Fasting & Detoxification Programme

Re-vitalise and rejuvenate on a powerful two-week Fasting and Detoxification Programme held in the idyllic setting of the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in south India.

Poor diet, lack of exercise, and environmental pollution, as well as challenges at work, in relationships, from social media and more are leading to an increase in mental and physical disease. Our body and mind need regular maintenance, especially when we live in towns and cities.  Fasting and detoxification are a sure way to regain our vitality and zest for life. For many, this programme has been a life-changing experience and bestows a long-lasting feeling of well-being.

You will not know you are fasting!!! Daily vegetable and fruit juices as well as a broth in evening stay all hunger pangs. Each day yoga and meditation keep the body energised and the mind calm. Ayurvedic massage, colon cleansing, and herbal extracts all help the body to slowly detoxify and purify, bringing a feeling of blissful mental and physical well-being.

The juices are made and served fresh at the table. Orange juice kicks off the day and then a selection of vegetable and fruit juices are offered at intervals till evening.  Pineapple, mango, apple, watermelon, carrot, cucumber, radish, celery, beetroot and coconut are just some among the many. A hot soothing vegetable broth in the evening closes the day.

By combining the practice of yoga, meditation and fasting you experience transformation not only on the physical level but also on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The calm and peaceful atmosphere of the Ashram, along with the daily practices heal the body and soul. It is also lots of fun!! You will be among a hugely supportive group of like-minded people, many of whom become life-long friends.

 

Just some of the benefits:

  • Aids weight reduction
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Strengthens cardio-vascular health, reducing high blood pressure
  • Eases stiffness and joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers
  • Regulates the digestive system. Improves eliminative functions. A healthy digestive system is a pre-requisite for good health
  • Stimulates metabolic function and anti-ageing hormones. Promotes rejuvenation and longevity.
  • Enhances brain function, possibly preventing changes associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Boosts the immune system, reducing free radical damage and risk of cancers

And this is just the tip of the iceberg!! The mental and spiritual benefits are equally profound. Your senses sharpen, your memory and ability to concentrate improves, bringing increased clarity of mind and greater awareness. You gain a sense of calm along with increased will-power and an ability to make better decisions and take better control of your life.  A sense of joy and a greater enthusiasm for life develops.

 

 

Christina, USA

“Since attending the Fasting and Detox course I never felt this way before and never thought it would be possible. So clear in mind, much quieter, inner peace, and happy with my body and weight, and confident about the future”.

Shailaja K, Singapore

“With the guidance of Mr Christopher, not only did I detox my body but also my mind. It’s an awesome programme and I am not stopping it but making it a yearly affair for my well-being. Thank you Mr Christopher.”

Alexandre

“I spent 20 years carrying an excess of 10/15kgs.The Programme changed my life and my relationship with food. I lost 12kgs during the fast – even now it has not returned, 1.5 years later – thank you.”

Jane, London

“This programme is wonderful and not nearly as difficult as it might appear. It is life-changing both physically and psychologically. I lost 10kgs, my memory improved, I felt rejuvenated, light and full of optimism. Really great. I would recommend it.”

Christopher Lloyd Pack (Narayana)

Programme Director

Directed and guided throughout by expert Fasting Counsellor and Co-ordinator Christopher Lloyd Pack, who studied and practised for many years under Frank Jensen at the world-famous Moinhos Velhos Fasting Retreat Centre in Portugal, you will receive personal, individual advice on the fasting process as you progress. With many years of experience in this field Chris gives expert advice on nutrition and diet, as well as the process of detoxification. 

Karen de Mey (Krishna Priya)

Assistant Director

Karen is a skilled nutrition counsellor and has been associated with and assisting Christopher Lloyd Pack for many years.  Karen’s knowledge of the fasting procedure is formidable and she offers individual guidance and counselling throughout the Programme.

 

 

 

 

5.20am Wake up
6am Satsang
7.30am Lemon Tea/Powders
8am Asana Class
10am Juice/Herbs
12.30pm Juice/Powders
1.30pm Herbs
2.30pm Juice/Powders
4pm Asana Class
6pm Broth/Herbs
8pm Satsang
10.30pm Lights out

 

 

Prices include programme, bed and board

Location Date Prices Book Now
Neyyar Dam 05 Dec – 19 Dec 2017 Rs 80,000 Twin Share
Rs 95,000 AC Twin Share
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Madurai 23 Dec – 06 Jan 2018 Rs 80,000 Twin Share
Rs 95,000 Single
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Neyyar Dam 17 Apr – 01 May 2018 Rs 82,000 Twin Share
Rs 96,370 AC Twin Share
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Madurai 15 Nov – 29 Nov 2018 Rs 82,000 Twin Share
Rs 96,370 Single
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Neyyar Dam 04 Dec – 18 Dec 2018 Rs 82,000 Twin Share
Rs 96,370 AC Twin Share
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* Fasting Detoxification Programme, single room supplement – 35% surcharge (only if rooms available). The fee includes tuition, accommodation, manual, juices, herbs and powders etc. It does not include travel to and from the ashram.

RESIDENT INDIAN NATIONALS: enquire with yogaindia@sivananda.org regarding course donations and registration.

We provide various options for accommodation depending on the budget and preferences. Please note that Twin Share rooms with common bathrooms, dormitory and tent accommodation are not available for this programme.