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Ultimate "Spring Cleanse" in Hungary
Juice Fast and Yoga Retreat
Info von Deutscher Fastenakademie (dfa) Click Here
Friday 12th April to Friday
19th April 2013
Laughter Yoga Holiday in Mallorca
Sunday 13th - Saturday 19th October 2013
Details . BOOKING FORM: October
to view a photo gallery of the house and its beautiful surroundings
The region is renowned all over Europe for the remarkable healing properties of its thermal baths and hot mountain springs. This is a true paradise for nature lovers and an ideal setting to enjoy the morning meditation and yoga session, where a wide variety of topics can be explored including:
Each day can be as active or as laid back as one wishes. The focus is on unwinding at one's own pace with a strong emphasis on healthy living and general nurturing of body, mind and soul. Most of all the aim is to have fun and connect with the "inner child" in all of us.
The Yoga session:
The afternoon activities:
Some comments on previous yoga
“It extended my circle of friends and introduced me to a region of Europe which I did not previously know.”
“I was able to indulge in activities I really enjoy; walking, yoga, birding, music...”
“My creativity has been re-awakened in this special place”
“The best holiday I ever had”
“A real holiday”
Fasting Retreat (Bukkzserk Hungary) - 12th-19th April
7 guests max, 7 nights accomodation in twin/tripple or double bedrooms Price: 600 euro
Includes: All fasting nutrition, 2 Vegt. Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Daily Yoga, Meditation,
Dance , guided walks, Transport and visit to Thermal Spa
Extra costs: Flights, Airport transfer, Holistic treatments, Insurance
8.30 Meditation Walk & Exercise in Nature (Qigong, Tai Chi,)
9.30 Morning tea
10.00 to 12.00 Yoga
12.30 Fresh pressed Juice
13.00 to 15.00 Relaxation time or Holistic treatment
15.00 Thermal Spa or Walk (optional)
18.00 Vegetable broth
18.30 Talk & Reflection
19.30 to 20.30 Recuperative Yoga, Deep Relaxation, Meditation /Dance (optional)
What is fasting?
According to the Buchinger method,
* Fasting is the voluntary withdrawal from solid food and stimulants for a limited time.
* When the method is adhered to there is no feeling of hunger experienced
* Fasting effects the Body, Mind and Spirit
Basic elements of the fast
Not more than .300 kcal / daily
Minimum of 2.5 liters liquid daily ( juices, broths, mineral water, herbal teas )
Specific procedures for detoxification of the intestine, liver, kidneys, lungs and skin
Balance between exercise and rest.
About Fasting and Yoga
“Fasting is the greatest remedy –the physician within ”Paracelsus"
Detoxing, Healing, Weight Loss, ClarityInner Peace , Rest & Recuperation
Fasting has been practised for thousands of years in every part of the world for spiritual and health related benefits. In the past 100 years more scientific evidence has been collected to prove the immense value of fasting in the process of healing.
"I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency" -Plato (428-348 BC)
It is the ultimate most natural and safest way to detoxify the body, which has a direct effect on reversing and slowing down the aging process and achieving mental clarity, spiritual strength and balance.
The combination of fasting and yoga is ideal. Both disciplines address the body, mind and spirit at a very profound level and both use natural purification practices.
"Through fasting let the mind depend on its own power. Becoming detached from dependence on outer physical sources of bodily sustenance, the life force sees that it is supported from within." Paramahansa Yogananda
Through regular fasting, all the organs of the body are at rest. The body gets a chance to heal and repair itself and most of all is able to prevent against "civilisation diseases", high cholesterol, heart-problems, stress, diabetes, depression, obesity etc.
"Fasting can be like an operation without surgery"... Dr.Otto .Buchinger
In 1920 Dr Otto Buchinger founded the first fasting clinic in Germany. Today it is recognised all over the world and many people with chronic illnesses are being cured or at least alleviated by fasting.
The" Buchinger fast" is like a low-calorie "fluid diet" The body is supplied with fresh fruit juices, vegetable juices, herbal teas and vegetable broths and of course good quality water. In that way the body is being boosted with Vitamins, trace elements and minerals. They nourish the body with live enzymes which jump start a sluggish immune system.
Great attention is also given on various eliminatory procedures; Colon cleansing, liver compress, dry skin brushing and massage, deep breathing (especially in the fresh air and sunshine as the lungs are one of our biggest organs for eliminating toxic matters.) These procedures can result in a very positive fasting experience with no feelings of hunger. Dr. Buchinger, also placed a lot of emphasis on the balance between rest and action to further maximise the regenerative healing powers of fasting.
Yoga Postures or Asanas are therefore very complimentary to fasting as they emphasise the importance of the rest and action principal. They also directly stimulate different systems in the body such as the digestive or lymphatic in order to remove toxins. The meditative nature of the yoga practice enhances the 'Inner Journey 'on the Self- Discovery path.
The fascinating self-help and self-empowering tools of Fasting and Yoga can help improve health issues, gain more vitality, and make us feel more alive and creative.
A wonderful sense of lightness and ease, not just induced by loosing pounds, but at all levels of being! . "Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our Medicine. Our Medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness." -Hippocrates
By Ilonka Miklosi Yoga teacher (Iyengar cert.), Fasting coach (dfa. Buchinger), Vegetarian, Wholefood Chef, 'Soul Maker '+ Circle Dance Group facilitator
8 guests max , 6 nights in luxurious twin/double rooms (A.C)
Cost : 850 euro
Daily delicious vegt. breakfast, lunch, snacks.
Welcome meal and farewell dinner
Daily Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Meditation, Dance.
Private use of pool , Airport transfer
Excludes: Flights, Holistic treatments, Insurance
Accommodation is in the stylish and spacious "Villa Can Curt".
Distances from Villa:: Palma de Mallorca--58km (45min by car) Pollensa town --0.5 km Cala St. Vincent beaches --5 km. Puerto Pollensa beach ---7km
Villa and location : This superb villa stands in open countryside and has extensive gardens, lawns and orchards within the grounds, which extend to 2 acres. The gardens extend to the rear of the house and off to the right can be found an orchard stocked with citrus trees, olives, almonds and even a few grape vines.
Situated in the north western part of the Balearic island of Mallorca. The old charming town of Pollensa is within easy walking distance of the villa. Although this town is one of the most popular tourist spots it still remains quite unspoiled.
There is of course a large swimming pool and plenty of sun loungers for "chilling out" on. This can be very enjoyable after one of our wide range of holistic treatments.
The nearby fine sandy cove beaches of Calla St.Vincent are in a sheltered bay and regarded as one of Mallorca`s beauty spots.Most of our activities will be outside, under covered pergolas as this is a true paradise for outdoor living in the warm Mediterranean climate. Here we can reclaim our "inner child" with ease and play fulness in one of our laughter yoga sessions, restoring our sense of well being
Typical Day :
8.00 Light Breakfast
9.00-9.30 Qui Gong/Tai Chi
10.00 - 12.00 Yoga & Laughter Yoga
13.00 - 17.00 Time to relax (holistic treatment, take a walk, sunbathe etc)
17.30 - 18.30 Evening Yoga (restorative yoga, meditation dance)
About "Laughter Yoga"
Laughter is the best
…Recent studies have shown that children laugh approximately 400 times daily as opposed to adults who only laugh 15 times .
The technique does not require any specific skills or athletic ability to practice.
He founded the practice on the scientific observation that our bodies cannot tell the difference between real and fake laughter. Both kinds of laughter produce the same beneficial health and psychological results. Anyone can laugh for no reason without relying on humour, jokes or comedy.
A typical session (1 hour) would involve :