A complete and supported naturopathic detox program
June 4 - 11, 2011
With Graeme & Carole Bradshaw
About the Retreat
Designed for practitioners of all approaches to yoga, this retreat offers a highly effective detox program that not only targets physical blockages but also mental and emotional obstacles, allowing for spiritually transformative experiences. Led by Graeme and Carole Bradshaw, this retreat will significantly improve your vitality and well-being, enhance your yoga practice, and facilitate positive, lasting changes in your life.
The Yoga Detox is based on Graeme's twenty-five years of experience as a respected naturopath specializing in detoxification programs and Carole's background as an Ashtanga yoga teacher and holistic wellness coach. It works on a very deep level, safely and effectively dealing with stubborn poisons and, with specialist care and attention on detoxifying the liver. Many classical fasts do not remove these toxins. Also, while traditional fasts often decrease metabolic rate, this program enhances metabolism, enabling you to maintain energy for your yoga practice and improved metabolic functioning beyond the detox.
In addition to morning Mysore-style yoga practices, there are daily educational health and nutrition classes and a comprehensive mind-body program to access deeper layers of personal healing. Ultimately this program offers genuine healing on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels, moving you towards more self-awareness, self-acceptance and clearer life intentions. Previous participants have been eager to share that they have integrated healthy changes in a lasting way.
I have been on three fasts prior to this detox. This was the first time I didn't miss food at all! And the most amazing miraculous thing was that I didn't have one craving for a cigarette during the whole week and then for a long time afterwards. I have tried to quit smoking so many times and so many ways and on your detox it just left! I am a non smoker now and that is a miracle. It was an amazing week, thank you.
Fiona, London UK
Thank you for a wonderful, supportive and inspiring week! I feel
healthy, full of energy yet calm in a good way and very motivated to continue to eat healthy and organic! After my first week at work I felt there was no need to rush like I used to, and now I am so much more relaxed.
Carole and Graeme, I really hope you will continue your detox-week in the future.
It was a perfect combination of yoga, healthy drinks, teaching, pranayama and meditation! I would love to come again!
Eva, Stockholm, Sweden
Your retreat has made a big impact on my life - I expected to be bored with, and/or frustrated by, not working by now, however, I am actually enjoying life and smelling the roses. I am completely relaxed and very positive about the future. Thank you once again and I hope to hear that more retreats will be organized in the future.
Grace, Sydney, Australia
About the Teachers
Graeme has extensive experience as a homeopath and naturopath, with much of his focus being on therapeutic detoxification programs. Together with Carole's background in teaching yoga and holistic life coaching, they offer a unique opportunity for physical and spiritual transformation through the combination of yoga and detox. Graeme and Carole gave birth to their son, Jamie, on Koh Samui, in 2008.
Founder of the Integrated Medicine Institute in Hong Kong, Graeme is a highly respected homeopath and naturopath. With over twenty-five years in the practice of natural medicine, he has helped thousands of people improve their health and well-being. He has extensive experience conducting detoxification programs, both at his private clinic and at retreats around the world.
In Hong Kong he recently designed and implemented a successful ten-day detox program for Pure Yoga and Pure Fitness, providing the opportunity for thousands of their members to detox.
"I like to detox for the mental and spiritual clarity it gives me," says Graeme. "Combining the detox with the yoga practice and Carole's personal energy has deepened the program on all levels."
Following a professional career as a business consultant and coach in the UK, Carole immersed herself in the practice and philosophy of yoga. A back injury in 2001 left her unable to walk for one year and was a powerful catalyst in her own journey for personal transformation. Rather than undergo surgery, she moved out to Koh Samui to tend to her spine through holistic healing and yoga. Her main inspiration and help was found in the practice of Ashtanga yoga, and this led her to become a certified Ashtanga teacher (through Centered Yoga) in 2004. During this time she also co-founded a company to facilitate yoga and wellness retreats for major spas and hotels in Thailand.
Having become a mother in 2008, Carole is discovering the beauty of a more feminine approach to her yoga practice both on and off the yoga mat.
Says Carole, "Yoga is central to the way I live. It gives me more steadiness, presence and peace. I love to share this with others in the context of their whole life in a way that is practical and real. So many people on this retreat also experience genuine re-connection with themselves with more self acceptance, which is the most wonderful gift."
The Daily Schedule
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7:00 am||Morning cleansing practices and detox supplements|
|8:30am||Yoga - Mysore style (modified for detox)|
|10:00 am||Breakfast - (therapeutic meal replacement shake)|
|10.45 am||Detox, Food & Wellbeing Class|
|11:30 am - 4.30 pm||Free time for massages, sauna, personal consultations, self reflection, rest|
|1:30 pm||Therapeutic super-food /veg. juice and detox herbs. Plus salad option|
|4:30 pm||Mind-body session|
|6.30 pm||Dinner (therapeutic meal replacement shake and soup)|
|7.30 pm||Evening program (fire ceremony, film or documentary some days)|
|8:30 pm||Detox supplements, rest and sleep|
Based on request and availability, you are welcome to arrive early or extend your stay, our Residential and Wellness Programs details are on http://www.samahitaretreat.com/yoga-holidays.html
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.