Yoga & Ayurvedic Panchakarma Detox Holiday

(Yoga & Ayurvedic Panchakarma Detox Holiday Package - Only Available for 7, 14 or 21 nights)

What is Ayurveda
The Ayurveda method of healing and wellbeing is one of the world's oldest holistic systems, dating back more than 5,000 years ago here in India. It is not just a doctrine of medical treatment but a way of living a long and healthy life. Incorporated in the Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas, Ayurveda is based on the idea of harmonious balance within our bodily system. Ayurveda works on the basis that every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth.

The five elements combine in the human body to make three life forces “doshas”. We all have a unique combination of the doshas but one dosha is usually more prominent and this can throw off our balance. Ayurveda uses the knowledge of our doshas to bring harmony and wellness back to us, by restoring our dosha balance during treatments, therapies and lifestyle changes. When something disrupts our dosha balance such as injury, emotions, age, seasonal change or even lifestyle, you will become unwell.

Ayurvedic Detoxes cleanse the body of toxins (called ama in Ayurveda) caused by our unbalanced doshas. Mala is the waste products of these toxins. Ayurveda treats illness at its source or the root cause, rather than treating it symptomatically. Ayurvedas nature is to attain the health of the dis-eased person & bring them back to healthy life, & to maintain their health for a good life. If your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universal energy, you will have good health.

What is Panchakarma:
Panch means five and karma means action. Panchakarma means five karmas or five methods of Ayurvedic treatment or methods of flushing out accumulated toxins from deep tissue through fluids of the body. The goal of any Panchakarma treatment is the restoration of dosha balance. The main features of these detoxs are oil based massages; various herbal and purification treatments as well as yoga and meditation which is associated with Ayurvedic diet. The precise detox program is decided individually for each person alongside a meal plan.

Doshas:
Doshas exist in very person with a personal mix from birth. They should be in harmony with one another & each has its relative strengths which can shift over a life time, one becoming more prominent. The right balance of doshas is essential for physical & mental health. Vata. Pitta & Kapha together regulate & control the catabolic & anabolic metabolism. The main functions of the doshas is to carry the by-product of digested foods throughout the body. There are 3 types of mala, stools, urine & sweat. Malas are mainly the waste products of the body & so their proper excretion from the body is essential to maintain proper health.

Vata (space & air elements) - Qualities of Vata – Light, dry, moving, rough and unstable.
Embodying the energy of movement including the flow of the breath, the beat of the heart and all movement throughout the body. Common personality traits of vata are creativity, open mindedness & flexibility. When Vata becomes out of balance it can present in many ways emotionally including anxiety, loneliness, and fatigue. It can lead to both physical and energetic depletion, disrupt effective communication, and cause all sorts of abnormal movements in the body. It may present as constipation, flatulence, indigestion, itching & irritation. Sleeplessness, anxiety, arthritis and joint pain.

Pitta (fire & water elements) - Qualities of Pitta – Warm, pungent, liquefied, sour and bitter
The energy of transformation & fire with a secondary element of water as liquid. Common traits of Pitta dominance are confidence, assertiveness & intelligence. Pitta heavily governs metabolism & body temperature. When out of balance, pitta can present as fire in our emotions causing anger & sharpness in our reactions Imbalanced pitta is often at the root of inflammatory disorders. Out of balance Pitta may present as rashes, pimples, psoriasis, discolored skin & allergies to food or dust. Hair falling, indigestion & bad breath.

Kapha (water & earth elements) - Qualities of Kapha – Heavy, cold, slow, sweet, stable and sticky
Kapha lends structure, solidity, and unity to all things, and is therefore associated primarily with the earth and water elements. Kapha also embodies the watery energies of love and compassion. Common personality traits of Kapha is being grounded, slow and nurturing. This dosha hydrates all cells and systems, lubricates the joints, moisturizes the skin, maintains immunity, and protects the tissues. When out of balance, kapha triggers emotions of attachment, greed, and possessiveness and can also create stubbornness & lethargy.  Kapha dominance can present as heaviness & weakness in the body. Coughs, migraines, sinus troubles, anemia & white spots. Diabetes can also be present.

