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Toxins & Cleansing
Cleansing

Group Ayurvedic Cleanses available each year in April and October

Personal Cleanse Guidance available throughout the year.

 

 

Why do we need to cleanse our body?

 

Toxins are all around us and it is impossible to avoid exposure completely. Since the beginning of the industrial age 100 years ago, we are bombarded with dangerous toxins in our environment. In addition, thousands of toxic chemicals have been introduced through the use of household cleaners, dental and physical hygiene products and pharmaceuticals. We have also acquired a taste for coffee, caffeine, carbonated drinks, tobacco products, alcohol, fast foods, processed foods, an abundance of meat, refined & artificial sugars and sweets. All of these factors stray away from our original design and cleansing the body is needed now more than ever.

These toxins affect our health, disturb our bodily functions and cover up our true nature (Prakruti).  

Thankfully, the body has the daily ability to naturally detoxify itself. We process and eliminate toxins through the help of the digestive system, skins, lungs, blood, lymph and many other organs.

What is a toxin? Something is named a toxin if the body is not able to naturally break it down in digestion and elimination.  Toxins will then build up and eventually hinder our natural bodily functions. This may also lead to disease.  We can also accumulate toxins through lack of exercise, lifestyle, habits, diet, etc.   All of these factors can impact us over time.  This, in turn, may worsen our condition, as we begin to crave the things that do not serve us.

 

 “One should not use food articles from either attachment or ignorance; rather he should use  wholesome ones after examination; the body is a product of food” – Ćaraka Samhita

 

 

Early Signs of Toxic Overload:

 

  • Low Energy

  • Lethargy
  • Generalized Aches and Pains
  • Lack of Mental Clarity
  • Heaviness in the body
  • Weight Gain
  • Digestive Problems (Gas, Constipation, Bloating)
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Frequent Colds and Sinus Infections
  • Coated Tongue
  • Body Odor

 

 

Detox, Refresh, and Renew Your Body & Mind

There are 5 Main Toxins to Consider:

  • Ama
    One type of toxin that accumulates in the body is called Ama, yet it is not dangerous.  It literally means  "uncooked” or “undigested”. This results from a heavy diet and/or poor digestion and undigested food. Signs of Ama is a coated tongue or strong body odor.

  • Amavisha
    Ama that sits within the physiology for a long period of time becomes acidic. It may also harden and block channels and begin to ferment, becoming a reactive substance.

  • Garavisha
    The toxic buildup from chemical substances, environmental pollution, etc. that settles into joints and organs. (Also Cooking Honey, Wrong Food Combinations)

  • Intraprabhavaja
    Invisible, but Prana damaging. Electromagnetic toxicity, radiation, microwave, cell phones, etc.  (This may sometimes be present when illness is felt, but cannot be seen on medical scans)

  • Mental Ama

      Anxiety, Depression, Anger – Created by inability to digest / process thoughts or emotions

 

Additional Considerations during Menstruation

A menstruating woman should not perform purgation.  If cycle comes during cleanse time, she can continue on the kitchari diet and other self-care practices, but will NOT PERFORM purgation.   If desired, the active phase may be extended and purgation done after the end of active mensuration days.

 

14 Days - 3 Phases 

A complete at-home Ayurvedic detoxification routine involves 4 phases — preparation, cleansing, purgation and  post-cleansing.                 

I offer customized and practical guidelines for each phase.

 

*** Preparation   (7 Days)

#1 Attempt to clear your schedule for the Active Phase as much as possible to practice REST

Start a routine of Toxin-Free foods and self-care lifestyle practices in preparation for an effective cleanse
This week you will gather supplies and adapt to what the Active Cleansing phase will be like.  

 

*** Active Cleansing   (7 Days) - May Be Extended If You Wish To Do So ~ 

I will provide details of your individual plan, based on your Dosha.
This may, or may not, include purgation on the last day of the active phase.
This week includes a mono diet of fresh foods, based on your Doṣic profile and daily morning and evening routines of Self-Care.

 

*** Purgation Day

A gentle purgation will be done by instruction, based on Doṣic profile

 

*** Post-Cleansing - Reintroduction & Rejuvenation   (Lifetime)

After cleansing, you may feel much lighter, more blissful, and more energetic with newfound vitality!  You may even have shed some unwanted pounds. Give yourself time to gradually transition into your normal routine and eating habits. Gradually add heavier foods to your diet, and be sure to get enough rest for a few days after cleansing is over.  Follow your normal Ayurvedic routine.  Take Herbal Rasāyanas (Ayurvedic rejuvenation formulas). Now that the channels of your body that deliver nutrients are clear, these Rasāyanas will deeply nourish and rejuvenate your entire physiology.

What To Expect

This style of cleanse is much less provoking than many forms of cleansing and is generally safer for a diverse range of constitutions and imbalances. That said, an Ayurvedic cleanse tends to move long-standing imbalances into circulation so that they can be eliminated. This is how our bodies repair themselves when we afford them the opportunity. As a result, a cleanse has the potential to be exhausting, emotionally taxing, and physically uncomfortable - but that is not always the case for everyone.

 

This cleanse is gentle and should not cause a great deal of discomfort. Nevertheless, it is better to be prepared for some ups and downs than to expect to feel fabulous throughout your cleanse. You should begin to experience the deeper benefits of the cleanse within a few days to a week after completing it, if not sooner.

