling physically and mentally, and the environment around us. Then, we’ll start the practice when everything is set.

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Day 1 – Arrival and Introduction to Relaxation

  • 1:00 pm: Arrival at Retreat Center
      • Welcome with Tea
      • Lunch: if you want, please inform us beforehand
  • Afternoon Activities: it depends on your arrival time
      • Ayurvedic Massage to Awaken Circulatory System
      • Time for Relaxation in the Gardens
  • 5:00 pm: Tea Break
  • 5:30 pm: Yoga Asana Session
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Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 – Enhancing the Practice on Typical Days

  • 6:30 am: Meditation
  • 7:00 am: Jala Neti Nasal Cleanse & Tea Break
  • 7:30 am: Pranayama Class
  • 8:30 am: Yoga Asana Session
  • 9:30 am: Breakfast
  • Midday Activities: Your typical midday will be filled with a variety of spa and ayurvedic activities that are both comfortable and feasible for you. These activities will be planned differently each day to ensure a diverse and enjoyable experience. Activities includes:
    • Sound Healing session
    • Ayurvedic Oil massage
    • Shirodhara (pouring the oil on the head)
    • Steam Bath/Sauna
  • 5:00 pm: Tea Break
  • 5:30 pm: Yoga Asana Session
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner & Relaxation
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Day 8 – Integration and Departure

  • 6:30 am: Meditation
  • 7:00 am: Jala Neti Nasal Cleanse & Tea Break
  • 7:30 am: Pranayama Class
  • 8:30 am: Yoga Asana Session
  • 9:30 am: Breakfast
  • Morning Activity:
    • Preparation for your next journey
  • 12:00 pm: Check-out and Farewell

Schedule Disclaimer: Please note that the schedule is subject to change. The daily plan mentioned above is a suggested guideline and can be adjusted as per needs.

Accommodation Types

Immerse yourself in serenity at our retreat, nestled in the captivating Sanku valley surrounded by mountains. Choose from Bamboo Cottages, Standard Rooms, Panoramic Deluxe Rooms, or Panoramic Suite Rooms, each offering stunning views of the valley, dancing clouds, shimmering sunlight, and lush greenery for a truly tranquil experience.

Bamboo Room

Size: 12 m2

  • Spacious Rooms
  • Two Separate Single Beds
  • Attached Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Standard Room

Size: 18 m2

  • Expansive Room Layout
  • Dual Large Beds
  • Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Panoramic Deluxe Room

Size: 24 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views
  • King-size bed with Double Balcony/ Dual Large Beds with Balcony
  • Tea Making Facility
  • Ergonomic Workspace
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Free Internet

Panoramic Suite Room

Size: 36 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views from Double Balcony
  • Induction Cooking Facility and Tea Making Set
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Elegant King-Size Bed
  • Ergonomic Study Space
  • Spacious Living Area with Sophisticated Sofa Set
  • Free Internet

Accommodation Types

Immerse yourself in serenity at our retreat, nestled in the captivating Sanku valley surrounded by mountains. Choose from Bamboo Cottages, Standard Rooms, Panoramic Deluxe Rooms, or Panoramic Suite Rooms, each offering stunning views of the valley, dancing clouds, shimmering sunlight, and lush greenery for a truly tranquil experience.

Bamboo Cottage Room

Size: 12 m2

  • Spacious Rooms
  • Two Separate Single Beds
  • Attached Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Standard Room

Size: 18 m2

  • Expansive Room Layout
  • Dual Large Beds
  • Spacious Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Scenic Panoramic Views
  • Free Internet

Panoramic Deluxe Room

Size: 24 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views
  • King-Size Bed with Double Balcony/ Dual Large Beds with Balcony
  • Tea Making Facility
  • Ergonomic Workspace
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Free Internet

Panoramic Suite

Size: 36 m2

  • Air Conditioning System
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views from Double Balcony
  • Induction Cooking Facility and Tea Making Set
  • Luxuriously Appointed Bathrooms
  • Hot/Cold Shower
  • Elegant King-Size Bed
  • Ergonomic Study Space
  • Spacious Living Area with Sophisticated Sofa Set
  • Free Internet

Costs and Dates

Types of Accommodation

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Bamboo Cottage

USD 490

USD 700

Standard Room

USD 530

USD 830

Panoramic Deluxe

USD 590

USD 930

Panoramic Sweet

USD 640

USD 980

Note: All prices are inclusive of taxes.

Weather

The weather in the retreat varies from season to season. It gets quite cold in December, January, and February, especially in the mornings and evenings. The summer (March – June) months are warm and breezy. The rainy season (July – September) will be warm weather with occasional rain showers. Nepal has an electricity ration and scheduled power cuts are often. So,

We recommend the following:

  • Warm clothing for evenings and mornings (winter)
  • Warm socks and hat (winter)
  • Waterproof walking shoes and outdoor wear (winter and rainy season)
  • Sandals for around the retreat
  • A warm cardigan or blanket/shawl for meditation
  • A head lamp and batteries or flashlight
  • Conservative dress for temple visits; Ideally cotton conservative dress for yoga (avoid crop tops and low cut tops, shorts, and see-through clothing)
  • A refillable water bottle/thermos (drinking water and tea available on site)
  • An open mind
  • Personal medical kit
  • Mosquito and bug repellents (summer and rainy season)
  • Personal toiletries

Helpful Tips Before You Arrive

Code of conduct

Like you, our other guests and students come to our retreat to recharge, meditate, practice yoga & meditation, study, find peace, and relax. To make the most of your stay, we ask that you carefully read our code of conduct so that all guests and students have the most serene and tranquil experience at Nepal Yoga Academy. We ask that you offer the love and respect you wish in return. We hope you have a pleasant stay.

FAQs

Yes, visitors are welcome but visitors’ fees are charged for the visit.

You can extend your stay, however, the additional night fees will be charged.
Yes. Let us know what you are allergic to and we will provide you meals according to it.
It’s up to you. We suggest you stick to the diet we provide here if you want to have the maximum benefit of this healing package.

You can book any time if there is availability.