Virechana Panchakarma (Purgation)

The virechana panchakarma where the pitta dosha is bought under control & usually accumulates in the gall bladder, liver etc in the form of bile. Excess Pitta toxins are thrown out via stool excretion. Virechana Panchakarma can be of benefit for gastro-intestinal problems, auto-immune diseases, respiratory system & cleaning of the gut. It provides oil to the intestines and can improve flatulence, indigestion & sinusitis.

Pricing: 450 euros per person – In addition to yoga holiday package price that includes accommodation, two meals per day and two yoga classes per day. Please contact us to chose your accommodation to know the price. 

Recommended length of Detox: Our Ayurvedic detox programs need a minimum of 7 nights, because of this it is advisable to allow for extra nights before and at least after your detox before departing for your onward travel. This allows for rest and recovery time. Two types of Panchakarma can be completed in a 14 night stay, but the extra rest days are still advisable.  We recommended a stay of 8 or 15 nights.

Included:
- Arrival consultation with your Ayurvedic doctor
- Three Ayurvedic massages
- Two holistic body massagesTwo shirodhara treatments
- Two daily classes of yoga if advised as part of your program
- Meal plan & meals
- Panchakarma treatment
- Evening group activities including meditation, yoga nidra etc
- Departure consultation with your Ayurvedic doctor

Example of Virechana Panchakarma Days 1-6
- 30 ml – Warm ghee is given to drink early morning
- Yoga is available at 8am & 4pm however this is only advised if you are feeling energetic enough
- 8am – Abhyanga Oil Massage is given on applicable days (3 times a week)
- Warm Kichardi is given for lunch & dinner
- Between 3pm – 6pm Shirodhara treatment is given on applicable days (2 times a week)
- Warm water is to be consumed only, during your detox. 

Day 6: A heavier evening meal will be advised by your doctor

Day 7: Medicine is taken at 6.30 am to induce bowel movements. This is expected to last 6 – 12 hours.

Basti Panchakarma (Enema)

The most common of all Panchakarma treatments that cleanses built up toxins from all 3 doshas via the colon, bringing them back to a normal & healthy balance. Oil is given via basti enema’s to support the removal of the toxins. Basti panchakarma is common to balance Vata Dosha. Basti Panchakarma can ease & heal various ailments and diseases including: rheumatoid arthritis, gastro intestinal & urogenital disorders, such as UTIs and supportive of the fertility of men & women.

Pricing: 500 euros per person - In addition to yoga holiday package price that includes accommodation, two meals per day and two yoga classes per day. Please contact us to chose your accommodation to know the price.

Recommended length of Detox:  Our Ayurvedic detox programs need a minimum of 7 nights, because of this it is advisable to allow for extra nights before and at least after your detox before departing for your onward travel. This allows for rest and recovery time. Two types of Panchakarma can be completed in a 14 night stay, but the extra rest days are still advisable.  We recommended a stay of 8 or 15 nights.

Included:
- Arrival consultation with your Ayurvedic doctor
- Five Ayurvedic massages with steam
- Two shirodhara treatments
- Two daily classes of yoga if advised as part of your program
- Meal plan & ayurvedic meals
- Four Basti treatments (oil enemas)
- Evening group activities including meditation, yoga nidra etc
- Departure consultation with your Ayurvedic doctor

Example of Basti Panchakarma Days 1-7
- 30 ml – Warm ghee is given to drink in the early morning
- Yoga is available at 8am & 4pm however this is only advised if you are feeling energetic enough
- 8am – Abhyanga Oil Massage is given on applicable days (3 times a week)
- Warm Kichardi & vegetables is given for lunch & dinner, optional porridge breakfast
- Between 3pm – 6pm Shirodhara treatment is given on applicable days (first & last day)
- Basti oil enema is given by the doctor (4 times a week)
- Warm water is to be consumed only, during your detox. 

Vamana Panchakarma (vomiting or emesis)

Emetic Detox, where first the doshas are accumulated from the body into the stomach, where it is then thrown out of the body with vamana.  Common to balance Kapha Dosha. Vamana Panchakarma can be of benefit to breathing difficulties, coughs & hoarseness in the throat and bad breath. Can help to ease drowsiness & lethargy. Indigestion, sinuses & migraines. Weakness & lightness of the head and body.