 

For women of childbearing age, the first menstrual cycle following a cleanse is an important part of the process, and can deliver a meaningful sense of completion to the cleanse. As a result, the fullest expression of positive change may not be experienced by these women until one or two menstrual cycles after the cleanse is complete.

 

This process can also stir up unresolved emotions so it is important to be prepared for some emotional cleansing. It is quite common to have unexpected and somewhat unexplainable emotions crop up during a cleanse. Ideally, we would simply witness these states as they arise, creating space to honor, move, and release our feelings in a healthy way. The emotional aspects of a cleanse can make it especially important to enlist a loving support team for your cleansing process.

The Group Ayurveda Cleanse is Available in April & October 
NEXT SESSION: 
OCTOBER 19 - NOVEMBER 2, 2024
Hard Close of Registration Deadline October 13, 2024
'A Renewed Me" Seasonal Cleanse

This is a home-based Cleanse with a Personal Plan~

All Items Direct via Email:

  • Personalized Assessments

  • Cleanse Plans

  • 'Before & After' Tracking Sheets 

  • 4 (90 Min) Group ZOOM LIVE DISCUSSIONS - For Info / Q&A

       Explanations of:

       ~ 5 Types of AMA (Toxicity)

       ~ Doṣic Concepts / Cycles in Time

       ~ Importance of Circadian Rhythm

       ~ Dinaćarya / Ritućarya

       ~ 6 Tastes of Ayurveda Medicine

       ~ Ayurvedic Fasting (OR NOT)

  • Private Group Facebook Page only for those Cleansing for Sharing & Support

  • YouTube Playlists / Pinterest Boards

  • Home Cleansing, Clearing & Organization Challenges

Includes:

** Mini-Consultation (for New Participants), focusing on Digestive Capacity / Doṣic Assessment

** Cleanse takes takes place in your home, so no travel or appointments required

    Your Registration / Doṣic Assessment / Customized Plan / Tracking Sheets are provided via email

** No special foods or exotic powders, etc.

    Wholesome, natural foods only that you pick up at your local grocery store

** No Fasting or Deprivation

** Customized 2-week Cleanse Plan
      Foods for your Doṣa
      Morning/Evening Routines
      Herbs/Oils for your Doṣa
      Purgation Instructions
      Shopping List & Recipes
      Suggested Lifestyle Shifts
      
HOW TO SIGN UP: 

#1.   Registration / Payment Completed at Buttons Below


#2.   You will receive an Emailed Payment Confirmation with the LINK TO COMPLETE ASSESSMENT IF NEEDED

        Current Consultation Clients and Past Participants will NOT need a new assessment (unless a fresh update is requested)

 

#3.   Payments & Online Assessment Questionnaires Completed / Submitted by Registration Deadline

 

THEN:

OCT 14:   

Email of ALL Details, Links and Zoom Gathering Info is sent

OCT 17:   

Email of personal Cleanse Plans & 'Before/After' Tracking Sheets is sent

OCT 18:

Kick Off Zoom Gathering

OCT 19:   

We Start Prep Week!

4 ZOOM GATHERING DATES:

ALL TIMES at 5:30 pm PT & AZ  /  6:30 pm MT  / 7:30 pm CT  /  8:30 pm ET

CHECK YOUR TIMEZONE :)

OCTOBER 18:     Kick Off Call

OCTOBER 25:     End of Prep Week / Active Week Prep

NOVEMBER 1:    End of Active Week / Purge Prep

NOVEMBER 3:    Closing Meeting

All Info, Zoom / Facebook Group Links & Details will be provided in the 1st Email​

ALL ZOOM GATHERINGS ARE RECORDED & SHARED THE FOLLOWING DAY WITH ALL PARTICIPANTS 

 

GROUP CLEANSE RATES

$119   New Participant / Non-Client 
$89     New Participant / Current Ayurveda Client 
$39     Past Participant  (or $89 if Fresh Assessment is Desired)
REGISTRATION BUTTONS:

 

 

INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE HOME-BASED CLEANSE
The above rates are for group participation, but if you desire personalized attention outside of group communications, or wish to receive guidance on a personalized plan anytimethat is absolutely available at an individual rate of $289
DETAILS ON a PRIVATE, INDIVIDUAL PLAN  HERE
CLEANSE ADD-ONS
 
BODY THERAPIES

AYURVEDA BODY THERAPIES 

Body Therapies are available for In Person participants to receive at my Buckeye AZ location
If you wish to book any therapies, you may view them HERE
Simply complete your booking and your Payment Confirmation Email will include your link to schedule the perfect day & time!

 

 

ONLINYOGA

​​ONLINE CLASSES ($12 - 1 HOUR EACH + RECORDING FOR 2 WEEKS)

Also open to the public and those not cleansing

ALL CLASSES APPROPRIATE FOR ALL PEOPLE & ALL LEVELS

 

TRADITIONAL YOGA:  PREP WEEK

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AZ TIME 

​MON:   CHAIR CLASS ~ Core & Leg Strength

WED:   CHAIR CLASS ~ Cardio / Dynamic Moves

​DEEP REST RESTORATIVE: ACTIVE WEEK

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AZ TIME 

​MON:    CHAIR CLASS ~ Deep Stretch

TUE:     Bedtime Yoga Nidrā

WED:    Guided Meditation Chakra Balancing

SAT:      Restorative Gravity

$12 Per Class

Register for ONE CLASS AT A TIME HERE

 

OR SIGN UP FOR ALL 6 Classes 

Happy to answer questions anytime!

sattvicsage@gmail.com

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