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Ultimate "Spring Cleanse" in Hungary 

Juice Fast and Yoga Retreat

  Info von Deutscher Fastenakademie (dfa)    Click Here

Details         BOOKING FORM : April

   Laughter Yoga  Holiday in Mallorca

Details .              BOOKING FORM: October

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BukksercThe Yoga Centre
lies at the foothills of the Bukk National Park in the peaceful mountain village of Bukkzserc, two hours drive East from Budapest. 

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:

  • Yoga philosophy
  • Tai  Chi / Qui Gong
  • Chanting
  • Colour and sound healing
  • Nutritional advice
The emphasis of the week is on healthy living, wholesome food, and time to relax, let go and recharge. 

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:
Suitable for all levels of yoga, starts at 8.30am with meditation and chanting that gently developes into yoga postures and deep relaxation, specially designed to suit the requirements of the group. Ilonka embraces the philosophy of yoga as a way of life. Her approach in class is gentle with strong emphasis on the breath and inner self to enhance the bodys own healing powers. The practice of breath movment flow increases maximum mobility of the spine, freedom and wellbeing of the body, mind and spirit.

Meals :
are prepared in the centre with mostly fresh organic produce, sourced locally from the mainly self-sufficient villagers who are still very much in touch with their old traditional ways and folk customs.

The afternoon activities:
...are entirely optional, and include trips to the local thermal baths, walking tours in the forest, vineyards and mountains or simply just chilling out with Triona’s on site holistic treatments (deep tissue massage, Indian head, reflexology, aromatherapy and her special treat-hot stone massage). 


The evening activities:
...include vegetarian or traditional Hungarian meals (with a meat option) followed by dance sessions with sacred circle dances from around the world, various dance styles (Salsa, African, Irish set dancing and contemporary) or holistic treatments.

Some comments on previous yoga holidays:

“I came back feeling this was a holiday I had really enjoyed and which did make me feel physically and psychologically better”

“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” 

“Delicious food” 

“Magnificent” 

“A real holiday”


Fasting Retreat (Bukkzserk Hungary)

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

Program:

4 day Fast (fresh juices, herbal teas & Vegt. Broth)

Deep Cleansing & Purification procedures

Yoga : twice daily (gentle & dynamic)

Relaxation in Natural Thermal Spa

Walks in beautiful National park,

Meditation & Dance

Holistic treatments

 

Typical Fast Day :

8.00                    Meditation,Chanting

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.

Nutritional advice

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

BOOKING FORM


Laughter Yoga Holiday/Villa Can Curt Pollensa Mallorca

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

Accommodation is in the stylish and spacious "Villa Can Curt". 

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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

8.30                  Meditation                          

9.00-9.30          Qui Gong/Tai Chi 

10.00 - 12.00    Yoga & Laughter Yoga

12.30                 Lunch

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 medicine…

…Recent studies have shown that children laugh approximately 400 times daily as opposed to adults who only laugh 15 times .

  In 1995, Dr Madan Kataria an Indian physician already recognised this and developed an easy way to incorporate laughter into our daily lives.

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 :

  •  Some simple stretches,

  •  Yogic deep breathing,

  •   Child like playfulness and

  •   Unconditional laughter

Laughter:

  • Releases endorphins   (natural pain killer, strengthens immune system & general well being)

  • Tones muscles & improves respiration and circulation

  • Relaxes the body & mind by reducing stress, tension, anxiety & depression

  • Encourages positive thinking & creativity

  • Boosts self confidence

  • Breaks down barriers & improves communication skills

  • Promotes team building

  Remember laughter is contagious. Come and see/laugh  for yourself  

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