Pricing: 500 euros per person – In addition to yoga holiday package price that includes accommodation, two meals per day and two yoga classes per day. Please contact us to chose your accommodation to know the price.

Recommended length of Detox: Our Ayurvedic detox programs need a minimum of 7 nights, because of this it is advisable to allow for extra nights before and at least after your detox before departing for your onward travel. This allows for rest and recovery time. Two types of Panchakarma can be completed in a 14 night stay, but the extra rest days are still advisable.  We recommended a stay of 8 or 15 nights.

Included:
- Arrival consultation with your Ayurvedic doctor
- Three Ayurvedic massages
- Two holistic body massages
- Two shirodhara treatments
- Two daily classes of yoga if advised as part of your program
- Meal plan & meals
- Panchakarma Vamana treatment
- Evening group activities including meditation, yoga nidra etc
- Departure consultation with your Ayurvedic doctor

Example of Vamana Panchakarma Days 1-6
- 30 ml – Warm ghee is given to drink early morning
- Yoga is available at 8am & 4pm however this is only advised if you are feeling energetic enough
- 8am – Abhyanga Oil Massage is given on applicable days (3 times a week)
- Warm Kichardi is given for lunch & dinner
- Between 3pm – 6pm Shirodhara treatment is given on applicable days (2 times a week)
- Warm water is to be consumed only, during your detox. 

Day 7: Vamana procedure is given in your room by the doctor from 6.30am. Medicated liquids will be given for a full stomach & vomiting is induced. This process will take around 2 hours.

What to expect: Your detox starts with a consultation by our in-house Ayurvedic Doctor assessing your body constitution, meaning you are assessed as a person, before any ailment. This includes history & current living and lifestyle habits alongside a physical assessment. In this way our Doctor can assess your dosha type according to the Ayuvedric Tridosha which plays a vital role in your detox program.

Our Doctor will create a specialised meal plan to accompany your chosen detox program, this will be available to you either at our buffet meal times or as & when you require. Our restaurant team will support you with this during your detox.

During the process of detoxification your body will feel fatigued and weaker, because of this we do advise that the daily yoga classes are only taken if you are feeling energized & able. Our doctor will also advise you on this during your consultation and during the course of your detox program. The detox is a time for rest, over exerting yourself will be detrimental to your detox and health.

We do ask that you follow the program as recommended by our Doctor; this will ensure positive results for you & your health and safety during your stay with us. Our teachers, therapists and Doctors are all on hand to encourage & support you during your detox program, so you are in the best hands.

You must refrain from:
- Late nights & lack of sleep
- Alcohol & Caffeine
- Foods not advised on your program
- Heavy exercise or activity
- Intercourse
- Travelling long distances

No yoga or physical activity is advised on the day before, the day of and the day after your panchakarma procedure

Pre-arrival information: We ask all of our guests to complete a pre-arrival declaration and personal information form honestly & openly. Including declaration of any past or current medications, substance abuse, addictions, allergies, mental health & congenital diseases. In order for our professional health care team to best support you, you need to be completely transparent with our team. All of our guest information is confidential and secure, you can be sure that at Devarya you are in safe & supportive hands with a professional & non judgmental team. We recommend you begin to reduce your alcohol & toxic substance intake a few days before arrival including smoking and processed foods.

Departure Consultation:
You will be advised on the best nutrition, therapies, treatments and lifestyle changes according to your dosha in order to follow your new well being path during your stay with us and beyond.
You may be advised on some herbal supplements to take away with you, this is chargeable at additional cost.

Disclaimer
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Ayurvedic Detox is not advised for those under 18 or over 65. Pregnant or lactating women, those recovering from recent surgery, cancers or diabetes. Please contact us for further information.

Whilst we take every care to meet your needs and support you during your detox program we cannot be held liable to cure dis-orders, diseases and other ailments physical or mental. We have an expectation that it is your responsibility to follow the program and all advice given during your stay, so that you will benefit as much as possible from your program.


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