Is the Faster's Detox suitable for someone who has never fasted before?
Depending on your body type, you may be able to complete a Faster's Detox program. Our personal detox programs are tailored to suit your body's requirements as assessed by our pre-arrival questionnaire. Your program may be solely Yogi's, Nature's or Faster's Detox or a combination of two or all three.
Will I feel hungry while on a detox program?
Our programs are designed so that you receive regular refreshments throughout the day, keeping fluid levels high and helping to keep hunger at bay. It is normal however to experience feelings of hunger, especially for the first two days of a detox program when your system will be adjusting to a drop in calories. One of our detox drinks that you receive twice daily contains plenty of bulk fiber which helps to satisfy hunger cravings. Drinking enough water during the day and in between the refreshments will also help to avoid hunger.
Will my energy levels be affected while on a detox program?
It is normal for energy levels to fluctuate during a detox program, often dropping to lower than normal for the first few days, this is due to the restricted intake, a toxin-free diet and the initial symptoms of detoxification If you are accustomed to consuming large amounts of caffeine, you may experience withdrawal symptoms like headaches, mental lethargy and sluggishness.
What symptoms may I expect while on the detox program?
A number of detox reactions are common, including headaches, especially if withdrawing form caffeine, constipation, diarrhea, body odor, bad breath, skin breakouts, lightheadedness, fatigue, muscular aches and mucous discharges. All of these are regular detox symptoms and are not a cause for concern. We offer simple remedies where appropriate.
Do I need to do the liver and gallbladder flush?
As part of your program we offer you an optional liver and gallbladder flush toward the end of your detox. The liver flush helps prevent gall stones, lowers cholesterol levels in the blood, reduces liver related headaches and migraines (ie. those with nausea), helps food allergies, eases constipation and improves vitality levels.
Can I come on a detox program to lose weight?
Weight loss is a natural part of a detox program. Old waste that has been stored inside the colon is released over the course of the program along with many toxins; we can store a number of kilos of old fecal matter in our systems so when it is released we can feel a lot lighter as a result. The restricted diet means a reduction in calories from our usual daily intake, so over a period of a few days some weight loss is normal as the body adjusts itself to closer to its natural weight.
Can I continue my Ashtanga Yoga practice while on a detox program?
You may continue with your regular Ashtanga practice while on a detox program. However, it is likely that you will need to modify the intensity of your practice to suit your energy levels. Our experienced teachers can help you to adapt your practice on a daily basis. We recommend you practice pranayama (yogic breathwork) daily throughout the detox program. Our yoga teachers will show you the pranayama practices most suitable for you.
I don't know which detox to choose, can I do a combination of any of the detox programs you offer?
Once you have decided that you would like to participate in a detox program and have confirmed your reservation, you will complete and return a pre-arrival questionnaire. This health and lifestyle assessment enables our Wellness Director to create a personal detox program for you. Your program may be solely Yogi's, Nature's or Faster's Detox or a combination of two or all three.
Will I feel better after completing a detox program?
You can gain many benefits from completing a detox program including; an enhanced sense of wellbeing, increased energy and stamina, improved digestion and circulation, weight loss, improved skin condition, better moods, a boost to the immune system and improved quality of sleep. For more info see our Benefits of Detox page
How do I transition from the detox program to normal eating?
Having spent time on a restricted, detoxifying dietary program, it is important that you transition to a normal diet in a safe way. It is important to introduce regular foods into your diet gradually to prevent side effects of incorrect transitioning such as abdominal bloating and cramps, gas and yeast infections. As part of your detox program you receive a detailed information pack with guidelines on how to transition from your detox to normal eating. For online advice please see our Post Detox Guidelines page.
Can I take a colon hydrotherapy session while I am menstruating?
To avoid discomfort we recommend that you avoid colon hydrotherapy on the heavier days of your cycle. Please let us know in advance if you need to change the time of your session.
Can I leave the retreat center during my detox program?
In between your mealtimes, drinks, supplements and therapies you are free to do as you wish, however, it is important to bear in mind that your body needs a lot of rest while on a detox program so we advise that your free time is quiet time for contemplation and relaxation. We are situated in a tranquil and beautiful part of the island which is perfect for your restoration and rejuvenation.
Can I share a room with my friend who wants to do a different detox/ yoga program?
Yes. The accommodation options are the same for all of our programs.
Should I book a single or share room if coming alone?
We recommend that you book a single accommodation to ensure the privacy you need during your detox program. You may wish to have access to a private bathroom in case you do enemas or for frequent toilet visits.
If I am already booked to come to Samahita Retreat on a yoga retreat, can I add on a Detox Program during the same time?
Yes. You can add on a Detox Program to your current yoga retreat or continuing education training reservation. Please email reservations for pricing.